At 23 years old, one of the newest rising artist, Richard ‘Richie Loop’ Webb, has begun to make his audience sit up and take notice as he makes strides towards solidifying his name in music history. With a budding catalogue, the singer, songwriter and producer currently has four singles in rotation in the Caribbean and overseas.
Born in Kingston and raised in the parish of Clarendon, Richie Loop attended Clarendon College but has always had a love affair with music and all that it embodies. An entertainer at heart, he dabbled in dancing and acting as a child but later pursued studies in Information Technology at Excelsior Community College. Upon completion, Richie Loop worked at Gumption Recording Studios as a composer. However, wanting to further his growth, he ventured to Gal A Rush Recording Studios, where he spent five months fine tuning his craft. During that time he was afforded the opportunity to work with veteran reggae artist Derrick Morgan. It was while working with Derrick Morgan that Richie Loop got his big break when he was approached and offered a contract by Robert Livingston CEO of Scikron Entertainment/Big Yard Music Label.
Richie Loop describes his experiences with Robert Livingston as a critical learning process in his career. He goes on to say, “In my daily musical walk, I am able to learn from one of the greatest manager/producer of all time and continue the legacy of Scikron Entertainment. My main focus is to work on improving my skills by incorporating new styles of beats (a fusion of dancehall, disco, rock and hip hop) and songs that people will enjoy.”
In 2009, Richie Loop and D-Lynx produced ‘Brainstorm’ riddim which was quickly followed-up with ‘Maad A Road’ and ‘Sweat Shop’ riddims. Richie Loop produced songs on two of the riddims he brought to life namely – ‘Wants It Good’ on the ‘Brainstorm’ riddim and ‘Gyal Whine’ on the ‘Sweat Shop’ riddim. The production of such captivating riddims have not only gained Loop media attention but it has also allowed him the opportunity to work with notable artists such as Shaggy, Busy Signal, Christopher Martin, Ce’cile, Voicemail, Red Fox, Lukie D, Tony Matterhorn, D-Major, D-Lynx, Iceman, and upcoming female dancehall artist Rae Tay.
In February 2010, Richie Loop stepped behind the mic and voiced the popular party anthem, ‘My Cupp.’ The single has been an instant bang which has grabbed the attention of radio, disc jocks and various media outlets. ‘My Cupp’ single and video has found its way atop several reggae and dancehall charts locally and internationally. Adding to his growing catalogue Richie Loop, released his collaboration with dancehall star Busy Signal and stablemate D-Major titled ‘Party Like Its Your Birthday’, which is hoped will have a similar impact as ‘My Cupp’.
This multi-talented phenomenon shows no sign of slowing down as he hopes to work with other Jamaican artists as well as international acts.