Merital Family member shot dead

A member of dancehall group Merital Family was shot and killed in Montego Bay on Thursday night. He is Derrick Edwards, popularly known as Corey.

The four-man group – Corey, Duwain Samuels, Noel Mason (Blade) and Trovoy Keneale Bracket – from Flankers was once part of incarcerated dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel’s Portmore Empire and shot to fame in 2010 with the single My Money Ha Ha.

Corey’s Facebook timeline has been flooded with tributes following news of his death.

“Corey Rebel Merital wish life could go back to wen we never have nothing dem days deh every man good from that side to this side. A we help put Flanker on the map from dj to play football so how we life reach yah so weh all a we a live inna fear. Sleep in paradise mi bredda sleep,” Bunna Mel wrote.

“Rip Corey Rebel Merital. So heart breaking. ..return if possible,” Toya Prapaway Reble wrote.

Dancehall Reggae group Merital Family Biography
Before breaking on to the internation secene, they created a lot of dances in Montego Bay, dances such as the famous Dutty Wine made popular by Tony Matterhorn, Frog Back and Buss A Wine.

In 2010 merital shot to fame with the released of “My Money Ha Ha” a song released on the Stripclub Riddim for Adidjaheim/ NotNice/Concussion labels which also featured Vybz Kartel.

The song went to number one in Jamaica, the Caribbean and USA.

It was later revealed that the group was now signed to the Vybz Kartel Led Portmore Empire.

Since then the group has continued to score big with hits such as Pray, When We Party and Bad Like We.

The group, however, has continued to record songs, voicing Tell Me Why for the Young Money label for Good Good Productions, and Dancing on the Type R label.

Vybz Kartel ft Merital Family My Money Ha Ha {SEPT 2009} MADDDD


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