Paul Levy a.k.a. General Levy, real veteran of the UK urban music scene, grew up influenced by reggae music and black culture. Thanks to his older brother, huge music fan, Paul was enabled to build up a consistent musical culture: from ska to rock steady, calypso to soul music, hip-hop to reggae. Quickly, he went on writing his own lyrics and created his first sound system, “Third Dimension”, along with friends.

Levy continued his music adventure touring with many famous UK sound systems such as Vigilante, Java Nuclear Power… But it was Tippertone Sound that really launched the General to the UK MC circuit. Since then, Levy started to build up his reputation and was approaching the studio recordings. Lloydy Crucial and Robbo Ranx were the first producers to offer him studio projects.

Together they released the underground tracks such as “Tell Me Why” and “You Can’t Hurry Love”, on which he was assisted by Junior Dan, a longtime singer. He, then, signed with Gussie P at fashion Records, one of the most important reggae labels. They unleashed a string of underground dancehall fillers such as ‘Original Length and Strength’, ‘Heat’, ‘Breeze’, ‘The Wig’ and ‘Champagne Body’.

In 1992, he released his first album “Double Trouble”, with Jamaican superstar Capleton.

His second album ‘Wickeder General’, still with Fashion Records, brought an international recognition to the 19-year old General, awarded with several prizes: best reggae album, best single for ‘Heat’, and UK premiere MC.

In 1993, London Records from the WARNER Music Group was licensed to re-release the album re-titled “Wickedness Increase”.

Spring 94, the independent jungle label Renk Records had levy to collaborate with the producer M-Beat. The collaboration was an international success and ‘Incredible’, caused a massive storm, achieving top ten status in the national mainstream charts and later synchronized in the movies “Ali G Indahouse” and “Seuls Two”.

Just as a free electron, open-minded and always looking for new experiences, the General cooperated with several talented producers such as Sly & Robbie, Sting International, Shaggy, Steelie & Cleevie, Artful Dodger, Jetstar, Ajang, Joe Grind, Gussie P, Stingray and also Heartical Records.

From the Garance Reggae Festival to the Summer Jam and also the Reggae Sun Ska to the Realbeat Reggae Festival, all have been conquered by the extraordinary live talent of the performer.

Today, General Levy is back on the front stage with the independent French label, X-Ray Production.
His new album counts on the collaboration of original and committed artists such as Balik (Danakil), Big Red (Raggasonic) and Papa Style & Baldas. Just like a fine wine, Levy gets even better with time. What you can be sure about is that the showman still seduces the public !