Yesha Callahan, THE ROOT
(The Root) — R&B singer Johnny Kemp, best known for his hit song “Just Got Paid,” died Thursday at the age of 55, according to the Bahamas Weekly. Kemp was scheduled to perform for the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise.
Kemp started his singing career as a teenager in the Bahamas before moving to New York in 1979. Kemp’s hits included “Just Another Lover” and “Dancin’ with Myself” from his Secrets of Flyingalbum. Kemp also appeared on Keith Sweat’s DVD Sweat Hotel Live.