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Eek-A-Mouse

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Ludicrous, bizarre, and uniquely initial, few DJs possess made this type of splash within the dancehall scene than Eek-A-Mouse. An designer who in virtually any additional country is a one-hit question, in Jamaica became children name having created a whole brand-new vocal design, sing-jay, flooding the airwaves along with his capture phrases and heading on to turn into a reputed toaster. Eek-A-Mouse didn’t begin being a novelty work. He was created Ripton Hilton in 1957 in Kingston, Jamaica, and his initial foray in to the music globe was being a ethnic roots vocalist. While barely away from his teens but still in university, Hilton released two singles within the middle-’70s, “My Father’s Property” and “Creation,” for an apathetic open public. Not really discouraged, the son continued plugging apart, DJing for a number of audio systems while also launching periodic singles, all under his actual name. To his close friends, nevertheless, he was referred to as Eek-A-Mouse. A fairly cruel jab, for the was the name from the dropping racehorse Hilton held throwing his cash away on; needless to say as frequently happens, the main one period he dropped to wager was the only real period the obstreperous equine received. The name trapped and by 1979, the vocalist decided a big change was to be able, and positioned his musical lot of money on this fresh moniker. That 12 months, Eek-A-Mouse went in to the studio room with maker Joe Gibbs and strolled out using the sizeable strike “Once a Virgin.” His follow-ups in 1980, “Wa-Do-Dem” and “Modelling Queen,” had been equally successful, as the Bubble Up Yu Hip recording, made by Linval Thompson, demonstrated that a developing talk about of Jamaicans had been used by the Mouse encounter. Before the 12 months was out, the designer had joined causes with maker Junjo Lawes and remixer Scientist. Supported by the Origins Radics, Eek slice “Virgin Lady” and “Noah’s Ark,” before having another proceed at “Wa-Do-Dem.” The second option did the secret and Eek-A-Mouse experienced arrived having a audio so unlike some other, equivalent parts performing, DJing, and disconcerting Oriental-esque weirdness, that quickly all the isle was raving regarding the rodent. He was the toast of Reggae Sunsplash in 1981, his bubbling lunacy offering a cathartic discharge to a celebration in any other case in mourning for Bob Marley. “Biddy biddy beng” roiled out over the crowd, as well as the viewers shouted it back again as one, immediately cementing the syllables because the catchprase of the brand new decade. Eek noticed out the entire year with the vacation strike, “Xmas A-Come.” 1982 was the entire year of the Mouse, using a litter of smash singles including “Outrageous Such as a Tiger,” “For Hire and Removal,” “WOULD YOU Keep in mind,” and “Ganja Smuggling,” as well as the seminal record Wa Perform Dem, rounding up a lot of the strikes and much more. With “Procedure Eradication,” Eek demonstrated there is a thinking guy in the mouse outfit about the same inspired with the tragic vigilante eliminating of good friend and fellow DJ Errol Scorcher. A rabid appearance at Reggae Sunsplash was also captured on tape and released in 1984. Skidit made an appearance before the season closed and even though it was much less hit-driven than its forerunner, was just like strong nonetheless. Even more smash singles implemented in 1983, while Mouse and the person became another classic established. Again made by Linval Thompson and supported by the Root base Radics, this continues to be among the artist’s masterpieces. The next year’s Mouseketeer, made by Junjo Lawes, included many strikes, while also dealing with contemporary issues and lastly answering enthusiasts’ number 1 issue on “How I ACQUIRED My Name.” In 1985, Eek started working with manufacturers Anthony and Ronald Welch, for whom he documented the Assassinator record, that was his U.S. debut. It had been a fairly depressing and violent affair thematically, although actually the most severe subjects possess a comic irony beneath the artist’s oddball delivery. Remarkably, or not really, Eek’s international target audience was found between the rock and roll crowd. Which is why The Ruler and I, also released that 12 months, was recorded within the U.K. with maker Cliff Carnegie. Nonetheless it was on 1988’s wittily entitled Eek-A-Nomics that this DJ began significantly courting this fresh target audience. Bolstered from the strike solitary “Freak,” a edition from the Addams Family members theme track, Eek authorized to the Isle label the next 12 months and also grabbed a job within the film New Jack port Town. The U-Neek recording was the pinnacle of cross-pollination between reggae and rock and roll, highlighted by way of a cover of Led Zeppelin’s personal Hindenberg attempt at reggae, “D’Yer Manufacturer.” The recording also spawned the strike single “You’re the main one I WANT.” Unfortunately, this is to become Eek’s 1st and last recording for Isle. It wasn’t until 1996 a fresh full-length, Dark Cowboy, made an appearance.

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Full Name Eek-A-Mouse
Date Of Birth November 19, 1957
Nationality Jamaican
Music Songs Wa-Do-Dem, Ganja Smuggling, Anarexol, Rude Boy Jamaican, Sensee Party, Terrorists in the City, Wild Like a Tiger, Police in helicopter, Modelling Queen, Stadium Hot, Christmas a Come, Hire and Removal, The Mouse & The Man, Virgin Girl, Skidip, D'yer Mak'er, Penni-Walli, Operation Eradication, Black Cowboy, Zum Galli, Border Patrol, Rude Boys a Foreign, Gun Shot a Cry, I Love Weed, Taller Than King Kong, No Wicked Can't Reign, Once a Virgin, Lonesome Journey, Slowly but Surely, I Will Never Leave My Love, Palaving, Een a Moy
Albums Assassinator, Eeksperience, U-Neek, Wa-Do-Dem, Mouseketeer, Mouse-A-Mania, Skidip, Eek-A-Nomics, Black Cowboy, The Mouse & The Man, Eek-A-Speaka, Live in San Francisco, Noah & The Dna Ark, At The Arena Long Beach, May, '83 - Wa-Do-Dem (Live), The Very Best of Eek-A-Mouse, Reggae Anthology: Eek-Ology, Ras Portraits, Most Wanted, The Very Best Of Eek-A-Mouse Volume 2, Eek a Mouse / Michigan & Smiley - Live at Reggae Sunsplash
Movies New Jack City, Eek-A-Mouse: Live in San Francisco


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You Don't Mess with the Zohan 2008 performer: "Wa-Do-Dem"
Skeppsholmen 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Y Tu Mamá También 2001 writer: "Go Shopping" - as Ripton Hylton

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Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New Jack City 1991 Fat Smitty

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