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b. Vernon Rainford, Kingston, Jamaica, Western Indies. Fathead is specially kept in mind for his renowned contribution towards the Yellowman trend. The fad also known as Yellowish Fever started in 1980 and culminated in 1982 with an array of produces. The recognition of DJ duos such as for example Michigan And Smiley and Clint Eastwood And General Saint noticed the pairing of Yellowman and Fathead. The duo performed frequently in the Aces discotheque in St. Thomas where they constructed a solid status. Yellowman’s terms of wisdom had been punctuated by Fathead chanting ‘ribbit’ and ‘oink’ noises by the end of each collection, which became en vogue in the first 80s. In response towards the achievement of pirated ‘backyard tapes’, veteran maker Lloyd Campbell inaugurated the thought of documenting a live dancehall program for launch on vinyl fabric. Yellowman And Fathead Live At Aces included shows from Jah Reubal and Small Harry alongside the DJ duo. The compilation presented Fathead both like a soloist and in mixture. He could demonstrate his potential as a person performer with ‘Gi Me The Music’, ‘Fathead Nice’ and an interpretation of Yellowman’s ‘Procedure Eradication’ as ‘Eradication Procedure’. The achievement of the recording led to some produces that would possess previously just been noticed on backyard tapes. Because the Yellowman sensation progressed Fathead highlighted on several recordings with a number of manufacturers, including Ruddy Thomas and Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes. The first produces from the duo’s function gave no sign concerning Fathead’s appearance. His appellation resulted in unfounded speculation that his mind size had not been in proportion along with his body. These rumours had been shortly quashed when photos revealed him to be always a handsome, youthful guy. By 1983 the relationship finished amicably and Fathead liked a minor strike with Lloyd Campbell with ‘It’s Me’/‘Wha Dat’. Though much less prolific as Yellowman, Fathead released the similarly well-known singles ‘Rat Snare’, ‘Arrive Me A Arrive’, ‘Champ’ and ‘Prevent All The Combat’. The DJ also highlighted being a soloist on Junjo Presents Two Big Sound. Fathead performed alongside Early B, U. Dark brown, Johnny Ringo, Position Toyan and debutant Beenie Guy. The compilation discovered Fathead representing both sound systems. He implemented Beenie Man on Lees Unlimited, while in conjunction with Small Harry and Early B he shut the established for the Individuals Choice. Fathead can be a highly deemed performer although he was struggling to emulate the remarkable achievement of his DJ partner. Never to end up being confused with the united states blues music group of the same name.

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Full Name Fat Head
Date Of Birth 1960
Died 1985, Florida, United States
Music Songs Cockle Doodle-Do, I Don't Want to Leave the Party, Bitter When I'm Old, Shoot That Rooster, Better off Taking Chances, Twenty Second Chances, Cost to Boogie, Let's Have a Christmas Party, Somebody Else's But Mine, When Did You Ever?, Shame on Ya, Santa's Drunk, Take a Little Time for Yourself, Easy Going Man, Real Crazy Mama, Lay It on the Line, One Day the Sun Will Shine, The Backbug Song, Doot Do Doot, Jellyfish Blues, Johnny Says, She's Got The Look, First Class Riff-Raff, Journey into the inner of your head, Pinching Pennies, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Wheel 'Em In, Blues Weather, Red Maple Road, Electro Chocolate, The Low Life, Where's the Blues Taking Me


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1 Bo appeared as a character named "Massive Genius" in the episode A Hit is a Hit in Season Two of The Sopranos.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017 post-production Herman Schultz Shocker
Billionaire Boys Club 2017 post-production
Drunk History 2016 TV Series George Washington
The Infamous 2016 TV Movie Shannon Reese
Fargo 2015 TV Series Mike Milligan
Life in Pieces 2015 TV Series Officer Wood
Chicago P.D. 2015 TV Series Derek Keyes
Battle Creek 2015 TV Series Devin
The Night Crew 2015 Crenshaw
AWOL-72 2015 Myron
The Fright Night Files 2014 TV Movie Isaiah
Guardian Angel 2014/I Detective Jackson
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire 2014 Danny Kettner
For Love or Money 2014 Jacoby
They Die by Dawn 2013 Bill Picket
1982 2013/I Scoop
Riddick 2013 Moss
Payday 2 2013 Video Game The Elephant (voice)
Five Thirteen 2013 Nestor
Payday 2013 TV Series Simmons
The Host 2013 Nate
Caught on Tape 2013 Tyrone
Letting Go 2012/I Mark
Total Recall 2012/I Harry
Southland 2011-2012 TV Series Officer Jones
License to Reproduce 2011 Short DEA Agent Troy Peterson
Flesh Wounds 2011 TV Movie Jackie
Ghost of New Orleans 2011 Lipp
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright 2010 Video Miller
Devil 2010 Guard
Three Bullets 2009 Short Bo
The Butcher 2009 Chinatown Pete
A Day in the Life 2009/II Bam Bam
Saving Grace 2007-2009 TV Series Leon Cooley
Black Dynamite 2009 Black Hand Jack
The Fifth Commandment 2008 Miles Templeton
The Poker House 2008 Duval
The Last Sentinel 2007 Anchilles
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2007 TV Series Gordon 'G-Man' Thomas
Shark 2007 TV Series Willy Tarver
The Champagne Gang 2006 Rock Star
Blade: The Series 2006 TV Series Steppin' Razor
Confessions 2006/I Miles Adams
The Evidence 2006 TV Series Chaz Roberts
18 Fingers of Death! 2006 Video Billy Buff
Bones 2005 TV Series Randall Hall
Edmond 2005 Prisoner
Blood of a Champion 2005 Video Shadow
The Circle 2005/I Cop
CSI: Miami 2004 TV Series Byron Middlebrook / B-Slick
Ray 2004/I Fathead Newman
Why Blitt? 2004 TV Movie
Jasper, Texas 2003 TV Movie Khalid X
Fastlane 2003 TV Series Super G.
Detonator 2003 Jack Forrester
R.U.S./H. 2002 TV Movie
Sniper 2 2002 Video Cole
Hard Cash 2002 Rock
The Breed 2001 Steve Grant
3000 Miles to Graceland 2001 Franklin
The Road to Graceland 2001 Short Franklin (voice)
BlackMale 2000 Jimmy Best
City of Angels 2000 TV Series Dr. Damon Bradley / Dr. Damon Sullivan
Soul Food 2000 TV Series Detective Conrad
Battery Park 2000 TV Series Detective Derek Finley / Derek Finley
Sacrifice 2000 TV Movie Agent Gottfried
Wu-Tang Clan: Gravel Pit 2000 Short
Wu-Tang Clan: Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off) 2000 Short
All the Rage 1999 Agee
The Runner 1999 477
Life 1999/I Can't Get Right
The Sopranos 1999 TV Series Massive Genius
Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies 1999 Video Farralon
Almost Heroes 1998 Jonah
The Big Hit 1998 Crunch
Caught Up 1998 Daryl
New York Undercover 1997 TV Series Mobster
Gridlock'd 1997 Mud (uncredited)
The Elevator 1996 Malcolm
The Rock 1996 Sergeant Crisp
Freeway 1996 Chopper
The X-Files 1995 TV Series Sammom Roque
Dead Presidents 1995 Cleon
Panther 1995/I Tyrone
Jason's Lyric 1994 Joshua Alexander
Crooklyn 1994 Richard
Strapped 1993 TV Movie Diquan Mitchell
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1993 TV Series Steve Newberg

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
AWOL-72 2015 co-producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
C'est la vie 2014/II Short very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Cult Legends and Rising Stars 2016 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Riddick: Meet the Mercs 2014 Video documentary short Himself
Riddick: The Twohy Touch 2014 Video documentary short Himself
Riddickian Tech 2014 Video documentary short Himself
Vin's Riddick 2014 Video documentary short Himself
Going to Bed with Terri Ivens 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Black in the 80s 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Loop Dreams: The Making of a Low-Budget Movie 2001 Documentary Himself
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes 1998 TV Special documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The N Word 2004 Documentary
Tupac: Resurrection 2003 Documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie or Limited Series Fargo (2014)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie Fargo (2014)
2016 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series Fargo (2014)
2016 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Breakthrough Performer of the Year
2016 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actor Fargo (2014)
2015 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie or Mini-Series The Fright Night Files (2014)
2001 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series City of Angels (2000)


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