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d. 1980. Jamaican DJ Echo (aka Rank Slackness) was among the initial to problem the mostly ‘ethnic’ strategy of nearly all middle- to past due 70s DJs, and his impact on the brand new era of DJs who managed to get within the 80s (specifically the united kingdom MC college) was deep. He was among the initial DJs to become heard and completely appreciated on lawn tapes, as he tore up Jamaica by himself Echo Build Hi Fi established, and his choice for ‘slack’ or risqué lyrics, specifically his timing and modulation of voice, was extremely popular and broadly imitated. Echo sensed no compunction about halting the music entirely, when the vibes had been right, to be able to tell a tale or two – a facet that endeared him a lot more to his supporters. His edition of Winston Riley’s ‘Stalag’ tempo – ‘Arleen’ – was lots 1 strike in Jamaica and the near future was looking extremely shiny for Echo until he was shot inactive by the authorities in Kingston in 1980, alongside Flux and Big John (both from his audio system), within an incident which has never been completely explained.

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Full Name General Echo
Date Of Birth December 8, 1955
Died November 22, 1980, Kingston, Jamaica
Music Songs Bathroom Sex, Hotel Fee, That's How You Get Your Love Bump, She Have A Pair Of Headlamp Breast, Track Shoes, Old Man Love Young Gal Vegie, Lorna She Love Young Boy Banana, Sister Sue, People Are You Ready, This A Lover's Corner, Love Me Waist Don't Bother Love Me Face, Stalag Y2k, Me Know Everything About She Pum Pum, This Are The Cockie Tribulation, It's My Desire To Set Your Crutches On Fire, Rapping Dub Style, Stalag Y2K Megamix, Eventide Fire a Disaster, This Is Lover's Corner, Arleen, Drunken Master, Africa Rocker, Fat John Tom, Johnny Thrasher, Go Up Town, Natty Going Back To Africa, Druken Master, Yes Yes Fi Mi Girl a De Bess, Angelina, Willow Tree
Albums 12" of Pleasure, People Are You Ready

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