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Smiley Culture

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A satirical look at of British culture was collection to uplifting reggae rhythms by South London-born vocalist and songwriter Smiley Tradition (given birth to David Emmanuel). His best-selling solitary, “Cockney Translations,” poked fun in the dialect of England’s operating course, while his exclusive look at of London’s protection pressure was explored in his English Top 20 strike “OFFICER.” The child of the Jamaican father along with a South American mom, Culture obtained his nickname for his approach to “picking right up” ladies by asking these to smile. Learning his trade with some London-based audio systems, Tradition became a celebrity after becoming a member of the Saxon AUDIO SYSTEM, which also presented Maxi Priest. The very first reggae DJ on BBC’s The surface of the Pops, he also hosted a Route Four tv program, Club Mix. Tradition consequently broadened his musical palette, carrying out a vocal interpretation of Kilometers Davis’ “JUST WHAT EXACTLY” within the film Complete Newbies and collaborating with American hip-hop performers. Smiley Culture passed away at 48 years on March 15, 2011 upon sustaining a stab wound when law enforcement, equipped with an arrest warrant, raided his house in Warlingham, Surrey.

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Full Name Smiley Culture
Died March 15, 2011, Warlingham, United Kingdom
Profession Singer
Education Tulse Hill School
Nationality British
Awards NME Award for Best Reggae Act
Music Songs Cockney Translation, Cockney Translator, Shan-Ah-Shan, Mr. Kidnapper, Schooltime Chronicle, Keeping a Dance, Sling Ting, Westland Helicopter, Roots Reality, Here Comes the Style, Customs Officer, Nuclear Weapon, I've Got the Time, Police Officer 1986, So What, Police Officer
Albums Tongue in Cheek
Movies Absolute Beginners


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Absolute Beginners 1986 lyrics: "So What Lyric Version" / performer: "So What Lyric Version"

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Absolute Beginners 1986 D.J. Entertainer

Self

Self

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No 73 1986 TV Series Themselves

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Reggae Britannia 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself

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