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Midnite

The brainchild of brothers Ron and Vaughn Benjamin, Midnite formed in the Virgin Islands island of St. Croix in 1989. The quintet people possess included Dion Hopkins (drums), Joe Straws (bass), Trippa (acoustic guitar), Ron (keyboards), and Vaughn (lead vocals). They’re well-known in St. Croix, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, as …

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Michigan & Smiley

Papa Michigan (given birth to Anthony Fairclough) and General Smiley (given birth to Erroll Bennett) were one of the primary dual-toasters within the Jamaican picture. From the past due ’70s while still in college, the funny duo (Smiley got his name because he hardly ever smiles) scored instantly with “Rub …

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Michael Palmer

b. 1964, Maxfield Recreation area, Kingston, Jamaica, Western Indies. Influenced by his neighbour, Leroy Wise, Palmer started his career performing within the Echo Shade Hi Fi Audio. The audio system presented Big John, Flux and owner General Echo, who have been all wiped out in 1980 carrying out a capturing …

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Rayvon

The musical career of Rayvon (born Bruce Brewster) really began when the young musician-turned-rap/reggae MC met fellow aspiring artist Shaggy in a fresh York recording studio. Ultimately the two documented the local dancehall strike “Big Up” in 1992 which garnered severe industry and well-known desire for the duo. Rayvon collaborated …

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Mega Banton

Reggae/dancehall DJ Mega Banton might have only released a complete of three full-length albums (First Placement, New Calendar year, New Design, and 1,000,000 Megawatts), but he’s also currently shown to be an impact on a number of the decade’s best-known dancehall DJs, including Buju Banton and Bounty Killer.

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Maxi Priest

Christened the “King of Lovers Rock” by his fans, British reggae star Maxi Priest was one of the most internationally popular reggae singers since Bob Marley. Priest’s pop and contemporary R&B affects didn’t precisely endear him to reggae purists, however they offered him a solid crossover charm that paid in …

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Nadine Sutherland

b. 1968, Kingston, Jamaica, Western world Indies. She started executing in 1980 and well balanced her recording profession, which was maintained by her parents, with her education. She examined business administration at university so when Bob Marley noticed her function, she was recruited to Tuff Gong. Pursuing on from his …

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Qshandia

b. Kellis Quashie, Kingston, Jamaica, Western Indies. Qshan Dia was a low-key performer until 2000 when he documented the extraordinary ‘Trip’. The track was later on included on Reggae Platinum 2001 which led to an abrupt demand for the vocalist’s work. He’s reminiscent of performers such as for example Luciano …

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Prince Jazzbo

b. Linval Carter, 3 Sept 1951, Jamaica, Western Indies. Prince Jazzbo is among the survivors of reggae music. While he hasn’t been as essential as additional 70s DJs such as for example U-Roy or Big Youngsters, it really is Jazzbo who retains a charismatic personal design and a fairly healthy …

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