Super Cat (born William Anthony Maragh in Kingston, Jamaica, 25 June 1963) is a deejay who achieved widespread popularity during the late 1980s and early 1990s dancehall movement. His nickname, "Wild Apache", was given to him by his mentor Early B. He is the elder brother of reggae artist Junior Cat and is considered one of the greatest deejays within the Jamaican dance-hall scene to date.
Shabba Ranks (born Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon; January 17, 1966) is a Jamaican dancehall musician.
He was one of the most popular dancehall artists of his generation. He was also one of the first Jamaican deejays to gain worldwide acceptance, and recognition for his 'slack' lyrical expressions and content, when "ridin' di riddim". His gravel toned, rough-sounding voice made him instantly recognized worldwide.
Ewart Everton Brown (born 31 March 1968), better known by his stage name of Mad Cobra or simply Cobra is a Jamaican reggae musician.He was born in Kingston, Jamaica, raised in the parish of St. Mary and relocated back to the place of his birth during his teenage years.He honed his talents on several local sound systems before entering the studio.
Ninjaman, alias Don Gorgon, (born Desmond John Ballentine on January 20, 1966, in Annotto Bay, Jamaica) is a popular dancehall deejay and actor, known for his controversial and pro-gun lyrics and his stuttering and melodramatic style. Ninjaman is currently out on bail awaiting trial for a murder that was committed in Kingston, Jamaica.
Damian Robert Nesta "Jr. Gong" Marley (born July 21, 1978), is a Jamaican reggae artist. Damian is the youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley. Damian was only two years old when his father, Bob Marley, died; he is the only child born to Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, Miss World 1976. Damian's nickname Junior Gong is derived from his father's nickname of Tuff Gong. Damian has been performing since the age of 13.
Orville Richard Burrell (born October 22, 1968), best known by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican-American reggae fusion singer and deejay. He is best known for his hit singles "Boombastic", "It Wasn't Me" and "Angel". He is said to have taken his stage name from his shaggy hair.
Barrington Ainsworth Levy was born in Clarendon, Jamaica.(30 April 1964) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist.He formed a band called the Mighty Multitude, with his cousin, Everton Dacres; the pair released "My Black Girl" in 1977.
Lee "Scratch" Perry CD (born Rainford Hugh Perry, 20 March 1936, Kendal, Jamaica) is a seminal Jamaican reggae producer noted for his innovative studio techniques and production values. Perry was one of the pioneers in the development of dub music with his early adoption of effects and remixing to create new instrumental or vocal versions of existing reggae tracks.Perry has worked with Bob Marley and the Wailers, Junior Murvin, the Congos and Max Romeo.
Stephen Robert Nesta "Raggamuffin" Marley (born April 20, 1972) is a Jamaican American musician. Stephen is a five-time Grammy award winner as an artist, producer, and member of Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers.He is the son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Rita Marley.
Julian Ricardo Marley (born 4 June 1975) is a British Jamaican reggae musician. He is the son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Bajan Lucy Pounder.Musical from an early age, he learned to play the keyboard, drums, bass, guitar, among other instruments. Along with his brothers Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley, he became involved with Ghetto Youth International, a production company, in 1989.
Ky-Mani Marley (born February 26, 1976) is a Jamaican reggae and hip-hop artist. His name is of East African origin, and means "Adventurous Traveler". He is the only child of Bob Marley with Anita Belnavis, a Jamaican table tennis champion.
Bunny Wailer, (born Neville O'Riley Livingston, 10 April 1947, Jamaica), also known as Bunny Livingston and affectionately as Jah B, is a singer songwriter and percussionist and was an original member of reggae group The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. A three-time Grammy award winner, he is considered one of the longtime standard bearers of reggae music. He has been named by Newsweek as one of the three most important musicians in world music
Johnny Osbourne (born Errol Osbourne, 1948) is a popular Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer, who rose to success in the late 1970s and mid-1980s. His album Truths and Rights was a notable roots reggae success, and featured "Jah Promise" and the album's title track, "Truths and Rights". However, he is probably best known for his mid-1980s dancehall reggae hits "Buddy Bye" (based on King Jammy's Sleng Teng riddim), "Ice Cream Love" and "Water Pumping"
Winston Rodney (born 1 March 1945), better known by the stage name Burning Spear, is a Jamaican roots reggae singer and musician. Burning Spear is a Rastafarian and one of the most influential and long-standing roots artists to emerge from the 1970s.
Sly and Robbie are a prolific Jamaican rhythm section and production duo, associated primarily with the reggae genre. Drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robert Shakespeare teamed up in the mid-1970s after establishing themselves separately in Jamaica as professional musicians. Sly and Robbie are estimated to have played on or produced 200,000 recordings, many of them on their own label, Taxi Records.
Cornel Campbell aka Don Cornel or Don Gorgon (born 23 November 1945 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae singer, best known for his trademark falsetto voice, and his recordings at Studio One in the late 1960s and his later work with Bunny Lee in the 1970s.
Ewart Beckford (born 21 September 1942), better known by the stage name U-Roy, is a Jamaican vocalist and pioneer of toasting. U-Roy is noted for a melodic style of toasting applied with a highly developed sense of timing.
Max Romeo (born Maxwell Livingston Smith, 22 November 1947, St. D'Acre, St. James, Jamaica) is a reggae and roots reggae recording artist who has achieved chart success in his home country and in the United Kingdom. Romeo had several hits with the vocal group the Emotions. His album "Wet Dream" (1968) included overtly sexual lyrics and launched a new style of reggae
Ken Boothe (born 22 March 1948) is a Jamaican vocalist known for his distinctive vibrato and timbre. Boothe achieved an international reputation as one of Jamaica's finest vocalists through a series of crossover hits that appealed to both reggae fans and mainstream audiences
Having started his career as the drummer in a school band, Ed Robinson gave hints of his versatility from the very beginning. Over the years he found himself becoming a key player in the diverse genres of Reggae, Rock, Hip Hop, and R & B.
Horace Andy (born Horace Hinds on 19 February 1951)is a roots reggae songwriter and singer, known for his distinctive vocals and hit songs such as "Government Land" also "Angel" & "Five Man Army" with English trip hop trio Massive Attack. He is also famous for a cover version of "Ain't No Sunshine".
Half Pint (born and sometimes credited Lindon Andrew Roberts) is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae singer He originates from the West Kingston enclave of Rose Lane; a community which has produced reggae acts such as Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Peter Tosh, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Toots Hibbert.
John Kenneth Holt (born 11 July 1947, Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae singer and songwriter. By the age of twelve, he was a regular entrant in talent contests run at Jamaican theatres by Vere Johns. He recorded his first single in 1963 with "I Cried a Tear" for record producer Leslie Kong, and also recorded duets with Alton Ellis.
BORN IN 1957, May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies. Washington has been involved in the Jamaican music industry since the early 70s. He was taught to play drums in a band named Stepping Stone by Joseph Hill of Culture.
Yellowman (born Winston Foster, 15 January 1956, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae (rub-a-dub) and dancehall deejay, widely known as King Yellowman. He was popular in Jamaica in the 1980s, coming to prominence with a series of singles that established his reputation.
Thomas was born in Clarendon Parish, Jamaica in 1965. He began his career as a reggae artist at the age of eleven with local sound systems, going on to work with the Gemini sound system, before moving on to work with Tony Rebel's Rebel Tone and Papa Roots,and later working with Stereo Mars, Arrows and Metro Media. He joined Killamanjaro where he worked alongside Early B, Super Cat, Puddy Roots, and Little Twitch, and then Sturmars where he worked with Josey Wales, Nicodemus, Super Cat, U Brown and Yami Bolo. His first job on leaving school was as a butcher.
BORN IN 1962, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. As a schoolboy, Meeks emulated the singing styles of top Jamaican musicians, and, determined to pursue a career in the recording industry, he realized that he would have to develop his own original style. In the mid-80s he auditioned with George Lemon who released his debut, ‘No More Secrets’, which led to a series of singles.
Born in Kingston, Thomas first recorded as a deejay at Tuff Gong studios in 1982, initially working under the name Junior Kong, named after his father. His debut single was "Pink Eye". He worked with GT and then his own Love Bunch sound system and then recorded for King Tubby's Firehouse label, now singing in a similar style to Tenor Saw
The original major mackerel from the 80's to now,my first hit song was ''don bon'' in 1988 followed by ''dutty bungle'' which i produced with danny dread,i dj'ed worked with king jammy's ''pretty looks done'' battyrider''..shabba ranks,and o pretty much everyone else in the reggae industry
Utan Green's start in the reggae business was in a group called The Invaders, comprised of Utan and his brother and sister. Ian Carlos of Black Uhuru produced the group's first recordings ..Cry of a poor man.. and Down in the ghetto.
Steel Pulse is a roots reggae musical band, from the Handsworth area of Birmingham, England, which has a large number of Afro-Caribbean, Indian and other Asian migrants. They originally formed at Handsworth Wood Boys School, composed of David Hinds (lead vocals, guitar), Basil Gabbidon (lead guitar, vocals), and Ronald McQueen (bass). Steel Pulse was the first non-Jamaican act to win the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.
Michael Rose (born 11 July 1957) is a Grammy award winning reggae singer from Jamaica. Possessing a wide-ranged voice, Rose would regularly meet in Kingston with singers, musicians, writers, and producers such as Dennis Brown, Big Youth, The Wailers, Gregory Isaacs, Sly and Robbie, and others.
Burro Banton (born Donovan Spalding, 27 December 1956, Kingston, Jamaica) is a dancehall reggae deejay popular in the mid-1980s and 1990s.
He is most famous for his anthem "Boom Wah Dis", which was recorded on the Steely & Clevie riddim called "Street Sweeper".
Cleveland Laing (born c.1965), better known as Lieutenant Stitchie, is a Jamaican deejay who originally worked in the dancehall style but switched to gospel reggae in 1997 after surviving a car crash, thereafter working under the shorter name Stitchie.
Carlton Errington Grant (born 30 May 1969), better known as Spragga Benz, is a Jamaican dancehall deejay.He began his career around 1991. Once known to his friends as "Spaghetti" (tall and slim), but this was later shortened to Spragga. The Benz in his name comes from the sound system for which he used to work for, L.A. Benz, and it is through this that he found his way into the music industry at a Dubplate recording session with Buju Banton.
Delroy "Junior" Reid (born 6 June 1963) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician, best known for the songs "One Blood" and "This Is Why I'm Hot", as well as being the man that was the lead vocalist for Black Uhuru on three albums Brutal, Positive and Black Uhuru Live in New York.
Bounty Killer (born Rodney Basil Price; 12 June 1972; Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay. the age of 14, Price was shot by a stray bullet during a gunfight between rival political factions, and while convalescing in hospital decided on the name Bounty Killer.
Capleton (born Clifton George Bailey III,13 April 1967, Saint Mary, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist. He is also referred to as King Shango, King David, The Fireman and The Prophet. His record label is called David House Productions. He is known for his Rastafari movement views expressed in his songs.
Sizzla Kalonji, or simply Sizzla (born Miguel Orlando Collins, April 17, 1976, Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae musician. He is one of the most commercially and critically successful contemporary reggae artists and is noted for his high number of releases. As of 2014 he has released over 70 solo albums.
Richell Bonner (born September 8, 1971), better known as Richie Spice is a Jamaican reggae artist. He is a member of the Rastafari movement. Some of his most famous songs include, "Youth Dem Cold", "Groovin' My Girl", "Earth A Run Red", "Marijuana" and "The Plane Land". Three of his brothers are also reggae artists - Pliers, Spanner Banner, and Snatcha Lion.
Jah Cure, or Iyah Cure (born Siccature Alcock on 11 October 1978 in Hanover, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae musician, who was raised in Kingston. He was given the name Jah Cure by Capleton whom he met while growing up in Kingston.
Junior Kelly (born Keith Morgan September 23, 1970 in St Thomas, Jamaica) is a reggae singer known for his commitment to the faith of the Rastafari movement and its Bobo Shanti mansion. This was a message of the hit song Rasta Should Be Deeper, from Soundism and their studio.
Fantan Mojah (born Owen Moncrieffe August 5, 1975), is a Jamaican reggae singer.To gain experience, he took a job working with a traveling soundsystem, and performed songs during soundchecks. He adopted the name Mad Killer, in an homage to one of his favorite artists, Bounty Killer. After being exposed to the Rastafarian movement his music began to take on a more positive tone, and he was encouraged by Capleton to take the name Fantan Mojah.
Clifford Smith (born 29 December 1974), better known as Mr. Vegas, is a Jamaican dancehall star.The moniker "Mr. Vegas" was given to Smith by his schoolyard football-mates, who thought that he kicked the ball like a Las Vegas dancer. In his early years as a singjay, Vegas sang covers of Jamaican hits at local parties and shows, and acquired a reputation as a troublemaker for his lyrics.
O'Neil Bryan (born 11 September 1975), better known by his stage name Elephant Man, is a Jamaican dancehall musician.he started out his musical career as a member of the Scare Dem Crew, later continuing as a solo artist.
T.O.K. is a dancehall group from Kingston, Jamaica. The group consists of Alistaire "Alex" McCalla, Roshaun "Bay-C" Clarke, Craig "Craigy T" Thompson, and Xavier "Flexx" Davidson. They are best known for such hits as "Footprints", "Gal You Ah Lead", "Chi Chi Man", "Eagles Cry", "Guardian Angel", "Money 2 Burn", "She's Hot", "Hey Ladies", "The Voice" and "I Believ
Morgan Heritage is a reggae band formed in 1994 by five children of reggae artist Denroy Morgan, namely Peter "Peetah" Morgan, Una Morgan, Roy "Gramps" Morgan, Nakhamyah "Lukes" Morgan and Memmalatel "Mr. Mojo" Morgan. In two decades, they have had a number of successful reggae albums.
Tippa Irie (real name Anthony Henry) is a British reggae singer and DJ from Brixton, South London. He first came to prominence in the early eighties as an MC on the South London reggae soundsystem Saxon Studio International.
Alberto D'Ascola born 4 July 1977), better known by his stage name Alborosie, and sometimes styled as AlBorosie, is an Italian reggae artist.Born and raised in Marsala, Sicily, Italy, but now residing in Kingston, Jamaica, he is a multi-instrumentalist, being proficient in guitar, bass, drums and keyboard. His musical career began in the Italian reggae band Reggae National Tickets, from Bergamo city, when he was 15 years old in 1993, in which he was known as Stena.
Kenshin Iryo (born June 1, 1981), better known by his stage name Million Stylez, is a Swedish dancehall artist.Kenshin Iryo was born on June 1, 1981 in Stockholm, Sweden. He grew up in the Stockholm suburb of Sollentuna, and has been living there for 26 years. He is half Japanese and half French and grew up mainly with immigrants from around the world, which contributed to his respect for other cultures.
Marlon Plunkett, better known as Kiprich, formerly known as Crazy Kid, is a popular Jamaican dancehall deejay. He, like his mentor Elephant Man, is a member of The Alliance, a group of Gangsta-themed deejays.
Romain Virgo (born c. 1990) is a singer from Jamaica, specializing in the lovers rock style of reggae music.Virgo hails from Stepney in Saint Ann Parish.He rose to prominence in the television choir contest All Together Sing in 2006, going on to win the Digicel Rising Stars competition in 2007, two months before his graduation from high school in St. Ann, Jamaica.
Jamar Rolando McNaughton Jr (born 10 October 1992), popularly known as Chronixx, is a Jamaican reggae artist. His stage name replaced the name "Little Chronicle" which he was given because of his father, the singer "Chronicle".
Keron "Kabaka Pyramid" Salmon is a multi-talented artist and producer hailing from the streets of Kingston, Jamaica with a unique musical style blending the power, energy and melody of Reggae with the lyricism of Hip hop.
Oje Ken Ollivierre (born June 14, 1981), popularly known as Protoje, is a contemporary reggae singer and songwriter from Jamaica. His mother is Jamaican singer, Lorna Bennett, best known for her 1972 rendition of "Breakfast In Bed". His father is a former Calypso king from the island nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Greg Nesbeth was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He spent the early years of his life living in a rough community called Arnette Gardens, with his parents Gloria Wright and Neville Nesbeth. The hardships faced in the community led Greg to relocate to Waterhouse then Maxfield Avenue, where he lived with some relatives.
Aidonia (born Sheldon Lawrence, 6 April 1981, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican musician and head of the musical partnership "J.O.P.", which has a contract under The Alliance (dancehall). He became active in early 2004, and has released albums on the record labels, VP Records and Jag One Productions.
Garfield Spence aka Konshens is a Jamaican dancehall artist.Hits have included "Winner", "Rasta Impostor", "This Means Money", "Good Girl Gone Bad", "Gal Dem A Talk", "Realest Song", "Represent", "Do Sumn" and "Forward", "Gal a bubble".
David Constantine Brooks (born 30 November 1981), better known by his stage name Mavado, is a Jamaican musician, actor, singer and music producer. was raised in an area known as "Cuban", a micro ghetto within the heart of Kingston, Jamaica's Cassava Piece community. His grandmother gave him his first musical experience at a young age, bringing him to church to sing. He also cites the music of Bounty Killer as an early influence
Glendale Goshia Gordon (born 24 January 1982), better known by his stage name Busy Signal, is a Jamaican dancehall reggae artist.
Gordon was born in Saint Ann Parish, living in areas in West and East Kingston such as Tivoli Gardens, Papine, and Spanish Town. He is a past student of Brown's Town Comprehensive High School. Known as one of the artists leading the contemporary dancehall movement, Busy Signal has been a large part of the scene since 2003.
Byiome Muir (born 29 April 1984), better known by his stage name I-Octane, is a reggae and dancehall artist from Clarendon Parish, Jamaica. He is known for integrating positive and socially conscious subject matter into his music, drawing inspiration from personal experiences and Rastafarian teachings.
Cham (born Damian Beckett on February 24, 1979) is a Grammy Award-nominated Jamaican rapper, singer-songwriter and actor, most well known for his 2006 single "Ghetto Story" from his major label debut album of the same name, a song which led to multiple "story" songs by other artists in a similar vein. He is currently signed to Atlantic Records, and was previously known as Baby Cham, until 2005. He is still called "Baby Cham" by his Jamaican fans and fans from around the world.
Born Christopher Palmer and raised in the Mountain View area of Kingston, Mr. Lex has been performing, as he says “since the day I was born”. A former student at Kingston’s (now defunct) Fox Drama School, Mr. Lex is an accomplished actor who has appeared in several plays and earned a Best Actor award in 1992.
Born in Spanish Town, Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica, Lutan Fyah, sometimes credited as Lute and Fyah, started his musical career in 1999, after having spent some time as a professional football player.He recorded his first songs for Buju Banton's Gargamel Records. His first two albums were released by Lustre Kings and Minor 7 Flat 5, the latter of which included Fyah as guest artist on albums by Turbulence and Luciano.
Delyno Brown (born August 5, 1981),[citation needed better known as Pressure or Pressure Buss Pipe, is a reggae artist from Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
He gained his early experience working on the Star Lion sound system in the late 1990s
Mortimer Softley (born March 16, 1975), better known as Natural Black, is a reggae singer from Guyana. In Jamaica the musicians he hung around would rename him Natural Black. On his arrival into the island he worked as a welder and coffee picker while recording in his spare time for various producers. He made the rounds voicing for the likes of Anthony Red Rose, Gordon Lee, Jack Scorpio, Freddie McGregor and Beres Hammond.
Jeffrey Campbell (born December 22, 1982), better known as Assassin and sometimes as Agent Sasco, Agent 006 or Agent 00, is a Jamaican dancehall deejay.Campbell grew up in Kintyre, St. Andrew before relocating to Kingston.His career began in 1999 when his lyrics to were recorded by Spragga Benz as "Shotta"; He soon started recording himself, releasing his first single in 2000.
Michael Sterling, better known as Alozade, is a dancehall and reggae deejay notorious for his use of profanity. He has performed at the biggest Jamaican reggae festivals Sumfest and Sting as well as at the German Splash! festival in 2001.
Craig Serani Marsh, a.k.a. Serani is a dancehall artist who has a joint venture deal with Phase One Communications in NYC. He is best known for his involvement in Sean Paul's album The Trinity and his 2008 single No Games, that has sold 400,000 singles so far. Serani also released many hit singles, such as Skip To My Luu, Doh and She Loves Me.
The third child in a family of four children, Born Greg Rose, Perfect grew up in Bamboo, in the parish of St. Ann, Jamaica. Perfect cut his first tune as Little Ninja, before settling on his current stage name.
He began deejaying in the sound system Trend Setter from Bamboo where he recorded his first dubplates. He attended York Castle High School before relocating to Kingston
Skarra Mucci is a born Vocalist with a unique voice that cant be misplaced his constant changes of styles between Soul, Rap, Gospel, Reggae-Dancehall Raggamuffin style brought him the title Mr Versatility, King Skarra, The Raggamuffin, Dancehall President. He was born on the 9th march in St Thomas Jamaica and grew up with his grand in Sandy-gut St. Cathrine from he was one year and nine months.
Craig Parks, also known as Leftside, is a Jamaican Dancehall artist, and music producer.Craig Parks was born June 15, 1978, in Kingston, Jamaica. Parks is the son of Reggae vocalist and Bass player Lloyd Parks of We the People Band. Parks received his start in music from his dad playing drums for his Band in 1996 which in turn was the band for well-known reggae artists like Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, and John Holt, as well as visiting R&B acts like Main Ingredient.
Ricardo Blijden (born 1981), better known by his stage name Ziggi Recado, is a reggae singer of Antillean descent (St.Eustatius).
With outstanding performances on major European and world festivals and venues like Roskilde (Denmark), Lowlands (Netherlands), Festineuch (Switzerland), Coleur Café (Belgium), Cabaret Sauvage (France) and Super Bock Fest (Portugal), Ziggi Recado proves once again that he is amongst the top reggae acts.
Inspired by reggae foundation music, irieginal abraham is paving his way for a long time allready. Scooled by the Rightious Rockers and the crossover reg gae formation Beef. IN 2008 Irieginal released ganja gun.The single became number 1 for 11 weeks in the Soundquake top sales charts. And a number 5 position in the japanese charts. Irieginal Abraham work is rootsy but modern, old but new, everything between Jamican Ska, roots, close harmony and foundation dancehall.
Deadly Hunta started off his career chatting on the Sound Systems African Roots and SkyJuice in the early Nineties, and in 1994 went to Jamaica where he got the opportunity to sing in Bobby Digital’s studio. From that moment he realised his connection with music and that it could become a career for him.
Solo started MCing at the age of 11 as a younger MC on his brother's sound system King Shamma International. Experimenting with rap/hip hop for a while in his teens he finally joined Majestic Sound and was the soul selecta with Shadey aswell as the MC with Daddy MG. After forming a great friendship with Kris Kemist from Reality Shock Records Solo voiced a heap of hit tunes, with no end in sight. Currently working on an album the vibes are far
General Levy (born Paul Levy, 28 April 1971, London, England) is a English ragga MC, regularly employed on studio tracks by drum and bass DJs. He is best known for the track "Incredible" which he recorded with M-Beat. A remixed version of this reached number 8 in the UK Singles Chart in 1994.
Gappy Ranks is a British dancehall musician of Jamaican and Dominican origin. He is also known as Jacob Lee Williams. His love for music started in his hometown Harlesden, London where he was born and raised.At a young age he would perform for crowds within his hometown and for friends and family who encouraged him to continue.
Micah Williams a.k.a Mr Williamz first ever live stage performance was at the tender age of 8 on the local sound system in his community, it was a clash (lyrical competition) of which he was crowned winner this inspired him to begin writing lyrics.
By the age of 14, the teenager (christened Pierre Nanon by his parents) was already hailed as a talented writer and a singer who flowed easily from reggae to dancehall, soul to jazz, rock – and even a dash of pop music. He launched his dancehall career at the age of 16 as MC of the Giden Soldiers Soundsystem.
Christopher Martin (born 14 February 1987) is a Reggae singer/songwriter from St. Catherine, Jamaica. Chris won Digicel Rising Stars in 2005 (the Jamaican version of "American Idol") and is best known for the songs "Take My Wings", "Giving It" and "I'll Be Your Driver".
Andre Jay Sutherland (born July 15, 1988), better known by his stagename Popcaan, is a Jamaican dancehall artist.In 2007 Popcaan approached Vybz Kartel at a local jam called 'My Scheme' where he recruited the young deejay to his Portmore Empire becoming both a producer and mentor. Besides showing Poppy the ropes of the music game, Kartel took him on major shows like Sting and Reggae Sumfest.
Wayne Wonder (born Von Wayne Charles, 26 July 1972) is a Jamaican reggae fusion (specifically reggae/R&B) artist. While his early recordings were dancehall and reggae, he later moved towards hip hop and rap
Jason McDermott (born 1985 in Spanish Town, Jamaica), known by his stage name Stylo G, is a British reggae artist, known for his three hit singles, "My Yout", "Call Mi A Yardie" and "Soundbwoy". "Soundbwoy" peaked at number 18 on the UK Singles Chart.
Tanya Stephens, (born 2 July 1973, St. Mary, Jamaica, as Vivienne Tanya Stephenson) is an influential reggae artist who emerged in the late 1990s. Stephens is most known for her hits "Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet" the single was later featured on the Reggae Gold 1997 compilation album — and "It's a Pity", which achieved Tanya international recognition. She and business partner Andrew Henton have together co-founded Tarantula Records.
Queen Ifrica is a reggae singer and deejay from the hills above Montego Bay, Jamaica. She is the daughter of ska music legend Derrick Morgan but was raised by her mother and stepfather. Her career began in her home town in 1995 when she won a talent competition in a local club.[citation needed In 1998 she began working with Tony Rebel's record label, Flames Productions, and has since performed in such music festivals as Reggae on the River in California and Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica
She has been credited as the creator of the Jazz on Dub genre. Her vocals blend the Jazz melodies of Billie Holiday and Nina Simone with the Dancehall attack of Sizzla Kalongi above the heavy Dub rhythm akin to Augustus Pablo.
Marcia Llyneth Griffiths (born 23 November 1949) is a successful Jamaican female singer, also called the "Queen of Reggae". One reviewer described her by noting "she is known primarily for her strong, smooth-as-mousse love songs and captivating live performances".
Jamiel Foster artiste name currently known as Jahmiel at the age of 12 i started writing my own songs and recorded my first song at the age of 10. I have performed over 60 shows and did my first performance at the age of 7.
Purpleman Born Peter Jones Waterhouse Kingston Jamaica, Is An Original Veteran Dj With Albino Complexion
He First Started To Dj In 1974 On Sir Negus Under The Name Chilly Ranking Owned By His Uncle And Whenever He Played At Purplemans House
He Would Tell The Young Purpleman To Dj And People Would Climb His Fence To Here Him Dj .