LITTLE JOHN was discovered by JAH THOMAS. The schoolboy was walking home, singing one of the hot roots sounds at the top of his voice.Being a singer and a producer, Jah Thomas recognized 'the voice'. Thomas followed the boy to his gate and said, "Boy U Wan Tun Singa!" Little John was born. Thomas took McMorris under his wings and into the studio. It wasn’t long before... More..
Many years have passed since artist Ijahway started to play music here and there. How could we define his music? Well, it is a blend of conscious lyrics, energetic vibes with a husky voice. Deep and grave, stained by human conditions, inspired by real experiences and not fictions. A mix of reggae, new roots, ragga, blues, rock and world influences.From his native land... More..
Billy Boyo was born September 21st 1969, and christened Billy Theophilus Rowe, in Kingston, Jamaica. He soon moved to Brooklyn, New York, growing up in the company of such reggae alumni as Henry “Junjo” Lawes, who was married to his sister, Rosemarie. Billy moved in a musical crowd, namely, Ranking Toyan, Little Harry, and Little John to name a few. Living in... More..
Jah Thomas and Silver Camel worked together on the trax at Pathway Studios in London. The vocal trax were laid over dubs that Jah Thomas had laid down at Channel One Studio in Jamaica and mixed at King Tubbys Studio by Scientist.The net result was that a more 'live' dancehall feel was achieved.The album 'Dancehall Stylee' hit the Number One spot on Black Echoes charts.Jah... More..
Ranking Dread real name Robert BlackwoodRanking Dread was a little known DJ and very little information is available about him. It seems he came from a poor background in the ghetto. Got a few lucky breaks from Tappa Zukie. Tappa introduced Dread to Bunny Lee and trax were selected for Dread to use for releases in England.It goes something like this:Ranking Dread (RD) &... More..