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Beenie Man

Beenie Man

Davis was born in the Waterhouse district of Kingston in 1973. He was involved in the music industry from a young age, starting toasting at the age of five, and was encouraged by his uncle Sydney Wolf, who played drums for Jimmy Cliff. He won the Tastee Talent contest in 1981, and Radio DJ Barry G introduced him to local sound system operators, who helped to establish the popularity of the young deejay, who became known as Beenie Man. He recorded his debut single, "Too Fancy", with record producer Henry "Junjo" Lawes in 1981, with Lawes also including him on the 1983 album Junjo Presents Two Big Sounds alongside established stars such as Dillinger, Fathead, and Ringo.

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Kymani Marley

Kymani Marley

Ky-Mani Marley (born February 26, 1976 in Falmouth Jamaica) is a Jamaican actor and reggae musician, he is the son of singer Bob Marley and table tennis Champion Anita Belnavis and half-brother of Ziggy Marley Marley's first appearance as musician took place in 1996 when he recorded Like Father Like Son, an album consisting of covers of some of his father's songs his next album in 1999 "The Journey" was mass among critics and achieved relatively good sales His 2001 album "Many more roads" was nominated for a Grammy for best reggae album, he lost his brother Damian's album, "Halfway Tree"

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Lady Saw

Lady Saw

Born Marion Hall, St. Mary's, Jamaica, West Indies. Lady Saw began chatting on the microphone at the age of 15. Being located some distance from the recording studios, she served an apprenticeship on local sound systems before appearing on vinyl. Inspired by the popularity of the slackness style, she performed lewd songs, which earned her a reputation as an X-rated DJ. Her earliest tunes, "Stab Out The Meat" and "Just Anuddah Day", reinforced her bad girl image which she eloquently defended on the controversial television documentary Yardies. In 1994, her shows were banned in certain Jamaican parishes, to which she responded with "Freedom Of Speech". She complained that many male performers had performed slack lyrics without having to endure the censorship to which she was exposed.

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Mr. Vegas

MR. VEGAS


From “Heads High” (1998) to “Bruk It Down” (2012), Mr Vegas has assembled an unshakable string of international classic
reggae and dancehall releases including Billboard hits over the past three decades of his career. Always looking forward, Mr Vegas is also synonymous with the success of the new social media generation amassing copious amounts of friends and followers across Twitter and Facebook who appreciate his commentary away from the microphone and millions and millions of views on YouTube for his high quality videos.

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Christopher Martin

Christopher Martin

A star has risen. Christopher Martin, the talented singer from Back Pasture, St. Catherine who shot to instant fame shortly after winning the coveted Digicel Rising Stars title in 2005, is fast becoming one of the most sought after performers on the Jamaican music landscape. With a slate of singles permeating radio and the Jamaican music charts including Giving It and Jamaican Girls, Martin created history when he became the first Digicel Rising Stars alumni to score a hit single on any chart inJamaica. “It has been a wonderful journey so far, filled with new and promising encounters. It is also challenging but I love what I am doing, so it makes that much easier,” Martin remarked.Martin’s professional and personal growth has been evident ever since he was thrust onto the scene in 2005.

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Half Pint

Half Pint

Half Pint's diminutive stature belies not only his vocal capabilities but also camouflages his huge on-stage presence, often described as no less than explosive and dynamic. Born Lindon Roberts, but affectionately called Half Pint, he is a product of the West Kingston enclave of Rose Lane, a community in adjacent proximity to Trenchtown which has produced the likes of Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Peter Tosh, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Toots Hibbert and a host of other international Reggae superstars.

Half Pint began singing in the school choir at All Saints' Primary School. Upon completion of his secondary education in 1976, he made a head-on thrust

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Elephantman

Elephantman

There's never a dull moment with Elephant Man. With a seemingly inexhaustible energy source, he throws himself into everything he does: whether its playing football, deejaying on the corner or in front of 10,000 screaming concert goers - Elephant Man does it with abandon. Formerly of the Scare Dem Crew, Elephant oozes individuality from his trademark yellow-orange hair, to his custom designed ride, his outlandish jewellery and a stew of signature utterances - "You know how we roll"!

 

On stage Elephant is a whirlwind of activity: launching himself high into the air, climbing monitors and running from stage side to stage side in an attempt to express himself to his people. To hear Elephant describe it "its like a pent up energy weh mi have and mi wah express it to the people".

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Baby Cham

Cham: Dancehall’s invincible messenger

The rich, bass-laced, fast-paced world of dancehall music means only the best of the best survive. Not many can go through a name change and still remain relevant. Many would say that even less can manage to take a break, tour the world and return to the scene to command an audience like never before.

Clearly, you’ve never met the Grammy-nominated-2-album-dancehall-superstar that is Cham.

Having started in the music business by watching artistes like John Wayne and Super Cat rehearse on his uncle’s Waterhouse-based sound system, Studio Mix, Cham doesn’t look at his musical career as a ‘job’. He has all right to, though. With his unmistakable voice and remarkable stage presence, Cham has made his name in dancehall all over the world.

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Tifa

Tifa

Jamaica's upcoming dancehall and singing sensation, Tifa's interest in music developed from a very young age, listening to musical legends such as Earth Wind and Fire, Patti Labelle and Aretha Franklin.

Growing up with her stepfather, Sampalue, the reggae producer who assisted in the building of several music careers including Lady Saw, gave her a deep-rooted love for dancehall music.

While attending Wolmer's Preparatory, Tifa was actively involved in the school choir, drama club and dance troupe. As recognition for her choreographing talents grew, so did her passion for singing and song writing.

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Honorebel

Honorebel


“What is a rebel but a man who is able to say yes to the impossible and no to the ordinary?” – Anonymous

It’s apparent that in today’s Mainstream Music Industry, pundits of all shapes and sizes like to put an artist in a box. For instance, one might hear repeatedly that Jay‐Z is classic New York City hip‐hop, while Whitney Houston is categorized as a straight‐no‐chaser R&B singer; sub‐genre guys like Daddy Yankee is strictly Reggaeton and David Guetta is strictly for the clubs. With all this labeling and defining the musician’s music, it’s often an industry breakthrough when one finds an artist that’s impossible to categorize. In walks HonoRebel, a name so fitting for someone who enjoys rebelling against the status quo.

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Did you know?

One of the top tourist destinations in the Western Hemisphere, Jamaica is an island nation of the Greater Antilles, 145 mi in length, up to 50 mi in width and 4,243 sq mi in area. It is situated in the Caribbean Sea, about 90 mi south of Cuba. Its indigenous Arawakan-speaking Taíno inhabitants named the island Xaymaca, meaning the "Land of Wood and Water", or the "Land of Springs". Once a Spanish possession known as Santiago, in 1655 it became an English, and later a British, colony, known as "Jamaica". It achieved full independence in 1962. Jamaica is the birthplace of Reggae, one of the world’s most popular music styles.