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Cutty Ranks

Cutty Ranks, born Philip Thomas in Jamaica in 1965, is a reggae and dancehall artist. His stage name stems from his sometime employment as a butcher. At the age of 14, he began his career as a reggae artist on sound systems such as Gemini, Rebel Tone, and Papa Roots. Early on in his dee jaying career he was influenced by Josey Wales. He joined Killamanjaro where he worked alongside Early B, Super Cat, Puddy Roots, and Little Twitch. His prominence on sound systems evolved in the mid-to-late 1980s on SturMars and Metromedia, alongside famed selectors Danny Dread and Skyjuice.

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Shameless

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Shameless is a glam/sleaze rock band. Alexx Michael, songwriter and bassplayer from Munich, Germany, had for several years the vision of "The ultimate Rock'n Roll band". Being influenced by KISS since he was 7 years old, he started to play guitar at the age of 15. Later he switched from guitar to bass. By April of 1989, he formed the original version of Shameless. Because of the departure of the vocalist, the band broke up by the end of 1991.

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Warrior

There are multiple artists with this name: 1) Warrior is a band based in Southern California. Formed in 1982 by San Diego, CA natives Parramore McCarthy (vocals) and the guitar duo of Joe Floyd and Tommy Asakawa, the band quickly made inroads on the L.A. scene when local radio station KMET started to play a demo of the band's soon-to-be signature song, Fighting For The Earth This led to a contract with MCA Records in America and Virgin subsidiary, 10 Records, in Europe.

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Brains

There are two acts with the name brains: 1) A Hungarian ragga/drum 'n' bass band. The band was founded in 1994. After some changes in the group, the final 5-membered combinations was formed four years ago when Brains signed the young and talented Andr

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SiamCity

Reggae music selector, compiler for 20 years and long time listener... Check out the SiamRootsical blog to hear their riddim selections and link up. From Bradford to Bangkok, the UK-Thailand reggae connection. On a mission to big up reggae music and spread the love, send out the positive vybz... Nuff respect to one and all for the support and upful vibes :) and thanks to reggae artists everywhere. …

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Black Uhuru

Black Uhuru is a Jamaican band probably best known for their hits "Shine Eye Gal", "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," "Sinsemilla," "Solidarity," and "What Is Life?". They were the first group to win a Grammy in the reggae category when it was introduced in 1985. They originally formed as 'Black Sounds Uhuru' (the Kiswahili word for freedom). The first line-up of the group was Garth Dennis, Don Carlos, and Derrick "Duckie" Simpson.

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Morgan Heritage

Morgan Heritage is a reggae band formed by five children of famed reggae-artist Denroy Morgan. Despite their relative youth, they have been referred to as "reggae royalty". Having grown up in their father's music studio in the U.S. the group, then consisting of eight of the children, made their first appearance at Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica. They were subsequently signed by MCA and released their debut album Miracles in 1994. They have since criticized Miracles as being overly pop-influenced.

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Bob One

Bogumil Morawski - better known as Bob One is a Polish musician reggae, ragga and dancehall. He comes from Katowice. Graduated from the Faculty of Polish Philology at the University of Silesia during the study of music programs by Radio Aegis. His rhyme style comes from the "old school" nawijaczy who created music reggae in the 80s. He debuted in 2001 with the collective Rainbow Hi-Fi, which is a founder and the first time tried his hand at the microphone.

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