There are multiple artists named Wayne Smith. The fIrst (born in Waterhouse, Kingston, Jamaica, on December 5, 1965) is a Jamaican reggae musician. His 1985 recording of "(Under Me) Sleng Teng", is generally regarded as the beginning of ragga style reggae. The rhythm was created on a Casio Music Box and is based on the riff from Eddie Cochran's Something Else. The second Wayne Smith is a Leeds-based electronic producer also known for his work on synth in Solus Locus.
In a rare meeting backstage at Cincinnati’s Music Hall, music legend, Prince asked singer/songwriter, Mark Lorenzo, “Do you believe the cream will rise to the top?...” After responding that he did, Prince continued, “...Then you have nothing to worry about.” After that meeting, things have really taken off for Lorenzo. Currently, the band is touringin support of their national EO Records / Universal Records release, “Love Shape Bruise.
Black Uhuru is a Jamaican reggae 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.
Huford Brown aka U Brown is a reggae dj born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1956. He discovered Jamaican music by visiting local bars near the Treasure Isle studio with his father. He began mixing at the age of 15 for Philip Monroe at Sound Of Music. He became well known from his early hits such as ''Wet Up Your Pants Foot'' and ''Jah Jah Whip Them''. In 1975, he recorded his first album ''Satta Dread," which was released in Jamaica and England.
"You Sexy Thing" (Leon) Delroy Williams was born on a farm in Jamaica, and by the age of nine he went to England with his parents. Delroy Williams was already fixated with music and in the 1960s; he began singing and dancing his way into a local soul band. In the late 60’s he signed with Mecca agency which helped to further advance his musical education. He was recognized as an up and coming talent by Commercial Entertainment, and performed for the RAF and US military bases, colleges and clubs throughout the UK.
There are two artists called Little John 1. b. John McMorris, C. 1970, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. McMorris first recorded with Captain Sinbad for the Youth In Progress label at the tender age of nine, where his piping interjections contrasted neatly with Sinbad's gruff style, and throughout the 80's he was seldom out of the Reggae charts. Claimed by many to be the first Dancehall singer, his ability to fit lyrics over any rhythm or backing track became something of a legend in a business that has scant regard for second takes and "dropping in.
Borrowing his stage name from the popular TV Western hero of the same name, the Lone Ranger was one of Jamaica's most influential early dancehall DJs. He helped pioneer a newly rhythmic, on-the-beat rhyming style that led DJ toasting into the modern age, and punctuated his lyrics with bizarre exclamations and sound effects ("bim" and "ribbit" were his favorites) that made him perhaps the most imaginative stylist of his time.
Bunny Wailer, also known as Bunny Livingston (born April 10, 1947), was an original member of reggae group The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. Bunny Wailer, a singer songwriter and percussionist, was born Neville O'Riley Livingston on April 10, 1947 in Jamaica. Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh continued recording as the Wailers during the period of time that Marley was in Delaware. Bunny Wailer toured with the Wailers in England and the United States, but soon became reluctant to leave Jamaica.