Music Style: Reggae

Posted Feb 18, 2013
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  1. Rihanna



    Robyn Rihanna Fenty (/riˈænə/ ree-AN), (born February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer and songwriter. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip-hop producer and rapper Jay Z. Rihanna's first two studio albums Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl Like Me (2006) charted on the top 10 of the U.S. Billboard 200 and respectively produced the singles "Pon de Replay" and "SOS".

  2. Mighty Sparrow

    Mighty Sparrow


    Slinger Francisco ORTT CMT OBE (born July 9, 1935), better known as Mighty Sparrow, is a calypso singer, songwriter, and guitarist of Trinidadian citizenship. Known as the "Calypso King of the World", he is one of the best-known and most successful calypsonians. He has won Trinidad's Carnival Road March competition eight times, Calypso King/Monarch eight times, and has twice won the Calypso King of Kings title.

  3. Raffi



    Raffi Cavoukian, CM OBC (born 8 July 1948), better known by his mononym Raffi, is an Egyptian-born Canadian singer-songwriter, author, essayist, and anti-war activist of Armenian descent. He has developed his career as a "global troubadour", to become a music producer, author, entrepreneur, and founder of the Centre for Child Honouring, a vision for global restoration.

  4. Snow



    Darrin Kenneth O'Brien (born October 30, 1969), better known by his stage name Snow, is a Juno Award-winning Canadian reggae musician. He is best known for his 1992 single "Informer", which reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

  5. Apache Indian

    Apache Indian


    Steven Kapur (born 11 May 1967), better known by the stage name Apache Indian, is a British singer/song writer and reggae DJ. He is noted for a distinctive vocal style that is a fusion of Indian, Jamaican and English cultural elements. Apache Indian was the earliest UK artist of Asian origin to make an impact on the UK charts with a series of hits during the nineties.

  6. Patra



  7. Roots Manuva

    Roots Manuva


    Rodney Hylton Smith, better known by his stage name Roots Manuva (born 8 September 1972), is an English rapper signed to Big Dada.

  8. Angelique Kidjo

    Angelique Kidjo


    Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, known as Angélique Kidjo (July 14, 1960), is a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and activist from Benin, noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos. Time magazine has called her "Africa's premier diva". The BBC has included Kidjo in its list of the African continent's 50 most iconic figures. The Guardian has listed her as one of its Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World and Kidjo is the first woman to be listed among "The 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa" by Forbes magazine. The Daily Telegraph in London described her as "The undisputed queen of African music" during the 2012 Olympic Games River of Music Festival. In March 2013, NPR, National Public Radio in America, called her "Africa's greatest living diva". Kidjo is listed among the "2014 Most Influential Africans" by New African magazine and Jeune Afrique. Forbes Afrique put Angelique on the cover of their "100 most influential women" issue in 2015. On June 6, 2013, Kidjo was elected vice-president of the Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d´Auteurs et Compositeurs (CISAC). She now resides in New York City, where she is an occasional contributor to the New York Times. Angelique has received Honorary Doctorates from Yale University, Berklee College of Music and Middlebury College.

  9. Red Cloud

    Red Cloud


    Red Cloud (Lakota: Maȟpíya Lúta) (1822 – December 10, 1909) was an important leader of the Oglala Lakota. He led from 1868 to 1909. One of the most capable Native American opponents the United States Army faced, he led a successful campaign in 1866–1868 known as Red Cloud's War over control of the Powder River Country in northeastern Wyoming and southern Montana.

  10. Roy-C



    Roy Charles Hammond (born August 3, 1939), better known as Roy C or Roy "C", is an American southern soul singer, songwriter and record executive, best known for his 1965 hit, "Shotgun Wedding". Another song, "Impeach the President", which he recorded and produced with a high school group, the Honey Drippers, has had one of the most sampled drum tracks in hip hop music.

  11. Dub Syndicate

    Dub Syndicate


    Dub Syndicate is a dub band, formed by Adrian Sherwood, which became a showcase for Adrian Sherwood's collaboration with Lincoln "Style" Scott, former drummer with the Roots Radics and Creation Rebel.

  12. Garland Jeffreys

    Garland Jeffreys


    Garland Jeffreys (born July 3, 1943, Brooklyn, New York) is an American, singer and songwriter, traversing the musical genres of rock and roll, reggae, blues and soul.

  13. Tek 9

    Tek 9


    The Intratec TEC-DC9 (TEC-9) is a blowback-operated, semi-automatic firearm, chambered in 9x19mm Parabellum, and classified by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms as a handgun. Designed by Intratec, an American offshoot of Interdynamic AB, it is made of inexpensive molded polymers and stamped steel parts. Magazines with 10-, 20-, 32-, 36-, -50 and upwards of 72-rounds are made. The three models are referred to as the TEC-9, although only one model was sold under that name.

  14. Crazy



    Crazy may refer to:

  15. The Aloof

    The Aloof


    The Aloof were a British alternative / pop / electronica supergroup, mixing electronic and dance elements with dub influences. They were active during the 1990s, and released four albums. Two members of The Aloof - Burns and Kooner - were also members of The Sabres of Paradise. Their drummer Richard Thair went on to join the band Red Snapper.

  16. Da Bush Babees

    Da Bush Babees


    Da Bush Babees is a group of underground hip-hop artists loosely affiliated with the Native Tongues. The members of the group originally performed under the stage names Babe-B-Face Kaos (later Lee Majors), Mister Man (later Mr. Khaliyl, Lord Khaliyl) and Y-Tee (later Light).

  17. Los Pericos

    Los Pericos


    Los Pericos is an Argentinian band formed in 1987. The band has enjoyed international success, especially throughout South America. In 2006, the band received some notable exposure for North American audiences when featured on an episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. The band was also featured in the 2000 documentary, Botín de guerra (Spoils of war).

  18. Shinehead



    Shinehead (born Edmund Carl Aiken, 10 April 1962, Kent, England) is an English-born, Bronx New York raised Jamaican reggae singer/toaster/rapper.

  19. Renegade Soundwave

    Renegade Soundwave


    Renegade Soundwave (sometimes shortened to RSW) was an electronic music group. Formed in London in 1986, the group originally consisted of Gary Asquith, Carl Bonnie and Danny Briottet.

  20. Suns of Arqa

    Suns of Arqa


  21. New Age Steppers

    New Age Steppers


    New Age Steppers were a dub group from the United Kingdom.

  22. Bill Laswell

    Bill Laswell


    Bill Laswell (born February 12, 1955, Salem, Illinois, and raised in Albion, Michigan) is an American bassist, producer and record label owner.

  23. Ashley Beedle

    Ashley Beedle


    Ashley Beedle (born 25 November 1962, Hemel Hempstead, England) is a British music DJ, producer and remixer. People often confuse him for being of Asian origin, but his ethnicity is partly Barbadian.

  24. Daddy Freddy

    Daddy Freddy


    S. Frederick Small (born 1965), better known as Daddy Freddy is a Jamaican ragga vocalist.

  25. Bobby Konders

    Bobby Konders


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