From Kingston Jamaica, Rupert Reid's career spans 40 years. He has written and recorded classic roots anthems like Chant Down Babylon with 70s reggae legend Junior Byles, See The Dread Deh, and Africa Must Be Free for iconic reggae labels such as Arawak, Ja- Man, and Lee Perry's Upsetter imprint.
U.K. Born artist Roy Radics has been a deeply involved member of NYC's vibrant reggae community for almost two decades. Known both as a solo artist and band frontman, Roy Radics has performed with a long list of international reggae stars both on stage and in studio. He is also the vocalist of longtime favorite New York ska/reggae band The Rudie Crew.
Jamaican born, Brooklyn bred DeeJay Mikey Jarrett is a reggae legend. As A&R man for the famed Channel One recording studio, he provided artists such as Lone Ranger and others the opportunity to make their first records. His own first 45 “Ku Bly Klan” cut in New York in 1974 for the famous Bullwackies label was a hit, and now commands high prices on the collector’s market. More tracks followed that same year for the Pantomime and other labels. His 1980 track Sadat for NYC’s celebrated reggae imprint Jah Life, was another hit now also prized by vinyl collectors. In 1983 he was crowned King of The Dancehall at a now storied soundclash in Brooklyn organized by WBAI radio and attended by close friends and reggae icons Dillinger, Lone Ranger, and Carl Bradshaw. In 1986 he appeared in an amzing performance in the Reggae in New York film documentary about Bullwackie. After running his own dancehall oriented imprints 24Karat and What’s Up Doc? through the 80s and 90s and scoring hits with a who’s who of dancehall reggae artists from the era, he topped the Billboard charts in 1991 with the Bobby Konders produced hip hop/ragga anthem “Mac Daddy”.
P-Dub is a New York City based artist who has developed a unique brand of contemporary music fusing Hip Hop and RnB with Pop and Reggae elements. Since 2005, P-Dub and his group Predator Dub Assassins have released 6 full length albums: "Predator Dub Assassins" (2005), “The Hardest” (2007), “East Coast Dub Cartel Volume One” (2008), ”Fully Qualified” (2009), P-Dub’s solo debut “Frontline” (2010) and "Last Band Standing" (2012). As a singer, songwriter, and producer, P-Dub has worked with a diverse range of artists including: Akon,Twista, Trina, Sean Kingston, FloRida, Collie Buddz, Dipset/The Diplomats, Pharoahe Monch, French Montana, Jadakiss, Three 6 Mafia, Paul Wall, Buju Banton, Maxi Priest, Wayne Wonder, Juicy J, Ace Hood and others.
Nephew of pianist Theophilus Beckford. Born on North Street in down town Kingston, Jamaica June 13th 1954. Primarily a reggae producer is also known for his work in the early hip hop releases on 12 Star records, which he founded in 1980. As a vocalist, he has recorded for many top producers in reggae's golden era including Lee Perry, Niney The Observer, and good friend Derrick Harriot.
Purpleman, aka Peter Yellow (born as Anthony Jones 4 January 1962, Waterhouse District, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican Dancehall deejay. One of three albino (Yellowman, Purpleman, and King Mellow Yellow) deejays popular in the 1980s dancehall boom, Purpleman deejayed with King Jammy's sound system, including performing at 'clashes' with other systems such as Youth Promotion, Arrows, Killamanjaro and Black Scorpio at the 'Shock of the Century' in 1985. Purpleman's first release was an album entitled Hot In 1982. He went on to record a series of albums shared with other deejays including Yellowman, Sister Nancy, and Papa Tollo.
Damian Marvin Walters was born in 1979 in Trinidad and Tobago. He is known to his fans as Jah Bami meaning ‘Jah Take Me’, an influential entertainer, vocalist and song writer. His musical style is a mix between reggae and soca pulling influence from hip-hop and R&B. Jah Bami’s sound and personality has taken him around the world and back as a host for Viacom’s MTV Caribbean network MTV Tempo.