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U-Roy

Jamaican reggae vocalist and pioneer of toasting.
Born 21 September 1942, Kingston, Jamaica.
Died 17 February 2021, Kingston, Jamaica.
U-Roy, born in the slum Jones Town, in inner Kinston, Jamaica, became famous in the late 60's and early 70's. He was the prime innovator of toasting over versions of popular songs, remixed by dub music pioneers such as King Tubby. This vocal style was a major influence on early rap (Disco / Electro / Break Beat) and the later American hip-hop movement. He ran his own label, , and sound system King Stur Gav Hi-Fi.

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