Yellowman, Dancehall Legend…

Yellowman

The word legend is sometimes thrown around too loosely nowadays in the music industry. The endeavor of “paying your dues” seems to have taken the backseat for YouTube views and FB likes. Very few artists can say they have dropped 30 plus albums and have had their music sampled by a league of other artist. One artist does come to mind though and that is the legendary, Yellowman. Born in Jamaica and raised in an orphanage, Yellowman is the epitome of the phrase “paying your dues”. He officially jumped on to the dancehall scene in the early 80’s and constructed some of the most notable and enduring jams in the genre! Titles like the infectious, “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng”, “Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt”, “Yellowman Getting Married”, “Ram Jam Master” and so many more will be found on the newly released, Yellowman: Young, Gifted & Yellow Reggae Anthology on the VP Records imprint. I was able to break bread with Yellowman from his home in Jamaica and speak on this release and other tings! Check it out… Continue reading