Reggae, Dancehall Pioneer U-Roy Has Passed Away Aged 78
There have been reports that the very influential Reggie and dance hall icon U-Roy, real name Evert Beckford, has died at the age of 78. His long-time collaborator Neil Fraser aka Mad Professor confirmed the news soon after it began airing on social media. .
In 1942, U-Roy – born in Jones Town, Jamaica, often referred to as Daddy U-Roy or The Originator – was an early ‘deyjay’ and a pioneer of the genre widely known as “toasting”. Was credited as. Speaking on a reggae record. His blatant style will range from modern dance halls to inspire and inform hip-hop, Grimm and more.
Recording at least 20 albums and a bottomless number of 45 “singles, he was breathing heavily. One of his major contributions, as many people see today, was the 1970s. Version jalore One of the first reggae studio albums, with John Holt, which recorded the music and released on the Caribbean island.
Shortly after this news broke, David Rodigan took his socialists to mourn the Jamaican icon, describing Beckford as “an iconic toaster who changed the paradigm of Jamaican music when he voiced Given Version jalore Album. I was always in awe of him; The tone, rhythm, lyrical flicker and rhythm ride made her a ‘soul daring’. “
In a statement posted on his Instagram, Trojan Records stated that earlier Version jalore, “There really wasn’t much of an album market for Jamaican artists. ‘Version Galore’ changed that situation overnight by selling in the kind of volumes that the three chart-topping 45s made earlier. Had happened. If ‘Wake’s success. The Town’, ‘This Station Rule the Nation’ and ‘Where You to the Ball’ didn’t already make U Roy the number one artist in Jamaica, this album was (and did!) Fully confirms their star status. “