In loving memory of the one and only Lincoln â€˜Sugar’ Minott who passed away late last evening. He first made a name for himself on the Kingston scene as part of The African Brothers in the early 70s. After they disbanded in 1974, Sugar Minott moved into the Studio One stable at the tender age of 18 to lace his vocals over the treasured riddims of old. It was during this time that he showed his vocal prowess to the world and it was during this time that he honed his microphone skills that would lead him to become one of the first dancehall deejays.
While he has led an immensely successful career throughout the late 70s and 80s; nothing, in my opinion, tops the tunes found on the record below, At Studio One. Sugar Minott was inspired by the great Dennis Brown, the Crown Prince of Reggae who cut his first record, â€˜No Man Is An Island, at the age of 13. Given this inspiration for the voice of the youth, he founded the Youth Promotion/Black Roots Soundsystem which has been solely designed to let the ghetto youth be heard. Enjoy the version and remember the man!