The historic tribute to the "godfather" Daddy U-Roy

  • a tribute to the historical precursor of the dancehall was held at the Club Amazura and was attended by King Stur Gav of, Bushman, Professor Nuts, David Rodigan, Rory Stone Love, Bodyguard.
  • Social networks also were exempted from this tribute and artists like Chronixx, Spragga Benz, Jesse Royal, Beenie Man and spoke in respect through their accounts.

are not very common tributes that are made in life to music greats, the general rule applies once you have transmuted this world. One such exception was made earlier this month at the first DJ, the original, "Godfather" of the dancehall, Daddy U-Roy.

The tribute took place under the framework of the tenth anniversary of "Reeewind" in Queens, NY, event organized and executed by Garfield “Chin” Bourne, CEO de Irish and Chin y Sound Chat Radio. It was Shabba Ranks -'The Emperor '- who had the honor of ceremonially crowned U-Roy -'The Godfather '- Reggae Dancehall.

Shabba, Grammy-winning artist in 1992 Y 1993 by album "As raw as ever" and "X-tra Naked" respectively, He participated in the sound system Stur Gav U-Roy at the beginning of his career. Surprising attendees, He made an impromptu appearance at the event known as reggae NY. He puts a velvet layer around the DJ 78 years and then positioning a crown on its head dazzling. It was an emotional moment for U-Roy, who shed tears as the full house applauded, They note according to different media.

“You're the Godfather of music, Father who put. You're an aspiration and inspiration and the best DJ of all time! Never, never, or we will never see another man to represent music as you Daddy U- Roy “, said on the occasion Shabba Ranks.

“All I can tell God is give you a long life. Te amo más que a la música y te saludo con la vida y el aliento que tengo. God bless you for being the base and let the music be the basis of the criteria I&I”. U-Roy is the Picasso of our music and when I was creating this portrait, Shabba is in there”, enthusiastically expressed Ranks.

U-Roy, who also is hailed as “The Teacher” Y “The Originator” he was grateful and delighted by the coronation. “I have to say that I 58 years in the industry and just turned 78 a couple of months. I can not even believe and know that there is so much love and respect for me. People, I have to thank them and respect them because I respect the maximum”, said U-Roy.

Meanwhile, Garfield “Chin” Bourne, de Irish and Chin, He said "Shabba Ranks always paid tribute to the elders of dancehall culture and, as an icon in its own right, continues to earn the respect of older generations and younger, and doing so, It was the most suitable for ceremonially crown Daddy U-Roy “.

He added that “It is extremely important to continually we include the contributions of our veterans artists and musicians in our conversations about the rich musical culture of Jamaica. They are the root of the tree of Reggae in which the world is now reaping fruit!”

Said event Reeewind It was launched in 2009 as a tool to pay tribute to the traditional culture was known as Dancehall Reggae Rub-a-Dub, where artists act in unity around sound systems. Recognized as the main event Rub-a-Dub in North America, Reeewind presented icons of the genre such as the late Sugar Minott and Frankie Paul, Shabba Ranks, Freddie McGregor, Luciano, Cocoa Tea, Barrington Levy, Sanchez, Capleton, Beenie Man, Admiral Bailey, Sister Nancy, Tiger, Richie Spice, along with legends Stur Gav Brigadier Jerry, Josey Wales, General Trees y Charlie Chaplin.

Note that U-Roy (Ewart Beckford) is one of the most influential figures dancehall. He began his career in the early 1960 sound systems, and he reached the ranking in the early seventies as toaster (or deejay, the act of singing or talking on a riddim) in popular songs like “Wear You to The Ball” (next to John Holt) Y “Tom Drunk” (con Hopeton Lewis). As founder of the sound system Stur Gav, exposed aspiring talents Josey Wales, Charlie Chaplin, Frankie Paul, Tenor Saw y Early B. Stur Gav It has been an integral part of REEEWIND since its inception.


It was only fitting that we called on Shabba Ranks to add to the crowning of U- Roy at #REEEWIND2019 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Posted by IRISH AND CHIN on Sunday, 1 December 2019