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About Jigsy King

b. Errol King, c.1970, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. In 1993, King developed his DJ skills chanting on various sound systems. He voiced a number of hits at various studios with several producers in Jamaica and gained a reputation as the youths DJ. His vocal style and delivery was similar to Buju Banton, whose gritty delivery over popular rhythms guaranteed a hit. An early example of his style can be found on Cock Up And Ride; the tune was produced by King Jammys son John John and was a dancehall smash. The lyrics (Push out your foot and do the bogle dance) and the bogle rhythm inspired a provocative dancing style and led to an adult rating for dancehall videos! In 1994, a combination with Barrington Levy, Work, was an international hit that bubbled under the pop chart. The single crossed many barriers and proved especially popular among the East Indian population. Ragga had influenced many Asian performers, notably Apache Indian, and the tune was a guaranteed floor filler at bhangra dances. Kings other 1994 hits, Have What It Takes and Kick Up, were unable to generate similar enthusiasm. In 1995, he recorded God Never Fail Me and Give Me The Weed with Courtney Cole at Roof International. Other recordings have maintained his profile in the reggae charts, including Judge The Book, Mr Bate and Ragga Ragga. In 1996, he topped the Jamaican chart in combination with an English singer, Jamie Irie, for an ode to marijuana, Sweet Sensimilla.

HOMETOWN
Kingston, Jamaica
GENRE
Reggae
BORN
1970

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