The Godfather of Dancehall

Lincoln "Sugar" Minott is one of the great figures of reggae music and is fully justified to carry the status as the "Godfather of Dancehall". He was born and grew up in Kingston, Jamaica and started his musical journey by entering talent contests in his youth. In 1974 Sugar then teamed up with the legendary producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd and the singer was responsible for reviving the fortunes of Studio One in the 70s. Sugar wrote new songs and sung them over classic Brentford Road rhythm tracks and single-handedly invented the modern day dancehall style. His Studio One hits included such classics as "Vanity", "Hang On Natty", "Mr. DC", "Jah Jah Children" and many more. These tracks are collected on his two Studio One albums "Live Loving" and "Showcase".


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