Barrington Levy was one of a handful of singers who could compete with the DJs in terms of popularity in the Jamaican Dancehall of the late 70s – early 80s. Born in 1964, Levy hailed from Kingston and got his start with the group the Mighty Multitudes. As a solo artist he would become second only to Yellowman in terms of his Dancehall following. Fact is…his staying power left even King Yellow behind. Many of the more modern Jamaican DJs have taken the opportunity to record a combination with Barrington Levy and as a result his star has continued to shine right into the 21st century.