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Big Youth – 1 Minute Jamaican Music Biography

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Big Youth was a DJ who really had a handle on how to add his Roots commentaries to the hot rhythms and songs of the early 1970s. The top DJ of Lord Tippertone’s ‘sound’, Big Youth used the Bible as a source for lyrics rather than just using simple ‘catch-phrases’. Big Youth ruled the microphone for some 4 years and was a major influence on those who followed like Clint Eastwood, Dillinger, Trinity and Jah Stitch. Never much of a singer…Big Youth remains a very important voice in the evolution of the Jamaican DJ.
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