Best known for his song “Buffalo Soldiers”, which was written for Bob Marley, Noel Williams, aka King Sporty, made his transition today, with his wife R&B Legend, Betty Wright at his bedside.
King Sporty was the Recipient of the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) Lifetime honor in 2010 in New York and was a sponsor and presenter at the recently held 33rd IRAWMA in South Florida last October 2014.
King Sporty was a 30-year friend of IRAWMA’s producer, Ephraim Martin
King Sporty (born Noel G. Williams, September 19, 1943, Port Antonio, Jamaica (died on January 5, 2015, Miami, FL) was a Jamaican DJ, reggae musician, and record producer for the Tashamba and Konduko labels. He is best known for co-authoring the Bob Marley song, “Buffalo Soldier“.
In 2013 Noel’s song “Self Destruct” was sampled by Justin Timberlake for his song “That Girl” on his 20/20 Experience album.