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Tribute to Sugar Minott

Tribute to Sugar Minott

Tribute to Sugar Minott

By on - Photos by Lee Abel - 1 comment

Sweet voice of Sugar Minott silenced at 54.


Sugar Minott spent the better part of 4 decades with his hands wrapped around a microphone, singing uplifting songs of love and life. In that time he evolved from roots reggae and lover's rock to become one of the originators of 1980's dancehall style, eventually being crowned 'The Godfather of Dancehall'. With over 60 albums to his credit, he also spent his time helping other ghetto youth survive in the music industry (Garnett Silk, Tenor Saw and Tony Rebel among them).

Sugar's onstage antics were always entertaining. My favorite was when he slung a bag over his shoulder and acted out his hit song Herbman Hustling. Quick to flash his trademark gap-toothed smile, Sugar was a gentleman and a humanitarian whose prolific work forms a lasting contribution to the culture and music of Jamaica.

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Posted by Dorries A Kamunyak Anijs on 04.18.2011
R.I.P. JAH need U more than we need U..... I say thanks for all of the sweetness U left behind.... One love big man one love...!!!!!. L@ve yah... say Hi 2 Bob, Joseph, Peter, Mikey D,Denis, Jacob, Lucky D and all of them who left us 2 soon... Jah Bless.

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