The world loses one of the greatest roots and dancehall artists that ever lived, Sugar Minott. We will never forget Sugar Minott’s angelic voice, smooth style and warm smile. Sugar’s music truly was conscious and lifted the spirits of so many hearts worldwide for so many decades. Sugar Minott will be missed but never forgotten. His music shall live on forever and he will remain in our hearts.
Please join us as we celebrate the life and music of the reggae great Sugar Minott. This Sunday, DJ Kurious and MC Taiyefoon will bring you a special “Tribute to Sugar Minott” show. You will also catch an exclusive interview with Sugar from 2009.
About Sugar Minott:
Lincoln Sugar Minott was born in Kingston on May 25: 1956. He virtually grew up in a dancehall: living next door to a sound system on Chisholm Avenue. Graduating from Kingston College Extension School at the age of 19 after attending Melrose Primary: he actually believed that football would be his calling as he was an excellent goal keeper. After a stint at electrical engineering: which he quickly abandoned opting to follow his love for music: he followed various sound systems and eventually became a selector for a small sound system called Sounds of Silence Keystone.
Joining Tony Tuff and Derrick Howard to form the group African Brothers: Sugar stepped out into his musical career. After competing in several talent contests: the African Brothers went on to record several cultural and conscious songs for different producers including Sir Coxone Dodd. Although the African Brothers never had a major hit the experience of singing taught Sugar much about harmony and melody which he successfully utilized in his solo career. His introduction to Studio One resulted in him becoming a studio apprentice: quickly learning the art of record production. He was eager to voice new tunes on the timeless rhythms in Coxone’s vault.
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