For over 25 years, Michael Rose has been recording and performing his brand of militant, hardcore Jamaican music to the delight of reggae fans around the world. As a solo artist, with Black Uhuru, and back as a solo artist, the “Ruff” Rose has achieved great success throughout his career, even as different Jamaican musical styles have phased in and out of popularity.
Lutan Fyah started his musical career in 1999, after having spent some time as a professional football player and recorded his first songs for Buju Banton’s Gargamel Records. His first two albums were released by Lustre Kings and Minor 7 Flat 5, the latter of which included Fyah as guest artist on albums by Turbulence and Luciano.
Fyah also released several singles on various label from Jamaica, United States and the UK, and has also covered Dr. Dre songs and The Fugees. He has appeared on many compilation albums and featured in many other artists song releases. In 2009 Dubstep artist Ruskoreleased Babylon Volume 2 including the track “Sound Guy Is My Target” featuring Fyah.
By 2001, Luciano had released two live albums as well as two compilation albums alongside Sizzla and Anthony B after the split with Xterminator. That year saw the release of two new albums of material, Great Controversy on Jet Star and A New Day on VP Records. The latter received a nomination for Best Reggae Album at the 2002 Grammy Awards, and was executive produced by longtime saxophonist and touring partner Dean Fraser. The album received additional production from Sly & Robbie and was backed by Fraser and the Firehouse Crew.
In 2010, he released United States of Africa. While the previous album had focused mostly on God, Africa dealt with global events. Of this, Luciano stated, “We’re not just singing about Zion and all those glorious dreams. We’re also dealing with issues that affect the people, their very minds.
Jah Mason is one of the best known actual conscious singjay and songwriter. Born Andre Johnson in 1970 in the Parish of Manchester, Jamaica, he recorded his first single Selassie I Call We for Junior Reid’s JR Recording label under the name of Perry Mason. He changed for Jah Mason when he joined Capleton’s David House. Several artists as Mason, Moses I or Military Man hailed from The Prophet’s foundation, a place for Bobos to medidate and a kind of musical school welcoming ghetto youths. In the same time, Mason was also part of Tony Rebel’s Flames Productions. Since his beginnings, ‘Iyah Mason Fyah Mason’ delivers lyrics for justice, equality and unity. Devoted to Rastafari, he’s commited to the Bobo Shanti order. After releasing many singles, his first album, Keep Your Joy came out in 2002. Since this first effort, the Jamaican is a prolific artist. He’s probably one of the singjay who features on most of riddims and releases never less than one album each year.
Kemar Thompson (aka Noncowa, aka Jr. Pinchers) (born 10 October 1982, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist. His is the eldest son of reggae mainstay Pinchers. Thompson had a top ten hit single in Jamaica in October 2007 with the song Unfaithful Lover. It reached number 9 on the Jamaica Music Countdown chart, number 10 on the RE TV reggae charts and also reached number 20 on the reggae chart in France.