I-Roy

Original Deejay @ King Tubby's Studio

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Owing his name and to a certain extent his style to another popular artist, U-Roy, I-Roy went on to become one of the most prolific and popular artists of the DJ era. Collecting the best of his string of hits for producer Bunny Lee, ORIGINAL DEEJAY features the gruff-voiced Roy toasting his trademark pithy, socially conscious lyrics over tough 'steppers' rhythms. Many tracks pair the DJ with Johnny Clarke's haunting falsetto--a winning combination of sweet and astringent that prefigured many similar pairings in the R&B and rap realms.

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