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Big Youth

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Big Youth: Screaming Target (Trojan).

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 28 July 1973

BIG YOUTH is the latest sensation in the Jamaican market for disc-jockeys who improvise spoken lyrics (rhymes, exhortations, etc) over backings tracks. Taking over from ...

Big Youth: Natty Universal Dread; and, Various Aritists: A Jamaican Story

Review by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, May 2001

IN JAMAICA, the DJ isn't the guy who spins the records (that's the selector), it's the bloke who chats over the music. As misnomers go, ...


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