Shinehead (E. Carl Aiken) is a vocalist of Jamaican parentage whose music spans reggae and hip hop. His first album was produced in 1986. He signed with Elektra in 1988, and has since produced five albums. His Jamaican in New York peaked at 30 in the UK Singles Chart. Strive was very popular in Jamaica.
Shinehead is one of the first reggae artists to mix reggae and hip hop to produce a sound with a difference. He’s not well known, but is one of my favourite artistes. I used to make the effort to attend concerts whenever he performed in Jamaica.
I’m cheating today with two persons, but Pluto Shervington is another personality worth mentioning. There’s always something to laugh about in the lyrics for his songs. His career began in the 70’s and apart from being a vocalist, he also plays the guitar and is a sound engineer. Shervingon has enjoyed some international recognition by way of hit songs such as Your Honor and Dat. He now lives in Miami and does live performances.
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Spanish Town: originally called Villa de la Vega by the Spanish was Jamaica’s first capital. It is a town built around narrow streets and many buildings made from red brick that have come down to us from the time of the Spanish (1534-1655) and the British (1655 to independence). Among the institutions in Spanish Town is a hospital and prison which was built in the eighteenth century.
Jamaican terms again!
Suss : gossip
skettel: a vulgar woman
suck suck: a homemade drink that’s frozen inside a plastic bag. A suck-suck is enjoyed by biting one end of the bag and sucking the juice. Children love this.
P.S. I'm still running behind, but hope to catch up on Sunday.