Tuesday, July 13, 2010

R.I.P. Sugar Minott

Lincoln Barrington "Sugar" Minott died Saturday, July 10 at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Jamaica's capital, Kingston. He was only 54. Wow.

Silky, silky reggae singer known I remember wining' many a night off of his voice. He is credited for being one of the bridges from old school reggae to reggae dancehall. Very influential in the reggae scene, he started out as a sound selecter in a sound system crew, then went on to be a singer, musicians, and eventually producer.

In his songs, Sugar Minott was known to sing about upliftment, cultural pride, and love.

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Reggie said...

That's just too young to die, my father was 54 when he died also.