August 8, 2022

Reggae, dancehall innovator, U-Roy, dies at 78

Reggae, dancehall innovator, U-Roy, dies at 78

Legendary Jamaican reggae singer, vocalist and dance hall innovator, U-Roy, is dead.

He was pronounced dead on Wednesday, at the age of 78/

Popularly known as the Originator, Ewart Beckford, Hugh Roy, the Jamaican popularized the vocal technique of toasting

He was known for performing conversational, rhythmic speech over a reggae or dancehall beat.

His longtime collaborator, Neil Fraser, aka Ariwa Sounds studio’s Mad Professor, confirmed the news of his death.

Throughout his career, U-Roy released some 20 records and contributed to Toots and Maytals’ Grammy-winning album True Love.

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