Legendary reggae artist Prince Jazzbo has died

Reggae producer, toaster, and DJ Prince Jazzbo has died at the age of 62.

According to various reports, the artist born Linval Roy Carter has died after a battle with lung cancer. Carter made his name at the much-mythologised Studio One recording studio, but is perhaps best known for his work on Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Super Ape; that’s him toasting on ‘Croaking Lizard’ below. He also worked with Bunny Lee and Glen Brown, and ran his own record label, Ujama.

Jazzbo continued to record music until his death, and a new track, ‘What a Tribulation’, is set for release this Sunday, September 14. You can stream the instrumental over here, via JamaicansMusic.

You can head over to Flea Market Funk for more insight to Jazzbo’s decades long career, while this mix – linked by droid, who penned FACT’s 20 Best Ragga Records Ever Made feature – should act as a useful introduction to his work.


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