A DANCEHALL GENERAL IS DEAD

Ewart Beckford aka U-Roy is a Jamaican DJ who's said to have popularized the style of talking (Chanting) over a Riddim, called "Toasting" since the 1960s.
And also the father of the current dancehall music style of the Jamaicans. 


U-Roy was born Ewart Beckford. He began his career as a Dj in 1961 with his first single
 "Wake the town" which made massive impact especially in Jamaica in 1970.

In 1975 he released an album called "Dread inna Babylon" in the Jamaican Ireland, US and Europe, and it did sold massively in the UK.

U-Roy established his own sound system and named it after his son "Stur Gav" in 1978.
It is this sound system that launched 
šŸ“Super Cat
šŸ“Josey Wales and 
šŸ“Charlie Chaplin.

Ewart Beckford aka U-Roy was announced dead on February 17th, 2021. He was 78 years old.

Rest In Power 
dancehall pupa U-Roy.

#Ohai 

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