Super Cat, the dancehall icon will headline the opening night of Rototom Sunsplash in his first European performance
Super Cat, the dancehall icon, will be at the top of the line-up of the first day of Rototom Sunsplash, Saturday the 15th of August. An authentic legend of Jamaican music Super Cat, for the first time in Europe in a rare live performance, is the artist who has contributed the most to the internationalisation of the energy and splendour of the authentic Jamaican dancehall music of the 80s and 90s, especially thanks to his collaborations with artists from the American hip hop and r’n’b scene like Notorious Big, Mary J. Blige, Puff Daddy, Method Man, Sugar Ray and India Aire, among others.
Born in Kingston in 1963 to a Jamaican mother and an Indian father, his mentor Early B, gave him the nickname Wild Apache before he chose his own artist name. After his first recordings for producers like Winston Riley and Jah Thomas, he joined the crew of the legendary Kilimanjaro Sound alongside Early B before his career took off thanks to the hits ‘Boops’ y ‘Cry fi de youth’. After a while he became one of the first Jamaican deejays to sign for a major record label, Columbia Records, with whom he recorded in 1992 what was to become his masterpiece: ‘Don Dada’.
His verbal clash with Ninjaman in Sting of 1999 is remembered as being one of the most exciting events in the history of dancehall. In addition to being one of the key artists in popularising and promoting the dancehall style, he has influenced figures like Damian Marley, Shaggy o Sean Paul, to name but a few.
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