Reggae Dancehall Legend U-Roy Dies Aged 78

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Legendary Jamaican reggae singer, vocalist and dance hall innovator, U-Roy has died at the age of 78.

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

U-Roy was known for pioneering the vocal style of “toasting,” performing conversational, rhythmic speech over a reggae or dancehall beat.

Throughout his career, U-Roy released some 20 records and contributed to Toots and Maytals’ Grammy-winning album True Love. He was awarded the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government for his influence on the country’s music scene.

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

He was awarded the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government for his influence on the country’s music scene.

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