Dancehall Artistes

Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s. Initially, dancehall was a more sparse version of reggae than the roots style, which had dominated much of the 1970s. In the mid-1980s, digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably, with digital dancehall (or “ragga”) becoming increasingly characterized by faster rhythms. Key elements of dancehall music include its extensive use of Jamaican Patois rather than Jamaican standard English and a focus on the track instrumentals (or “riddims”).

Dancehall saw initial mainstream success in Jamaica in the 1980s, and by the 1990s, it became increasingly popular in Jamaican diaspora communities. In the 2000s, dancehall experienced worldwide mainstream success, and by the 2010s, it began to heavily influence the work of established Western artists and producers, which has helped to further bring the genre into the Western music mainstream.

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Alkaline

Alkaline (born Earlan Bartley) is from Sandy Park which is located in St. Andrew in the Kingston 6 area of Jamaica. He attended Ardenne High School and studied Media and Communication at the University of the West Indies.

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Real Name Earlan Bartley
Aliases Vendetta Boss
Date of Birth December 19, 1993
Gender Male
Height ‎6ft 2in (188 cm)
Nationality Jamaican
Net Worth Unknown

Buju Banton

Buju Banton (born Mark Anthony Myrie; 15 July 1973) is a Jamaican Dancehall and Reggae musician. He is widely considered one of the most significant and well-regarded artists in Jamaican music. Banton has collaborated with many international artists, including those in the Hip Hop, Latin and punk rock genres, as well as the sons of Bob Marley.

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Real Name Mark Anthony Myrie
Aliases Gargamel
Date of Birth July 15, 1973
Gender Male
Height ‎6ft 2in (188 cm)
Nationality Jamaican
Net Worth Unknown

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Masicka

Masicka began his career as a promising local Dj with a lyrically insane flow of melodies and harmonies which can only be described as “Sick” or better then the average in terms of his delivery.

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Popcaan

Andre Jay Sutherland (born 15 July 1991), known professionally as Popcaan, is a Jamaican dancehall deejay, singer and songwriter from the parish of St. Thomas.

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Vybz Kartel

Adidja Azim Palmer (born 7 January 1976) better known as Vybz Kartel, is a Jamaican reggae dancehall recording artist, record producer and entrepreneur. Among his various nicknames, he is referred to as “Worl’ Boss” and has been recognized as one of the genre’s most prolific and skilled lyricists credited with further popularizing Dancehall.

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Real Name Adidja Azim Palmer
Aliases Worl’ Boss
Date of Birth January 7, 1976
Gender Male
Height ‎6ft 0in (183 cm)
Nationality Jamaican
Net Worth $2 Million

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