Caribbean Artist Birthday

Yellow Man

Born: Winston Foster in Negril, Jamaica, on January 15, 1956 in An early target for abuse because of his albinism, he grew up in an institution in Kingston, with little to keep him company besides music. Influenced by early toasting DJ like U-Roy, he practiced rhyming and got a job with the Gemini Sound System as a substitute DJ. Christening himself Yellowman and dressing in a bright yellow suit, he peppered his lyrics with jokes about his skin color and outlandish tales of his sexual conquests. In 1979, he won a landslide victory at the well-known Tastee Talent Contest, and within months he had become one of Jamaica’s top concert draws, thanks to a dynamic, humorous stage show in which he often used the microphone to mimic his anatomical gifts. etc…

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