Big Youth – ProfileD Grant2021-03-19T11:55:06+00:00
BIG YOUTH – ARTIST PROFILE
A man with a message, Big Youth arrived on the music scene in the wake of U-Roy, Dennis Alcapone, and I-Roy, but quickly established his own style, threatening
to eclipse them all. The consummate cultural toaster, the DJ ruled
the dancehalls across the ’70s, and although his career flagged in the next
decade, he returned with a vengeance in the ’90s, and continues to have an
impact on both his own nation and beyond.