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Anthony B is the stage name of Keith Blair (born March 31, 1976), a Jamaican musician. A stage name, or a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers (such as actors, comedians, musicians, and clowns). ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ...



Early life

Blair grew up in rural Clarks Town in the northwestern parish of Trelawny. His deeply religious family life (his mother was a Seventh-day Adventist and his grandmother a Revivalist) imbued him with a profound spirituality. During his youth, his favorite singers were reggae legends Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer, musicians who strongly influenced his own style. Peter Tosh's influence can definitely be heard in Anthony B's vocal delivery and revolutionary stance. Jamaica is divided into fourteen parishes (capitals in parentheses)- Clarendon Parish (May Pen) Hanover Parish (Lucea) Kingston Parish (Kingston) Manchester Parish (Mandeville) Portland Parish (Port Antonio) Saint Andrew Parish (Half Way Tree) Saint Ann Parish (Saint Anns Bay) Saint Catherine Parish (Spanish Town) Saint Elizabeth Parish (Black River) Saint... Sir Jonathan Trelawney (March 24th 1650, Trelawny, Cornwall - July 19th 1721, Chelsea, Middlesex) was Bishop of Bristol, Exeter and Winchester. ... Seventh-day Adventist Churchs logo The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Christian denomination distinguished by their doctrinal beliefs that the literal, visible second coming of Jesus Christ is imminent, and that the seventh-day Sabbath of the Ten Commandments (Saturday) is the authentic biblical day of rest and... It has been suggested that Great Awakening be merged into this article or section. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Robert Nesta Marley OM (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... Peter Tosh on the cover of his album The Toughest Peter Tosh (October 19, 1944 – September 11, 1987) was a pioneer reggae musician, as well as a trailblazer for the Rastafarian movement. ... Bunny Wailer, also known as Bunny Livingston (born April 10, 1947), was an original member of reggae group The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. ...

Anthony B adopted Rastafarian beliefs as a teenager, a decision which was not well-received by his family. The stubborn and determined Anthony B refused to give up his new religion and his dreadlocks and moved to the home of his aunt and uncle in the Kingston suburb, Portmore. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Dreadlocks, sometimes called simply dreads or locks, are matted ropes of hair which will form by themselves if the hair is allowed to grow naturally without the use of brushes, combs, razors or scissors for a long period of time. ... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ...


While attending high school, Anthony B debuted as a deejay for the local sound system, Shaggy Hi-Power. In 1988, he befriended reggae artists such as Determine, Mega Banton, Ricky General and Terror Fabulous. A Deejay (in a dancehall context) sings or toasts to an instrumental riddim (rhythm). ...

At this point in the reggae industry, singing "slack" songs about women was the popular thing to do. Anthony B did not believe in degrading women and chose to pen politically-slanted songs rather than so-called "gyal chunes." He hooked up with Little Devon the Half Pint sound-a-like singer he made his debut single "The Living is Hard" on the Wizard label in 1993. Anthony B tried many different producers but found that none of them fit his style of music. Finally, Anthony B teamed up with Richard "Bello" Bell, creating hits such as "Fire Pon Rome", "Raid Di Barn", "Rumour", and "Repentance Time." Anthony B's 1996 debut album Real Revolutionary was highly acclaimed in the reggae community.[citation needed] In late 1997, Anthony B released Universal Struggle which showed that Anthony B had a consistent, high-calibre talent. Anthony B has released a large number of albums since including 1999's Seven Seals, 2003's Street Knowledge, 2004's Untouchable which featured collaborations with artists including Wyclef Jean, 2005's Black Star & My Hope, and most recently, Suffering Man. See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 other events of 1993 list of years in music 1990s in music // January 8 - The U.S. Postal service issues an Elvis Presley stamp. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Nelust Wyclef Jean (IPA pronunciation: ) (born October 17, 1972) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated Haitian-rapper, reggae artist, producer, and member of the superstar hip hop trio The Fugees, known popularly for a series of low-profile singles in the 1990s but respected within the hip...

Anthony B tours extensively in Europe and North America and is known for his fiery, high-energy performances.

Anthony B is a member of the Bobo Ashanti branch of the Rastafarian movement. "Bobo Dreads", as they are known, are recognizable by their long robes and turbans. The strong Afrocentric pride and the other Rastafarian beliefs (or "overstandings" as Rastafarians prefer to call them) which Anthony B holds are reflected in his songs. Bobo Ashanti, aka the Ethiopian International Congress, is a Rastafarian organization founded by Prince Emmanuel I in the 1950s. ... An 1812 map of Africa Afrocentrism is an academic, historical approach to the study of world history. ...



  • Predator & Prey (1996, Alpha Enterprises)
  • Real Revolutionary / So Many Things (1996, Greensleeves)
  • Universal Struggle (1997, VP Records)
  • Seven Seals (1999, VP Records)
  • That's Life (2001, VP Records)
  • More Love (2001, AO ! Records)
  • Live On The Battlefield (2002, Jahmin' Records)
  • Reggae Max (2002, Jet Star)
  • Street Knowledge (2003, VP Records)
  • Judgment Time (2003, 2B1 Records)
  • Smoke Free (2003, Bogalusa Records)
  • Voice Of Jamaica vol. 2 (2003, Nocturne)
  • Wise Man Chant (2004, Black Scorpio)
  • Justice Fight (2004, Nocturne)
  • Untouchable (2004, Togetherness Records)
  • Powers Of Creation (2004, Nocturne)
  • Black Star (2005, Greensleeves)
  • My Hope (2005, AL.TA.FA.AN. / Minor 7 Flat 5)
  • Suffering Man (2006 Tad's Records)


  • Chanting Down Babylon (1997, Power Play); live, with Buju Banton
  • 2 Strong (1998, Star Trail/VP Records); with Sizzla
  • Anthony B & Idren (1998, Jamaican Vibes)
  • Anthony B & Friends (1998, Rhino Records)
  • Nazarene Vow (1999, Records Factory); with Junior Timba
  • 3 Wise Men (1999, J&D); with Sizzla and Luciano
  • One Mission (1999, J&D); with Capleton
  • Saddle To The East (2001, Brick Wall); with Jah Mason and Steve Machete
  • 4 Rebels (2001, VP Records); with Sizzla, Luciano, and Yami Bolo
  • The Five Disciples (2001, Penitentiary / Jet Star); with Sizzla, Luciano, Junior Kelly, and Capleton
  • We Three Kings (2001, AO ! Records); with Sizzla
  • We Three Kings (2002, Navarre); with Capleton and Luciano
  • Four The Hard Way (2002, City Hall); with Capleton, Sizzla, and Luciano
  • Kings Of Zion (2002, Jet Star); with Capleton, Sizzla, and Junior Kelly
  • 5 Blazing Fires (2002, Fire Ball); with Admiral Tibbett, Sizzla, Capleton, and Michael Fabulous
  • Five Disciples Part II (2003, Jet Star); with Capleton, Luciano, Sizzla, and Jr. Kelly
  • Kings Of Zion vol. 3 (2005, Charm); with Capleton, Sizzla, and Turbulence
  • Jah Warriors vol. III (2005, Penitentiary); with Luciano

Buju Banton (performing at Ilosaarirock, 2006) Buju Banton (born Mark Anthony Myrie 1972) is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae singer & producer. ... Sizzla Kalonji is the stage name of Miguel Orlando Collins (born 17 April 1976), a Jamaican reggae musician. ... Capleton performing at Bob Marley Birthday Bash 2K6. Capleton, born Clifton George Bailey III on 13 April 1967 in the parish of St Mary, Jamaica is a reggae artist. ... Rolando Ephraim McLean, better known as Yami Bolo, is a Jamaican reggae singer. ...

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