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Daddy Freddy grew up in Trenchtown, home of many musical legends. His house was literally a few minutes walk from Coxsone Dodd's influential record studio Studio One. Trenchtown is a neighbourhood located in Kingston, the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... Clement Seymour Sir Coxsone Dodd (Kingston, Jamaica, January 26, 1932 – May 5, 2004) was a Jamaican record producer who was influential in the development of reggae and other forms of Jamaican music in the 1950s, 60s and later. ... Studio One is one of Reggaes most renowned record labels, having been described as the Motown of Jamaica. ...

His neighbours were Jacob Miller and Ranking Joe. Ranking Joe took Freddy under his wing and taught him the basics of skills of performing. Freddy's tremendous natural ability meant he was quickly enlisted to work with Lt. Stichie (Of "Natty Dread" fame) and then later with Sugar Minott. It was performing on Minott's soundsystem that founded Freddy's fame in Jamaica. Jacob Miller Jacob Miller (May 4, 1952 – March 23, 1980) was a Jamaican Reggae artist who died very young in a car accident, cutting abruptly short a promising career that had already taken young Jacob from fronting Inner Circle to a solo career. ... Sugar Minnott (born May 25, 1956) is a Jamaican singer. ...

When he released his first album, Body Lasher, six of the tracks went straight into the Jamaican top ten.

After successful touring in the US under the Chrysallis record label, Freddy came to England in the 1980s. His first UK work was a collaboration with Asher D (UK reggae star) called, Raggamuffin Hip-Hop. This album created a new style of music that was a fusion of Jamaican ragga and UK/US hip-hop. The anthemic title track has the much sampled vocal, "The ragga-muffin, the ragga-muffin, hip-hop". Freddy also managed to influence and support fledgling UK reggae stars, Top Cat, Tenor Fly and Prento Youth who went on to the legendary Coxsone Sound and the record label Congo Natty. Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government  â€¢ President  â€¢ Vice President Federal republic George... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Asher D is a British rapper of Jamaican origin who was part of a successful partnership with legendary Reggae artist Daddy Freddy. ... Raggamuffin music (usually abbreviated as ragga) is a subgenre of dancehall reggae in which the instrumentation primarily consists of electronic music; sampling often serves a prominent role in raggamuffin music as well. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began among urban African Americans and Latinos in New York City in the early 1970s, and has since spread around the world. ... Top Cat (also known for a while as Boss Cat in the United Kingdom) was a Hanna-Barbera prime-time animated series which premiered in 1961 and ran for 30 episodes and which remains one of the studios most enduring creations. ...

This album created even more interest for Freddy. Artists such as Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill, David Morales and Norman Cooke all requested collaborations and others like The Prodigy, Salt 'n' Pepa and KRS One all sampled his unique voice. Even the President of the United States, Bill Clinton wanted to meet him! Dr. Dre (born Andre Romel Young on February 18, 1965, in Compton, Los Angeles, California) is an African-American record producer, rapper, and record executive, and is one of the wealthiest, most influential, most successful and well-known producers in the field of hip hop music. ... Cypress Hill is a prominent rap music group (formed in 1988), which has sold 17 million records around the world. ... The Prodigy are a British electronica act, consisting of Liam Howlett (keyboards), Keith Flint (vocalist) and Maxim (vocalist). ... Salt, DJ Spinderella, and Pepa on the cover to their 1998 CD single, The Brick Track Verses Gitty Up Salt-N-Pepa is an American R&B and hip hop group, consisting of Cheryl James and Sandy Denton (Salt and Pepa, respectively), and Deidre Dee Dee Roper (DJ Spinderella). ... KRS One (born Lawrence Krisna Parker on August 20, 1965, but known throughout his career by several monikers including Kris Parker, The Blastmaster, and The Teacha) is a rapper from the Bronx, New York City. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...

This fame culminated in Freddy attempting and breaking the World Record for World's fastest rapper in 1989 as part of the Capital radio Music Festival. Eventually Freddy broke the record four times taking it from 346 to 598 syllables a minute. First and second time in UK (in Covent Garden and at BBC's Record Breakers on BBC's Record Breakers show where he appeared with the great Roy Castle) and two times in America (New York Empire State Building and in Washington). Renowned live performances have always been Freddy's hallmark, most notably at the New Music Seminar in New York and Tim Westwoods live rap shows on Capital radio.

By the end of the 1990s Freddy was exhausted. His hectic life-style had taken it out of him so he found time to return to Jamaica and re-discover his roots. Whilst he still lent vocals to prominent dancehall tracks in Jamaica his next major work did not come until he came back to the UK, with a new lease of life. Freddy teamed up with renowned dub legend, The Rootsman in 2000 to make the ground-breaking new album, Old School – New School (Third Eye Music). The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, the last decade of the 20th Century. ...

Since then Freddy has been riding high, always striving to make new music and to give his all in his trademark, super-charged performances. His time is divided into touring, both nationally and internationally, recording and even training up some of tomorrow’s dancehall stars.

Daddy Freddy's latest album Hardcore was released on P.O.T. music.


  • 1988 Raggamuffin Hip Hop (with Asher D) Profile Album
  • 1988 Brutality (with Asher D) Music Of Life Single
  • 1989 We are the champions Chrysalis Single
  • 1989 Cater Fi She Exterminator Album
  • 1989 Londons Finest Music Of Life Album
  • 1989 Kreem of the Krop Music Of Life Album
  • 1989 Music of Life Hustlers Convention Music Of Life Album
  • 1990 Ragga House (with Simon Harris) Music Of Life Single
  • 1990 Respect Music Of Life Single
  • 1990 Don’t Stop the Music Living Beat Rec Single
  • 1990 Freddy’s Back (with Duke/Royal Family) Music Of Life Single
  • 1991 Stress Chrysalis Album
  • 1991 Daddy Freddy’s in Town Chrysalis Album
  • 1991 The Crown Music Of Life Single
  • 1992 Raggamuffin Soldier Capitol Album
  • 1992 Haul and Pull Chrysalis Single
  • 1992 Dancehall Clash (with Tenor Fly) Live Single
  • 1993 Respect Due (with Heavy D & Frankie Paul) Music Of Life Single
  • 1993 Respect Due (Sly & Robbie Remixes) Music Of Life Single
  • 1994 Pain Killa Music Of Life Single
  • 1994 The Big One Music Of Life Album
  • 1996 Greatest Hits Living Beat Album
  • 1997 Freddy’s in the Jungle (Japanese Single) ... Single
  • 2000 Old School New School BSI Third Eye Album
  • 2004 Hardcore P.O.T. music Album


  • official Website
  • Label Website
  • Daddy Freddy Fanclub
  • Daddy Freddy at MySpace.com

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