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Encyclopedia > Ini Kamoze
Ini Kamoze
Background information
Born October 9, 1957
Origin Jamaican flag Saint Mary, Jamaica
Genre(s) Reggae, Dancehall
Website www.inikamoze.com

Ini Kamoze (International Phonetic Alphabet: /ˈaɪni kəˈmoʊzi/) (born 9 October 1957, in Port Maria, Saint Mary, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae singer. October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Saint Mary, Jamaica, is a parish located in the north, north eastern part of Jamaica. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ragga. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Saint Mary, Jamaica, is a parish located in the north, north eastern part of Jamaica. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...


His self-titled debut album was released in 1984 as a six track mini-LP on Island Records. In the album notes he describes himself as a "pencil thin... disentangled... six-foot vegetarian". The album includes the song "World a Music" which was to be sampled by Damian Marley on his 2005 hit, "Welcome to Jamrock". The album was recorded with and produced by Sly and Robbie, with whom he also toured internationally along with Yellowman and Half Pint. By 1988, however, Kamoze had effectively disappeared from the music scene following lukewarm reactions to his intermittent releases. Island Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group and is operated through The Island Def Jam Music Group. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Damian Marley (born July 21, 1978 in Kingston, Jamaica), is a Grammy-winning reggae artist and is the youngest male child of reggae legend Bob Marley, and the only child born to Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, Miss World 1976. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... Welcome to Jamrock is the third album from Bob Marleys son, Damian Marley. ... “Sound recorder” redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Sly and Robbie are reggaes most prolific and long lasting production team. ... Yellowman (born Winston Foster in Negril, Jamaica in 1959) is a Jamaican ragga and dancehall deejay. ... Cnwb 08:43, 14 August 2005 (UTC) . Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... This article discusses mainly the development and use of music in western culture. ...


In 1994, Kamoze released the song which would become his signature, "Here Comes the Hotstepper". Adopting his nickname from the song title, Kamoze would become known as the "Hotstepper", from the Patois for a man on the run from the law. The song appeared on the soundtrack to the fashion-industry satire film, "Prêt-à-Porter". "Hotstepper" still remains one of dancehall's more well-known hits, with its call-and-response chorus of "Here come de hotstepper - Murderer" (often misheard as "Word it up") - "I'm de lyrical gangsta - Murderer" lighting up clubs worldwide. "Here Comes the Hotstepper" remains Kamoze's only U.S. number one hit (see Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1994). 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Here Comes the Hotstepper is a hip hop song from the musician Ini Kamoze. ... Patois, although without a formal definition in linguistics, can be used to describe a language considered as nonstandard. ... // In film formats, the sound track is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... 1867 edition of the satirical magazine Punch, a British satirical magazine, ground-breaking on popular literature satire. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Prêt-à-Porter (English: Ready to Wear) is a 1994 satirical black comedy written, directed and produced by Robert Altman and shot during the Paris, France, Fashion Week with a host of international stars, models and designers. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ragga. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... A refrain (from the Old French refraindre to repeat, likely from Vulgar Latin refringere) is the line or lines that are repeated in music or in verse; the chorus of a song. ... // This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Antarctica Oceania Africa Asia Europe North America South America Middle East Caribbean Central Asia East Asia North Asia South Asia Southeast Asia SW. Asia Australasia Melanesia Micronesia Polynesia Central America Latin America Northern America Americas C. Africa E. Africa N. Africa Southern Africa W. Africa C. Europe E. Europe N... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... These are the #1 Hits of 1994: Artists at No. ...


Kamoze's career after this high-water mark featured the album Here Comes the Hotstepper which was released in 1995.


Trivia

Land of A Thousand Dances is a song by Wilson Pickett. ... Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American R&B/Rock and Roll and soul singer. ... Discothèque redirects here. ... In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or element of a new recording. ... Damian Marley (born July 21, 1978 in Kingston, Jamaica), is a Grammy-winning reggae artist and is the youngest male child of reggae legend Bob Marley, and the only child born to Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, Miss World 1976. ... The Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance has been awarded since 2003. ... Welcome To Jamrock is the first single from Damian Marleys album of the same name. ...

External link

  • Ini Kamoze web site

  Results from FactBites:
 
ReggaeTrain.com...your portal to Reggae music...(Biography [Ini Kamoze]) (503 words)
For Ini Kamoze, the road to success has been arduous and he has undergone many substantial changes musically and physically since he burst onto the music scene in 1983 with his highly successful eponymous debut album for Island.
Kamoze made his recording debut in the early '80s with a 12" single "Trouble You a Trouble Me" on Taxi and found immediate success.
During this time, Kamoze was 6' tall, reed thin and appeared too frail to contain his powerful stage presence.
Ini Kamoze goes 'back to the future' - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM (0 words)
Ini Kamoze is a little known artiste that made many hits that have shaped the overseas face of reggae and dancehall.
DEBUT is the highly anticipated collection of twenty-four tracks of Ini Kamoze's early works that have been re-recorded with top musicians such as guitarist Earl Chinna Smith (The Wailers), and mixed to Ini's full satisfaction.
Kamoze was featured in VIBE magazine's January issue with Boomshots columnist Rob Kenner, as well as in Garagamel and Echoes magazines in the UK.
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