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Location: AMERICA CENTRAL: Jamaica
Signed up: 10 Jul 2012 06:20 PM
Genre: Classic Dancehall
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Billy Boyo was born September 21st 1969, and christened Billy Theophilus Rowe, in Kingston, Jamaica. He soon moved to Brooklyn, New York, growing up in the company of such reggae alumni as Henry “Junjo” Lawes, who was married to his sister, Rosemarie. Billy moved in a musical crowd, namely, Ranking Toyan, Little Harry, and Little John to name a few. Living in this environment it was inevitable that a boy with such talent would soon record his own music. Thus Billy Boyo developed a very distinctive “sinjay” style that betrayed his youth yet gave homage to his street smarts.
In the early 1980’s rumor spread that Billy Boyo and Little Harry had been shot and killed. However this proved to be untrue. Billy in fact died of a brain tumor on October 29th 2000 after a two month long struggle to beat the disease.
Billy had been moving in the upper circles of reggae with Yellowman and Gregory Isaacs counted amongst this group. Why Billy Boyo chose to stop recording we will never know. The reggae scene lost yet another great artist.
Silver Kamel Audio is pleased to present this CD as a testament of Billy Boyo’s talent. Play it. Enjoy it. This is the Baddest DJ! ……..kamel
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