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King Yellowman: a true legend of dancehall music
There are only a handful of Jamaican musicians who can claim to be one of the legends of dancehall music, but King Yellowman is certainly one of them. His incredible live performances, sexually charged lyrics and easy-going vibes have earned him fans across the world, and always result in outstanding live performances. Buy King Yellowman tickets on StubHub and see this iconic musician live in concert.
The rise to international stardom
King Yellowman rose to fame during the early 1980s and was the first dancehall DJ from Jamaica to land a major record deal with an American label. He was one of the pioneers of dancehall and stood apart from the rest due to his sexually charged lyrics, a style known as "slackness" in the West Indies. He’s put out dozens of albums but is such a sought-after musician that he’s appeared on dozens more: it’s practically impossible to count the number of records he’s appeared on over the years. In 1982 he released his debut album, "Mister Yellowman", and also appeared on a collaborative album called "The Yellow, The Purple & The Nancy", alongside other dancehall artists Purpleman, Fathead, and Sister Nancy. His follow-up record, "Zungguzungguguzungguzeng", remains to this day one of the most influential albums in the hip hop genre and has been sampled countless times over the years. The 1984 album "Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt" marked his international breakthrough, proving to be a huge hit not just in Jamaica but also the US and Europe. Don’t miss out – book your King Yellowman tickets on StubHub today.
See the iconic King Yellowman performing live
After receiving international recognition, he continued to release new music throughout a career that has spanned several decades. During the 1990s he moved away from the "slackness" that he was known for, a move that was epitomised in the 1994 album "Prayer". When you attend a King Yellowman concert you’re guaranteed to hear music from across the years, whether it’s the newer, less "slack" tracks or huge hits like his number one song "Blueberry Hill" from 1987. His status as one of the legends of dancehall music (alongside similar acts like Buju Banton and Eek-A-Mouse) has resulted in him collaborating with the biggest artists in hip hop, including as a guest vocalist on the Run-DMC track "Roots Rap Reggae". His incredible contribution to music even resulted in the Jamaican government awarding him the Order of Distinction, one of the highest awards that can be bestowed upon a citizen of Jamaica. See him live when you buy or sell your King Yellowman tickets on StubHub now.
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