Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Legendary Reggae Artist, Dead At 85



Written by Written By Nigel Roberts

Reggae icon Lee “Scratch” Perry died Sunday (Aug. 29) on the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Jamaica, the Jamaica Observer reported. He was 85 years outdated.

Perry, who labored with reggae big Bob Marley, is credited with pioneering dub, which impacted a spread of music genres.

Lee got here into prominence within the late 1960s as a producer of “cutting-edge music by revolutionary artists,” the newspaper mentioned.

He was nominated 5 occasions for a Grammy, profitable the coveted award in 2002 for the Finest Reggae Album, Jamaican E.T.

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Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness despatched his condolences to Perry’s household, buddies, and followers, as he paid tribute to the musician’s accomplishments.

Beastie Boys’ Mike D was amongst those that honored Perry for his affect on their music.

“We’re actually grateful to have been impressed by, labored with and collaborated with this true legend. Allow us to all hearken to his deep catalog in tribute,” his message learn partially.

Questlove wrote, “Pure Innovation. Pure Creativeness. This Man Was Plug Ins lengthy earlier than you studio cats as we speak can merely press one button and immediately created sound chaos.”

(Photograph by Paul Bergen/Redferns)





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