Biography

Dancehall artist Admiral Tibet [real name: Kenneth Allen] was born in Freehill, Jamaica in 1960. He is known for his genuine consciousness. A member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel since adolescence, Tibet avoids slackness in his lyrics.

Tibet got his start in Jamaican clubs and in sound systems as a teen, but did not record until he was in his 20s because he did not want to move to Kingston. With his own original style of crooning, Tibet was a popular voice of the ’80s and one of the few singers who maintained a presence in the deejay-dominated period of the early to mid-1990s.

In the 1980s, Admiral Tibet stormed the dancehalls and airwaves with a slew of hits including “Babylon War” “Serious Time” and “Leave People Business”. In the height of the deejay-dominated mid-1990s, he still managed to hit with “Don’t Dis Me Girl” “Deh Pon Mi Guard” and “Terrorist”.

Since breaking in 1985 with Babylon War on Sherman Clacher’s Arabic Records, Admiral Tibet has wrapped up a total of five full-length albums to his credit. A remix of his “Serious Time” featuring then rivals Ninjaman and Shabba Ranks, was employed to signal a reconciliation between the two deejays in the early ’90s.

Reaping time for Admiral Tibet does not necessarily mean monetary success. He is not one of the wolves in sheep clothes jumping on the reality-and-culture bandwagon to achieve or maintain popularity. The low-keyed singer’s humility is in stark contrast to his militant messages of conscientiousness, a style he has consistently maintained regardless of popular trends.

Most of the material was recorded and produced by Maurice Johnson aka Black Scorpio in the late 1990s. Admiral Tibet continues singing about his points of view, with songs like “Unity” “Innocent Life”, and “CanÕt Hold Me” to name a few. An album filled with personal conviction

Releases:
Come Into The Light (LP) Jammy’s Records
Leave People Business (7”) Techniques Records
Serious Time (7”, Single) Jammy’s Records
Watch Yuh Step (7”, Single) D & S Unfailing Records
Woman Is A Trouble (7”, RP) Techniques Records
Lonesome Side / Reality Time (12”) Live And Love 1987
We A Go Hang Dem (7”, Single) Jammy’s Records 1989
Executor Sound (7”) Digital-B 1990
Never Surrender (7”) Uptempo Records 1997
Brave & Bold (7”) Mafia And Fluxy 1998
Stand Up Straight / Stop The Corruption (12”) Digital-B 1998
I Know (7”) Humal Records 2000
Try To Reach The Top (LP, Album) Brickwall, Heat Wave Records (2) 2000
Peace And Love (7”) Brickwall 2001
Fire Fire Burning (CD, Album) Heartbeat Europe 2002
Appears On:
Bunty Hunter (LP) Serious Time Blue Mountain Records 1991
Caan Dun - The Best Of Shabba (2xCD) Serious Time, Tell Me … VP Records 1995
Reveal Report (CD) Permission Echo Beach 1998
Anything Test Dead (2xCD) Time Is Serious VP Records 2001
Anything Test Dead (2xLP) Time Is Serious VP Records 2001
Youth Quake (LP, Album) Reggae Music Artist Only! Records 2001
Tracks Appear On:
Original Stalag 17, 18 And 19 (LP) Trouble To A Man Techniques Records
Reggae Sound War (The Sound Clash) Electrocutioner Volume Two (LP) Hang Dem Rohit International Records
Reggae Sound War (The Sound Clash) Electrocutioner Volume Two (CD) Hang Dem Rohit International Records
Greensleeves Sampler 4 (CD) Tell Me Which One Greensleeves Records 1990
Clash Of The Century (LP) Clash Of The Century Shoc-Wave Records 1991
Reggae Hits Volume 10 (CD) Serious Time Jet Star Records 1991
Strictly The Best 3 (CD) Serious Time VP Records 1991
Tun It Over! (CD) Sudden Fall Mango 1991
Strictly The Best 7 (LP) Tell Me Which One VP Records 1992
Greensleeves Sampler 8 (CD) The Love Of Jah Greensleeves Records 1993
Hot This Year: The Album (LP, Comp) Rush Tan-Yah 1993
Strictly Dancehall (CD) Fulfillment Epic 1993
Record Factory In The Jungle (LP) Weeping & Mourning Record Factory 1995
Record Factory In The Jungle (CD) Weeping & Mourning Record Factory 1995
Vine Yard Revival Series (LP) Working Time Vine Yard Records 1995
Essential DanceHall Reggae (CD) The Time Is Serious, K… Music Club 1997
Original Stalag 17, 18 And 19 (CD, Album) Trouble To A Man Vif!, Virgin Music (France) 1998
Reggae Hits Vol. 10 (CD) Serious Time Jet Star Records 2000
Flag Flown High: The Best Of Bobby Digital’s Roots Productions (2xLP) Tell Me Why, Serious Time Maximum Pressure 2002
Finest Cuts - Roots.01 (Cass) Blame * Not On Label 2003
King Jammy: The Rhythm King (2xLP) Running From Reality Maximum Pressure 2003
King Jammy: The Rhythm King (CD, Comp) Running From Reality Maximum Pressure 2003
Winston Riley Productions: Dancehall Techniques 1986 - 1991 (2xLP) Leave People Business Maximum Pressure 2003
Contemporary Roots Reggae Volume 1 (CD) Mr. Big Man H2 Records (2) 2005

Edited by euxroughneck on 14 May 2008, 10:10

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