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Dancehall/ Reggae/ Ragga

From: Jamaica

Dirtsman (born: Patrick Thomas),in 1967. Only twenty-seven when he died on December 21st 1993, Dirtsman was on the cusp of attaining international success, having recently signed a recording contract with BMG.

The son of the owner of the Black Universal Sound System, Dirtsman was the brother of deejay Papa San. Although he launched his career with his father’s company, he later switched to the Willowdene-based Creation Rock Tower System.

Recording since the mid-1980s, Dirtsman’s biggest hits were “Thank You”, produced by Steely and Clevie and “Hot This Year”, produced by New York producer Philip Smart. Shortly after the tune’s release he was shot dead outside his house by 4 gunmen in either an attempted robbery, or politically motivated crime.


Acid ◄ (2 versions) VP Records 1991

Singles & EPs;

Watch The Galee / Woman Wan’ Man (12”) Mafia And Fluxy 1991

Dirtsman / Danny*, Clevie* & Mafia* - Mi Gun Nah Stick / Camel Back 38 (12”) Fashion Records 1991

Bubble & Wine (7”) Digital-B 1991

Why Threat (7”) New Sound 1992

Hot Dis Year (7”) Digital-B 1992

Dirtsman / Sweetie Irie - Matey Boasey / Over Mi Loving (12”) Mafia And Fluxy 1993

Caan Flop (12”) Gussie P Records 1993

Galong Bad / Impeccable (12”) Fashion Records 1993

Strive (7”, RP) XTerminator Unknown

Hot This Year / Mix II (12”, RP) Tan-Yah Unknown

Dirtsman / Shelene - Dem Want More / Superficial Love (12”) Tan-Yah Unknown


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