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Garnett Silk

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Famous for his silk like voice (hence Garnett Silk) Garnett was an overnight sensation on the early 1990s Jamaican Dancehall scene.

He started out in the mid-1980s deejaying on various sound systems and even recording the occasional track under the moniker “Little Bimbo”. By the first part of the 90s, his locks had grown out and he went from deejay to singer, changing his name to Garnett Silk.

Silk was born Garnett Daymon Smith (2 April, 1966) in the Brumalia district of Mandeville, Jamaica. He was taken under the wing of Rasta deejay Tony Rebel and introduced to Sugar Minott’s Youthman Promotion sound system, which had a hand in recruiting many young acts who later became international stars.

Along with Rebel, Silk reintroduced Rastafarianism into a dancehall scene which by 1992 had become nearly overwrought with X-rated and violent lyrics. He burst on the scene recording many hit tunes and albums, including “Nothing Can Divide Us”, “It’s Growing” and “100% Silk”.

Tragically a fire at his mother’s house on 9 December 1994 killed both Garnett and his mother (with Garnett first escaping then giving up his own life trying to save his mother’s). The Jamaican reggae scene was shocked by his death and it is a testament to his talent and his amazing voice that his music is still selling worldwide today, possibly stronger now than it did before his untimely demise.

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  • zoomedic

    i really love this man's music , and like the great nesta marley his music lives on long after his death ,,,, bowdow ,

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • jahsee78

    Rastafari Miss U Brethren R.I.P,Blessed Luv I Father..!!!

    23 Sep 2012 Reply
  • traviekellman23

    we miss you R.I.P. Garnett Silk (a.k.a. Little Bimbo)

    26 Aug 2012 Reply
  • queenshebaify

    SING ABOUT - WHAT DOES IT PROFIT A MAN TO GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD AND LOSE HIS OWN SOUL. THZ IS ANCIENT WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE, THE QUEEN HAS SPOKEN!

    20 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ikaelhectafari

    High life,dignIfied majestic vibez.!music which when you listen to It's like a heavenly plane ya reach coz it's from de heartbeat.That's what Garnet. Silk was all about.I'll 4eva cherish his incisive message and that Silky voice.

    14 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Norestmasuku

    Wata painful death that robbed the musik fratenity. R.I.P Garnett Silk

    17 Jul 2011 Reply
  • luckystoned

    beautiful voice - good flow!

    31 May 2011 Reply
  • voitoistia

    крутецкий голос

    1 Mar 2011 Reply
  • andrewthezealot

    blessed garnet live forever cos JAH keep im children safe in zion...

    5 Oct 2010 Reply
  • dazibomu

    honestly died so young but his music still feeding lots of living souls

    17 Aug 2010 Reply
  • capron1981

    truly missed!! Luv ya music......

    8 Aug 2010 Reply
  • mshotalot

    No man is an island and no man stands alone to the family as when the work is done it's time to rest! Love your music 'til infinity, it's chilled, calm and melancholic vibe! In peace, ALWAYS Dj Sassy Lang - I'll never stop spinning your plastic! x

    8 Jul 2010 Reply
  • buschemeyer

    Simply gone too soon.. Blessed love..

    7 Apr 2010 Reply
  • mshotalot

    And the words came from the mouth of the blessed and touched the heart of his people and surrounded him was a bright light. And, he was revered. Many have these gifts and we shall give thanks for them when in our midst. Blessings to you - touched by your words! DJ Sassy Lang!

    16 Aug 2009 Reply
  • angelofJah15

    his music shall always live on. so in our hearts so shall He. one of the most timeless wonders of the music industry

    2 Aug 2009 Reply
  • fruitfulvale

    one of Jamaica's finest singers

    5 May 2009 Reply
  • burningbushhifi

    Sadly missed

    7 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Chimino

    Who cares about the spelling....big up the lion who now resides in Zion.

    6 Oct 2008 Reply
  • benthepirate

    It looks like his actual album covers have two T's, while only the Gold album cover has one T.

    15 Sep 2008 Reply
  • pebbles88

    its 2 t's actually

    13 Aug 2008 Reply
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