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General Degree

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Born in Manchester (Jamaica) on April 28, Degree often had to hide as a
child from his strict christian parents in order to get a taste of
what was happening on the airwaves. It was only a few years
later in his early 20’s, that Degree was hitting those same
airwaves with his brilliant imitation of a grandmother in his
first number one hit ‘Granny’- his first recording for Main
Street producer Danny Browne. ‘Granny’ reigned in the

dances and charts for one year straight, and that humorous
vine has thrived throughout Degree’s career and is a
component he naturally possesses.

Degree’s impressive parade of number one hits continued
both at home and abroad, and lends great credence to the
fact that he certainly does know what he’s talking about.
Tunes such as ‘Granny, Brinks, Mr Dweet Nice, Bodyguard,
Papa Lover, Hold Yuh Tonight, Spark plug and countless
others have had fans skanking .

General Degree is also renowned for his provocative lyrics
that always leave just enough up to the imagination. The
little they do leave, is also plenty for them not to be certified
XXX-rated. Girls crying for his ‘Pianist’ is the perfect example
of a Degree double-entendre, that gets his earthy message
across whilst leaving the censors with nothing to do. The
reason why Degree’s suggestiveness works so well is because
of the pure invention in his work. It’s a trademark that

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