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Smiley Culture (real name David Emmanuel) was a British reggae singer and DJ. Although his period of fame and success was brief, he did produce two of the most critically acclaimed reggae singles of the 1980s.

Emmanuel, born and raised in South London, is the son of a Jamaican father and South American mother. He was educated at Tulse Hill School. Prior to his recording career he worked as a DJ with the Saxon Studio International reggae soundsystem, where he… read more

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  • Avatar for Quince-Brigada
    no justice no peace fuck the police
  • Avatar for d0l
    i'm no forensic pathologist, but i'd think it was pretty difficult to stab yourself in the heart. the fact it happened during a raid is just curious. police have always looked after their own, is all i'm saying.
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  • Avatar for blueyz
    sad end to a reggae great, love his tracks
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  • Avatar for Bastard1
    Self-inflicted my ass! Bloody corrupt ass coppers is what did him in. Not ruling out involvement from the KGBilluminati. Peace bro.
  • Avatar for ritesofspring
    Nooo, terrible news. Can't believe this. Self inflicted wound doesn't seem right somehow :( His tunes remind me of school days. RIP Smiley.
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  • Avatar for keresaspa
    What a sad end for a really talented guy. Rest in peace, Smiley
  • Avatar for Versional
    He reportedly stabbed himself when police raided his home for selling cocaine.

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