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Super Cat (born William Maragh in Kingston, Jamaica, 1966) is one of the originators of the late 80’s and early 90’s dancehall movement. A reggae musician who came to prominence in the late 1980s and even more so in the early 1990s, Super Cat is of Jamaican and Indian descent. His nickname, the “Wild Apache” was given to him by his mentor Early B.

His first single as was entitled ‘Mr. Walker’ and was a hit in Jamaica. His song ‘Boops’ came soon after with the release of his debut album ’ Si Boops Dey’ and was a massive hit that spawned hundreds of responses and cemented him a place in reggae history. He put his name in the history books and knotched a place in US music scene with the album Don Dada. The album featured heavyweights in the Hip Hop arena such as Heavy D and Notorious B.I.G. Songs like Don Dada, Dolly My Baby and Ghetto Red Hot are considered classics. Controversy has always surrounded his career. For example with the death of the popular reggae artist Nitty Gritty, killed in a murky incident in New York City, where Super Cat was accused but denied any involvement. He also had an infamous shooting incident in a Sting stage show performance with then rival Ninjaman.

Super Cat had a number of hit singles in the early 1990s, including “Don Dada” and “Ghetto Red Hot,” “Dem No Worry Me” with Heavy D and “Alright” with Kris Kross.

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  • ForBigMistakes

    My girlfriend was named after the song "My Girl Josepine"

    25 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ForBigMistakes

    Sounds so good on second listen.

    22 Aug 2012 Reply
  • buyable

    y the money man dont help the poor man

    4 Feb 2012 Reply
  • goodybar

    oops!

    5 Oct 2010 Reply
  • LanFill

    boops!

    28 Sep 2010 Reply
  • GFX101

    Hes one of my Fav reggae artist. He was wicked

    20 Mar 2010 Reply
  • chrisandell

    :)

    22 Sep 2009 Reply
  • sundirge

    expected a lot more props for this boy

    24 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Jinkyjonk

    I dont think 'sean paul' jacked his style. Thats a insult to supercat. A lot of deejay's of the early dancehall era controlled the dance like cat did. Cat learnt a lot of his style from Early B and others like brigadier jerry. So its only normal that new Jamaican deejays will imitate this style, see Early B's tune imitator, he explains it in detail. BIG UP all veteran deejay fi de dance!! But I agree, of course, that Sean paul is wank.

    22 Mar 2009 Reply
  • dubupset

    word to that, buyable. super cat >>>>>>>>> sean paul

    8 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Chimino

    Cat was one of the the wickedest deejays when it came to riding a riddim, maybe the best period. His brother Junior Cat is even more underrated...wicked lyricist, and they wrote alot of each other's tunes back in the day.

    6 Feb 2009 Reply
  • dubupset

    the best dancehall dee jay of all time. too slept on.. in fact he was one of the first to really try to cross over into hip hop and the timing just wasn't right.

    24 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Dahmerish

    I must be the only person who doesn't like Don Dada. The Struggle Continues is where it's at.

    17 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Kym-B

    Scalp Dem (Wu Tang mix) - that's all I'm sayin'.

    21 Oct 2008 Reply
  • esc4p1st

    most famous (at least to the general public) for his appearance on Sugar Ray's Fly, right?

    6 Mar 2008 Reply
  • c_king_007

    Super Cat, Your Cherry is so popped. Hope it's not too messy for you.

    19 Jun 2006 Reply

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