I-Roy

I-Roy

The prolific and talented Jamaican deejay, I-ROY (Roy Samuel Reid 1942-1999) enjoyed a hugely successful recording career in the 1970s but died of heart failure relatively young after two decades of declining health and output. Belated recognition has come following the selection of his song ‘Sidewalk Killer’ to feature in the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and this timely re-appraisal reviews his life’s work and achievements in sound and lyrics.

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Posted on

6 July 2022