King Yellowman has an incredible history in Reggae music. His upbringing at the Maxfield Home orphanage in Kingston and being albino in Jamaica were two obstacles the he overcame and went on to be (at one time) the biggest reggae artist since Bob Marley. After winning a talent contest at Tastee Patties in Kingston, Yellow went on to excite reggae crowds all over Jamaica and the rest of the world with his boastful and sometimes bodacious lyrics. Yellow began to spread out and work for a number of different producers, sometimes releasing as many as five albums per year.
Yellowman’s performances are incredibly lively and he seems to have an unlimited amount of stage energy. The rudest Dancehall toaster of the 1980s, Jamaica’s albino son Yellowman made as many enemies as fans with his controversial, often overtly sexist (if tongue in cheek) lyrics. Now back on the Ragga scene, singing at a slightly slower pace, Yellowman’s witticisms are as cheeky, spirited and intelligent as ever, and delivered with his customary sharp, melodic style and we look forward to welcoming him to headline the Udder one on Sunday night.