Cocoa Tea

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Cocoa Tea
Birth name Calvin George Scott
Born (1959-09-03) September 3, 1959 (age 55)
Origin Hayes,Clarendon Jamaica
Genres Reggae, Dancehall
Instruments Vocals

Cocoa Tea (born Calvin George Scott, September 3, 1959, Clarendon Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae/dancehall singer, songwriter, and DJ.[1]


Cocoa Tea was popular in Jamaica in from 1985, but has become successful worldwide only since the 1990s. One of his most famous songs is "Rikers Island", which was later put into a dub version by Nardo Ranks entitled "Me No Like Rikers Island" (featured on Dancehall Reggaespanol) which was released the same year as the original "Rikers Island". He also gained fame with the song "Young Lover". He gained notoriety in March 2008 after releasing a song titled "Barack Obama" in support of the US Presidential candidate by the same name. Cocoa Tea's song "Jah Made Them That Way" from his 1984 album Rocking Dolly interpolates "Human Nature" by Michael Jackson and "Answer Mi Question" by Dillinger.

Partial discography[edit]

  • 2008. "Yes We Can". Roaring Lion Records
  • 2007. "Biological Warfare". Minor 7 Flat Five
  • 2006. Save Us Oh Jah. V.P. Records.
  • 1997. Holy Mount Zion. Motown.
  • 1997. RAS Portraits. Ras.
  • 1996. Israel's King. V.P. Records.
  • 1992. Can't Stop Cocoa Tea. V.P. Records.
  • 1992. Kingston Hot. Ras.
  • 1991. Riker's Island V.P. Records.
  • 1986. Showdown Vol 8 (Frankie Paul & Cocoa Tea).Hitbound
  • 1985. Israel Vibration Meets Cocoa Tea
  • 1985. I Lost My Sonia. Volcano
  • 1985. Mr. Coco Tea. Corner Stone
  • 1985. Settle Down. Corner Stone
  • 1985. Sweet Sweet Coco Tea. Blue Mountain
  • 1985. The Marshall. Jammys
  • 1985. Clash (Tenor Saw & Cocoa Tea). Hawkeye
  • 1984. Rocking Dolly. RAS
  • 1984. Weh Dem A Go Do. Volcano
  • 1983-2006 Reggae Anthology. 17 North Parade
  • 198X. Corner Stone Presents Clash Of The 80's (Cocoa Tea & Barrington Levy). Corner Stone


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: Cocoa Tea". AMG. Retrieved 14 May 2010. 

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