Dirtsman

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Patrick Thompson (1966 – 21 December 1993), better known as Dirtsman, was a Jamaican dancehall deejay.
Dirtsman
Birth name Patrick Thompson
Born 1966
Origin Spanish Town, Jamaica
Died 21 December 1993 (aged 27)
Genres Dancehall

Patrick Thompson (1966 – 21 December 1993), better known as Dirtsman, was a Jamaican dancehall deejay.

Biography[edit]

Born in Spanish Town in 1966, Thompson was the son of the owner of the Black Universal Sound System, and was the brother of deejay Papa San.[1][2]

Although he launched his career with his father's company, he later switched to the Willowdene-based Creation Rock Tower System.[1] Recording since the mid-1980s, Dirtsman's biggest hits were "Thank You", produced by Steely and Clevie and "Hot This Year", produced by New York producer Philip Smart.[1] He signed a contract with BMG but his career was cut short when four gunmen took his life on 21 December 1993.[1][3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Acid (1991), VP

Singles[edit]

  • "Thank You" (1989), Steely & Clevie
  • "Borrow Man" (1989), Steely & Clevie
  • "Magnet and Steel" (1991), African Star
  • "Watch The Galee" / "Woman Wan' Man" (12") (1991), Mafia and Fluxy
  • "Mi Gun Nah Stick" (1991), Fashion
  • "Bubble and Wine" (1991), Digital B
  • "Graduation" (1991), Digital B
  • "Why Threat" (1992), Digital B/New Sound
  • "Hot Dis Year" (1992), Digital B
  • "Simmer Down" (1992), Xterminator
  • "Bad Mind" (1992), Pinnacle
  • "Matey Boasy" (1993), Mafia and Fluxy
  • "Caan Flop" (1993), Gussie P
  • "Galong Bad" (1993), Fashion
  • "Body Look Sweet", New Sound - B-side by Johnny Osbourne
  • "Nah Put It Down" (12"), Digital-B
  • "Peeping Tom", Super Power
  • "Po Pow", Digital B
  • "Strive", XTerminator
  • "Dem Want More", Tan-Yah - B-side by Shelene

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Larkin, Colin (1998) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae, Virgin Books, ISBN 0-7535-0242-9, p. 79
  2. ^ Moskowitz, David V. (2006) Caribbean Popular Music: an Encyclopedia of Reggae, Mento, Ska, Rock Steady, and Dancehall, Greenwood Press, ISBN 0-313-33158-8, p. 87
  3. ^ Harris, Craig "Dirtsman Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-12-16