|Birth name||Jason Andrew Williams|
|Also known as||Don Yute, The Original Uptown DJ|
9 May 1974 |
|Genres||Reggae, Pop, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, World hop|
|Years active||1995 – present|
|Labels||Golden Child Music Group, Capitol Records|
|Associated acts||Sean Paul, Akon, Pitbull, Jermaine Dupri, Ying Yang Twins, Lil' Jon, Tanya Stephens, Beenie Man, Spragga Benz, Wayne Wonder|
Don Yute is a Jamaican recording artist based in Kingston, Jamaica signed to Golden Child Music Group and specialising in reggae. He is best known for his 1995 collaboration with Wayne Wonder; Sensi Ride.
Early Life & Careers (90s)
Born Jason Andrew Williams on 9 May 1974, in Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica, Williams is best known for his 1995 collaboration with Wayne Wonder. He then went on to record "African Thing" with Prezident Brown (released on Island/Mango), the success of which led him to work with producers such as Bobby "Digital" (Funny, Funny), Donovan Germain (All That Glitters), Steely and Clevie (Hard Core), as well as Grammy award winning prducer Jim Jonsin(who has worked on songs such as Space Bound, by Eminem and Lollipop by Lil' Wayne). He maintained a high profile in Jamaica in the late 90s with the singles Gal It Wouldn’t Easy, You Own Di Man, La La La, Golden Child and Livin’ In A Dream. In 1997 he released his debut album. In the same year he appeared at Sting '97 with then newcomer Sean Paul with whom Williams had attended school (it should be noted that Paul considers Williams his mentor). In the later half of the 90s the studios that handled Williams' music were delivering thousands of Ddancehall releases, and much of Williams' later work went unreleased as a result; some hope emerged, however, when the Jamaican Government asked the island’s producers to limit the number of releases.
Later Career and International Success (2000s - Present)
|Album Title||Year of Release||Label|
|No Parental Guidance||2001||Orcabessa|
|Adrenalin||2004||Urban Music Group|
|Golden Child All Stars||2007||Golden Child Music Group|
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