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Yellowman w/ Dub Island, Duplates Reggae Riddum Band 

When: Tue., June 29 2010
Price: $20, $15 (adv.)
kingyellowman.com
They don’t call him the King of Dancehall for nothing. The legendary reggae DJ King Yellowman has made a career of overcoming obstacles. Decades after achieving fame in Jamaica, he still won’t quit. Yellowman got his start performing at the popular outdoor dances around the island before signing to CBS records in 1981. When he released the song “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng” in 1982, he reached new heights in the genre at home and abroad. His influence was even felt in the early work of Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, KRS-One, and other hip-hop giants. At his peak, Yellowman put new meaning to the word productivity, releasing around five albums a year and producing nearly 40 singles. But a bout with jaw cancer nearly cut his career short. When he came back with Blueberry Hill, it was clear he was ready to take on the industry all over again. His more recent work has dealt with spiritual and social concerns while maintaining the wit and wordplay he has always been known for. Dub Island and the Dubplates Reggae Riddum Band open the show at the Farm on Tuesday. —Brian Sewell

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