Anthony B is the stage name of Keith Blair (born March 31, 1976), a Jamaican musician.Blair grew up in rural Clarks Town in the northwestern parish of Trelawny. His deeply religious family life (his mother was a Seventh-day Adventist and his grandmother a Revivalist) imbued him with a profound spirituality.
During his youth, his favorite singers were reggae legends Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer, musicians who strongly influenced his own style. Peter Tosh's influence can definitely be heard in Anthony B's vocal delivery and revolutionary stance.
Anthony B adopted Rastafarian beliefs as a teenager, a decision which was not well-received by his family. The stubborn and determined Anthony B refused to give up his new religion and his dreadlocks and moved to the home of his aunt and uncle in the Kingston suburb, Portmore.
While attending high school, Anthony B debuted as a deejay for the local sound system, Shaggy Hi-Power. In 1988, he befriended reggae artists such as Determine, Mega Banton, Ricky General and Terror Fabulous.
At this point in the reggae industry, singing "slack" songs about women was the popular thing to do. Anthony B did not believe in degrading women and chose to pen politically-slanted songs rather than so-called "gyal chunes.
" He hooked up with Little Devon the Half Pint sound-a-like singer he made his debut single "The Living is Hard" on the Wizard label in 1993. Anthony B tried many different producers but found that none of them fit his style of music.
Finally, Anthony B teamed up with Richard "Bello" Bell, creating hits such as Fire Pon Rome, Raid Di Barn, Rumour, and Repentance Time. Anthony B's 1996 debut album Real Revolutionary was highly acclaimed in the reggae community.
In late 1997, Anthony B released Universal Struggle which showed that Anthony B had a consistent, high-calibre talent. Anthony B has released a large number of albums since that time including 1999's Seven Seals and 2004's Untouchable which featured collaborations with artists including Wyclef Jean.
Anthony B tours extensively in Europe and North America and is known for his fiery, high-energy performances.Anthony B is a member of the Bobo Ashanti branch of the Rastafarian movement. "Bobo Dreads", as they are known, are recognizable by their long robes and turbans.
The strong Afrocentric pride and the other Rastafarian beliefs (or "overstandings" as Rastafarians prefer to call them) which Anthony B holds are reflected in his songs.Discography * Predator & Prey (1996, Alpha Enterprises) * Real Revolutionary / So Many Things (1996, Greensleeves) * Universal Struggle (1997, VP Records) * Seven Seals (1999, VP Records) * That's Life (2001, VP Records) * More Love (2001, AO ! Records) * Live On The Battlefield (2002, Jahmin' Records) * Reggae Max (2002, Jet Star) * Street Knowledge (2003, Nocturne) * Judgment Time (2003, 2B1 Records) * Smoke Free (2003, Bogalusa Records) * Voice Of Jamaica vol.
2 (2003, Nocturne) * Wise Man Chant (2004, Black Scorpio) * Justice Fight (2004, Nocturne) * Untouchable (2004, Togetherness Records) * Power Of Creation (2004, Nocturne) * Black Star (2005, Greensleeves) * My Hope (2005, AL.
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