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The Wild Wild West Dub Tour To Hit California
Published November 15, 2006

The tour features the Godfather of Dancehall, reggae legend Sugar Minott, along with the legendary engineer- Scientist, Admiral Tibet, The Hawaiian Lyon, Fire Pashon and the all-star Ragga SoulJah Band.

Kings Music International is proud to announce the Wild Wild West Dub Tour featuring the Godfather of Dancehall, reggae legend Sugar Minott, along with the legendary engineer- Scientist, Admiral Tibet, The Hawaiian Lyon, Fire Pashon and the all-star Ragga SoulJah Band. 

Scientist mixed many of Sugar's hit songs in Jamaica in the '80s and '90s. The band features world-class musicians such as Santa Davis, Vince Black, Haile Maskell, and a horn section featuring Balboa Becker on trombone, and background vocalists. The full band, along with a stable of dynamic artists, will be dubbed out by the Dubmaster himself - Scientist. This is a massive show you don't want to miss!

Sugar has recently released a new CD called Tribute to Studio One on the Tads Records label. He continues to produce hit records such as the 2002 INDIE winner for Best Reggae Album, Rare Gems. Sugar Minott literally ruled the dancehall for a decade from the mid 70's to the mid 80's. Admiral Tibet was predominant in the dancehall later on in the '80s as a conscious roots singer. Tibet is best known worldwide for hits such as "Babylon War" and "Leave Peoples Business." Tibet is big in Europe, consistently doing tours and festivals. Hawaiian Lyon's smooth style has been getting out into the western U.S. and Hawaii, with his heartical lyrics and all-star musicians. Best known for the song, "Sweet Sexy Lady" and "Let it Grow," his CD's have been well produced in conjunction with Scientist, who has also done the mixing. Pashon, Sugar's daughter, does some songs of her own, and then sings harmony for her father.

Last year Sugar did the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in California, and then did a similar tour from San Diego through L.A., the four major Hawaiian islands, and up the west coast to Canada and then down through Montana to Colorado. The shows were successful in bringing out a lot of roots people, and there is a lot of interest for him to come again. Now a year later, Minott again brings a style he created in the early days of Jamaica's dancehalls in the '70s and '80s, when he defined sound system performance and elevated singing and deejaying to new heights with his Black Roots record label and the Youthman Promotion sound crew. Sugar's crew offered more lyrical variety and talent than virtually any other sound system then or since. He helped mentor and give experience to many of the artists that were later to become trendsetters in their own right, such as Tenor Saw, Nitty Gritty, Junior Reid, Frankie Paul, Michael Palmer, Half Pint and Little John.

Wherever he performs, Sugar plays to a solid base of loyal fans, whether it be in the clubs of London, the dancehalls of Kingston or the nightclubs of New York City. Sugar is known for working with a stable of talented artists, and this tour package is no exception.