Remembering the Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Brown

On February 1st, we celebrated what would have been Dennis Brown’s 60th birthday. Passing away in 1999 at age 42, Brown falls within the ranks of legendary artists that left us much too soon -- but not before gifting us with a prolific body of work and inspiring countless artists in his wake. Deemed The Crown Prince of Reggae by the genre’s golden child, Bob Marley, Brown’s career started at age 12, in his hometown of Kingston, Jamaica, when he recorded his first song, “No Man is an Island.” After that, Brown went on to record more than 75 albums and achieve international success, comprised of multiple UK tours, deals with A&M Records and RAS Records and Grammy nominations for his albums Light My Fire and Let Me Be the One.

Known for his incredible voice, Brown’s carefree, vibrant legacy lives on in his music and all of the artists he touched along the way -- including Whitney Houston, Bob Marley and Slightly Stoopid, to name a few. We’re honored to represent a small piece of his iconic songography and spread the contagious joy and good vibes embodied in his work.

Posted on February 13, 2017 .