Uroy Death: He veteran toaster oven purportedly kicked the bucket in his local Jamaica on Wednesday night in the wake of sickly for at some point. He was 78.
Accolades streamed openly via online media Wednesday night as artists communicated distress at the passing of a spearheading back up parent of Jamaican music.
Dancehall whiz Shaggy posted: “Today we lost one of our legends !! A genuine legend in this round of ballroom/Reggae on the off chance that your (sic) an aficionado of sound framework, at that point your a fanatic of Stur Gav sound. With so much greats as Colonel Josey Whales (sic) and Charlie Chaplin, pioneers in this game … with a list of astonishing chronicles U Roy was an expert at his specialty. Rest Well daddy Roy!! R.I.P. walk great.”
David Rodigan posted on Twitter: “Tear Daddy U Roy the famous toaster oven who changed the worldview of Jamaican music when he voiced the ‘Form Galore’ collection …I was consistently in stunningness of him; the manner of speaking, the rhythm, the melodious gleaming and riddim riding made him ‘the spirit traveler’.”
A post common by Shaggy Aka Mr Boombastic O.D (@direalshaggy)
U Roy, conceived Ewart Beckford in Kingston, is credited with advocating the specialty of toasting on reggae rhythms in the beginning of dancehall when the sound framework wore the pants.