This week, 17 North Parade will unlock its vaults once again to unveil the latest Reggae Anthology: Yellowman’s Young, Gifted & Yellow, from the undisputed king of dancehall. Jamaica’s first dancehall superstar Yellowman ushered in a new era in reggae music. His early ’80s success brought the popularity of toasting (reggae’s equivalent of rapping) to a new level and helped establish dancehall as the wave of the future.
His powerful 2CD/DVD anthology collection features 40 fully remastered essential tracks of both classic and obscure material throughout Yellowman’s prolific career. As an added bonus, the deluxe package will include thorough liner notes written by reggae historian Noel Hawkes and a 25-minute DVD of Yellowman’s 1988 electrifying live performance at Jamaica’s longstanding annual music festival Sunsplash.
Check out the joint premiere on COMPLEX Media Network of this throwback clip from this iconic performance.