Yellowman
DJ

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Birthday
15, 1956
Birthplace
Kingston, Jamaica
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1956 (age 63)
Birthplace
Kingston, Jamaica

About

Seminal Jamaican reggae and dancehall DJ who came to prominence in the 80's with influential songs like "Zungguzungguguzungguzeng," which has been sampled dozens of times in popular music. He became an outspoken anti-violence advocate later in his career.

Before Fame

He grew up in a Catholic orphanage in Kingston, Jamaica. He experienced bullying from his classmates due to his albinism.

Trivia

He was diagnosed with skin cancer in 1982 and was given a prognosis of just three years to live. Despite this, the cancer went into remission and he continued living a healthy life.

Family Life

His real name is Winston Foster. He married Rosie Foster in 1985. His daughter Kareema is also a musician.

Associated With

His song "Zungguzungguguzungguzeng" was sampled by Tupac Shakur in the song "Hit 'Em Up."