Dub, reggae and roots music master Burro Banton, born 1960 in Western Kingston, Jamaica, was influenced by deejays such as Dillinger, U Brown and Ranking Trevor. He made his stage debut as a deejay in 1976 at a talent contest, but started his career in earnest on the "Roots Unlimited" sound system alongside Josey Wales. Then he became the resident deejay for Gemini Sound, before he started to work for Junjo Lawes' Volcano sound system. He went into the studio with this successful dancehall producer and recorded his debut album "Burro". In the early nineties he moved to New York where he teamed up with Massive B producer Bobby Konders. This led to the release of the album "Da Original Banton" in 1995, perhaps his most famous collection.
A massive influence on many other dancehall artists such as Baju Banton and Elephant Man, Burro Banton continues to draw big crowds on tour and to release successful and critically lauded songs such as "Badder Dan Dem", a big hit on the huge cult game Grand Theft Auto IV.
You can hear him on: http://www.myspace.com/burrobanton