El Mexicano

Genres: Latin
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

Rudolph Grant, Plaisance, Guyana. Grant and his family settled in the UK in 1967. He made his debut in 1969 as Little Brother Grant for the release of ‘Let’s Do It Tonight’. His brother Eddy Grant began performing in the Equals, who had a number of hits in the late 60s. Rudolph, recording as the Mexicano, began his career as a DJ with ‘Gorilla In Manilla’ and ‘Cut Throat’, a tale of the Mexicano’s quest to find I. Roy and Prince Jazzbo so that he could spit in their eyes. While Mexicano pursued his career in recording, Eddy Grant used the royalties from his time with the Equals to set up his own Coach House Recording Studio, working with various groups including the Pioneers. Mexicano’s career surged when in 1977 at the Coach House he recorded a tribute to the popular television series Starsky And Hutch, entitled ‘Move Up Starsky’, a DJ version of Bob Marley’s ‘I’m Still Waiting’. The single...

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