Lady Saw

Genres: Reggae
Tags: dancehall reggae ragga female vocalists Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Marion Hall, 18 September 1972, St. Mary’s, Jamaica, West Indies. Lady Saw began chatting on the microphone at the age of 15. Being located some distance from the recording studios, she served an apprenticeship on local sound systems before appearing on vinyl. Inspired by the popularity of the slackness style, she performed lewd songs, which earned her a reputation as an X-rated DJ. Her earliest tunes, ‘Stab Out The Meat’ and ‘Just Anuddah Day’, reinforced her bad girl image which she eloquently defended on the controversial television documentary Yardies. In 1994, her shows were banned in certain Jamaican parishes, to which she responded with ‘Freedom Of Speech’. She complained that many male performers had performed slack lyrics without having to endure the censorship to which she was exposed. Her grievance faltered when she performed ‘Peanut Punch Mek Man Shit Up Gal Bed’ on her video The Legend Returns with Lady G,...

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