Sizzla

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Reggae
Descriptive "tags": reggae dancehall ragga jamaica rasta Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Miguel Orlando Collins, 17 April 1977, Jamaica, West Indies. Sizzla served his musical apprenticeship on the Caveman Hi-Fi sound system, and in 1995 he released his debut through Zagalou before joining the Firehouse crew. He released a number of singles in Jamaica, notably ‘Judgement Morning’, ‘Lifes Road’, ‘Blaspheme’ and a combination with Shadow Man, ‘The Gun’. His achievements earned him a Rockers nomination for Best New Artist. Sizzla quickly established an uncompromising attitude to his songwriting, similar to artists such as Peter Tosh and Mutabaruka. Although he continued their legacy, Sizzla was also able to appeal to a younger audience, empathizing with the struggles and experiences of the Jamaican youth.

In 1996, as part of the Firehouse crew, he toured the globe to considerable critical acclaim alongside Luciano and Mikey General. In the middle of his hectic touring schedule, Sizzla recorded...

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