Joins Buju Banton – Beenie Man – Bounty Killer – Sizzla – Junior Reid – Mavado & More!
(Miami, FL — 28, March 2008) South Florida’s premier music and lifestyle promotions company, Rocker’s Island Entertainment, in association with Massive B Sound System, Inc., and title sponsor REBEL MIX, are extremely pleased to announce the addition of dancehall legend Super Cat to the line up of Best Of The Best 2008.
Miami’s longest running Memorial Weekend reggae concert, Best Of The Best 2008 will jump off on Sunday May 25th at Bicentennial Park (1075 Biscayne Blvd.) in bustling downtown Miami. “We all grew up listening to Super Cat,” says Rocker’s Island CEO Joseph “Budafuco” Louis, “so this is a huge honor for us to bring him down to Florida for our annual event.” The occasion will be Mr. Cat’s first outdoor park show ever in North America.
Born and raised in the rough and tumble streets of Cockburn Pen in Kingston, Super Cat aka the Wild Apache bumrushed the dancehall fraternity of the mid-1980s with a spree of hits like: “Boops,” “Mud Up,” and “Sweet For My Sweet.” He was one of the first Jamaican deejays to bust in the US market and signed a major label deal with Columbia records in the early ’90s, enjoying success with several smash hits including “Dem No Worry We,” “Don Dada” and “Dolly My Baby.”
Super Cat also helped pioneer the fusion of Hip-Hop and Reggae and R&B and Reggae, regularly collaborating with then-rising stars P. Diddy, Heavy D, Mary J. Blige and Notorious B.I.G. Over the years, his trademark vocal style and lyrical pattern have been adopted by many deejays to follow, most notably multi-platinum Pop artist Sean Paul, who can credit the Cat as a major influence.
The original don dada joins a stellar list of artists already confirmed for this year’s event, including Buju Banton aka Gargamel, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Sizzla, Junior Reid, Barrington Levy, soca king Machel Montano, Tarrus Riley, Mavado, Etana, Dean Frasier, Assassin, Serani, Bling Dawg, Shifta, Demarco, Bugle, Screechy Dan, Rockefella and Dilly Chris.
Best Of The Best 2008 will be hosted by Bobby Konders and Jabba, DJ Khaled, Jamusa, Ron Burke, Tony Matterhorn, 800-Bungie, Walshy, Mr. Slater, DJ Roy and Steelie. Doors will open at 1:00pm sharp. Stage show kicks off at 2:00pm and ends at 11pm.
Additional 2008 sponsors include Island TV, Mixx 96, Irie TV, Hot 97, Air Jamaica, The Marriott Biscayne Bay, RA Travel, Gargamel Music Marketing.
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