Killamanjaro – Ultimate Dubplate Classics
Here’s an appealing collection of Jaro dubplates, including artists such as Luciano, Garnet Silk, Leroy Smart, Jah Cure, Junior Reid, Sluggy Ranks, Sammy Dread, Edi Fitzroy, Don Carlos, Early B, Anthony Johnsson, Dennis Brown & more. Enjoy!
The sound was founded in the summer of 1969. They are (in)famous for their clashes and large amount of classic dubplates. It’s named after Mount Kilimanjaro. The name was changed to “Killamanjaro” after having established a reputation of being a tough clash sound.
Killamanjaro is notable for being a top sound in both the live-artist era of the 1980s, where it launched the careers of dancehall artists at the time, such as Early B, Super Cat, Puddy Roots, and Ninjaman, and the 1990s dubplate era, where the sound went on a soundclash killing spree behind selector/mic man Ricky Trooper.
Killamanjaro have played globally, including winning the World Clash twice and touring the United States, Europe and Japan.