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Posted by Ras_Adam 
prince jazzbo
September 12, 2013 01:44AM
his own FB page is reporting his passing
i'm assuming it's a family member
controlling the account
but we'll see.
i heard he had late stage lung cancer
i pray he is a peace now.
respect Prince for all the musical gifts!
Re: prince jazzbo
September 12, 2013 10:41AM
from the fund site

.... gosh whata thing i can't get over it......so unreal how fast cancer took a strong man out of this world.........Jazzbo was a very good friend of mine.. kinda ironic how the man who helped me thru my mom passing away... passed away on her birthday.......WOW
very strange how life works.. but its ok jazz u know i love you.. told u nuff times.... i am glad the fund was able to make your last days here comfortable i couldnt take knowing you were going with out while going thru the fight of your life.. i will make sure the song we release all profits will go to your children....and your christmas fund for the kids of spanish town.. i know how much that also ment to you....... i will not forget.

prince icomstan.....latoya.... i'm so sorry for your loss...Sue ty for being there an taking such good care of jazz..huge respect !! . nuff love dubman. ty for everything..... tony dubshot for providing us with the tune.. the people who put their time and skills in the mix thank you to everyone........................ a very sad rsg"
Re: prince jazzbo
September 12, 2013 02:02PM
Re: prince jazzbo
September 12, 2013 03:18PM
Also confirmed by my friend in JA. Wow, it seems like not that long ago when Jazzbo and I Roy were embroiled in a DJ 'war' (albeit good natured and gave them both some nice publicity). Now they're both gone. A sad day. Loved Jazzbo's work with Scratch Perry, some of the nicest music of that era, and that's saying a lot.
Re: prince jazzbo
September 12, 2013 04:08PM
Re: prince jazzbo
September 12, 2013 04:44PM
Ras Adam, I just shared your message with Icom, he happens to be a dear friend of one of my very best sistren. He says yes and thank you...
Re: prince jazzbo
September 13, 2013 01:19AM
Performer Prince Jazzbo Dies in Jamaica at 62
KINGSTON, Jamaica September 13, 2013 (AP)
By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press

Prince Jazzbo, a rap reggae performer and producer whose career spanned 40 years, has died in his native Jamaica. He was 62.

Jazzbo died at his St. Catherine parish home after a fight with lung cancer, his daughter Princess Omega Carter said Thursday.

He started his career in the early 1970s at Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd's Studio One, the island's first black-owned music studio that launched the careers of many reggae legends, including Bob Marley.

Born Linval Carter, Jazzbo was a relatively early performer of dancehall toasting, a vibrant form of rhythmic chanting over a sound system track that directly inspired hip-hop. His best known tunes included "Croaking Lizard," ''Penny Reel" and "Crab Walking."

In the 1970s, he had a spirited lyrical battle with fellow reggae rapper I-Roy. The two men feuded on several studio tracks, but were friends away from the microphone.

Jazzbo's performing career largely faded after the 1970s. But he helped build a record label called Ujama and eventually ran it himself, going on to produce hundreds of tunes.

Close friend Julie "Zimma" White said Jazzbo was a "very prideful man and a man of honor." He raised money for Christmas events for children in his community of Spanish Town, a crime-troubled city in southern Jamaica.

"Jazzbo always said a good friend is better than pocket change and that is how he lived," White said. "Jazzbo will be missed by many. I know I will never forget him."

He was recording music at his home studio until the end, his daughter said. A digital track called "Tribulation Riddim," set to be released Saturday, was intended to help him raise money to pay for his medical care.

Jazzbo is survived by three daughters, two sons, 10 grandchildren and his longtime companion, Natalie Wellington. Funeral arrangements were pending.


Associated Press writer Howard Campbell in Kingston, Jamaica, contributed to this report.


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Re: prince jazzbo
September 13, 2013 04:51AM
to me, it was this track that decided Jazzbo won that lyrical battle....

rest in power.

FullWatts on your stereo...™
Re: prince jazzbo
September 13, 2013 11:27AM
I always loved his name ~ Prince Jazzbo.
RIP Mr. Carter.............
Re: prince jazzbo
September 16, 2013 02:54AM
A sad day, a sad time indeed. Thank you Prince Jazzbo for all your musical contributions May we all "Live Good Today", tomorrow and beyond.

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