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May 30, 2003: Tappa Zukie part 1
Tappa Zukie is a talented toaster and producer in the work of reggae music. Born David Sinclair in 1955, he began his music career working for sounds systems, including the Maccabees Sound System where he caught the eye of producer Bunny Lee. After a diversion in the UK where he put his first tunes to wax (resulting in the album "Man A Warrior"), he returned to Jamaica and recorded a few DJ tracks for producers such as Yabby U. Soon afterward, he began putting together his first album with tracks made available to him by Bunny Lee, Ossie Hibbert and Joseph Hookim. These tracks resulted in his album "MPLA." He also set up his own label, titled "Stars" and began producing artists such as Errol Dunkley and Ronnie Davis. After heading to the UK again, he set up a distribution deal for his label and first self produced album.
Over the course of the next few years Tappa put out a number of albums and produced work by such artists as Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Cornell Campbell, Knowledge, Mighty Diamonds, Dennis Brown and others.