Sugar Minott, born Lincoln Barrington Minott, was a singer and producer known for his sweet voice. He got his start working as a selector in the dance before singing. His last track with the group African Brothers was with Coxsone Dodd, and this experience paved the way for further work at Studio One.
Sugar's relicks on Studio One riddims was his claim to fame and one of the early seeds of the change into dancehall that came in the 80s. His sound after Studio One progressed with the albums Ghetto-ology and Black Roots. As the 80s got underway, he shifted into more of a lover's rock sound.