Tippa Irie (real name Anthony Henry) is one of the UK’s most acclaimed foundation dancehall MC’s, having emerged from England’s Saxon Sound International – the star-studded traveling sound system that has been at the forefront of the U.K. reggae dancehall scene for the past 20 years and helped launch the careers of artists such as Maxi Priest, Papa Levi and Smiley Culture. Tippa Irie was part of the new generation of British MC’s who developed the ‘Fast Talking’ style chat which today can be heard in modern day rappers & MC’s from hip hop to drum & bass and beyond. Tippa Irie achieved his first national exposure on night time BBC Radio 1 in the mid 1980s, with the singles “It’s Good To Have The Feeling You’re The Best” and “Complain Neighbour”, before achieving a UK Top 40 hit in 1986 with “Hello Darling”. He has collaborated with such luminaries as Alexander O’Neal, Long Beach Dub All Stars, and Chali 2na. However, he enjoyed his biggest success so far in 2003, when he appeared on the Black Eyed Peas’ track “Hey Mama”. Tippa Irie is still fully active to this day, touring regularly in Europe & often working with The Far East Band.
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