Scratchylus started making music in London, UK in the late 1990s. The desire came from performing on well-known sound systems such as Java, Nuclear, Powa, Diamonds, a Girl’s Best Friend, and One Love Sound System. It was while working with all these sounds that he was introduced to laying vocals in a recording studio. His creative inspiration comes from artists such as Dennis Brown, Sizzla, Pinchers and Papa San. But his overall inspiration is undoubtedly from His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie, someone for whom he has the highest regard. He has met and had an audience with the President of Gambia, His Excellency President Yaya Jammeh and His Ministers. He has graced the stage with the likes of Luciano, Mikey General, Bushman, Sizzla Kalonji and other well-established artists, performing for well over 35,000 fans.Additionally, he is busy putting the final touches on his soon to be released album, entitled 'RESET THE MINDSET.
Kiddus I (born Frank Dowding in Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica, December 1944) is a reggae singer and musician, best known for his appearance in the film Rockers.Dowding was born in 1944, his mother a potter and his father a bookkeeper. He adopted the stage name Kiddus, which is Amharic for "blessed one", after becoming a Rastafarian.In 1971, he set up a Rastafarian commune and craft centre located between uptown and downtown Kingston, which became a unique feature of a city generally divided by social class. Dowding was a member of Ras Michael's Sons Of Negus from 1971 to 1978, singing and playing funde drums.He recorded several self-productions in 1972 with Aston Barrett at Joe Gibbs' studio, but these were not released due to lack of funds. Rockers director Theodoros Bafaloukos had seen Kiddus recording "Graduation In Zion" in 1976, two years before the film was made, and decided to film Kiddus recording the track as part of the movie.
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