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Holly Stephey & Mikey General talk about his music and life

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Mikey General,An original member of the reknown Exterminator knew which featured the likes of greats Luciano.Sizzla,Shadowman,Jesse Jenda and Ragnum Poyser,Mikey has been singing and recording for over 30 years and has certainly paid his dues.Starting as early as 1980,while still attending ST.Georges College in kingston ,he recorded his first song for Ruddy Silence ,a sound owner from "Frog City",an inner city community of Maxfield Ave, called Roots mi Roots.In 1982 after migrating to London Mikey started to sing on soundsystems in South London, ,and later Saxon International from Lewisham,he had 2 songs relased within a 2 week span,Babymother on Conqueror label,produced by Levi Roots,and a remake of the Michael Jackson hit" Do you want to be starting something?"on Sugar Minnots Black Roots label.At Fashion Music Mikey had found a home and started recording regularly,he had hits like Sound Doctor,Margret,and the chart topping "DANCEHALL VIBES."He later did the album "Sound Boy Burial" featurind Andrew Paul,now a dancehall classic..The dancehall hit" Kuffn dem was released in 1987 along Jah Life Singer with the flavour.After a successful 7 years of touring with Exterminator Mikey and luciano started Jahmessenjah Music.One of the main factors to his longevity in the music has been his faith in the principles of HAILE SELLASSIE.The message of hope ,peace and love as well as Repartriaton for Africans in the west are part of the core ideals of the rastafarian faith and also moreso the brotherhood of all humanity.As he is getting ready for the release of his tenth album,BORN TO RULE, distributed by Domacran ,Germany.he looks to future with confidence.Mikey will be touring Europe with Luciano in Nov-Dec later..this year.We are all children of divine light says Mikey.