As sported/spotted in Global Reggae class last week —
Jury’s still out on who that guy with the dreadlocks is. My student assumed it was Bob Marley. Now he knows better.
Spliffington | November 3rd, 2010 at 10:24 am
I think it’s Everton Blender…
wayneandwax | November 3rd, 2010 at 10:34 am
Hmmm. I’d say he’s a contender. Something about the eyes that don’t quite match up for me. But Blender seems a closer match than Mumia anyway. Thanks!
DJ FLack | November 5th, 2010 at 2:54 pm
A friend of mine suggested that it could be a young Big Youth (if it isn’t Burning Spear or someone else)
Birdseed | November 8th, 2010 at 5:04 am
I’ve googled through a bunch of reggae stars and the one I think matches the best is Max Romeo, if it weren’t for the dreadlocks (Romeo’s are much, much thicker).
Birdseed | November 8th, 2010 at 5:09 am
Or wait, maybe it’s Gregory Isaacs? I think that’s my best match so far. Compare:
wayneandwax | November 8th, 2010 at 10:15 am
Hm, thanks for the continued guesses. Afraid none of these seem quite right to me. I gotta say, the “random” dread hypothesis seems more and more likely — if bizarre — as an explanation.
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