If the name Kasrils rings a bell it’s because Andy is the son of anti-apartheid struggle veterans Ronnie and Eleanor Kasrils. His family, ANC exiles, left South Africa for the United Kingdom in the 1960’s and didn’t return until 1994 when his father accepted the position of Deputy Minister of Defence in Nelson Mandela’s government.
Right in the City of Gold’s Central Business District (CBD) is a the popular dancehall-reggae hotspot called Bassline. On a Thursday night the venue opens up to lovers of Jamaican culture for fulltime raving, enough to fill any reggae fix. Dancehall music is called “Ragga” here and Bassline plays both Ragga and Reggae. We got …
See one of the founding fathers of dancehall deejaying at 7:32..He was one of the three Jamaicans that started toasting, deejaying, rapping, whatever you want to call the thing that led to dancehall music.
Therefore, it is not quite clear who if it was King Stitt or Daddy U-Roy who created the toasting style. Here are a few more interesting points about these two pioneers:
Bounty Killa and Vybz Kartel were ‘bakkled’!
It is equivalent to saying “JESUS WEPT” in the holy grail of everything Jamaican music.