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Peter Metro

Peter Metro was born as Peter Clarke in Kingston Jamaica in 1961.
He started out in the music business at an early age after studying in Cuba, he was by this time very fluent in the Spanish and used this to his advantage by becoming the first spanish speaking DJ.

This helped him further in his career as he toured several spanish speaking countries and also incorporated this in his lyrics. His career blossomed on the Metro Media Sound System in the early 80's.

In 1982 he was voted best Dance Hall Artist. One of his big hits in that year was "Dedicated To You" which got overwhelming acclaim in that year. He further went on to performing at the famous Madison Square Gardens in America in 1983 with the likes of Freddy McGregor & Mutabaruka to name a few.

He was also the first DJ to tour with Reggae Sunsplash in the USA, as this stage was reserved at the time for traditional Reggae acts but he was all Dancehall and a break through for the music so he got to share this stage with a lot of greats.


In 1986 he was given the covetted title of DJ of the year and went on to be named DJ of the decade in 1990.In that same year he toured England with Metro Media again and did a phenomenal combination with King Yellowman named 'The Girl Is Mine' while touring in England he discovered a caucasian DJ called Dominic they callaborated and released 'Listen The Yardi, Listen The Cockney' on the Penthouse label this propelled Dominic into the limelight and also was another big hit for Peter Metro again. The were lots of other releases in his catalog such as 'Back Aay Talk' ,'Life Fuck Up', 'Police Inna England' and many others, a lot of these hits on the King Jammys label in the late 80's as well as in the early 90's.These songs helped Peter Metro cement his space in Reggae music as one of its pioneers.



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