Anthony B at Times Square
Type: Music & Concerts
Draped in the rich colors of African cloth, his trademark staff in hand, and his dreadlocks wrapped regally on his head, Anthony B embodies all that it is spiritual and proactive about reggae music. This artist has been steadfast in his mission to represent the poor and oppressed, using sharp lyrics to confront political injustices and bring the issues of the people to the forefront. In the process, he has raised the quality of performance standards and lyrical content for the industry through the release of more than 14 albums and 1000 singles, and appearances on over 100 albums in the last 14 years.
Anthony B's musical journey started in the church, back when he was still called Keith Anthony Blair in Jamaica. In 1992, he left his hometown and set out to make his fateful mark on Kingston's music scene. He soon partnered with producer Richard "Bell" Bello of Star Trail Records - a relationship that spawned a slew of records and releases, including "Repentance Time," "Fire Pon Rome," "One Thing," and "Raid di Barn." Anthony followed up with critically acclaimed albums like Real Revolutionary (1998), Universal Struggle (1998), Seven Seals (1999), Untouchable (2004), and Black Star (2005). In addition, in 2002 he started his own label, Born Fire Records, and independently produced the albums Street Knowledge (2003), That's Life (2001), and Life Over Death (2008).