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Born: Circa 1966
St. Mary Jamaica
Died: Oct 20, 1993


Pan Head (Anthony Johnson) was a dancehall DJ who made his initial impact in 1990. His releases,’Respect Gunman’, ‘Punny Printer’, ‘Gunman Tune’, and ‘African Princess’ proved especially popular. His notoriety grew, leading to performances longside Buju Banton, Capleton, Beenie Man and Mad Cobra. However, his potential success was ended when he was brutally killed by a gunman in October 1993, when he was leaving a dance. In 1994 Buju Banton (after his friends Panhead and Dirtsman were killed) released ‘Murderer’ a song condemning violence that is often credited as the song that began the new conscious movement in dancehall.

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