Died: Dec 21, 1993
Born Patrick Thomas ( brother of Papa San), Dirtsman was a similarly inclined dancehall DJ until his brutal death. His father was the owner of the Black Universe sound system but he subsequently moved on to the Creation Rock Tower Sound, based in Willowdene. Recording since the mid-1980s, Dirtsman’s biggest hits were ‘Thank You’, produced by Steely and Clevie and ‘Hot This Year’, produced by New York producer Philip Smart. On the cusp of mainstream success, he signed to BMG, but his career was cut short in 1993 when he was shot on his veranda by four gunmen, being pronounced dead on arrival at a Spanish Town hospital.