Mikey Dread was born in 1954 on June 4 in
Portland, Jamaica. At age 54, he lost a battle
against brain cancer and died in Connecticut, USA.
He was the first to take Reggae Music to
Jamaican Radio Station where for years he had his
own "Dread At The Controls" Radio show.
recently, that show was more or less re-launched
on the Internet and has been reviewed by the
The many jingles produced for the Dread At The
Controls show are still used by broadcasters,
Podcasters and artists until this very day,
including the Dubroom's own Messian Dread.
The brother also toasted and produced many
tracks for his own Dread At The Controls label.
Classic tunes by Mikey Dread are "Barber
Saloon", "Propper Education" and
It's too sad, that we have to say goodbye to
the one and only Mikey Dread, knowing that there
are people who use his name to make themselves
some fame, and knowing that the real Mikey Dread
was aware of this situation too.
It's with respect and gratefulness that we do
say goodbye to the Real Mikey Dread, a talented
and humble Lion who has done more for Reggae Music
than most of us will ever know.