Daddy Freddy

Daddy Freddy ( born September 3, 1965 in Kingston, Jamaica as Frederic Nelson) is a Jamaican musician, who is considered one of the founders of the Raggamuffin.


Daddy Freddy grew up in the neighborhood of Jacob Miller and Ranking Joe in Trenchtown. The latter taught him the basics of a DJ. After first appearances with his uncle, he joined First Lt.. Stitchie and later Sugar Minott on. The gigs with Minotts Youthman Promotion sound system made ​​it known on the island, whereupon from his first album, Body Lasher total of six Top Ten singles were released.

Freddy moved in the 1980s to England, signing with the label Music Of Life and produced by Asher D. Album Ragamuffin Hip- Hop, which was a fusion of dancehall, reggae and hip-hop. This new style enjoyed in the late 1980s in the UK and more popular.

The 1992 album Raggamuffin Soldier was also successful in the United States. Daddy Freddy received by the chance to work with artists such as Cypress Hill, Dr. Dre, Frankie Paul, Sly & Robbie, David Morales, and Beats International. By The Prodigy Salt'N'Pepa to KRS One also numerous acts used his voice.

Due to its success and the associated Tour stress Freddy took a creative break and wanted to devote more time to his family. He therefore returned to Jamaica, where he recorded dancehall material. After some time he moved yet again to England, where in 2000 his new collaboration with The Rootsman in the album Old School - New School and led a UK comeback.

As the fastest rapper in the world, he was temporarily in the Guinness Book of World Records.