Reggae singer Anthony B was born Keith Blair in Clarks Town, Jamaica; after performing with church and school choirs throughout his youth, he made his debut as a DJ with the local sound system Shaggy Hi-Power.
Relocating to Portmore in 1988, he befriended fellow aspiring DJs including Determine
, Mega Banton
, and Ricky General, issuing his debut single "The Living Is Hard" in 1993. Teaming with producer Richard "Bello" Bell, Anthony B notched a series of hits including "Repentance Time," "Fire pon Rome," "Rumour," and "Raid di Barn" before releasing his first full-length effort, Real Revolutionary, in 1996. Universal Struggle followed in 1997, with the single "Nah Vote Again" viewed as a key factor in preserving peace at the national elections later that year. In 1999, Anthony B returned with Seven Seals. More Love followed two years later. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi