Real Name: Patrick Thompson
Place of Birth: Spanish Town, Jamaica
Died: December 21st, 1993
The 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. His first chart appearance came with "Thank You" in 1990, preceding "Borrow Man" on Steely And Clevie's label. Later, he teamed up with Phillip Smart in New York, achieving further success with "Hot This Year". 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 Spanish Town Hospital.
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