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Real Name: Marion Hall
Born: July 12th, 1971
Place of Birth: St Mary, Jamaica
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It was the late 80s when Lady Saw just 15 at the time, left behind her little tomboy self who used to sell fruits and race wooden karts for the young woman who made it out of the Kingston ghetto to become a first-rate recording artist. She became a regular in the studio after quitting her sewing job at The Free Zone on the outskirts of Kingston . That job wasn't for me, she says. I would deejay at work during the day. During a stint with the Diamond Label she released most of her dancehall hits from the early nineties (If Him Lef, Find a Good Man, and Stab Out Di Meat,). VP Records became interested in Saw when they realized how captivating she was. She's been signed to the label for almost ten years. Since then, her more commercial hits include, Healing with Beenie Man, No Long Talking, and Sycamore Tree. Today, Lady Saw has her own production company, Hall Productions. She's produced two riddims: Blindfold and Lock Jaw. She's produced major dancehall artists Capleton, Spragga Benz, Sizzla, Bounty Killer, and Beenie Man. She's a mentor to up-and-coming artists on her imprint as well as to Ce'Cile, her artistic progeny. She's recorded for Shaggy, legendary producers Sly & Robbie, Funkmaster Flex, and Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes . She's appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Rosie O'Donnell Show. And she's the only dancehall artist to have had her song, Give Me the Reason, covered by a country singer. Lady Saw aspires to speak for all women. For one, she can relate. She is a Mama to three adopted children: one girl and two boys. She's almost married, has been through her share of heartbreak and infidelity. And being one of the few females in a male-dominated industry, she's definitely experienced sexism. While some prudish people find her expressions, both the lyrical and the physical, to be offensive (she was once banned from some important stage shows), she continues to address, with each stroke of her pen, what she considers to be the real issues women face: Being daughters, wives, girlfriends, sisters, and mothers in this modern world while still being strip teasingly sexy.

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