My parents are from St Lucia, so there was a lot of calypso and reggae in the house.
This is hip hop and reggae rolled up into perhaps the most original hybrid that I've heard to date.
The only other Blue Lines survivor is Horace Andy, one of reggae 's most distinctive vocalists.
The heart of the Fat Freddy sound is reggae , from ska through to dub, to which they add subtle hints of house music.
Smith grew up with gospel and reggae ; Bob Marley and Yellowman in particular.
On the bill are DJs Andy Williams and Dubline playing hip hop, reggae and broken beat.
The boys like soul music and reggae - Aretha Franklin, Desmond Dekker, Marvin Gaye.
I'd like it to cover a whole range of dance styles, from reggae to rock 'n' roll and from soul to swing.
Strange as it may seem, Birmingham has become one of the most important cities for reggae outside Jamaica.