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Another reggae hero dies violently

RIP Style Scott,  Jamaican drummer, famous for playing in the Roots Radics and, later, with Dub Syndicate.

Above: Scientist Meets the Space Invaders (the cover and concept is an example of black science fiction).

The number of reggae musicians who have died of crime violence is high (think King Tubby and Henry “Junjo” Lawes).

It has parallels with the violence in hip hop (think 2Pac, think The Notorious B.I.G.).

Both are fueled by machismo and have homophobia and misogyny as side effect (see homophobia and black music and misogyny in hip hop culture).