Cocoa Tea Death Hoax, Why is ‘Jamaican reggae singer Colvin George Scott Passed Away’ trending? – Reggae legend Colvin George Scott affectionately known to many as ‘Cocoa Tea’ is alive despite rumours of his death. He has been in the hospital since last year and his relatives are asking for prayers as well as privacy.
Who is Cocoa Tea?
Born in Rocky Point, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica, Cocoa Tea gained popularity in Jamaica from 1985 and has achieved international success since the 1990s. Among his notable songs is “Rikers Island,” later adapted into a ragga version titled “Me No Like Rikers Island” by Nardo Ranks (featured on Dancehall Reggaespanol), released in the same year as the original.
His song “Young Lover” also contributed to his fame. In March 2008, Cocoa Tea garnered attention for releasing “Barack Obama,” expressing support for the U.S. presidential candidate of the same name.
Noteworthy is his track “Jah Made Them That Way” from the 1984 album Rocking Dolly, incorporating elements from Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature” and Dillinger’s “Answer Mi Question.”
In 2003, he initiated the annual New Year’s Eve events Dancehall Jam Jam, which ran until 2009 with plans for a resurrection in 2015. Having recorded for major reggae labels like VP Records, Greensleeves Records, and Ras Records, Cocoa Tea established his own Roaring Lion label around 2000.
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