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Coco Tea is a hardcore roots reggae singer based in Kingston Jamaica who stays aggressively on the frontline performing internationally and putting out new singles and CD’s. He currently has two new CD’s mixed and ready for release. Coco Tea is very talented singing raw freestyle, which helped him to succeed and get a start in his early years in the Dancehall. Coco Tea also has a beautiful melodic singing voice. He is a favored artist in his homeland, Jamaica where he has performed on Jamaica’s premier international festival, Reggae Sunsplash, almost every year since 1987. He has recorded over fifteen hit songs including I Lost My Sonia, Rocking Dolly and Tune In.

BIOGRAPHY: COCO TEA

COCO TEA is one of Reggaes most talented and versatile artistes. His smooth, easy-going

vocal presentation (pre-recorded or live) have become his trademark, earning him wide international acclaim; with songs like "Lost MY Sonia," "Tune In" and "Rocking Dolly," becoming world anthems in Reggae land. Admired and respected for his fine conscious recordings, COCO TEA is also known for his unwavering generosity and kindness for the less fortunate. He is a messenger,teacher, humanitarian and entertainer. Born Calvin George Scott on September, 3, 1959, in Rocky Point, Clarendon, he was later schooled at the Savannah Primary school in Rocky Point and the Bustamante Junior Secondary School in Lionel Town Clarendon.

From the exposure gained by singing on church and school choirs, COCO TEA recorded his first song, "Searching In The Hills," in 1974. Only Fourteen years old and having other interests, Calvin had no plans of making music his career. "Searching In The Hills," was far from a financial success. The disappointment was keenly felt by Calvin, and so he took the music business off his mind for a while. The next five years found COCO TEA first as a Jockey, and then as a Fisherman. It was during this time of fishing that he began structuring his music career. His training grounds were the dancehalls, where he would test his lyrics on the various Sound systems that came to play in his area. His success in the dancehalls strengthened his purpose and encouraged him to go further, so he began writing songs and training his voice.

The final push came when Rashane, his first child, was born. His need for a steady livelihood plunged him into music full time. Two months after an impressive performance at a dancehall in December ' 83,' COCO TEA journeyed to Kingston where he met Henry "Junjo" Lawes. "Who's The Champion" and his first big hit, "Rocking Dolly," were the first products from what was to be a successful union. These songs along with "Christmas Is Coming," and "On Top Of The World," were all compiled with COCO TEA'S next big hit, "I Lost My Sonia" to produce his first album, by that name ("I Lost My Sonia"). In 1985 COCO accepted the Rastafarian faith.

The conversion was reflected in his music, with songs like "Settle Down,'' "Don't Be Shy," Too Much Fussing And Fighting" and "I've Gotta Love You," "86 Flood," "Highest Mountain," "Tune In," "Crying Time," "Must Unite" and "Come Again," which he recorded for King Jammy's, on his fourth album titled "Settle Down" (the others being "Mr. COCO TEA and "Come Again"). The single "Rikers Island," made it to No.1 in the United States and the U.K. and an album of the same name, his fifth, was to follow. This album also included the hit single "One Woman Show." "Oil Ting"- his most controversial recording, done off the War in the Middle East, was banned in England, (because of contents they claimed had Prong sentiments) while it went to No.1 in America. "Oil Ting" was followed by "No Blood For Oil,'' ''What's Gonna Happen After The War,'' and ''Ruling Cowboy.''