Capleton, Jamaican dancehall artist who spits fire

Capleton, Jamaican dancehall artist who spits fire

Capleton, one of the veterans of the dancehall reggae tradition that produced hip-hop crossover Sean Paul, is big enough to book a show at the 1,000-capacity Majestic Theatre — not small potatoes for a genre that isn’t exactly mainstream, no matter how many times you put “Buffalo Soldier” on repeat. A well-traveled Rasta who knows how to put on a show, Capleton was given the nickname in honor of his oratorical skills, based on a well-known Jamaican lawyer during his youth.

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