My Biography

Born Carlton Hylton, 1974, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Ghost began his career while in his teens when he performed on various sound systems.

Ghost first came to prominence in 1993 when he recorded with producer Clifton “Specialist” Dillon. Dillon enrolled Hylton, who performed as Ghost, to sing in combination with another newcomer, the raspy DJ Culture. The singjay style of Ghost combined with Culture’s ragga rapping was widely considered as being testament to the evolution of the digital reggae sound. A notable track from these sessions was the braggadocio “Gal Pickney”, featured on the ragga showcase Strictly Dancehall.

Ghost’s solo career was established and he released a series of hits. Notable dancehall anthems included “Arms Of Love”, “Program For Your Body”, “Mix Up Situation”, “It’s All Coming Back”, “Roses Are Red”, “Say It Loud” and the duet with Tony Curtis, “Whine”. Ghost continued to maintain a high profile in the dancehall and in 1996 his career was further enhanced when he joined the Monster Shack Crew alongside the DJs Roundhead and General Born.

Although part of a crew Ghost continued to record sporadic solo hits including the favoured, “Body Guard”. The song proved a dancehall smash and was later re-recorded in combination with the Monster Shack Crew. Initially the crew released “Monster World” followed by “Wanna Mek Noise” a classic hit riding the prevalent “Medina” rhythm. The increasing popularity of the crew in Jamaica and subsequently the world resulted in Ghost receiving international acclaim following the release of Monster Party, produced by Colin “Fatta” Waters.

The release included the re-recording of Ghost’s hit, “Body Guard” alongside notable tracks including “Flava”, “Dem Time Deh” and “Weed Is Life”. The crew continued to record in combination and individually which led to Ghost’s chart success with the haunting “What Have You Done”.

Therefore the song demonstrated his unique style and signalled his emergence as a serious contender for the singjay crown. Ghost’s new-found affluence resulted in a move to St. Andrew where he was falsely accused of being in possession of firearms. The case was thrown out of court and the action resulted in favourable publicity for the performer.

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In 1989, Ghost recorded his first tune alongside DJ Culture, “Commercial Time”, for producer Patrick Livingston.

Then came his first solo recording, “Killing Me Softly” for Patrick Roberts on the Punany riddim. In ’91 came the big hits for Shocking Vibes, “Do You Remember” and “Something Inside So Strong”. And then onto hits like “Here I Am” for Colin Fatta and “Oh Carol” for Digital B on the Stalag riddim. Around this time was when he began to focus on slow tunes. In 1992, he toured with DJ Shabba Ranks.

Later that same year, Ghost recorded “God Is Truly Amazing” with Beenie Man. Afterward Ghost began to work closely with Round Head and General B, who would soon form the Monster Shack Crew. The Crew released an album in 1998 entitled Monster Party. Monster Shack has since renamed themselves Monster Empire.

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The release included the re-recording of Ghost’s hit, “Body Guard” alongside notable tracks including “Flava”, “Dem Time Deh” and “Weed Is Life”.

The crew continued to record in combination and individually which led to Ghost’s chart success with the haunting “What Have You Done”. The song demonstrated his unique style and signalled his emergence as a serious contender for the singjay crown. Ghost’s new-found affluence resulted in a move to St. Andrew where he was falsely accused of being in possession of firearms. The case was thrown out of court and the action resulted in favourable publicity for the performer.

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