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JUNIOR CAT is one of reggae music’s most prolific artists. An icon, Junior Cat “The Wild Indian.” Also is known by reggae and hip hop fans across the globe for his dapper Bad Azz style.

JUNIOR CAT is one of reggae music’s most prolific artists.

Most of all regarded as an icon, Junior Cat “The Wild Indian.”  He is also known by reggae and hip hop fans across the globe for his dapper Bad Azz style. Furthermore he is the artist that  made the fellas crave his lyrical style. In addition causing  adoring ladies raving over him. Because of his delivery of edgy lyrics that ricocheted through dancehall and stages in the 90s. Much success with hit classics like IRON GLOVES and TOP DOG. Also with ANOREXAL BODY and as one of most noteworthy track that was featured in the mega-hit movie Shottas, WOULDA LET YOU GO. JUNIOR CAT is the Don that lesser deejays imitate but never duplicate.

Born Ricardo Maragh in Kingston, Jamaica, JUNIOR CAT started making his way through the rugged ranks of dancehall leagues in his early teens while hanging out in the local clubs, shops and street corners of the Cockburn Pen community. “The Pen,” at the time, was the hub for the reggae industry’s finest architects.

Junior Cat’s popularity grew when he entertained the masses with his quick witted freestyling while effortlessly “riding a riddim,” without so much as skipping a beat. His climb to fame was, however, more painstaking as he was often compared to his older brother, Super Cat who was already making his way to mainstream fame. That, however, did not impede JUNIOR CAT’s ambition.

After winning a local talent contest, Junior Cat extended his prowess to Sound Systems -where greats like Early B; Puddy Roots; Little Twitch and Ninja Man gathered at dances to compete with one another in support of their “Sound.” Sound clash competitions began to spread throughout the island taking the artists to higher levels of fame around the world.

Fans then and now pay big money to be in the presence of a Sound Clash especially when there is an artist performing live alongside the selectors. The bigger the Sound, the more exhilarating the experience. Junior Cat, a bad boy per se, quickly built a reputation for holding no prisoners on the mic with the toughest lines that made grown men run in shame and was a regular feature on what would later become the World Famous Killamanjaro Sound.

JUNIOR CAT was given his first opportunity to record a song by producer King Jammy’s. Also that single, NEVER DIS THE PROGRAM amazingly entered the National Charts at #3. It wasn’t long before he had a succession of single hits (Can’t Nyam Me Out and Clappers And Bomb and also Curve, Dead Man and Deportee. In addition to Figure and Inna Me Gun Mouth and  Funeral Bag. and Original Dog Heart. Also in addition Killing Pussy and Make A Living and Nah Lef It Far and Rougher Than Rough. Also yet others Sample and Slick Rick and Top Dog.

Yet also tracks like  Who So Ever Will May Come and Wickedest Gun) that kept his voice steady on the airwaves. Leading to the recording of his debut album “Top Dog,” (1992) again on the King Jammy’s label. Junior Cat, as expected, was becoming a catalyst in the game.

After receiving much success from the release of Top Dog, JUNIOR CAT moved to New York and signed to his brother’s Wild Apache Label. During that union, he recorded several more songs. SECOND HAND DON and DJ ORIGINATOR and TELL THEM STOP IT before collaborating with Super Cat and Nicodemus and Junior Demus on Columbia Records’ The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and The Crazy.

Shortly after the album dropped, JUNIOR CAT’s contract with Wild Apache expired and instead of renewing, he chose to seek his own and pursued opportunities that took him on several tours throughout the hungering reggae markets of Europe, Japan and South America.

Recently, a matured JUNIOR CAT, has lyrically expressed his Spiritual side via Conscious/Roots Reggae which highly reflects his Rastafarian faith. In 2014 he features music tracks with a clean, inspirational positive flow of energy throughout but does not stray from the typical JUNIOR CAT fashion with songs about reality as relayed in NO ROCK AWAY, and MAMA (featuring singer Courtney Melody).

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After receiving much success from the release of Top Dog, JUNIOR CAT moved to New York and signed to his brother’s Wild Apache Label. So during that union, he recorded several more songs.  Such as  SECOND HAND DON and DJ ORIGINATOR, and TELL THEM STOP IT.  Before collaborating with Super Cat and Nicodemus, and Junior Demus on Columbia Records’ The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and The Crazy.

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Born Ricardo Maragh in Kingston, Jamaica, JUNIOR CAT started making his way through the rugged ranks of dancehall leagues in his early teens while hanging out in the local clubs, shops and street corners of the Cockburn Pen community. “The Pen,” at the time, was the hub for the reggae industry’s finest architects.

Junior Cat’s popularity grew when he entertained the masses with his quick witted freestyling while effortlessly “riding a riddim,” without so much as skipping a beat. His climb to fame was, however, more painstaking as he was often compared to his older brother, Super Cat who was already making his way to mainstream fame. That, however, did not impede JUNIOR CAT’s ambition.

And after winning a local talent contest, Junior Cat extended his prowess to Sound Systems -where greats like Early B; Puddy Roots; Little Twitch and Ninja Man gathered at dances to compete with one another in support of their “Sound.” Sound clash competitions began to spread throughout the island taking the artists to higher levels of fame around the world. Therefore fans then and now pay big money to be in the presence of a Sound Clash especially when there is an artist performing live alongside the selectors.

The bigger the Sound, the more exhilarating the experience. Junior Cat, a bad boy per se, quickly built a reputation for holding no prisoners on the mic with the toughest lines that made grown men run in shame and was a regular feature on what would later become the World Famous Killamanjaro Sound.

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