Barrington Levy @ the New Parish - December 15, 2016 - SF Weekly
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Barrington Levy @ the New Parish

Since the age of 14, the 52-year-old Barrington Levy has been churning out reggae-leaning dancehall tracks, and to date, he’s released more than 30 albums. But though he’s been making music since the ’70s, his music didn’t surpass Jamaica until the late ’80s and early ’90s when underground U.K. DJs started sampling his vocals in their jungle-infused tracks. As Levy’s international reputation grew, so too did the availability of artists he was able to join forces with. In his 1998 album Living Dangerously, he collaborated not only with the prolific Jamaican DJ Bounty Killer, but with Snoop Dogg. Levy has also done tracks with the San Diego reggae-fusion band Slightly Stoopid and Mr. Vegas of early 2000s dancehall fame.