“Being a madman is sweet factor!” Perry told a Rolling Stone reporter in 2010. “It retains folks away. Once they suppose you might be loopy, they don’t come round and take your power, making you weak.” Beneath the guise of the courtroom jester, Perry infiltrated Western music, incomes that nickname of “the Upsetter” as he set profound messages to attractive grooves. As a forefather of dub reggae, he upended simply what a music might comprise, what parts it wanted to achieve success within the dancehall. Different musicians understood Perry’s imaginative and prescient and gravitated towards him, with the likes of the Rolling Stones, the Conflict, Kanye West, Madlib, Robert Palmer, Chic, Carl Craig, the Beastie Boys, Fundamental Channel and extra — both in-person, in spirit, or by way of sampler — carrying his sound ahead.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/leisure/music/lee-scratch-perry-black-ark-appreciation/2021/08/30/a652dc1a-0996-11ec-a6dd-296ba7fb2dce_story.html | Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry was a real grasp of sound and spacetime