Born Calvin George Scott,Cocoa Tea
hails from Kingston and carries on the island's reggae tradition. The early/mid-'80s saw him flirting with early dancehall stylings on chilled-out songs like "I Lost My Sonia" and "Too Young." But when dancehall veered into more aggressive, hip-hop-influenced territory, Cocoa Tea stayed put, and these days sounds almost rootsy in comparison to the latest of the dancehall crop. Most recently, he gained some internet notoriety for
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which repeated the now-president's name over and over again in a maddeningly catchy melody.
Best of the Best 2010. With Diddy, DJ Khaled, Gucci Mane, Capleton, Barrington Levy, and others. 1 p.m. Sunday, May 30. Bicentennial Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets currently cost $54 and up; children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. 305-438-9488; bestofthebestconcert.com