Rygin King joins U-Roy on new single

July 02, 2021
Rygin King
Rygin King

Current dancehall hitmaker Rygin King is featured on the remake of the classic single Stop That Train where he matches vocals with the late dancehall icon U-Roy.

The single will be featured on the soon-to-be-released album, Solid Gold U-Roy, from Trojan Jamaica/BMG. Produced by Zak Starkey and Sharna Liguz and a talented team, the latest iteration of Stop That Train also features some legends on the instrumentals, including Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare.

Stop That Train was a hit by the Jamaican band The Spanishtonians, released in 1965 at the height of the original ska movement. Keith and Tex made it a hit again in 1967 and their version of it was sampled by Scotty for the song Draw Your Brakes, famously featured on the soundtrack to the film The Harder They Come. The Beastie Boys and Vanilla Ice have also sampled the song.

Rygin King, who rose to prominence when he closed out the 2018 Reggae Sumfest proceedings in his hometown of Montego Bay, proves to be a formidable musical partner for the dancehall godfather U-Roy, as his vocals flow effortlessly alongside the late veteran over the updated rhythm.

"We met Rygin after his legendary Sumfest performance and thought he was a proper rock star and asked him to participate in the U-Roy record," said Starkey and Liguz. "Rygin agreed immediately, and it was great recording with him for Stop That Train."

"It's a great feeling to collaborate with a legend like Daddy U-Roy," said Rygin King. "Not many people end up on a track with one of their elders, so I want to give thanks to everyone who made it possible ... big up Trojan Jamaica and U-Roy. Stop That Train is a classic song that is part of our culture."

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