Making Moves Globally




Buccaneer first came to public attention in (1994) when he got his first #1 hit in Jamaica with "Neighbourhood". He stood out from the crowd with his eye patch and pirate garb, and ring bleached into his hair. His debut album, "Now There Goes The Neighbourhood", was issued in (1995) on VP Records, with production from Danny Brownie,Patrick Roberts, Bobby Digital, Donovan Germain and King Jammys. The same year he made a huge impact at the Reggae Sumfest festival.Several of his hits were based on Main Street Records, including his (1996) hit "Skettel Concerto", based on The Marriage of Figaro. Second album "Classic" continued the theme with tracks based on his own label "Opera House Records" with hits like "Second Place" on the first riddim he made "Fig Leaf" and "Brick wall" ft. Dennis Brown and Richie Stephens on "Penthouse". In (1997), he had hits like "Badman Sonata" and the third album Da Opera (1998) used Enya's "Orinoco Flow" as the basis for his hit "Fade Away". Other hits in 1998 included "Bruk Out", a collaboration with US punk rock band "Rancid" Buccaneer and his hit "Soconoma" was in the movie "Third world cop". Further hits followed in (1999) with "Wi own show" by Steelie & Cleevie, "Hot Bwoy" ft. Beenie Man and in (2000) "Bun Dem" ft. Bounty Killer,on Opera House.
Buccaneer moved on with his production, and set up "Black House Records" with Blaxxx. He was the first to record Mavado. "Bawl gal a bawl" on the Middle East Riddim released by Greensleeves. He has also produced recordings by "Vybz Kartel" Picture this" on the Blackout Riddim, and worked with Sean Paul, Sizzla and Tami Chynn. Buccaneer also produced artist like : General Degree, Red Rat, Tok and many more.
A Greatest hits album came out 2004 called "Decade 1" and a collection of older material, "The Darkside", was released in 2014, featuring guest performances from 112, Damian Marley, Spragga Benz, and Lady Saw.