Named for Jomo Kenyatta, the first Prime Minister of Kenya, Kenyatta "Culture" Hill is a reggae musician from Jamaica. Kenyatta’s father, Joseph Hill, was the front man of Culture, the legendary vocal trio whose 1977 record “Two Sevens Clash” helped define the roots reggae genre. Over the course of a prolific career spanning more than three decades, Hill’s music broadened the appeal of reggae, boasting particularly large fan bases in Africa and the UK. In August 2006, while on tour in Berlin, Germany, Joseph Hill suddenly fell ill and passed away. Rather than cancel the rest of the tour, Kenyatta, who had served as Culture’s sound engineer since the age of fifteen, decided to step in for his father. Kenyatta's 2007 debut album, Pass The Torch, is comprised of Kenyatta’s own compositions as well as a few incomplete Culture songs, which he has endeavored to finish himself.
Kenyatta "Culture" Hill