George Nooks

George Nooks

George Nooks, aka Prince Mohamed, Prince Mohammed, or George Knooks (born c.1958, Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae singer who initially found fame as a deejay. After first recording professionally in 1974, Nooks first found success performing under the name Prince Mohamed, as a deejay on discomix tracks for producer Joe Gibbs, notably on Dennis Brown's 1978 hit "Money in my Pocket", and "How Could I Leave", as well as "Light Up Your Spliff" for producer Prince Tony Robinson. His first album, a joint effort with General Echo, People Are You Ready, was released on the United Artists subsidiary Ballistic in 1978. This was followed by African Roots, recorded the following year for producer Linval Thompson. He had a hit in Jamaica with "Forty Legs Dread", and the increasing violence in Kingston prompted Nooks to record a version of Little Roy's "Tribal War", now singing rather than deejaying, and released under his real name. Nooks would subsequently concentrate on his singing, releasing the Today album in 1981. His singing gained comparisons with Dennis Brown, who he would later pay tribute to with a double album of Brown covers. Nooks also works as a producer, and has run his own Total Records label since the early 1990s.

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