Introducing Mr Yagga Yo
He is the epitome of versatility; with a style influenced by Reggae’s pace setters Jimmy Cliff, Black Mice, Terry Ganzie, Super Cat, Ninja Man, Spragga Benz and Buju Banton, Mr Yagga Yo has welded for himself an identity distinct from any of these musical icons but will prove just as powerful.
While most used high school as a stage, the early entertainer played on the desktops and music school piano while sharpening his clever freestyle skills. Known as ‘Spooks’ at the time he underwent music and singing lessons by joining his school choir in Virginia. This sharp tongued wise guy with a love for the spotlight began to evolve into a bonafide star.
He later moved to North Carolina where he began working as a radio announcer and disc jockey, using down time and his knowledge of the music and various styles of delivery to craft original and creative material. The young artist in the making changed his name from Spooks to Mr Yagga Yo and joined fellow artists on the rise forming the group called the ‘Fire Storm Crew’. Their first release, ‘Ganja Song’ was highly successful on the local airwaves familiarising listeners with a fresh set of voices.
Since then, he has opened as part of the ‘Fire Storm Crew’ for artists Sean Paul, T.O.K, and Sasha in Greensboro, North Carolina. While he has been absent from the stage for a number of years, true genius watches, waits, listens and plans for a timely return