Independent Reggae label: David Victor Emmanuel (10 February 1963 15 March 2011), better known as Smiley Culture, was a British reggae singer and DJ known for his 'fast chat' style. During a relatively brief period of fame and success, he produced two of the most critically acclaimed reggae singles of the 1980s. He died on 15 March 2011, aged 48, during a police raid on his home. Emmanuel, born in 1963 and raised in Stockwell, South London, was a son of a Jamaican father and Guyanese mother. He was educated at Tulse Hill School. His 'Smiley' nickname was gained due to his method of chatting up girls at school he would ask them for a smile. Prior to his recording career he worked as a DJ with many of London's reggae sound systems, most often with the Saxon Studio International system, where he met and worked with a number of other reggae artists, including Maxi Priest, Papa Levi and Tippa Irie. Distributed By.

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