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Yellowman: Reggae's Clown Prince

Roy Trakin, Creem, January 1985

NEW YORK — Winston Foster not only escaped the oppressive poverty of his Trenchtown youth, but also overcame the psychological effects of childhood taunts about his albino skin, which still causes his face to erupt in large, ugly welts. The fun-loving Foster wouldn't let any of those obstacles stand in his way, creating the larger-than-life figure of D.J. Yellowman, the top-ranking toaster in Jamaica, especially admired by the ladies.

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