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OBIT: King Stitt, 72, pioneer of rap reggae

Published 02/01/2012, Associated Press

The entertainer known offstage as Winston Sparks started his musical career in the late 1950s on Kingston's circuit of sound systems, a sort of portable disco. Stitt is credited as one of the earliest performers of "toasting," a vibrant form of Jamaican deejaying that directly inspired hip-hop music.

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