Mykal Rose, born Michael Rose on July 11, 1957, is a Jamaican reggae artist and singer. He is best known as the lead vocalist for the influential reggae group Black Uhuru. Rose’s distinct and soulful voice, coupled with his powerful stage presence, has made him a notable figure in the reggae music industry.
During his time with Black Uhuru in the late 1970s and 1980s, Rose contributed to the group’s success with albums like “Sinsemilla” (1980), “Red” (1981), and “Anthem” (1984). These albums helped establish Black Uhuru as one of the most influential and acclaimed reggae groups of their time.
Rose’s vocals and song writing played a significant role in the group’s sound and message. After leaving Black Uhuru in the mid-1980s, Mykal Rose pursued a solo career and continued to release albums that showcased his versatility and creativity. His solo discography includes albums like “Proud” (1995), “Rasta State” (2013), and “Soulful Spirit” (2018). Rose has remained committed to producing conscious and spiritually uplifting reggae music throughout his career.
Mykal Rose’s contributions to reggae music have earned him recognition and accolades, including a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985 for the album “Anthem” with Black Uhuru. He has also been honoured with the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government for his cultural contribution to the music industry.
With his soulful voice, engaging performances, and impactful lyrics, Mykal Rose continues to be a respected figure in the reggae music genre, leaving an indelible mark on the history and evolution of Jamaican music.