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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

R.I.P. SMILEY CULTURE

Secondly, British reggae artist Smiley Culture, aka David Victor Emmanuel, was killed on 15th March. There's a twisted irony in his biggest hit being 1984's 'Police Officer', a satirical take on police bigotry and harrassment, and the fact that he died after being stabbed during a police raid on his home. It's claimed he was involved in cocaine distribution. He was 48. "Police Officer' remains an iconic part of the UK's reggae output of the 80s.

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