U is a Reggaesinger/songwriter from Dortmund, Germany. Heavily
by the 80ies Jamaican Dancehall music, he decided to leave
punkband he used to play guitar with to become the first white
in Germany. Naturally in a different, European, approach.
blends different musical styles but the pulse is always pure
: The first release, “Mr Reagan” (Disco 45/ Roof Music/Neue
incl. the infamous "We begin bombing in 5 minutes” quote of the
US president, is a smash in the local independent scene & sells
copies within 6 weeks without any promotion just through
need for a live band the “T’Bwana Posse” is formed & Natty U plays
200 concert in one year in various German venues.
: The first album, “Nah Prejudice” (Roof Music/Neue Welt), in
with Jamaican “Roots” singer Mickey Prodigal, hits the
& sells 1000 copies. Again not bad for an independent, low
non-promotion production. Though fans & critics love it, the
companies are afraid to touch it: "There’s no market for Reggae in
is the quote of the day.
: Natty releases his 2. album “Fool For Your Love” (Roof Music/Neue
& gets brilliant reviews. This one gets airplay in the U.K.
Rockers) & Jamaica’s “Irie FM” still plays it today.
live album in co-operation with the Hannover-based Reggae band “The
and WDR ( West German Broadcasting Services) is produced later
: Natty U & the T’Bwana Posse hit Jamaica for 2 successful shows.
most critical Reggae audience in the world is overwhelmed with
blend of Reggae/Pop&Dancehall. The Kingston Newspaper “Gleaner”
a 3 page article about the shows:
they left the stage, I had become a fan. A great reggaeband, I
be surprised if they, eventually, do at least as well as UB40.”
: The coverversion of “The Cure”’s Boys Don’t Cry holds the #1
in the WDR-Schlagerralley-listener’s charts. The DJ is MC Pacman
U composes & programs the music for the Dub Poetry album “Dread
Society” incl. such Artists as Benjamin Zephaniah, Lilian Allen &
: Natty U goes militant and releases “Kuff- in a de bad boy face”.
anti - fascist anthem feat. Jamaican DJ Sugar Dee is the hardest
Raggatune of this year & some radiostations refuse to play it.
lyrics are just too hot....
is the single for the “Flash UP Unu Lighter” album that is
in the end of the year.
: Natty U & Band play the official “SOS Deutschland”-Tour against
& fascism for the not profit organisation “Medien gegen
& stars in an anti-racism-clip that is broadcasted all over
year ends very sad as Natty U has to have major surgery in a local
He needs 2 years to recover from his disease.....
: Natty U starts from scratch.
begins writing & production work for German "Big Screen” movies
( 2 Tracks) & "The Enchanted Burglar” (Title music) in his
but well equipped studio.
: Natty U & his long time friend Orange release the completely
“The Return Of The Whitey Dons”, a strictly dubwise album,
long time dream coming true. "I always wanted to do a Dub album. I
love Dub music! And you can dub all styles of music!” (Natty U)
Return Of The Whitey Dons” is released on Natty’s own new label,
Baccy Records”. & gets rave reviews.
: Natty U produces German Raggamuffin “Ragga Frankie” ("So
Dancehall Fieber Compilation, "Wir sind Hartchor" auf dem
Riddim, feat. “Dr.RingDing”) & some tracks for the upcoming 1.
of Jamaican Ragga-DJ “Shocking Murray” which had a big impact on
Jamaican Dancehallcrews when Natty went to Jamaica this summer. He's
stageshows with various soundsystems ( Top Frankin' Sound,
He is currently working on a new Natty U album that will be
on schedule are some tracks for the upcoming album of "Ede
of Dortmund's “Koma Mobb”-fame & more work with Shocking
Ragga Fränkie, Dr. Ring-Ding, Lazy Youth & der Biber, Yell, and
U will be on the road with a new band this summer!