With One Pin Short | Soundwaves Poolside Stage | 9:00 PM
Jamaica's first dancehall. superstar, Yellowman ushered in a new era in reggae music following Bob Marley's death. His early-'80s success brought the popularity of toasting -- the reggae equivalent of rapping -- to a whole new level, and helped establish dancehall as the wave of the future.
Yellowman was one of the most verbally nimble toasters of his time, with a loose, easy flow, a talent for improvisation, and a definite wit in his wordplay. Plus, all the boasting about his prowess on the mic or in the bedroom had to be over the top to be convincing: true to his stage name, Yellowman was an albino, which carries a tremendous social stigma in Jamaica.
Tickets, starting at $22 (plus applicable service fees), will be available at the Hard Rock Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.