Sizzla

Real Name:
Miguel Orlando Collins
Profile:
Miguel Collins a.k.a. Sizzla Kalonji, a Bobo Ashanti dread Born 17.4.1976 in August Town/Kingston, Jamaica, made his first musical steps as a singer for Caveman Hi-Fi. His energetic singjay-style and spiritual lyrics earned him enthusiastic acclaim already with his 1995 debut album "Burning Up", while the 1997 follow-up "Black Woman & Child" was an international breakthrough, which brought Sizzla the 1998 MOBO award and a place in various magazines' top 100 albums of the year. At that time, Sizzla was part of the Phillip Burrel's XTerminator stable, touring with Luciano and other artist of the new roots&culture wave.

Sizzla is very prolific, even by Jamaican standards. Since 1995, he released over 30 albums and most likely over 400 singles. With such an enormous output, fans often complain about the mediocricity of many of the material, yet Sizzla again and again manages to surprise his listeners with a quality album after a few mediocre ones.

Especially after 2000, Sizzla aroused controversy with his lyrics in several ways. First, European listeners and gay-right organisations take offence at his partly homophobic lyrics. Second, Sizzla's explicit description of sexual issues in some of his tunes, as well as his reportedly extravagant lifestyle, led to a break-up not only with his Rastafarian ex-colleagues like Luciano, but also with the Bobo Ashanti order, whose elders repeatedly distanced themselves from Sizzla's music and lifestyle, while the later still considers himself a Bobo Ashanti member.

Despite all the controversies, Sizzla remains a major figure in Jamaican music, and his throaty singing style became a trademark for a whole new generation of militant rastafarian singers and deejays.
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RAS CD 3156 Burning Up — Sizzla Sizzla Burning Up (Album) RAS Records Inc. RAS CD 3156 US 1995 Sell This Version
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none Praise Ye Jah — Sizzla Sizzla Praise Ye Jah (Album) XTerminator, Xterminator Records none Jamaica 1997 Sell This Version
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BWCD 0005 Black Woman & Child — Sizzla Sizzla Black Woman & Child (Album) Digital-B BWCD 0005 US 1997 Sell This Version
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STCD0777 2 Strong - Series 1 — Sizzla Sizzla & Anthony B Sizzla & Anthony B - 2 Strong - Series 1 Star Trail STCD0777 Jamaica 1998 Sell This Version
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EXTLC 13 Kalonji — Sizzla Sizzla Kalonji (Album) XTerminator EXTLC 13 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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VPRL1536 Freedom Cry — Sizzla Sizzla Freedom Cry (Album) VP Records, VP Records, VP Records VPRL1536 US 1998 Sell This Version
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BW 0030 Good Ways — Sizzla Sizzla Good Ways (Album) Brickwall Records (2), Digital-B BW 0030 US 1998 Sell This Version
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none Hotter Than Fire — Sizzla Sizzla Hotter Than Fire(CD, Album) Genesis Records (22) none Jamaica 1998 Sell This Version
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JD0012-1 3 Wise Men Love, Peace And Consciousness — Sizzla Anthony B / Luciano (2) / Sizzla Anthony B / Luciano (2) / Sizzla - 3 Wise Men Love, Peace And Consciousness (Album) J&D Records JD0012-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
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GRELCD 255 Royal Son Of Ethiopia — Sizzla Sizzla Royal Son Of Ethiopia (Album) Greensleeves Records GRELCD 255 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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VPCD 1563 Be I Strong — Sizzla Sizzla Be I Strong (Album) VP Records VPCD 1563 US 1999 Sell This Version
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KRLP 1009A, KRLP 1009 Liberate Yourself (LP One) — Sizzla Sizzla Liberate Yourself (LP One) (Album) Kariang Records, Kariang Records KRLP 1009A, KRLP 1009 US 2000 Sell This Version
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VPRL 1597 Words Of Truth — Sizzla Sizzla Words Of Truth (Album) VP Records VPRL 1597 US 2000 Sell This Version
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GREL 259 Bobo Ashanti — Sizzla Sizzla Bobo Ashanti (Album) Greensleeves Records GREL 259 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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CRLP 3047 Black History — Sizzla Sizzla Black History (Album) Charm CRLP 3047 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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VPRL-1631 Taking Over — Sizzla Sizzla Taking Over (Album) VP Records VPRL-1631 US 2001 Sell This Version
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GREL 264 Rastafari Teach I Everything — Sizzla Sizzla Rastafari Teach I Everything (Album) Greensleeves Records GREL 264 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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AOR-71 We Three Kings — Sizzla Luciano (2) / Sizzla / Anthony B.* Luciano (2) / Sizzla / Anthony B.* - We Three Kings AO! Records AOR-71 US 2001 Sell This Version
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JD0029 Three Wise Man Volume II — Sizzla Junior Kelly / Luciano (2) / Sizzla Junior Kelly / Luciano (2) / Sizzla - Three Wise Man Volume II(CD, Album) J&D Records, Weeded Records JD0029 US 2001 Sell This Version
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CRCD 3062 Blaze Up The Chalwa — Sizzla Sizzla Blaze Up The Chalwa (Album) Jet Star Records, Charm, Kings of Kings CRCD 3062 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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RC-108 Hosanna — Sizzla Sizzla Hosanna (Album) Reggae Central RC-108 US 2002 Sell This Version
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CRCD3083 Kings Of Zion — Sizzla Sizzla / Capleton / Anthony B.* / Junior Kelly Sizzla / Capleton / Anthony B.* / Junior Kelly - Kings Of Zion (Album) Charm CRCD3083 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
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GREL 269 Ghetto Revolution — Sizzla Sizzla Ghetto Revolution (Album) Greensleeves Records GREL 269 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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OTCD920 Da Real Thing — Sizzla Sizzla Da Real Thing (Album) VP Records, VP Records OTCD920 France 2002 Sell This Version
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WR0005 Blaze Fire Blaze — Sizzla Sizzla Blaze Fire Blaze(CD, Album) Whodat Records WR0005 US 2002 Sell This Version