Super Cat (born William Maragh in Kingston, Jamaica, 1966) is one of the originators of the late 80's and early 90's dancehall]movement. Super Cat is Jamaica|Jamaican of African and Indo-Caribbean|Indian descent. His nickname, the "Wild Apache" was given to him by his mentor Early B.
His first single as was entitled 'Mr. Walker' and was a hit in Jamaica. His song 'Boops' came soon after with the release of his debut album ' Si Boops Dey' and was a massive hit that spawned hundreds of responses and cemented him a place in reggae history. He put his name in the history books and notched a place in US music scene with the album Don Dada. The album featured heavyweights in the Hip Hop arena such as Heavy D and Notorious B.I.G. Songs like Don Dada, Dolly My Baby and Ghetto Red Hot are considered classics. Controversy has always surrounded his career. One example is the death of the popular reggae artist Nitty Gritty, killed in a murky incident in New York City, where Super Cat was accused but denied any involvement. He also had an infamous bottle-tossing incident in a 1991 Sting stage show performance with then rivalNinjaman.
Super Cat had a number of hit singles in the early 1990s, including "Don Dada" and "Ghetto Red Hot," "Dem No Worry Me" with Heavy D and "Alright" with Kris Kross. These hits made him The Source (magazine)|The Source magazine dancehall artist of the year in 1993. He was also an early collaborator with The Notorious B.I.G., featuring the then unknown artist (along with Mary J. Blige and Sean Combs|Puff Daddy) on the B-side remix of "Dolly My Baby" in 1993. The title song, 'Don Dada' was a reply to many jabs made by Ninjaman.
Super Cat was featured on the number one hit "Fly (Sugar Ray song)|Fly", a 1997 single (music)|single by Sugar Ray from their platinum album. He collaborated with India.Arie on her hit song "Video" in 2001 and with Jadakiss and the Neptunes on "The Don Of Dons" in 2003. Following the death of his long time road manager Fred 'The Thunder' Donner in 2004, Super Cat released a multi-cd tribute album entitled "Reggaematic Diamond All-Stars" that featured contributions from Yami Bolo, Michael Prophet, Linval Thompson, Nadine Sutherland and Sizzla among others.
- 1985 Si Boops Deh
- 1988 Sweets for My Sweet (Super Cat album)|Sweets for My Sweet
- 1991 Cabin Stabbin (with Nicodemus & Junior Demus)
- 1992 Don Dada
- 1994 Good, the Bad, the Ugly & the Crazy (with Nicodemus (vocalist)|Nicodemus, Junior Demus and Junior Cat)
- 1995 The Struggle Continues
- 2004 Reggaematic Diamond All-Stars
Category:1966 births Category:Date of birth missing Category:Living people Category:Reggae musicians Category:Dancehall musicians Category:Jamaican musicians