Black Scorpio is a Jamaican Sound System and record label which is run by Maurice ‘Black Scorpio’ Johnson. It was run as a single turntable and speaker sound system in 1968 and in 1972. Johnson started the Special I Sound System. It was known as ‘The Horseman Sound’ and it rose to be one of the top sound systems in Jamaica.

Some of the DJs working on the system were Culture Lee, Shukashine, Barry Buk and Lady G. Black Scorpio expanded into becoming a record label in the early 1980s with a studio on Molynes Road in the Drewsland area in Kingston. In 1982, Johnson produced his first hit ‘Pink Eye’ by DJ Sassafrass then another hit in 1985 titles ‘Pocomania Jump’. Black Scorpio became one of the top labels in the early reggae era.

The label recorded for Bunny Rugs, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Frankie Paul, Beenie Man, Marrington Levy, Luciano, and many other famous artists in Jamaica. It then had two branch labels coming from it and these were Headley Avenue and Junior Scorpio. In 2010, Maurice Johnson was inducted into the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) Hall of Fame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Releases - Black Scorpio

2015 Riddims

2015 REGGAE DANCEHALL SOCA RIDDIMS

2015 RIDDIMS LIST: 2nd Touch Riddim 2015 Mill Vibes Productions 3am Riddim - Dunwell Productions 6 Figga Riddim 2015 (Haad Rock…
1998 to 1999 reggae dancehall riddims

1998 1999 REGGAE DANCEHALL RIDDIMS

1998 - 1999 Reggae Dancehall Riddims list: 5th Of Beethoven Riddim Taxi 98 21st Century Riddim 1998 Penthouse 48 Hours Riddim 1999…
Lively Move Riddim

LIVELY MOVE RIDDIM – BLACK SCORPIO

LIVELY MOVE RIDDIM - BLACK SCORPIO 1986 Tracklist; Al Campbell - Come A Me Echo Minott - Lazy Body General Trees - Every Man…
Crucifixion Riddim

CRUCIFIXION RIDDIM – BLACK SCORPIO

CRUCIFIXION RIDDIM - BLACK SCORPIO Tracklist: Bounty Killer - Bedroom Crucifixtion Elephant Man - War Start Harry Toddler - Morrow…
She Is Mine Riddim

SHE IS MINE RIDDIM – BLACK SCORPIO

SHE IS MINE RIDDIM - BLACK SCORPIO 198X Tracklist: Barrington Levy - She Is Mine Hopton James - Twisting Mikey Melody - Hello…
Lazy Body Riddim

LAZY BODY RIDDIM – BLACK SCORPIO

LAZY BODY RIDDIM - BLACK SCORPIO 1985 Tracklist: Bobby Zorro - Woman A Gold Echo Minott & Ricky General - Lazy Body Echo…