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

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…
Right Now Riddim

Right Now Riddim – Black Scorpio

RIGHT NOW RIDDIM - BLACK SCORPIO 2000 Tracklist: Anthony B - Caan Seh Beenie Man - Selassie I Word Bobo Zaro - Why Did You Do…
Salaam Remi Riddim

Salaam Remi Riddim – Black Scorpio

SALAAM REMI RIDDIM - BLACK SCORPIO 1995 Tracklist: High Plain Drifter - Sting Mega Banton - Graveyard Shift Ricky General - Gun…
Sick Dem Wid Riddim 1

Sick Dem Wid Riddim – Black Scorpio

SICK DEM WID RIDDIM - BLACK SCORPIO 1995 Tracklist: Bunny Ruggs - Babylon Calling Erica Newell - Food For The Poor Patra - Whining…
Auntie Riddim 2000

Auntie Riddim – Black Scorpio

AUNTIE RIDDIM - BLACK SCORPIO - 2000 Tracklist: 01 - Beenie Man - Badda Than The Rest 02 - Capleton - Somebody (Radio Mix) 03 - Capleton…
Come On Riddim

Come On Riddim – Black Scorpio

COME ON RIDDIM - BLACK SCORPIO 2003 Tracklist: Everton Blender - Love Jah Jah Luciano - Love & Unity Version - Come On R…
Sweat Riddim 1999

Sweat Riddim – Black Scorpio

SWEAT RIDDIM - BLACK SCORPIO Tracklist: Beenie Man - Study Me Bounty Killer & Pinchers - Sweat Dem Chuck Fender - New Gal …
Born Free Riddim

Born Free Riddim – Black Scorpio

BORN FREE RIDDIM - BLACK SCORPIO 2004 Tracklist: Jimmy Riley - Try Your Best Luciano - Born Free Mikey General & Prestige…
Live On Riddim

Live On Riddim – Black Scorpio

LIVE ON RIDDIM - BLACK SCORPIO 2002 Tracklist: Capleton & Luciano - Never Want The Youth Dem Die Gentleman & Daddy-Rings…