Born 4 July 1977, Alberto D’ Ascola, Alborosie is an Italian-Jamaican Reggae artist. He is also known as the ‘Italian Reggae Ambassador’. He was born in Marsala, Sicily, Italy, and later relocated to Milan during his teens. At this time he played in different bands. He is a multi-instrumentalist and his career began in the Italian Reggae band ‘Reggae National Tickets’. They regularly toured Europe in the mid to late 90s.
In 2001, Alborosie moved to Jamaica and he worked as an engineer at Gee Jam Studios in Portland where he worked with foreign and Jamaican artists. He released his first solo album called ‘Soul Pirate’ and in the summer of 2009 he released his second album called ‘Escape from Babylon’. He also released a number of hit songs including Kingston Town, Call up Jah, and Rastafari Anthem.
Alborosie has since come up with his own record label Forward Recording. In 2011 he became the first white artist to win the MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) award. Greensleeves Records released Specialist Presents Alborosie and Friends – collaborations with other artists in 2014. In 2015 his album ‘Soul Pirate’ was re-mastered and released again and in 2016 he released another album called ‘ Freedom and Fyah which was produced by VP Records. Later that same year, the alum ‘Soul Pirate was released in an acoustic version by Evolution Music Group.