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Asher Senator is one of the most gifted reggae MCs we've ever had in this country. He and his best friend, the late Smiley Culture, were at their peak during the mid -to -late eighties, an era when UK reggae and dancehall music was in its heyday.

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Smiley & Me is a first-hand account by Asher Senator about his friendship and musical partnership with the gifted MC Smiley Culture.

Starting in the early 1980’s it chronicles the growing pains and assimilation of energetic black teenagers’ In urban Briton at a culturally sensitive time.

Smiley and Me recounts how a community finds its voice. Not only in a social political sense. By setting out to write and perform conscious lyrics Asher, Smiley, Peter King and a generation of reggae MC’s articulated alternative viewpoints and identities.

Smiley and Me takes the reader behind the machine of the independent music business. It stakes out what it takes to create hit records and forge a musical sub-genre.