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Born Lindon Roberts, but affectionately called Half Pint, he is a product of the West Kingston enclave of Rose Lane, a community which has produced the likes of Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Peter Tosh, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Toots Hibbert and a host of other international Reggae superstars. Half Pint's diminutive stature belies not only his vocal capabilities but also camouflages his huge on-stage presence, often described as no less than explosive and dynamic. Half Pint began singing in the school choir at All Saints' Primary School. Upon completion of his secondary education in 1976, he made a head-on thrust into Jamaica's music industry. Pint toured the island with various sound systems including Black Scorpio, Jammys, Gemini, Lee's Unlimited and Killimanjaro, earning respect along the way as a talented vocalist and performer. Lindon Roberts was sought by and subsequently worked with top producers such as Errol (John) Marshall; Errol (Myrie) Lewis; Prince (King) Jammy; the rhythm twins, Sly and Robbie; George Phang; Jack Scorpio, Bobby "Digital" Dixon and Mass Hugh to name a few. He also lent his vocal talent to local peers like Garnett Silk, Tony Rebel and The Tamlins among others. In 1983, Pint's first single, "Sally," was released followed by "Winsome," the virtual anthem of the day. He continued to bombard the local and international Reggae scenes with a slew of hits, including "Mr. Landlord," "Level the Vibes," "Substitute Lover" and the massive chart topper, "Victory." Besides hit singles, Roberts has also managed to deliver an impressive cache of albums, most of which are still in demand worldwide. His colossal fan base is universal and remains consistently dedicated, especially in Europe, Japan, Brazil, and the West Coast of the United States. FACTS: Pint's first single, "Sally," was released in 1983 followed by "Winsome," which went on to be covered by the Rolling Stones in 1987. Other singles by Pint include "Mr. Landlord," "Level the Vibes," "Substitute Lover" and the hit single, "Victory." His 1986 single "Greetings" helped universalize the term raggamuffin. Sublime's 1996 hit What I Got is based on the chorus on Pint's "Loving"

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