Eek a Mouse at Sunsplash in the early 80s
Despite the potboilers overflowing with lurid tales of shootouts and battle scars (starring Laing as valiant crime fighter) that tend to litter the local news cycle around this time of year, his reputation on the street as a ruthless vigilante who has caught more bodies than bullets is deeply etched in popular memory. In 1991, when Tiger asked, “Whe di bad boy police name?” on his hit call and response record, When, everybody, including young schoolchildren, knew the answer. Today, fully sixteen years since he turned in his badge, the proper reply remains the same, “Laing!”
My latest piece for Sevens Clash. A visit to the offices of Isaiah Laing, the infamous bad boy policeman who originated Sting, “The Greatest One-Night Reggae Show on Earth.” Click through for photos and the full article.
© Alexander Richter | Sevens Clash
After being swept up late last year in the same murder case that Vybz Kartel is currently languishing in prison for dancehall fashion designer Calvin ‘Moonie’ Haye is back on the streets rebuilding his business.
Check out the studio visit and article at Sevens Clash