IRoy aka Roy Samuel Reid was born in St Thomas Jamaica in 1944. He died in 1999 of heart failure. IRoy was a deejay in the seventies. He established himself at the forefront of reggae with his early recordings working with bunny Lee, Glen Brown and Gussie Clarke. His debut album Presenting I Roy is considered a classic of its genre at the time. Linton Kwesi Johnson dubs IRoy The Mighty Poet in Street 66 on the album Bass Culture. The eighties dancehall culture led to a decline in I-Roys popularity.