Lee Scratch Perry

Reggae’s Mad Scientist: Our 1985 Feature on Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

This article was originally published in the May 1985 issue of SPIN. In light of Perry's death, we're republishing it here. When…
Chris Salewicz / August 30, 2021

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Reggae Legend and Dub Pioneer, Dies at 85

Lee "Scratch" Perry, the highly influential reggae musician and producer, has died at the age of 85. Jamaica Observer reports that Perry died at Noel…
Daniel Kohn / August 29, 2021

Lee “Scratch” Perry Says Kanye West Is “Afflicted by Big Batty”

Lee "Scratch" Perry hasn't been too hot on Kanye West recently. The innovative reggae producer spoke on the Canadian radio show The Strombo Show to talk about…
Brian Josephs / June 12, 2017
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