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Special Tribute: We Remember Tubby T (RIP)



September 2012 marks exactly 10 years since the late dancehall artist and Overground Live star Tubby T entered the UK charts with Tales of Da Hood.

On 21 September 2002, the brilliant Sticky production reached No 47; but had previously become a UK garage anthem, and solidified Tubby’s position as a leading vocalist on the underground music scene.

In 2004, Tubby gave an outstanding performance at Overground’s first live stage show held in Cargo, London, during which he performed with multi-talented producer JD, aka Dready (above).

Just months after the event, Tubby, real name Anthony Robinson, suffered a stroke which sparked a chain of serious health problems and eventually landed him in hospital for almost a year.

Nevertheless, in 2006, Tubby came – in his wheelchair – to watch an Overground Live show held at the Rhythm Factory, London (pictured below with Phoebe One), telling us he was determined to show his support to the event.

Sadly, his health drastically deteriorated, and he passed away in May 2008.

Tubby was by far one of the UK’s most charismatic and talented stars with a potential to become an international entertainer. He also possessed a humility and genuine nature that’s so rarely found in the music industry.

We miss you Tubby. May you continue to rest in perfect peace.

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