One of the foremost voices in Roots Reggae music, Vaughn “Akae Beka” Benjamin, of the Midnite Reggae band has passed away. He was 50.
On Tuesday morning, news of Benjamin’s death spread within the Reggae world. Benjamin was one of the most prolific writers ever seen in music, not just Reggae. He was a lyrical genius known for the skillfully crafty and precise manner in which he layered his messages in music. His untimely death is now sending shock waves through the Reggae community. No reason for his death has been given.