school girl crush: SNOW aka DARRIN O’BRIEN


Canadian born and raised “SNOW”, aka “Darrin O’Brien, is a reggae musician.

Having grown up in such a diverse area of Canada as a kid, he blended dancehall and reggae into his own style. His sound had all the elements of a Jamaican crooner in the body of (to put it bluntly) a WHITE BOY. I’m sure the combination created a lot of hate, but it also proved to be deadly – making him a HUGE HIT!

His rise to fame started in 1993 with the release of his song “INFORMER” which candidly talks about his prison time served for assault charges and also tells the story of his music career (he also mentions his long-time love and wife who recently passed to cancer in 2009, TAMEI EDBERG). The song reached number 1 on the U.S. BILLBOARD HOT 100.

He later followed up with other smooth reggae jams; “LONELY MONDAY MORNING”, “GIRL I BEEN HURT”, “RUNWAY”, “LADY WITH THE RED DRESS” and “ANYTHING FOR YOU” THE REMIX where he teamed up with the legendary likes of BUJU BANTON, NADINE SUTHERLAND, BEENIE MAN, TERROR FABULOUS and more.


*peep the stance and the shirt. monster!

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when you look back to the things you liked as a kid, it’s hard to tell whether they had such a great impact because you were young and impressionable or if they were really that rad…BUT after having a SNOW flashback and getting into all his jams all over again, I’ve come to the realization that the man made timeless classics that will live forever.


“INFORMER” performed by SNOW


“RUNWAY” performed by SNOW


“GIRL I’VE BEEN HURT” performed by SNOW (in the snow)


“ANYTHING FOR YOU” performed by SNOW and NADINE SUTHERLAND


“ANYTHING FOR YOU” REMIX performed by SNOW, NADINE SUTHERLAND, BEENIE MAN, BUJU BANTON, TERROR FABULOUS, and more…

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