Leroy Smart, born 1952, Kingston, Jamaica, is a reggae singer and producer. >>>Biography<<< Smart was born in 1952 and orphaned aged 2. He was raised at Maxfield Park Childrens Home and educated at Alpha Boys School, where he studied singing, drums and dancing. Smart recorded his first single, "It Pains Me" in 1969 for a producer called Mr. Caribbean. In 1970 he recorded "Ethiopia" for Joe Gibbs, and the first version of one of his most famous songs, "Pride & Ambition", with producer Gussie Clarke.