Cleve "Stitchie" Laing was raised in Spanish Town Jamaica and has been recording reggae music since 1983. Initially a high school teacher by profession, in 1987 he chose to pursue a full-time career in music. In 1988 he made history by becoming the first dancehall reggae artist signed to a major label-Atlantic Records. He recorded three albums for Atlantic Records and one for Shanachie. This chart topping, award winning, world renowned, dancehall reggae rapper/singer has sustained momentum throughout his career with a dynamic stage show, heavy touring, and hit singles.