Big Stone History
Name: Claude "Big Stone" Sinclair
Born: July 03, 1957
Place: St Ann's Bay, Jamaica
School: Enfield Primary, St Mary; Albion All Age, St James
High School: Tivoli Gardens Comprehensive High, Kingston.
At age 7 years he became a Cub Scout and @ 9 years of age he became a member of the Montego Bay Boys Brigade"s 6th Jamaica Company. He joined the Montego Bay Boys Club at age 12 years. At age 17 he joined the 3rd Battalion, Jamaica Regiment. In 1976 he became a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (1976 - 1980). He migrated to the USA on August 15, 1980 on a scholarship to Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, where he graduated with a performance Degree in Music, 1984. In 1995 he returned to Jamaica and started Big Stone Records and Productions whose aim and objective is to bring all communities together through Music. He has researched and studied extensively the Lives and Legacies of the Good Master Booker T Washington, Mohatma Ghandi, Alex Haley, Marcus Garvey, Jomo Kenyatta, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Haile Selassie I and many many more Freedom Fighters. Big Stone Records Productions has 4 Albums to its credit to date, first is Stone Judgement with Sizzla Kalonji, Steve Machete, Determine & the second, The Black Woman Riddim with George Nooks, Richie Spice, Natural Blacks etc.. He owned several business' but due to tragic circumstances he went in self imposed exile to George Town, Guyana. Because of the upsurge in violence May 2010, when the extradition order was issued for Christoper "Dudus" Coke, and concerned with the plight of the inner city youths, and youths from the rest of the island, he met Dellion Gilbert, a 17 year old Guyanese youth popularly known as Keys, went into the studio and the "IYA PICKNEY" rhythm was created. He went on to record 4 Guyanese artists : Jessica Xavier - "Hidden Secret"; Alabama & Big Stone - "Please Tell Me Why"; Fire Fred - "Free The Youths" and Syd Hooper's "Lonely". He also recorded King African who is from Suriname, "The Youths Them Gone Astray." He later recorded King Labash from Zimbabwe; Luki Lustah from New York's Most Wanted Records; Floyd Antonio, Gospel artist from Ft Lauderdale, Florida. On August 27th 2010, Big Stone returned and immediately started recording Jamaican artists such as Turbulence, Determine, Iwah ( formerly White Mice) Nesbeth, Torch, Natty Paul, Nature, Racquel Sellars, Trishana Burke, Teacha Dee, Ice, Exa Rawg, Don Tippa, Esca, Suga Banton, 16 year old TJ Samoy and others. Big Stone is the producer/writer and a performer on the title song "IYA PICKNEY." Big Stone has a dream to celebrate and to pay respect for the Life and works of the Rt Hon Marcus Mosiah Garvey, first national hero of Jamaica, in a very special way.