By Heidi Patalano – Metro

In mainstream culture, Bob Marley has long been credited as the progenitor of reggae, but before we can even ask, the Jamaican genre’s true father corrects the misconception.

“I’m the inventor of the word reggae,” boasts Frederick Hibbert, better known as Toots, the leader of Toots and the Maytals.

Calling from Kingston, Jamaica, his patois so thick it requires several relistens to the recording of our conversation, he says, “Bob Marley was older than me, but he didn’t create the word reggae.” [Read More]