Darrin Kenneth O'Brien born October 30, , known by his stage name Snow , is a Canadian musician, singer and actor. His single " Informer " spent seven weeks at No. Snow was born and raised in the North York district of Toronto , Ontario.
Revisit " Sister, Sister " and more '90s TV throwbacks that need a revival now. See our picks list. Title: Snow: Informer Video Official music video for "Informer" from the album "12 inches of snow" by Canadian reggae singer Snow. This is pretty could music. The could reel boogie to this. You know it is kind funny.
Will Snow now capitalize on its renewed profile? I only do it when I feel like it. When construction workers mocked him after they saw him singing reggae to girls, he and a friend got into a butcher-knife fight with the workers, one of whom was cut. Charged with attempted murder, Snow spent eight months in a detention center before his friend confessed to the stabbing. After the incident but shortly before that stint, Snow — who was given that nickname by his Jamaican-Canadian neighbors — was on vacation in New York, where he met and recorded with pioneering hip hop producer MC Shan.
Produced by MC Shan , who also contributed a rap verse, the single was a chart-topping hit, spending seven consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot It was his biggest hit in the United Kingdom , where it reached number two, behind two different number-one singles. In , the song was ranked number 84 on VH1 's Greatest Songs of the 90s. In , Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and rapper Daddy Yankee released a reimagination of "Informer" as " Con Calma " together with Snow, who recorded new parts. The Spanish-language remake topped the charts of 20 countries and reached the top 10 of 10 others. He was raised on classic rock, but after Jamaicans moved into his neighborhood, due to then-Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau 's revised immigration policies, reggae became a huge part of his life.