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Before Drake came along, Canada’s greatest contribution to hip hop was Snow. But the artist born Darrin Kenneth O’Brien was as much a reggae performer as he was a rapper. Snow was heavily influenced by the Jamaican families in his Toronto neighborhood.

Snow’s 1992 debut single, “Informer,” was #1 in many countries, including the U.S. Ironically, it only reached #9 in his native Canada. The song was nominated for Top Rap Hit at the 1993 Billboard Music Awards and won a Juno Award for Best Reggae Recording in 1994.

The video for “Informer” begins with Snow in a jail cell. He truly was behind bars on an attempted murder charge when the video was released. Fortunately for Mr. O’Brien and his career, he was cleared of the crime.

Snow - Informer (Official Music Video)

You're watching the official music video for Snow - "Informer" from the album '12 Inches of Snow'. "Informer" is sampled and Snow is featured in Daddy Yankee...