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Hump Up the Volume: Snow’s ‘Informer’

Hump Days are tough for everyone – especially the young professional. So we’ve decided to start releasing a quality Toronto track every Wednesday to help you remember that you’re already half way to the weekend. It’s time to tune in, turn on, and hump up the volume

Hump Day is once again upon the young Toronto professional.

And depending on the week, that hump can look like a wall or a waterslide. But what better way to clear the B-side than by grooving to the A-side of the finest musical talent this city has ever produced. Hump up the volume and cue the weekend soundtrack early with today’s killer Toronto tune: Snow’s Informer.

Born and raised in North York, Darrin Kenneth O’Brien released Informer in 1992 and very quickly had a Billboard #1 hit on his hands, driving the sale of more than 8 million copies of his debut album 12 Inches of Snow (Yes, that’s really what he called his album). And get this: Informer has been in the Guinness Book of World Records TWICE. Once as the Best Selling Reggae Single in US History and once as the Highest Charting Reggae Single in History.

Now that’s irie if we do say so ourselves.

With fall crashing the party, we might all be dreading winter weather. But we think getting over the hump this week calls for a little Snow. 

And if you really want to have fun, below are the words to the chorus…seriously, try to sing along.

You know say Daddy me Snow me, I’m gon blame
A licky boom-boom down
‘Tective man that say say Daddy me Snow me stabbed someone down the lane
A licky boom-boom down



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