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Tyrone Thompson, (born July 1, 1967) better known as Papa San, is a Jamaican ,  and  singer.
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  • Despite all the success and fame and material wealth this once poor Jamaican acquired through his talent and music, and the emotional fulfillment he received through his marriage to Abigail, the love of his life, he still felt unsatisfied, like something was still missing in his life. Growing up in a Rastafarian, religiously-based home, Papa San was never told about Jesus or experienced any ministering born of the Christian faith. Living in poverty, Papa San figured that things would be great if he could get out of this hard life style by earning enough money. Papa San reflects, "As a child growing up, I always believed that if I just achieved certain material things that everything would be all right. As I became older, I had lots of success. I had lots of things, and had tried lots of things, but I never found the satisfaction I had expected." (John 4: 13-14, John 6:35)

    Despite all the success and fame and material wealth this once poor Jamaican acquired through his talent and music, and the emotional fulfillment he received through his marriage to Abigail, the love of his life, he still felt unsatisfied, like something was still missing in his life. Growing up in a Rastafarian, religiously-based home, Papa San was never told about Jesus or experienced any ministering born of the Christian faith. Living in poverty, Papa San figured that things would be great if he could get out of this hard life style by earning enough money. Papa San reflects, "As a child growing up, I always believed that if I just achieved certain material things that everything would be all right. As I became older, I had lots of success. I had lots of things, and had tried lots of things, but I never found the satisfaction I had expected." (John 4: 13-14, John 6:35)

  • In 1997, when unexpected turns in his life were obviously moving him in the wrong direction, Papa San began a spiritual journey, simply by opening up a Bible, reading God's Word. This lead to a spiritual transformation through belief in Jesus Christ, and giving his life to Jesus. Papa San explains, "The Holy Spirit started ministering to me, saying in my heart: 'You need to get yourself straight. You have to get yourself right.' "

    Would the Lord really forgive his sins and accept him, he wondered? "I had given some bad messages in my songs, and I myself at one time had been involved with firearms, and had run-ins with the police. I had two brothers and two sisters, and both my brothers were killed in street violence. Could God really forgive me of my sins over all the years and accept me into his Kingdom?"

    With this question in his heart, Papa San and his wife "went to a church and the pastor told us about Christ. My eyes began to open and I knew that I had to receive Him, regardless of what anyone else thought or said about it."

    Papa San. 1991.
    Source: The Sistem (Munich Records) Photographer : Krasner/Trebitz.
    Tyrone Thompson, better known as Papa San, was born in 1966, Spanish Town, Jamaica. He started his recording career in 1985 with "Animal Party" on Black Solidarity. He became known as a deejay with a fast talking delivery, who recorded the eight minute dancehall anthem "DJ Business" for Fashion records in 1988. The nineties saw him recording with considerable success for an array of Jamaican and UK producers. At the beginning of the new millenium he became a Christian and started to release gospel reggae.

    2003 Reggae Vibes Productions

  • Trusting in the Lord, Papa San's music added another element to his unique style, and created another form of Gospel music; A unique Gospel / Reggae/ Dancehall blend that has brought many to know and accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, which has thrilled Papa San, knowing that the Lord is using him to bring the truth about Jesus to many people. Papa San explains."I've gotten so much great response, and it's only increased over time. We've seen thousands of people come to Christ at our concerts. Some came to the shows just to see what it would be like to hear a Gospel message put to Dancehall music. Many of them have been shocked -- in a good way --at what they heard, and gotten saved in the process."

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An interesting, catchy combination of Kirk Franklin and Papa San, a melding of two types of Gospel music; Franklin's hip hop, contemporary Gospel chorus and bridge and the Jamaican-flavored Christian music, created by Papa San, which complement each other very well. These two styles of Christian dance music bring home the prayerful message of believers' dependence on Jesus, as expressed by Kirk Franklin and Papa San.