Toppa Top 10: Top Gunslinger-Inspired Deejays

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April 12, 2011

6. John Wayne

The real John Wayne was a bigot who once told Playboy he believed in White supremacy and that Blacks should be thankful for getting shipped to America as slaves. Presumably this information had not yet traveled to Jamaica in the 1980s, when deejay Norval Headley of “Call the Police” fame adopted the name. It’s possible such knowledge may not have affected his decision, though: with Clint Eastwood, the Lone Ranger, Josey Wales and even Lee Van Cleef taken, the Duke was the most recognizable Western icon left. With gunman tunes like “Brinks Can Rob,” Headley certainly lived up to the image.