Alias: Styler, Little Brother Grant
Originally born in Guyana, The Mexicano (Rudy Grant/Rudolph Grant) settled in the UK in the 1960s. Both Rudy and his brother Eddy had successful music careers. Eddy began as a member of The Equals and continued to have solo success through the 1980s (‘I Don’t Want To Dance’, ‘Electric Avenue’, etc). Rudy was a reggae/soca DJ/singer and began as Little Brother Grant in 1970. Soon after, he recorded as The Mexicano before changing to simply Rudy (Rudolph) Grant.
Following numerous reggae/soca releases, he decided to venture into the world of rap with Dallas and Soca Rapping, the first of which was a novelty disco rap track about the TV show, Dallas, and is possibly the first UK rap release.