MY LIFE IS MY MUSIC
Respectfully referred to as Da Reggae Don, DJ Norie was born (to Panamanian parents) and raised in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush area. Unlike his Panamanian namesake, General Manuel Noriega, music is Norie’s weaponry of choice and his mixing skills along with his energy on the microphone transform his musical selections into formidable artillery. Norie became familiar with reggae music by listening to coveted sound clash cassettes from the era’s premier Jamaican sound systems. “Listening to the cassettes of Stone Love, Kilimanjaro and other sounds I knew, I wanted to be a part of that,” Norie recalled.