Perry is a man with years of experience and eight decades of stories to tell.
I started off asking him out of all the genres he paved the way for, which was his favourite?
“Rewind everything. Rewind Jamaica. Rewind Bob Marley. Rewind England. Rewind London. Rewind the Third World. Rewind the Devil. Rewind all evil that I have done.”
This answer set the bar to what would be one of the most perplexing, but oddly interesting, interviews I have ever conducted.
“No Devil music, no rebel music, no ragamuffin music, no ragapuffin, no hell angel music, no evil music,” he continued. “Some of the evil in Jamaica comes from cigarettes and white rum. Stop eating evil meat and evil beef. Stop smoking evil nicotine.
“Dub has no virus. Dub has no bacteria. Dub has no bad man.”