Words by Kieran K. Meadows—
Anyone who has ever seen producer Lee “Scratch” Perry perform—or even speak in on-camera interviews—knows that the man is an artist in every sense of the word. From his spontaneous energy to his customized outfits and accessories, he has honed his own brand of creativity for decades. Perry has even served as an inspiration to other visual artists. The Black Ark Studio founder’s legacy as a reggae and dub producer and his global popularity as an in-demand performer is almost unparalleled. His eccentric methods in the studio and on stage have allowed him to create his own mystical, mysterious lane.