1993 was the year blue-eyed reggae broke: Where UB40's cover of "Can't Help Falling in Love" ruled the summer, Snow's original "Informer" carried the spring, spending all of April and most of March at Number One on the U.S. pop charts. "People hated on this because Snow is a white guy from Toronto," Major Lazer producer Diplo, a white guy from Florida, recently told Rolling Stone. "But he was huge in Jamaica."
In fact, Snow's harshest critic turned out to be fellow Canadian Jim Carrey. In an In Living Color song parody more cutting than anything from Weird Al, the future movie star dropped lines as clever as "My single's Number One and Shabba don't rank" and as critical as "Pretending I was a Rasta since I was in jammies/I should paint my face and start belting out 'Mammie.'" N.M.