From 89 to 92, a singer from Lewisham, South London was the Akon of the time. Maxi Priest collaborated with the likes of Shaggy, Beres Hammond, Jazzie B, Apache Indian, Shabba Ranks & UB40. But his most well known song was a great solo track that made it to Billboards number one in 1990. ‘Close To You’ from his fourth LP ‘Bonafide’ was Preist’s biggest song and hasn’t aged a bit. – Impulse