Eek-A-Mouse (born with the name Ripton Joseph Hylton) is a Jamaican reggae musician. He was born November 19, 1957 in Kingston, Jamaica. He began his music career when he is in college and release two reggae singles under his own name which were produced by his Mr. Dehaney (his mathematics mentor). His early accomplishments were greatly influenced by the music of Pablo Moses. Eek A Mouse went to work for several sound systems over the next few years. He also released a few more singles. In 1979, he absorbed the stage name "Eek-A-Mouse" which take the name of a racehorse he always bet with. It was also the nickname of his friends who used it for some time. In 1979, his first recording for Joe Gibbs that have a song with "Once a Virgin" which shows the influence of Ranking Joe. This was quickly followed with "Wa-Do-Dem" (was produced by Douglas Boothe) and "Modelling Queen" that is been associated with Linval Thompson (who produced his debut album "Bubble Up Yu Hip".
In the late 1980, he had tied up with producer Henry "Junjo" Lawes. In which he had major hits in 1981 such as "Virgin Girl" and a re-record of "Wa-Do-Dem". He was the star of the Reggae Sunsplash Festival in 1981. The audiences still mourning with the death of Bob Marley (famous reggae icon) .His affiliation with Lawes that results to a series of successful singles and albums. In 1982, his hits which include "Do You Remember", and "Ganja Smuggling", "Wild Like a Tiger", "For Hire and Removal". In that year, he also released his second album "Wa Do Dem". The single "Operation Eradication" that shows Hilton's serious side. This song inspired by the killing of his close friend and fellow DJ Errol Shorter by vigilante.