Shinehead (born with the name Edmund Carl Aiken) is an English-born Jamaican reggae singer/toaster/rapper. He was born in April 10, 1962 in Kent, England.
He start his music career by playing in several New York reggae dancehall sound systems in the 1980 specially in Tony Screw's Downbeat The Ruler that was based in The Bronx.
In 1986, He recorded his debut single "Who The Cap Fits (Let Them Wear It)" from the album "Rough & Rugged" in the African Love Music independent record label. During previous years in his music career, Jeff Buckley accompanied his group on guitar and assist him with a back up vocals.
In 1988, he signed a recording contract with Elektra Records and stayed with label until 1995.
Shinehead's populary known single was the "Englishman In New York" (it is cover version of Sting's)and changed the title as "Jamaican In New York" in 1993. In April 1993, it enter the number 30 in the UK Singles Chart . The track was featured on the album entitled "Sidewalk University". He is mainly considered as being one of the pioneer acts to bridge hip-hop with reggae music which is best known as reggae fusion with the tracks of 1992 "Try My Love". He is one of the first acts to combine the rapping and deejaying.