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Informer” is a 1992 single by Canadian reggae musician Snow. It features and is produced by MC Shan, and is from Snow’s debut album 12 Inches of Snow. The single was a chart topping hit, spending seven consecutive weeks at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was his biggest hit in theUnited Kingdom, where it reached Number 2, behind two different number one singles. In 2007, the song was ranked No. 84 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 90’s.

Music video

Directed by George Seminara, the video shows Snow entering a jail cell. His producer and friend, M.C. Shan, is also featured in the video, where he explains how he got into prison himself while being accompanied with a couple of women in a sauna. It also features Snow being accompanied himself with female dancers glossed in black and white. One of the dancers is Mona Scott, who would later go into music management by starting Violator Management and later becoming owner of Monami Entertainment.

award_bigAwards and recognition

“Informer” won a Juno Award for Best Reggae Recording in 1994.


  • The melody of the song was covered by Arash and Aneela as “Chori Chori”.
  • The melody of the song was covered by Spiritual Lyric Sound as “Down Babylon”.
  • The Melody of the song was covered by Harage Mc as “Sound of Summer” at 1:20 sec.
  • The melody of the song’s chorus was covered by the Greek Comedy hip-hop band Imiskoumbria as “Katadotes” (Which means “Informers” in Greek).
  • Rebecca Huxtable of The Scott Mills Show rapped the song as part of the “Beccy Raps” feature. The cover resulted in #beccyrapssnow trending first worldwide on Twitter on April 6, 2012, her 3rd worldwide trend in as many days.

Roland & Sherman’s hardcore song “Somewhere Down the Lane” makes heavy use of samples from the song.



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