Born Ricardo Raffington in Kingston, Jamaica on November 24, 1980 and widely known by his street name “Survivor Slim” is a reggae artist, dance hall entrepreneur and record producer.

Called “Zedanta” on stage by his many fans, he has performed internationally while on tour with Spragga Benz in Japan, Barbados and the United Kingdom.

As a promoter Zedanta has staged over 300 shows in the past 15 years, entertaining true reggae fans at Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee and Jacksonville in Florida. Nationally, he brought shows to Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York City, Virginia, North and South Carolina and of course many hot lineups in La La Land. Ricardo has featured top artists including; Cee Lo Green, Marleys, Sizzla Kalonji, Capelton, Spragga Benz, Yellow Man, Kevin Little, Red Rat, Delly Ranx, Beenie Man, Bushman, Baby Cham, Ghost, Wayne Marshall, Vybz Kartel and Agent Sasco.

Raffington is founder of RSQTHP Music Group and personal manager of future dancehall super-star Xyclone. His “world music” philosophy promotes, “take the music, grind it out.” In other words, bring music to the world through every media: live performances, radio, television, video, C/D’s and internet downloads (see us at

Survivor Slim has pressed out the hit singles. An early studio production was Kevin Littles’ “Take a ride” which rode high on the charts. Both the music and video of Spragga Benz mega-hit “Every Breath” was a project of RSQTHP Music Group.  Fresh and new from Xyclone, “Back Pocket Rag” has hit the scene with a bang. At this moment RSQTHP is unveiling a remix of “Back Pocket Rag” featuring Beenie Man that will totally excite the fans. To quote Zedanta, “It is world music”


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