Williams was born in Clarendon parish but grew up on Maxfield Avenue, Williams began his career singing in an amateur talent contest in the late 1970s at Kingston's Bohemia Club, singingsongs under the name "Babbaru". He won the contest at the second attempt.[e performed with the Destiny Outernational, Master Voice and Santex and released several singles, including "Where Is Love" in 1979 and "Ba Ba Black Sheep" in 1985. He failed to achieve commercial success, however, and he withdrew from the music business, returning to his trade as a house painte
Blender returned to music in the early 1990s whe, who had also worked with Destiny, introduced him to record produce, who signed him to his Star Trail label. This time around, Blender achieved success straight away, with "We No Jus' a Come," becoming a hit in Jamaica] Blender's success spread to t where his first album, Lift Up Your Head, reached number four on the music chart. The title track from the album was nominated for a Jamaican Music AwarFurther albums and singles followed, with his early singles from the second phase of his career collected on the album A Piece of da Blender: The Singles, released in 1996.
Blender was one of the most prominent singers in the 1990s return to 'cultural' reggae, along with the likes of Garnett Silk and