His musical career began in the reggae group Reggae National Tickets, but in 2001 Alborosie decided to go solo. He moved to Jamaica to be close to reggae music's roots and rastafari culture. His biggest hits are Kingston Town and Herbalist. He has also worked with artists like Gentleman, 50 Cent and Shakira. His first solo album is called Soul Pirate.
In August 2008 he played at the Uppsala Reggae Festival.