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Reggae Vibes Music Presents The "World Rebirth Riddim" Featuring Anthony B, Jah Cure, Yami Bolo & Several Other Top-tier Artists Reggae Vibes Music Presents The "World Rebirth Riddim" Featuring Anthony B, Jah Cure, Yami Bolo & Several Other Top-tier Artists Reggae Vibes Music, the American based record label that's committed to elevating authentic reggae music, is once again giving us a gem. [ 250 more words ]
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Buju Banton’s ‘Til Shiloh Receives RIAA Gold Album Certification Ahead Of 25th Anniversary
The blessings keep flowing in for veteran dancehall artiste Buju Banton as following his 47th birthday, which he celebrated yesterday July 15, he will be receiving an RIAA certified Gold album for ‘Til Shiloh today, July 16.
Notting Hill Carnival 2020: details announced for online version
Sound systems will play sets alongside steel bands and costumed ‘mas’ performers on four livestreamed channels, after coronavirus cancelled million-strong festivalDetails have been announced for 2020’s Notting Hill Carnival, which will take place online amid the coronavirus pandemic.The event usually attracts more than a million people to the streets of west London on August bank holiday weekend, for two days of Caribbean cultural expression including costume parades, steel bands and sound systems playing dancehall, roots reggae and more. Related: The sound systems of Notting Hill carnival: 'I'll stop when I can't walk' Continue reading...
Listen: New Music from Chronic Law, Lisa Hyper, Ace Gawd, Bugle, Gyptian & Stalk Ashley
Let’s take a look at some new tracks invading the dancehall scene. The list includes some artistes that we haven’t heard from in a while.
Teejay, Ding Dong & Qraig Could Be The Next Big Dancehall Group
It can get pretty entertaining when dancehall artistes meet up at the recording studio, especially if they are friends.
Intence Previews New Song About Car Crash, Foota Hype Brags About His ‘Powers’
The feud between Dancehall deejay Intence and veteran selector Foota Hype appears to be brewing into a spiritual war.
STEM Education Initiative Uses Dancehall For Inspiration
The Science Genius Jamaica Initiative has recognized the influence of dancehall on the island’s growing youth population by using it as a creative way to keep students focused and invested.
Gyptian Slams Ex-Girlfriend ‘Danielle’ In Explosive Rant
Reggae singer Gyptian went on an expletive-laden rant against his an ex-girlfriend, who he identified only as Danielle in a social media video a few days ago.
Vybz Kartel Talks COVID-19, Popcaan, Tommy Lee Sparta, Buju Banton & More In New Interview
Jamaica’s favorite Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel may be keeping up with his fans through a prolific release of fresh and captivating music since his incarceration in 2014.
Remembering Gregory Isaacs On His 69th Birthday
Grand plans were afoot to celebrate late reggae crooner Gregory Isaacs’ 70th birthday today, as his widow June had earlier announced two tribute concerts to be held in Canada and Brazil this month.
Shaggy Tells The Story Of How ‘It Wasn’t Me’ Almost Wasn’t Released
Unknown to many, it was a series of twists of fate which led to the explosion of Dancehall megastar Shaggy’s now-legendary recording, It Wasn’t Me, becoming a mega platinum-selling track, 20 years ago.
Alkaline Bathes In Millions In New Single ‘We Up’: Listen
Dancehall artiste Alkaline has dropped another new single titled We Up yesterday on YouTube. The last we heard from the Vendetta Boss was over a month ago when he released the music video for his single Ocean Wave and the official audio for Cree literally a week apart.
Dancehall Star Intence Involved In Car Crash, Foota Hype Reacts
Rising Dancehall star Intence was involved in a car accident today, Tuesday, July 14. Reports indicate that Intence, whose real name is Tashawn George Gabbidon, was involved in a two-vehicle collision that happened on Old Hope Road in Kingston.
Tommy Lee Sparta’s Arrest Taking A Toll On His Children, Says Mother
Days after being sought by law enforcers in Montego Bay, St. James, popular dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta today faced two rounds of interrogation at 11 am and 1 pm, as his baby mother expressed concern about how the situation is affecting her two sons.
Peter Dyer: Ghost Train
Here’s Scottish reggae man Peter Dyer with his debut single ‘Ghost Train’. The track is produced by the Subatomic Sound System and is released on 25th July. One important aim of the release is to raise money for three Scottish charities with the first three months’ proceeds from the track. These charities include FDAMH who provide
Steve Barker: the 'anti-John Peel' sidelined by the BBC after 43 years
The 72-year-old DJ has been beaming leftfield music – plus interviews with Bono, Morrissey and more – into Lancashire since 1977, but drastic local radio cuts have ‘left us to drown’Not many people casually call themselves “Zelig-like”. But then not many people can say they were at Bob Dylan’s “Judas!” Manchester Free Trade Hall show as well as the Sex Pistols’ second ever gig, and that they gave A Guy Called Gerald’s acid house classic Voodoo Ray its first radio play.This is Steve Barker, the 72-year-old host of On the Wire on BBC Radio Lancashire, which has been taken off air after 36 years and 1,850 episodes amid devastating cuts to local radio UK-wide. When the Covid-19 lockdown began, BBC local TV and radio stations were reduced to skeleton staff, but earlier this month it was announced that the new structures would be permanent, with the loss of at least 450 jobs and a major reduction in specialist and current affairs coverage.I knew one day they'd seal the escape hatches and leave us to drown. But I'm not ready to stop Continue reading...
Zara McFarlane's dream festival: Koffee and herbal tea
The British jazz singer takes us to Jamaica for a lineup where Steam Down, Yola and Moses Boyd jam next to a waterfallIt would have to be in Jamaica, but not on the beach as people might expect. I’m thinking of a hillside, country spot, with a winding river you can walk in, green trees and a little waterfall nearby. It’s partly imaginary but I have been to a specific place in Jamaica like this, with a secluded river you could cross by stones, and drooping trees. It wouldn’t be a festival for tens of thousands – maybe one or two thousand people, so not Glastonbury-sized. More like a retreat. Continue reading...
Buju Banton: Upside Down 2020 review – as good as he's ever been
(Roc Nation/Gargamel)The controversial reggae star returns with a majestic howl of rage and an inspired mix of dancehall, roots and rockBuju Banton is the 90s Bob Marley in Jamaica. In the UK, it feels necessary to recall his miserably homophobic single Boom Bye Bye, which cast a poisonous pall over his nascent international career in 1992. Banton wrote it aged 15, half the age Eric Clapton was when he ranted about “keeping Britain white”. But we don’t read about Clapton’s racist drivel in every review and interview. Adult Clapton was given a pass that teenage Banton never got. White privilege? Perhaps.Yet although Banton renounced homophobia, and has now deleted the song from his catalogue, he was still performing it in 2007. And while there are dozens of Buju lyrics on Genius, only one has over 100,000 views. Its squalid allure endures. It shadows his later, conscious work. Continue reading...
'Every black man have to fight': Buju Banton on prison and liberation
Jamaica’s reggae megastar received a hero’s welcome when he came home after seven years in a US jail. ‘No guts, no glory – that’s my genesis,’ he says in a rare interview At the end of 2018, the reggae star Buju Banton returned to Jamaica after almost seven years in a US prison, and Norman Manley international airport was mobbed. His flight was delayed, the chants of “We want Buju” ramped up, then after a brief prayer huddle in the customs area, he pushed into the arrivals hall to pandemonium. It took a phalanx of hi-vis-wearing airport workers to hustle him through to the waiting police motorcade, a task not helped by the workers’ attempts to get selfies with their charge.It was a hero’s welcome because, despite being convicted in the US of intention to distribute cocaine, Banton is a Jamaican hero. For his first post-prison concert, at Kingston’s National Stadium, about 30,000 people were packed in with many more enjoying it from outside. Related: 'Man is a king': controversial star Buju Banton comes home to Jamaica Continue reading...
Zulu Bob: Ms Joy
This is the new single from Antigua/Barbuda Reggae dancehall singer/selector Zulu Bob. It anticipates his new album ‘Road To ReggaeVille’ from Chinese reggae label DB Bros Records. ‘Ms. Joy’ follows a theme familiar in reggae music, a depiction of a hard life culminating eventually in a brief happiness. Musically it’s a repetitive dancehall digital sound
'It reminded me I should not go quietly': readers' favourite UK No 1s
Guardian readers fill in the blanks in our countdown of the greatest UK No 1s of all time, with entries from Dusty Springfield to Desmond Dekker, Jimi Hendrix to Joe DolceOur ranking of the 100 best No 1 singlesTo make up for the shocking shortage of ballads in the 100, here’s one of the biggest, written for Frank Sinatra before the Commodores decided to keep it for themselves. My partner is cool and ironic and cynical and anti-romantic and teases me about my fondness for smoochy ballads and would never accept a courtly proposal set to the music of Lionel Richie, but sometimes I wish she would. AlexitoAnyone who whined 'but they don't write their own songs' was instantly ignored like a pub bore Continue reading...