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Blazin' Reggae Vibes Episode 078 "Cosmic Frequency In A Rasta Rewind...Brings Love To Light" Capture a heap of positive and uplifting vibes in this weeks episode of Blazin' Reggae Vibes, "Cosmic Frequency In A Rasta Rewind...Brings Love To Light. Experience wave after wave of cosmic vibes with artists from the past to the present. Love Is in the air caught in the net of roots rock, rub-a-dub, rocksteady, and dancehall. [ 110 more words ]
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Usain Bolt, Girlfriend Kasi Bennett Reveal First Photos Of Baby, Olympia Lightning Bolt
Usain Bolt, an eight-time Olympic gold medalist, world record holder, and the fastest man alive, has for the first time revealed the name and images of his baby girl, Olympia Lightning Bolt, and she’s eye-dazzling!
Verbal War Explodes After Foota Hype Claims Vybz Kartel ‘Took Away’ Intence’s Woman
Dancehall selector Foota Hype and breakout star Intence are now embroiled in a dramatic showdown, with Foota seemingly gaining the upper hand as of Monday evening.
Buju Banton And Vybz Kartel’s New Albums Enter Billboard Reggae Chart
Dancehall veterans Buju Banton and Vybz Kartel have made their debut on the Billboard Reggae Albums best selling chart as expected, but neither grabbed the No. 1 spot.
Ashanti Serves Up Bikini Body While Vibing To A Dancehall Oldie From Beenie Man
Grammy-winning singer Ashanti has a deep love for Jamaica and Dancehall music, and she has no qualms about sharing it.
Missy Elliott Confirms A Collab With Dancehall Queen Spice Is Underway
American rapper Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott has confirmed that she will in fact be teaming up with the Queen of Dancehall Spice very soon.
Veteran Dancehall Dancer Labba Labba Is Dead
The dancehall community has been shaken yet again by another death; popular Jamaican dancer Labba Labba has passed away yesterday Monday, July 6th 2020.
TeeJay And Uptoplee Say ‘Goodbye’ To His Friends Who Were Killed: Watch
Dancehall artiste TeeJay has paid homage to his close friends Grimmy and Afroman with the release of Goodbye, which also features Romeich Entertainment artist Uptoplee and was produced by Grammazone Music.
Listen: New Positive Dancehall Music From Quada, Daddy1, Chronic Law And Jahmiel
Some new music in dancehall this week seems to be focused on hard work and enjoying the benefits of that hard work.
Pamputtae Clashes With Fans Over Spice And Lisa Hyper’s Truce
Dancehall artiste Pamputtae clashed with some of her Instagram followers over the weekend, after she made a post which many thought was a swipe at fellow artiste Lisa Hyper.
Men Who Tried To Gain Access To Rygin King In Hospital Were Released, Police Say
As security concerns intensify for Rygin King, the prominent Montego Bay-based dancehall artiste was relocated to a private and secured medical facility last Thursday after a group of men appeared at the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny, in search of the deejay.
Tommy Lee Sparta Named As Person Of Interest By St James Police
Dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta was on Monday (July 6) named as a person of interest by police in St.
Trinidad Dancehall Artiste Rebel Sixx Dead In Gang-Related Shooting
Rebel Sixx, a popular Dancehall artiste in Trinidad & Tobago, was shot dead in his home last night.
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...
The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-1
Look back on our complete countdown of the greatest UK No 1s, from the Beatles to Baby D, and So Solid Crew to Suzi QuatroWhat did we miss? Share your thoughtsAs the coronavirus lockdown continues, the Guardian’s music desk thought you might be in need of a distraction – something to send you down memory lane, or to divert the annoyance at your housemates or children on to us. We present to you a ranking of the 100 greatest UK No 1 singles since the charts began in 1952. Continue reading...
'It was heartbreaking': the day Bob Marley played Crystal Palace
40 years ago this week, Bob Marley played in Crystal Palace park, debuting Redemption Song and enchanting the crowd – but signs of his decline were already thereWhat turned out to be the last Garden Party in Crystal Palace, on 7 June 1980, had already been pretty memorable. Joe Jackson was booed off stage after swearing at the audience before several people fell into the lake when a branch broke off a tree. But like most in the crowd that day 40 years ago, a teenage Rob Baker had come to see one act: Bob Marley and the Wailers.“For the last song, the sun came out,” says Baker, who travelled from his home in Salisbury to south London for the concert. “And he came back on stage to play Redemption Song with just an acoustic guitar. It was a very special moment because no one had heard it before.” Continue reading...
Kingdom Soldier: The Watchman
From St Lucia, here comes singer, songwriter and producer Kingdom Soldier (Lenny Deneb) with his third album entitled The Watchman. Due for release at the beginning of September this will be his third studio album and it reveals his thoughtful and religious inspiration throughout. Lenny says: “the Watchman album was inspired in me to write
Add some township jive! How London's jazz scene set itself apart
The city’s young jazz community has flourished by drawing on everything from hip-hop to calypso and highlife, creating a unique cosmopolitan soundAlthough its live scene is currently on pause, jazz has been thriving throughout London, with names such as Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia and Binker and Moses all attracting attention and media coverage around the world. But what is not often remarked on is how utterly un-American these British musicians sound: listen to their music and you’ll hardly hear any swing or bossa nova rhythms, the usual pulse of American jazz. You won’t even hear that much funk, the rhythm that has been the vehicle for most “fusion” over the past 50 years. Instead, a generation of Londoners – who I spoke to before the coronavirus crisis – are redefining jazz in a different accent. Related: ‘History needs to be set alight’: Shabaka Hutchings on the power of jazz American jazz still thinks that blending hip-hop with jazz is something quite radical. In London, that’s taken as read Continue reading...