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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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Shaggy Celebrates 6th Wedding Anniversary With Wife Rebecca Packer Burrell
Dancehall star Shaggy and his wife Rebecca Packer Burrell are celebrating six years since they tied the knot!
Usain Bolt & Girlfriend Kasi Bennett Turn Up At Birthday Getaway With Friends
Jamaican sprint legend and eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt pulled out all the stops for his girlfriend Kasi Bennett to celebrate her big 3-0.
New Music Videos This Week From Jahvillani, Jafrass, Sikka Rymes, TakeOva And Moyann
Productions were in full swing as several music videos from Dancehall artistes hit YouTube this week.
It’s Time Reggae & Dancehall Music Got The Respect It Deserves At Award Shows, Analysts Say
Of the many genres enjoyed globally, Reggae stands out as the one which inspired many musical artforms and its singers have touched lives and expanded minds for decades.
The Rise of Trinidad’s ‘Trinibad’ Dancehall
With the growing popularity of the dancehall genre worldwide, it is sure to turn some heads and birth some loyalists all over the globe.
JPS Protester Finds Inspiration From Vybz Kartel
Nine years ago, Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel shared his opinion of the utility company Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) in a video, and yesterday it seems his words rang true for some protestors who converged on the company’s New Kingston Head Office yesterday.
Vybz Kartel Trolls Sons With The Viral ‘Date Ur Fada’ TikTok Challenge
Dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel is known for his antics through social media even as he is incarcerated and it seems this time he’s decided to poke fun at his sons Likke Vybz and Likkle Addi using the now-viral Date Ur Fada challenge.
Ding Dong Shares How Elephant Man, Voicemail And Bogle Impacted His Career
There’s a kind of congeniality ingrained in Ding Dong’s brand. His music is mostly family-friendly, his image is beloved by corporate giants, and you rarely hear his name attached to any controversy.
New Music This Week From TeeJay, Romain Virgo, Savage, Rebel Sixx, I Waata Plus More
The collection of new releases this week takes us on a journey in the woodlands with Charly Black, also to watch surfing and bike riding in Bull Bay with Romain Virgo and through the gully with Savage.
Jahmiel Sings About His ‘One And Only’ In New Song “No Other”: Listen
The God-fearing romantic charmer Jahmiel has once again weakened the knees of every female in dancehall ‘fan-land’ after bearing his soul in Lights Off on his Revamp EP.
Protoje’s New Album Is Done, New Music Next Week
Popular Reggae singer Protoje has revealed that new music is on the horizon. According to a Tweet from the Who Knows singer, the production of his sixth album is finished, and fans can expect to hear new music next week.
Report Reveals Beenie Man & Bounty Killer Had Second Biggest Bump In Streaming After Verzuz
A new report shows that of all the Verzuz battles, the one between Beenie Man and Bounty Killer came in second for providing the biggest increase in streaming for its participants.
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...
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