Reggae

QUOTE OF THE DAY: REGGAE /DANCEHALL STAR VYBZ KARTEL

“This is my new image,” Kartel said in the interview. “You can expect the unexpected. I feel comfortable with black people lightening their skin. They want a different look. It’s tantamount to white people getting a sun tan. [Reggae star Vybz Kartel talks about his ridiculous skin bleaching antics in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine] Check out lost soul Vybz below.

NEW MUSIC: JAH CURE, MAVADO & RICK ROSS – LIKE I SEE IT

Rapper Rick Ross has joined forces with Jamaican reggae artists Jah Cure and Mavado on the new track Like I See It. When I first heard about this collaboration I was far from happy. I have never really liked the outcome when reggae artists mix it up with rap artists – especially when they mix it up with rap mainstream mediocrity like Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake to name but a few. I am very protective of my beloved reggae music.   The genre has still managed to preserve it’s purity somewhat and []

REGGAE LEGEND GREGORY ISAACS DIES

Reggae legend Gregory Isaacs sadly passed away early this morning (October 25th), at the age of 59.  The Jamaican singer had apparently been ill for sometime. Gregory’s hits included Night Nurse, Tune In, My Number One, Love Overdue, Rumours and The Border. Rest In Peace Gregory Isaacs.

BUJU BANTON CASE – JUDGE DECLARES MISTRIAL

A Florida judge has declared a mistrial for the Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, who was accused of conspiring to buy cocaine from an undercover police officer last year. U.S. District Judge James Moody declared a mistrial after the 12-person jury sent him a second note on Monday saying they couldn’t reach a verdict. They had been deliberating since Thursday afternoon after a four-day trial. Click HERE to read more…

UK MUSIC: JMC FT SIZZLA – PLOT

Rapper JMC teams up with reggae star Sizzla on his new single Plot (scheduled digital release October 25th). I listened to Plot this morning and I really like the beat.  However I strongly object to them ruining Sizzla’s vocals with the use of auto tune.  That was so unnecessary. The video –  There is nothing particularly outstanding about this promo, but I see some of it was filmed in my parents homeland so I’ll give it the thumbs up just for that. 😀  Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

REGGAE STAR BOUNTY KILLER ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING A WOMAN

Reggae star Bounty Killer (real name Rodney Pryce) was arrested and charged with wounding on Saturday after he allegedly beat a woman with a hammer. Via The Jamaican Observer Deputy Superintendent Altermoth Campbell, anti-crime boss at the Constant Spring Police Station, said the entertainer was picked up after a female companion turned up at the station bleeding and reported that he had assaulted her. The incident occurred at his Oakland Apartments residence in St Andrew, police said. “She turned up here sometime after six and said that []

VIDEO: NAS AND DAMIAN MARLEY PERFORM IN LONDON

Nas and Damain Marley performed together at The Hammersmith Apollo on Tuesday night and from what I hear blew the audience away. The show was apparently that good! Britain’s most famous waste woman, Amy Winehouse could be seen (and was photographed) at the side of the stage acting and looking like a cracked out fool. But anyway the less said about her the better. Check out the performance below. [Thanks Pinboard Blog]

UK MUSIC: SO SOLID STAR MEGA MAN DISSECTS THE UK “URBAN” MUSIC SCENE

So Solid star Mega Man sat down and shared his views on today’s UK “Urban” music scene and it’s artists. Via Brown Eyez Mega made some pretty good points. And I will always respect what So Solid achieved all those years ago. I’m only sorry it didn’t last. However is the track playing in the background going to be Mega’s new single? If so then… NO COMMENT!