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Tosh was the outspoken member of The Wailers who was sidelined by the Jamaican establishment, says Ian Burrell Peter Tosh was not a man of peace. He was a revolutionary. “Peace,” he told the feverish 40,000-strong crowd at the famous One Love Peace Concert in 1978, is “the diploma you get in the cemetery”, written […]

If you’re satisfied with what you hear on modern day radio, then these few words are not for you. What happened to when R&B muzik meant a well crafted muzik piece that you could feel the love or a complaint that someone wasn’t getting enough love like in Teddy Riley’s “Him Or Me” When the […]

Sizzla has certain producers with whom he regularly works, and one of them is Anthony Senior of Altafaan Records. Senior founded Altafaan in 1996 – at the exact moment in history when Sizzla’s career and the Rasta Renaissance were taking off. Until very recently, the pair had yet to collaborate on a full length project, […]

Boom Boom has broken his silence after he was reportedly assaulted by Sizzla & his entourage for allegedly playing a Ishawna single. According to the Dancehall Selector, over 10 members of Sizzla’s Rasta camp attacked him weekend after he played the “Equal Rights” at party in August Town, St Andrew. Speaking with police Boom Boom […]

One of the Black community’s greatest gifts to the world is an astounding list of genres and artists who have changed the way we all listen to music. Without genres like the blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues, Afrobeat, calypso, reggae, roots music, rap and hip-hop, The western world might still be doing the waltz. […]

“Old white men is runnin this rap shit, Corporate force is runnin this rap shit, a tall Israeli is runnin this rap shit, Quasi-homosexuals is runnin this rap shit” – Lyrics to the song “The Rape Over” by Mos Def, a reference to record label mogul Lyor Cohen. When we look around at people, and […]

Reggae crooner George Nooks has been arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, law enforcement sources have revealed. Police sources say the 56-year-old entertainer was arrested in St Andrew yesterday after a plastic bag with a small quantity of white powdery substance, believed to be cocaine, was found in his 2016 Mercedes Benz sport utility […]

Watch this new documentary: Autopsy – The Last Hours Of… Bob Marley  Inside the Video Knowledge section “A documentary series that reveals the truth behind the controversial deaths of global icons and people whose untimely deaths were surrounded by scandal and intense media attention In this doc they go through the history of Bob as […]

by Gardy Stein-Kanjora Maybe his birth on Valentine’s Day 1987 was a sign – a child sent by Amor. Maybe musical talent has been passed on to him by his parents, Cleveland and Maxine Martin. Maybe his exceptional skills have been honed during his years at St. Jago High School. Whatever the reason, we have […]

 by Gardy Stein-Kanjora While designations like “Reggae Revival” or “Rockers Rebirth” are on everyone’s lips, another movement has crept up on us less noticed, less hyped, but powerful all the same. It might be called something like “Dancehall De-slackification“, a welcome step away from Scandal, Booze and Pum Pum to consciousness, positivity and true teachings […]


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