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Since her tribute to the track star Usain Bolt went viral, Koffee has shown she has staying power.H KINGSTON—Toward the end of August 2017, a 17-year-old Jamaican musician named Mikayla Simpson uploaded a video of herself singing to her Instagram account. In the short clip, she strummed her acoustic guitar and performed “Legend,” a record […]

Damian Marley says he’s “brainstorming” about the possibility of entering Jamaican politics, which leads to the question: Could Bob Marley’s youngest son one day become prime minister of the island nation? “It’s not the question of do I want to get into politics; it’s how do I help people, and I think increasingly, that in […]

Buju Banton performs at his Long Walk to Freedom concert on Sunday morning inside the National Stadium in Kingston. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid) It seemed as if time stood still inside the National Stadium on Saturday night. The king had returned to reclaim his throne and his adoring subjects paid homage as he displayed why he […]

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 […]

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. […]

The social media realm went into a frenzy on October 17, 2016 when persons from the entertainment and arts fields in Jamaica were awarded Jamaica’s highest honours.  The 2016 National Honours and Awards Ceremony took place at Kings House. Mutabaruka, along with the president of VP Records Chris Chin, sculptors Cecil Cooper and Basil Watson […]

“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 […]

“How can anyone of African descent be worshiping the same tool used to uselessly murder their ancestors?” By Benjamin Lebrave   According to a 2012 Gallup International survey about religiosity and atheism, Ghana is one of the most religious countries in the world. At first glance, there is some evidence for this: when you land […]