Monthly archive February, 2011

WATCH THIS: Bob Marley “Natural Mystic” LIVE

This Could Be The First Trumpet, Might As Well Be The Last

(Was that the Stalag riddim I heard Bob skankin’ to on the intro?) Anyway: Tomorrow isn’t just Superbowl Sunday. It’s also the 66th anniversary of Robert Nesta Marley’s birth. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Chan Dizzy “Shot A Leggo” (Refix)

You Heard Weezy And Wizzy, Now Check Chan Dizzy

First Wiz Khalifa says “Black and Yellow,” and the Steelers go to the Superbowl. Then Lil Wayne says “Green and Yellow” to back the Packers. That’s Black and Yellow and Green—Jamaican colors. So here comes Chan Dizzy to represent for the yardcore. Read more »

Usain Bolt Bigs Up Cedella Marley

PUMA Partners With Cedella To Design Jamaica’s 2012 Olympic Gear

“It’s just going to be awesome,” said the world’s fastest man, Usain “Lightning” Bolt, after learning that fashion designer Cedella Marley — the firstborn daughter of Bob and Rita Marley — would be designing fresh new Olympic Gear for the Jamaican Track & Field team. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Distant Relatives In Jamrock

Jr. Gong & Nas Go From Hope Road To Trenchtown To The Promised Land

Since we find ourselves in that powerful week between Dennis Brown and Bob Marley’s birthdays, it seemed only right to take it back to the Rock. Shout to the homie B+ of Mochilla fame, who put together this tasty Jamaica travelogue for HipHopDX. In case you missed it, here’s the full rewind: Read more »

WATCH THIS: Mr. Vegas feat Shaggy & Josey Wales “Sweet Jamaica”

Memo To Mr. Freeze: Ease Off With The Ice And Snow!
After surviving a blizzard of epic proportions, and spending the morning chopping dirty ice with a broken shovel, I’m just about ready for a musical trip to “Sweet Jamaica.” Who else wants to roll? Read more »

WATCH THIS: Savage “Mi Nah”

Next Up From The Gully Squad: A Youth Called Savage

Platinum producer Jah Snowcone’s rough-and-rugged Ital Stew riddim has already sparked one hit with Mr. Vegas’ “Boy Shorts” but now a newcomer named Savage from Mavado’s Gully Squad is making noise with his dancehall smash “Mi Nah.” Read more »

WATCH THIS: The General “Mr. President”

22-Year-Old Tunisian Rapper Was Arrested After Making This Record

According to published reports, a 22-year-old rapper named Hamada Ben-Amor who goes by the name The General was arrested by Tunisian authorities after releasing a record critical of his embattled government. Through his video clip entitled “Rais Lebled” (O country’s president) The General has inspired protests and mobilised tens of thousands of young people. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Dennis Brown “Children Of Israel”

Foundation Selection For The Crown Prince’s Born Day

Born 54 years ago today in Kingston Jamaica, Dennis Brown rose to become the undisputed Crown Prince of Reggae music. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Protoje ft Kymani Marley “Rasta Love”

Latest Official Music Video From The New Album Seven Year Itch

From “Curly Locks” to “Whoi Mr. Brown” to “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner,” songs of forbidden love are a time-honored theme within reggae music. “She didn’t know how… to tell him… she was in love with a Rastaman,” Kymani sings over a crispy Don Corleon track, then in comes Protoje as the conscious loverman. Read more »