Monthly archive July, 2011

Reggae Sumfest 2011: International Night 2

Nicki Minaj Falls In Love With Jamaica, Bigs Up Gaza AND Gully

Fresh new faces on the local scene like Denyque and Protoje got things
going on Saturday’s International Night 2 before Turbulence and Gyptian set it off. And then the festival built to a Young Money climax. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Taj Weekes “Janjaweed”

St. Lucian Reggae Artist Sings About Sudan’s “Devils on Horseback”

To  commemorate the independence of the Republic of South Sudan, Taj Weekes & Adowa present “Janjaweed.” Read more »

Reggae Sumfest 2011: International Reggae Night

How Cocoa, Beres, and Bunny Made The Sumfest Crowd Forget R.Kelly

A funny thing happened on the way Sumfest Night #2. After a last-minute cancellation by headliner R.Kelly, who was reportedly suffering from a throat ailment, Reggae Sumfest promoters had 48 hours to scramble and find a replacement for the Pied Piper of R&B. Read more »

Reggae Sumfest 2011: Dancehall Night

Words And Images From The Greatest Reggae Show On Earth, Night #1
Dateline: Montego Bay, Jamaica. Whether your musical taste runs
more to Bunny Wailer, Mavado or Nicki Minaj—the 19th annual staging of
the Greatest Reggae Show on Earth had a little bit of something for
everybody. As usual, the festivities kicked off on Thursday with
Dancehall Night, and all the hottest artists on the streets of
Kingston were in attendance… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Mavado “Delilah” (Diplo Remix)

Crispy New Dubstep Version Of The Starbwoy’s Outernational Boomshot

Diplo refixes the latest big tune from the Gully Gaad. Dubstep posse stand up. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Jay-Z & Kanye West “Otis”

Certified Boomshot From Jay & Ye’s Watch The Throne Album

Otis Redding sets it off oh so soulfully, and Yeezy and Hova proceed to go H.A.M. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Tanya Stephens “Get A Life”

Brand New Soundtrack Selection From The Forthcoming Film Ghett’a Life

The highly anticipated new film Ghett’a Life premieres next week in Kingston. Meanwhile you can check out Tanya Stephen’s official video right here. Leggo!

Beres Hammond, Nicki Minaj & R.Kelly Must Bring Their A-Game To Reggae Sumfest 2011

International Soul And Hip Hop Stars Touch Down In MoBay July 22-23

Jamaica’s leading reggae festival has always been about more than reggae. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Shaggy & Tarrus Riley “Just Another Girl”

Brand New Music From Shaggy’s Upcoming Album Summer In Kingston

This Saturday in Kingston, they’ll be blocking off the streets for Shaggy’s album release party and the premiere of his new video for the single “Sugar Cane.” You’ve already heard that catchy summer-time scorcher, but we’ve got the exclusive preview of the extra-heavy lead cut off Summer In Kingston, his 8-track strickly digital release, which drops July 19th. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Leftside “Roll Up” (Weed Mix)

Brand New Remix Video From Leftside The Dancehall Wiz

Wiz Khalifa’s smash hit single “Roll Up” was a sureshot single aimed straight at Wiz’s female fanbase. The fact that the title offered a subliminal ganja reference a la D’Angelo’s “Brown Sugar” was simply a bonus. But Leftside’s new remix leaves little to the imagination… Read more »