Monthly archive August, 2011

Notting Hill Carnival, Post Riots Edition

Bobby Babylon Flexes Muscle, But Europe’s Biggest Street Jam Raves On

Naysayers be damned, London showed its true colors at the 2011 Notting Hill Carnival. Scheduled for August 28 and 29th, the date came just three weeks after a firestorm of rioting that spread across Britain following the death of Mark Duggan, an Anglo-Jamaican youth who was shot by police in North London. The wounds from that traumatic spasm of “Anarchy in the UK“—which resulted in 5 deaths, 16 injuries, and over 3000 arrests—will not heal overnight. Nor will we soon forget the ugly divisive rhetoric unleashed by the flareup of violence. But nothing brings people together like a good rave. Read more »

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HEAR THIS: Lil Wayne “Two Shots”

Pass Me The Laser Beam—Certified Boomshot From Tha Carter IV

Everybody’s talking about that Jay-Z diss, or that “How to Love” video—but it’s strictly Boomshots we deal with round here. So we’ll take two shots of whateverRead more »

Game, Daz Dillinger & Snoop in Australia

Supafest Flashback Brought To You By The Makers Of Good Fred Oil Listening to Game’s mind-blowing #REDAlbum brought back memories of Supafest this past Spring. Read more »

Ms. Lauryn Hill Talks “Miseducation”

The Artist Formerly Known As L-Boogie Opens Up—Just A Lil Bit

Ms. Lauryn Hill takes time out from headlining the “Rock The Bells” tour to reminisce on the making of her classic 1998 album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Read more »

HEAR THIS: D’Banj “Oliver”

Nigeria’s MoHits Crew Sure Are Putting Out Some G.O.O.D. Music

New name for guys who can’t seem to get enough: “You’re just an Oliver Twist.” Read more »

WATCH THIS: Wyre feat Ce’Cile “She Say Dat” Remix

Bad Gyal Ce’Cile Links w Kenyan Artist, Shoots Video In Man Tief Mode

Some people talk about “2 Di World” but Ce’Cile really takes it there. “De ting a get crazy inna Kenya,” she told me backstage at Reggae Sumfest in MoBay… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Anthony Cruz “Beat It Pon Dem”

Brand New Tune To Buss… Dungload The New Album Cruz Control

Full time now Anthony Cruz fe get him full ratings. The man sing some bad bad tune over the years, and him nah nitch. Read more »