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WATCH THIS: Samory I “Rasta Nuh Gangsta” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Samory I "Rasta Nuh Gangsta" Official Music Video

A Man With Locks Don’t Need No Glocks

Not every music artist can “buss” right out the gate, sometimes it takes cultivation before they are rewarded with the fruits of their labor. After four years of slowly building a following, Samory I is primed to be a major voice in reggae music in 2017 with the release of “Rasta Nuh Gangsta,” which addresses some common misconceptions about Rastafarians. Video And Interview After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Jojo Abot “To Li” Offical Music Video

WATCH THIS: Jojo Abot "To Li" Offical Music Video

Reasoning With Ghana’s Next To Bust

As the new year begins, so does the quest for which new artist will make an impact on the scene. One of those artist could be ghanaian singer/songwriter Jojo Abot who seamlessly blends electronica, indie-soul, reggae, house, and acoustic instrumentation on top of vocals sung in either English or Ewe, a language spoken in southern Ghana. Abot spends her time between three different locations, her native Ghana, Copenhagen, and New York City. The first part of 2017 already saw her performing at Global Fest on Jan.8th at Webster Hall in NYC, three days later at the JFK Center for the Performing Arts, and the MLH (Ms. Lauryn Hill) Caravan at Radio City Music Hall on Feb. 25th. For the latter performance, Abot will be opening for Ms. Lauryn Hill along with Little Simz, and Kehlani. Video And Interview After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Meleku “What to Make”

HEAR THIS: Meleku "What to Make"

Sizzla Kalonji’s Son Links With XTM Nation & Keeps The Fire Blazing

Asking the musical question “What to make of this world,” Meleku, the son of Sizzla Kalonji, steps forward on his own quest for wisdom, knowledge and overstanding. Continuing a multi-generational collaboration, Meleku has linked up with Kareem “Remus” Burrell, son of legendary producer Philip “Fatis” Burrell, the man who first championed a young Sizzla (born Miguel Collins) on the mighty Xterminator label. Just as Remus keeps carrying his father’s works forward with his new XTM Nation imprint, likewise Meleku is keeping his father’s lyrical fire blazing.  Audio & Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Elliphant ft. Bunji Garlin & Diplo “All Or Nothing”

HEAR THIS: Elliphant ft. Bunji Garlin & Diplo "All Or Nothing"

Vikings Roll Like Elephant

Bunji Garlin continues to make good on his promise of spreading soca music worldwide by linking up with Swedish pop artist Elliphant on her stand out track “All Or Nothing.” It’s hard to deny the M.I.A comparisons, but Elliphant definitely holds her own, and it never hurts to have Bunji adding lyrical support to take the track to another level. Tune After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Ginjah “Baby Girl (What Love Means)”

HEAR THIS: Ginjah "Baby Girl (What Love Means)"

For The Lovers Dem

Reggae artist Ginjah is on course to drop his latest album “Urge To Love.” As the title superbly states, Ginjah serenades us with a series of beautifully written love songs paired with mesmerizing production. One of the stand out tracks incidentally, the first track, “Baby Girl (What Love Means).” Take A Listen After The Jump…  Read more »

HEAR THIS: Rough Road Riddim Mega Mix By Green Lion Crew & VA

The Young Guns Of Reggae Blaze Over The Rough Road Riddimgreenlion

 

Green Lion Crew unveils their innovative reggae dubstep project entitled the Rough Road Riddim. The mega mix features reggae’s up and coming youngsters like Jahdan Blakkamoore (iTunes Reggae Album of the Year award winner in 2008 and 2009), Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid (Billboard Magazine’s #1 Next Big Sound – May 2013), Dre Island, Zamunda and Cron Syncro. The Rough Road Riddim successfully links hip hop, dancehall, dub and dubstep for a subtly complete, and undeniably catchy, up-to-the-time musical experience. The Rough Road Riddim will be  available worldwide July 16, 2013 on iTunes and all vendors July 30, in the mean time Hit The Jump To Hear The Mega Mix… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Reasoning with Jo Mersa “How You Bad So”?

WATCH THIS: Reasoning with Jo Mersa "How You Bad So"?

When You’re Bob Marley’s Grandson, Making Music Is a Family Affair

Joe Mersa is the eldest son of Stephen Marley, the nephew of Jr. Gong, and a fresh recruit to the Ghetto Youths family. Last week he dropped his tasty single “Comfortable,” and the ladies are loving it. That’s why we’re expecting more great things from this young rebel. Here he chops it up with the ReggaeGirlAboutTown about getting into the biz, the Melody Makers, and his love for reggae and dancehall music. He even gets Reshma B to kick a freestyle—how she “bad so.” Video After The Jump…
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WATCH THIS: Black Am I “Modern Day Freedom” Official Video PREMIERE

Fresh New Sounds And Visuals From The Latest Recruit To The Ghetto Youths Camp
“I feel like I’m responsible to bring back roots reggae,” says the young singjay Black Am I without hesitation. “Cause the thing get watered down.” Born in the rural village of Nine Mile—birthplace of Bob Marley—Black Am I met Damian Marley while the Jr. Gong was visiting a few years ago. Taking Damian’s advice to keep practicing and developing his skills, Black Am I was ready the next time Jr. Gong came to town and soon got signed to the Ghetto Youths International imprint. His new single, “Modern Day Freedom,” raises timely questions about life within a 21st century system of economic dependency. “How can we free ourself?” the artist ponders. “We have to put our shoulder to the wheel. No more complaining. Work to be done. I myself call pon every Jamaica right now. Stand up for your right. Get up, stand up. Sitting down too long right now. It’s game time.” Video After The Jump…
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INTERVIEW: Up Close With Kehv

Find Out Why They Call Him “The Prince Of Reggae Soul”

Kehv is a soulful reggae artist who’s been doing his thing for quite some time now—almost a decade to be exact. You may not know his name yet but pay attention: Kehv has international appeal and fans across the globe. We’re going to give you a little taste of what Kehv is all about musically right here, the rest is just a matter of time. The genre needs more music like Kehv’s right yah now. Bring back the real rub-a-dub style! Check it… Interview After The Jump Read more »