Posts tagged "Channel One"

WATCH THIS: Micah Shemaiah featuring Rassi Hardknocks “Legal” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Micah Shemaiah featuring Rassi Hardknocks "Legal" Official Music Video

Check out the new video for “Legal”  with Cameos from Yaadcore, Keida and Exile Di Brave

The decriminalization of marijuana remains a huge topic of interest for reggae music in 2016.  Reggae has always been a medium for social commentary and these lyrics reflect global changes regarding this plant. The highly anticipated visual for the Uncle Ben (Channel One) produced song was released this week. The video directed by Sherkhan Chiffre of Raatid Magic Films features Micah Shemaiah, Rassi Hardknocks and friends handling the herb discretely. Video After The Jump

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Reasoning With Rassi Hardknocks About “Legal,” A Reggae Song for the Movement

Reasoning With Rassi Hardknocks About "Legal," A Reggae Song for the Movement

In Comes A Brand New Marijuana Anthem for 2016

The stink of Marijuana vapors is creating a cloud cover that commands our attention. For the first time since the 1913 Ganja Law, which was strictly enforced by the island’s government, the citizens of Jamaica now have the opportunity to use recreational marijuana. Whether one smokes or not, the whole concept of legalizing the infamous green leaf  highlights the mainstreaming of the Marijuana Movement.  Audio & Interview After The Jump Read more »

HEAR THIS: Barry Brown “Make It With You” and “Sister Magling”

Rock & Groove To Two Channel One Classics From The Crucial Right Now Album
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The Jamaican roots reggae vocalist Barry Brown is best know for his clasic “Far East” but before his untimely death he left a rich legacy of music to keep his name alive itinually. Case in point: the little-known Right Now album, an overlooked treasure that was recently reissued by Greensleeves. This Jah Screw production was record, voiced, and mixed at Channel One studios with killer riddims laid down by Roots Radics and the We The People band. These sounds are so nice we had to give it to you twice. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Diamonds Are Forever

40 Years Later The Mighty Diamonds Trinity Is Harder Than Ever

Fifteen years ago I had the distinct pleasure of reasoning with Tabby Diamonds, the man seated on the center stool in this classic clip from a session at the legendary Channel One Studio. Our conversation that day took place at another studio—the also legendary Don One dub studio in Brooklyn. The bright, upful spirit that you sense watching Tabby lay down his sensitive vocals is the same spirit that he brings in person. And despite being a 25-year veteran of the reggae industry, he was strikingly youthful. “Every interview we do, people remark on how youthful he looks,” said his bredren who carried Tabby to the studio that day. “They want to know what is his secret.” Read more »