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“Sounds From The Caribbean Stage” Showcase at SXSW Reps Reggae & Dancehall To The World

"Sounds From The Caribbean Stage" Showcase at SXSW Reps Reggae & Dancehall To The World

W&R Projects x Irie Jam x Boomshots Link Up To Make Music History

Launching as a regional music festival in 1987, SXSW (pronounced “South By Southwest”) has grown by leaps and bounds to become one of the biggest cultural events in the world—expanding to a nine-day marathon encompassing Film and Interactive as well as Music. Major motion pictures like Neighbors, 21 Jump Street, and Bridesmaids as well as the TV series Girls have premiered and secured distribution deals at SXSW. Major digital startups like Twitter and Foursquare debuted at SXSW. But music is the lifeblood of the festival, with over 28,000 artists participating last year, from unknown hopefuls (John Mayer and James Blunt are just two of the future stars to be discovered at SXSW in years past) to bonafide megastars (Kanye West, Prince, Lil Wayne and Jay Z have all performed there in recent years). One area that has been woefully under-represented at SXSW has been Reggae. But this year, W&R Projects have linked with Irie Jam and Boomshots to represent reggae and dancehall music to the world at this influential gathering of media tastemakers and industry power-players.  Details After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Fuse ODG “Top of my Charts” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Fuse ODG "Top of my Charts" Official Music Video

The UK Afro-Beat Star Drops Some Straight Lovers Rock

Born in Ghana and based in London, Fuse ODG champions a musical wave known as AfroBeat in the UK, but to island ears it sometimes sounds a lot like reggae music. On this particular track—which hits stoees next week—he’s taking it straight to Jamrock by way of West London. After all it was the UK that pioneered the whole Lovers’ Rock movement. The video has a nice block party vibes—special request to all the lovers who know they’re in it to win it. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Fuse ODG Talks “This Is New Africa” Movement

Fuse ODG Talks "This Is New Africa" Movement

UK Afrobeat Artist On A Mission To Make Worldwide Music

Ghanian-born and South-London based, Fuse ODG is a pioneer of UK Afrobeat who’s now signed to 3Beat Records and his song “Antenna” is up for MTV Iggy’s “Song of the Year.” A few weeks after winning his first MOBO Award, Fuse spoke with Reshma B about his mission to instill African pride in his people and why he says he was ready to die for Africa. “Every time I step on that soil I’m happy… The message is my album is gonna be life-changing.” Fuse proudly proclaims his love for his mom—and by extension, all women. “Every woman is a potential mother,” he says, “and just in that respect women are more powerful than men.” He even blessed the Boomshots massive with an exclusive acappela preview of one of his new tunes.  Video After The Jump… Read more »

Sean Paul Wins MOBO Reggae Award

Sean Paul Wins MOBO Reggae Award

Other Winners Include Tinie Tempeh, Wiley, Rudimental, Fuse ODG, Naughty Boy, and Laura Mvula 

This Weekend the UK celebrated the 18th staging of the MOBO—Music Of Black Origin—Awards. This year Scotland’s capital Glasgow played host and was rammed with celebrities galore—from Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora to So Solid Crew and Ms Dynamite. Craig David even flew in from Miami to present an award. It’s been an exciting year for reggae and the nominees for the Best Reggae Act category were right on point for 2013 making this category a real nail-biter. The competition was tough between Mavado, Stylo G, Sean Paul, Popcaan and Tarrus Riley—and as they say “may the best man win.” So congrats to Sean Paul for taking that home. This makes it a cool 3 times for Sean Paul. Unfortunately Dutty Paul didn’t make it to Glasgow to receive his award in person but he did send through a video of his acceptance speech—RRRRRRRRRR! (always wonder how the organisers keep that under wraps!) Other highlights from the event included Tinie Tempah taking home ‘Best UK Hip Hop/Grime,’ Rudimental taking home “Best Album,” Fuse ODG taking home “Best African Act” Naughty Boy Taking Home “Best Video” Wiley taking home “Best Male Act” and Laura Mvula taking home “Best R&B/Soul Act” & “Best Female.” Check here for full list. All in a days work—back with the MOBOs next year! Video Interviews After The Jump…

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