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Jabba Pledges Best of the Best 2014 Will Be 100% Caribbean, Says Reggae and Hip-Hop “Come In Like Oil and Water”

Jabba Pledges Best of the Best 2014 Will Be 100% Caribbean, Says Reggae and Hip-Hop "Come In Like Oil and Water"

Promoter Promises to “Learn From His Mistakes” at BOTB 2014: Reggae & Soca—but NO Hip-Hop

For the past eight years Best of the Best has been a fixture of Memorial Day Weekend in Miami, a big outdoor reggae and soca show that normally features top hip-hop acts as well. But this year, Reshma B caught up with Jabba who explained that this year he’s “learned from his mistakes” and made BOTB 2014 a 100% Caribbean festival. That’s right, for the first time the festival will feature reggae and dancehall and soca but NO hip-hop. “Me get back to my roots,” say Jabba. “This year we involve more soca into the show more than just keep mixing the hip-hop and the reggae, because it come in like oil and water. We notice it’s eight years going in. When I first begun I just, you know, coming from a big urban radio station, I feel like hip-hop is part of my culture as well. Because you done know is a Jamaican man who started hip-hop in the Bronx—Kool Herc big up yourself anywhere you deh. So I felt like I can take that mission to a next level and just know say, Hear wah gwan now, let me mix up hip-hop onto reggae on the next level like it’s never been done before. And big respect to all the rappers, but it come in like the worst idea we coulda ever do. But you learn from your mistakes. Because when you come to a Caribbean culture festival, nobody no wan’ hear say “Yo, turn the motherfuckin mic up!” and  “Where’s my niggas at?” You understand?” Video After The Jump… Read more »

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Can This Nigerian-Egyptian Charmer Become The African Ashanti?

Born in Cairo, Egypt to a Nigerian Father and an Egyptian mother, Asmaa Idrisu spent her young adult years shuttling between Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and Egypt. Read more »

Prayers For Thriller U After Family Tragedy

Singer’s Beloved Daughter & Wife Innocent Victims of Senseless Shooting

Thriller U in recent years and on his classic 1986 debut album for Jammy’s.

We didn’t want to believe it yesterday when a very reliable source told us that Thriller U, the veteran dancehall singer and member of the Jamaican harmony super-group L.U.S.T., had lost his daughter in a brutal Florida homicide that also left his wife severely wounded. Read more »

VIDEO CLASH: Sean Kingston meets Marcia Griffiths

Sean Kingston’s new “Fire Burning” video vs. Marcia & Cutty’s ’92 lick.

RedOne on the track. Gil Green on the video. Models galore. Plus a posse of scooter-riders. “What a gwan?!” Read more »

Best of The Best 2009

Bounty, Beenie, Ross & Jeezy rip Miami’s biggest reggae/rap stage show.

The Doctor meets The Bawse: All photos by the man called Wayne Lawrence. Read more »