Posts tagged "New York"

Brigadier Jerry Pon Radio Lily

The Original Dancehall General Passes Through Radio Lily To Nice Up The Strictly Boomshots Show

Brigadier Jerry has more lyrics in his big toe than most DJs have in their whole catalog. This living legend of dancehall culture blessed Miss Lily’s last night with an hour-long reasoning and lyrics session. But if you missed last night’s show, fret not thyself—you can check out a small taste after the jump. Photos and video by the man called Gizmo. Read more »

Lil Wayne Walks; Buju Still In Bondage

Weezy Freed After Eight Months; Banton Weighing Bail Options

After serving eight months of a one-year gun charge, Lil Wayne was released from Rikers Island this morning, and will soon be on his way to Miami for a massive welcome home party. “FREE AT LAST!!!” tweeted his manager Cortez Bryant at roughly 10am as fans around the world—including President Bill Clinton—celebrated. “I was never scared, worried nor bothered by the situation,” Lil Wayne said Tuesday through his official fan site Weezythanxyou.com Read more »

WATCH THIS: Wyclef featuring Mavado “Hold On”

“No Matter What You’re Going Through… Even When the Earth Quakes”

Like the song says, be strong. Simple as that. But the simplest songs are the ones we need the most. Sometimes an indispensible tune arrives before its purpose can be fully understood, and only in retrospect does the grand scheme reveal itself. Such is the case with “Hold On.” Read more »

Mr. Cee Says Squash The Beef

A Hip Hop Legend says “Caribbean Music Can Be A Monster,” However…

I got a chance to reason with a Hip Hop Legend last Friday, the one and only Mr. Cee. Depending on the depth of your knowledge of hip hop culture, you may know Cee as Big Daddy Kane’s DJ, or as the man who recorded the demo tape that got Biggie Smalls his deal with Puff Daddy. Or you may just know him as the influential radio personality at New York’s #1 radio station, Hot 97 FM. Besides playing great hip hop and R&B, Cee has been influential in helping break many dancehall records on the international market. Hot 97 plays more reggae than most of the urban format stations in America. So I had to ask him the $64,000 question:

You were involved in hip hop before it was a major major money industry. Do you feel like reggae can ever reach that same level of prosperity internationally? It seems like it always stays in the grassroots and in the underground moreso than rap.

AND THIS IS WHAT HE SAID. I know that reggae probably can be just as lucrative or just as successful as hip hop is, or maybe even beyond. I know that it could. But the one thing that’s the biggest downfall for reggae right now…

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Just Kickin’ It At Irie Jam’s Celebrity Soccer Match

Artiste All-Stars defeated in a shoot out… Ajamu shoots all the action.

Don’t watch the pretty smile—when it comes to football, Spice is not rampin’.

It just wouldn’t be summer without the Irie Jam Celebrity Soccer Match, one of the coolest places to meet and greet your favorite reggae stars in a relaxed setting. One week ago today the 10th Anniversary showdown went down in Roy Wilikins Park in Queens, co-sponsored by the late great Asylum Nightclub. As you’ll see after the jump, an irie time was had by all (and the ladies in the crowd were stylin’ extra hard). We woulda posted these shots for you sooner but these biting blogs out here got us watermarking each and every one of Ajamu’s priceless images. Read more »

VIDEO: Mavado’s NYC Release Party

The poster said Mavado and Friends, but the star power assembled onstage at SOB’s last Tuesday night was more than anybody bargained for. Serani, Bounty, Matterhorn, Wyclef, Shaggy…

NYC Superstation Hot 97 and V.P. Records sponsored the official release party for the Gully God’s new album, David Brooks: A Better Tomorrow and the venue was rammed from early with a line around the block. Read more »