Naysayers be damned, London showed its true colors at the 2011 Notting Hill Carnival. Scheduled for August 28 and 29th, the date came just three weeks after a firestorm of rioting that spread across Britain following the death of Mark Duggan, an Anglo-Jamaican youth who was shot by police in North London. The wounds from that traumatic spasm of “Anarchy in the UK“—which resulted in 5 deaths, 16 injuries, and over 3000 arrests—will not heal overnight. Nor will we soon forget the ugly divisive rhetoric unleashed by the flareup of violence. But nothing brings people together like a good rave. Read more »
“No Boys Allowed” Star Takes It Back To ’92 At VIBE Cover Launch
Interscope Records artist Keri Hilson was in NYC this week celebrating her first VIBE magazine cover and preparing for the launch of her sophomore album No Boys Allowed on December 21. The event at HK Lounge—sponsored by AKOO clothing and Smirnoff Masters of the Mix—was packed by the time Keri took the stage to perform her signature songs like “Turning Me On” (featuring Lil Wayne), “Knock You Down” (featuring Kanye West), as well as her new hit single “Pretty Girl Rock.” Keri also took time out to bust a quick Bogle dance… Read more »
World’s Fastest Man Brings Olympic Gold Back To His Old School In Trelawny, Jamaica
The first time Usain Bolt brought Olympic Gold back to Jamaica, the party tun up. Tony Matterhorn,Ravers Clavers, and Mystic were all there to celebrate the moment—and Boomshots was there too. Video after the jump.
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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 »
While Rihanna chills backstage, SP hits out against domestic violence.
DJ Max Glazer of Federation Sound gets the big cosign from Sean Paul. Read more »