Monthly archive January, 2011

HEAR THIS: Vybz Kartel & Eminem “WTP” Refix

Kartel/Eminem Remix Drops As Cake Soap Controversy Goes Viral

I’m not usually a fan of these cut and paste jobs, but Supa Dups and Kartel went above and beyond on this Refix. Oddly enough the tune landed in my inbox around the same time Necole Bitchie caught wind of Kartel’s “Cake Soap” and the whole skin-bleaching brouhaha went viral. Coincidence?

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Reasoning With Bushman ‘Bout The Bush Doctor

Why The Man Who Sang “Call The Hearse” Respects The Stepping Razor

Last night BUSHMAN celebrated the release of his new album Bushman Sings The Bush Doctor on V.P. Records. Here the dancehall roots singer responsible for Certified Boomshots like “Call The Hearse” and “Fire Pon a Weakheart” talks about how Steelie & Clevie first christened his Bushman—and why never used to love the name, until he checked the levels…
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Buju Banton’s Epic “Before The Dawn” Concert

Buju And Friends Move The Crowd—In Every Sense Of The Word

Check the full show review on, and check out exclusive video after the jump….

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20 Years Later, Still Mr. Mention

Banton And Friends All Set To Blaze Miami’s Bayfront Park

The waiting is (almost) over. The gates have just opend at Miami’s Bayfront Park for today’s long-awaited Buju Banton concert. The skies are blue, and Miami’s Mix 96 has turned into the BBC (Buju Broadcasting Corporation) rinsing all the classics from Buju’s latest—”Jah knows I’m innocent” from his Grammy-nominated album “Before The Dawn”—all the way back to baldhead Buju from the “Stamina Daddy” and “Mr. Mention” era. The station’s been swamped with calls from fans who have flown in from all over the world to see Buju’s first live performance since late 2009, when he was first taken into custody. As Buju prepares to step on the big stage today and thank thousands of his fans for their love and support, his future still hangs in the balance. But that day in court will have to wait. Today is all about his triumphant return to the stage, and the joy of seeing a legendary artist doing what he does best. But it really doesnt matter what songs he performs… today’s sure to be history in the making. In case you can’t be in Miami, you can check out the live stream on And just in case you’ve forgotten how the Gargamel does his thing, catch this: Read more »

HEAR THIS: Dohlance “Cover Me”

“Just Send Your Angels To Guide And Protect Me”

Something big and serious from the youth called Dohlance. Last time we heard from the young singjay, he was gettin’ mad in the club, but now he’s calling on the Messiah over T.J. Productions’ slow-burning “Sad Streets ” riddim. We say stick with this vibe right here. Tough tune. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Etana “People Talk”

The Strong One Says “Never Let Them Get You Down”

Some have mouth fi talk. The rest of us prefer singing. Who u gon’ listen to?

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