Spring 2020 Reggae Update

Talking about what’s going on in the business as we all continue adjusting to being locked down.

 

  • Apple Music expands coverage to more countries, including Jamaica.
  • Soundcloud now offering digital music distribution.
  • Up and coming artists who lack music business knowledge.
  • Artists beefing and clashing during quarantine and why it’s not a good look.
  • Sounds and Artists who have improved their position during the quarantine.
  • Buju Banton ft. John Legend – Memories.
  • Jah Izrehl – Never Worry.

 

1hr 4min
Published May 11, 2020 at 12:04am

 

 

 

 

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The Fans are the Real Winners

AGARD goes solo talking about the Soundclash.com Quarantine Clash tournament, Dexta Daps’ release from prison, Lila Ike’s upcoming EP, and more.

 

 

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Married to a Reggae Lover

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AGARD and Kahlil Wonda invite their wives to talk about their Reggae lover journeys.

 

Buzzworthy
Tastemaker
Soundclash Update

Major Label Love

Last week Protoje announced that his Indiggnation Collective (including Lila Ike and Sevana) has inked a multi-album deal with RCA Records.  We discuss this historic singing and the recent trend of major label A&R’s paying attention to Jamaican talent.

 

Tastemaker:

  • Alicia Keys – Underdog (Remix) ft. Chronixx and Protoje.
  • Lila Ike – I Spy
  • Stalk Ashley – Young

Soundclash Update:

  • Walshy Fire’s Quarantine Clash 3 – Heavy Hammer (Italy) vs. Poison Dart (Florida).
  • Major Hype’s Clash Series – Jazzy T from Renaissance vs. Steelie Bashment.
  • DJ Premier vs. The Rza
  • Irish and Chin’s “Put In On The Table”

 

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Who runs Jamaica?

This episode examines the dichotomy that is the incarcerated, gold-selling, chart-topping, and ever polarizing Vybz Kartel. His murder conviction was recently upheld by the Jamaican appeals court. Also, he won the Best Male Dancehall Artist category at the International Reggae and World Music Awards in Jamaica for the last two years in a row.

 

Buzzworthy

3:10 – Tory Lanez IG Live shut down.
5:04 – Reggae community responses to COVID19.

The Tastemaker

11:41 – Coronavirus and quarantine themed reggae/dancehall songs from Sizzla, Luciano, Ding Dong, Kabaka Pyramid, Christopher Martin, Ce’Cile, Christafari, Ed Robinson, DYCR, Silver Kat, Zagga, Mr. Vegas and more.

Soundclash Update

22:10 – Walshy Fire’s second Quarantine Clash featuring Bobby Konders (Massive B) versus Jazzy T (Renaissance).
26:40 – Major Hype (Massive B) versus Nore (Afrique).

Main Segment

32:45 – What matters more to Kartel fans, his songs or whether he committed the murder?
44:10 – Would more people attend a Vybz Kartel concert than Buju Banton’s Long Walk To Freedom concert in Jamaica?
54:04 – What would the dancehall industry be like if Vybz Kartel was never allowed to record music in prison?

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