NJ Cup Clash with Soul Supreme defeating King Shine.The fallout from the clash.
Will there be a Little Shabba v Jimmy Spliff?
Will we see Dynamq vs Notorious?
NY Clash Sound Top 5, then and now.
Atlanta Clash Sound Top 5.
Soul Supreme vs Innocent (upcoming clash).
Liv Sound back on the road.
Supreme Sound wins Put Up or Shut Up tournament in ATL.
New Study finds Children Who Listen To Reggae Grow to be More Open-Minded as Adults.Exposure to different genres during youth leads to a more diverse palette. Children who attend live music gigs early in life are more open to new activities and seek out live music events later on.Why reggae is so great. Sharing childhood experiences with music.
This episode of the Reggae Lover Podcasts features an interview with Caribbean media personality and entertainment blogger, Red Carpet Shelley.
Shelley gives us her first-hand recap of the recent Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, answers a round of rapid-fire questions, shares her reggae lover journey and lets us know what she’s excited in 2020.
Episode 176 ( Season 5, Ep. 4) “The Red Carpet” with guest Red Carpet Shelley, Caribbean blogger, radio and media personality
Michelle Obama Lists Koffee’s “Toast” On Workout Playlist.
Clarks Originals Invites Reggae Songstress Lila Ike To Paris Fashion Week.
Buju Banton’s single, “Murder She Wrote” on Bad Boys Forever soundtrack.
Rebel Salute 2020 performances?
Dynamq vs Black Scorpio in Dubplate Display at Rebel Salute.
“Gaining Access” with guest Odessa Chambers, a publicist and television producer based in Kingston. She is the creator of O-Access Jamaica and host of the podcast “Reasonings with Odessa.” Episode 174 (Season 5, Ep. 2)
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Koffee to perform SuperBowl Weekend
Buju Banton on Bad Boys Forever soundtrack
Kahlil Wonda: Mortimer’s EP ‘Fight the Fight,’ and Single, “Lightning.”
AGARD: Salaam Remi, Buccaneer, and Red Rat, “No Normal Lover.”
Walshy Fire stated that “Jamaican artists are on the verge of creating a new genre” in a recent interview. This claim warranted further exploration so we went in on the topic.
Before analyzing today’s music we reviewed the many genres that Jamaica has created. That amazing history includes Mento, Ska, Rock Steady, Reggae, Dub and Dancehall. Reggae sub-genres Nyahbingi, lover’s rock, and rub-a-dub are also popular styles.
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There was a peak in dancehall popularity in the early 2000s followed by a decline in quality reggae. At that time vinyl formats transitioned to CD. Then CDs went out and digital downloads came in. DJs started using laptops to play music and consumers turned to personal electronics. This transitional period led to what we call the reggae revival.
The current global dancehall and reggae revival movements are creating genre-bending trends. Artists like Protoje, Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal, Damian Marley, and Koffee are synonymous with such trends.
Based on our analysis there either is a new emerging genre, or the concept of genres is simply dead. Distinctions between genres have become blurred and young audiences around the world are embracing that change.
Lord Fly with Dan Williams – Medley of Jamaican Mento