Why does Black America hate reggae?

Nick from the Jamaican State of Mind podcast joins the Reggae Lover crew once again to discuss the topic: Why does Black America hate reggae?

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We analyze different aspects of culture, education, travel, and politics in an attempt to come up with answers.
 
White America had somewhat embraced reggae music by the time Bob Marley’s “Legend” album dropped. Black America as a whole never really joined the movement.
 
We also discuss the reasons why we care about this in the first place. It is a very real conversation from the heart, and worth a listen.

Humble Beginnings | The State of Reggae Culture

Our guest is Fareal Di Realest, artist and co-host of the Reggae Talk podcast.

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Podcast Episode Summary:
  • Humble Beginnings Tour
  • Wanting to be an inspiration for youths
  • Recent releases
  • The state of Reggae/Dancehall – FaReal agrees with AGARD that genres are dead
  • Rapid Fire Questions
Quotes:
“The goal of the artist is to relate to people.”
– Fareal Di Realest
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Why We’re Now All Talk

This podcast is a dedication to reggae lovers. In 2019 we changed from a mix show format to a talk show of the same theme. We are tackling reggae music topics, the business, and its culture.

This podcast is a dedication to reggae lovers. In 2019 we changed from a mix show format to a talk show of the same theme. We are tackling reggae music topics, the business, and its culture. Highlanda Sound will continue to release live audio and mixes that you can access on SoundCloud. Also, you'll find archives of the previous 'Reggae Lover' seasons with 100+ mixes.

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Highlanda Sound will continue to release live audio and mixes that you can access on SoundCloud. Also, you’ll find archives of the previous “Reggae Lover” seasons with 100+ mixes.

In a podcast, you’re not allowed to use music that you don’t own. Any copyrighted material that you use in a podcast is copyright infringement. One reason for our format change was to avoid negative repercussions.

This season we have been able to engage with our audience to a greater degree. Thanks to everybody that’s been hitting me up. I’m grateful for the comments and messages.

This episode acknowledges the creativity and success of individuals in the reggae biz. Along with that, we explain the lack of documentation of these successes. There is insufficient coverage of reggae music history.

We need more writers and content creators to cover the events that take place. We need to tell the stories of the individuals involved in making the music. That side of the business is severely lacking.

Popular artists and sound systems have had thriving, successful careers for decades. It is very hard to find clean pictures, video, and even quality audio of many of them. Doing research for this podcast and my previous radio productions has been difficult. Oftentimes you can’t find biographies, write-ups, and interviews.

Listen to the discussion of these issues as we attempt to offer possible solutions. We may not have mentioned everyone who is doing their part to stem this, but you know who you are. We take our hats off to you and thank you.

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Mentioned in the episode: On Stage, Nightly Fix, Rumble Talk Thursdays (Drew and Ninja Crown), Unsung (Vh1), Ce Ce Peniston, Shaggy, Sting, Idris Elba, Coxsone Dodd (Studio One), Killamanjaro, King Jammys, Stone Love, Unity Sound (Cross Fire), Black Assassin Sound, Channel One, Saxon, Jack Ruby, King Tubbys, Jackie Mittoo, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Vybz Kartel, Doctor Dread, Beth Lesser, Roger Steffens, Bob Marley, Buju Banton, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Tony Screw (Downbeat the Ruler), David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Michael Dawson, Russel Simmons, Bullwakies, RAS Records, Gregory Isaacs, Israel Vibration, Tupac, The Notorious BIG, Jam Master Jay, Vibe Magazine, Chronixx, Koffee, Aidonia, Popcaan, Early B, Sammy Dread, Freddie McGregor

 

Marlon (Reggae Vibes Radio) on the decline of quality in reggae music

One of the founders of Reggae Vibes Radio, Mr. Marlon Folkes (DJ Marlon), takes us through his reggae journey sharing insights learned along the way.

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  • Marlon built up a sound system called Nitty Phonic in St. Andrew, Jamaica in the late 80s.
  • Queens, New York became Nitty Phonic’s home in the 90s where they played out weekly.
  • In October 2011 Reggae Vibes Radio set out to serve as a conduit for upcoming reggae artistes to showcase their skills and talents.
  • A few years later the record label Reggae Vibes Music launched to carry out a similar mission.

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