Shabba’s makes a Grammy Housecal

  THERE was no hotter act in the Jamaican dancehall going into the 1990s than Shabba Ranks. It seemed inevitable that he would break into the American mainstream with his mix of ghetto swag and bedroom bravado. (Jamaica Observer) His American breakthrough came in 1991 with As Raw As Ever,… Continue reading

Jay Z Damian Marley and Diddy Remake Some of Inner Circle’s Classic Hits

The Bad Boys of Reggae, Inner Circle are in the midst of touring Europe with 16 scheduled upcoming tour dates across multiple continents… Not only is Inner Circle touring, they are also releasing new music. A new track featuring Konshens and J Boog, Light My Fire is being released on… Continue reading

Jamaica Spotlighted in 2017 Grammy Nominations

The 59th Grammy®  nominees have been announced, and a strong contingent of Jamaican musicians are shining as contenders. Whether it is artists nominated for  Best Reggae Album or classic reggae songs being resurrected in today’s popular music, there is no denying the country’s musical impact on the current climate. This… Continue reading

Ziggy Marley takes the Grammy

Fittingly, Marley’s victory comes amid the worldwide celebration of the 70th birthday anniversary of his father, the legendary Bob Marley. Ziggy Marley took home the award for his Fly Rasta album on the Tuff Gong Worldwide label. He beat out SOJA (Amid the Noise); Sly and Robbie featuring Spicy Chocolate… Continue reading

Duane Stephenson is fourth on Billboard chart

Dangerously Roots, the album by reggae singer Duane Stephenson, is currently number four on the Billboard Reggae chart. Released on September 23, it entered the table two weeks ago at number six. Stephenson is pleased with the progress of his fourth album. “It hard to explain my every thought right now… Continue reading