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Has the Jamaican Community Become Desensitized to Murder?

On Thursday 13 March, Vybz Kartel (real name, Adidja Palmer) was found guilty of murdering former associate Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams following a 65 day trial – the longest in Jamaica’s judicial history, writes Nadine White.

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Bob Marley Celebrates Double Anniversary

50 years ago today, Bob Marley and the Wailers’ debut release, Simmer Down, topped the Jamaican music chart.

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Real Life Review 2013: Bashment Vibes in Boscobel, St Mary, Jamaica

Dear readers: as some of you may know, I left London in October 2012 with the intention of travelling to Boscobel, a small fishing village in the historic parish of St Mary on the north coast of Jamaica, to stay with … Continue reading

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Listen to Bashment Vibes on Choice FM

Natty B – Reggae Chart Show – 4th August by Choice Fm on Mixcloud Natty B – Reggae Chart Show – 25th August by Choice Fm on Mixcloud Last month, we did two radio interviews with DJ Natty B on … Continue reading

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Bashment Vibes Featured in The Heatwave’s ‘Voice Kartel’ Podcast

A few weeks back, we hooked up with our friends British sound system The Heatwave who were visiting Jamaica for the first time, writes Orantes Moore. We had a good chat (look out for the interview later this month) and … Continue reading

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Alborosie Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Sound the System Album and Tour

Sicilian-born roots singer Alberto ‘Alborosie’ D’Ascola is to celebrate his 20th year in the music business with a new album and tour of Europe.

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Vybz Kartel Locked Up, But Still In Business

Vybz Kartel’s latest release, Business , is an ex-rated banger produced by Linton White of TJ Records and most likely recorded long after October 2011 when the rapper was remanded into custody on a murder charge.

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Sweet Like Sugar Minott: British Newcomer Randy Valentine

British newcomer Randy Valentine is a star of the future and clearly destined for great things. Over the past 12 months, the young singer has completed successful tours of Europe and Central America, and earlier this week, Girls Alone , … Continue reading

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Maxi Priest Exclusive: ‘My New Song is Emotional’

25 years ago this month, British lovers rock legend Maxi Priest reached number five in the British charts and the top 30 in the US with a cover of the love song Wild World , writes Nadine White. A quarter … Continue reading

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Hotshots 40th Anniversary: Snoopy vs the Red Baron

On 2 June 1973, The Hotshots reached number four in the UK charts with a ska-style cover of the novelty song Snoopy vs. Red Baron .

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