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Chaka Demus and Pliers: 20th Anniversary of Tease Me

June 2013 marks exactly 20 years since reggae duo Chaka Demus and Pliers reached the number three in the UK charts with their first international hit, Tease Me . Between 1993 and 1995, the dancehall duo became the first Jamaican … Continue reading

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Review: King Sturgav, Volcano, Yellowman, Cocoa Tea and Frankie Paul @ The O2, London

Legendary Jamaican soundsystems Volcano (founded by producer Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes and selector Danny Dread) and King Sturgav (founded by rap godfather U Roy), joined forces to perform at the O2 in Brixton, south London last week, but despite a great … Continue reading

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Ninjaman in Hospital Preparing for Murder Trial

Bashment Vibes would like to wish veteran dancehall rapper Ninjaman a speedy recovery following his involvement in a car accident last month. The legendary MC, who recently penned a deal with Jamaica-based music label Downsound Records, crashed his car in … Continue reading

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Shaggy 20 Year Anniversary: Oh Carolina

20 years ago today, Shaggy reached number one in the UK charts with Oh Carolina .

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Mavado Makes History with Karian Sang Collaboration

Gullyside singjay David ‘Mavado‘ Brooks made history earlier this week by becoming the first Caribbean artist to have a video – Take It featuring Karian Sang – premiere on respected music industry magazine Billboard.

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20 Year Anniversary of Shabba Ranks’ Infamous Homophobia Interview

20 years ago today, British journalist and broadcaster Mark Lemarr singlehandedly changed the face of dancehall music by ending Shabba Ranks’ mainstream career.

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Shabba Ranks Xtra Naked: Grammy Anniversary

Today marks exactly 20 years since Shabba Ranks won a Grammy award for his landmark album Xtra Naked .

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Chronixx: The Future of Jamaican Roots Music

In October, top reggae and dancehall blogger Marvin Sparks told us that newcomer Chronixx would be one of the artists to watch out for in 2013; and his prediction was spot on, writes Nadine White.

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Sean Paul 10th Anniversary: Gimme the Light

10 years ago today, Sean Paul reached number 5 in the UK charts with the track that kicked off the contemporary dancehall era, Gimme the Light.

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Musical Youth 30th Anniversary: Never Gonna Give You Up

30 years ago today, reggae boy band Musical Youth reached number six in the British charts with Never Gonna Give You Up.

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