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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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Portland Paradise: Errol Flynn, the Blue Lagoon, Boston Jerk Centre and Frenchman’s Cove

In 2011, Beenie Man released Sex on the Beach (above), a risqué track with a first verse styled as telephone conversation which concludes with the rapper telling a lonely lady to meet him for fun and drinks at the exclusive … Continue reading

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History of Jamaican Music

Below is a link to a brief history of Jamaican music featured on the education website Learning Live and used by teachers in the London borough of Hackney to support e-learning.

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Top 20 Dancehall and Reggae Albums 2000-2010

Below is our list of the top 20 dancehall and reggae albums of the noughties. Technically, the decade ended in 2009, but there were some great releases in 2010 and we found it impossible to leave two of them out.

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In Celebration of Jamaica and Its Influence on British Youth Culture

Below is an article on the future of dancehall music written back in 2003 for a reggae-guide produced by Size? and Puma, and featuring a short interview with Vybz Kartel.

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Stylo G: Britain’s Fastest Rising Reggae Star

Over the past 12 months, club bangers such as Call Mi A Yardie and Swagga Dem have established Stylo G as the UK’s hottest dancehall artist. Last month, we caught up with the 27-year-old rapper at a studio near his south … Continue reading

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Sound Clash Culture: Death Before Dishonor, The Road to Athens

Below is a feature on the history and origins of sound system culture published as part of Puma’s marketing campaign for the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

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