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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Over the past decade, London-based sound system The Heatwave have built a solid reputation among 18 to 30-year-old dancehall fans as Britain’s premier party hosts. We’d planned to sit down and chat with DJ and founder Gabriel on several occasions, … Continue reading
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Sumfest is billed as ‘The World’s Greatest Reggae Show’ and after 21 years of delivering top quality concerts, it’s pretty hard to argue with that description. The event (we’d call it a festival back in Britain), which is held annually … Continue reading
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British rapper Serocee is a veteran of the underground dancehall and hip hop scenes who first caught our attention back in 2006 with his debut release, Life. The track, which samples the Gaylads’ reggae classic Joy in the Morning , … Continue reading
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So far this year, Popcaan has done a lot of work with international record labels and media outlets, but he’s been relatively quiet on the local scene in Jamaica – until now.
Dancehall DJ and blogger Suze Webb aka The Large may be one of the hardest working women on London’s underground music scene.
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Over the past five years, British blogger and journalist Marvin Sparks has earned a reputation interviewing hip-hop and r&b stars, but describes himself as a writer with ‘a passion for music and Jamaican culture’. His blog and Twitter feed (@MarvinSparks) … Continue reading
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Dancehall mix featuring 70 of the most popular songs played on London’s underground club and party circuit in 2012.
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Between 2002 and 2006, as Tony Blair and George Bush waged war in the Middle East, Jamaican musicians such as Sean Paul, Damian Marley and Vybz Kartel were busy finding success with the MTV Generation. Subsequently, in the first half … Continue reading
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Dancehall star Popcaan has announced plans to collaborate with Drake after the rappers spent the weekend partying together.