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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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All Hail Stush: First Lady of British Dancehall

Stush is one of the most successful female artists to have emerged from Britain’s underground music scene over the past decade and one of the few dancehall acts to maintain a lengthy relationship with a major record company. After breaking … 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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Lyrical and Cultural Diversity: Serocee on His Reggae Roots and Working with Toddla T

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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Oh Me, Oh My: Introducing New Reggae Star Omi

Omar ‘Omi‘ Pasley, is the latest protégé of super-producer Clifton ‘Specialist’ Dillon, the man behind crossover anthems such as Flex (Cobra) and Mr Loverman (Shabba Ranks) . Below, the talented 20-something-year-old talks about working with reggae legends Sly Dunbar and … Continue reading

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Omi’s Cheerleader Evokes Ska and Rocksteady Memories

Times are tough and people are stressed, but talented Jamaican newcomer Omi has delivered the perfect remedy with his catchy love song Cheerleader, writes Nadine White.

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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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Marvin Sparks Talks Blogging, Bashment and British Rappers

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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New Collie Buddz Video: Won’t Be Long

Check out the video for Collie Buddz’ latest single, Won’t Be Long, which was released earlier this week.

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