Tag Archives: Shaggy

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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Rough, Rugged and Real: Red Fox

If it wasn’t for New York-based dancehall rapper Red Fox, this website would probably have another name; maybe Reggae Vibes or Dancehall Vibes. His 1997 collaboration with Rayvon, Bashment Party, helped establish the term ‘bashment’ as a fashionable adjective for … 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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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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Lady Saw’s Heels On is Anthem for Female Empowerment

Lady Saw brandishes her famous ‘hot gyal physique’ with steely flair in the sultry, sassy and smoking hot new single, Heels On , directed by all-female production crew Scorpio 21 and featuring a guest appearance from Grammy-winner Shaggy, writes Nadine … Continue reading

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Listen and Buy UK Dancehall and Reggae Mix (2003-2006)

Bashment Vibes: UK Reggae and Dancehall Mix 2003 – 2006 by Bashment Vibes on Mixcloud 70-minute throwback mix featuring 38 rare and mostly British reggae and dancehall songs from our old radio show on Itch FM between 2003 and 2006. … Continue reading

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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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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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Christopher Martin Interview

Last night, we caught up with chart-topping singer and reality TV star Christopher Martin who is currently enjoying his first trip to London. Martin has two of the year’s biggest-selling singles under his belt, but remains humble, focused and unfazed … Continue reading

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