Tag Archives: Sly and Robbie

Album Review: Fever – Tenor Saw, Legacy of a Fallen Dancehall Soldier

The untimely death of pioneering singjay Tenor Saw in August 1988 affected the Jamaican music scene in a way similar to how the fatal shootings of Kurt Cobain, Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls shocked rock and hip hop fans almost … Continue reading

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Album Review: Mighty Diamonds – Heads of Government

The Mighty Diamonds are known for delivering consistently harmonious melodies and their 14th studio album, Heads of Government , is testament to that, writes Nadine White and Orantes Moore.

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Pioneering Observer: Niney Talks Dennis Brown, Joe Gibbs and Jo Jo Hoo Kim

Winston ‘Niney the Observer’ Holness is one of the reggae industry’s founding fathers and an unsung hero of Jamaican music. As an artist, he is best known for his 1971 roots anthem Blood and Fire , but his production and … Continue reading

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Sound the Trumpet for Bugle, King of the Underground

Roy ‘Bugle‘ Thompson is one of the world’s top underground rappers and arguably the most underrated artist on the dancehall circuit. In the interview below, he talks about his struggle to stay independent, forthcoming album with Sly and Robbie, and … Continue reading

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English Origins of Protoje Song Kingston Be Wise

Protoje’s latest single, Kingston Be Wise , is another hot single receiving lots of airplay on Irie FM radio station and Jamaican music TV shows. It’s an excellent track with a great video, but we’re most impressed with the clever Ini … Continue reading

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The £100m Reggae Robbery

Below is the first of a three-part report, originally published in New Nation newspaper in 2004, exposing how record companies and so-called ‘collection societies’ deprived reggae artists of millions of pounds in publishing and royalty revenues.

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Top 10 Dark and Scary Dancehall Songs

Below is our list of the 10 most gothic dancehall songs. Enjoy, but avoid reading this after midnight, especially if you are easily frightened or live alone…

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