Tag Archives: Vybz Kartel

Has the Jamaican Community Become Desensitized to Murder?

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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British Dancehall DJ Gabriel Heatwave on the Politics of Jamaican Music

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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Festival Review: Sting, 26 December 2013 @ Jamworld, Portmore, Jamaica

The annual dancehall festival Sting takes place every Boxing Day at the Jamworld Entertainment Centre in Portmore, Jamaica, and is billed as ‘The Greatest One Night Reggae Show on Earth,’ writes Nadine White.

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Listen to Bashment Vibes on Choice FM

Natty B – Reggae Chart Show – 4th August by Choice Fm on Mixcloud Natty B – Reggae Chart Show – 25th August by Choice Fm on Mixcloud Last month, we did two radio interviews with DJ Natty B on … Continue reading

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On the Grind: Bashment DJ Joe Grime

The Bashment Show 15th August 2013 by Joe Grime on Mixcloud Having earned his stripes juggling alongside top sound systems on east London’s notoriously competitive party circuit in the early 2000s, Joe Grime is one of the UK’s hardest working, … Continue reading

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Dready Links up Vybz Kartel, Busta Rymes and T Pain for Another Classic: You Already Know

Ex-So Solid Crew producer JD aka Dready, the man who brought together Mavado and London-based rapper Chipmunk for the hits Every Gyal and More Money More Gyal, has dropped another first class collaboration.

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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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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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Vybz Kartel Locked Up, But Still In Business

Vybz Kartel’s latest release, Business , is an ex-rated banger produced by Linton White of TJ Records and most likely recorded long after October 2011 when the rapper was remanded into custody on a murder charge.

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