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Published:Sunday | February 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Popular United States-based online blogger Nerd Writer has rubbished an assertion made by music magazine, Rolling Stone, that Rihanna's recent single, Work, is from the tropical house genre, and not dancehall. According to Writer, Rolling Stone was...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Marley Dias set to hand out 1000 books in St MaryToday, the GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF), a public health and social action organisation based in West Orange, New Jersey, will distribute 1000 books with black girls as the main characters....

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

EDM festival Paradise Lost has added a strong contingent of Jamaican acts to its already popular line-up. The festival, which will bring EDM superstars like Bassnectar and Tiesto to the island in March, recently announced that Sean Paul, Busy Signal...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Iconic ska-rocksteady artiste Derrick Morgan has been missing from the music scene in recent years due to illness. However, the visually impaired singer is back to making music. He recently collaborated with overseas-based recording artiste Kirk...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Jah Cure's album, The Cure, is once again the No. 1 reggae album on Billboard.com and is now enjoying its 28th week on top of the chart.The album, which fell to No. 2 last week, was perhaps propelled by a Billboard article published last week which...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2016 | 12:40 AMCurtis Campbell

Rootz Reggae singer Warrior King is due to release his fifth album entitled ‘Warrior King the Rootz Warrior’ in February.   This is the artiste’s fifth album since ‘Tell Me How Me Sound’, which was released four...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Designer Bonnie Lee was recently the topic of discussion on social media after one of the designs from her 2016 Carnival line, 'The Dragon Legacy', was described as being too skimpy by a controversial blog.When contacted by The Gleaner, the...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Reggae artiste Jah Cure has dropped from the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Reggae Chart to No. 2 this week after regaining the top slot last week.His Grammy-nominated album The Cure is now spending its 27th week on the Reggae Top Ten Billboard chart....

Published:Monday | January 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

On Friday, Bacchanal Jamaica held its New Year's launch party at the New Mas Camp, National Stadium. The event was attended by prospective patrons and media personalities. Host for the night was media personality Nicki Z, who introduced patrons to...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

With the exception of Jamaican artiste OMI, who went Platinum with a pop remix of his ska record, Cheerleader, and producer Rvssian, who enjoyed decent sales with his reggaeton projects in 2015, reggae and dancehall music did not perform very well...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Reggae artiste Fantan Mojah has collaborated with Turbulence and Capleton for a new effort titled Kingston Town. The song was produced by Young Veterans Music, and according to producer at the label Andrew Pennicott, the song will be a classic in...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

French Connection 2015 extended its run as one of the best New Year celebration events to attend. The annual event was held at Fort Charles this year, and as is customary, patrons danced until the wee hours of the morning.Many patrons arrived early...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

The 2016 Shaggy and Friends charity concert on the lawns of Jamaica House, Hope Road, St Andrew, concluded on Saturday night with thrilling performances from several of the billed acts. Among the artistes who gave strong performances were Ding Dong...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Veteran producer-artiste manager Tommy Cowan believes Carlene Davis' gospel reggae album, Dripping Blood, has been overlooked by the Grammys because it is a gospel project. The album was one of the more successful reggae albums released in 2015,...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Billboard writer Rob Kenner has compiled a list of the 10 best reggae albums of 2015 with Bob Marley and Jah Cure holding the top two spots.Noticeably and quite ironically, UK-based singer Joss Stone, who was recently named Reggae Artiste of the...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Billboard.com this week released its annual music review, and while many staunch reggae fans grappled with the fact that United Kingdom-based Caucasian singer Joss Stone was named the reggae artiste of the year, some local artistes still had reason...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

For many persons, Christmas is a season of love and kindness, however, dancehall artistes may not have got that memo as it relates to what the season is about, as the music released during the festive season normally possess themes of war and bitter...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Former professional athlete, now reggae artiste, Omari Banks, recently visited Tuff Gong International, where he collaborated with notable musicians for upcoming projects. The overseas based artiste, said Jamaica has the right climate for music...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Reggae acts Jah Cure and Morgan Heritageare among five nominees announced for the 2016 Grammy Awards yesterday.The Cure is up for the award, along with Morgan Heritage's Strickly Roots, Luciano's Zion Awake, Barrington Levy's Acousticalevy, and...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Noted as one of the youngsters to watch out for in the ongoing reggae revival movement, reggae artiste Dre Island is looking to use this festive season to cement his status in the local music industry. The artiste, who already has a strong online...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

CHART WATCH:OMI's Cheerleader broke his steady decline on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, moving up to No. 43 from No. 47 last week.Cheerleader is now in its 32nd week on the chart, after peaking at No.1. However, the No.1 spot is currently...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 12:01 AMCurtis Campbell

The greatest one-night reggae/dancehall show on earth was officially launched on Tuesday evening at Triple Century Sports Bar in New Kingston.Sting directors Junior 'Heavy D' Fraser and Isaiah Laing were on spot, catering to fans. Cultural analysts...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Iconic reggae artiste Super Beagle continues to raise his stock in the musical marketplace following Kanye West's sampling of his work.The Dust A Soundboy singer is confirmed to perform at this year's Sting and will share the stage with veteran...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Dancehall-reggae artiste Assassin, aka 'Agent Sasco', finally hosted a listening session for his long-awaited debut reggae album titled The Theory of Reggaetivity.The artiste, who is now under the guidance of Solid Agency, is known to be a one of...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Paradise Lost ambassador Krystal Tomlinson, who recently expressed her excitement and anticipation for the upcoming EDM festival in Jamaica, says it is not only about partying, but paying homage to innovators in the music industry.According to the...

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