Tagged: Dancehall

There’s No “Good Citizen” Gene, Mr. King

There’s No “Good Citizen” Gene, Mr. King

Iowa Congressman Steve King set off a tweet storm with his openly racist claim that “we can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” King was supporting Dutch politician Geert Wilder, (depicted at upper right) who...

On This day in Jamaican history – U-Roy Dancehall pioneer and prelude to Rap & Hip-Hop

On This day in Jamaican history – U-Roy Dancehall pioneer and prelude to Rap & Hip-Hop

On September 21, 1942 musician U-Roy, best known as the pioneer of toasting, was born in Jamaica. Toasting is a style of lyrical chanting which, in Dancehall music, involves a deejay “chanting” (talking) over...

On this day in Jamaican History: Shabba Ranks

On this day in Jamaican History: Shabba Ranks

On this day in Jamaican History – On January 17th, 1966 Jamaican international dancehall artist Shabba Ranks (born Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon) was born in Sturgetown, St. Ann, Jamaica. He was one of the...

Letter Writing Campaign to help Buju Banton

Letter Writing Campaign to help Buju Banton

Supporters of Buju Banton Re-launch Letter Writing Campaign West Palm Beach, Florida, September 19, 2011 – Supporters of jailed international reggae artiste Mark Anthony Myrie, popularly known as Buju Banton, re-launched the international letter...

WIKILEAKS: RECENT ALLEGED HOMOPHOBIC VIOLENCE DEFIES EASY  CATEGORIZATION AS HATE CRIMES

WIKILEAKS: RECENT ALLEGED HOMOPHOBIC VIOLENCE DEFIES EASY CATEGORIZATION AS HATE CRIMES

Time: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 00:00 UTC ————- Summary ————- ¶1. (C) In November and December 2005, two murders in Jamaica were labeled by some gay activists as homophobic hate crimes, although senior police...

Yaad Pics – Stalk a Sensimilia

Yaad Pics – Stalk a Sensimilia

Photo by Dwayne Watkins – Yaadinfo Contributor    [ Website ] ♫ I’ve got a stalk a sensimilia, blooming in my back yard… ♪ ♫ – Mykal Rose As ubiquitous in the scenes of the...

Roses – Shattered Glass

Roses – Shattered Glass

Naomi J. – Yaadinfo Contributor    [ Website ] I hate…you so much right now! I hate…you so much right now! I hate…you so much right now! AAAaahhhhhhhhrrrrrr!!!!!!!! Caught out there – Kelis Date: Saturday,...

Roses – Blood on the Dancefloor

Roses – Blood on the Dancefloor

Naomi J. – Yaadinfo Contributor    [ Website ] It seemed sincere Like it was love and true romance And now she’s out to get me And I just can’t take it, just can’t break...

Roses – Caught on Tape

Roses – Caught on Tape

Naomi J. – Yaadinfo Contributor    [ Website ] …Everybody is livin’ it up, All the fellas keep lookin’ at us cause me and my girls on the floor like what, while the DJ keeps...

Support Buju Banton by Sending a Letter to Judge James Moody

Support Buju Banton by Sending a Letter to Judge James Moody

By Jason Walker As the reports over the past year and a half have shown Dancehall Reggae Superstar Legend Buju Banton was arrested, held in jail for over a year, was then tried and...