Tagged: Reggae

What Will Mueller Find?

What Will Mueller Find?

As the Mueller investigation grinds on, snippets of information are showing up in the media, and they hint at a frightening conclusion. I don’t think many of us still doubt that Russian thugs played...

Trump, the Global Oligarch

Trump, the Global Oligarch

I’m not sure why but the media always refer to rich Russian and Ukrainian political bosses as “oligarchs.” So when do we start giving Donald Trump the same title? If you look up “oligarchy,” you...

Playing to the Penny Section

Playing to the Penny Section

  You’ve probably never heard it but there’s a song called “Rudie Don’t Care.” I heard it in a Jamaican documentary a while back. It’s one of a whole genre of reggae music celebrating...

Will there be less “cheesey” Bob Marley merchandise?

Will there be less “cheesey” Bob Marley merchandise?

  This week the Bob Marley estate won a court battle against against a clothing company, A.V.E.L.A. and other merchandisers accused of using the reggae star’s likeness on T-shirts without permission. Fifty-Six Hope Road Music...

Is This How Jamaicans View Bob Marley?

Is This How Jamaicans View Bob Marley?

US independent newspaper, La Prensasa, reports that Jamaicans view Bob Marley like a regular celebrity and no different from his peers in the entertainment industry. The newspaper which is based in San Antonio, Texas...

The Crown Prince of Reggae” Dennis Emmanuel Brown was born today

The Crown Prince of Reggae” Dennis Emmanuel Brown was born today

On February 1, 1957, “The Crown Prince of Reggae” Dennis Emmanuel Brown was born. Bob Marley cited him as his favorite singer. He began his career in 1960s when he was 11 years old...

Bob Marley’s 70th: Jamaica plans birthday bonanza

Bob Marley’s 70th: Jamaica plans birthday bonanza

Jamaica is gearing up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the birth of late reggae superstar Bob Marley. The singer, who died in 1981 aged 36 after a battle with cancer, would have turned...

Buju Banton Loses Appeal For New Trial. What’s his next move? When is his next reggae singles?

Buju Banton Loses Appeal For New Trial. What’s his next move? When is his next reggae singles?

A US Court of Appeals has thrown out an appeal by incarcerated Grammy winning Reggae artist Buju Banton (real name Mark Anthony). The court said it does not have jurisdiction to hear the appeal....

Veteran reggae singer John Holt passes away at age 69

Veteran reggae singer John Holt passes away at age 69

Veteran reggae singer John Holt has died in a London hospital, aged 69. The news of his death on October 19th, was announces by Mr. Holt’s manager,Copeland Forbes, who told the Jamaica Observer Online. “John died...

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...