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Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, frontman of the pioneering reggae outfit Toots and the Maytals and one of the greatest voices in popular music, died Friday evening at the age of 77. “It is with the heaviest of hearts to announce that Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert passed away peacefully tonight, surrounded by his family at the University […]

“It’s time to bring the noise again from a place called home”—Chuck D on What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down By Jazz MonroeAugust 28, 2020 Public Enemy have announced What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down, their first new album for Def Jam in more than 20 years. The follow-up […]

Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Bob Marley’s musical legacy and revisit audio & video highlights from his career below! Born: February 6, 1945Died: May 11, 1981 Biography: Reggae’s most transcendent and iconic figure, Bob Marley was the first Jamaican artist to achieve international superstardom, in the process introducing the music of his native […]

Lean on Me and Lovely Day singer dies of heart complications, according to a family statement Alexis Petridis on Bill Withers, the brilliant folk-soul star who said it all with time to spare Bill Withers, the influential US soul singer who wrote Lean on Me, Ain’t No Sunshine and Lovely Day has died aged 81 […]

The ‘Founding Father of Hip Hop’ is a title that the Jamaican creator of the genre wears very well, and he laughs when asked how it feels to be so acknowledged. “Despite everything, I have never forgotten my roots,” DJ Kool Herc told The Gleaner. “There are so many people who have played a part […]

As usual KNRadio aka KingdomNubia radio has an all day livication to the life of Bob Marley. Listen throughout the day to many of the great works of Bob Marley & The Wailers. Brand new video released today officially from The Bob Marley channel. Live from 1980 KingdomNubia Radio The Beat of The Kingdom

These days, Salif Keita has transcended the negative perception associated with his albinism although he is the first to tell you that there are tens of thousands across the continent who have not and may never. Keita is a record-making millionaire, award-winning soulful Afropop singer with global repute. That kind of privilege places you in […]

Koffee becomes the first woman to win the Best Reggae Album category at the Grammy Awards when her EP Rapture copped the covered award during the ceremony, held at Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Sunday. At 19, she is also the youngest artiste to win the category since reggae gained Grammy status in 1985.  […]

Jamaican Reggae Artiste Kenneth “Junior“ Byles, who is known for popular songs like “Fade Away” and “Curly Locks” has been living in poverty for quite some time. The artiste is said to be suffering from a mental illness. His primary caregiver was his father Kenneth Byles Sr who passed away a few years ago.  He […]

of Midnite Band and Akae Beka, Has Rocked the Virgin Islands and Reggae Community Around the World ST. CROIX – Vaughn Benjamin, lead singer of Midnite and Akae Beka died suddenly on Monday. He was 50 years old. His death rocked the Virgin Islands community and the reggae world at large. Prayers, tributes, and condolences […]