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“GANJA IS the healing of the nation” – a phrase that I am all too familiar hearing, due to my love of reggae and dancehall music. Singing about ganja rates as one of the top five topics in such music, the others being bad mind, girls, gangster lifestyle and Father God. The relationship between marijuana […]

[LOS ANGELES] – Toots and The Maytals won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album with Got to be Tough here March 14, six months after its legendary lead singer died from complications of the Coronavirus. The announcement was made from the Staples Center where the 63rd Grammys were held virtually. Got to be Tough […]

One of reggae’s most important voices, Bunny Wailer, has died at the age of 73. The musician, from Kingston, Jamaica, was a founding member of The Wailers alongside his childhood friend, Bob Marley. Together, they achieved international fame with reggae classics like Simmer Down and Stir It Up, before Wailer left to go solo in […]

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 […]

Robert “Bobby Digital” Dixon, one of dancehall/reggae’s most successful music producers, died on Thursday at age 59. He reportedly succumbed to a kidney-related illness after he had gone to do his weekly dialysis treatment at the hospital.  Reports are that Dixon began to feel ill and was eventually admitted and later died.  Reggae music has […]

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 […]

IRIE FM radio station went off air Tuesday afternoon as employees stopped working to protest against the management’s decision to lay off six of their colleagues. Managing director Debian Dewar was contacted by phone late Tuesday evening, however, the call ended after The Gleaner reporter identified himself. Subsequent calls rang without an answer. In the […]

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 […]