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Grandmaster Flash became the first DJ and rapper to win Sweden’s Polar Prize. The DJ — real name Joseph Saddler — accepted the award from the King of Sweden. The Polar Prize is often referred to as the “Nobel Prize for Music” among enthusiasts. The king said the award is to honor every DJ, rapper, […]

This near-identical version of the electro classic is a head scratcher for sure. by Joshua Glazer As long as there has been popular music, there have been folks willing to lay down a version of an already well-known tune for their own gain. Sometimes it’s by design—like when Motown had both Marvin Gaye and Gladys […]

Since her tribute to the track star Usain Bolt went viral, Koffee has shown she has staying power.H KINGSTON—Toward the end of August 2017, a 17-year-old Jamaican musician named Mikayla Simpson uploaded a video of herself singing to her Instagram account. In the short clip, she strummed her acoustic guitar and performed “Legend,” a record […]

Damian Marley says he’s “brainstorming” about the possibility of entering Jamaican politics, which leads to the question: Could Bob Marley’s youngest son one day become prime minister of the island nation? “It’s not the question of do I want to get into politics; it’s how do I help people, and I think increasingly, that in […]

Buju Banton performs at his Long Walk to Freedom concert on Sunday morning inside the National Stadium in Kingston. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid) It seemed as if time stood still inside the National Stadium on Saturday night. The king had returned to reclaim his throne and his adoring subjects paid homage as he displayed why he [...]
Jamaica's Reggae Girlz created history on Wednesday in the United States by becoming the first Caribbean team to reach the FIFA Women's World Cup. The Reggae Girlz achieved the feat by defeating Panama  4-2 on penalties in their third-place playoff match at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship at the Toyota Stadium in Texas. The historic qualification to the [...]
"I believe that arts and music are the best way to influence change and that’s something I can stand behind" Nowadays, we aren’t tied to one career, and we love learning about women who have broken down walls to try their hand at everything. One of our favourite new DJs, Gabija, has already played at [...]
The Queen Of Soul Has Died Aretha Franklin passed away in a Suburban Detroit hospital. Franklin was born in Memphis, Tenn. in 1942, the daughter of the famous pastor and civil rights activist C. L. Franklin. Before Aretha’s 5th birthday, the family moved to Detroit when Pastor Franklin became pastor of the famous New Bethel [...]
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of 2Pac's ground breaking and historically important song Changes. Including the timeless catchy piano melody by Bruce Hornsby The Way It Is. Changes [Listen below!], which was released two years after 2Pac's murder, tells of the war on drugs, police brutality, racism and poverty. It was this track [...]
Six months from today, on December 8, 2018, reggae and dancehall superstar Buju Banton will return home after almost a decade behind bars. As Buju Banton’s worldwide fanbase eagerly anticipates his triumphant return, the artist’s management team proudly announces the launch of his official website BujuBanton.com Buju Banton was the first recording artist to break Bob [...]