Easy To Love is a fine representation of lovers’ rock, an effortless blend of reggae, R&B and dance hall with universal appeal. The sophistication he brings to these tracks is the mark of true quality. His delivery and phrasing are impeccable, and his choice of material and collaborators are strategic and brilliant.
The title track was a No. 1 hit on reggae charts last summer, evidence that Maxi Priest has a gift for staying fresh. The song features the legendary Jamaican drum and bass duo Sly & Robbie, who’ve played on some of Maxi’s biggest hits, including...
Built on his musical ability and production expertise, Alborosie’s reggae is a unique blend of vintage sounds built with old and new technology and great songwriting. Most tracks feature him playing multiple instruments and were recorded at his own Shengen Clan Studio in Kingston, Jamaica.
With songs like “Stepping Out” feat. David Hinds of Steel Pulse, “Money” feat. Horace Andy, “Guess Who’s Coming” feat. Black Uhuru and “I Can’t Stand it” feat Dennis Brown, Alborosie puts his modern day spin on these iconic hits while featuring the original artist. He also...
Bob Marley's eldest daughter Cedella has designed a soccer wear collection inspired by her late father's love of the sport. The Marley Apparel Soccer Capsule Collection 2014 will feature items linked to the reggae great's stylish soccer attire from the 1960s and '70s.
The limited edition collection features an array of soccer T-shirts and tracksuit jackets inspired by actual items worn by Marley on the soccer field and by the teams competing in the World Cup. The items are all made from hemp and organic cotton, and each piece maintains a vintage feel while...
(AP) Jamaica is selling its 7 percent stake in a bauxite refinery operation, the island's energy minister announced Tuesday. Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell told Parliament that the government will sell its $11 million stake in the West Indies Alumina Company, referred to as Windalco. It is located in the central Jamaican parish of Manchester.
The money will go to Windalco's parent company, Russian aluminum giant UC Rusal. The $11 million sale will roughly halve a $21.5 million debt to the Russian company. A debt of $10.5 million remains.
The Jamaican government has decided to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, joining the trickle of countries moving to soften laws on the drug known on the Caribbean island as ganja/weed.
Minister of Justice Mark Golding made the announcement at an afternoon news conference on Thursday saying that Jamaica's Dangerous Drugs Act would be formally amended this summer.
The cabinet of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller made the decision on June 2, he said.
Cabinet approved certain changes to the law relating to ganja...
A group of joggers reportedly found a man naked, with his hands and feet bound, sitting on the sidewalk at the foot of the hill close to Perkins Boulevard at Queen Hill in St Andrew, Jamaica.
The man reportedly parked his car at a nearby apartment complex and was about to jog when a white car drove up with two armed men who held him at gunpoint. The attackers proceeded to tear off the jogger's clothes and took turns at raping him.
St Andrew South Division Police department said they received no report of the incident. However, it was confirmed by a member of...
Joanne Quinn will spend two years and six months behind bars for failing to provide the necessaries of life for her elderly mother.
The 51-year-old was sentenced in Napier District Court this afternoon, following a severe case of neglect never before seen in New Zealand.
Quinn was found guilty in a judge alone trial last month by Judge Down, who sentenced her to two years and six months' imprisonment today.Crown prosecutor Steve Manning said during today's submissions: "The extent of the neglect...
21st Hapilos Digital Distribution is the largest digital distributor of Dancehall, Reggae and Caribbean music. We have successfully placed Reggae and Dancehall on the international digital market via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play to name a few. We have effectively brought the revenue back into Dancehall by employing aggressive marketing and cost-effective distribution strategies to maximize the earnings potential of clients.
As mother's day is approaching our thoughts and love, and many songs are dedicated to these incredible women who gave us life.
Not wanting to over shadow or take anything away from this day, reggae crooner Jahmiel reflected on those men who play both roles. Just as on father's day single mothers get recognition, Jahmiel wanted to extend the sentiment to those "Real Father".
That song was inspired by my dad and the good fathers I know. I felt it was necessary knowing that there's mostly mother songs out there in the music industry and less for the fathers. I...
Vybz Kartel and his three co-defendants were found guilty of murder in the Home Circuit court today, Thursday, March 13, 2014.
Adidja "Vybz Kartel" Palmer was charged jointly with fellow entertainer Shawn "Shawn Storm" Campbell, Kahira Jones, Shane Williams and André St John for the murder of Clive "Lizard" Williams . Of the four co-defendants only Shane Williams was found not guilty.
Lead attorney for Vybz Kartel, Tom Tavares-Finson stated that while the defence team accepted the ruling of the jury, they plan to appeal the guilty verdict against his client.
Google has expanded access to its Google Play Movies to 13 new countries, bringing the total with access to the electronic sell and rental service to 27.
Users of Android-based devices in Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Botswana, Fiji, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago and Zimbabwe can now access the movie platform.
Damian Marley’s inaugural Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise has sold out all of the 2,300 available cabins aboard the Norwegian Pearl cruise liner. The Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise will sail from Miami to Jamaica, October 20-25, 2014, docking for daytime excursions and beach parties in the island’s resort towns, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios.
The lineup features Damian and his older brothers Stephen and Julian Marley; dancehall superstars Sean Paul and Shaggy, contemporary roots singers Tarrus Riley, Jah Cure, and Etana; sing-jay Busy Signal, Jamaican-American...
The 2014 Grammy nominees were revealed on Friday, December 6th, 2013. to be eligible for the 56th Annual Best Reggae Album Grammy Awards, albums must be released between Oct. 1, 2012 and Sept. 30, 2013. Recordings must be in general distribution in the United States.
Best Reggae Album Nominees:
Beres Hammond - One Love, One Life VP
Label: VP Records
Ziggy Marley - Ziggy Marley In Concert
Label: Tuff Gong Worldwide
Sizzla - The Messiah
Label: VP Records
Sly & Robbie And The Jam Masters - Reggae Connection
Label: K'z Records