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We Pay Tribute To The Great U-Roy With Our Latest Playlist!


On February 17, 2021, the world lost a legend, the great Ewart “U-Roy” Beckford. A man who is the Daddy, the Father, the King, and the Originator of what you know as toasting/deejaying/rapping, he has left behind a great legacy for many others to follow and be inspired by. He may be gone physically, but we know he’s gearing up to nice up every session in the afterlife. Today, we pay tribute to his greatness with the “Sampling U-RoyPlaylist!

The “Sampling U-Roy” Playlist features some of his classics, and some of the tracks that sampled them. With artists like Dennis Brown, Def Jef, IDK, Dawn Penn, and Talib Kweli borrowing from the great Daddy U-Roy, you’re in for an enjoyable and informative listen. May we continue to honour our greats and give them their flowers while they’re still here. All hail the original King of Dancehall! Walk good U-Roy.

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Get Into Some Tracks That Sampled Dennis Brown In Our Latest Playlist!


On February 1st, the world celebrates the legend, the Icon, THE CROWN PRINCE OF REGGAE Dennis Emmanuel Brown’s birthday. This year marks his 64th birthday, and fans around the world keep his timeless hits in heavy rotation. February 1 also marks the beginning of Reggae Month celebrations in Jamaica. For those who have experienced Dennis Brown through speakers, headphones, or even live, it is truly an out of the world experience. While many can recall the hits, today we look back at some, and the songs that have sampled them in the “Sampling Dennis BrownPlaylist!

For nearly 2 hours, you not only hear some of Dennis Brown’s greatest tracks, but you get to hear artists from Naughty By Nature, to Damian Marley, to Richie Spice, to Protoje, to Kranium sampling them. What’s your favourite Dennis Brown song? Share your favourite or favourites below, and enjoy!

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We Honour The Great NinjaMan In Our Latest Playlist!


Today we salute one of Dancehall’s greatest Deejays. Some know him as Desmond Ballentine and Brother Desmond, but most know him as the “Original Front Teet, Gold Teet, Gun Pon Teet Don GorgonNinjaMan! The Deejay that is full of lyrics, and is not the one to step to in a clash! Today he celebrates his 55th birthday (others say he was born on January 20 🤷🏽‍♂️), and though he’s currently incarcerated, he still has an influence on many artists, and still holds the role as a music Icon. Today we honour his greatness with our latest Playlist titled, “Ninja Mi Ninja“!

With 45 tracks (on the Spotify version) loaded, get to know the Original Don as he has given the world great music over the years. Though many miss him in the streets, we can always look back at the times he has made us laugh, kept us entertained, and showed why he’s a Dancehall giant. What are your favourite NinjaMan tracks? Let us know.

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We Look Back At Some Of The Times Sister Nancy Was Sampled In Our Latest Playlist!


Today, January 2, 2021, we celebrate the 59th birthday of the iconic Sister Nancy. An artist who broke barriers and paved the way for many female Dancehall artists, Sister Nancy is a legend through and through. In honour of her birthday, we feature her in our latest Playlist (and 1st Playlist of the year)!

Highlighting her 1982 classic, “Bam Bam, we look back at some of the times the single was sampled. From Jay Z to Amara La Negra, from Logic to Tamar Braxton, “Bam Bam” has come a long way to becoming one of the most sampled tracks in music. Take a trip down memory lane and learn something. Big up the great Sister Nancy! Want to get some backstory on “Bam Bam”? Check out this Reggaeology Podcast episode.

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We Highlight Some Of @RealJuniorReid’s Many Features In Our Latest Playlist!


Today, we salute one of Reggae’s busiest artists, the great Junior Reid! With a career spanning close to 50 years, he has proven that he can adapt with the times. Within the past couple decades, he has been the go to man for feature verses in Dancehall, Reggae, Hip Hop, Pop, and R&B. Today we highlight some of his many guest appearances in our new Playlist titled, “Featuring Junior Reid“.

With nearly 4 1/2 hours of music, Junior Reid has been very, very busy. From classics like “It’s Okay (One Blood)” with The Game, to “This Is Why I’m Hot (Remix)” with MIMS, to “Stop This Crazy Thing” with Coldcut, Junior Reid always delivered. You might find some collaborations you’ve never heard before, or forget. The man is a LIVING LEGEND!

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We Look Back At The Many Versions Of The “Mad Mad Riddim” In Our Throwback Playlist!


Happy Friday the 13th everyone! A lot of things are going on in the world, but music is one that stays constant. Today in our #13thStreetThrowback Playlist series, we look back at a Riddim that has many names and variations, the classic “Mad Mad Riddim“!

We first go back to the year 1967 with the release of Alton Ellis’Mad Mad Mad” which was produced by the late Sir “Coxsone” Dodd for Coxsone Records, and that one song’s production lead to plenty versions over the years. From the “Junjo” Lawes produced “Mad Mad Riddim” that gave us the classic “Diseases” by Michigan & Smiley and “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng” by Yellowman in the 1980s, to the infamous “Golden Hen Riddim” that gave us classics from Josey Wales, to Bobby Konders and Massive B’sPlatinum Hen Riddim” in 2011, to tracks that have sampled a version of the Riddim, this Playlist has it covered from familiar songs to rare cuts.

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