Chip Off The Old Block: Meet The New Kids Of Dancehall x Reggae (Pt. 5)


First they started out as the youth of the Dancehall/Reggae culture, now they’re parents with growing kids. It isn’t unusual for the child of an Entertainer to follow in their parent’s footsteps one way or the other as at times they bring a modern take on their parent’s creations, or create their own lane. Some of the most famous off springs include Stephen, Ziggy, and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley (Sons of Bob Marley), Chino and Di Genius (Sons of Freddie McGregor), Junior Tucker (Son of Jimmy Tucker), Morgan Heritage (Children of Denroy Morgan), Tarrus Riley (Son of Jimmy Riley), Queen Ifrica (Daughter of Derrick Morgan), Protoje (Son of Lorna Bennett), Chronixx (Son of Chronicle) and many more. In part 5 of a few part series, I feature more of the new set of kids on the scene whose parents have covered much ground in their respective careers.

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1. Addis Pablo (Suns Of Dub)

Famous Parent: Augustus Pablo

Occupation: Musician/Producer

Twitter/IG: @AddisPablo

Single(s): In My Father’s House, Far East Dub (Suns Of Dub)

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2. Jo Mersa Marley

Famous Parent: Stephen Marley

Occupation: Reggae Artist

Twitter/IG: @JoMersaMarley

Single(s): Burn It Down, Light It Up (w/ Morgan Heritage)

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NEW MUSIC: @MasickaMusic x @ShanMarieMusic x @AddisPablo – Lighters


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Today’s music comes from a “Three The Hard Way” combination of Deejay Masicka, Singer Shanique Marie, and Muscian Addis Pablo. Titled “Lighters” and produced by Equiknoxx Music, we hear Masicka deejaying about wanting a better life and celebrating it rather than suffering. Shanique handles the hook duties and Addis Pablo gives us a dope Melodica solo to help further channel the “Bird Sound Power” of Equiknoxx Music. A nice selection here which could seem odd to some. Look for its official release on August 5 on iTunes. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Mixtape Movements: @MajorLazer x @Walshyfire Present: @SunsOfDub


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Today’s new mixtape comes from the good folks at Major Lazer and Suns Of Dub. “Major Lazer and Walshy Fire Present: Suns Of Dub” is a showcase of the talent coming from the Jam/NJ/Trini group, sound system and record label that is Suns Of Dub. Featuring 31 tracks which consist of original remixes and songs, this is a mix of some great Reggae, Dub, Dubstep, Trap, Hip Hop and other genres. With guest appearances from Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, Protoje, Kelissa and many more, if you’re not familiar with the team, let this be an introduction. Consider this an early Christmas present from Major Lazer, Walshy Fire, Ras Jammy, Addis Pablo, Masia One, Jah Bami, Tesfa Zion, and Zebulun. Check out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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