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Road To The Reggae Grammy: We Look Back At The Nominations Of 1994!


With the staging of the 60th Grammy Awards drawing near, we thought we’d look back at some of years where the Reggae Grammy was won. While many know of the winners, we also want to look back at some of the nominees. Today we’ll look at the year 1994.

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1. Black Uhuru – Mystical Truth

While Jamaican Music enjoyed some crossover success at the time, Reggae Band Black Uhuru stayed true to its sound with their 1993 Album, “Mystical Truth”. Featuring tracks like “Dreadlock Pall Bearers”, “Living In The City”, and “Mercy Street”, the project earned them a nomination for the 1994 Grammy Awards.

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2. Burning Spear – The World Should Know

Known for his music with a conscious message, Reggae Artist Burning Spear received his 5th career Grammy nomination for his 1993 Album, “The World Should Know”. With 10 tracks, this Album featured the tunes “I Stand Strong”, “Sweeter Than Chocolate”, and “Identity”. Spear went on to receive a total of 12 nominations in his career, winning 2 awards himself.

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@MrLexx63 Scores A #1 With “Bad Boys”!


As if the summer isn’t hot enough, Dancehall Artist Mr. Lexx has added a little more steam with his single “Bad Boys” making this summer at least ten times hotter. The song, featuring El Freaky from out of Colombia, currently sits at number one on the Los 40 chart, which is one of the biggest and most reputable charts in the country.

Earlier in the year, the single gained International attention as it became the new theme song for Fiat’s latest commercial. Mr. Lexx is quite pleased and says he is happy to have garnered this attention at this point in his career. “I cannot stress it enough; I am elated to have gotten this opportunity right now. I have been in the business for over a decade and I am still celebrating musical success, it is just a great feeling” Expressed Mr. Lexx.

The song has been doing tremendously in Latin America, getting regular rotations on popular Radio stations and has been a favourite for many club DJs. The “Crown Prince of Dancehall” looks forward to an upcoming tour in South America where he will be performing this song and other great hits. Lexx has been working assiduously on some new projects that he will be releasing later this year, includinga new album. Additionally, he is promoting his love song “Struck by Love” for which he uses his real name, Christopher Palmer.

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NEW MUSIC: @ItsToian – Rude Boys


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It’s all about the rude boys in Singer Toian’s new single. Titled “Rude Boys” and produced by Class One Music Co., she speaks on having a thing for the bad boys, not taking heed to her mom’s warnings about how they’ll break her heart, and seeing them for more than just being rude boys. Not a bad song here, they always say that the good girls like the bad boys so Toian is just sharing her thoughts. This is off her upcoming EP, “Retrospect“. Her single is currently available on iTunes but you can listen to the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @DianaKingdom – Shy Guy (1995)


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Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Singer/Songwriter Diana King. Titled “Shy Guy” and produced by Andy Marvel in 1995, Diana sings about being a very desirable lady who all the men are eager for but would rather the affection from a “shy guy“. She speaks on refusing to be with a fly guy, a “rough neck” and a guy who’s “loving everybody” and details what she likes about a shy guy. In “Shy Guy” she delivered the song in English and Jamaican Patois.

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