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Road To The Reggae Grammy: We Look Back At The Nominations Of 2004!


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. To close off our series, today we’ll look at the year 2004.

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1. Buju Banton – Friends For Life

The early 2000’s saw a wave of Dancehall/Reggae Music crossing over on to the American music scene. Buju Banton was one of the Artists recognized during that time when his 2003 Album “Friends For Life” received a Grammy nomination. Featuring a whopping 19 tracks, it included the Nadine Sutherland assisted “What Am I Gonna Do”, “Sha La La”, and “Mr. Nine”.

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2. Burning Spear – Freeman

The legendary Burning Spear brought along his message music in the 2000s and it showed people were receiving it when his 2003 Album “Freeman” got a Grammy nomination. Consisting of 12 tracks, it included “Hey Dready”, “Old School”, and “We Feel It”.

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2018 Predictions!


The Champagne is all done, the party favors are boxed up, and many are still hungover, but welcome to 2018! While we look forward to another year filled with new developments, we have a few predictions we want to put out there. We aren’t Nostradamus, but let’s see if the stars are aligned in Entertainment.

Words by: @SwadeDaVillain 

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1. Chronixx wins the “Best Reggae Album” Grammy

With the 60th Grammy Awards coming up later this month, many Artists and viewers will be tuned in to see if their favourite will be carrying home a shiny prize. In Reggae music, we predict that the “Dread & Terrible” Artist, Chronixx, will carry home the award for “Best Reggae Album” for his project “Chronology”. This win will see him beating out fellow nominees like Damian Marley, Morgan’s Heritage, J Boog, and Common Kings! This would be a huge look for the Artist, and give the album even more attention. Maybe a Grammy tour as well? Let’s see.

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2. Vybz Kartel will be successful in his Appeal hearing. 

Since 2011, we’ve heard the phrase “Free Kartel!”, and it will not stop anytime soon. Vybz Kartel has more than a cult following, and it doesn’t help when he can still release songs while incarcerated. It was reported over the past couple years that his Defense team will file an appeal in the conviction of Kartel and 3 of his associates who are all serving life sentences. Despite numerous delays, it was reported that his hearing will be held in July 2018. If he wins, things might be shaken up a bit. Free Ninja Man too.

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@Vashtie Throws A Caribbean Party On Her “West Indian Summer” Mixtape!


For those who aren’t familiar, Va$htie is an American DJ/Designer/Blogger/Director who is of Trinidadian descent. For those who are familiar with her, you may have seen a few of her videos, worn her Sneakers (She designed a special Air Jordan II and has a line with Puma), or raved to her DJing at a party. Tonight, after a heads up on her Snapchat recently, she released her Island-flavoured “West Indian Summer” Mixtape. Featuring over an hour of Dancehall, Reggae, Salsa, Reggaeton, Bachata, Merengue and Soca, Va$htie pays homage to the sounds that raised her. Featuring selections from Johnny Osbourne, Protoje, Machel Montano, Romeo Santos, Buju Banton, Celia Cruz, Daddy Yankee and many more! If you represent the Caribbean, I encourage you to wave your flag while blasting the decibels out on this mix! Just in time for the Labor Day Weekend, may this provide the soundtrack to your raving! Check out the Mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Chip Off The Old Block: Meet The New Kids Of Dancehall x Reggae (Pt. 4)


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 4 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. Juju Blood (D’Yung Veteran)

Famous Parent: Junior Reid

Occupation: Reggae Artist

Twitter/IG: @JujuBlood / @JujuReidMusic

Single(s): Don Dada (w/ Chris Matic), International Love

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2. Jahazeil Myrie

Famous Parent: Buju Banton

Occupation: Reggae Artist

Twitter/IG: @JahazeilMusic / @Jahazeil_Myrie

Single(s): Who Am I

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Mixtape Movements: @OVOSound Radio 5: @IAmBlackChiney Mix


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Are you familiar with the OVO Sound Radio series on Apple Music? If you have then you’ll notice this episode featured a very special mix by the legendary Black Chiney Sound! In their set we got to hear dub plates old and new from the likes of Vybz Kartel, Tanya Stephens, Collie Buddz, Vershon, Sizzla, and old and new tracks from Foxy Brown, Drake and more! A great listen for fans of both sounds, and for those who have no access to Apple Music, check out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Get To Know @Marr_Reid


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Marr is an upcoming Reggae artist hailing from Old Harbour, St. Catherine. Affiliated with 10 Star Recordz, he aims to captivate listeners worldwide with his string of Reggae singles and conscious lyrics. Get to know the artist below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

 

1. Which artist has had the most influence over the kind of music you do?

Sizzla Kalonji

2. List five things that you cannot live without.

I cannot live without my family, women, geographical beauty of nature, music and Marijuana.

3. What is your favourite Bob Marley song?

Iron Lion Zion

4. If you got the chance to collaborate with any artist, who would it be?

Sizzla

5. List 3 of your favourite songs.

Untold story (Buju Banton), Iron Lion Zion (Bob Marley), Black Woman And Child (Sizzla)

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