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We Pay Tribute To The Late Garnett Silk On The “Hatfield Legend” Playlist!

Today we remember and celebrate the life and work of one of Jamaica’s most iconic Vocalists, the late Garnet Smith a.k.a. Garnett Silk! With April 2 marking his 53rd birthday, many would agree that the world lost this great Artist too soon. In true Blog fashion, we highlight some of his many hits in our latest Playlist titled, “Garnett Silk: Hatfield Legend“!

With nearly 3 hours worth of music, even if you weren’t familiar with his entire catalogue, this will cover some of his finest selections and even a couple collaborations. (Editor’s note: For those questioning the “Hatfield Legend” title, he was raised in Hatfield, Manchester, and has left a huge impact on the community decades after his death.) An Artist who has not only brought a different sound to Reggae, but has influenced Artists after him and many idolize him in various communities worldwide. Walk good Bimbo!

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Chip Off The Old Block: Meet The New Kids Of Dancehall x Reggae (Pt. 2)

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 2 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.

Eon Smit1. Eon Smit

Famous Parent: Garnett Silk

Occupation: Rapper/Songwriter

Twitter/IG: @EonSmit

Single(s): Wyser, Ole Hoes

Shiah Coore, Cat Coore

2. Shiah Coore

Famous Parent: Stephen “Cat” Coore (Third World Band)

Occupation: Producer/Musician

Twitter/IG: @ShiahCoore

Single(s): Out Deh – Chronixx (Producer), Gyal Yuh Good – Busy Signal (Producer)

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Top 5 Jamaican Mother’s Day Songs On The Radio


This goes out to all the mamas, the baby mamas, the grandmothers, the aunties…you get the drift. Did you ever notice every year on Mother’s Day you hear some very familiar songs on the radio? Well I can’t be the only one so today my Oldies Sunday selection focuses on 5 Jamaican songs that never failed in getting airplay on Mother’s Day.

#5 – Richie Stephens x Bounty Killa – Pot Of Gold

With a mix of Richie Stephens’ singing and Bounty’s deejaying, this tribute was recorded for the “Pot Of Gold” label and has been a staple every year since it’s release.

#4 – Anthony Cruz – Mama’s Blessing

Released in 2003/2004 on the “I SwearRiddim, Anthony Cruz sang about the hardships his mother went through to provide the best life for him. Never fails when it comes getting airplay this time of the year.

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Mixtape Movements: @DJLeviChin Presents: Reggae City Classic Series


Fresh from the studio is another creation from St. Lucia’s DJ Levi Chin that doubles as a musical time travel. Titled “Reggae City Classic Series“, prepare to go in time for an hour with some of the greatest Reggae songs ever made. Listen to the likes of Sanchez, Garnett Silk, Buju Banton, Frankie Paul, Beres Hammond and many more. Get the mixtape, share with friends and tell stories of when you first heard these hits. Always a great listen from DJ Levi Chin. Download the mixtape below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Garnett Silk Live (1994)

GSIn recognition of the late Garnett Silk’s birthday (April 2), I post today one of his last performances. With uplifting, positive and conscious lyrics, Garnett Silk was a well respected Reggae artist and an influence to many in his short life. With a plethora of hits, Silk had what it takes to get the people thinking, coming together and enjoying music. R.I.P. Garnett Silk. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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