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The King Of Pop (Style): 6 Dancehall/Reggae Michael Jackson Covers!


Today, August 29 marks the 59th Birthday of “The King Of Pop“, the late Michael Jackson. A man whose talents influenced generations, Pop culture, Fashion and Music, it’s safe to say he has influenced your favourite Artist in some way. Today we hail MJ on his Bday, and present to you 6 Reggae/Dancehall cover songs. Let this be a refresh, or something new for you as well remember the Pop Icon. R.I.P. Michael, and Happy Birthday!

1. Little Kirk – I’ll Be There (1992)

 

2. Junior Reid – Mashing Up The Earth (Earth Song) (1997)

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@DelhiSultanate Uses Reggae For Political Activism In India


While your favourite Artist may be using Reggae/Dancehall creatively (or stupidly) in Jamaica, the influence of the Music Culture continues to affect many others worldwide. One person in particular is Taru Dalmia a.k.a. “Delhi Sultanate” of New Delhi, India, as he uses not only Reggae, but the Sound System Culture to channel his Political Activism. While India is under the rule of the Hindu Nationalist Government lead by Narendra Modi (Bharatiya Janata Party), Taru alleges that free speech is being threatened under his rule, and using his talents will assist the many protests that are being held in many Universities across the nation. Armed with classic singles, and Dub Plates from the likes of Toots Hibbert, Barrington Levy, and Anthony B, he hopes that his assistance in the fight will not be in vain.

Taru is also a member of The Ska Vengers, a live Band that blends Dub, Pop, Ska, Jazz, Rap, and Punk to deliver a new sound. Below is a clip from the Al Jazeera Network where we look into Taru’s journey, and the challenges he has faced so far. We also feature some of the singles that could spark protests, and some that speak against the Jamaican Government.

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Mixtape Movements: @KingEarthquake Presents: Raggamuffin Love 2


This goes out to all the lovers out there courtesy of Earthquake Int’l Sound. Dropping part 2 in their “Raggamuffin Love” series, we hear great Lovers’ Rock selections that will surely have couples slow dancing the weekend away. If there’s a “bun in the oven” a few weeks later, blame the music (lol). Featuring Morgan Heritage, NoMaddz, Mr. Vegas, L.U.S.T. and more, check out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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