During his recent travels, the “Unruly Boss” Popcaan stopped by the Noisey offices to be a part of the “The People Vs” series. Here, Popcaan reads comments off Youtube for his 2015 Music Video for “Love Yuh Bad“. From the good to weird, Popcaan handles as many comments as he can from viewers worldwide. “Love Yuh Bad” was featured on Popcaan’s debut album, “Where We Come From“, and was sampled on Drake’s “Views” album. For those in the UK, you can catch Poppy performing alongside Stefflon Don, and D Double E. Popcaan is also busy working on new music, and maybe a follow up to his debut album. Check out the video below.
Today’s Oldies Sunday feature comes from Noisey Music’s “Found Tapes” series. What is considered the “Holy Grail” of Reggae films is “JamDown” that features Reggae artist Toots Hibbert and cult Reggae group The Congos. Released in 1981 and directed by Emmanuel Brown and Theiry Deknut, this featured rare early footage of Toots, and The Congos, who were at the height of their fame, performing songs from their respective catalogs. The Congos are a Reggae group that was formed in the early 1970s and the members included “Ashanti” Roy Johnson, Cedric Myton, and Watty Burnett. Their most famous contribution to Reggae was their classic “Heart of the Congos” which was produced by Lee “Scratch” Perry. Toots Hibbert is a Reggae Singer who started his career with his group The Maytals in the 1960s. Watch the film below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
In the 6th and final episode of “Welcome To Noisey Jamaica“, we are introduced to Dub Poet Ras Malekot and host Walshy Fire interacts with him and the Nyabinghi Rastafarians to learn where the Reggae movement started from, its rise and possibilities for the future. Grab a chair, you can learn something here. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
This week on “Welcome To Noisey Jamaica“, rising artist Jesse Royal is featured. Hosted by Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire, he conversed with Jesse in Mavis Bank, St. Andrew about his music, the “Reggae Revival” movement, the “Royally Speaking” Mixtape, farming, and dropping some knowledge. You can also get the “Royally Speaking” mixtape here! Check it out below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
This week on “Welcome To Noisey Jamaica“, the new “Reggae Revival” movement is being featured. Focusing on acts like Chronixx, Protoje, Keznamdi and more, Noisey learns about the commercial success of this new movement and what fuels it. Hosted by Walshy Fire of Major Lazer, check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
After giving viewers a look into the Jamaican Music culture last year, Noisey is back this year with their second season of “Noisey Jamaica“. Dubbed “Welcome To Noisey Jamaica“, the first episode looks into the new Reggae Movement which is led by the likes of Chronixx, Protoje, and Jesse Royal. Also featured is the controversial Dancehall artist, Alkaline, and they look into how Vybz Kartel has influenced the Dancehall culture. Hosted by Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire, soak up some knowledge by checking out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.