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We Close Black History Month With @ZiggyMarley & The Melody Makers’ “Black My Story”

With Black History Month and Reggae Month coming to an end, we’ve decided to close with a throwback! Going back to the year 1989, we look back at Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers’Black My Story (Not History)“. Produced by Chris Franz, Glen Rosentein, Tina Weymouth, and Ziggy Marley, this was released through Rita Marley Music and Virgin Records. In the song, Ziggy speaks on the progression of the black man and what they’ve contributed to the World, and encourages listeners to embrace it and not be fooled by the whitewashed version. He also names many African nations and promotes African Glory. The track is also the opener for the group’s 4th Album, “One Bright Day” which was also released in 1989.

To close off, here’s a quote from the late Nelson Mandela.

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

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Third World Meets Tuff Gong: Songs That Sampled @BobMarley & @ThirdWorldBand

February 6 marks the day two Reggae legends were born, Bob Marley, and Bunny Rugs. Bob Marley started out in Trench Town, and became a larger than life Icon while Bunny Rugs made his mark as a Solo Artist, and Lead Vocalist for one of Reggae’s most successful Bands, Third World. While many pay respects to them today, we’d like to look back at a few songs that further immortalized them through samples. Samples will come from Bob Marley’s solo singles, or with The Wailers, and from Third World Band during Rugs’ time. Enjoy!

1. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Johnny Was (1976)

Sampled on: Notorious B.I.G. – Hold Ya Head (2005)


2. Third World – Got To Get Along (1976)

Sampled on: Little Brother ft. Mos Def – Let It Go (2006)

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Black Superheroes: We Look Back At Burning Spear’s “Great Men”

It’s February 1st, which means we’ve made it to another Black History Month. It is also the start of Reggae Month in Jamaica, and various parts of the world. While we look back at those who fought for the freedom of Black People, and celebrate those who continue the fight, we also look back at those who changed the game with their sound. Today we go back to 1990 with Reggae Icon Burning Spear and his tribute to the Black Superheroes, “Great Men (a.k.a. “Recall Some Great Men)“. Produced by Burning Spear and Nelson Miller, this was released through Mango Records, and featured on Spear’s 1990 Grammy nominated Album “Mek We Dweet“. In the song, Burning Spear roll calls some of the heroes who have contributed to the freedom of Black People worldwide. He starts off with the chorus, “Let’s recall some great men, who been fighting for our rights…“, and mentions the likes of Paul Bogle, Nelson Mandela, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr.

As we celebrate the month and those before us, let us also recognize those who are making strides and steadily making an impact in the world. Thanks for checking out the Blog, be sure to share with a friend, and follow us on Instagram! Hear the song below.

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VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @IbaMahr @KabakaPyramid @ExcoLevi @NesbethReggae


February is Reggae Month and also the birth month of two legendary Reggae acts, Bob Marley and Dennis Brown. Tonight on Onstage, Winford Williams joined Nesbeth, Kabaka Pyramid, Exco Levi, and Iba Mahr to speak on these two Reggae royalties. Here they spoke the influence both have made on their careers, carrying on the tradition to bring Reggae music to more people worldwide, encouraging more people to uplift the culture and career updates. They’ve also paid tribute to the legends by performing a medley of hit songs and also performed their own songs. A great segment here as Bob and Dennis have influenced so many worldwide and set a foundation for others to build on. Check out the videos below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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