Chip Off The Old Block: Meet The New Kids Of Dancehall x Reggae (Pt. 1)


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. Today in a few part series, I feature some of the new set of kids on the scene whose parents have covered much ground in their respective careers.

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1. K’reema

Famous Parent: King Yellow Man

Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Twitter/IG: @KareemaMusic / @_k_reema

Single(s): Father’s Love, We Don’t Give A What

Runkus

2. Runkus

Famous Parent: Determine

Occupation: Reggae Artist

Twitter/IG: @Runkusinno

Single(s): Move Yuh Feet, Move In EP

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @ReggaeSting 1991


With yesterday’s staging of Sting 2015 receiving not so stellar reviews from some attendees, I thought for the final “Oldies Sunday” of 2015 I’d feature one of the earlier shows. In Sting 1991, there were performances from the likes of Frankie Paul (who wasn’t able to attend last night’s event due to ailments), Tony Rebel, Shine Head, Culture, Freddie McGregor, and of course a clash between Ninja Man and SuperCat. If you’re one of the disappointed members, maybe this earlier staging can brush away some bad vibes. Check it out below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @OfficialWayneJ And Family: Jamaica 53 Tribute


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Today, our Island sees 53 years of Independence and showing love to his home is Singjay Wayne J. Accompanied with his family, they sing a medley of songs including Mr. Vegas’ “Sweet Jamaica”, Tony Rebel’s “Sweet Jamdown”, Everton Blender’s “Lift Up Your Head” and more. A lovely string of tributes from the young ones. Happy Independence Day! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @DavianahMusic – Music Madness


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Aiming to break out of the monotony today is singer Davianah with her latest single. Titled “Music Madness” and produced by Mark “Genaral” Thompson for Thompson House Music, Davianah gets at artists who fail to bring more positive subject matter to their audience and break out of the continuous stream of sexually charged lyrics being played on the airwaves. She also warns that the youths are listening to them and they are not setting a great example for them to follow. Davianah delivers on this one as this is a song you should keenly listen to. While it is true many of us listen and enjoy the sexually charged lyrics, at times we must make room for more positive lyrics and guide the youth along the way. Don’t turn the music to madness. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @DavianahMusic


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Introducing herself to the world tonight is Reggae artist, Davianah. Daughter of Tony Rebel, she spoke of her start in music, being the daughter of a famous entertainer, her upcoming performance at Rebel Salute 2015, and of course introduced her music to the world. Short Interview but I believe she’ll be someone to look out for this year. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Tony Rebel – Teach The Children (1994)


In recognition of May being Child’s Month I present to you a hit from a great Reggae act, Tony Rebel. Titled “Teach The Children” which was produced by Bobby Digital (Digital B) and released in 1994, this is message music encouraging good upbringing of children. He speaks on the action of adults being a influence to children along with the saying “If you want a good cow, you better grow a good calf“.  Watch what you say to children, they need guidance and good upbringing.

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