The Palace Pikney performs a wicked rendition of his ganja tune “Finally” live. The Reggae Girl About Town chops it up with the Small Axe.
After a historic and totally “Lit” night which saw Kes the Band premiere new music from his exciting new collaboration with Claude Kelly’s Weirdo Workshop,” Trinidadian recording artist Kes sat down with Reshma B about the state of soca music in 2015 and how he’s expanding his sound while staying true to his roots.
Hot 97’s annual On Da Reggae Tip concert has become the must-see kickoff event for NYC’s Labor Day Weekend every year. But in recent years they’ve added the word “Soca” to the title, reflecting the full range of Caribbean music in NYC. “Because you have so many big Jamaican names that can’t travel that’s hurt the music on this side,” says Ebro of Hot 97. “You’ve seen a rise in soca… We were even tossing around the idea of even adding AfroBeat to the show.
kickin’ in with Collie Buddz. Bermuda’s biggest dancehall star reminisces on his “Baptism by fire” the first time he performed in Jamaica at Club Asylum, where MC Fancy Cat stumped the crowd by playing Collie’s tune “Come Around” and then asking club patrons if they could guess what the artist looks like. When the white DJ stepped on stage spitting lyrics, the place went wild. He also shares his thoughts on American roots reggae bands like Slightly Stupid and Rebelution, his thoughts on their difference in style. On a more serious note, Collie recalls his inspiration for the tune “Blind to You” a haters anthem.
Just before dropping the historic “Ain’t Going Back Broke” Remix featuring Future and Ace Hood, Mavado sat down with the Reggae Girl About Town to discuss his growth over 10 years in the business.
Three months ago nobody had ever heard of Gully Bop. Then came the viral video, the link with Claims Records and the Major Lazer Remix. Now the whole of Jamaica is singing “every gal want a piece offa me” and all the excitement at Sting centers around the artist formerly known as Countryman, who went through a “dark time” and is now shining very brightly. Gully Bop took time to reason on Christmas Eve before his big Sting appearance….
Live from the maiden voyage of the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, the Warlord reasons about his longstanding links with Junior Gong.
Live from We The Best Studios, DJ Khaled talks about his roots in the reggae and dancehall scene, his close friendship with Bounty Killer and how he deals with the Mavado conflict.