Archive for the 'Reggae' Category
What in the fuck is VP thinking? Reggae Gold used to be a respected release each year that stayed true to the genre…reggae. This release is mostly pop bullshit with a couple of reggae tracks sprinkled in. The first 5 tracks are enough for most listeners to get the idea and throw the disk(s) out the window. Yes, the Kingston Town remix with Busy Signal and Damien Marley is a hardcore banger, and there are some solid jams on here, but they could have saved us all a lot of previewing garbage by releasing this as a single disk. Or, one disk reggae gold and called the second a bonus disk of dancehall-pop perhaps. There’s SO many wack tracks it’s easiest to just mention the few worthy ones. If you check this out, pay attention to Busy Signal, Romain Virgo, Beres Hammond, and then there’s a bunch of old tracks that we’ve all heard before (most are dancehall, but at least they’re solid).
In summary: Reggae Gold 2012 is a wack release. There’s one must-have track, and some classics that you probably already have. Stear clear.
To the dumbasses that green-lighted this over at VP Records: Nice job trying to cater to the pop bullshit audience out there. <–sarcasm
Check out this new remix by Green Lion. Terrorists In The Shitty is Eek-A-Mouse remixed with trap beats and then a dose of dubstep. Some relaxing bass boom fuh yuh:
Want to keep the track? Click that downward arrow on the right side of the player.
Hold up, folks. Lemme start by saying this: If you were to ask me today, who my favorite ‘new’ reggae entertainer is, I’d be able to answer quickly with Skarra Mucci. Sometime last year I checked out the Jaguar Riddim and lucky for myself, and the world, Skarra Mucci had a track featured on it. That track is called “Jah Blessings” and it’s a banger. As time has gone on, I’ve been listening to more and more from this cat and truss me, this dude is the real deal, bringin some straight up conscious vibes, killer vocals, and mad potential for a bright future. Peep the (simple) vid for “Jah Blessings”:
“Jah send me blessings in the form of rain!”
I got a feeling we’ll be hearing/seeing more from this dude in the near future. Let’s hope I’m right.
Here’s a new-school classic: Alborosie’s ‘Kingston Town’
This has got to be the most remixed reggae track of the century (so far). Everything from ambient to dubstep has gotten the Alborosie treatment. No wonder…the shit is a banger.
Finally…the much anticipated, much delayed, documentary full-length feature about Robert Nesta Marley is set for a worldwide release. Enjoy the trailer and look for it at a festival near you…then expect this to make an appearance on a large screen near you.
“Are you a rich man, do you have a lot of possessions?”
“Possessions make you rich? I don’t have that type of richness…my richness is life.”
^Words we can all stand to learn from…
Not the best music / video mash job that I’ve seen, but cool nonetheless. Check out how old time comedy duo, Laurel and Hardy, break it down to some reggae dubness:
Buju Banton is locked up for facilitating a cocaine deal. Perfect Giddimani comes forward with a track that’s saying, “Hold On Buju”. Check it:
The whole case seemed super shady, and many believe that Buju is innocent. Buju had just released one his most Rasta-centric/conscious albums to date, while allegedly being involved with a large cocaine deal. Which, unknown to Buju, was being hosted by undercover DEA agents. Seems unlikely that Buju would be involved with any of it, but he was found guilty and made an example out of, with a 10 year sentence. About a month after Buju’s sentencing, I read a story about a mother who drowned her baby in a toilet and received 5 years. Whether or not Buju is truely guilty, this is another example of how ridiculous the drug war is and how jacked up our priorities are. 10 years for introducing a drug buyer to a drug seller versus 5 years for drowning your own child in a toilet. WTF?