Is Popcaan Jamaica’s Dancehall Messiah?

Popcaan’s “Great is He” Re-enters Billboard Reggae Chart Following Deluxe Edition Release Is Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan the country’s dancehall messiah? The re-entry of his album “Great is He” on the Billboard Reggae Chart demonstrates Popcaan’s international appeal. Originally debuting at number 2 in November 2021, the album gained renewed popularity with its deluxe edition, […]

Macka Diamond Claims “Queen of Dancehall” Title Internationally, Despite Spice’s Greater Fame and Accomplishments

Jamaican artist, Macka Diamond, has confidently declared herself the “Queen of Dancehall” in the international scene. In a recent interview, she discussed her rise to fame and the recognition she has received outside of Jamaica, even though fellow artist Spice is more internationally known and has achieved tremendous success. Macka Diamond, born Charmaine Munroe, emphasized […]

High Performance Fees by New Reggae-Dancehall Artistes Threaten Genre’s Growth in Japan

Sami T, co-founder and selector of the renowned Japanese sound system Mighty Crown, has expressed concern over the high performance fees charged by new reggae and dancehall artists in Japan. Despite the country’s decades-long love affair with the genres, changes in the music have led to waning interest. While many artists succeed in Jamaica, they […]