The Best New Music This Week: Ding Dong, Mavado, I-Waata, AI Milly, Jada Kingdom

We’re back with another round of the hottest dancehall and reggae tunes for the week. Digging deep into this week’s new releases here are the tracks that will definitely add life to your playlists. ‘Rebel’ by Ding Dong Produced by Romeich Ent and Khalfani Records, ‘Rebel’ is a true dancehall anthem. Ding Dong stays true […]

Sashi Festival Set for a Triumphant Return in 2024 After 22-Year Hiatus

The renowned Sashi Festival, once the largest hip-hop and dancehall event globally, is set for a grand comeback in May 2024. The event, which ceased in 2002, was known for pulling massive crowds and featuring top acts from both genres. Festival creator Horace Hamilton shared insights into the festival’s past success, challenges, and the upcoming […]

Samory-I Unveils New Depths in ‘Strength’, His Latest Album

Reggae artist Samory I, renowned for hits like “Rasta Nuh Gangsta,” recently provided updates on his evolving career and introduced his latest album, ‘Strength’. The artist’s journey, marked by extensive touring in Europe and a significant focus on his family, reflects in the matured musical narratives of his work. ‘Strength’ marks a pivotal transition for […]

Reggae Reimagined: Jamaican Artists Confront the Global Shift in Their Signature Sound

In the ever-evolving tapestry of global music, a significant shift is underway in the reggae landscape. Jamaican reggae, once the unchallenged champion of the genre, now finds itself in a curious predicament, grappling with the growing influence of international bands that have embraced and redefined this quintessentially Jamaican music style. Ian Lewis, a member of […]

Beenie Man’s Iconic Track “Who Am I” Achieves Gold Status in the U.S

Jamaican Dancehall legend Beenie Man has reached a monumental milestone in his career. His hit song “Who Am I”, commonly recognized by its chorus “Sim Simma”, has been certified Gold in the United States. This achievement comes over two decades after its initial release in 1997, as confirmed by the Recording Industry Association of America […]

Dancehall Icon Ninjaman Advocates for Prison Reform in Poignant Letter to Jamaican Leadership

Renowned dancehall artist Ninjaman, currently serving a 25-year to life sentence for a 2009 murder, has issued a powerful open letter to Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Opposition Leader Mark Golding, and National Security Minister Horace Chang. The letter, a critique of the current state of Jamaica’s prison system, underscores the need for effective rehabilitation […]