Shaggy’s Boombastic Radio: The New Wave of SiriusXM

SiriusXM, the trailblazer in satellite radio, is once again at the forefront of innovation and cultural trends with the introduction of “Boombastic Radio,” curated by none other than the Grammy Award-winning dancehall legend Shaggy. This move is part of a broader rebranding and shake-up of the channel lineup, signaling SiriusXM’s commitment to staying relevant in […]

Shatta Wale: Ghana’s Dancehall Monarch Dives into the Vibrant Waters of Afrobeats

In the effervescent landscape of African music, Shatta Wale stands as a colossus. Known to his legion of fans as Ghana’s ‘dancehall king’, Shatta Wale has carved an indelible niche in the bedrock of the genre, adorning his career with an array of accolades, a relentless discography, and an ardent fanbase that rivals the most […]

Afro-Dancehall: Nigerian Star Patoranking Drops ‘World Best’ Album Featuring Dancehall Stars Beenie Man and Popcaan

Nigerian superstar, Patoranking, celebrated for his distinctive fusion of dancehall, reggae, and traces of Afrobeats, has unveiled his eagerly awaited album, “World Best,” on Sept. 6. This release marks his fourth studio album and the first since the 2020 hit, “Three.” Speaking to Rolling Stone, Patoranking elucidated that “World Best” isn’t just a title but […]

Burna Boy Heralded as African Dancehall Artiste: Says Afrobeat Has No Substance

Burna Boy’s recent remarks have created ripples in the music world, with many African news outlet positioning him as an African Dancehall artiste while simultaneously offering a sharp critique on Afrobeats. During his dialogue with “Just Being Benny”, he drew parallels between Dancehall and Afrobeats, emphasizing the depth and substance inherent in the former. Burna […]

The Changing Musical Landscape: A Wake-up Call for Jamaica’s “Traphall” Artists

The tectonic plates of the music industry are shifting. As they reposition, Afrobeat and the Latin American sounds, especially Reggaeton, rise to the surface, catching the attention of major record labels. But what does this shift mean for Jamaica, the birthplace of reggae and dancehall, and more recently, Traphall music? Traphall, a fusion of Jamaican […]

“Dem take we style!” Beenie Man alludes to Afrobeat taking over Dancehall’s unique style

Dancehall, with its deep and influential history, has undeniably been a foundational pillar for many music genres that emerged after it. Afrobeats, although unique with its West African essence, bears evident marks of Dancehall rhythms and beats. Dancehall veteran Beenie Man recently shed light on this, asserting that Afrobeats’ evolution began with artists copying and […]