Reggae Grammy

Posted: February 9, 2010 in charts, dancehall, Music, entertainment, radio, reggae, roots
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The 2010 Grammy’s award for Best Reggae Album went to Stephen Marley for the brilliant and clever acoustic remixed version of ‘Mind Control’, the same album that captured the “G” two years prior….in it’s orignal version!  Dat rasta man good, mayne!!!

Mr. Stephen, the 2010 Grammy award winner for Best Reggae album, Marley was up against notable heavyweights in the category such as Buju Banton (Rasta Got Soul), Sean Paul (Imperial Blaze) (he ‘posed to be here dis munt), the ever cool ruler, don Gregory Isaacs (Brand New Me), and Stephen’s (half) brother Julian, for the awesome Awake long player.  Ironically, Mr. Stephen, the 2010 Grammy award winner for Best Reggae album, Marley had a hand in production on that album as well.

Big bro.,  Ziggy Marley, repped for the fam with his ‘Family Time’ album, winning a Grammy for Best Musical Album for Children.  Ziggy has won 5 Grammy awards overall.  However, the other 4 were for ‘Best Reggae Album’.  Son won dat joint ’bout fo’ times since 19 89.  Yo, dem man yah really study how fi guh ‘roun de Grammy ting fi tru or wah?!?

This year 39 artists submitted albums for consideration.  Eligibility ranged between October 1, 2008 to August 31, 2009.  The actual 2010 Grammy ceremony was held January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California at the Staples Centre….daz downtown, ya’ll.  The final 5 albums that made the cut were Rasta Got SoulBuju Banton [Gargamel Music, Inc.]; Brand New MeGregory Isaacs [Tad’s Record]; AwakeJulian Marley [Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic]; Mind Control: AcousticStephen Marley [Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic] and Imperial BlazeSean Paul [VP/Atlantic].

Other nominees included: The Aggrolites, Anthony B, Benaissa, Ce’cile, De Apostle, Easy Star All-Stars, Lutan Fyah, Terry Ganzie, Gyptian, Inner Circle, Gregory Isaacs, The Itals, Jah Cure, John Brown’s Body, Kronik, Lady G , Terry Linen, Mavado, Mishka, Fantan Mojah, Prezident Brown, Queen Ifrica, Rebelution, Tarrus Riley, Sizzla, Mikey Spice, T.O.K., Shango Trex, Glen Washington and Westbound Train

In addition, various artist compiltions such as Chemistry Riddim, The Hit List, National Pride, Reggae Gold 29 and Reggae Jammin Vol. 1


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