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In Los Angeles, Memorial Day weekend belongs to the UCLA Jazz Reggae festival which evolved from a small showcase to, today, a huge weekend extravaganza with top headliners in the music industry.

Lupe Fiasco headlines Jam Day on May 29th with other performances by Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Pharoahe Monch, Bilal and more. Attendees will get to enjoy Steel Pulse on Reggae Day, along with Gyptian, Tanya Stephens, and The Wailing Souls.

The festival is also very lucrative for small businesses which get to display their wares, crafts, and food as vendors at the event which welcomes thousands of people each year.


Rapper Nas recently spoke on the “great inspiration” Jamaican cultural icon Bob Marley has been to him in his own career.

“Bob Marley’s impact is unmatched by any artist, ever. He stands alone like Beethoven. Like Stevie Wonder. Like Michael Jackson. He owns his block. There’s been nothing like him. There will be nothing like him,” said Nas. “And we don’t’ realize how old Bob would have been [if] he was alive today. He probably would have been what 70-something? But his music is timeless and it’s been a great inspiration to me and I had the honor to work with his kids: Damian, Stephen Marley, and meet a lot of his children.”

Nas also shared that he plans on working with Damian Marley on yet another project.  In May 2010, the two artists released the joint album Distant Relatives.  Nas and Damian have also performed tracks from the Distant Relatives album on Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Their tour for the album has taken them throughout the U.S. and overseas.

Courtesy: Hip Hop DX

Nicki Minaj

Serani   Pleasure

Denyque    Jugglin Hearts

Sean Paul    Hey ya

Elephant man    Dis gone

Beenie man    Dance & killy dem

Chan Dizzy    When the rain fall

Daville    End of the day

Barrington Levy ft Shaggy Only you (remix)

Gyptian ft Nikki Minaj  Hold yuh (remix)

KC Jockey ft Nikki Minaj    Your love (remix)

Sean Paul    She wanna be down

Lady Saw    Secret

Dan Beats    Man nuh kind

Won J    Speechless

King Mee    Ain’t about you

Luciano    Far I

Cocoa T    Children of the ghetto

Little Twitch    Respect due

Nicodemus    Father jungle rock

Busta Rhymes    (interview re: machete)

Demarco ft Busta Rhymes    Hustler

Alaine    Come dance with me


Tarrus Riley

Damian Marley & Nas    Count your blessings

Damian Marley & Nas    Dispear

Damian Marley & Nas    Patience

Taddy P ft Mackie Conscious    Leave the crunbs alone

Toussaint    Root in the modern time

Queen Ifrica    Times like these

Tarrus Riley    Who s responsible

Tasha T    New day

Tony Tuff     Can t stand it

Elephant man    Let me be the man

Sean Paul    Beat of my heart

Denyque    Juggling hearts

Natel    Miles away

DJ Chris    You got it going on

KC Jockey ft. Nikki Minaj    Your love

Drake ft Shaggy  (remix)    Find your love

Rasani    Love zone

Danglin    Excuse me miss

Sugar Minott    Danger in your eyes

Serani    Pleasure

Mr Vegas    She s a  cutie

Mr Harding    Circus instrumental

Beenie man    Dance & killy dem

Dadi P ft.  Erupt    Get out the way

Friendlyness ft. I sax    H.I.M. goodness


Sugar Minott (Rest in peace)

Upsetters    Black Pants

Upsetters    Kaya

Upsetters    Ape man skank

Sizzla    Sail on

Damian Marley & Nas    Promised land

Damian Marley & Nas    Africa must awake

Toussaint    Be you

Pressure    Be what you want

Queen Ifrica    Times like these

Tasha T    New day

I Octane    My life

Kenyatta Fire    Keep off my enemies

Mackie Conscious ft Taddy P    Leave the crumbs alone

Denroy Morgan    Ill do anything for you

Da’ville    End of the day

Denyque    Supergirl

Jah Cure    Every corner i turn

Lady Saw    Secret love

Danglin    Excuse me miss

Beres Hammond  I feel good

Rasani    Love zone

Luciano    Jah is my navigator

Sugar Minott    No one

Beres Hammond    Give it all you’ve got



Bob Marley/Wailers    Sun is shining

Bob Marley/Wailers    Kaya

Bob Marley/Wailers    Rebel music

Morgan Heritage    Mission in progress

Morgan Heritage     Jah seed

Morgan Heritage    Jah comes first

Damian Marley/Nas    Promised land

Inword    Know Jah

Lucky Dube    Crying games

Gramps    Wash away the tears

Cedric the entertainer    reggae

Pressure    Be what you want

Niyorah    Feel your presence

Tony Curtis    My god is real

Toussaint    Be you

Tasha T  interview

Tasha T    New day

Queen Ifrica    Times like these

Tarrus Riley    Who’s responsible

Assasssin    Something got to give (raw version)

Maxi Priest    Perfect love

Lady Saw    Secret

Jah Cure    Every corner i turn

Denyque    Supergirl


Damian Marley/Nas    As we enter

Damian Marley/Nas    Nah mean

Damian Marley/Nas    Land of promise

Sizzla    Simplicity

Sizzla    Bless up

Garnett Silk    Kingly character

Dean Fraser    City life instrumental

Tarrus Riley    Who’s responsible

Queen Ifrica    Times like these

Bob Marley    Buffalo soldier

Heptones    Equal rights

Half Pint    Mr Landlord

Peter Metro    Police inna england

Tonto Irie    Girlie girlie

Little John    Clarks booty

Vybz Kartel    Clarks

Vybz Kartel    Clarks again

Cedric the entertainer    “reggae interlude”

Timeka Marshall    Sweet vibes

Chino    Phone gallis

Kenyatta Fire    Keep off my enemies

Assassin    Somethings got to give

Michael Jackson    They don’t really care about us

Damian Marley/Nas/Kanaan    Tribes at war

Isax/Treson    Human rights

Gramps    Wash away the tears

Tasha T    New day