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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

Multiple Grammy winning artiste Ziggy Marley alongside Tuff Gong Worldwide presents “Dancehall Originators Vol. 1”, a new series of dance hall reggae albums designed paying homage to groundbreaking, original artistes that paved the way for dance hall artists today.  Released on February 2nd, the compilation album features music from Chaka Demus, Yellow Man and Buju Banton among others.  Track list after the jump.

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A firm fixture on the Barbadian entertainment calendar, the Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival announced the dates for this year’s festival at a press conference yesterday. 

‘Reggae On The Hill’ is scheduled for April 25 this year. This is the third and last event for the Reggae Festival which starts off on April 18 with Reggae On The Beach followed by the Vintage Reggae Show and Dance on April 23.

This year’s headliners for the Festival include Maxi Priest, Richie Spice, Busy Signal, Tarrus Riley, Luciano, Marcia Griffiths, Konshens and Mr. Vegas.


Bigga for Haiti

Posted: February 9, 2010 in radio, reggae, roots
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Following the earthquake that struck near Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Walkup Records and veteran reggae artist Bigga Haitian have announced that they will give all proceeds from online sales of “I Am A Haitian”, taken from his Sak Pasé album to Yéle Haiti to aid in the relief efforts there. Bigga Haitian was born “Charles Dorismond” in Haiti before moving to the United States as a child, but he has always exhibited love for his native country in his music, starting with his first song over twenty years ago,

“Haiti A Weh Mi From” and continuing through today with “I Am A Haitian”.

Speaking on the current situation in Haiti, Bigga says, “I feel like I need to do something and this is what I have to offer”. Bigga’s concerns are both national and personal: “It is a tragedy, so many people suffering. I haven’t been able to get through to family down there.”

Walkup Records co-founder Brett Smith added, “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this disaster. We are humbled to join with Bigga in his efforts on behalf of the Haitian people.”

“I Am A Haitian” is now available for digital download at iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody – anywhere music is sold online.  All proceeds from sales of this track will go directly to the relief effort.

Source: United Reggae

Montreal’s own Bad news Brown, will open for Sean Paul in Toronto. Not sure if the line-up will be the same for the Montreal show.

I’m known as the Hip-Hop guy who’ll take the harmonica and rip that show to shreds…” – Bad News Brown.

Tru dat.  Bad News Brown is a multi-talented urban artist from Montreal Canada with crazy skills on the harmonica.  He’ s also a rapper and singer whose released a variety of work throughout the years.  A few of the names he’s been associated with include a wide array of entertainers like Nas, De La Soul, Cypress Hill, Ice T,  Aerosmith, The Eagles, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Ludacris, Snoop, Ciara, John Legend, Lil Jon, Jadakiss… you get the idea.

His latest release is “Touch Her Body”.

The Toronto show…read the flyer…


mystic-dub-08Upstate Reggae on the River, Inc, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization is organizing a series of fund raisers for Haiti Relief Fund including Greenergy Productions, LLC’s third annual Hudson River Eco Reggae & World Music Festival.  The all day family event is slated for August 21, 2010, Croton Point Park, Croton on Hudson, NY.

Henry Turner Jr., based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, President of Hit City Records and Founder of Henry Turner, Jr. and Flavor (more…)