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This is Why Bob Marley wrote “War”, The Best Protest Song

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Bob Marley, the Jamaican Superstar who was born in 1945 and died in 1981, Bob is credited as the one who took Reggae music to many places across the globe. The Reggae music genre, started in Jamaica, during the 1960’s and eventually made its way to many other countries.  In 1976 his song ‘War’ was recorded with the Wailers and featured on the album ‘Rastaman Vibrations’, it is seen as a protest song as there were a number of oppressive situations in the world at the time and Marley even wrote about the leadership of some countries. The lyrics were partially inspired by a speech that was made by the Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie, when he saw the Italian aggression against his people. Marley appreciated the speech and added it when he did a rehearsal locally with the Wailers; before he took it a step further and used the speech for the …

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Spouse of Reggae Legend Bunny Wailer Reported Missing

Spouse of Reggae Legend Bunny Wailer Reported Missing

Jean Watt, the 70-year-old spouse of Neville “Bunny Wailer” Livingstone, has been reported missing since Saturday, May 23. Watt, who is known as “Sister Jean” is dreadlocked, about five feet three inches tall, and was wearing a black top, brown bottom and sandals when she was last seen in Washington Gardens, St Andrew on Saturday, May 23. In a message posted on Facebook today, the family shared their a prayer: “Starting the day with a prayer for the Livingston family that Sister Jean is found today. Meditating positively that she is being cared for by ones, who don’t know who she is, but will by the outpouring of support and interest for the Hon Bunny Wailer that it will all come together”. “Hail Jah Rastafari, someone I love is missing and my thoughts are racing into fear and panic. I surrender all of my fearful thoughts to you”. “I call …

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Swizz Beats hints at Ding Dong against Elephant Man Verzuz battle

Swizz Beats hints at Ding Dong against Elephant Man Verzuz battle

Since the showdown between Bounty Killer and Beenie Man on Saturday’s edition of the online clash Verzuz, the question has been, who will be the next Jamaican acts to take to the platform?  Co-creator of the platform, American producer Swizz Beatz has given a possible hint as to who from Jamaica is being considered. Speaking on Instagram Live with local dancer turn artiste, Ding Dong, Swizz Beatz mentioned a clash between Ding Dong and the energy god, deejay Elephant Man.  Swiss Beatz then asked viewers to post Jamaican flags if they wanted a Ding Dong – Elephant Man Verzuz to be a reality. People will definitely be looking forward to this match as our entertainment fraternity is still basking from Bounty Killer and Beenie Man clash, which saw viewership figures skyrocketing to over 470,000 during the near three-hour live stream that was even interrupted briefly by a visit from the local police. 

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These are the Top 20 Reggae/Dancehall Songs on iTunes

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These are 20 of the 100 most popular reggae songs that were downloaded on iTunes over the past week. The top reggae songs chart included ska, dancehall, dub and roots reggae. If you want to download the music you need Apple’s iTunes player installed on your device. The Chart is updated every day and the music is available on Amazon and iTune. The Chart for the most popular reggae songs and best selling on iTunes was updated for the last time at 11:29 pm on Sunday, May 24, 2020 and below are the results.  The Top 20 Reggae Songs: 1. Banana featuring Shaggy (DJ Fle- Minisiren Remix by Conkarah, released on May 14, 2020 in the Reggae Genre 2. Laxed (Siren Beat) by Jawsh 685, in the Reggae genre it was released on April 24, 2020. 3. Three Little Birds by Bob Marley &The Wailers. Reggae Genre, released on the 3rd of …

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Swizz Beats Says Dancehall took Verzuz to another level

Swizz Beats Says Dancehall took Verzuz to another level

The creators of Verzuz says the show will never be the same again following the record-breaking performance by dancehall acts Bounty Killer and Beenie man on Saturday night. “Tonight Verzuz went to the next level. Tonight was something different. Thank you for being there, thank you for Jamaica. Thank you for allowing us to switch the format. Allowing us to switch the vibe. This might be my favourite Verzuz, I can’t lie. Tonight was a level, tonight was a bar. This was a real clash. Tonight was the first time in a long time that I cried,” Swizz Beatz told a global audience on Instagram Live immediately after the clash of event. “Me and Timbaland might have to reset the bar… Jamaica which is thought of as a third world country represented as leaders in the world with almost 500,000 people I cried. We had the world in the building …

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Shaggy Rallys For Bounty & Beenie to get US Visa & Work Permit

Following the epic Verzuz battle between dancehall legends Bounty Killer and Beenie Man on Saturday night fellow artiste and reggae/dancehall superstar, Shaggy is advocating for both artistes to get back their visa so they can travel. The ‘Mr. Lover Lover’ hit-maker believes it is a shame that these two giants of the genre that can really put dancehall where it truly belongs are unable to travel to the US which is one of the biggest markets for dancehall. The online battle between the two dancehall giants was covered by major online platforms such as Billboard, CNN, BET, VIBE, Revolt and many others. It also saw some of the biggest name celebrities in the international music industry joining it. In a post made to his Instagram page, “it’s about time we rally and push the powers at be to free up these artist allow them traveling visas, work permits so they …

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Skip Marley first Ja-born artiste to top Billboard Adult R&B Chart

Skip Marley continues to extend his family legacy by charting his way into the music history books. Skip’s R&B collaboration ‘Slow Down’ featuring R&B singer H.E.R, currently sits at number one on the Billboard Adult R&B Chart, making him the first Jamaican-born artiste, to ever hold the top spot on that chart. The only other Jamaican to rank on that chart, was Sean Paul back in 2006, with ‘When You Gonna Give It Up To Me,’ a collaboration with Keyshia Cole. He thanked his fans via a post on his official Instagram page and also shared that ‘Slow Down’ is also number one on Mediabase urban adult contemporary radio. With over 44 million global streams since its November 2019 release, ‘Slow Down’ is ranked as the quickest-streaming song in the Marley family history.

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Junior Reid Gives Back in the Middle of the COVID Crisis

Junior Reid Gives Back in the Middle of the COVID Crisis

Junior ‘One Blood’ Reid is reaching out to the less fortunate persons in several communities in Jamaica and the people are coming out and showing the love, as the artiste is showing that he is glad for the love of the people he received over the years. In a recent OnstageTv interview with Winford Williams, Reid explained that he took packages of necessities to many communities in the inner cities in Kingston including Water House his own community in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis. He revealed that he couldn’t sing about “One Blood” and don’t give back to the people who helped to put him where he his. His company JR Production the home of “One Blood” and a lot more songs that are out there. He wanted to show love to the single-mothers and other people who needed help. Junior Reid spoke of the love he has received …

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WATCH: Teejay, Konshens, Shenseea, Ding Dong, Tarrus Riley, Kemar Highcon, Kash and Romeich “We Rise” Video

Teejay, Konshens, Shenseea, Ding Dong, Tarrus Riley, Kemar Highcon, Kash and Romeich "We Rise" Video

Romeich and his team are seeking to help the needy in this time of need, having helped over 700 persons so far Romeich and his crew also provide some uplifting music for us to listen. Check out this the official music video for “We Rise” which features several artistes Teejay, Konshens, Shenseea, Ding Dong, Tarrus Riley, Kemar Highcon, Kash and Romeich. SOME LYRICS “this nuh have nutn fi duh with the colour a wi skin” Watch the uplifting visual below.

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Who Shot Bob Marley?

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On 3 December 1976 Bob Marley was shot at his residence and was taken to hospital. He was shot in the chest and arm by unknown assassins, and his wife and manager who were along with him seriously got injured as well. Bob Marley was scheduled to perform at a concert in two days, “Smile Jamaica”, a free concert organised by the Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley in an attempt to ease the tension between two warring political groups but this concert was not welcomed by some JLP members. The primary aim of arranging the show was to ease the tensions of the politics that had taken over Jamaica in 1976. Bob Marley was gaining fame and attention in Europe and America, and the assassination attempt on him was a shock to his millions of fans. People believe that the murder attempt happened because he promoted freedom. The assassins shot …

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