Rude Girl Rocks: Meet The 83-year-old Reggae Matriarch Who Brought Jamaican Music to the World!

From The When it comes to Jamaican music, Patricia Chin has heard it all. The 83-year-old, known as “Miss Pat”, has been a fixture of the island’s music industry for over 60 years. Today she runs VP Records, the world’s largest reggae music and distribution company, making her a crucial music mogul for the island’s music. DJ Kool Herc, who along with his sister Cindy Campbell is considered the…

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Dancehall Legend Tanya Stephens Helping Build Home For Single Mothers!

Tanya Stephens says she will be helping build homes for single mothers. Reggae/dancehall legend Tanya Stephens has joined the latest project of the Food For The Poor (FFTP) ‘Tan Ah Yuh Yard’ campaign. The Mission of the FFTP is partially to provide shelter for families. On Tuesday, the dancehall entertainer hopped the train to assist in the construction of a home for a single mother of five. Stephens told the Star, “I…

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Yellowman’s Song “Mr. Chin” In The Movie ‘Boogie!’

Original King of the Dancehall, Yellowman, has had his song “Mr. Chin” placed in the movie Boogie. Directed by Eddie Huang and distributed by Focus Features, Boogie is a film about Alfred “Boogie” Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, N.Y., who dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boogie must find a way…

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Reggae Star Alborosie Creates Dub Plug-In for Music Producers, Engineers!

Reggae star Alborosie creates a Dub plug-in allowing creators an authentic dub sound reminiscent of the sound created in the early era of Dub. Partnering with Audio Thing, the Filter, Echo, Spring by Alborosie (also known as Alborosie Dub Station) comes straight from the heart of Jamaica’s most prolific music community, Waterhouse in Kingston, Jamaica. In creating the plug-in, Alborosie and Audio Thing sampled, analyzed, and carefully recreated the original…

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Bunny Wailer – Life In Pictures

The Guardian newspaper in the UK has created a pictoral essay entitled ‘Bunny Wailer Life in Pictures.’ Take a look at Bunny’s career – from his earliest days with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, to his successful solo career of performance and songwriting.

Toots Hibberts Wins GRAMMY For Best Reggae Album!

(reshared from Toots and the Maytals won Best Reggae Album today at the 2021 Grammy Awards. Got to Be Tough was released just days before the death of Frederick Nathaniel “Toots” Hibbert at age 77. The Maytals won the award over Buju Banton, Skip Marley, Maxi Priest, and the Wailers. It marks the second Grammy win for Toots and the Maytals after they won Best Reggae Album for True…

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