Tag : Dancehall

Jamaicans.com – Premiere Destination for Music and Culture

  From its inception in 1995, Jamaica’s music has been an important part of Jamaicans.com, the premier online community for those interested in all things Jamaica. In 2021, reflecting its importance, Jamaicans.com was recognized for preserving and promoting Jamaica’s music with an award from the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA}. Founder Xavier Murphy was also honored by the City of Miami Gardens in Florida in 2021 at the city’s Reggae…

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Industry Focus: James Harper From Reggae Roast

  James popular event Reggae Roast has become a hot-spot for people who want chill vibes while enjoying a social night out.  The UK based promoter speaks to us about how he got started and where he’s going next. VP:  How did you get your start in the business? J:  Reggae Roast started in a pub in Kentish Town in 2007. I had the idea to combine Sunday roast with…

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Industry Focus with Romario English

Romario English, known professionally as Romieikon, is a Jamaican dancehall influencer, producer and songwriter. Beginning his career in the latter years of the 2000 decade, where he pursed being a disco-jock under the moniker ‘DJRomiie’ while attending Cornwall College high school in Montego-Bay St James. He released his first official project World Tour Riddim’ in partnership with Khary ‘Xx3eme’ Cammock in 2016 under his entertainment company – British Linkz LLC…

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Happy Birthday Shabba Ranks!

By:  Natasha Von Castle   Happy Birthday Shabba Ranks (January 17th)! Shabba Ranks is undeniably one of the most popular figures in Dancehall.  His celebrated rise to fame and still reigning tenure as one of the most sought-after artists makes him one of the most respected legends of the genre. Over the years, Shabba has earned crossover successes with R&B and Hip-Hop collaborations with Johnny Gill and KRS One as…

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NEW GEAR for the New Year for Intence

By:  Natasha Von Castle NEW GEAR For The New Year! Breaking Dancehall artist Intence kicks off 2022 with an introspective new single and video launched on New Year’s Day. In “NEW GEAR,” Intence speaks out of yearning, frustration, and the personal striving that has put him at the top of the deejay list in Jamaica. The music video plays on the songs thoughtful nature, juxtaposing images of the deejay and…

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Spice Takes Her Dancehall Reign From Reality TV to the GRAMMYs

(repost from Essence.com) Only a handful of days into 2021, and Spice is already on top of the world. A Grammy nomination under her belt, a nod from none other than forever-POTUS Barack Obama, and a groundbreaking new song on the way. Amid a climate that finds most Love & Hip Hop alumni spending most of their days arguing amongst themselves on social media rather than making strides in the…

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