Tag : New York City

VP Records Stages Free Concert at Central Park Summerstage

Hip-hop’s ties to the Jamaican soundsystem tradition of the 1960s are well established – via the early experiments of Jamaican expat Clive “Kool Herc” Campbell in the South Bronx. The cultural conversation between Jamaica and New York continued through the decades, spawning a New York reggae scene that launched multiple careers and countless street music anthems, many breaking through in the 1990s, when mainstream radio and the major labels saw…

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