Photos by Lee Abel, reggaeportraits. com Gregory Isaacs — a legend in his own time, one of the most popular and versatile reggae singers of the late-Seventies, and the smooth-voiced dancehall crooner behind the genre’s landmark 1982 LP Night Nurse — passed away the morning of October 25, 2010 at his London home following a year-long […]
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Profile: Brittany Somerset, Jamerican-At-Large, has been writing about and photographing Jamaica for over a decade. She is a contributor to various publications from High Times to The New York Times and her images are represented by Corbis.
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Virgin Islands native Benny Demus, infamous for being the kilt-wearing, fire-breathing, mohawk-sporting selector for Akon and Rock City, recently dropped his Ben In Black Mixtape, and, no, he isn’t spinning; he’s rapping, with the raspy growl of an angry, caged animal. While it is difficult for some DJs and selectors to evolve without being typecast, […]
Unlike the hypocritical rhetoric of some backpack rappers that preach black empowerment during performances to all white audiences, in places like Norway, because they can’t pull a crowd on their home turf, Smif and Wessun are the real deal. Their first album Dah Shinin’, released in January 1995, debuted in the top 5 on the […]