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The Author Profile: Mr. Marlon continues to be a contributing writer/blogger for UK's Colourful Times (under the alias "Dj Pelau"). He's an ex-music columnist for The Beat Magazine's Musical Murder (under the alias "Mr. Marlon") for 10 years (1997-2007); a previous staff writer for HipHopSite.Com (1996-2006); a music reviews regular as part of the BPM team; and was the music editor for Unleashed Magazine (2005-2007). He's also been a music consultant for 2 specialty channels at DMX Music Inc. for 10 years (1998-2008) for their Custom Sean John Channel and the Reggae Channel. Many of his stories, reviews and features have been published when he used to be a regular contributing writer for Rolling Stone, Source, Vibe, URB, Upscale, Rappages, ATM, Jahworks.org, Earplug, and HipHopDX.com. As a resident DJ at The Standard Hotel "Rooftop Bar & Pool" Downtown Los Angeles for 3 years (2005-2008), he's also produced and co-supervised some unique themed-compilations for Petrol Records and continues to DJ throughout LA privately, for music festivals, special events or outside of LA, wherever his immaculate taste in music requires him to travel.

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Documentary: Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest




Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest Directed by Michael Rapaport A hip-hop purist’s dream come through, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest has the depth that reggae fans enjoyed from a film about the life story on the iconic Bob Marley, such as Caribbean Nights: […]






THE UPSETTER: The Life and Music of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry




If there’s ever an important message and lesson learned from this documentary film that explores 70 years in the life of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, it’s to avoid taking on more than you can handle. The message also is to invite few into your world of spiritual and monetary success, because those who don’t deserve your […]






Daara J




Daara J means ‘school of life’ and for the three young men from Senegal (N’Dango D, Aladji Man and Faada Freddy) that make up this African/Ragga Hip-Hop group, consciousness and exposing the truths of the world are the most important aspects of their musical message. Everyone in the United States correlates the roots of hip-hop […]






CD Review: Lutan Fyah, Time and Place




Lutan Fyah [Lustre Kings/AfroHypnotic] After one listen of Lutan Fyah’s latest LP release, “Time and Place,” you’ll agree that Lutan Fyah should be more than deserving of being mentioned in the same breath as other newcomers such as I Wayne and Natty King. In time, he might well fare alongside veterans such as Capleton, Sizzla […]






Steel Pulse on Tour to Support African Holocaust CD




Their latest album, African Holocaust , is one of their most politically charged releases to date. This very same album has placed them among the elite, having them nominated for a Grammy Award in the 2005 Best Reggae Album category. The band celebrates their 30th Anniversary. Just before they headed to the U.S., David […]






Reasoning with Michael Franti




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CD Review: Gregory Isaacs, Open the Door




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Mr. Marlon continues to be a contributing writer/blogger for UK's Colourful Times (under the alias "Dj Pelau"). He's an ex-music columnist for The Beat Magazine's Musical Murder (under the alias "Mr. Marlon") for 10 years (1997-2007); a previous staff writer for HipHopSite.Com (1996-2006); a music reviews regular as part of the BPM team; and was the music editor for Unleashed Magazine (2005-2007). He's also been a music consultant for 2 specialty channels at DMX Music Inc. for 10 years (1998-2008) for their Custom Sean John Channel and the Reggae Channel. Many of his stories, reviews and features have been published when he used to be a regular contributing writer for Rolling Stone, Source, Vibe, URB, Upscale, Rappages, ATM, Jahworks.org, Earplug, and HipHopDX.com. As a resident DJ at The Standard Hotel "Rooftop Bar & Pool" Downtown Los Angeles for 3 years (2005-2008), he's also produced and co-supervised some unique themed-compilations for Petrol Records and continues to DJ throughout LA privately, for music festivals, special events or outside of LA, wherever his immaculate taste in music requires him to travel.

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