Archiv für August, 2011

Dre Skull, Mastermind behind my favorite Dancehall-Album since, uhmm, forever, gets interviewed by MTV Iggy’s Jesse Serwer.

Kartel being such a master of self-promotion, what did you learn from him making this album?

Just watching him as a songwriter was pretty interesting. I don’t know that it’s a type of learning that I can apply to other things because I can’t make someone else be a songwriter like Vybz Kartel. I think he really approaches his career and his press in a very holistic way. It’s not like he does four to six songs and he goes home for the day. He’s a performance artist and his songwriting is part of his artistry. His interviews, his Twitter account, his YouTube postings are part of his artistry. To watch someone working in that way from up close is pretty interesting—watching someone who’s a total artist and intentional in what he does.

Read the whole Interview over at MTV Iggy.

Large Up‘s DJ Gravy teamed up with NYC Streetwear Shop Boundless NY own DJ Teddy King to bring you this fine throwback Mixtape, hosted by Micro Don.

Download the Mix from Divshare.

via Burden Clothing.

A while ago I’ve posted about the book “Volcano Revisited” from finish reggae enthusiats Tero Kaski & Pekka Vuorinen.

Now Roger Reggae from the berlin-based Reggae-Blog “House of Reggae” did an interview with Pekka.

How did you get into reggae and dancehall in a country that must be the complete opposite of Jamaica?

Cool runnings! We were at Cröna Lund in Stockholm when Bob Marley and the Wailers had their concert there. Capacity of the place is about 20.000 and there was over 40.000 enthusiastic Bob Marley fans! Tero had already one of the best reggae record shops in the World – but the business was slow. Coming back home from the concert we decided to educate the Finnish massive and to start a magazine.

We were cool guys from the North, so „Cool Runnings“ was the best choice for a name. Tero was a copy machine expert and knew the best ways to print a good quality fanzine. We had all Finnish reggae lovers writing to the magazine. They – Juha Vaahtera and Tapsa Piirainen for instance – were soon the best Studio One experts of the time. We had around 300 subcribers. Don’t know if they got any wiser but at least we did, the editors and the contributors.

Enjoy the whole interview via House of Reggae.

Embattled Reggae superstar, Mark “Buju Banton” Myrie is being transferred from the Pinellas County Jail in Tampa Bay, Florida to a correctional facility in Mississippi so he can commence serving his ten year prison sentence.

The internationally acclaimed singer will serve his time at the Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez, Mississippi after it was discovered that there were a shortage of beds at the Florida facility. Judge James Moody originally insisted during Buju’s sentencing that he should serve his sentence in a Florida prison but due to this technically, the Bureau of Prisons have decided to move the Grammy winning singjay.

“The judge recommended that he serve his time in Florida, but there were no beds in Miami, and the ultimate decision was made by the Bureau of Prisons. We are hopeful that when a bed opens up down here (Florida) that we can get him transferred so that it is easier on his family (and us) to see him,” David Markus, Buju’s lawyer explained. The Adams County Prison holds well in excess of 2,000 male prisoners is owned by the corrections management provider, CCA which is the fifth largest corrections service in the U.S.

Buju was originally sentenced to ten years in prison for drug related charges stemming from a December 2009 incident in which he allegedly conspired to organize a drug deal in a police controlled warehouse. Buju will not be allowed to record any new material in prison but has since implied that he would pursue a Master’s Degree in Economics & Political Science. An appeals case spearheaded by Buju’s lawyers is still on the cards; to be heard in Georgia. Markus intimated immediately following Buju’s sentence that the artiste will likely serve at most 6 years given credit for time already served & good behavior.

via Dancehall World

[Video] Serocee – Oh Na Na

Veröffentlicht: 13 August, 2011 in 4. Miscellaneous
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