Pon di Wire: A Reggae Rewind
- Words: Tomas Palermo
Famous 1970s producer and engineer Linval Thompson (pictured), who has been busy the last several years reissuing classics from Johnny Clark, Barry Brown, Jacob Miller, and others, turns his efforts towards his first new riddims in years. LT’s lick of Diseases features cuts from Elephant Man, Turbulence, and more. Find those and all his classics at Thompson Sound JA.
Find dancehall and community news and more at Nowadayz Dancehall. Catch the latest on Elephant Man’s new single with Wyclef, or pics of Collie Budz’s recent concerts, as well as other crucial links.
Speaking of links, find more Jamaican entertainment news at One 876. This was the first source to break the news of Lutan Fyah’s public misunderstanding with Luciano, Capleton, and Anthony B, as well as the recent raid of Richie Feelings’ popular Bembe Thursday party.
Rose Royce’s beautiful, rare-groove soul ballad, “Wishing on a Star,” gets an update by female singer M’Lonie on B Rich Records Jamaica.
LinkUp Media, Inc–the largest Caribbean-owned media company in the United States–is launching LinkUp Radio ATL 1690AM, with its signature blend of music, news, and information tailored towards Atlanta's growing Caribbean population.
New York roots and foundation club DJ Queen Majesty has been quite active at gigs like Deadly Dragon Sound’s weekly Friday event Up Park Classics, Redbud’s monthly Dub Tempo, and on broadcasting on EastVillageRadio.com.
Grammy-winning artist and producer Stephen Marley notched a number one debut this week with his latest solo debut album, Mind Control (Tuff Gong/Ghetto Youths/Universal-Republic), landing atop the coveted Billboard reggae chart and the Billboard Top 40 album chart. Mos Def, Ben Harper, and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley guest star on the album.
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