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Dancehall 2007: Drama and Military Drums

Ask a dancehall fan what sounds and trends defined the music in 2007, and most would surely respond “drama.” It was a year of celebrity break-ups (Beenie Man and D’Angel), veteran returns (Buju Banton and Ninja Man), and intimidating new talent (Mavado, Busy Signal, Munga).

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  • 10/11/2007

The Man with the Shovel, Is the Man I'm Going to Marry

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  • 10/10/2007

Stones Throw and 2K Sports Bounce, Tour

New Era cap aficionados and college students, take note–your dreams are about to come true with the 2K Sports Bounce Tour. Featuring Stones Throw icons Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf, J.

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  • 10/10/2007

Klaxons Bug Out!

Where do London’s Klaxons find their influences? The Chemical Brothers? Wu Tang Clan?

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  • 10/10/2007

Pon Di Wire: Jah Cure, Junior Reid, Don Corleon

On the eve of his nearly sold-out tour, Jah Cure faces protests in the U.K. by women’s rights groups who think it is inappropriate that Cure has regained his celebrity status so soon after his release from prison. Campaigner Paulette Coombs commented to The Guardian: “He is able to move on with his life.

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The Bomb

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  • 10/09/2007

Flying Lotus Releases, Attacks

On October 2, Flying Lotus' Warp debut Reset hit the streets. But unlike most EPs, this bleep-heavy offering is being celebrated with Attack, an interactive videogame set to Lotus’ spacey hip-hop. Available through the producer’s website, Attack is essentially a recreation of Space Invaders, with the ability to send missles flying into weird pyramids, ghosts, and the occasional dusty star.

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  • 10/09/2007

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