Buju Banton’s Gargamel Music drops its new compilation, Buju Banton Presents: Jamrock Classics Vol. 1, this week. The collection features new tunes from Pinchers, George Nooks, Terror Fabulous, Ghost, Jah Cure, Yami Bolo, Tony Curtis, and Lutan Fyah. The album features a clutch of classic backing music, including the Stallag, This Magic Moment, and Three Blind Mice riddims.
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Of all the MySpace bulletins we received this morning at the XLR8R office, the one about Canadian rapper Buck 65 auctioning his stage vinyl on eBay was the most surprising. Not that artists can't sell things to the masses via that site, but Buck was pretty emphatic about the record's worth and glory, not to mention the fact that he wants fans to "pay top dollar for it" and to "support a good cause: suffering weirdo musician."
From the man himself:
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With an aural arsenal of punk rhythms, white noise, and screeching guitars, not to mention a few electro flavors, Does it Offend You, Yeah? has kept busy this year further blurring the boundary between rock and dance music (not that there's much of a boundary to blur these days). The Reading, England-based trio will head Stateside at the end of July to show off their chops in the live setting, with a handful of dates in the U.S. and Canada. Their tour mates? Read more »
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