Marleys produce Wayne Marshall album (The Jamaica Star)
Reggae artiste Damian Marley is gearing up to release his first musical project in the capacity of producer. The son of late reggae legend Bob Marley is revealed to have been the mastermind behind the production of Wayne Marshall’s soon to be released studio album True Colours.
‘The Silk Road’ Continues (Jamaica Gleaner)
Garnet Jr begins his musical journey
Garnett Silk’s youngest son wants to be a part of maintaining the legacy of his father.
According to the 17-year-old who recently collaborated with Black Judah to release his debut single Tired of Running, his aim is to continue daddy’s legacy and carve out a name for himself in the reggae industry.
“I am going to pick up the baton where my father left off and run with it. His work was unfinished and his fans want to hear more, so I am going to carry on the legacy,” he said.
Sean Paul releases Tomahawk Technique in the US (Jamaicansmusic.com)
On September 18th 2012, Sean Paul unveiled his latest project, Tomahawk Technique on Atlantic/VP record label to fans in the U.S. The 12 track album features pre-released singles such as “Got 2 Luv U” with Alexis Jordan which peaked at #1 on Swiss charts, “She doesn’t Mind” and “Hold On”, both of which have also appeared on top 10 charts worldwide. Sean Paul also recent released a collaboration with Pop/RnB sensation Kelly Rowland entitled “How Deep Is Your Love” found amongst the 12.
New Faces: Hollie Cook (The Telegraph)
James Lachno talks to reggae singer Hollie Cook about her rock ‘n’ roll father – Paul Cook from the Sex Pistols – and supporting the Stone Roses.
You Rate It: Tommy Lee’s “Goathead” Video (LargeUp.com)
If you follow dancehall, you’ve probably heard about Bounty Killer’s recent comments about Tommy Lee Sparta, and his “Gothic Dancehall” style. Lee has now issued his response in the form of the new single “Goathead,” going after the Grung Gaad with a statement even stronger than we’d imagined. Tommy Lee’s emergence as dancehall’s hot-button artist has been swift and, up until now, he’s avoided clashing. In fact, when I met him this summer he intimated to me that the intent of his demonic lyrics is to serve as a warning for other artists to stay far from him, rather than to be taken literally. It will be interesting to see if he’s cut out for this clashing thing, when Bounty inevitably responds. Now that all eyes in dancehall are on him, many people will be coming for him, even his own camp.
Preview: Macka B + Mad Professor (The Prague Post)
Back in 2009 at Prague’s Lucerna Music Bar, Macka B and his Royal Roots Band drove the crowded dance floor to the mango heights of reggae celebration. While his band expertly navigated the timeless reggae musical narrative on every thump, Macka B added soulful vocals to such tunes as “Wha me eat,” “Ganga Woman” and “More Knowledge.” No one could call reggae dead after that gig.
Ballyhoo! and Tribal Seeds land at Rehab (FSUNews)
On Sunday Sept. 23, San Diego-based reggae band Tribal Seeds and Baltimore punk-rock, reggae band Ballyhoo! will play at Rehab.
Tribal Seeds is led by brothers Steven Jacobo, who writes lyrics and sings and keyboardist Tony-Ray Jacobo, who writes the music, along with members guitarist Tony Navarro, bassist Victor Navarro, drummer Carlos Verdugo and percussionist Jose Rodriguez.