Tagged: dancehall


QQ’s “Tweety Bird (Turn Me On)” Simmers Dancehall Heat

Jamaica’s QQ continues a strong run this summer: “One Drop” has been a bashment staple since the temperatures cracked, and the former child dancehall star has enjoyed a rising profile with a steady stream of … read more »

POSTED July 24, 2014 6:35PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (2) TAGS: ,
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Browse Photos from Reggae Sumfest 2014: Montego Bay’s Largest Dancehall Party

Last week, we sent a photographer to the warm waters of Jamaica to capture Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay. The six days of nonstop jamming featured artists like Busy Signal, Sean Paul, Jason Derulo, Future, … read more »

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Fresh Off Beyoncé Swiping His Dance, Dancehall Prodigy QQ Drops “Jack Hammer”

Beyoncé got the streets talking when she hit the Shmoney Dance during the tri-state stops of the On The Run tour this past week, but there was another dance swipe that caught trained eyes during … read more »

POSTED July 17, 2014 12:26PM IN MP3 / STREAMS 0 Comments TAGS: ,
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Listen to Daytrip’s Trap-Influenced Resuscitation of Vybz Kartel’s “Up To The Crime”

Fact Magazine points out NYC-based production duo Daytrip, comprised of DenZ and Hugh Cosby, returned from a recent trip to Jamaica with an enviable souvenir: a dusty Vybz Kartel vocal track, theirs to revive just … read more »

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House of Marley Takes Danechall Back to its Roots in Kingston Soundsystem

The vibes flow heavy and full in “Kingston Soundsystem,” this exclusive clip from The House of Marley's new campaign The Get Together. Emphasizing the communal spirit that music brings to the often rough and rugged … read more »

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Cover Story: Popcaan Is Making Dancehall Nice Again

(click to enlarge) From the magazine: ISSUE 92, June/July 2014. This is the third of four covers from our annual Summer Music issue that we’ll be revealing this week. Hayfield, the rural village in Jamaica’s … read more »

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Mavado’s “Tie Yuh (Persian Mat)” Is All Sun, Sand, & Sweet Tings

We just debuted our Popcaan Summer Music cover story and it’s 80 degrees outside, which is all the more reason there’s dancehall blasting on both ends of the FADER offices. Fresh off his remix of … read more »

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Popcaan Shares New Single, “Love Yuh Bad”

Popcaan just released a karaoke-style video for “Love Yuh Bad,” a sexually charged infatuation anthem produced by Dre Skull that gets even better when you can read the lyrics and catch all the innuendos. Following … read more »

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Stream: Popcaan feat. Mavado, “Everything Nice (Remix)”

Popcaan‘s “Everything Nice” has got such a warm, instantly loveable hook that it’s easy to get distracted by the everything is nice refrain and forget that it’s mostly a song about hustling to get the … read more »

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Vybz Kartel Sentenced To Life In Prison

Last month, following a 65-day trial — said to be the longest in the history of Jamaica’s Circuit court — and a riotous fan protest, dancehall star and self-proclaimed World Boss Vybz Kartel was found … read more »

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