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  • interview January 17, 2017

    Four Tracks With J Boog

    J Boog is a rising star in the international reggae scene, most recently lauded with a Grammy nomination of “Best Reggae Album” for his EP, Rose Petals. Born in Compton, California and currently residing in Hawaii, J Boog is a … Read more »

  • hip-deep October 6, 2016

    State of Emergency: Reggae Reflections on Jamaica’s Partisan Politics

    Music is a powerful means of expression in Jamaica–a platform for fierce commentary, and a bellwether for the social and political climate on the island. In Jamaica, when local newspapers, broadcast media and elected representatives don’t tell the whole story, … Read more »

  • botb December 28, 2015

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Reggae in Africa–Alpha Blondy

    In our third installment of the “Best of The Beat on Afropop” mini-series on reggae in Africa, we present a feature on Ivorian star Alpha Blondy, who came to international attention in the mid-’80s. The article, by music journalist and … Read more »

  • interview August 11, 2015

    Emmanuel Jal: Between Che and Gandhi

    Emmanuel Jal is a South Sudanese rapper with a story from hell. A child soldier who fled the conflict that split Sudan into two countries, Jal emerged from his tribulations in 2004 with his first album, Gua, and gained international … Read more »

  • blog July 24, 2015

    Lee “Scratch” Perry Needs Giant Gorilla for Super Ape Tour

    Whenever dub genius Lee “Scratch” Perry needs a giant inflatable gorilla, we will always be there to help spread the word. Perry will be touring this fall across the U.S. with Dub Champions Festival in commemoration of the 40th anniversary … Read more »

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