Category Archives: Reggae

Only Time I’m Ever Posting a Trip-Hop Track

Audio Sports – Return to 1 More (from Era of Glittering Gas 1992) Getting into Boredoms back in high school was when music got really fun for me. Me and Yamatsuka Eye go back like car seats, and this Audio … Continue reading

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Go Go Yardies

Backyard Band – Reggae In The Yard (from Jungle Music 2000) Seems as though some Go Go bands in DC are also known for doing whole Regg’Go sets, not sure if this is a new thing or what. I have … Continue reading

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People People Still Wanna Cuss Cuss

Cuss Fix Riddim (2009) Cuss Cuss was first preformed by Lloyd Robinson in 1969 and since has been one of the most versioned riddims in Jamaican history. The 80s Roots Radics version was actually the first early Dancehall song I … Continue reading

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MC is My Ambishan

Magnolia Slim – How Ya Figga (from Hype Enough Records Compilation 1999) New Orleans Rap that samples Sister Nancy? I’m sold.

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Prince Buster – Sister Big Stuff (from Sister Big Stuff 1972) I got a pretty big soft spot for Reggae/Rocksteady covers, even Buster’s cover of Bridge Over Troubled Water from this same album, which is one of the corniest songs … Continue reading

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Smokey Robinson/Smoke and Then Rob Some Men

K’naan, J Period, Kardinal Offishall, General Steele, and Baja – Belly Full (from The Messengers EP 2009) Strangely, pretty much every song by Somalian ex-pat now Toronto resident K’naan that I’ve heard I really like, yet I’ve heard maybe five … Continue reading

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Movin On Out…

The Pioneers – Ghetto (from Pusher Man 1978) “And we’re checkin’, checkin’ out…of the ghetto“ Summer is almost over but it’s hooks like this that keep Reggae in my headphones until about October, and then again when I want to … Continue reading

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From Pot to Pots, and Back to Blunts

The Mighty Diamonds – Pass the Kouchie (from Pass the Kouchie 1982) On paper, Musical Youth’s infamous cover of the Mighty Diamonds’ pipe passing song was actually about passing a dutch oven, a common cooking pot used by poor Jamaicans. … Continue reading

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Duppies 101

So I think it’s about time for me to elaborate on the mysterious Duppy, something I’ve been rambling about on this here blog. This is only the start of your education, a continuing guide to Duppy awareness so you too … Continue reading

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I Fear no Pestilence

Buju Banton – Murderer (from Wake Up Show Freestyles vol 1 2001) Man, before the other day I hadn’t heard this great Buju joint since like 8th grade. It wasn’t till a few years later that I really got into … Continue reading

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