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Robbie Shakespeare

Influential bass player and producer Robbie Shakespeare died December 8th at the age of 68. He was one-half of the production duo Sly & Robbie with drummer Sly Dunbar. Shakespeare and Dunbar both natives of Jamaica, worked together in the Channel One Studio house band The Revolutionaries. They recognized greatContinue Reading

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Ziggy Marley by Kii Arens

Ziggy Marley and the Melody Maker’s sixth album Jahmekya was released in 1991. The family-based group of Marley with his siblings Stephen, Sharon and Cedella were Grammy winners and had a previous number one hit. Their past successes did not deter them from covering new sonic ground on Jahmekya. TheyContinue Reading

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Should Kanye West have received Jamaica’s Marcus Garvey Award? Is Bounty Killer correct that it should have gone to Busta Rhymes?  Please try not to play w me. — SZA (@sza) March 12, 2021 Who is the female artist that turned down performing at The Grammys this year because sheContinue Reading

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