Dancehall

The Rise of Dancehall Culture in Japan

Words by Kristal Roberts When you think of patois-speaking people slow grinding or fast whining to dancehall grooves, you most likely picture Jamaica, but you may be surprised to learn you can find a similar scene in Japan. While genres like J-po...

Summer Blaze: 5 Tunes for the Heat

We ready fi di summa! Unforgettable parties, cool drinks and romance….. while these good vibes don’t fully encapsulate the season, they make it more bearable in conjunction with the sweltering heat. And of course, music is the catalyst and a reminder...

Nick Cannon Movie ‘King of the Dancehall’ Shooting in JA

Words by Nneka Samuel Nick Cannon, the consummate multihyphenate actor, musician and television host, can now add “director” to his growing list of credits. In recent months Cannon has been spotted throughout Jamaica, casting and prepping for the up...

Up and Coming Singjay “X-amount” Caah Count

Words by Nneka Samuel Fresh off the heels of his new single, “Shock Mi,” New York born and bred singjay X-amount, aka Gus Knight III, has opened for hit acts like Lady Saw and Baby Cham. Armed with unshakeable enthusiasm and tremendous sense of self...

Major Lazer’s Prepares New Album, ‘Peace is the Mission’

Words by Tremayne St. Kitts In their usual eclectic fashion, Major Lazer has cooked up another melting pot of dance-heavy rhapsodies on their upcoming project, Peace is the Mission. The opening acts — Lean On, Roll di Bass and Night Riders...

VidPost: Mash It Up

Expect nothing less but good vibes. Miami songstress Kat Dahlia alongside JA's own Nyanda (Brick & Lace) and The Kemist blaze it up inna di dancehall with the big tune, "Mash It Up." Production by Black Lion and female producer, The Wi...

Reggae Girl About Town: Ms. Reshma B Cultivates Statement Jewlery

When it comes to the goings-on of reggae and dancehall events, Ms. Reshma B is certainly no stranger. As a reggae correspondent, broadcaster, DJ and regular radio guest on “The Rum Shop” with Eddie Nestor (BBC London), her expertise lies well in cove...