Archive for the 'Reggaeton' Category

Artistes give back

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Contrary to what some may think that our artistes are just for the hype and all for themselves, over the last two decades or so, an increasing number of reggae artistes have been giving back to the society by reaching out the needy and less fortunate. Perhaps the most high-profiled is Orville Richard Burrell, aka [...]

Chino set to drop debut project

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Chino set to drop debut project

Reggae Reggae Stocks

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Reggae Reggae Stocks Levi Roots’ appearance on Dragons’ Den to promote his hot and spicy ‘Reggae Reggae’ jerk/barbeque sauce is now legendary. Dragons Peter Jones and Richard Farleigh bought into Levi’s dream of mass producing and mass marketing his sauce. Peter and Richard both offered £25,000 for 20% of the business, and a deal was [...]

Julian Marley says reggae is big, but we’re treated small

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Julian Marley says reggae is big, but we’re treated small One of the more reserved, soft-spoken members of the Marley clan, briefly stepped out of his comfort zone a few days ago, to voice deep concern over the direction in which certain players have taken Reggae music. According to Julian Marley, efforts of some people [...]

Raised by the People

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

Raised by the People On his debut solo album, Raised by the People, New York-based crooner/rapper Notch is a sonero, by definition a well-trained songsmith in the prime of his career. He´s already endured a strange musical journey; from his days in the reggae duo Born Jamerican to his later dancehall days to his latest [...]

Reggaeton’s unrealized dream

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Reggaeton’s unrealized dream Reggaeton, the sexy and inescapable Latin hip-hop style that many said would transform Latin music, has hit a plateau. The question is whether it’s the leveling off before it falls off the music map, or a necessary breather before it vaults to new heights. In 2005, Daddy Yankee’s Gasolina was burning up [...]

Rakell takes on reggae

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

Rakell takes on reggae Reggaeton performer Rakell Sa wasn’t satisfied with just listening to Jamaican music . She wanted to drench herself in it. The 23-year-old visited Jamaica early last year and decided to make the island her home.

Baby Cham: Shares His Ghetto Story

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Baby Cham: Shares His Ghetto Story With the weather getting warmer, and Sean Paul having the number one single in the country earlier this year, dancehall is poised to endure a long, successful summer. This time around, however, the spotlight is fixed upon Baby Cham, whose single, “Ghetto Story,” has steadily climbed the charts and [...]

Dunbar brings reggaeton to Anchorage

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Dunbar brings reggaeton to Anchorage Born in New York to a Puerto Rican mother and a Jamaican father, and raised in Manhattan, Washington Heights and Harlem, Huey Dunbar was bound to have some stories to tell.

When the fad goes fizzle

Friday, April 21st, 2006

When the fad goes fizzle Reggaeton may be running out of gasolina. Radio stations that flocked to the thumping Latino hip-hop style have seen their ratings slip in recent weeks. In at least three markets — Las Vegas, Dallas and Miami — stations that gambled on the music’s growing popularity have since switched back to [...]