News just came in that Captain Barkey was shot dead in the Bronx yesterday. Known for his 90s hits ‘Go Go Wine’ and ‘Bun fi Bun’, Barkey had just finished a tour with his long-time collaborator Wickerman. RIP. Check this original footage of his clash with Ninjaman from ’06.
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For those that don’t know Digital Soundboy is a UK-based record label that houses a range of top bass talent including Donaeo, Breakage, MC Stamina and label boss and Jungle legend Shy FX.
Every month DSB do a show on London’s Rinse FM, and a few shows back they had a 90′s ragga special . . . → Read More: Ragga Radio
Like many of dancehall’s successful duos, Bounty Killer and the Bounty Hunter (aka Ninjaman) haven’t always had a smooth relationship. Having shared a handful of clash stages, this is the only readily available collab between the pair – ‘Bwoy Nuh Run’, a gunman tune recorded at Jammy’s in 1993. It later got released by . . . → Read More: Reggae Duos: Bounty Killer & Ninjaman
The Gorgon is back and doing new tunes, dubs and TV interviews. In this feature with Jamaican show, DWRAP, he talks about his beef with Sting, working with Kiprich, fellow jailmate Vybz Kartel and the state of the clash today…
‘I am the creator of clash in the dancehall’
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This month has almost been so packed with new music it was hard to compress it to just 10 songs. Here are *some* of the latest and greatest:
1) Ninjaman & Kiprich – The Gorgon Is Back
Don number one: the Gorgon is finally out of jail and apparently recording dubs like a madman. . . . → Read More: April Chart
Spliffington drew our attention to this short documentary made by a Canadian channel, a great 9 minutes of footage from Jamaican festivals Sumfest, Sunsplash & World Music festival between ’82 and ’97, featuring snippets of Rita Marley, The English Beat and The Grateful Dead but more importantly Ninjaman, Shabba Ranks, Lady Saw, Beenie Man . . . → Read More: Jamaican Festivals on Film