You know we’re fans of Shabba round here, and this week Dancehall Emperor hit the news on his return to Jamaica from NYC, after being gone but not forgotten for nearly 10 years. Bombarded by fans as he hit the island to perform at Sumfest for the 50th anniversary celebrations, he told interviewers why . . . → Read More: The Return of Shabba
Dem Bow. Dancehall’s Amen Break. It is impossible to gauge how important the Dem Bow Riddim is to the evolution of popular music, and nowhere is this riddim more important than in Spanish speaking nations.
Reggaeton as we now know it is easily as ubiquitous as Dancehall music, especially here in North America. . . . → Read More: El General // Dancehall Papi
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
While most dancehall artists seem to be sporting Ed Hardy these days, there have been some brilliant Jamaican tee creations across the years. The closest I came to getting anything like this is an original tour t-shirt from this Stir It Up event with Super Cat & Tiger (it looks like it might be . . . → Read More: Big 5 // Most Wanted Archive Tees
The uplifting Pepper Riddim seems to get better with every listen, Di Genius and The Big Ship crew are really spoiling us with the guests on this one. Not only do we get Mavado’s best tune in a hot minute with Pepper but the one and only Shabba Ranks comes out on top-a-top with . . . → Read More: Top-A-Top Rankin’
A classic from the era of dookie gold chains, boom bap and high-top fades, Shabba and KRS-One come together to bless our ears with ‘Jam’.
The early Nineties was a fruitful time for Hip Hop and Dancehall collaborations, with Rae and Meth making my dreams come true by working with Bounty Killer and Capleton . . . → Read More: Throwback Tuesdays: KRS & Shabba
Our Shabba tees are now on sale in a new boutique shop at Dalston Junction, East of Eden! Head there to cop one and check out the rest of their garms.