Archive for April, 2008

Yellowman – Sunsplash 1982

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Legendary reggae dancehall music artist, Yellowman has enjoyed fame for over 3 decades. He has paved the way for artists such as Buju Banton, Sean Paul, Super Cat and Ninjaman.

 He is the first deejay to cultivate the art of toasting, which is the style in reggae music where the deejays start chanting on the record.  He is also the first reggae music artist to be on a mainstream record label.

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Buju Banton – Champion

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Buju Banton (Mark Anthony Myrie in real life) is a Jamaican dancehall and reggae musician born on July 15, 1973. He was born near Kingston, Jamaica in a poor neighborhood called Salt Lane. “Buju” is a nickname for chubby children, which was irony compared to Buju’s slim frame as a child while “Banton” is a Jamaican word referring to someone with a superior attitude and a gift of speech. Buju Banton is also the uncle of Sean Kingston.

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Sanchez – I Can’t Wait (You Say You Love Me)

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
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Sanchez has a great range of songs that can fall into the categories of R&B as well as hard core dancehall. Many of his songs are remakes of hit songs that were on the American R&B charts.

Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girls

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Kisean Anderson is better known by his stage name Sean Kingston, a Jamaican singer and rapper.  Although he was born in Miami, Florida, he was raised in Kingston, Jamaica after moving there when he was 6 years old. His stage name pays tribute to where he was raised.

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