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Rap Artists Who tried Reggae - In honor of Reggae Month

Posted by The New N Used Link Team on Monday, February 17, 2014, In : Jamaican Music 
In honor of Reggae Month i have made a list of rappers who have tried going into the actual reggae culture some only vocally while others have "the look".

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A lot of hype was made over Snoop Dogg's transition to Snoop Lion in 2012, but he's not the only one who has wanted to make songs under the Caribbean sun. Many have taken their deep Jamaican roots and infused them into the lifeline of the culture. With the Long Beach, California, Reincarnated album and documentary it showed th...
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Origin of Reggae Music

Posted by The New N Used Link on Thursday, September 12, 2013, In : Jamaican Music 

 

How did reggae start and how did the name come about, lets get down to the nitty gritty.

Reggae developed from mento, R&B, and Ska music in the 1960s. The shift from rocksteady to reggae was illustrated by the organ shuffle pioneered by Jamaican musicians like Jackie Mittoo and Winston Wright and featured in transitional singles "Say What You're Saying" (1967) by Clancy Eccles and "People Funny Boy" (1968) by Lee "Scratch" Perry. The Pioneers' 1968 track "Long Shot (Bus' Me Bet)" has b...


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Jamaican Music

Posted by The New N Used Link Team on Sunday, December 30, 2012, In : Jamaican Music 
Jamaican music is loved all over the world but am not here to talk about all genres of  the jamaican music, my main focus is on the dance hall music. Today artists are all about the paper, mula, benjamins, dead prez just to name a few terms used for money along with the fame. Back in the days musicians focus was mainly on good decent lyrics and a well crafted rhythm to please all likes for dance hall, we could go out and relate to all songs played by sound systems or the radio and we would ha...
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