Closing Act: 09.19.2012

Dancehall singer Sean Paul recently dug up a past rumor centered on Jay-Z having a beef toward him over his early 2000’s working relationship with now-wife Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and explained why he kept quiet up until now.
According to Sean, the beef-fueled gossip started when he and Bey shot separate scenes for their 2003 “Baby Boy” collaboration and also did not perform together for a Video Music Awards set.

Adrian Sherwood: Dub Without Borders (NPR Music)
Adrian Sherwood was born in London in 1958. As a kid he fell in love with Jamaican music.
“If you were listening outside a reggae club the optics were shaking off the wall and you thought the building was being demolished,” Sherwood says. “This was 1970, 1971. I was 12 or something.”
The music that knocked him over is called dub, a mostly instrumental form of reggae that came out of Jamaica in the 1960s. It’s a bassy, muted, pared-down version of its ancestor, often recorded on low-fidelity equipment. Sherwood says that dub’s production techniques shaped the way he approaches his own work.

Sounds Of Reggae Concert Kicks Off With “Social Media Meet & Greet” Featuring Reggae Superstar Shaggy (
The historic “Sounds of Reggae Concert” featuring international reggae superstars ALI CAMPBELL (UB40), MAXI PRIEST, king of Lovers rock BERES HAMMOND and multi Platinum selling superstar SHAGGY will kick off with a “Social Media Meet & Greet” on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 (8pm) at Footprints Cafe, 1521 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Special invited guest for the “Meet & Greet” will be SHAGGY.

Mr Williamz takes over England (Reggae United)
Jamaican-born and British‐bred deejay Mr Williamz released a new single of U.S-based production crewGreen Lion’s new riddim More Spiritual on September 18. The single We Run England traces Mr Williamz’ journey from Jamaica to his adopted home of England and then flips the script on social relations.

Zimbabwe: Wage Dispute Tears Transit Crew Apart (All Africa)
Some members of the famed reggae outfit, Transit Crew, have deserted the band over unpaid wages. At least three of the five-member group left in protest over money which they said had not been paid in the last few months despite staging live shows almost weekly. The deserters are Rungano Chaza, Jeffrey Sithole and Emmanuel “Mannex” Motsi who was the first to leave to pursue a solo career.


Closing Act: 09.19.2012
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