Sep 22, 2014
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Posts tagged: Jah Vinci

AUDIO: Jah Vinci x Junior Reid, “Penitentiary”

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More than a half-decade after he came to the reggae world’s attention as a member of Vybz Kartel’s Portmore Empire/Gaza crew, Jah Vinci has just released his debut LP Ghetto Born.

The dancehall/reggae singer has been on the scene since 2008, with tracks like “In My Life,” “Kill Dem Fast,” and “Money” showcasing his versatile vocal stylings. Now, he’s collaborating with artists like Beenie Man and none other than Junior Reid, who is currently in New York getting ready to perform at the first ever LargeUp SummerStage concert in Central Park this Saturday. Jah Vinci is far from the only artist to have been blessed with a cameo from Reid, however. Mr. One Blood’s 30 year career has been punctuated by appearances on dancehall, reggae, and hip-hop tracks of all stripes—check out some of the best here. “Penitentiary,” Jah Vinci and Reid’s duet, is a conscious treatise on the problems with the prison system over an EDM-inflected reggae beat—listen below, and tell us what you think in the comments.

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Renaissance Bwoy: Check Out Melo-X’s “God Magic”

Words by Tasha Brown—

Melo-X God Magic

Melo-X, the East Flatbush, Brooklyn-raised Jamaican, wears many hats. Fresh off his recent collaborative LP with singer Jesse Boykins III, the rapper/DJ/producer (and cousin of Jah Vinci, formerly of Vybz Kartel’s Portmore Empire), has a new EP on the way, GOD: LoFI.

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Mixtape Mondays: We Are Massiv, Jugglerz Sound, DJ Septik x DJ Arems

Words by DJ Theory —

Broadcasting live from Maui, Hawaii, this week your boy Theory is back and so are the mixes, with undiluted soca and dancehall leading the charge this week. From LA to Trinidad, Germany to Jamaica and Vancouver to Belgium, the connections and the music never cease here at Mixtape Mondays. Catch a seat or whine up in the aisle below.

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Audio: Bounty Killer’s “No Long Talking” + Jah Snowcone’s Antibiotic Riddim

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Martei Korley—

Bounty Killer, Wayne Marshall and Federation Sound

Bounty Killer’s new one “No Long Talking” is one of our favorite tunes of the past month, and our pick for best Bounty song in at least a few years—it’s the Warlord back in top form. We can’t say for sure if it was recorded before or after his recent dust-up with Tommy Lee Sparta, but if that’s what it took to get him back on the level, than bring on the clash!

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