The good people at Passion of the Weiss have posted an excellent article about respected veteran reggae artist Freddie McGregor. It talks about his one-time label as “the next Bob Marley” and also about his latest album, Di Captain. Check it.
Check out Step Out and Dance: 2012/13 Roots & Culture Mix from Better Must Come. It features a great selection with nearly 80min of Jamaican artists over the latest reggae riddims. Available both streaming and for download.
Check out this 2nd International Reggae Poster Contest. You can enter to win awesome prizes like iPads, and Studio One box sets, and copies of that new Marley flick. The deadline is March 30th, 2013. Check out the 2012 winners, they’re pretty impressive. Cool to see that designs were submitted from all around the world.
Rub-a-Dub Style: The Roots of Modern Dancehall is Beth Lesser’s in-depth and academic book documenting the Jamaican genre from its inception to its current form. The excellent 350-page title is now available as a free download from the Beth Lesser site. I got in touch with Beth and she said this was in order to reach a wider audience and also to retain creative control over the endeavor. The printed version is also available at Lulu.
Nice Selector product placement in this video about two European ladies who want to move to New York. Mi A Go Foreign is their “sit(dance)com” i.e., a sitcom about dancing. More info here.
The latest work from French street artist Invader includes this portrait of the late, great Robert Nesta Marley. You can check out more of his recent work at StreetArtNews.
The good people at Stones Throw have just posted this Introducing: The Lions piece. They’re a great outfit from LA, well worth checking out.
Check this nice feature on Deadly Dragon Sound – label art with a focus on “disco.”