On July 15th, Gregory Isaacs would have turned 72. He was the cool ruler who left a red rose in our hearts as one of Jamaica’s most prolific singers, with over 125 albums to his credit in a 40-plus year career. Gregory had 13 albums with VP Records who was the first to press and […]

Alborosie “Destiny” Album Review

Sicilian-native Alborosie pursues his destiny as one the leading reggae singer-songwriters on the planet. Alborosie “Destiny” Album Review Alborosie is known for his provocative lyrics and mind elevating sound, and there is nothing stopping him. His drive to create a signature sound, with his positive intentions are cultivated through his passion for the reggae culture. […]

Kabaka Pyramid Recounts His Grammy Win For “The Kalling”

Kabaka Pyramid took the industry by storm this year and in the process nabbed his first-ever Grammy Award for “Best Reggae Album” for his new album “The Kalling”. Kabaka’s success is long-time deserved with his commitment to his roots, reggae culture. Kabaka Pyramid Recounts His Grammy Win For “The Kalling” Kabaka’s win comes almost 2 […]

Playlist Essentials: Burning Spear “Marcus Garvey”

PLAYLIST ESSENTIALS IS A NEW WEEKLY BREAKDOWN OF SOME OF  THE PIER STAFFS MUST HAVE RECORDS. Playlist Essentials: Burning Spear “Marcus Garvey” Released in 1975, “Marcus Garvey” is regarded as one of the most influential reggae albums of all time. The album was produced by Jamaican artist Winston Rodney, known as Burning Spear.  The albums […]

Long Beach Dub Allstars Joined By Pato Banton To Play “Gwarn” In Anaheim

Rock-reggae pioneers Long Beach Dub Allstars played to a capacity crowd last weekend at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. The Allstars played a high dose of classic tracks from their impressive back catalog before bringing out special guest Pato Banton on stage. Pato Banton joined the Dub Allstars to play “Gwarn!” from the […]