Happy Birthday to our Reggae Brethren Buju Banton.. Free Buju!
Reggae sensation Tarrus Riley will be presenting his latest album Love Situation live in the UK this Summer. Tarrus is the holder of Jamaica’s CVM TV’s 15th Anniversary Award, for the ‘Most Admired Song in the Past 15 Years’ for the hit, “She’s Royal”, which sits amongst his many accolades and notable hits like “Gimme Likkle One Drop” and “Good Girl Gone Bad.”
The vocalist said “I have always received much love in the UK and can’t wait to headline my own tour across the country – get your tickets early because this is going to be something special”.
Tarrus will be accompanied by the legendary saxophonist Dean Fraser and joined by the The Black Soil Band.
31st July 2014 – The Ritz, Manchester, M1 5NQ
1st Aug 2014 – Colston Hall, Bristol, BS1 5AR
2nd Aug 2014 – The Institute, Birmingham, B5 6DY
3rd Aug 2014 – The Forum, London, NW5 1JY
Although their fifth studio album, Amid the Noise and Haste, is still over a month away from release (Aug. 12), reggae group Soja is giving fans a taste. They release their new single exclusively with USA TODAY.
This time around, they recruited the producing talents of Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend) along with featured artists Michael Franti, Damian Marley and Collie Buddz. Over the course of their career, Soja has collected 3.3 million fans on Facebook and over 183 million page views on YouTube. They’re currently on a 60-date tour in the USA and Europe.
South African reggae star, Freeky, aka Tattoo General, is confident about his latest single, Family Gathering, which was recorded with Jamaican dancehall artiste, Tabeta Cshae.
The South African artiste believes the single has the potential to be very successful on an international level. “Family Gathering is a very wonderful song. It has universal appeal and everyone can relate to it. Therefore, I believe that it will do well, not only on the African continent and Jamaica, but also in other parts of the world,” he said.
He also highlighted the fact that reggae was rapidly gaining popularity all over Africa. Read more
“If Michael Jackson smoked weed, he’d still be alive today!” declares Ian Lewis as Inner Circle arrives at the HIGH TIMES offices, a little red-eyed after their flight from Miami. Read more