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Watch FlippingYouth’s Skateboarding Fundraising Clip (Video)

Here’s a safe bet: You do NOT think about skateboarding when you think about Jamaica. Yeah, but that was before you peeped this…

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Sean Paul and Chi Ching Ching Tasting And Teaching Jamaican Food & Culture To Horsepowar (Video)

‘First We Feast’ keeps coming up with good content. Of course, it is food-centered, so you know that will interest most humans. However, they really put work into the ‘human interest’ side of their series. This one on Jamaican Food, too.

Sean Paul is a dancehall icon and certified hit maker. But he’s also a ride-or-die obsessive when it comes to the food of his native Jamaica. Anxious to learn more about Jamaican curry goat, Horsepowar follows Sean and his latest Dutty Rock signee, Chi Ching Ching, to Glady’s Jerk Center in Brooklyn—a new-school home for Caribbean cuisine on Rogers Avenue. From a crash-course in patois, to a heated beef-patty taste test, Sean and Chi Ching school Horsepowar on all things Jamaican before diving into a couple heaping bowl of curry goat and oxtail. The Curry Shop heads to the Caribbean this week, and who better to breakdown the dos and don’ts than two generations of dancehall legends? Jeesam peas!
– First We Feast

They lost Horsepowar with the patois at first. She had to call a timeout on the chit-chat. Ha!


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Trends talks Grassroots Marketing & Business on Odell’s Roundtable

Odell invites Leon Brown AKA “Trends” to the Roundtable.  Trends is at the top of his game in regards to promotions & events.  He has taken his brand from throwing parties on Memorial Dr. to thousands of party goers invading Georgia Freight Depot.  An early adapter to message boards and building a community from the ground up.  He has repeatedly kept pace with the market and doing his part to no pun intended set his own trends.  Taking his marketing skills on to a successful business with Customer Mojo this episode will definitely help encourage you to push on.  So sit back and enjoy take notes and you will have some good laughs here as well!

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Dare To Dive Into Jamaica’s Rabbit Hole (Video)

Caroline conquers her fears and the Rabbit Hole on this Swimming Hole Safari. ‘Nuff thrill time in Jamaica!

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Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess (Trailer)

You watched the ‘Roots’ redux that came on TV last year, right? That part when Kunta Kinte and other enslaved Africans were rebelling on the ship on the way over, then trying to set off another uprising when they reached the American shore… Even knowing the outcome, with a history of centuries of slavery to come, in your heart of hearts, didn’t you yearn, with an aching heart, for those warriors to win the fight for freedom?? Alas, it was not to be in America, but…

That sh!t happened in Jamaica! Our brethren stood up against their British oppressors, scrapped with ’em and scuffed ’em up! And they WON their freedom!! What’s more, they got it done decades before our struggles in the States. Watch the trailer of a film about that war and its leaders, esp. “Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess.”

Official trailer of ‘Queen Nanny, Legendary Maroon Chieftainess,’ a one-hour feature documentary “that unearths and examines the mysterious figure that is Nanny of the Maroons – one of the most celebrated, but least recognized heroines in the resistance history of the New World. The film also sheds light on the incredible resistance movement of the Jamaican Maroons, led by the indomitable 18th century military genius, Nanny of the Maroons. A spiritual leader, skilled in the use of herbs and guerilla warfare tactics, from her mountain stronghold at the source of the Stony River in the majestic Blue Mountains, she directed the warfare that effectively neutralized the vaunted British firepower. Following on the heels of Akwantu: the Journey (2012), Anderson’s award-winning film on the history of the Jamaican Maroons, Queen Nanny expands on the story of the New World’s first successful freedom fighters by shedding light on to one of the leading figures in that struggle.”

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Exploring Kingston, Jamaica: Dre Skull x Popcaan Highlight The Roots & Culture (Video)

There it is. Music doing what it is supposed to do… The music entered his soul and spoke… made him a dancehall producer and bade him come to its home. Now it feels like his home. Watch the above vignette of producer Dre Skull traveling (once again) to Kingston; to immerse himself in the culture AND to link up with artist Popcaan to do work!

Aaaaah, back to Tuff Gong Studios. Others we’ve posted on have been there. See here.

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Going ‘Off The Grid’ With J. Cole (Video)

Promo vid for a boots brand offering, J. Cole offers so much more here. The scenery, vibe and inspiration… feel it as Cole World comes to the old world Tuff Gong Studios. Hiking the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. Great look!

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VICE: Jamaican Herb Business (Video)

Hold the phone. Marjuana is still illegal in Jamaica.

That may well change though, as Western powers pressured the island nation to tamp down production and export of its cultural crop are now reconsidering their stances on ganja en masse. At the forefront of stirring change for the country: Jamaica’s first medicinal marijuana company, Medicanja, launched this year against a backdrop of reinvigorated debate around ganja law reform among leading policymakers. Renowned Jamaican scientist Dr. Henry Lowe, a leader in THC studies for medical purposes, is running the company, with the University of West Indies and the University of Technology jointly funding the facility. Dr. Lowe says the company will be studying the scientific benefits of marijuana and producing CBD-based medical products, which fall under legally accepted medicinal use of the ganja plant. Lowe says the plant extract can be used to treat psychosis and severe pain, as well as mid-life crises in men.

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Pusha T Speaks On His Native Virginia, His Path To Success, And More While In Jamaica (Video)

Mr. Numbers on the Boards chit-chats with Noah Callahan-Bever (of Complex Magazine) on the Mass Appeal Media channel. Pusha T was in Jamaica to do the video shoot for his single “Blocka.” Talking about keeping roots in Virginia but going beyond Virginia (like to Jamaica) in his music… about how he might crossover if he was ever to crossover… his relationship with producer, fellow Virginian and friend Pharrell Williams… and more. UPDATE: Part 2 of this video below…


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Classic Clips: Rare Throwback Footage of DMX & Elephant Man Performing In Jamaica (Video)

DMX going in at Fully Loaded in Jamaica back in 1998. While filming for the movie “Belly” he dropped in to do a little something at the island’s annual party. Elephant Man (performing as part of Scare Dem Crew) was there, too. Classic stuff.

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Reggae/Dancehall: Wayne Marshall – “I Know” (Video)

Currently in the Jamaican government there is legislation to limit and/or halt outdoor dances due to ‘noise’. Well for all those who love the atmosphere and vibes OUTSIDE of a club, check this new video from Dancehall artist Wayne Marshall. This is the first single off his upcoming album Tru Colors. Salute Vibe Magazine and our friends at Ghetto Youths International. Directed by Jay Will.

Find Him On Twitter: Wayne Marshall

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Cham – “Clip” (Video)

This is dancehall… not commercial, not watered down, and NSFW. “Clip” performed by Cham is another release from MadHouse Records. Makes me wanna throw up the 3 like Ray Allen! Shouts to Kiss Creative Films, YOUNGtheHyphenate & our Jamaican homeboy Roger B Stillz.

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Chronixx Mix CD (Reggae)


Another exclusive promotional mix of music from DJ Jah Prince for Sunsplash Media. Chronixx and the Zincfence Band will be LIVE in concert at Apache Cafe May 28, 2013 alongside Liuns Den, Saroc, Sol Messiah.

Chronixx/Tarrus Riley Intro
Rain Music – Chronixx
Judgement – Chronixx
I Am Chronixx – Chronixx
Beat & A Mic – Chronixx
Plant It – Chronixx
Smile Jamaica – Chronixx
See Her Face – Chronixx
Aint No Giving In – Chronixx
Start A Fyah – Chronixx
Here Comes Trouble – Chronixx
Most I – Chronixx
Rastafari – Liuns Den ft. Ekundayo, Brane, LuzWed

Beyond Curtain – Chronixx
Fine Line – Sa-Roc
Odd Ras – Chronixx
Warrior (JA Style) – Chronixx
Warrior – Chronixx
Selassie Souljahz – Chronixx ft. Kabaka Pyramid, Protoje & Sizzla Kalongi
Thanks and Praise – Chronixx
Outro – Lady Flame aka Fierce

Click HERE to download or listen to the player below.

Ninja Man & Specialist – “Dweet” (Video)

Great intro to tease the true meaning of this video with the new kid Specialist and the veteran Ninja Man. Dweet has good lyrics that try to answer the question about bridging the foundation with new talent in Jamaica. Big Up DownSound Records for always pushing the bar with promotions and marketing in the Caribbean and the US market.
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Jah Prince . Sunsplash Mix Show (Reggae) Radio 02 16


This Sunsplash Mix Show episode features a new dubplate track from Jemere Morgan and singles from Busy Signal, Iba Mahr, Mr. ‘8 Year Affair’ Protoje, Pressure and much more. Remember to check back for the show when we have Jemere live in-studio to interview and maybe sing a song or two.

Click below to LISTEN to another exciting Reggae / Dancehall morning mix show.

Neighborhood Girl (Dubplate) – Jemere Morgan
Kingston Be Wise – Protoje
Those Days – Hezron
I am Chronixx – Chronixx
Kings of Africa – Winky D & Gappy Ranks
Think Man A Ididot – Busy Signal
Soundbwoy – Stylo G
You Stand Alone – Beres Hammond
Great is H.I.M (Dubplate) – Iba Mahr
Queen of Queens – Pressure

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Snoop Visits Tivoli Gardens (Kingston, Jamaica) [Video]

Bonus footage from Snoop’s upcoming film ‘Reincarnated.’ Snoop visits the Tivoli Gardens community of Kingston (Jamaica), an area struggling after the arrest of Christopher Dudus Coke, alleged drug trafficker and the community’s controversial benefactor. ‘Reincarnated’ will have its limited release premiere in March (in U.S. theaters – New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, and Miami on March 15, 2013; in UK theaters, March 22, 2013).

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Jah Prince – ‘Cooyah Island Vibes’ Part Five (Mixtape)


Part five of the promo series for Cooyah Clothing (established since 1987), a Jamaican clothing company now ready to expand into South American and Africa with a powerful distribution deal. These CDs get sent out with each customer purchase but JAYFORCE.COM still got the first linkz to listen!!

We must salute the new followers of the blog from China to Ghana. This mix highlights artists like Chronixx, Queen Ifrica, Singing Melody, Karen Smith and Iba Mahr but features a dynamic reggae combination from Gentleman & Marcia Griffiths. All the songs are available for digital download via iTunes. Please Purchase & Support Reggae Music. See you this weekend in Jamaica at Rebel Salute 2013!

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Chris Martin – ‘Mama’ (Video)

As an artist there is no limit to the amount of thanks you can give your parents and we all know ‘Mama’ always gets the first tribute. This song from Jamaican vocalist Chris Martin, had been buzzing in 2012 and we are glad to have the new year start with a nice video showing the high level of respect he gives to ma dukes.

Find him online: twitter @iamChrisMartin
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‘Face Off Friday’ DJ Jah Prince December 2012 Mix (Dancehall)

Face Off Fridays

Face Off Fridays

Back again with a Dancehall mix by DJ Jah Prince and physical cds were given out to the patrons of the now 7-year monthly club party in Atlanta called ‘Face Off’. This mix features a new singles from Busy Signal, Lady Saw and Mavado. We end it with another surprise track from Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) and single from vocalist Kayla Bliss. The hip hop selections that compliment this were mixed by DJ Rasta Root.

Face Off is held on the Second (2nd) Friday of every month at the MJQ Concourse, located at 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE, Atlanta, GA 30306.

Follow the team on twitter: @FaceOffFridays @DJRastaRoot @JahPrince @MasterBaby @RasGoldie

Etana x Sunsplash Mix Show Interview (Reggae)

We are elated to have The Strong One, Etana with us for this program and find her relaxing with her daughter as we talk about EP, ‘Reggae’. Released thru VP Records we hear the variety of reggae and Afrobeat and Etana shares her views on being a mother, artist and her recent trip to Kenya with Tarrus Riley. This mix also features some of my favorite current songs and then new music from Iba Mahr, Queen Ifrica and a special from Mojo Morgan.