Greg Doherty

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  • 12 years ago

    Jamaica's hottest producer didn't exactly set New York on fire during his last visit. After sharing some studio time with Wayne Wonder, Donovan "Don Vendetta" Bennett found himself lost when he drove through Brooklyn during a record-setting cold s...

  • 12 years ago

    The first time I spun at a reggae house party, I brought two armfuls of records with me. One was full of roots, ska, and rocksteady, for warming things up. The other was filled with dancehall -- mostly single riddim compilations that were easy to ...

  • 12 years ago

    If there was a Dow Jones average for reggae, last year's numbers would have gone through the roof. "Boom! Boom! Boom! year" couldn't begin to describe the surge. International demand, especially for dancehall, grew exponentially. Somehow, the supp...

  • 12 years ago

    The line for crossing over from ragga star to rap market millionaire crawls along in a single file. But it's picking up speed. It took Sean Paul a couple of years to follow Beenie Man through the velvet ropes at the front, but within a year the se...

  • 12 years ago | Reviews

    As a onetime Bounty Killer protégé and Scare Dem Crew member (alongside Harry Toddler) from Kingston's rough Seaview Gardens district, Elephant Man likes to gruffly bark radio-unfriendly lyrics over the ruggedest ragga riddims availa...

  • 12 years ago

    Reggae was never meant to live this long. When it arrived in the late Sixties (Toots and the Maytals' "Do the Reggay" in 1968 was the first song to use the term), it was one more domino propped up in front of the tumbling bones of mento, ska, and ...

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