• Calendar

    March 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Best of the Best 2013 Festival Guide, From Beenie Man to Beres Hammond

    Come summer, reggae festivals are as commonplace in the States as Bob Marley tees are at reggae festivals. Held every Memorial Day weekend in downtown Miami since 2007, Best of the Best is one of the only annual fests in the U.S. that puts the emphasis squarely on dancehall, and it's certainly the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Buju Banton Gets Ten Years in Federal Prison on Drug Convictions

    Buju Banton's mug shot.​Reggae superstar Buju Banton will spend the next decade in federal lockup, a judge in Tampa ruled this morning. The sentence comes after Banton -- who played to a packed crowd at Bayfront in January and won a Grammy this year -- was convicted of trying to engineer a cocaine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2011

    Crossfade's Guide to Day Two at Best of the Best 2011 With Shabba, the Marleys, and Others

    Throw it back and ball wit' the Diamond Princess.​Yesterday, Crossfade hooked up a guide to the first day of the Best of the Best fest. We got the mob. We got the grub. And we got the booze. But most of all, there's that block party music with rappers like the Boss Rick Ross and Travis Porter, di ... More >>

  • Music

    May 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Lineup for Best of the Best 2011

    Get crazy with Chris Brown at Best of the Best 2011.​Who's ready to wild out with compulsive window-smasher and multi-platinum recording artist Chris Brown? How about shaking some ass with the Magic City's Diamond Princess? Or popping the top off a bottle of Hennessy Black with DJ Khaled and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Buju Banton Is (Sorta) Back! The Dancehall Bad Boy Hits Bayfront January 16

    Buju cries for freedom!​When discussing dancehall, there are certain names that come to mind, all coincidentally starting with the letter B, like Beanie Man, Bounty Killer, Buju Banton. For some, those names are sacred. For others, they're curse words. And Buju Banton has definitely experienced h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Concert Review: Best of the Best 2010 at Bicentennial Park, May 30

    photo by Ian WitlenKhaled, Ross, and Diddy all took to the stage together for a group appearance.​Click here to view a full slideshow of photos from the concert.Best of the Best Concert With Gyptian, Barrington Levy, Capleton, Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, Diddy, and othersBicentennial Park, Miami ... More >>

  • Music

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Saturday Night: Yellowman at Respectable Street Cafe, West Palm Beach

    Yellowmanwith Spred the DubRespectable Street Cafe, West Palm BeachSaturday, June 27, 2009Better Than: Discovering sticky hydroponically grown sensimilla in your backyard.The Review:Deep rub-a-dubbing reggae in legendary West Palm Beach rock haunt Respectable Street? Why not? After all, "King" Yello ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2008


    The International Caribbean Music Festival runs tings.

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2008

    Last Night: Best of the Best at Bicentennial Park

    Johnny Louis Barrington Levy performs at Best of the Best Sunday, May 25, 2008. Last Night: Best of the Best Concert 2008 featuring Super Cat, Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Sizzla, Junior Reid, Barrington Levy, Tony Matterhorn, etc. Sunday, May 25, 2008 Bicentennial Park, Downtown Miami Better Than: Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    5 Reasons Not to Miss Best of the Best

    Best of the Best weekend has finally arrived and there's lot's of reggae madness going on all over South Florida for the next 3 days. Here are five artists who are a part of the show that you definitely should not miss. 1) Buju Banton. He's been a mainstay in the reggae world for a long time. Wher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2008

    iTunes Tells Buju Banton to "Boom Bye Bye"

    Not everybody hates Buju. According to a story that came out in the Jamaica Star last week, Apple Inc has recently removed some songs deemed homophobic from their catalog. Buju Banton's "Boom Bye Bye" was one of those songs and according to this article, some Canadian gay rights organizations are h ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2007

    A Star Is Buddz

    Dancehall darling Collie Buddz has a hit single, an album ready to drop, and a lot of very confused fans

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    If You Can't Riddim, Join 'Em

    The gatekeepers of Jamaican music once shunned Black Chiney. Now the Miami four are kings of the dancehall

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    Various artists

    Strictly the Best 35/36 (VP)

  • News

    June 1, 2006

    Target Demographic

    Buju Banton is dead wrong, but hes hatin anyway

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Hurry Up and Come

    Memorial Fest will be the best reggae concert in years

  • Music

    February 23, 2006
  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Freddie McGregor Locks It Down

    The reggae legend returns with a message of unity and tolerance

  • Music

    May 12, 2005


    96 Mixx (MIXX-FM 96.1)

  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Lord of the Dancehall

    You may not have heard of Tony Kelly, but you have probably heard him

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    The Year in Caribbean Music

    Dancehall, soca, and protests

  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    Coolie Dance

    Thanks to Pitbull and Nina Sky, Scatta Burrell's beat was the riddim of choice this summer

  • Music

    August 12, 2004
  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Various Artists

    Red Alert Greensleeves

  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    Beenie Man

    Back to Basics Virgin Records

  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Survival Dude

    With the success of "Dude," Beenie Man and Ms. Thing prove they are the wickedest duo

  • Music

    February 26, 2004

    Reggaetón Royalty

    Ivy Queen stands out among a sea of rude boys

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    Pop! Goes Vendetta

    For Donovan Bennett, the dancehall is just the beginning

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Boom Times

    In 2003 reggae and dancehall ruled the roost

  • Music

    December 11, 2003

    Up to di Timing

    Vybz Kartel debuts to the yard and the world

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Sound Clappas

    Today's producers specialize in digital dancehall

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Singjay Stylee

    Deejays have nowhere left to go but into song

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    Winding and Long

    If Babylon isn't ready to embrace Buju Banton yet, give it time

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Chin Music

    How one little record shop climbed to the top of the reggae world

  • Music

    March 13, 2003


    The fine line between ragga and versioning

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    Paid and Played

    Dancehall producer Troyton Remi takes his Black Shadow label to the top with "Gimme the Light"

  • Music

    December 19, 2002


    Buzz "Black Shadow Records"
    Belly Skin "Greensleeves"
    Strictly the Best, volume 29 and 30 "VP Records"

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    No Fassy Ting

    Wayne Wonder has never let go

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Check Out Our Ting

    Sean Paul don't mind as long as hip-hop pay respect to dancehall

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Richie Stephens

    Man Upstairs "ERC Records"

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Lucky Blow

    Mr. Vegas is still Damn Right

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Natty Dread Learns to Rap

    Rastas and b-boys find common ground in Marley's legacy

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    Tangled Roots

    Summoning musical spirit at Rasin '99

  • Music

    November 18, 1999


    Sizzla, Charlie Haden Quartet West with the Chamber Orchestra

  • Music

    February 8, 1996
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