The newest member from Protoje’s In.Digg.Nation Collective, Lila Iké is a young Jamaican singer with an old soul and a classically soulful voice. Iké took the decidedly unorthodox path of releasing a tribute to her mother as her debut single, “Biggest Fan,” and her second release, “Gotti Gotti,” likewise acknowledges the wisdom of elders, as she takes her generation’s predilection […]
MARCHING ORDERS – THE GREEN’S ANTICIPATED FOURTH ALBUM – OUT TODAY, VIA EASY STAR RECORDS “Marching Orders isn’t the kind of Fall album you’ll have playing in the background, but the kind you’ll have blaring from your car or through your headphones. Marching Orders demands your explicit attention.” – TopShelf Reggae “Stylistically, The Green merges roots […]
As a new generation of artists emerge in Reggae, we notice a few who we can connect with and feel confident that Reggae music is in safe hands and one of those artists is Randy Valentine. Randy Valentine release the first single, Vigilant, off his soon to be released project called New Narrative, produced by Royal […]
Destine Media Despite not winning the title of World Clash winners, Platinum Kids walk away as the game changers of Sound Clash history. Entering US Rumble over a year ago, Platinum Kids never clashed against any major sounds from the sound clash arena. The U.S. Rumble stage was their first invitation to clash against seasoned clash […]
October 18, 2017 by Rob Meagher PRESS RELEASE Beloved Community Village Partners with LivWell Enlightened Health DENVER—October 18, 2017 — The Colorado Village Collaborative – a community organization founded by members of Denver Homeless Out Loud, The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, Beloved Community Mennonite Church, and residents of the Beloved Community Village – recently launched […]
Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a “reversal” of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health. “After Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than 6% in the following 2 years,” write authors Melvin D. Livingston, Tracey E. Barnett, Chris Delcher and […]
Atlanta’s city council decided unanimously to decriminalize marijuana Monday night. They voted 15-0 to make the penalty for possession of one ounce or less a $75 fine — a move that aims to neutralize uneven policing and enforcement of drug laws in the city where 92% of individuals arrested for marijuana between 2014 and 2016 were […]
Several African governments are considering tapping a lucrative natural resource. More than 10,000 tons of cannabis are produced on the continent each year, according to a UN survey, which advocates believe could be worth billions of dollars in a rapidly expanding global market for legal weed. African governments have not yet followed the trend of legalization […]
Legal marijuana is a bona fide billion-dollar industry in Colorado. And it’s hitting the mark faster than ever. In 2017, Colorado eclipsed $1 billion in marijuana sales in eight months; in 2016, it took 10 months. Colorado’s marijuana retailers logged upward of $1.02 billion in collective medical and recreational sales through August, according to The Cannabist’s […]
Five Time Juno Award Winner Exco Levi Sophomore Album “Narrative” is ready.. Are you ready? For A breathtaking listening experience. Produced by Silly Walks Discotheque & Irie Vibrations, Narrative offers guest features such as Reggae legend Sizzla Kalonji… Narrative is available for Pre-Order. Oct. 27th… Album Release Date Nov. 24th… Stay Tuned!!
Puerto Rico’s fledgling legal marijuana industry is struggling to recover as the devastation delivered by Hurricane Maria may have cost the island trade millions of dollars in damage. Its government legalized medical marijuana at the end of December, and the American territory had only just gotten its sea legs in the competitive industry when Hurricane […]
The Global Reggae Charts becomes six months now. In the new issue of the magazine we feature, for the first time, a reggae musician and not a singer or group. Dean Fraser is a living legend on the saxophone and was strongly involved in the careers of plenty big names on the reggae scene. His […]
Fatal fires that have consumed nearly 200,000 acres in Northern California, devastating the region’s vineyards particularly in Napa and Sonoma Counties, are also taking a toll on a fledgling industry just months before its debut: recreational marijuana. Many of the region’s farms, including those that harvest cannabis, have been scorched, including those in Sonoma County […]
Scientists. Tax collectors. Typists. Analysts. Lawyers. And more scientists. Recreational marijuana use becomes legal in California in 2018, and one of the things to blossom in the emerging industry isn’t green and leafy, it’s government jobs. The state is on a hiring binge to fill what eventually will be hundreds of new government positions by […]
The price of a pound of legal marijuana continues to plummet in 2017, according to a new report tracking the commodity’s U.S. spot price index. Wholesale cannabis prices dropped 18.6 percent nationwide in the first half of 2017, with Colorado prices dropping by up to 40 percent compared to the first half of last year, […]
by Nic Easley Although the cannabis industry shows remarkable potential for market growth over the coming decades, it also faces a number of unique challenges to profitable investment. The U.S. cannabis industry is federally illegal, has a wide variety of unique state and local regulations, and also faces business challenges such as limited access to banking and 280E […]
New York State passed medical marijuana legislation in 2014, with patients able to purchase their medicine at licensed dispensaries since 2016. This year, the program expanded further, with broadly defined ailments like chronic pain added to the state’s list of qualifying conditions. But even with the expanded qualifiers opening the system to millions of New Yorkers, […]
Greetings to all fans family and friends of Amlak Redsquare, today we announce the release of the new mixtape titled DUBTAPES. The mixtape is a collection of tracks from the previously released from the Book Of Judges album released November 19th 2016 re-recorded on foundation riddims from the different eras of Jamaican music. The DUBTAPES […]
RELEASES ‘STONY HILL TO ADDIS’ DOCUMENTARY TODAY ON NPR DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES JR. GONG’S JOURNEY THROUGH AFRICA DAMIAN JOINED JAY-Z TO PERFORM “BAM” ON THE OPENING NIGHT OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE New York, NY (October 2, 2017) – Grammy Award-winning artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley releases his ‘Stony Hill to Addis’ documentary TODAY via NPR. Previously released exclusively to Tidal members […]
The fifth issue of the Global Reggae Charts magazine is out. In this issue we feature Hempress Sativa, who is on the charts the fifth month in a row with her single ”Fight for your rights“ (#14 single charts). Additional entries on the charts are ”Rock it ina dance“ (#4 single charts) and her debut […]
MARCHING ORDERS – THE REGGAE POWERHOUSE’S FOURTH ALBUM – SET TO BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 20, VIA EASY STAR RECORDS Reggae fans have reason to get excited. It’s been four years since The Green released Hawai’i ’13, which further cemented the band’s reputation as one of the best in the genre and won the group an unprecedented three Nā Hōkū […]
Zally Releases New Single – One World “One World” was produced by Altafaan Records in Jamaica and released on all online retailers on September 5th, 2017. ‘…and on the real, that’s what Jamaica and Reggae is about, music, peace and love, and that is what Zally is about…’ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zallyganjamaica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZallyBuff Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zallymusic/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/…/al…/one-world-single/id1272774077
Protoje Shares New Single “Truths & Rights” Featuring Mortimer From time to time, we all have to reevaluate and reaffirm what our motivations are. With Truths & Rights, the latest release from Protoje, and featuring Mortimer, the artists express their commitment to the activism that has always been at the core of reggae music. “I want to make the […]
article and photos by Sista Irie, photojournalist “Fake news is only a problem now because it is affecting European and American politics. So everyone is talking about fake news, forgetting that in Africa, we have been under fake news for 400 years.” Seun Kuti, Reggae University, Rototom Sunsplash 2017 The evolution of Spain’s second largest […]
Article by Jen Cheshire- Reggaewerx PR Did you know that Perfect Giddimani’s ‘Live My Life Again’, the album that he says will be his last album, reached #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart? Didn’t you? Neither did a lot of other people. Not only did it reach #1 but it replaced Damian Marley’s acclaimed ‘Stony […]
State officials announced Tuesday that Hawaii will be the first state to require marijuana sales to be handled without cash, saying they want to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries. Medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii won’t be allowed to accept cash beginning as soon as Oct. 1 and will require people to use a […]
LAYTONVILLE, Calif. — From the sky they look like citrus groves, neat rows of lush emerald-colored plants set amid the hills of Northern California. But as a police reconnaissance helicopter banked for a closer look on a recent afternoon, the pungent smell of marijuana plants filled the cabin, wafting up from 800 feet below. “That’s […]
As the anticipation for I-Octane forthcoming 2018 “Love and Life” album intensifies, the reggae star has released the “Let Me Love You” single. Produced by multi-talented renowned producer Matthew “Esco Da Shocker” Thompson, the sentimental single displays the amorous side of the crooner, as his female fans have been cravingly clamoring. “Everywhere in the world […]
Changes to Colorado’s cannabis industry are on the horizon. The Marijuana Enforcement Division has been holding meetings for industry stakeholders and government officials in order to iron out the details of recently passed laws and new regulations, and the public is encouraged to attend those meetings and provide input. In the first day of an ongoing series of […]
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