In a resounding vote of approval for cannabis regulation, Los Angeles voters yesterday approved Proposition M, with 79.4% of the tally in favor of the measure. Proposition M will give the Los Angeles Mayor and City Council comprehensive oversight of commercial cannabis. After years of convoluted regulations, sporadic enforcement and an often-adversarial relationship between the cannabis […]
For Immediate Release: (March 10, 2017 – Miami, FL) Major TV Sports Networks including MLB Network (Major League Baseball) ESPN and FOX Sports have picked “Lions” by next generation Marley family member Skip Marley to be featured for use in their sports programming including full use, bumpers, highlights, teases, rollouts and montages through the first quarter of 2018. “Lions” was just used during a Cleveland Cavaliers game broadcast on ESPN last […]
DENVER — The Colorado Senate on Thursday passed a first-in-the-nation bill expressly permitting marijuana clubs. But Gov. John Hickenlooper is hinting that he’ll veto the measure unless it bans indoor smoking. The bill allows local jurisdictions to permit bring-your-own pot clubs, as long as those establishments don’t serve alcohol or any food beyond light snacks. […]
The latest single from artist Damas. Reggae Released by: MacLes Music Factory Release date: 17 February 2017 P-line: ℗ BMI
Review and photos by Jan Salzman In order to tell you about the Tribute to the Reggae Legends Festival I must first tell you about Makeda Dread…director of the World Beat Center and a many times commended woman for sustaining cultural diversity in the city of San Diego. She has been a supporter and […]
By Shelah Moody Pregnant Beyonce delivered a golden homage to the feminine spirit, Adele literally stopped and restarted the show to accommodate her emotional tribute to George Michael and Bruno Mars showed off some wicked guitar licks on “Let’s Go Crazy” while celebrating the life of Prince and Minneapolis funk with members of the […]
“Life is everything that I ever want and problems – just a though from being all that I need.” – Reemah, Live in Love Reemah, hailing from the island of St. Croix, is undeniably one of the most gifted and anticipated new Reggae artists across the industry. Having always been passionate about music, over the past few […]
JERUSALEM — Israel, which has been at the forefront of research into medical marijuana and the drug’s commercialization, took a major step on Sunday toward officially decriminalizing its recreational use. At a time when many American states and European countries are loosening marijuana laws, the Israeli cabinet approved a plan that would impose fines rather than criminal penalties on […]
The Reggae industry over the years has unearthed an enormous amount of talent, needless to say, today the legacy continues. Short in stature, Sheavon A.R. Givans, more popularly known as Taj Johnson, is at a present one of the islands most promising young acts. Lyrically captivating, vibrant, spiritual and packed with melodies, this Libran has […]
Canada’s award-winning reggae artist, Semojrah Naki, is preparing to release his debut E.P “Warriors Don’t Cry” early next month. Titled after his hit single, the video behind the song has reached 25,000 views and only continues to grow as he pushes out new music. His E.P features 8 tracks, which focuses on subjects of […]
PART ONE OF ‘JOURNEY INTO AVRAKEDABRA’ PREMIERES WITH HUFFINGTON POST Following the success of the acclaimed GRAMMY Award-winning Strictly Roots, Morgan Heritagehave announced the name of their new album today through a mini-documentary style video on the Huffington Post. The album name, Avrakedabra, and its mystical artwork had been kept a secret leading up to the “Journey Into” video. Avrakedabra will drop on […]
Interview by Kizzy Riske and Susan Underwood Photos by © Robin Shaffer We were fortunate enough to see Grammy nominees Raging Fyah for the second time in just a few months in Denver. We got to see them in August when Protoje came through and then again on February 9th at the Ogden […]
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I have the need to SHOUT LOUD about the NEW MUSIC coming from the LIONESSES!! The only words I have for you is GO GET THESE ALBUMS!!!! JUST DWEET! I am so excited about the music coming from these ladies and I just haffi share with you. So, here they are!!! Love, Susan (Your’e Welcome […]
KAYA FEST PRESENTED BY FRUIT OF LIFE PRODUCTIONS ALL GENERAL, RESERVED & VIP ON SALE NOW! A Festival Educating the Benefits of the Cannabis Plant ”Education Before Recreation” SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND, 2017 BAYFRONT PARK AMPHITHEATRE, MIAMI, FLORIDA Skip Marley along with Jo Mersa Marley and Shacia Payne have […]
Interview and photos by Jan Salzman February 18, 2017 San Diego, California I met up with Hempress Sativa after her set at the Tribute to the Reggae Legends Festival at the World Beat center in San Diego, California. I was sitting to the side of the stage backstage and she came off stage and […]
In just a few months, Parachute will be home to Colorado’s first drive-through marijuana shop. Tumbleweed, owned by Green Cross Colorado LLC, has won approval for drive-up sales out of a former carwash, across the street from Tumbleweed’s primary location. While the decision to repeal Parachute’s ban on marijuana establishments in June 2015 stirred months […]
Ruth Brunn finally said yes to marijuana. She is 98. She pops a green pill filled with cannabis oil into her mouth with a sip of vitamin water. Then Ms. Brunn, who has neuropathy, settles back in her wheelchair and waits for the jabbing pain in her shoulders, arms and hands to ebb. “I don’t […]
If you’ve ever smoked up with someone who lived through the 1960s, you may have heard them remark that marijuana is much stronger than it used to be. But is that actually true, or just a hippie myth? Here’s the straight dope. How we measure marijuana strength Because it’s too difficult to ask Willie Nelson, we’re forced to measure weed’s potency the only way we really […]
Interview by Jennifer Cheshire Kristine Alicia burst onto the reggae scene with her new album Songs From Zion produced by Rory “Stone Love” Gilligan, released on February 17 and is set to take the world by storm. “Where did she come from? Isn’t she a gospel singer?” you may ask. Kristine Alicia is a singer/songwriter who was […]
A bill introduced in the Colorado Senate last week would allow you to get weed delivered to your house. If the measure passes, dispensaries could apply for a delivery endorsement, then have an employee or approved contractor drive recreational or medical cannabis or cannabis products right to your door. The daily purchase limits would still apply, […]
Bryan Art is at it again in 2017 with a new Reggae/Dancehall fused single from Gumption Productions as he prepares for his third EP and also an exclusive unreleased track entitled “ALL ABOUT YOU” from the fast rising Kirkledove Production label.
February 16, 2017 by Aggregated News DENVER — At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. But the details of how these clubs will operate are as hazy as the underground clubs operating already. Denver officials are working on regulations to […]
AVAILABLE NOW ON THE BS WORLD LABEL / DISTRIBUTED BY TUFF GONG INTERNATIONAL NEW ALBUM BLUE SOUL TO BE RELEASED DIGITALLY WORLDWIDE ON MARCH 10, 2017 About DELPHINE: French singer songwriter Delphine has been influenced by Jazz, Soul and Reggae since her earliest childhood. She grew up in a family of self-made musicians and as a teenager she […]
February 15, 2017 by Aggregated News San Francisco would have its own independent department of marijuana under legislation headed to the Board of Supervisors. “The goal is to create a single office to manage the onslaught that we are facing come Jan. 1, when recreational pot becomes legal,” said Supervisor Jeff Sheehy. Sheehy has asked the […]
February 13, 2017 by Aggregated News PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon is rolling out another first in the recreational marijuana industry: Customers may now order pot from licensed retailers and have it delivered to their homes. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission had granted delivery permits to 117 retailers across Oregon, including 13 in Portland, last […]
Here is your chance to win a pair of tickets to 9 Mile Fest! Simply fill out the form no later than Midnight on Wednesday February 22nd. Winner will be announced on Thursday, February 23rd! Good Luck!!
IMAGINE With the recent increase in domestic violence against women and murder of women and young girls in the Caribbean, (especially Jamaica and Trinidad), Ranch Entertainment recording artist Kemar Highcon hit the studio to voice his disgust and pain surrounding these horrendous crimes. Kemar gives listeners a vivid look into some of the situations many […]
Chronixx drops new single “Likes” from his forthcoming album debut “Chronology” to be released in early Spring 2017 by Soul Circle Music. On this self-produced dancehall track, the young singer speaks his mind on today’s dancehall climate and social media hype. Chronixx, who is well known for roots reggae repertoire, is no stranger to dancehall. […]
Sista Irie: Reggae Photojournalist, Reggae Radio DJ “Judgement” the album just released by singer-songwriter, guitarist and bassist, I-taweh, is as much a biographical statement as it is a deep rooted Rasta reasoning. I-taweh meticulously crafts the yin yang sequence of life, acknowledging oppression, Babylonian entrapment and insidiousness of poverty while emphasizing hope and faith […]
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