1. Shaggy Releases First All-Reggae Album at Kingston's Legendary Rae Town Dance

    October 14, 2013 12:17 PM EDT Shaggy dominated the Hot 100 with "It Wasn't Me" and "Angel" and spent six weeks atop of the Billboard 200 with "Hot Shot" (MCA Records), his eclectic sound melding an array of influences. The title of Shaggy&# ...

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  3. From the Skatalites To Shaggy to the Blue Note: How Jamaican Jazz Legend Monty Alexander Keeps Keeping On

    February 29, 2012 4:05 PM EST How does a venerated jazz pianist whose career spans six decades remain relevant among a younger audience? If you are Monty Alexander you take it back to your Jamaican roots and invite friends like multi-platinum selling dancehall superstar Shaggy ...

  4. O'Connor Recording Reggae In Kingston

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor is in Jamaica recording a reggae album with some of the country's leading musicians. The artist has been in Kingston since last week working on tracks for the album, co- Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor is ...

  5. Billboard Bits: Michael Franti, B.G., Lizz Wright

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Michael Franti, B.G., Lizz Wright Outspoken musician/poet/activist Michael Franti will record his next album in Kingston, Jamaica, with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell executive producing. Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and Mario C ...

  6. Breaking & Entering

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Michael Franti and Kings Of Leon. FOR THE PEOPLE: When the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy emerged on the hip-hop scene in the early 1990s, there was talk that lea ...

  7. Words and Photos by Lee Jaffe

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 At first glance, One Love appears to be a rather suspect photo book. While the oversized (10 by 11.5 inches) tome collects many notably rare photos, including several truly priceless shots of Peter To At first glance, One Love appears to be a rather ...

  8. No Doubt Feels 'Rock Steady'

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, "Rock Steady," Gwen Stefani saturates her comments with utterings of "like" and "know what I mean?" It's, like, quite charming, and, honestly, a little b Discussi ...

  9. Tony Rebel Puts His Positive Spin On Reggae With 'Realms'

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With "Realms of Rebel," released today (April 24) via RAS Records, Tony Rebel reaffirms why he's revered as one of reggae's true masters of the unique art of sing-jaying -- a blend of rapping and With "Realms of Rebel," ...

  10. Tony Rebel Puts His Positive Spin On Reggae With 'Realms'

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With "Realms of Rebel," released today (April 24) via RAS Records, Tony Rebel reaffirms why he's revered as one of reggae's true masters of the unique art of sing-jaying -- a blend of rapping and sing With "Realms of Rebel,& ...