It’s the 40th anniversary of the reggae king’s passing. Here are the 40 songs that turned him from a Kingston raggamuffin to a global icon.
Patricia Meschino is a New York City based journalist who has specialized in writing about Caribbean music and culture for the past 28 years. A longstanding contributing writer to Billboard Magazine and Billboard.com, Patricia regularly reports on events held in Jamaica and throughout the Caribbean.
A collaboration with a champagne company yielded a hit song that in turn spawned a new Jamaican record label run by the world’s fastest man.
Patricia Chin and VP Records has been behind a thousand Jamaican hits—from the Wailers to Sean Paul and beyond.
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Rockers is an absolutely wild movie with a backstory that’s much, much wilder.
Reggae’s legacy of decrying oppression lives on in Lila Iké, who is being hailed as one of the most exciting young talents to have recently emerged from Jamaica—or anywhere else.
The reggae star’s return to the stage after eight years in a Florida prison was one of the biggest music events in Jamaica’s history.