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no long talk. with Kabaka Pyramid | Uptown Top Rasta [ep. 001]

So as I pointed out the other day, "no long talk." is the new vibrations from the Marvin Sparks camp. First one out the box is Kabaka Pyramid. If you are familiar with the artist, you know he's one of the best lyricists in Jamaica, well-respected by his peers, deals with truths and rights, highlights western hypocrisy and has in-depth knowledge to back his passionate rebel music.

He, along with Protoje, Chronixx, Dre Island, Jah 9, Jesse Royal, Keznamdi, Kelissa, Hempress Sativa, Iba Mahr etc., are part of the new wave of Jamaican artists' bringing forth the roots, rebel reggae message frequently called the "reggae/roots revival" movement. Individually, they bring different vibes, directions and slightly different inspirations amongst them. Whereas Chronixx, Dre Island and Jesse Royal continue the dancehall singjay vibe, like Protoje and Keznamdi, Kabaka Pyramid brings a more hip hop construction to the stylings accustomed to reggae chatting.

I thought Kaba…

Remember: "UK dont support each other"?/"We don't need US to rate us" part 2

This is for those who said "We dont support each other in the UK" and the "We don't need US to rate us" crews. You lot don't know what youre talking about.This is inspired by them.

But anyway, while the essence of the "We don't need US" statement is truth, it isn't wholly. Reason being, the fassies amongst us ("us" being those who believe the statement to be true) wouldn't be shouting about it without it. Let's be honest, until Krept & Konan charted without help from the corporations, media or the aforementioned fassies, UK rap was a road man thing. It wasn't a viable genre. It existed on YouTube, got high figures but so did "Charlie bit my finger". It didn't really mean much beyond that.

That time I was #HalfCast

HalfCast is the strongest podcast when it comes to chatting about things from our surroundings and perspective; be it music, entertainment or social issues and relationships, Chuckie Online and Poet are opinionated. I find myself agreeing with one or the other depending on the issue which is always a good thing. Sometimes one is right, other times you agree with another guy. And sometimes they're both right on the same thing but they have different angles so some thing's lost in the mix.

But anyway, I was on there. We spoke about why British acts should boycott the BET international awards and the identity or lack thereof with London acts.

And it ain't about being mixed-race or nothing (as far as I'm aware based on what they said). No abuse. Thanks in advance. And subscribe to their ting