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Keith Hudson’s Flesh of My Skin, Blood Of My Blood Re-Issued

On October 22nd, 2021, VP Music Group reissues reggae singer and producer Keith Hudson’s obscure and edgy masterpiece, Flesh Of My Skin, Blood Of My Blood on vinyl and CD, and for the first time, on digital streaming platforms. The album, Hudson’s fourth, was released in 1974 to critical reception in London, paving the way for his future success and setting a foundation for his creative legacy, which was cut…

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Happy Birthday Peter Tosh – Remembering The Legacy

By:  John Masouri The legacy of Peter Tosh; his beliefs and fierce stance for equal rights and justice continues to be heard through his classic recordings.  Born on October 19th1944 in Westmoreland in the midst of a hurricane, Winston Hubert McIntosh, aka Peter Tosh, was destined to be a force in Reggae. After leaving for Kingston as a teenager he, Bob Marley and Bunny Livingston founded the Wailers with whom…

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Industry Focus: Kareem ‘Remus’ Burrell of XTM Nation

Industry Focus:  Kareem ‘Remus’ Burrell   Kareem ‘Remus’ Burrell born November 15th, 1988, St. Andrew, Jamaica is the son of Philip “Fatis” Burrell & Donna Gillette. Remus was born into the Jamaican music industry. His father’s record production label Xterminator Productions was formed in the late 80s featuring Riddims from Sly & Robbie, Firehouse Crew, and other musicians like Earl “Chinna” Smith and Dean Fraser. The Xterminator label features artistes like Luciano, Sizzla, Ini Kamoze, Beres…

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Industry Focus: Samo Kush-I!

Industry Focus: Samo Kush-I Samo Kush-I is a Jamaican-based director, photographer and producer who has earned acclaim for his work with artists in Jamaica. Getting his start from acts from the Reggae Revival movement, Samo has worked with notable luminaries in the genre such as Richie Spice, Chronixx and Jesse Royal. VP: How did you get your start in the music business? SK: I worked with Jesse Royal at the…

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Industry Focus: John Masouri

Journalist John Masouri has been covering the Reggae genre since the late 60’s.  Reggae’s journalistic expanse in the U.K. and Europe has been in part because of John’s coverage.  John explains “my love affair with reggae began in the late 60s, after sneaking out to shebeens and clubs in Nottingham as a teenager. Living in London during the early 70s amidst an explosion of dub, sound systems and rockers music…

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Mykal Rose at Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park!

Mykal Rose, frontman of Black Uhuru from 1977-1985 and reggae’s first Grammy winner, held a free concert at Brooklyn’s Ft. Greene Park on Sunday, October 3rd, making a strong case for himself as one of the most gifted and enduring champions of reggae’s golden era. His 90-minute set included standards he popularized in Black Uhuru (with Sly & Robbie), including “Sponji Reggae,” “Stalk Of Sensimilla, “General Penitentiary,” “Party In Session,”…

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