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The Bobo Ashanti is Rasta for the twenty-first century: more militant and less tolerant. With their ideological attacks on Rome, social demotion of women and condemnation of homosexuality, deejays like Capleton and Anthony B may seem world’s apart from the hippy-ish notions of dreadlocks that was Bob Marley’s legacy. There’s actually not much difference. Unlike roots reggae, which ...

Source: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music, general editor Paul Du Noyer
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Herc, who moved to New York with his sound system in 1967 and introduced toasting, which was quickly taken up by native New Yorkers and metamorphosed into rap. Deejays found their way on to wax in the late-1960s when the acknowledged founding father was U-Roy, who toasted on top of old rock steady classics. He was followed by ...

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R&B. We just wanted to do it with our Jamaican feeling.’ Ernest Ranglin Styles Ska Rock Steady Roots Reggae Dub Reggae UK Reggae Reggae Pop Ragga Dancehall Bobo Dread Deejays US Reggae Deejays Reggae Style Reggae music is characterized by the emphasis on the off-beat, which pulls the tempo back and gives the music a laid-back feel. A strong ...

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was little more than sparse, jagged rhythm tracks, often sounding deliberately computerized as it made the most of the advancing technology, and the first dancehall vocals were deejays toasting live on dub plates (special one-off acetates of songs, cut for sound system use only). In the dancehall. Because of its ‘one-off’ nature, dancehall’s popularity was always ...

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style, was King Tubby, sound system owner, disc cutter, mixer and electronics wizard. Tubby took dub from simply being a hole in the mix in which deejays did their thing, to manipulating the elements of a tune with such imagination and precision he could unearth vibes buried within it that the original producer didn’t even know ...

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(that is, anything that remains in its natural state and is uncontaminated by the western world) and was perfect not only for the new wave of faster-talking, uncompromising deejays, but also seemed better-suited to the edgier mood of the inner cities at the time. Ragga completed the power shift away from artists who had, essentially, controlled ...

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heard, as people could simply pick up the mic and chat about anything they wanted to, provided it was on the beat. This was a new breed of deejays, who felt the same pressures as their audiences and gave voice to them in a way the people could identify with. It was then that Big Youth, Prince ...

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the day, in the early 1990s dancehall began to make headway in the US. Rappers KRS-One, Public Enemy and Queen Latifah all flirted with the sound, and deejays Shabba Ranks (Raw As Ever) and Supercat (Sweets For My Sweet) appeared to open the door for a significant Jamaican invasion. But that fell apart in the Dancehall Is Homophobic ...

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