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Dancehall Music The New Sub Genre of  Reggae Music

Dancehall music is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s.

Initially dancehall was a more sparse version of reggae than the roots style, which had dominated much of the 1970s.
In the mid-1980s, digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably, with digital dancehall (or "ragga") becoming increasingly characterized by faster rhythms.

In the mid-1990s with the rise of dancehall BoboShanti artists, such as

Sizzla and Capleton, developed a very strong connection between dancehall and Rastafari.

Dancehall has come under criticism from international organizations and individuals for its violent and sometimes homophobic lyrics, although the lyrical themes are more varied than simply dealing with slackness and violence.

Dancehall owes its moniker to the Jamaican dance halls in which popular Jamaican recordings were played by local sound systems.

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Sizzla Kolonji "Solid As a Rock"

Vybz Kartel the "King of the Empire"

Lady Saw "Queen Of The Dancehall"

Elephant Man the "Energy God"

Beenie Man "King Of The Dancehall"

The Gully Gad Mavado

Richie Loops "What's In His Cup?"

The Don Gorgon Ninja man

Multi Talented Dancehall singer Toi

Mad Cobra "The most current 1990s Dancehall Artist"

Alborosie Italy's top reggae and dancehall artiste

Dancehall Reggae artiste Mr Vegas

Super Cat the Real Don Dadda of Dancehall and Reggae

Shaggy "Mr Boombastic"

Dancehall Reggae artiste Busy Signal

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Toya "The Boss Lady" dancehall reggae artiste

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love both!!! but i prefer DANCEHALL OVER REGGAE... especially when its weekend! im a club hoppin girl an my girls know that i love to dance!!!!! so …

Marlon Not rated yet
I got so many song ideas in my head just looking for someone who can influence me in the right direction to become a successful artist

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mr brooks aka mavado starbwoy gull gaad.born 1981 in kingston jamaica is de badest man in jamaican dancehall 2012 pulling amazin and enegetic showz around …

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The Psi Phi Music artiste, FALCO has emerged on the Dancehall scene with a playful new single that's sure to thrill and engage ears. FALCO - GIMME A VIBES …

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Dan Marcus I was born Mark Johnson on October 17th in Belize city. He was raised by his mother and grandmother along with his 5 brothers and 1 sister. …

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Blaze - The artiste whos real name is Andrew Folkes think that 2012 will be a sucessful year for him in the dancehall music business. He has just released …

Ras myrhdak aka Di 1st King Not rated yet
Blauque Warriah aka Stephon Moulton a.k.a RAS MYRHDAK was born March 3, 1977 and hails from Linton Park Browns Town, St. Ann, a parish known for reggae …

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Fast-rising female deejay Sajay is very pleased with how things have been going with her career lately. The talented St Elizabeth native is currently enjoying …

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King Yellow Man "The Original King of the Dancehall" Not rated yet
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Dancehall reggae artiste Capleton aka King Shango Not rated yet
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Busy Signal Tempted to Touch Not rated yet
Dancehall Reggae artiste Busy Signal is at it again. Known for his cutting edge lyrics, Signal has been putting out a lot of love song in recent times. …

Lady saw new video Not rated yet
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