Custom Search

Lyrics ~ Videos ~ News ~ Whats New ~ Articles ~ Booking ~ Frontpage


Chinsu - Mi Have The Leathering Official Music Video


Get your videos and Music on our site for a good deal

Goodbye Reggae, Jamaica Music Reggae Capital Is Now France

by Delroy “Special Mix” Holness
(Canada & UK)


What am I hearing, Reggae has left Jamaica and now lives in France? Well if you listen to the propaganda that the major record labels are trying to spread, then yes, France now owns reggae.

Let’s go back a bit. One of the reasons I created English Pound Radio.com was to have a media outlet I controlled. Somewhere, where I had control over the music I played and was not subjected to what the general radio stations and record labels wanted to ram down my throat.

I predicted that Reggae music would soon be hijacked, just like our native Land, Gold, Bauxite, Oil, Sugar and whatever else they could take from us. They showed us the Bible and while we were busy reading, they sneaked our wealth out of the back door. Well, they have run out of what to steal and pillage, so they are now coming for our prized possession. The thing that has kept us strong, through all the pain and suffering we have endured, they are now coming for our heartbeat… “REGGAE MUSIC”.

Now, I hear some of you saying, “Cha, what foolishness this youth is talking!”. Now if you are a little concerned about Reggae’s stability in Jamaica then you will read on, if not then at least I told you so.

Ten years ago when I was backstage at a concert in California, I was reasoning with, Capleton, Yellow Man, Steele Pulse, Gregory Isaacs, Anthony B and so many more prominent Jamaican born artistes. From beginning till end, the show was Jamaicans after Jamaicans gracing the stage.

In 2013, if you get maybe three Jamaican born artistes on that list of twenty performers, you’re lucky.



Ten years ago, in France, Germany and Italy, closing acts on a Reggae / Dancehall show was Jamaican born. In 2013, the Jamaican acts are opening for European acts, who now close the shows. Are you now seeing what I am seeing or do you want to read more, I know you want more, Ok.

On the Billboard Top 40 charts, the “Kings of Reggae” are, Snoop Dog (Lion), Eddy Murphy, Miley Cyrus and Major Lazer? Out of the ones I mentioned, how many have a Jamaican Birth Certificate? All of these are making thousands if not millions from Reggae, ten times that of any Jamaican.

My concern is not that others are enjoying and spreading the Reggae love, my problem is that we Jamaicans are slowly being pushed back and left out of the money pot. Now that Hip Hop, RnB, Country and Pop music is over saturated with non meaning lyrics and plastic robotic artistes, Reggae is seen as the Pure Vibe, the Real Deal and the place to make big bucks. So it’s time to steal again.

This is Part.1 of my three part series, talking about my concerns of the stealing of Reggae music.

In my next article, I will explain, how this is being done and then in my last article, I will show you what I think should be done by Jamaicans, to preserve our gift from the heavens, called “REGGAE MUSIC”

Author: Delroy “Special Mix” Holness. Date written: 9/September/2013.

Comments for Goodbye Reggae, Jamaica Music Reggae Capital Is Now France

Average Rating starstar

Click here to add your own comments

Sep 08, 2013
Goodbye Reggae, Jamaica Music Reggae Capital Is Now France
by: Yankee

Jamaica is the birth of reggae music but the world has embraced it it's own. If France (according to your sources) owns majority shares of the brand of Reggae music, then it proves that reggae has no boundaries. The World is buying reggae music I don't have proof that Jamaica or any other Caribbean country is buying that many units compared to the rest. I still think it's a good thing. However many related Jamaican products are owned by foreign interests.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Dancehall/Reggae music articles.

Stories You Might Have Missed

Americans Wants Dancehall artiste Mavado Deported

The ten richest Jamaican Dancehall & Reggae Music Entertainers

Plot Uncovered to Kill Entertainer Vybz Kartel

Vybz Kartel says Tommy Lee and Popcaan have betrayed him

Spice Lashes Youth View Awards Show!

Elephant Man said Beenie Man is Badmind

Alkaline Picture Before he started Bleaching his Skin

Tessanne Chin Confirmed Split With Husband Ask For Privacy

Mr. Vegas Replies to I-Octane, says "badmind" not in his DNA !

Kamouflage Devil Gal Official Music Video

Custom Search

Lyrics ~ Videos ~ News ~ Whats New ~ Articles ~ Booking ~ Frontpage

HOT ON THE WEB NOW!

Loading...

MORE TOP STORIES HERE >>>>>

Contact us :  BBM: 330E61A0..Tel:1876-837-7665..1876-395-8008 or

 INFO@DANCEHALLREGGAEWORLD.COM  for information on how to get your information posted on our site.

SEND ALL DANCEHALL AND REGGAE MUSIC RELATED ITEMS TO INFO@DANCEHALLREGGAEWORLD.COM


Kamouflage Devil Gal Official Music Video



Symba Daninjah - Go Down (Official Video)


Recent Articles

  1. Germany Sound Systems information page

    Mar 31, 15 08:48 PM

    Germany sound systems have also carved out a piece of the dancehall and reggae music industry, and have become a force to be reconked with.

    Read More

  2. Live Videos from the Streets, Clubs and Stage Shows.

    Mar 31, 15 03:16 PM

    Welcome to dancehall and reggae live Videos music page. On this page you will find live videos and interviews from top parties, clubs and stage sh

    Read More

  3. Dancehall artiste Mavado Racially Abused at NY Restaurant

    Mar 30, 15 09:03 PM

    Dancehall artisteMavado says he was a victim of racial profiling at an Asian restaurant in New York recently. According to the Love In Your Heart singer,

    Read More

  4. DJ Rondon For all your Mixtape Needs

    Mar 30, 15 08:42 PM

    DJ Rondon is considered to be New York's best DJ, Sound system and he also have the best Mixtapes in his state.

    Read More

  5. Dancehall Sound Clash Music Business

    Mar 30, 15 08:27 PM

    Dancehall sound clash, the clashing of sounds goes way back from the early days of Kilamanjaro, Metro Media,Stone Love, Stur Gav, Silver Hawk, Rockstar and Body Guard among others.

    Read More

GET YOUR MUSIC & VIDEOS POSTED ON DRW


"Dilly Chris - Badmind Official Music Video"


Kamouflage Devil Gal Official Music Video


Candid Pic: Reggae Royalty Meets Rock Royalty



Mavado and his First Born taken Back in 2002


Artiste of the Month


DEXTA DAPS



SHARE 1 LOVE



Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Newsletter.

Little presence of Jamaican musicians on Billboard Reggae charts

MORE TOP STORIES HERE


Get Your Questions Answer In Our Help Center
Question about songs & Titles only! [click here]


SPONSORS Sites
Negril Vacations
seasandsunjamaica
my-island-jamaica.com
keepitjiggy.com
reggae-online.com
caribbean-fun-cruises.com