Is Reggae and Dancehall the same?

Are Reggae and Dancehall The Same? -  This question might be up for debate but in Jamaica the birthplace of both genre, they are not.

Dancehall music is a sub-genre of Reggae music or should we say Reggae music is the mother of Dancehall music.

What is Reggae Music - This is a genre that is strongly associated with Jamaica, and that is because it was started there in the 1960's. Toots and the Maytals did 1968 single called "Do the Reggay."  Click here to read about  The Origin Of Reggae Music.

What is Dancehall 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.  Click here to read about the Origin of Dancehall Music.

Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Beres Hammond, Jimmy Cliff and Luciano are all reggae artists. Their music is more about social commentary, love and unity and fighting for equal rights.

Vybz Kartel, Ninja Man, Shabba Ranks, Mavado, Super Cat are Dancehall artist. These artists music are mostly about money, hot girls and car.

Some of the main difference between Reggae and Dancehall are the lyrical contents and the beats/Riddims.

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Dancehall artiste Shenseea

Shenseea Claims "Princess Of Dancehall" Critics Hits Back

Dancehall artiste Shenseea yesterday claimed her spot among the female dancehall royalty when she dubbed herself dancehall's 'princess' in a post to her Instagram page.
The post took on a life of its own, sparking debate about which female dancehall artiste was deserving of the title princess, since Spice is the queen.Read full article here

Rygin King said Alkaline Not On his Level

Dancehall artiste Rygin King might be losing a few fans after comments he made about Alkaline, not on his level.  During a live broadcast on his Instagram Montego Bay Based artiste, Rygin King was asked if Alkaline is bigger Read more here

Jay Blaxx

Upcoming dancehall artiste Jay Blaxx was shot and killed in the community of Granville, St James on August 28, 2018.

Reports reaching us are that Jay Blaxx who is from the said community was killed by Read more here

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Who Is The Most Underrated Reggae Entertainer You know?

Over the years there are a lot of good Dancehall and Reggae music entertainers who has been pushed unto the back burner for some reason not of their own.


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