Little 90s reggae / dancehall throwback featuring a short cameo by 2Pac and a verse by Yo Yo. While on the topic of 90s reggae hits, check out a few more related vids after the jump.
Legend. Social activist. National Hero. Messenger of Peace. Musical Icon. Philanthropist. Receiver of the Peace Medal of the Third World (UN). Opposer of Oppression.
Today is a celebration of Robert Nesta Marley’s life and legendary legacy. The forefather and undisputed King of Reggae. The crown belongs to no one else. Period. You may ask, why a post on Bob? He ain’t Hip-Hop. I beg to differ; if you’ve done your research, the entire culture of Hip-Hop owes a great debt to reggae music. Rest in power, Bob Marley!
I’m not usually the biggest fan of mashups, mainly because the many mashes I’ve heard felt and sounded so contrived; a capellas not matching rhythmically, garbage choice of beats among other atrocities. However, I spotted this one over at Frolab which quickly drew my attention, gave it a listen and was pretty blown away. Max Tannone, the architect behind the Jay-Z x Radiohead (Jaydiohead) project blends Dante’s vocals with some classic dub / roots reggae songs, making for a head-nod inducing mix. Can’t be mad at Hip-Hop fraternizing with reggae, especially when done right. Download link, stream, plus samples used below.
For all the reggae lovers out there. All the people who appreciate beautiful women (dancing to said reggae). Shit, to everyone! This man has been doing it for what? 40 years!? Jesus Christ, give me more…