Kickin’ It With Bob Marley

In the gym with a soccer-loving reggae legend. He sang about “one love,” but Bob Marley was passionate about many things, including the game of soccer. At home, in the studio, or on the road, Marley was never far from a ball. “Football is freedom,” he once said, and throughout his life, the game provided a refuge and release from the stresses of touring. In … Continue reading Kickin’ It With Bob Marley

Rolling Stone: Grace Jones on New Doc ‘Bloodlight and Bami

‘Slave to the Rhythm’ singer/style icon on opening up for the camera, her ‘Black Panther’ shout-out and more She’s been a Grammy nominee and a disco glamazon, a supermodel and a slave to the rhythm, a Bond femme fatale and Conan the Barbarian’s cohort, a style icon and a Studio 54 habitué. She is Grace Jones, and this tall, fearsome Jamaican remains an instantly recognizable … Continue reading Rolling Stone: Grace Jones on New Doc ‘Bloodlight and Bami

Lauryn Hill announces 20th Anniversary Miseducation tour

Hill is revisiting her landmark album with stops across North America, including Toronto and Vancouver   When the landmark album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was first released in August of 1998, Hill’s smart, infectious songs were everywhere — from cafés to stores to radio. Now Hill is revisiting the album with a North America-wide tour that kicks off July 5 in Virginia and includes stops in Toronto … Continue reading Lauryn Hill announces 20th Anniversary Miseducation tour

HoodCelebrityy and Dancehall’s New, Global Faces

By Matthew Trammell I recently heard a remix of “Famous,” by the Moroccan-American artist French Montana, on the radio station Hot 97, here in New York. Montana’s song, which has been out since last summer, is a light dancehall bop in the vein of Drake’s “Views”—a plea to resist the trappings of fame for the sake of a relationship. The remix adds a soft verse from … Continue reading HoodCelebrityy and Dancehall’s New, Global Faces

VMODA Crossfade II Wireless… The Stylishly Sculpted Sound

Reviewed by Tricia Williamson One of the things I love most about reviewing headphones, starts with the experience of unpacking from those brown shipping boxes. Once you get through that, what you’ll find with most luxury premium headphones is that they are packaged in big white beautifully designed square boxes (not that I am complaining). However, this experience with the VModa Crossfade II Wireless (Milano … Continue reading VMODA Crossfade II Wireless… The Stylishly Sculpted Sound

The Sound, Substance and Style of Shinola

Reviewed by DJ Courtney So I recently received a pair of the Shinola Canfield Over-Ear Headphones to review for the magazine, and after a week of using it, I must say, “These are some damn good headphones!” “Acoustically tuned by sound engineers and tested in Detroit,” states the company website. I chose to assess this Shinola while I was DJing at events in Jamaica and … Continue reading The Sound, Substance and Style of Shinola

Damian Marley Talks ‘Living It Up’ Video & Taking His Son Back to Jamaica

Bob Marley passed away over 30 years ago but remains a renowned reggae legend whose music, from his conscious lyrics and revolutionary anthems, is deeply rooted in Jamaican culture and radiates throughout the works of the generations that followed. Bob Marley’s children have kept his legacy alive, including Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, whose latest album Stony Hill — an ode to the Jamaican neighborhood the Marley siblings grew up in — has … Continue reading Damian Marley Talks ‘Living It Up’ Video & Taking His Son Back to Jamaica