Reggae

Santigold Master of My Make-Believe [Album Review]

05/06/2012

Santigold’s latest album title, Master of My Make-Believe, is awfully fitting. On Master of My Make-Believe you’re either following Santigold from opening track “Go” or you’re lost in the dust. There is a lot happening on this concise (under 40mins) eleven-track album. Santigold manages to swag out on “Look At These Hoes,” talk politics on Read More

Debating the Boycott of Buju Banton

11/03/2009

Last week, SFCritic made a post concerning the continuing debate between dancehall performer, Buju Banton and the LGTBQ community that is protesting his music. The debate concerns the LGBTQ’s proposed boycott of Buju Banton’s performances in the US as a result of a statements, and particularly a song Banton made in the past, which has Read More

Here’s Toasting To You

03/05/2009

Ever heard of toasting? Not bread, or drugs–but the characteristic style in hip hop and reggae. As described on wikipedia: Toasting is a style of chanting or talking over the record that was first used by 1960s Jamaican deejays such as U-Roy and Dennis Alcapone. This style greatly influenced Jamaican DJ Kool Herc, who used Read More