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Dedicated to Reggae Lovers - Hosted by Kahlil Wonda and AGARD, Reggae Lover pulls back the curtain on the issues, back-stories, and adventures of the global reggae music phenomena. This reggae podcast features discussions on the culture, economics and all things relatable to reggae lovers. Highlanda Sound produces this Caribbean podcast with new episodes every Monday. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reggae-lover/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
 
Rebel Radio is brought to you in partnership with EDM.com The Art of Selling Without Selling Out. Rebel Radio shines a light on cultural pioneers and their influences, reflecting on the roots and future of underground culture. We engage the influencers who define what we wear, watch, listen to, and play with — and how we spend our spare time and loose change — and explore what it means to be a creative entrepreneur today. Our weekly interview show explores the journeys of those who do it bes ...
 
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A discussion on Sound clash culture in 2020. Listen for analysis of what's been going on with sound clash culture in 2020 and predictions of where we see things going in the future based on key indicators like dubplate cutting, the lack of youth in the arena, and more. This is for others who share a passion for sound clash and listeners who have th…
 
Stormi Maya knows how to get shit done. Almost a dozen music releases this year + a movie in the works + keeping up a YouTube, OnlyFans, Instagram.She may be best known for her appearances in the 2019 movie Hustlers, starring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu or the Spike Lee series She's Gotta Have It, but Stormi is on a daily grind of creating cont…
 
Jazerai Allen-Lord says that sneakers are at the center of modern culture.We believe her. She's been writing about sneakers for over a decade, designed her own sneaker for Reebok, and is helping many of the major sneaker brands incorporate diverse voices into the conversation. She knows her shit.In today's episode, Jazerai puts us up on how sneaker…
 
This episode takes a look at the world of reggae backing bands and the legends they support. Our guest is Stevie Culture, a musician from the west coast of Jamaica who's has been playing and performing Reggae music for more than 2 decades. The backing band culture seldom gets highlighted or explored though it's a major part of Jamaican music cultur…
 
Shawn Prez was building an incredible career at Bad Boy Entertainment, playing a key role in turning Puffy's company into a powerhouse of hitmaking and brand building. Then, one day, he quit."I had to answer a greater call," he tell us.Because of the good work he had been doing, Puffy backed Shawn on his new venture Power Moves Inc., which now does…
 
We caught up with Diego Herrera, the Reggae/Caribbean Music Curator and Programmer for Pandora Media. He's the man with the plan for Caribbean Music. He is entrenched within the culture and has been for a long time. As you may know, we've been working with Pandora to help push reggae music. Our podcast is featured on Pandora and we curate playlists…
 
This week we connect with producer / composer Adrian Young for a masterclass in focus and discipline.Adrian is perhaps best known for his collaborations with Ali Shaheed Muhammad on the music for Marvel's Luke Cage as well as the Jazz Is Dead series featuring Jazz greats including Roy Ayres. But his list of credits is long and diverse, including fi…
 
Special guest DJ Kash shares his perspective as a DJ/producer who has worked with various artists in the diaspora. DJ Kash just released a new single called All Night Long featuring Tifa and is working on his debut EP. We get his take on the industry, artists, culture, and how his contributions propel the music. During this conversation we uncovere…
 
Check out Arabian Prince's latest venture at https://covitech.us. He's doing important work to help small businesses respond to COVID-19.He was one of the founders of NWA. As he tells it, he left the group early on over business differences, but you'll also hear that the group's move into gangsta rap didn't really fit what he was about creatively.S…
 
Top 5 Reggae Roots (Replay) with Kahlil Wonda's top-ranking 90’s culture songs. 1. Untold Stories - Buju Banton 2. Splashing Dashing - Garnet Silk 3. One Away - Sizzla 4. Lord Watch Over Our Shoulders - Garnet Silk 5. King In This Jungle - Jah Cure ft. Sizzla Buzzworthy - The passing of Legendary producer, Bunny "Striker" Lee. The Tastemaker - Pret…
 
Today's episode opens with a story David was telling as we were setting up to record. It's so good that we kept it in the show. The beginning is cut off, but the setup is that he went to Ultra Music Festival one year with no ticket and no expectations whether he would get in or what kind of experience he would have if he did. His only rule: Don't a…
 
A review of The Journey Chosen by Spragga Benz, the new album. Nick from the Jamaican State of Mind podcast links up to defend Spragga, his favorite artist. Buzzworthy: Koffee becomes Mastercard's brand ambassador for Jamaica. Buju Banton featured on FIFA 21, performs for launch. Soundchat Radio launches a new website with a premium subscription mo…
 
This week we are dropping a taste of another great podcast into our feed.Check out a snippet of The Passion Economy, hosted by journalist Adam Davidson. Each week Adam talks to entrepreneurs who are thriving by building businesses around their passions. Sound familiar?The episode we're featuring is with Coss Marte, a former New York drug dealer who…
 
We discuss the reggae industry's focus on vanity metrics such as social media likes and YouTube views versus actionable metrics like engagement and sales. Reggae/dancehall fans find ways to get new music for free (YouTube, mixtapes, sound system audio, email blasts, SoundCloud, etc). They form opinions based on the opinions of others if they have t…
 
Once in a while I like to practice giving up control. This week I hand over the mic (Not literally, we both had mics otherwise you'd only hear one person which wouldn't be great unless we were doing a one-person podcast, which we aren't. So glad we cleared that up.) to my collaborator Ethan Baer. Ethan is an entrepreneur whose hustle I respect a lo…
 
We talk to Maxi Priest and Jonathan Emile who collaborated on Emile's recently released "Babylon is Falling" Remix. Reggae music has always been at the forefront of social and political issues. One example is Bob Marley's participation in the Amandla Festival of 1979 in Boston. There, Marley performed in support of the anti-apartheid movement and t…
 
Legendary rave promoter Disco Donnie is our guest this week.He was perhaps the only promoter to be prosecuted under the draconian "crack house statutes" that were invoked to try to bring down dance music in the late 90s. Even that couldn't stop him.Today, his operation is stronger than ever. Donnie recently bought back the company that bears his na…
 
We list our Top 5 Revolutionary Reggae Songs of all time. Ras Jamal from Royal Ethiopian Sound joins the discussion to give his analysis. We define what a revolutionary song is and how the music of the 70s differs from the messages in today's music. There are different kinds of revolutions. The conversation takes us through the some responses that …
 
An in-depth conversation with Steve "Urchin" Wilson, a part of Sean Paul's management for the past 18 + years. We discussed how Steve has been pushing the culture in nightlife and through his work in the recording industry. He shares how he got started in the business, and his thoughts on Jamaica getting more hardcore about honoring reggae icons. W…
 
The Vault: Classic Music Reviews podcast host, Brian Cox gave us an education on the island of Grenada. As a first-generation American of Caribbean descent, Brian shared his unique perspectives. Brian described the soundtrack of Grenada, and how music has changed there. We learned about the music and food you would encounter at a typical Grenadian …
 
Jerry Wonda's discography reads like the Billboard chart: Since co-producing the Fugee's mega-hit album The Score, he's worked with artists including Carlos Santana, Mary J. Blige, Busta Rhymes, Miguel, Lupe Fiasco, Migos, Melissa Etheridge, DJ Khaled, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, and many more. Oh, he also prooduced Shakira's "Hi…
 
Reasoning with Tessellated, the Billboard chart-topping, Emmy-nominated Jamaican artist who blew up in 2017 with the hit single, Pine and Ginger. During our conversation with Tessellated we uncovered: What were his early musical influences? From where does he draw his inspiration? Who is he listening to right now? What's next on the horizon musical…
 
The Fix JA podcast has been a dominant force in media for quite some time now. The three co-hosts, Naro, Ari, and Javi, have dynamic chemistry and have achieved a synergy. The Fix JA features the best of the best of the Jamaican dancehall and reggae scene. They cover what's hot and bubbling in Kingston from an objective point-of-view. The co-hosts …
 
Blake Coppelson turned his Proximity YouTube channel into a record label and is now building the company into a lifestyle brand. Want to learn how?First, he built the channel up to 8 million subscribers by posting the hottest EDM tracks each week. Listen to the interview to hear the rest, and where he's planning to take it next, and what he's learn…
 
A look behind the scenes with Neil Robertson, a music industry exec. from the golden era of reggae and hip-hop. Neil Robertson worked behind the scenes as an A&R for Island Records. He was also a label manager and marketer for Island Jamaica. Neil was in the boardrooms and studios working with Beenie Man and Luciano to launch them internationally. …
 
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