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Damian Marley Guides Jay-Z’s Exploration of Music’s Origins in “BAM” Visual

Exploring part of music’s genesis, Rap hero Jay-Z heads to the heart of Jamaica in his latest visual for 4:44 stand out cut “BAM.” The Rohan Blair-Mangat-directed video captures the beauty of Jamaican natives, their cities and villages and the heavy influence their culture has had on Rap music. Alongside Reggae artist (and son of…

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Rampant Racism Couldn’t Stop Bessie Stringfield

Bessie Stringfield‘s inspiring story is one of resilience and perseverance. Her ability to recognize what brought her the most joy very early on in life is truly what sets her apart. When Stringfield was 19, she became the first African-American woman to ride a motorcycle across the United States. She embarked on this journey solo…

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Peter Tosh Museum Opens in the Legend’s Hometown of Kingston, Jamaica

A new museum opened in Kingston, Jamaica to pay tribute to Peter Tosh (a core member of The Wailers who also played alongside Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer from 1963-1974). Tosh pursued a successful solo career shortly after The Wailers’ disbandment but quickly became a controversial figure for his political views. His life was tragically…

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