Rock Jamaica’s Reggae Tribute To Michael Jackson

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Rock Jamaica would like to recognize Michael Jackson’s impact on reggae music as well as his impact on the world. So this Tuesday at Reggae on the Rooftop at Kress we will be featuring some of the best Michael Jackson reggae covers and some of his biggest hits. Please check out some of Michael Jackson’s reggae covers below. Kress 6608 Hollywood Blvd. 90028 click here for additional info…

Tarrus Riley and his version of Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature”

“The girl is mine” by  Dancehall King Yellow Man and Peter Metro

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The DJ Karim Produced Song ‘Arguments’ Mega Hit In Jamaica

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DJ Karim @ Rock Jamaica in Los Angeles

For the original fans of Rock Jamaica you will remember our monthly DJ ‘DJ Karim’ who is also one of the hottest producers in Jamaica. We have big plans to bring him back to west coast when his schedule can free up but in the mean time he is killing the music scene with crazy beats including the hit by upcoming artist Protoje ‘Arguments’. The music video for ‘Arguments has been sticking to the number one spot for five weeks in Jamaica and there is no sign of it slowing down. Check out the music video below followed by an article from the Jamaica Observer on the song.

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Keri Hilson added to Reggae Sumfest

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The epic hip-hop flavour of Keri Hilson will be adding some spice to ‘The Greatest Reggae Show On Earth’, when she appears on Reggae Sumfest in July.

The Atlanta-grown singer has been added to the line up for International Night I, Friday July 24, and joins an already dazzling array of stars including Jazmine Sullivan, Ne-Yo, Morgan Heritage, Jah Cure, Queen Ifrica and Coco Tea.

Hilton will be making an appearance at Reggae Sumfest 2009.

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Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast? – The Documentary Film

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The fastest man alive Usain Bolt (left) who is featured in the documentary ‘Why Jamaicans Run So Fast?’ alongside the film’s producer Fernando Garcia-Guerta

With a ‘little feeling’ that something big was going to happen at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China

, Spanish music producer Fernando Garcia-Guereta shifted gears from the studio and on to the track with his debut documentary Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast?

Filming months before the Olympics and continuing the journey from Beijing and back, the 61-minute documentary is the only non-American film nominated at this year’s American Black Film Festival.

It is one of three films nominated in the documentary category at the festival, which is slated from June 24-27 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Garcia-Guereta strives to find the answer to Jamaican athletes’ speed in the film and in the process, beautifully captures the spirit and zeal of Jamaicans.

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Contagious – Tarrus Riley Spreads ‘Sweet Sickness’ On Third Album

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It’s early Tuesday evening at Grafton Studios in Vineyard Town, St Andrew. Tarrus Riley has just finished voicing a track, but that is not his only reason for being particularly upbeat. He is in the later stages of preparing his third album for an August release on the Cannon label, VP Records handling distribution.

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Jr Reid Smashes It Down At Rock Jamaica

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Junior Reid doing it big from his Rock Jamaica Cabana… Click Pic above to see more…

I remember going to my first Reggae Sun Splash show at 16 in Montego bay with just my friends and I in a hotel for the weekend. My aunt cindy got us VIP passes so we possessed the power of access to the backstage area which I found out was very impressive to the tourist girls. But this write up is not about my tour guide days as a youth at Sun Splash instead that was the first time I got to see Junior Reed live on stage. As you probably know he has one of the most distinctive voices out of Jamaica which is why he is in demand not only for reggae music but also for hip hop. Rappers Game and Mimms most recently had him on their chart topping singles ‘One Blood’ and ‘This Is Why I’m Hot’. So for me to be able to see him at Sun Splash where I became a life long fan to then be able to have him perform for the Rock Jamaica family was a very special day for me and the crew.

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Pictures – ‘Junior Reid @ Reggae on the Roof Top’ June 16th, 2009

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