Top 25 Reggae Albums of the Decade


The top 25 reggae albums for this decade — which ends December — was dominated by Shaggy but other dancehall artistes ranked highly, according to a list compiled by Splash.

Topping the list was Shaggy’s 2000 release Hot Shots which sold over ten million copies and was amongst the most sucessful albums of the decade. Matisyahu was second, but he also made the top 25 three times. Shaggy, Sean Paul, Sizzla, Beenie Man, UB40 and Damian Marley each made the list twice.

Music rankings are always controversial but Splash arrived at the findings, not by public opinion, but by analysing Billboard Reggae Album charts between 2000 to 2009 and ranked albums in order of weeks charted. Chart longevity indicated that the albums were not only popular but had that timeless quality as sales continued well beyond their release dates. Continue reading

Did marijuana help reggae Musicians Marley, Tosh & Wailer with their clairvoyant lyrics?

Today an interesting article came showing how many reggae artists predicted the financial collapse the world is going through now. This made me wonder if their use of marijuana as a sacrament helped to lift their mind into a more spiritual and truthful place. Maybe it did or maybe it didn’t but each of these musicians have been called a prophet along with many other reggae artists. Check out the article and decide for your self – click here