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DJ Makeda Dread spins a special ‘Tribute to Sugar Minott’ Reggae Makossa show

Reggae Makossa #84 Tribute to Sugar Minott

Reggae Makossa #84

Makeda Dread was a dear friend of Sugar Minott for many years.  Makeda dedicates this Reggae Makossa show to wonderful reggae artist and very special person.  Through his music Sugar Minott will live on forever in our hearts.  Tune in as Makeda brings you the best of his works.  ONE LOVE
About Sugar Minott:

Lincoln Sugar Minott was born in Kingston on May 25: 1956. He virtually grew up in a dancehall: living next door to a sound system on Chisholm Avenue. Graduating from Kingston College Extension School at the age of 19 after attending Melrose Primary: he actually believed that football would be his calling as he was an excellent goal keeper. After a stint at electrical engineering: which he quickly abandoned opting to follow his love for music: he followed various sound systems and eventually became a selector for a small sound system called Sounds of Silence Keystone.

Joining Tony Tuff and Derrick Howard to form the group African Brothers: Sugar stepped out into his musical career. After competing in several talent contests: the African Brothers went on to record several cultural and conscious songs for different producers including Sir Coxone Dodd. Although the African Brothers never had a major hit the experience of singing taught Sugar much about harmony and melody which he successfully utilized in his solo career. His introduction to Studio One resulted in him becoming a studio apprentice: quickly learning the art of record production. He was eager to voice new tunes on the timeless rhythms in Coxone’s vault.

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Haji Mike interviews Tippa Irie on the Outernational show this Friday

Tippa Irie is a historic artist in the UK and Intrernational reggae scene who has made many chart topping solo tunes and collabs with Lloyd Brown, Peter Hunningale, Daddy Colonel and many more. The MC has a mighty brand spanking new CD called ‘Stick To My Roots’

Show times for the radio show interview are as follows:

Friday BigUp Radio 5am, 11am, 5pm, 11pm EST or 9am, 3am, 9pm, 11pm Cyprus Time!

Friday Radio Napa 106.3 FM 5-6pm Saturday

Saturday ACE FM – Spain 11pm-midnight.

Check out the free Snippet Mix of Tippa Irie’s brandnew album “Stick to my Roots” hosted by Chalie 2na (of Jurassic 5 Fame) via Lockdown Production @

About Tippa Irie:

Anthony Henry – a.k.a. Tippa Irie – emerged from England’s Saxon Sound International – the star-studded travelling sound system that has been at the forefront of the U.K. reggae dancehall scene for the past 25 years and helped launch the careers of artists such as Maxi Priest: Papa Levi and Smiley Culture. Tippa Irie was part of the new generation of British MC’s who developed the ‘Fast Talking’ style chat which today can be heard in modern day rappers like Busta Rhymes. Tippa toured extensively with his friend and long-time sparring partner: Pato Banton: throughout the Eighties including an appearance at Jamaica’s Reggae Sunsplash and their U.S. debut tours together. The U.K. DJ duo of Tippa Irie and Pato Banton had become one of the genres favourite combinations. As the Nineties began: the dynamic duo pursued their solo careers. Over a decade would pass before Tippa & Pato would reunite in the studio with legendary singing sensation Peter Spence to produce “””The Good Old Days””””–a track featured on Pato’s 2000 Grammy-nominated ‘Life is a Miracle’ and Tippa’s ‘I Miss’ tribute album to his late and great sister/MC Miss Irie.

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Clinton Fearon LIVE at Castaways

I-Town Records and Judahites Productions presents Central New York’s only Roots Reggae Series. Showcasing one of reggae legends Clinton Fearon, founding member of the Gladiators and his Boogie Brown Band. Kevin Kinsella Founding member of John Browns Body and Founder of I-Town Records will be performing with his project Food Clothes and Shelter. Master Kora Player Malang Diabate will be showcasing his skills to open the show. A great night of Roots Music hosted by Mike Judah from Reggae Explosions on 92 WICB. Reggae Explosions airs every Thursday Mornings from 10am-12noon EST. It can be streamed live at Tickets are available at 
Bless Up!

Michael Judah Miller
JudahItes Productions

Jan 18, 2008
8:00 PM PST
Also On The Bill
Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band
Admission Price
Minimum Age Limit
21 and over
Web Site
Castaways (more details)
413 Old Taughannock Blvd
Ithaca, NY US

Wayne Wonder and I-Wayne Tour Schedule for Winter 2008



It’s a new year and the Wayne’s of reggae are turning up the heat for Winter 2008. I-Wayne and Wayne Wonder will perform in multiple cities across the United States from January to mid-February. The highly anticipated tour will kick off in Boston, MA on January 16th and continue throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast. Fans can mix their tastes buds with the satisfying sounds of I-Wayne’s culture tunes and Wayne Wonder’s velvety love songs. Please see confirmed dates below:

January 16               Boston, MA              Roxy’s

January 18               Bridgeport, CT         Aces Nightclub

January 19               Rochester, NY         Water Street

January 20               Norfolk, VA              The Norva

January 21               Bronx, NY                  The Party Place

January 23               Atlanta, GA             Party Room

January 24               Chicago, IL              The Metro

January 25               Columbus, OH        Alrosa Villa

January 27               Detroit, MI                 Sigma Plaza

January 29               Minneapolis, MN    Fine Line Music Café

January 30               Kansas City, MO     Madrid Theater

January 31               Chicago, IL              Wild Hare

February 3                Tampa, FL                 Harbor Club

February 6                Charlotte, NC         Club Tropix

February 7                Jacksonville, FL       Club Rain

February 8                Miami, FL                   Florida Memorial College

February 9                Fort Myers, FL           Vinnie’s Cuisine

February 10             Orlando , FL             Hard Rock Café 


Performing and recording for over 15 years, Wayne Wonder is synonymous with worldwide dancehall reggae chart-toppers and mega hits.   His latest album, Foreva, features his new tune “For My Love” ft. rap diva Trina and boasts impressive collaborations with world renowned dancehall producers Don Corleone and Tony Kelly (Sean Paul, Elephant Man). Foreva is a  follow up to 2003’s smash success ‘No Holding Back’ (Atlantic Records) which garnered worldwide acclaim with a peak position at #29 on the Billboard Top 200, a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album, and the now famous solo television performance splitting the bill with Sean Paul on ‘Saturday Night Live’. To check out select tracks and video from Foreva click here: For more info on Wayne Wonder visit or 


On his sophomore release Book Of Life, I-Wayne disarms fans once again with his enchanting smooth sound over airy instrumentals and simplistic yet profound lyrics. The roots and culture sensation landed a hit on major urban/hip-hop radio in 2005 with his fiery single, “Can’t Satisfy Her,” on heavy rotation at New York’s Hot 97 radio station and received tremendous critical acclamation on his debut album Lava Ground as well as his most recent effort Book Of Life. I-Wayne has undeniably raised the bar for roots reggae of this generation by captivating the world with his distinct sound and deep insight. To listen to snippets of his new album visit For more info visit

For more info on the tour or if you would like to schedule interviews with these artists please contact Tiffany Mea at 718-425-1151 or . Thanks. 

Tiffany Mea

VP Records Publicity
89-05 138th St.
Jamaica, NY 11435
PH: (718)-425-1151
FAX: (718)-658-3573

BADMAN RADIO #9 with special guest CHAM on

Dancehall reggae powerhouse CHAM (formally Baby Cham) stops by the BADMAN RADIO show this Saturday on BADMAN RADIO is hosted by DJ TRASHA “Tha Booty Shaker.” Cham has been blowing up hot dancehall tracks since the late 90’s. His latest smash hits include “What U Think The Police Can Do,” “Possess (Silver Screen Riddim),” and let’s not forget the bombshell “Ghetto Story (Eighty Five Riddim)” Do not miss this exclusive interview and feature with CHAM!! ONE LOVE


Cham – Vitamin S
Cham - Vitamin S

About CHAM:

There are a million stories in the ghetto. And yet there’s only one “Ghetto Story.” And like the song says, it’s a survival story.

In Jamaica’s ultra-competitive music scene, stars are born every day and fade away just as fast. But ever since the mid 1990s, Baby Cham has represented the best of cutting-edge dancehall reggae. His every release seems to bring forth new sounds, new slang, and up-to-the minute ghetto news reports guaranteed to “bust the dance.” Spelled with a C (like champagne), Cham should not be confused with any Flipmode Squad affiliate, although he has been known to bust a rhyme from time to time. With his athletic good looks, his booming baritone voice, and a catalog of hits that won’t quit, Cham has managed to stay ahead of the times for longer than any other DJ in the game. And with the release of his long-awaited album Ghetto Story, Cham’s poised to take dancehall to another level all over again.

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