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2007 Stories by Elena Oumano

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  • Shaggy's Intoxication

    published November 6, 2007

    For the committed, reggae is honed on the tropical sufferah's redemption: sweat, riddim, and a virile roots-rebel stance. So where to place a... More >>

  • Jamrock Revisited

    published August 28, 2007

    Chalk one up for the old farts mourning the days when riddims were slow- pumping and juicy, lyrics tough and high-minded. Freshly minted reissues... More >>

  • Zap Mama's Supermoon

    published July 31, 2007

    Supermoon's opening track, "1000 Ways," aims for nothing less than transforming the human condition: "Thousand billion people/Thousand... More >>

  • Mavado's Gangsta for Life: The Symphony of David Brooks

    published July 17, 2007

    In Gangsta for Life, "Squeeze Breast," a filthy-mout'd litany of Mavado's pussy-wrangling skills (rendered even more lascivious by the... More >>

  • World party fusion gets gorgeous and bangin'

    published May 8, 2007

    Like its self-titled 2005 debut, Jewish Gypsy band Balkan Beat Box's follow-up, Nu Med (i.e., New Mediterranean), is about dance-floor... More >>

  • Reggae Youngbloods Preach Dancefloor Apocalypse

    published March 6, 2007

    The eight would-be reggae dancehall dominators showcased on this CD/DVD combo (featuring videos and a documentary) know they'll either catch a... More >>

  • Armageddon Never Sounded So Palatable

    published February 27, 2007

    Richie Spice tried a few different vocal styles before hitting on a winner—the post-Sizzla fire 'n' brimstone chanting that motored his 2000... More >>

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