Reggae Lover

Reggae Lover

Dedicated to Reggae Lovers - Reggae Lover pulls back the curtain on the issues, backstories, and adventures of the global reggae music phenomena, emphasizing sound system culture. The reggae lover podcast features quality discussions relatable to reggae lovers, from dubplates to current reggae to Studio One Lover's rock.

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December 12, 2022 48 mins

We revisited Wicked Sound Clashes With New Sounds on the Battlefield, including the 12-sound Battle Royal competition, Yung Gunz versus Notorius in Brooklyn, and Innocent Sound versus Emperor Sound in the DMV.



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Reactions to the recent ban on violent content over Jamaican airwaves and TV. In addition, some alternatives for reducing crime are offered, and a short list of quality new music releases. Does Dancehall Have A Devastating Love Affair With Violence?

Jamaica’s broadcasting regulator has banned all music and television broadcasts it perceives as glorifying criminal activity, drug use, weapons, or scamming. According to the Jamaican go...

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Anticipation builds for the Welcome to Jamrock Sound Clash at Sea featuring World Clash champions Code Red versus Warrior Sound, Notorius with Little Shabba and Badgyal Marie, and Dynamq, a.k.a the "River Nile Crocodile." Who will win?

We dissect recent and upcoming sound clash events, including:

  • 2022 Lawless Soundclash in California between Jah Mikey One, King Shine, and Blunt Posse.
  • Mention of Destination Badda Dan 123 C...
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We bring an analysis of the New World Order sound clash, which put Innocent Sound up against King Addies in Atlanta on September 17, 2022. Mello Promotions/Fam1st Entertainment and The Fresh Station promoted the contest, and Dynamq held down hosting duties.


In this episode:

  • Recent clash record of both sounds.
  • Recapping rounds 1 through 4 and tune fi tune.
  • Where King Pin ...
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Breaking down the 123 Badda Dan Sound Clash held on August 13, 2022, in South Florida. Welcome to Season 10 of Reggae Lover!

Last year's winner, Prodigy Movements (FL), competed against Super Tremor (Queens, NY), Redi Roc (Connecticut / FL), King Trendsetta (FL), Shockwave Sound (Brooklyn, New York), and King AP (Atlanta) in the 123 Badda Dan USA 🇺🇸 Sound Clash 2022.

The winner of the Clash was Super Tremor with solo fem...

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We present the Top 5 Big Reggae Songs of the Year 2022 so far. This is the Season 9 finale of the Reggae Lover.

Also, check out Kahlil Wonda and AGARD on Pandora New Reggae Radio's "Best Reggae+Dancehall '22" program, a special mid-year feature to commemorate International Reggae Day. Here’s a direct link to the program: https://pandora.app.link/JMK5vPHojrb.



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This is a light touch on a heavy topic. More conversations like these need to be had.

Resources:

Heal and Grow Journey Podcast.

Reggae Lover Episode 185 - Music Therapy featuring Jay Blessed.



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We discuss how Downbeat and Firgo Digital Fell to LP In the "No Long Talking" Sound Clash.

AGARD and Kahlil Wonda breakdown many aspects of this clash including:

  • Downbeat's next-generation finally debuts as Tony Screw watches from the crowd.
  • The competition between the 3 sound systems that strung up (audio quality).
  • LP International's strategy and preparation for this dance.


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Hosts Kahlil Wonda and AGARD review and discuss the results of World Clash featuring Code Red, Dynamq, Mystic, Stereo 5, Observer, Empire, Warrior, Klymaxx, and Rodem Cyclone, plus other recent sound clashes in New York and Atlanta.

Topics Covered:

  • What Happened At World Clash The End: Full Review
  • Stereo 5 versus King Addies
  • King Animosity versus Blunt Posse
  • King AP versus King Eternity
  • Downbeat versus Firgo Digital versus LP Interna...
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Processing the dismal first-week sales performance of recent albums from Koffee, Shensea, Spice, Skillibeng, Vybz Kartel, and Alkaline.

Reading the "mailbag" and reacting to comments from listeners live.



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Reviews of Koffee - "Gifted," Shensea - "Alpha," and Bling Dawg - "ELEV8."

Three full-length debut albums out of Jamaica for 2022.



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Traditional and Creative Ways for Reggae Artists to Make Money Now.

In a conversation inspired by Sister Nancy finally earning royalties from her 1982 hit single 'Bam Bam,' we discuss what's going on in the business in 2022.




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Conversation running down the Biggest and Best Reggae Dancehall Riddims of the 2000s.



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Tribute To Robbie Shakespeare, the iconic Jamaican bass guitarist and record producer. We would be remiss to not honor such an instrumental member of the reggae fraternity.

Robbie was affectionately known as half of the dynamic reggae rhythm section and production duo, Sly and Robbie. He and Sly Dunbar worked together on hundreds of thousands of recordings.

Bassist for Gr...

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Our Masicka '438' Album Review kicks off Reggae Lover season 9.

Adjectives that describe '438:' emotional, introspective, dark, cohesive, impressive.

This body of work provides an excellent introduction to the artist.

Songs depict life inclusive of its positivity, inspiration, sexuality, and inevitable toxicity.

Masicka excels at painting imagery with his lyrics. Featured artists include Popcaan, Dexta Daps, and ...

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December 12, 2021 34 mins

2021 results are in! What things do we want to see happening in the upcoming year? Can this really be the end of another Reggae Lover season?

Kahlil and AGARD bring you a wrap-up of 2021 highlights and superlatives from the reggae world. Looking ahead, they list anticipated events and releases before getting a bit political.

Don't forget to subscribe to the Reggae Lover Podcast Youtube channel, support our merch shop, and share t...

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November 25, 2021 36 mins

Best dancehall riddims of all time. For the first time ever both co-hosts present one unified Top 5 list. Fantastic discussion about a very debatable topic.

Thank you for your patience in waiting for this delayed-release as the Reggae Lover team has juggled multiple projects this fall. The next episode will bring season 8 to a close. Big up to all reggae lovers worldwide. We dedicate this podcast to you.



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Post-Covid Highlights, Verzuz, Clash updates, New music, and shout-outs.

Dedicated to Reggae Lovers - Hosted by Kahlil Wonda and AGARD, Reggae Lover (@ReggaeLoverPodcast) pulls back the curtain on the issues, back-stories, and adventures of the global reggae music phenomena.

This reggae podcast features discussions on the culture, economics, and all things relatable to reggae lovers. Highlanda Sound produces this Caribbean podcast wi...

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Jamaican State of Mind host, Nick, joins the team to discuss their opinions on the most underrated artists in Reggae and Dancehall.

Mentioned in this episode: Agent Sasco (formerly Assassin), Tanya Stephens, Masicka, Cham (formerly Baby Cham), Frisko Kid, Agent Sasco (Assassin), Louie Culture, Sugar Minott, Roundhead, Mr. Lexx (formerly Lexxus), Merciless, Junior Cat, Bushman, Tony Curtis, Demarco.



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We all know by now that Pacific Reggae is a thing, but after his first trip to Hawaii, Kahlil Wonda gained a whole new perspective.

Cloaked in reggae's nirvana, Pacific Reggae is an INCREDIBLE musical treat. The genre has grown tremendously in the last few years and shows NO signs of slowing down!

Post a trip to Maui in Hawaii, Kahlil realized the island’s profound love for the genre of music - it was everywhere, right from their...

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