Roger Steffens “”I think it would be a travesty if Snoop wins…”

“While I see Roger’s point here, and agree with his sentiment, it doesn’t really matter in my humble opinion.  The Reggae Grammy is a joke.  The judges on the Grammy committee seem to know very little to absolutely nothing about… Continue Reading


Steel Pulse “Save Black Music” 12″ (Elektra)

And here we have yet another Steel Pulse vinyl single, “Save Black Music” from the Grammy Award-winning album Babylon The Bandit.  Overall, a mediocre effort from Steel Pulse with several outstanding tracks.  The opening track “Save Black Music” is striking… Continue Reading


Black Uhuru feat. Puma Jones & Junior Reid Live at Chestnut Cabaret, 1985

It is fitting to share this rare gem now, considering we just posted the interview with Doctor Dread yesterday.  Michael Rose left Black Uhuru in 1984 and the group was promptly dropped by Island Records just one year after winning the… Continue Reading


‘Salute Di General’: Biggz General drops long-awaited mixtape

 I first heard about BIGGZ GENERAL through one of the reggae blogs that read, the Jah Blem Musik blog.  BIGGZ GENERAL is the latest from a long line of multi-talented musicians and performers going back to the greatest musician and performer… Continue Reading


Bob Marley Interview from Oui Magazine, February 1976


There is a reason why Joe Jurgenson was the first person I asked to come on board as a Co-Editor at MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG.  We were talking about whether this print interview is considered rare and he says”Rare? Fuck rare. … Continue Reading


Album Review: Ziggy Marley Live in Concert


While I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of conscious reggae album releases in 2012, even stunned by Midnite’s Children of Jah (an album I picked as the best of the year, I must say that it is Ziggy Marley’s Live… Continue Reading


“Reggae In My Head” from Ziggy Marley’s forthcoming live album

Got my hands on another track from Ziggy Marley’s new live album.  Last week we shared with you a leak from the album called “Personal Revolution,” the strongest track on his Wild and Free album.  This week its “Reggae In… Continue Reading


Black Uhuru ‘Anthem’ LP Original Recording (Jamaican Mix) 1984

Today I’m sharing the original, unreleased recording of the Grammy Award-winning ‘Anthem’ album by Black Uhuru.  The album that Island released in 1984 contains these same tracks, however, the tracks on the Island release were substantially edited in order to make… Continue Reading


Exclusive! Damian Marley Live from the Best Buy Theater, NYC, 03.22.12


Damian Marley live from the Best Buy Theater, NYC, March 222, 2012 (DJ Norie Anniversary) “Set Up Shop” and “Affairs of the Heart” Damian Marley “Set Up Shop” and “Affairs of the Heart” “Could You Be Love” Give thanks to… Continue Reading