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No toasting… no rap! Jamaican deejay style is the founding father of American rap. In 1970   the top five positions in the Jamaican hit parade were held by deejay records and producers of singers complained so loudly, deejay records were banned from the Top 20. Jamaican      deejay culture is the driving force behind […]

Sound systems are the heartbeat at the centre of all meaningful Jamaican music. During the  last forty years, sound system culture has spread all over the world essentially unchanged.   They appear in a pure Jamaican form for the Notting Hill Carnival with systems such as       Aba Shanti-I and Good Times being huge crowd […]