Drama Pon Di Gaza: Is Vybz Kartel becoming the 50 Cent of the Dancehall World?

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Following the end of the infamous Gully/Gaza conflict between Vybz Kartel and Mavado, once again it’s all drama over at the Portmore Empire, which is steadily diminishing with the recent departure of Blak Ryno. The deejay is the latest to join the mass exodus from the Gaza camp. The situation in Vybz Kartel’s Dancehall powerhouse bears a striking resemblance to the drama that has surrounded 50 Cent’s popular G-Unit crew within the Hip-Hop scene…

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Hip Hop Horror: Exploring the Dark Side of Rap Lyrics

Halloween is such a cliche these days, so in honour of voodoo occasion Fet Gede (or ‘The Day of The Dead’ in English) I chose today to explore the horror in hip hop and the darker side of rap lyrics.

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Hip Hop has always had a darker side and many are quick to write it off as completely negative, but is that interpretation of the genre’s darker lyrics at all justified?

Ironically some of Hip Hop’s darkest lyrics actually tend to be the most poetic or well-crafted. Many of the genre’s most skilled lyricists tend to gravitate to darker subject matter. Unfortunately it is often the works of such artists that cause the most controversy within the mainstream media, therefore attracting the most condemnation….

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Hip Hop Horror: Exploring the Darker Side of Rap Lyrcs

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