Forbes: Why Rootfire Cooperative Is Giving Out Microloans To Reggae Musicians

When The Movement’s managers at Rootfire first approached the band with the concept of a no-interest, one-year loan so they could pay to recording and release of a new album, lead singer Josh Swain was initially skeptical. “Why would someone give an interest-free loan?” Swain said. His band previously balked at label deals where third parties would […]

Vibe Premiere: Jesse Royal Feat. Jo Mersa Marley, “Generation”

Reggae singer Jesse Royal helps push the rich musical lineage of Jamaica forward on his forthcoming album, Lily of Da Valley. He worked with producers Llamar “ Riff Raff” Brown, Kareem “Remus” Burrell, Phillip “Winta” James and others to create a sound that combines revolutionary messages, soulful harmonizing and body-shaking beats. Teaming with up Jo Mersa Marley, […]

Fuse Talks with Collie Buddz About New Album and Life

Collie Buddz finally made a welcome return to music with Good Life (released in May), marking his first album in a decade. It has never been proven easy for dancehall or reggae artists to stay relevant, as the genres’ turnaround have become so fast-paced, but the Bermudian artist found a way to stay true to himself and give […]