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Index Dancehall

Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s. [1]

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Admiral Tibet

Admiral Tibet (sometimes Tibett), also known as "Mr.

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Al Campbell

Al Campbell (born 31 August 1954) is a Jamaican reggae singer active since the late 1960s.

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Anthony B

Keith Blair (born 31 March 1976, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica), better known by the stage name Anthony B, is a Jamaican deejay and member of the Rastafari movement.

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Barrington Levy

Barrington Ainsworth Levy (born 30 April 1964) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist.

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Bass guitar

The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.

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Beenie Man

Anthony Moses Davis (born 22 August 1973), better known by his stage name Beenie Man, is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer.

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Bhangragga is a slang term for the style of music incorporating elements of Bhangra and dancehall (or Ragga, short for the word Raggamuffin) created by British Asian producers alex and lennart on the debut album by Apache Indian No Reservations (1993).

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Billboard Hot 100

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.

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Black Scorpio

Black Scorpio is a Jamaican sound system and record label run by Maurice "Jack Scorpio" Johnson.

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Bling-bling is a slang term popularized in hip hop culture, referring to flashy, ostentatious, or elaborate jewelry and ornamented accessories that are carried, worn, or installed, such as cell phones or tooth caps.

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Bob Marley

Robert Nesta Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an international musical and cultural icon, blending mostly reggae, ska, and rocksteady in his compositions.

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Bobby Digital (Jamaican producer)

This article is about the Jamaican reggae producer, for the American hip hop producer, see: RZA Robert "Bobby Digital" Dixon (born in Kingston, Jamaica) is an influential Jamaican reggae and dancehall producer.

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Bobo Ashanti

Bobo Ashanti ("Ashanti" to pay homage to their Asante ancestors of the Akan tribe in present-day Ghana), also called the Ethiopian International Congress, is a religious group based in Bull Bay near Kingston, Jamaica.

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A bogle, boggle, or bogill is a NorthumbrianRambles in Northumberland, and on the Scottish border... by William Andrew Chatto, Chapman and Hall, 1835 and Scots term for a ghost or folkloric being,The local historian's table book, of remarkable occurrences, historical facts, traditions, legendary and descriptive ballads connected with the counties of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland and Durham. by Moses Aaron Richardson, M. A. Richardson, 1843 used for a variety of related folkloric creatures including Shellycoats,Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott, Sr.

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Bounty Killer

Rodney Basil Price (born 12 June 1972), known as Bounty Killer, is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay.

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Buccaneer (musician)

Andrew Bradford (born 1974), known by the stage name Buccaneer is a Jamaican dancehall artist He first emerged in 1994 and has released three albums.

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Buju Banton

Buju Banton (born Mark Anthony Myrie; 15 July 1973)Larkin, Colin (1998) "The Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae", Virgin Books, is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae musician.

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Bunny Wailer

Bunny Wailer (Neville O'Riley Livingston O.M., born 10 April 1947, also known as Bunny Livingston and affectionately Jah B), is a Jamaican singer songwriter and percussionist and was an original member of reggae group The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.

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Capitalism is an economic system based upon private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profit.

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Clifton George Bailey III (born 13 April 1967),Thompson, Dave (2002) Reggae & Caribbean Music, Backbeat Books,, pp.

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Captain Sinbad

Captain Sinbad was the deejay alter ego of Jamaican record producer Carl Dwyer (born c.1955).

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Casio MT-40

The Casio Casiotone MT-40 is an electronic keyboard, formerly produced by Casio and originally developed for the consumer market.

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Ce' Cile

Ce' Cile (born Cecile Charlton on 24 February 1974 in Manchester Parish, Jamaica), is a Jamaican musician.

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Channel One Studios

Channel One is a recording studio in Maxfield Avenue, West Kingston, Jamaica.

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Charlie Chaplin (singer)

Richard Patrick Bennett OD, better known by the stage name Charlie Chaplin,Larkin, Colin: The Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae, Virgin Books, 1998, is a Jamaican dancehall and ragga deejay and singer.

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Clint Eastwood (musician)

Clint Eastwood (born Robert Brammer) is a Jamaican reggae deejay, who recorded as a solo artist in the late 1970s and early 1980s before teaming up with UK deejay General Saint as the duo Clint Eastwood & General Saint.

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Cocoa Tea

Calvin George Scott (born 3 September 1959), better known as Cocoa Tea, is a Jamaican reggae/dancehall singer, songwriter, and DJ.

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Contemporary R&B

Contemporary R&B (also known as simply R&B), is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop, and electronic music.

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"Controlla" is a song by Canadian rapper Drake, recorded for his studio album Views.

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Daggering is a form of dance originating from Jamaica.

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Dave Kelly (producer)

David "Dave" Kelly (born 4 November 1969 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican record producer and the brother of another record producer Tony "CD" Kelly.

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Deejay (Jamaican)

In Jamaican music, a deejay (DJ) is a reggae or dancehall musician who sings and "toasts" to an instrumental riddim.

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Diana King

Diana King (born 8 November 1970) is a Jamaican singer-songwriter who performs a mixture and fusion of reggae, reggae fusion and dancehall.

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Patrick Thompson (1966 – 21 December 1993), better known as Dirtsman, was a Jamaican dancehall deejay.

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Don Carlos (musician)

Don Carlos a.k.a. Don McCarlos (born Euvin Spencer, 29 June 1952) is a Jamaican reggae singer and composer.

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Donovan Germain

Donovan Germain (born 7 March 1952 in Jamaica) is a reggae producer, one of the most successful of the digital era.

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Drake (musician)

Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur.

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Drum kit

A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum.

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Drum machine

A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion.

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Dub music

Dub is a genre of music that grew out of reggae in the 1960s, and is commonly considered a subgenre,Dub: soundscapes and shattered songs in Jamaican reggae, p.2 though it has developed to extend beyond the scope of reggae.

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Dub poetry

Dub poetry is a form of performance poetry of West Indian origin, which evolved out of dub music in Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1970s,, Allmusic last on-line access in 9/17/2012.

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Dutty Wine

The Dutty Wine is an African-Jamaican dance, typically performed by young women.

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Edward Seaga

Edward Philip George Seaga (or; ON, PC; born 28 May 1930) is a former Jamaican politician.

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Electric organ

An electric organ, also known as electronic organ, is an electronic keyboard instrument which was derived from the harmonium, pipe organ and theatre organ.

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Elephant Man (musician)

Oneal Bryan, better known by his stage name Elephant Man, (born September 11, 1975), is a Jamaican dancehall recording artist.

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Frankie Paul

Paul Blake (19 October 1965 – 18 May 2017), better known as Frankie Paul, was a Jamaican dancehall reggae artist.

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Freedom of speech

Freedom of speech is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or a community to articulate their opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or sanction.

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Garnett Silk

Garnett Silk (born Garnet Damion Smith; 2 April 1966 – 9 December 1994), was a Jamaican reggae musician and Rastafarian, known for his diverse, emotive, powerful and smooth voice.

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General Echo

Earl Anthony Robinson (8 December 1955 – 22 November 1980), better known as General Echo, a.k.a. Ranking Slackness, was one of the first reggae deejays to move away from 'cultural' lyrics towards 'slackness' (risqué or sexually explicit lyrics).

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George Phang

George Phang is a reggae producer born in the 1950s in south Saint Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica where still resides today.

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Get Busy

"Get Busy" is a dancehall single by Jamaican dancehall reggae toaster Sean Paul, from his album Dutty Rock.

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In monotheistic thought, God is conceived of as the Supreme Being and the principal object of faith.

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Gregory Isaacs

Gregory Anthony Isaacs OD (15 July 1951 – 25 October 2010)Thompson, p. 127.

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The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings.

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Haile Selassie

Haile Selassie I (ቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ, qädamawi haylä səllasé,;, born Ras Tafari Makonnen, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and emperor from 1930 to 1974.

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Henry "Junjo" Lawes

Henry "Junjo" Lawes (1960 in Kingston, Jamaica – 13 June 1999 in London, England) was a highly influential Jamaican record producer.

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Hip hop music

Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.

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Hook (music)

A hook is a musical idea, often a short riff, passage, or phrase, that is used in popular music to make a song appealing and to "catch the ear of the listener".

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Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea.

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Jamaica Labour Party

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is one of the two major political parties in Jamaica, the other being the People's National Party (PNP).

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Jamaican diaspora

The Jamaican diaspora refers to the body of Jamaicans who have left the island of Jamaica, their dispersal and to a lesser extent the subsequent developments of their culture.

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Jamaican English

Jamaican English, which includes Jamaican Standard English, is a variety of English spoken in Jamaica.

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Jamaican Patois

Jamaican Patois, known locally as Patois (Patwa or Patwah) and called Jamaican Creole by linguists, is an English-based creole language with West African influences (a majority of loan words of Akan origin) spoken primarily in Jamaica and the Jamaican diaspora; it is spoken by the majority of Jamaicans as a native language.

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Josey Wales

Josey Wales OD, born Joseph Winston Sterling in St. Mary, Jamaica is an influential Jamaican dancehall deejay.

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Jungle music

Jungle is a genre of electronic music derived from breakbeat hardcore that developed in England in the early 1990s as part of UK rave scenes.

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Junior Reid

Delroy "Junior" Reid (born 6 June 1963) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician, best known for his featuring on the songs "It's Okay (One Blood)" and "This Is Why I'm Hot", as well as being the lead vocalist for Black Uhuru on three albums: Brutal, Positive and Black Uhuru Live in New York.

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King Jammy

Lloyd James (born 26 October 1947, in Montego Bay, JamaicaBarrow, Steve & Dalton, Peter: "Reggae: The Rough Guide", 1997, Rough Guides), who is better known as Prince Jammy or King Jammy, is a dub mixer and record producer.

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Kingston, Jamaica

Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica, located on the southeastern coast of the island.

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Garfield Palmer a.k.a. Konshens (born January 11, 1985) is a Jamaican dancehall recording artist.

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Lady G

Lady G, born 7 May, 1968 as Janice Fyffe, is a female dancehall and reggae deejay.

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Lean On

"Lean On" is a song recorded by American electronic music group Major Lazer and French producer DJ Snake featuring vocals from Danish singer MØ, released as the lead single from Major Lazer's third studio album, Peace Is the Mission, on March 2, 2015.

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Light It Up (Major Lazer song)

"Light It Up" is a song by American electronic music producing group Major Lazer, featuring vocals from Jamaican singer Nyla, which appears on Major Lazer's third studio album Peace Is the Mission.

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Like Glue

"Like Glue" is a song recorded by Jamaican dancehall artist Sean Paul, from his second album Dutty Rock (2002).

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Lone Ranger (musician)

Lone Ranger (born Anthony Alphanso Waldron 2 November 1958) is a Jamaican reggae deejay who recorded nine albums between the late 1970s and mid-1980s.

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Luciano (singer)

Jepther McClymont OD (born 20 October 1964),Thompson, Dave (2002) Reggae & Caribbean Music, Backbeat Books,, pp.

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Macka Diamond

Macka Diamond, also known as Charmaine Munroe, Lady Cham, Lady Mackerel, and the Money Goddess, is a Jamaican singer and writer.

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Mad Cobra

Ewart Everton Brown (born 31 March 1972), better known by his stage name of Mad Cobra or simply Cobra is a Jamaican reggae musician.

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Major Lazer

Major Lazer is an American electronic dance music trio composed of record producer Diplo, and DJs Jillionaire and Walshy Fire.

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Marion Hall

Marion Hall (born 12 July 1972; formerly known by the stage name Lady Saw) is a Jamaican singer-songwriter whose career has spanned over two decades.

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Mavado (singer)

David Constantine Brooks (born 30 November 1981), better known by his stage name Mavado, is a Jamaican deejay, singer and songwriter, signed to We the Best Music Group and Cash Money Records.

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Michael Manley

Michael Norman Manley ON OCC (10 December 1924 – 6 March 1997) was a Jamaican politician who served as the fourth Prime Minister of Jamaica from 1972 to 1980 and from 1989 to 1992.

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Mr. Vegas

Clifford Smith (born December 29, 1974), better known as Mr.

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Allan Hope, better known as Mutabaruka, is a Jamaican Rastafari dub poet, musician, actor, educator, and talk-show host, who developed two of Jamaica's most popular radio programs, The Cutting Edge and Steppin' Razor.

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Desmond John Ballentine (born January 20, 1966), better known as Ninjaman, and sometimes as Don Gorgon is a popular Jamaican dancehall deejay and actor, known for his controversial and pro-gun lyrics and his stuttering and melodramatic style.

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One Dance

"One Dance" is a song by Canadian rapper Drake from his fourth studio album, Views (2016).

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Pan Head

Pan Head (born Anthony Johnson, 1966, Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica, died October 10th, 1993, Marverly, St. Andrew) was a ragga/dancehall deejay.

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People's National Party

The People's National Party (PNP) is a social-democratic political party in Jamaica founded in 1938 by Activist Osmond Theodore Fairclough.

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Philip "Fatis" Burrell

Philip "Fatis" Burrell (23 July 1954 – 3 December 2011)Katz, David (2011) "", The Guardian, 6 December 2011, retrieved 2011-12-06 was a Jamaican record producer, who ran the Xterminator record label.

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Pinchers (singer)

Delroy Thompson (born 12 April 1965), better known by his stage name Pinchers,Steffens, Roger "", Allmusic, retrieved 2010-10-31 is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist.

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Pop music

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.

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Andrae Hugh Sutherland (born 19 July 1988), known professionally as Popcaan, is a Jamaican deejay, singer and songwriter from St.

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Popular music

Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.

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Prince Jazzbo

Linval Roy Carter (3 September 1951 – 11 September 2013), better known as Prince Jazzbo, was a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay and producer.

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Raggamuffin music, usually abbreviated as ragga, is a subgenre of dancehall and reggae music, in which the instrumentation primarily consists of electronic music.

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Ranking Joe

Ranking Joe Little Joe (born Joseph Jackson, 1 July 1959, Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae deejay who rose to prominence in the 1970s and had continuing success in the 1980s.

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Rastafari, sometimes termed Rastafarianism, is an Abrahamic religion that developed in Jamaica during the 1930s.

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Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.

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Reggae en Español

Reggae en Español (in English, Spanish Reggae) is reggae and dancehall music recorded in the Spanish language by artists of Latin American origin.

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Reggae fusion

Reggae fusion is a fusion genre of reggae that mixes reggae or dancehall with other genres, such as pop, rock, R&B, jazz and drum and bass.

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Reggaeton (also known as reggaetón and reguetón) is a music genre which originated in Puerto Rico during the late 1990s.

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Rhythm and blues

Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.

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Riddim is the Jamaican Patois pronunciation of the English word "rhythm".

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Rocksteady is a music genre that originated in Jamaica around 1966.

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Roots Radics

The Roots Radics Band was formed in 1978 by bass player Errol "Flabba" Holt, guitarist Eric "Bingy Bunny" Lamont and drummer Lincoln "Style" Scott.

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Roots reggae

Roots reggae is a subgenre of reggae that deals with the everyday lives and aspirations of the artists concerned, including the spiritual side of Rastafari and the honoring of God, called Jah by Rastafari.

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Run Up

"Run Up" is a song by American electronic band Major Lazer from their upcoming fourth studio album, Music Is the Weapon (2017).

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Sampler (musical instrument)

A sampler is an electronic or digital musical instrument similar in some respects to a synthesizer, but instead of generating new sounds with filters, it uses sound recordings (or "samples") of real instrument sounds (e.g., a piano, violin or trumpet), excerpts from recorded songs (e.g., a five-second bass guitar riff from a funk song) or other sounds (e.g., sirens and ocean waves).

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Sanchez (singer)

Kevin Anthony Jackson (born 30 November 1964),Ankeny, Jason "", Allmusic, retrieved 9 September 2012 better known by his stage name Sanchez, is a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter and record producer.

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Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard (officially New Scotland Yard) is a metonym for the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), the territorial police force responsible for policing most of London.

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Sean Paul

Sean Paul Francis Henriques (born 9 January 1973) is a Jamaican dancehall singer and record producer.

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Shabba Ranks

Shabba Ranks (born Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon; 17 January 1966) is a Jamaican dancehall musician.

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Sister Nancy

Sister Nancy, aka Muma Nancy, real name Ophlin Russell, (born on 2 January 1962) is a dancehall DJ and singer.

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Miguel Orlando Collins (born 17 April 1976), known by his stage name Sizzla Kalonji or Sizzla, is a Jamaican reggae musician.

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Ska is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae.

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Sleng Teng

Sleng Teng is the name given to one of the first fully computerized riddims, influential in Jamaican music.

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Sly and Robbie

Sly and Robbie are a prolific Jamaican rhythm section and production duo, associated primarily with the reggae and dub genres.

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Socialism is a range of economic and social systems characterised by social ownership and democratic control of the means of production as well as the political theories and movements associated with them.

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Sound system (Jamaican)

In Jamaican popular culture, a sound system is a group of disc jockeys, engineers and MCs playing ska, rocksteady or reggae music.

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Spice (musician)

Grace Latoya Hamilton (born 6 August 1982), known professionally as Spice, is a Jamaican dancehall recording artist, singer and songwriter.

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Steely & Clevie

Steely & Clevie was a Jamaican dancehall reggae production duo that was composed of members Wycliffe Johnson and Cleveland Browne.

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Stop Murder Music

Stop Murder Music is a campaign to oppose Caribbean artists that produce music with lyrics alleged to glorify murder of homosexual men.

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Studio One (record label)

Studio One is one of Jamaica's most renowned record labels and recording studios, having been described as the Motown of Jamaica.

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Sugar Minott

Lincoln Barrington "Sugar" Minott (25 May 1956 – 10 July 2010)Campbell, Howard (2010) "", Associated Press, 11 July 2010, retrieved 2010-07-12Peru, Yasmine (2010) " ", Jamaica Observer, 12 July 2010, retrieved 2010-07-12 was a Jamaican reggae singer, producer and sound-system operator.

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Super Cat

Super Cat (born William Anthony Maragh in Kingston, Jamaica, 25 June 1963)Huey, Steve "", Allmusic, retrieved 18 July 2010 is a deejay who achieved widespread popularity during the late 1980s and early 1990s dancehall movement.

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A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.

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Tony Rebel

Patrick George Anthony Barrett (born 15 January 1962), better known by his stage name Tony Rebel, is a Jamaican reggae deejay.

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Triston Palma

Triston Palma aka Triston or Tristan Palmer (born 1962, Waltham Park, Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae singer/deejay.

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Tropical house

Tropical house, also known as trop house, is a subgenre of deep house, with elements of dancehall and Balearic house.

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Ewart Beckford OD (born 21 September 1942), known by the stage name U-Roy, is a Jamaican vocalist and pioneer of toasting.

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Vybz Kartel

Adidja Azim Palmer (born 7 January 1976) better known as Vybz Kartel, is a Jamaican musical artist, record producer, entrepreneur and convicted murderer.

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Wayne Smith (musician)

Wayne Smith (5 December 1965 – 17 February 2014) was a Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician best known for his 1985 hit "Under Mi Sleng Teng", which is regarded as the track which initiated the digital era of reggae.

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Western world

The Western world refers to various nations depending on the context, most often including at least part of Europe and the Americas.

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Whine Up

"Whine Up" is the debut single by Dominican American recording artist Kat DeLuna, released from her debut album, 9 Lives.

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Work (Rihanna song)

"Work" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her eighth studio album, Anti (2016), featuring Canadian rapper Drake, the song was released as the lead single from Anti on January 27, 2016 through Westbury Road and Roc Nation.

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Yellowman (born Winston Foster) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay, also known as King Yellowman.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancehall

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