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“A lot of fans, not so many friends”

by Nicholas Laughlin on August 21, 2010

Lady Saw BLVR: Do you separate from the Lady Saw people see in the dancehall when you’re not onstage? LS: You know, a friend of mine recently told me how she saw me onstage one night, and I came down off the stage, and a man said something to me. And I told him: “Lady [...]


R.I.P. Sugar Minott, 1956–2010

by Nicholas Laughlin on July 12, 2010

Lincoln Barrington “Sugar” Minott, Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician, died on Saturday 10 July in Kingston. The Jamaica Observer reports: Minott . . . earned for himself the moniker Godfather of Dancehall. He is credited with being the pioneer, who, by laying vocal tracks over the original tapes from the 60’s, rather than using a [...]