Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gyptian: The Rise Of A Caribbean Crossover - an NPR features Story

Because the Jamaican music industry is so singles-oriented, artists there record with near-manic frequency. So when reggae singer Gyptian voiced a love song for New York-based producer Ricky Blaze in 2009, he kept it moving: On to the next rhythm. More than a year later, though, the tune came back to haunt him in the best possible way. "Hold Yuh" began island-hopping on Caribbean airwaves, generating remixes, earning "rewinds" at dances and landing on the station reggae artists lust after — New York's Hot 97 — during the time of year that's friendliest to Caribbean crossover: spring... Read More
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