linkthink re: hip-hop, reggae, the US, jamaica, and anything else wayne wants to wax on



  • sinead o'connor hasn't simply released a reggae album; she's come out as a rasta. sense some contradictions there? according to this article, she's comfortable with them. hell, the pope-pic ripper even says she's still catholic. maybe it helps that, for sinead, rastafari "isn't a religion"?!

  • for the reel irish-jamaican connection, you must hear eek-o'mouse get seriously jiggy (ok--maybe not so seriously) with some rad trad irish players. fun stuff.

  • woebot reveals that the bollywood-reggae connection far precedes computer paul's relick of that dj quik beat for "addictive". always wondered where those haunting melodies and indecipherable lyrics on "bird in hand" came from. amazing answer. my next question: where and when and how did singer sam carty see the 1950 film from which the song comes (or, if not in the context of the film, where and when and how did he hear the song)?

  • i stand corrected on the south rakkas' use (or not use) of fruityloops. i was fooled by a familiar bass tone and voice processing--of course, such things are generated in very similar ways by a plethora of programs today. didn't mean to offend. but i can't see any shame in that game anyway (save for the silly name--conceived, no doubt, in a moment of PLURified weakness. [but correct me if i'm wrong.]). anyhow, you'd do well to check the south rakkas dudes' new riddim (chink uzi?! is that a dig at some fellow floridian riddimists?), not to mention their wicked refix of beck's "black tangerines".

  • finally..

  • i've observed this irony before, but i can't resist: babylon police academy sounds sorta redundant, don't?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you mean FLStudio?

3:19 PM  
Blogger erin said...

"I consider myself a Rastafarian, which isn't a religion. It's a movement."

I know a few folks in Shashemene who might disagree a titch with this statement...

4:18 PM  
Blogger wayne&wax said...

i know a few folks elsewhere, too.

a weird qualification, for sure.

6:02 PM  
Blogger wayne&wax said...

yes, yes. FLstudio. that's not a silly name at all. much better. really. and catchy, too!

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

eek-a-mouse deejays inna dub-lin pub stylee - classic

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rasta and sadhu goes way way back :


Also there were Indians brought to Jamaica to work, so that's why you have goat curry and these kind of things.

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's really good pictures from the Hindu community in Trinadad :


the word Ganja itself is of course from India.

9:41 AM  
Blogger wayne&wax said...

not just the word ganja, but the widespread use among the lower/working classes is also an east indian import--at least according to the sources i've seen.

thanks for the links, timeblind.

this pic, in partic, is amazing:

7:10 AM  

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