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Reggae.

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

The term reggae is sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, including ska, rocksteady and dub. The term is more specifically used to indicate a particular style that originated after the development of rocksteady. In this sense, reggae includes two sub-genres: roots reggae (the original reggae) and dancehall reggae, which originated in the late 1970s. Reggae is founded upon a rhythm style characterized by regular chops on the back beat, known as the skank. The beat is generally slower than that found in reggae's precursors, ska and rocksteady. Reggae is often associated with the Rastafari movement, which influenced many prominent reggae musicians in the 1970s and 1980s. However, reggae songs lyrics also deal with many other subjects, including love, sexuality and broad social commentary.

Reggae's origins can be found in traditional African and Caribbean music, as well as Rhythm and blues of the United States. Ska and rocksteady are 1960s precursors of reggae. In 1963, Jackie Mittoo, pianist with the ska band The Skatalites was asked to run sessions and compose original music by record producer Coxsone Dodd at his Studio One recording studio. Mittoo, with the help of drummer Lloyd Knibbs, turned the traditional ska beat into reggae, by slowing down the rhythm. Bob Marley, who helped popularize reggae worldwide, recorded ska, rocksteady, and nyabinghi-drumming records early in his career. By the late 1960s, reggae was getting radio play in the United Kingdom on John Peel's radio show.

It is thought that the word reggae was first used by the ska band Toots and the Maytals, in the title of their 1968 hit Do the Reggay. Other theories say the term came from the word streggae, a Jamaican slang term for prostitute, or that it originated from the term Regga, which was a Bantu-speaking tribe from Lake Tanganyika.

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Good reggae:

Badawi
Black Uhuru
Bob Marley
Matisyahu
Toots and the Maytals
06-23-2007 11:32 AM
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has anyone heard the new Tim Armstrong solo album? Its called 'A Poet's life'.

its really good, its practically raggae, with ska in it too!
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Re: Reggae.

im into reggae a bit some of my favs are tony materhorn and steel pulse. bob marley of course and if you think sublime is reggaeish i love them. rip bradly Cry

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I don't listen to much Reggae, but when I do, it's all about Matisyahu. Biggrin
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ATXTheKiller Wrote:I don't listen to much Reggae, but when I do, it's all about Matisyahu. Biggrin
....Yuck
I HAET his music.

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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Does Sean Paul count?
He's awesome.
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Skindred!Skindred!Skindred!

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INNER CIRCLE:

http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=yVBB2upbVys

my favoruite ever.

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Man, reggae is awesome.
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Abandoning Ship Wrote:I don't listen to much Reggae, but when I do, it's all about Matisyahu. Biggrin
My sister used to really like him. I remember him being annoying as hell.

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Hikari Wrote:Skindred!Skindred!Skindred!

Is that another happy band i will hate?

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random_name Wrote:
Hikari Wrote:Skindred!Skindred!Skindred!

Is that another happy band i will hate?
They're a combination of Reggae and metal. It actually works kind of well, but they have waaaay to much filler on their albums for me to say I like them. >_<

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*pretends to understand*

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"The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it."

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"I would rather die for something I believe in than live for anything else."
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You'll have to listen - it's hard to explain.

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I listen to a little Reggae, more Ska then it, but I like Israel Vibrations, Bob Marley, Damian Marley, Ziggy Marley, The Black Ulhuru

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