Monthly Archives: November 2007

House of Shem

House of ShemSaturday 17 November @ San Francisco Bathhouse, Wellington.

On Saturday 17 November the Welly massive were treated to a night of skanking roots reggae as House of Shem returned to the capital to show us just how far the bands Polynesian tinged sound had come in one short year. The House of Shem boys also brought along their fellow Wanganui bredren Roots Provider.   (more…)

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Mavado – Gangsta for Life – The Symphony of David Brooks

Mavado - Gangsta for LifeVP Records (2007) 

Gangsta For Life is the first full-length album from up and coming dancehall artist Mavado, a.k.a The Real McKoy. Signed to VP Records alongside the likes of Sanchez, Wayne Wonder and T.O.K., Mavado continues in the vein of slickly produced independent dancehall. 

Citing Bounty Killer as his Godfather and mentor, Mavado follows in the Killer’s tracks as a hardline gangsta MC with a ghetto mentality.  Don’t be fooled by the guns and ammo though, Mavado has a sweet and compassionate side too.   (more…)

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Messenjah Top Ten – November 2007

MessenjahMessenjah is the selector/producer from Dubwize. He has been DJing reggae and dancehall music throughout NZ and Australia for over ten years.

Heavily influenced by Haile Selassie I Rastafari, Messenjah is on a mission to promote conscious reggae music. He hosts the only reggae show in Christchurch – The Dubwize Show – every Sunday, 5-7pm on RDU 98.5fm. (more…)

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