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Bob Marley Kin Receives Probation for Growing Weed

Makeda Jahnesta Marley, the youngest child of reggae legend and marijuana enthusiast Bob Marley, has been given seven years probation for growing marijuana in her Philadelphia area home.

The 29-year-old was arrested in 2008 when polic

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Buju Banton Drug Case Declared a Mistrial

A jury could not reach a unanimous decision after three days of deliberation in the drug conspiracy case against reggae star Buju Banton. The 12-person jury was split forcing U.S. District Judge James Moody to declare a mistrial

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Bob Marley Family Loses Copyright Case Against Label

Years following the death of reggae legend Bob Marley, his family has hit a standstill in winning back the rights to his classic albums. Following a verdict in a lawsuit against Universal Music Group's UMG Recordings unit, Marley's widow Rita and his nine children lost the battle to assume the copyright of five albums recorded between 1973 and 1977 for Island Records.

The suit, which sought to reacquire the rights f

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Buju Banton Begins Trial for Cocaine Charges

Back in December 2009, reggae star Buju Banton was arrested on cocaine charges after attempting to buy five kilos from an undercover cop in Sarasota, Florida. After more than half a year of waiting for his case to go before a judge, the 36-year-old is in court today in Tampa, F

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Reggae Duo Sues Universal for Unpaid Royalties

Nearly two decades after they brought reggae music to international heights, duo Chaka Demus & Pliers are crying foul on their record label's behalf. The Jamaican natives are suing Universal Music Group to the tune of

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Dancehall Legend Sugar Minott Dies at 54

Dancehall legend Sugar Minott died from a fatal heart attack over the weekend in his native Jamaica. He was 54. Minott canceled Canadian performances two months ago after complaining of chest pains that apparently stemmed from an undisclosed heart condition.

Born Lincoln Barrington Minott, he began his music

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Nas, Damian Marley Take L.A. Crowd on Musical Journey

Nestled among the industrial flats of Santa Monica, Calif.'s business district sits producer Bob Clearmountain's private studio, Apogee, where Thursday night an intimate crowd of no more than a 120 people gathered to watch a private performance from Nas and Damian "Junior Gon

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Nas and Damian Marley Discuss Origins of ‘Distant Relatives’

It's not uncommon in hip-hop for two worlds to collide , so few were surprised to hear that Nas and Damian Marley were teaming up for a collaborative album.

Last summer the pair -- who'd previously worked together on Marley's 2005 album 'Welcome to Jamro

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Bounty Killer Arrested, Threatens Girlfriend From Jail

Dancehall artist, Bounty Killer, was arrested at his home in Jamaica on Monday, April 5, after assaulting his girlfriend of three years.

According to reports, Bounty Killer, born Rodney Price, was arrested by Jamaica's St. Andrew North Police and still remains in custody. Police officia

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Diddy, Gucci Mane to Perform at Best of the Best Music Festival

Hip-hop mogul Diddy will host the upcoming Best of the Best International Music Festival in Miami this coming Memorial Day weekend. The four-day festival begins Friday, May 28, featuring a welcoming event at club Opium, a white party (aka a Diddy party), a concert at Bicentennial Park on Sunday, May 30, and several performances on the final day, May 31.

In addition to Diddy's involvement, the festi

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