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Story behind Barrington Levy’s “Prison Oval Rock” song

Barrington Levy sings about a specific place in Prison Oval Rock, and, more recently, Chronixx reflects on his life growing up with Spanish Town Rocking. Both songs are about the old capital, the place Lutan Fyah refers to as St Jago De La Vega, in his song of that name, which details the often gritty side of the St Catherine capital. The Jamaica National Heritage Trust's website,, says that Spanish Town was Jamaica's capital up to 1872, when Kingston […]

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Remembering legendary Peter Tosh 9/11/1987

On this day, thirty-one years ago, legendary reggae icon Peter Tosh was murdered in his house by a political puppet who claimed to be his friend in a so-called robbery. Peter Tosh was known among friends and people in Kingston to be a generous man, giving away money he earned through music. Meaning that background story that he was murdered because he only had 200 US dollars in his house during the robbery, had no sense. He was killed because […]

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