Big Up for the Week

Big Up for the Week
This week we want to Big up all our fans from Russia, and all the hot beds of reggae Moscow and St. Petersburg


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Friday, January 5, 2018

Give it to me "Three Times"....Toots, Tyres and Jamaica

Hey guys its another Feel Good Friday. We got overwhelming positive feedback on our last post so we did one better. We showcase a classic reggae tune by Toots Hibbert and beautifully  paired with  visuals of trail biking through Jamaica.  I am assuming you didn't know we have  active trail biking here in Jamaica but trust me its BIG.

Some Mad Music Facts the Fat Tyre Festival is Jamaica's longest running mountain bike event. Started in the mid-1990's as a development activity of Rusty's Xcellent Adventures in Negril, it gained popularity since 2007. The 2018 Fat Tyre Festival dates will be February 17-24, 2018. So Maaad check it out


Some Mad Music Facts on Toots and the song 

Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert, O.J. is a Jamaican singer known as the leader for the reggae and ska band Toots & the Maytals.The Maytals became one of the more popular vocal groups in Jamaica in the 1960s.
 
In 1966 he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for possession of marijuana. This experience provided the inspiration for one of his best known songs, "54-46 That's My Number".


54 46 That's My Number was one of the first ska songs to receive widespread popularity outside Jamaica and is seen as being one of the defining songs of the reggae genre.It has been sampled and covered numerous times in popular culture  including the Clash, Aswad, Major Lazer and Foxy Brown.


Now enjoy

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