Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Look Back: The Best of Reggae Music in 2012

2012 was quite a strong year for reggae music -- the genre seems to be progressing and expanding at such a rapid pace. We thought we'd take the time to recollect the best that was 'Reggae' over the past 365 days. Please note that the following nominations are a collective acknowledgement from Rudeboy memebers only, and does not reflect the opinion of any outside source or publication. Enjoy! And here's to 2013! 
Best New Reggae Artist:

PLAYBeat & A Mic | Chronixx 

Start a Fyah | Chronixx

Rain Music | Chronixx

Best Reggae Albums:
Honorable Mention: Groundation - Building an Ark

Busy Signal - Reggae Music Again

Tarrus Riley - Mecoustic
PlayWhispers | Tarrus Riley

Slightly Stoopid - On Top of the World
Slightly Stoopid | Serious Man

Seeed - Seeed

Best Reggae Singles:
Honorable Mention: Damian Marley - Affairs of the Heart

Tarrus Riley & Anuhea - Only Man In The World

The Green - Liar

Best Riddims:
Honorable Mention: The Kush Morning Riddim

The Corner Shop Riddim
PLAYThe Corner Shop Riddim Mix | Jah-Love

The Moving Riddim

The Tropical Escape Riddim

The Chill Spot Riddim

The Live In Love Riddim
PLAYLive In Love Riddim Mix | Jah-Love 

Best Reggae Compilation:

Silly Walks Discotheque - Storms of Life

Best Reggae Mix:

Randy Valentine - Bring Back the Love