The language is so vivid the scenes play out before my eyes. Published in 1928 it is seen as one of the classics, cataloging the struggles, hopes and direct reality of the early Harlem Renaissance.
Wickie Wackie is one of those teeming spots on the island that hosts some of the realest roots artists on different reggae shows. The intimate beach setting has seen the likes of Protoje, I Wayne and many more pass across its stage.
Ever wondered why every reggaeton song has the same beat? Or how in the name of Daddy Shabba Rankin Latino people get off on deejaying like us? It seems we are not so different after all. This article from Reggae Revelation explains a lot about how reaggaeton was created in Panama from Jamaican beats.
To me, he is everything an artist dreams to be; carefree, hardcore, indulgent, creative, specifically selfish, inquisitive, uncaring, crazy and frikkin rich off art! I admire him for many reasons and often wonder if he had stayed around a little longer would he not accept that to many people he is as an Art God.