I wrote a beautifully illustrated, nine page spread about the history of Aswad in this latest issue of the French magazine Reggae Vibes, as well as a four page article on Ziggy Marley and his new album Ziggy Marley.
I was delighted to help with the editing of this book. Asher Senator writes prose just like he writes lyrics - with pace, insight and no little humour. His adventures with the late Smiley Culture are worthy of a movie script as he tells of London's reggae scene of the eighties, south London gangsters, trips to Jamaica, Europe and the US and plenty more besides.
Vybz Kartel and Ziggy Marley are the lead reggae features in this issue. Kartel is currently serving a life sentence for murder in a Kingston maximum security prison. In this fascinating interview – conducted via letter – he discusses his latest album King Of The Dancehall, whilst denying rumours that he’s continued to record new material in prison via phone or the Internet. Ziggy Marley also has a new album out, and there’s an exclusive preview of his brother Stephen Marley’