Even though IÂ´m not sure if the authorÂ´s understanding of “juggling” is the same as mine (isnÂ´t it rather selektors and radio DJs juggling riddims than artists?), I still like to highlight Vivien GoldmanÂ´s New York Times article on Big ShipÂ´s junior captain Stephen McGregor which also mentions StephenÂ´s sibblings Chino and Shema.
But “For Him, Reggae Is the Family Business” doesnÂ´t only focus on the McGregor clanÂ´s influence on reggae and dancehall music – it shows their impact on drinking habits in Jamaican streets as well:
Another alcohol-infused McGregor hit was â€œGhetto Whiskey,â€ named after a Jamaican tipple of Guinness, Stoneâ€™s Ginger Wine, Red Bull and Magnum Tonic Wine. â€œIt proved the power of music,â€ Chino said. â€œPeople didnâ€™t know if it would poison them, but they had to try it.â€
(via Dancehall Mobi)