While clicking away on the Internet I noticed that I am seeing these cartoon character like, comic book strip type of pictures that is somehow supposed to be affiliated with reggae.
I didn't quite understand it but I was seeing it EVERYWHERE so I figured, let me do my research. It's called Major Lazer and the best way to describe the genre is reggae infused with heavy metal.
To me it just sounds like noise, LOUD noise - which is actually a bit irritating to listen to but surprisingly A LOT of people are appreciating it.
Another thing that I found surprising was that there are quite a few of our favorite reggae artists featured on their album, which they just released this past Tuesday entitled 'Guns Don't Kill People - Lazers Do'.
Artists like Ms. Thing, Vybz Kartel, T.O.K., Mr. Vegas, Jovi Rockwell and Turbulence - just to name a few.
I swear Major Lazer tricks me, I start feeling a beat and then all of a sudden they go into some kind of zone that I just can't get accustomed to. But regardless of what I think, they have a pretty steady fan base.
My question is, is this supposed to be reggae for the new generation? am I officially old school?
For a matter of fact, I was listening to a pretty good dancehall mix CD (courtesy of Jamrock Radio) and Major Lazer snuck its way in it so yes, Major Lazer is slowly but surely emerging into my life....and yours too.
See what I'm talking about?