The Dawn Of Ska

The Dish

Diving deep into a history of Jamaican music, John Jeremiah Sullivan attempts to pinpoint the emergence of ska:

When I … [was] doing my best to stake out some understanding of what was going on musically in Kingston in the late Fifties and early Sixties, I ran into the riddle that bedevils every person who gets lost in this particular cultural maze, namely, where did ska come from? That strange rhythm, that chop on the upbeat or offbeat, ump-ska, ump-ska, ump-ska, exemplified quintessentially in “Simmer Down” (or in parts of Bruno Mars’s “Locked Out of Heaven,” if there’s doubt of its relevance). Did someone think that up? Can it be traced to a particular song or band, or accident, or earlier Caribbean style (mento, calypso)? Maybe its evolution should be followed out of the island’s deeper past, from African and Afro-Caribbean sources, and Indian influences—both kinds of Indian, in Jamaica’s…

View original post 390 more words

The Haircut ALL Men Should Get!

Damian Dazz

Reminiscent of those 1940’s dapper ‘do’s this style has been rising in popularity for quite some time now.   If you haven’t caught this train, here’s a post to help you get on it!   Men, and even women (!) are getting down with it and it is sure fire as heck about time you get down with it too! I mean, It just reeks of sexiness, am I right?

And don’t worry! There are TONS of different versions of this cut to choose from to keep up with your own unique style.


undercut-hairstyle-men Dennis Schäfer


undercut-hairstyle-men-fashion Gianluca Di Sotto

rockabilly-boy-James-Quaintance James Quaintance

men-the-undercut-Edward-Honaker Edward Honaker

men-undercut-Dawid-Auguscik Dawid Auguscik

men-undercut-style-2013-Cole-Mohr Cole Mohr

men-looks-undercut-street-style-Jack-Gallowtree Jack Gallowtree

men-looks-Ash-Stymest Ash Stymest

david-beckham-undercut David Beckham


(if you’re in the New York area, you can most definitely stop by my favorite Little Hair Shoppe, tell them Damian sent ya!)

42 - T.O.P from Korean boyband BigBang T.O.P from Korean boyband BigBang




Check out these related products to…

View original post 23 more words