Sound Clash Culture in 2020

A discussion on Sound clash culture in 2020.

Listen for analysis of what’s been going on with sound clash culture in 2020 and predictions of where we see things going in the future based on key indicators like dubplate cutting, the lack of youth in the arena, and more.

This is for others who share a passion for sound clash and listeners who have the slightest curiosity. Read on for a collection of sound clash culture-related resources and links in one place.

Sound Clash Culture in 2020

Among the themes discussed on this sound clash culture in 2020 episode:

  • Which sounds are in the top, heavyweight tier globally?
  • Why are European and Japanese sounds not joining the online dub showcases and clashes?
  • How was the golden era of sound clash and reggae music financed?
  • Is sound clash culture bordering on extinction?
  • The expensive hobby of cutting dubplates and its economic implications.


  • The Fix talking about buying plays. Most viewed dancehall video ever Insidious – Ecstasy with 308m views.
  • Skip Marley was nominated in two categories for the 2020 Soul Train Music Awards. His Billboard chart-topping single “Slow Down” single with American singer H.E.R is nominated in the categories Video of the Year and Best Collaboration. This year’s show will be held on Sunday, November 29th and simulcast on BET, BET Her, VH1, and MTV2 at 8 PM EST with a one-hour pre-show beginning at 7 PM EST.
  • Salaam Remi drops BLACK ON PURPOSE album featuring Spragga, Stephen Marley, Super Cat, Chronixx, Busta Rhymes, Black Thought, Common, Bilal, the voice of Malcolm X on the intro, and Sandra Bland on the outro.

The Tastemaker

  • The Black Tears Riddim by Donsome Records featuring Marcia Griffiths, Anthony B, Perfect Giddimani, Chezidek, Bugle, Lutan Fyah, Glen Washington, and more. Apple Music link.
  • Chronixx – Television Is The Worst on the LOCO Riddim produced by Teflon Zinc Fence.  The riddim also features another Chronixx song, Kelissa, Agent Sasco, Mr. Williamz, Elephant Man, Bounty Killer, and much more.

Kabaka Pyramid – Trample Dem. Brand New Single “Trample Dem”. Kabaka lashes out against pedophiles on a heavy dubbed out roots production inspired by Sly and Robbie’s Baltimore Riddim.

Sound Clash Culture in 2020 Resources Mentioned

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