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L3 Magazine – May Edition

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With the heat being generated in Reggae and Dancehall, L3 Magazine, Canada’s leading Caribbean-Urban online publication had to take a trip back to Jamaica so readers can get the inside scoop on Lady Saw, the Dancehall Queen who has music lovers in a frenzy with her latest singles! Readers also get intimate and interactive with Cherine, Gramps Morgan, Warrior King, Jus Bus, New Artist Taya and more!

International recording artist Lady Saw tells us about her new album ‘Marion Hall – The Alter Ego,’ including some of the heavy hitters she collaborated with. The album is very different to what fans are expecting as the icon states “there’s a little bit of Jazz and Blues, there’s Gospel and just plain good music.” Lady Saw also opens up on what it is to be one of the few female producers in the industry. Fast Fact: Is the song “Love Mih Mate” based on a true story?! Lady Saw gives us the answer raw!

The Queen of Dancehall Soul, Cherine has quietly been on a mission, actually two missions. The first is working with youths; giving them her time and attention and showing them that the world is theirs with lots of options. This part of her work is being done through her foundation, The Reach One Child Foundation, which apart from music is her heart.

Cherine’s second mission is her music! She has toured, performed, written and sung for her fans which is reflection of her heart. The Dancehall Soul Songstress has given us music of inspiration at a time when Jamaica needed it most, and she co-signed with Danielle a.k.a. D.I. for ladies who needed a Dancehall anthem! Don’t miss our exclusive sit down with Cherine!

Gramps Morgan is a member of Reggae music’s Royal family, the Morgan’s, and is also an accomplished solo artist. His newest disk Reggae Music Lives has critics around the world excited!

Growing since the release of his first album 2 Sides of My Heart, Gramps shares insight to why he chose to work with different producers, the importance of his relationship with the Creator, being Jemere Morgan’s Dad and why the murder of Trayvon Martin touched him deeply. Gramps opened up on these topics and more.

Warrior King is a man of deep spirituality and can only be compared to good food. Musically, the King nourishes the mind, body and soul with his deeply conscious lyrics and genuine concern for the well being of his listeners. Our interview takes readers on a view of the Kings heart and more!

Jus Bus is one of the Caribbean’s most highly rated producers. His remixes are favourited by club DJ’s the world over, and his riddim compositions puts artists in international rotation. Tricia Spence sat down with the producer and learned there is so much more to the producer than music, yet all roads lead to the recording studio! This interview is a must read as there is only one Mr. Nation, and he Jus Bus!

In Fashion news, Heike Wollenweber brings us news of Yahdie Conscious Fashions and we take a look at popular runway designs from Toronto’s Fashion Week.

In our mini features section, we profile the talents of K..Licious recording artists Malica, Italis and Dre Zee; we also share feedback and reviews on Marley the documentary as well as newly released music from Busy Signal, The Nazarenes and the 1st Quarter Riddim produced by Tony CD Kelly.

Jerome Dupont from Neu Era Photography goes outdoors to the woods with Ms. May, Desyray Keizer to combine his creative eye with the beauty of Desyray! Makeup was provided by Michal May, Stylist Johnakeshia Thompson and Hair provided by Shawn Lamar Daniels – this centerfold is a must see!

Our profile DJ of the month is Canada’s own Ticky Ty who spins sets that not only get the audience moving, but get her moving within the audience too! Frequenting some of the hottest clubs in the city of Toronto and beyond, Ticky’s signature hair, her funky vibe and awesome spinning make fans come back for more!

Additional highlights include music news on the Jackson Unity Tour, Travel to South Africa, Music Charts from the Caribbean and Canada, the John Coltrane Rehabilitation project, Sound Clash R.E.S.E.T and more!
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