BACKAYARD Issue 22 First Look

March 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment


BACKAYARD Magazine has been at the forefront of change, unconventionality and versatility in alternative print media since 2005. Born and bred in the diverse underbelly of Kingston (Jamaica), BACKAYARD has quickly become more than printed literature and more than a movement—BACKAYARD Magazine is a social network. The title, a throwback to a Jamaican patois term meaning ‘one’s roots’ or where one comes from, reflects that BACKAYARD is the onlydiverse Jamaican reggae print publication. Every page in this diverse lifestyle and culture magazine depicts “Life with Reggae” as real and it is as unbiased as the people and places featured in it. The multi-culturalfaces, intuitive articles and photography throughout the magazine are all made possible by our exclusive network and by our readers.



Segments within BAY Issue #22


Our first segment is the 1ne Drop segment where we place the latest relevant plugs and announcements from around the world of Jamaican/Caribbean culture.


The next segment is our Games, Gadgets & Gear section. Brand new tech and services are the focus of this page.


Quick Plugs is where we try to give a look into certain selected topics in the entertainment industry. This issue should see us with the help of Label Owner/Producer Tads Junior and reggae/ dancehall icon Richie Stephens, explore the differences between a sampled voice and an artiste feature on a song and how does each affect the artiste/s used.

In the return of our Good And Natural Jamaican Agriculture G.A.N.J.A, we talk to Ravn Rae the owner of Mez, a Jamaican Vape & Smoke depository. We will look into the shift of thought in the United States about the herb and how that will impact Jamaican society moving forward.


In Early Access we look to profile upcoming song bird Xana Romeo, daughter of the legendary Max Romeo.

For the BAY: FEATURES we profiled Cali-P, Tanto-Blacks, Richie Stephens and Jah9. Getting their ideas about the life and music.


Studio Time is where we review the newest E.Ps, albums and singles. We also have our reggae & dancehall charts compiled by our music editor Philip Lobban (MusicPhill). This chart is a subsection of MusicPhill Reggae Show which can be heard on Roots FM on Wednesdays 5-6 pm.


Next our pages takes us to WWW? Where When Who which is our social pictorial segment. This time we took our lens to the Smile Jamaica concert and the Listening Party.


And our final page is our PATOIS 876: How to Speak Jamaican. This is where we try to educate the uneducated about the colourful slangs and phrases that make up the Jamaican creole language.

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