Mocha Fest's 5 Artists You Didn't Know Were Jamaican [PHOTOS]
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The influence that Caribbean culture and more specifically Jamaican culture, has had on the mainstream is apparent in cross over artists that we hear today. Artists like Drake, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber all have remixes with Jamaican artists that have topped the charts. To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Mocha Fest we put together a list of some of our favorite artists of Jamaican descent.
1. Missy Elliot
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While she may rep the V-A she has roots in Jamaica which you can hear the influence in a lot of her music
2. Alicia Keys
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Her mother Terri Augello is Irish-Italian, and her father Craig Cook is Jamaican
3. Busta Rhymes
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Busta has never been shy about his roots from the beginning of his career, and his heritage has come full circle in his latest single ‘Girlfriend’ with Tory Lanez and Vybez Kartel
4. Notorious B.I.G
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Christopher Wallace aka Biggie was raised by his Jamaican mother and even has references to classic dance hall and reggae sounds in his album Ready to Die. In 1996 Biggie even took a trip down to perform at Sting in St. Catherine , JA.
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Tyga real name Micheal Ray Stevenson known as Tyga was born to a Jamaican father.
You’ve seen the parties, you love the culture and want to be a part of some of the hype. The infectious sounds have you wanting to get up and well, dance!
So where does one go for such activities? Mocha Fest is the answer! Memorial Day Weekend is one of the most popular times of the year for travel and events. Negril, Jamaica is home to the Caribbean’s longest white sand beach and an annual Urban Festival known as Mocha Fest. What started out as a small event with about 150 people in 2014, is now quickly on the radar as one of top five places to be during the Memorial Day Long Weekend.
Feeling a little risqué? Try clothing optional boat cruises, paint parties and exotic male and female reviews, the parties and entertainment at Mocha Fest is all about pushing boundaries and giving the permission to do so to those that dare. Many people are dubbing Mocha Fest as the “Black Spring Break” but maybe with a little bit more mature audience.
In 2018, Mocha Fest will be celebrating its fifth anniversary and you can be a part of that experience. Check outhttp://www.mochafest.com/ to reserve your package.