John ‘Ecstasy’ Fletcher

John ‘Ecstasy’ Fletcher

John Fletcher (aka Ecstasy) By DANIEL KREPS  Jalil Hutchins (left) and John Fletcher (aka Ecstasy) in 1984 Paul Natkin/Getty Images John “Ecstasy” Fletcher, rapper and founding member of the pioneering hip-hop group Whodini, has died at the age of 56. The group’s...

ROYAL BLU “HYPE”

Jamaica is on the verge of a new sound: One that is as informed by the island’s own creations, reggae and dancehall, as it is by hip-hop and all manner of global influence. Stepping boldly into this future comes Royal Blu, whose multi-faceted vocal delivery finds him...