In 2011, Vans OTW and The Blackouts (Ako and Atiba Jefferson) set out to create a free reggae compilation featuring music from VP Record’s vast catalog of artists. VP Records houses the best in reggae and dance hall music and the twin DJ duo spent weeks carefully selecting each artist for this vinyl compilation. Once the tracks were chosen, the Advocates and Vans set out for Jamaica to finalize the project. In Kingston and Trench Town, The Blackouts were able to walk the steps of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh and photographed living reggae legends such as I Wayne, King Jammy and Ding Dong for the album artwork. Although The Blackouts time as OTW Advocates has come and gone, they’ll always be a part of the Vans family.
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As a parting gift to all of the OTW/Vans fans, The Blackouts present this FREE limited edition album, available at select OTW retailers worldwide. Get a complete list of stockists and a closer look at the record after the jump!
“Greetings” – Half Pint
“Wa-Do-Dem” – Eek-A-Mouse
“Last War” – Zap Pow f/ Beres Hammond
“U A Mi Baby” – Vybz Kartel
“Things I’ve Done” – Natty
“Star Bwoy” – Mavado
“Chapter Three” – Joe Gibbs & The Professionals
“Musketeer Dub” – The Revolutionaries
“Many Moods of Coxsone” – Sir Coxsone Sound
“Tired Fi Lick Weed Inna Bush” – Jacob Miller
“Don’t Fuss Nor Fight” – Barrington Levy
“Give Me The Weed” – Jigsy King
“A Who She Me Dun” – Cutty Ranks
“Who Am I” – Beenie Man
“Duppy Dub” – Natty
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