While tonight many viewers got to see their favourite artists win awards at the 2013 BET Awards, they were also in for a treat from some great performances from Jamaica. Featuring Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Dawn Penn, Chaka Demus and Pliers, and hosted by Radio Jock Jabba, these artists performed a couple of their hits to the delight of the audience. Great representation, let’s hope this can open up more opportunities for Jamaican acts once they act right. What do you think? Check out the video via link below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Today’s new music comes from a collaboration between UK’s DJ Neeko, Onira and Hurricane Jermaine. Titled “Herbalist Man” and produced by Onira and Neeko as O.S.O.M., we hear Hurricane Jermaine singing about his love for the herbs while we get a bit of dubstep throughout the track. Not a bad effort from them, very interesting hearing dubstep with lyrics encouraging the use of marijuana. It’s the healing of the nation so If you get some, you know what to do. What you think of the song? Check it out below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Accompanied by shades, rum and the Fugees’ “Ready Or Not” beat, Dreggae and K Don started off their summer with a set of freestyles. Here they show you that Jamaicans have talent and how they handle business off the stage. Not a bad effort from the duo, I hope there will be more of this with even more artists before the season ends. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from the Prophet Capleton also known as the “Fire Man“. Titled “Forward Inna Dem Clothes” and produced by Greensleeves in 2001, Capleton deejays about women being more modest in their attire and how they should carry themselves in public. He also deejays that he prefers those women more as he is a Rastafarian with certain morals and principles.
Since Bob Marley’s rise in stardom, he has been one of the artists that helped to put Jamaica and Reggae Music on the map in a major way, and was also an influence to many worldwide. Since then Jamaica has been the one stop shop for foreigners to learn about the music and culture to share in their own way. Reggae band SOJA was one of the groups that were influenced by the culture and Bob Marley’s music and were interviewed by Winford Williams earlier. Here the Virginia based Reggae band spoke about their start, their influences, how Bob Marley grasped their attention, being the leading Reggae act in America and recognized greatly worldwide in their 13 year career. They also spoke about Religion, Reggae still being dominant in the future and many more topics. Very interesting Interview, Reggae Music has touched many lives worldwide. With Bob Marley being the top artist even after his passing, many were influenced and followed in his footsteps. If you’ve never heard of SOJA before, I suggest you get some of their music now. Check out the videos below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Today’s new video comes from the leader of the “Unruly Gang“, Popcaan. Titled “Unruly Rave” and directed by Niko, we see Popcaan in Canada preparing to go to a party with friends and it moves to scenes of girls drinking and patrons partying with the deejay. Very clean video, the song currently heating up in Jamaica and could be dubbed as a “Summer Song“. Da party yah buck yuh…..yeah you know the word. What you think of the video? Check it out below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Today’s new music comes from Canadian Rapper Kardinal Offishall and Trinidad’s Bunji Garlin. Titled “Famous” and produced by Ricky Blaze, we hear the two artists letting the ladies know that rolling with them may make them famous and they also tell their experiences with ladies who approached them before knowing that they’re famous. Good effort by the rapper and Soca artist, nice flow by Bunji as well. The hook sounds radio ready and this is a fun production by Ricky Blaze. Come and say hi, you know i’m famous. What you think of the song? Check it out below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
With June being a popular month for weddings and anniversaries, singer I Shawna took the time out to make a song to show dedication. Titled “Anniversary” and produced by Real Madd Ent. on the “Vacation” Riddim, we hear I Shawna reminiscing on moments she has spent with her lover, what emotions she has felt, and celebrating their anniversary. Not a bad effort from I Shawna, this is a song for the couples out there who are about to celebrate anniversaries or are even looking to take the next step in their relationship. Has I Shawna and Foota Hype set a date yet? Stay tuned. What you think? Check out the song below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
People getting you down and trying to stop your progress in life? Well take a listen to Geoffrey Star’s new song. Titled “Haterz” and produced by Kimichi Records, we hear Geoffrey talking about haters trying hinder his steps but he calls on Jah to guide and protect him and help him overcome them. Good effort by the artist with his positive and uplifiting lyrics, and great production by Kimichi Records. Haters can talk, but they can’t push you down, you can only get stronger. Remember Jah. Check out the song below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Brooklyn Rapper Hop Cashay (Formerly Hop Da Great) is planning to drop his new mixtape this summer. Titled “Preconceived Notion: The Unusual Gift“, Hop drops off the trailer for it which features him talking about the greats like Michael Jackson, Prince, Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, and Biggie Smalls. He also previewed his single “New York” at the end. Known for making thought provoking music, this mixtape could be something you pick up when it drops on August 1. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.