OLDIES SUNDAY: Happy Birthday @HarryBelafonte x Banana Boat Song (1956)



Today’s Oldies Sunday is dedicated to Singer, Actor and Activist, Harry Belafonte who celebrates his 88th birthday. His most famous song, “Banana Boat Song (Day O)” is the featured selection. Released in 1956 by RCA and written by Irving Burgie and William Attaway, this was adapted from the song Jamaican Banana Workers would sing while they toiled on the docks. The song was also featured on Belafonte’s million unit selling “Calypso” album. Harry achieved great success with this single as it peaked at #5 on the Billboard charts in 1957, made its debut performance on The Muppet Show, made an appearance in the 1988 film “Beetlejuice“, and has over the years been covered by many artists. Despite the previous version of the song and the covers, Harry Belafonte’s version stood out the most and has become one of his signature songs.

Happy Birthday Harry Belafonte and thank you for this song!

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Mixtape Movements: @AriezYxB Presents: Raze Soca Mix



Get your sunday jumping with today’s Soca mixtape from Youngest x Baddest’s own DJ Ariez. Titled “Raze“, Ariez provides over an hour of Soca hits that’ll have you raving, dancing and having a great time wherever you are. Do not play it while at church though, and feel free to disturb the neighbours. Time to turn up the energy by checking out the mixtape below and share your thoughts in the comments section.



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NEW MUSIC: @RealIOctane x @TheAlkaline x @Mavado_Gully – Above Them



Staying higher than mountains today are I Octane, Alkaline and Mavado. In what a few would call an unlikely combination comes “Above Them“. Produced by DJ Frass Records, we hear the trio speak on elevating themselves, looking back at their struggles, achieving success and laughing at those who try to stop them. Interesting to hear these three on one track, but they make it work over a dope DJ Frass production. Three artists who respect each other’s work, and one track that I believe will be a hot one this year. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Album: @TheTherapistSOL Presents: 9 More Dreams



A few years in the making and a follow up to his debut, “Lethal“, Rapper The Therapist drops his “9 More Dreams” project. Assisting this conceptual piece is production from King Biggs, JLL, Riptide, Paris Lamont, Heatwave and Miguel James, Therapist considers this his best body of work yet. Trading verses with his Sons Of Liberty brethren The Rush and King Biggs, and Singer Jamila James, you won’t hear the typical raps from this yute. He also adds that this is the soundtrack to his first year spent living on his own. Get your ears ready, no nightmares in this slumber. Check out the album below and share your thoughts in the comments section.


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PRESS RELEASE: @OutstandinJLuga, Promising Artist For 2015 Releases New Single


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Upcoming recording artiste J-Luga has released a new single called ‘Pop Down Body’. J-Luga believes this song brings the kind of high energy needed for 2015. He shared, “You can expect J-Luga to be one of the most prolific, hard-working, explosive and most recognizable rising artiste in Jamaica for 2015”.

Currently signed with ‘Prolific Records’, J- Luga is a Dancehall/Reggae artiste who lends himself to genres such as Hip Hop and Techno music. He has worked with producers such as ‘Owayne Weir’ from ‘Plug Socket Records’, ‘Kuger’ from ‘Drop Di Bass Records’, ‘Jeff Thompson’ from ‘J&G Records’ and ‘O_gzi’ from ‘Double O.G Entertainment’.

To describe his style of music J-Luga used the words high energy, hard core, witty, melodious, catchy, lyrical, and interactive. He added, “My style of music is very addictive to all who listens with an open mind.” His first major single ‘Santa Wine’ was released in December 2014 and had earned him much airplay on Hot 102, Irie FM, Suncity Radio and Hitz 92 FM.

When asked about his inspiration surrounding his music, J-Luga shared, “As an artiste and also an individual I find motivation through the struggles I have faced in my life, the real people in and around my circle, the social commentary, negative and positive aspects of everyday living and last but not least the Creature who extended life to us all daily.”

J-Luga is set to shoot and release the video for ‘Pop Down Body’ soon.


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