If you’re a listener of Dancehall Music, then you’ve heard the name “Shabba Ranks” before. One of the greatest Dancehall Artists that ever stepped on stage, we’ve called him “The Grammy Kid“, “Emperor Ranks“, and “Big Dutty Stinking Shabba” to name a few. As child he was one of the few Deejays I’ve looked up to, when he dropped music videos and stage performances I was glued to the TV screen despite my family complaining of how “slack” his music was. Today, on Oldies Sunday I present to you a few of his songs, and the singles that have sampled/paid tribute to him. What are your favourite Shabba Ranks singles? Let us know in the comments section. Let’s go!
“The Release” is an Entertainment Program featured on Hype TV every Tuesday at 8:30 PM, with repeats on Thursday and Saturday at 6:30 PM. Hosted by Talisa Taylor, the program features some of the newest entertainment releases and upcoming events. In this episode, Dancehall Artist Qraig of Voicemail handled co-hosting duties. If you want to check out season 1, look here. To get your releases featured, please email email@example.com and tell them 13thStreetPromotions sent you. Check out the latest releases below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
With news of his recent arrest in Trinidad still a buzz worthy topic, Busy Signal stopped by the Onstage set to speak on his predicament and more. Here he gave details on his legal situation, the status of his Charity Organization, and his plans for the rest of the summer. We wish Busy Signal all the best on his case, and we hope his Lawyer, K.D. Knight, handles it well. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Taking a page out of Shaggy’s book is Dancehall artist Busy Signal. Starting his own foundation, he aims to help the people of St. Ann, his birth parish. Recently he spoke with Onstage TV’s Jason Williams about it and more. Here he spoke on his “Helping Hands” foundation and the progress so far, setting up a benefit concert, aiming to expand it to other parishes, encouraging more people to follow in his footsteps and contribute, and working on new music. A noble effort from Busy Signal, I do hope it gets the well needed support to help communities for a very long time. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
A hitmaker since his debut, Busy Signal has been able to make hits in any genre he tackles. With promises to deliver more hits, he discussed this on Onstage tonight. Here he spoke on the status with his new management, working with Coca Cola, creating new music and touring, getting lots of love in Africa, his controversial single “What If?“, his other singles “Whatsapp” and “Text Message“, and he also performed “What If?” and other singles. Not a bad Interview, I really like that Busy has seen plenty success since his prison release and he will be seeing much more for years to come. Check out the interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Busy Signal is all about the social media “linkage” in his latest tune. Titled “Whatsapp“, this borrows the instrumental from Byron Lee & The Dragonaires’ “Tiney Winey” and Busy Signal speaks on his escapades with the ladies through the various social networks that he uses. A hot single here as I heard it numerous times before its release. A perfect song to add to your Dancehall and Soca playlists. R.I.P. Byron Lee. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Tonight, the popular CVM TV series Onstage goes live via live streaming. This week Busy Signal, OMI, Chi Ching Ching, Tarrus Riley are featured. Check out the stream below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
With a confirmation that he and Bounty Killa are feuding, Onstage TV took the time out to catch Mavado and discuss this and more. With the Interview taking place at DJ Khaled’s We The Best Studio in Florida, Mavado spoke about his recent shows, his feud with Bounty Killa and the history behind it, his reaction to Bounty’s diss songs, Busy Signal’s input and much more. DJ Khaled was also briefly interviewed and spoke on a few things. Mavado is heated about this feud and I’m glad that Winford got him on the program so he can speak his mind. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
“Personally” is a single created by the Nigerian duo P-Squared. Since its release it has been a hit on Youtube and many other avenues. It has been so much of a hit that Jamaican acts have gravitated to the Instrumental and today Busy Signal is one of those acts to tackle it. Titled “Professionally“, Busy speaks on being the ladies man and the things he does with them professionally. He also drops a line about selling platinum records and aiming for a Grammy. Jamaicans are not new at having their own take on a popular song but Busy Signal had to make sure he did it justice. Wine fi me baby. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.