NEW MUSIC: @FiveSteez – Welcome

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With the days leading up to his “These Kingston TimesEP release coming to a close, Five Steez dropped off the 2nd single. Titled “Welcome” and produced by OneMan Beats, Steez plays host here as he introduces listeners to his hometown of Kingston. He speaks on the activities that happen there, what the residents go through, Jamaicans residing in various places overseas, hailing some great Jamaicans and of course repping the “First Coast“. A great listen here as OneMan provides great production to go with Steez’s commanding lyrics. “These Kingston Times” will be online in October! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Mixtape Movements: @SilentAddy x @ChiChingChingJA – Respect De Ship Vol. 1

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In preparation for the upcoming “Respect De Ship: EDM Meets Dancehall” event on August 9 at Susie’s Bakery in Kingston, Silent Addy teamed up with Deejay/DJ Chi Ching Ching to release #RespectDeShip Vol. 1. Featuring a blend of EDM, Dancehall, Trap, and “Twerkhall” remixes, both acts are giving the public a taste of what’s to come. A very exciting mix here, I can imagine how energetic the upcoming DJ set must be. Respect the “One Knock Sound“, and RespectDeShip! Check out the mixtape below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @ViceNews Presents: Jamaica’s Gully Queens

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Jamaica and Homosexuals have been at odds for many years and while many have learnt to tolerate gays, there are others who just won’t have it. Today, Vice News presents a documentary focusing on the experiences of the LGBT community in the Kingston area. Titled “Jamaica’s Gully Queens“, we see members of the community using the gullies as a place of refuge, and looking out for each despite the harshness they face outside of it. We also get interviews from both sides of the fence concerning the matter. Interesting topic and while many may not like it, Vice has given the community a channel to voice their plight. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @LLCoolJ x @Mavado_Gully – The Hustler

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Representing two well known areas (Queens, NY and Kingston, Jamaica) but carry the blood of hustlers are Hip Hop legend LL Cool J and Deejay Mavado with a new single. Titled “The Hustler” and produced by Jerry Wonda, both speak on the life of a hustler while Mavado adds his signature sound to a dark Hip Hop production. With over 20 years experience in the game, LL Cool J has played many roles and is preparing to release his new album, “G.O.A.T. 2“. While I like the idea that Mavado has collaborated with a Hip Hop legend, what do you think of the track? Check out the single below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @FiveSteez – Deadly

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artworks-000085865624-nwqy3f-t500x500With a splash of old school Reggae and Hip Hop comes a new tune from top Jamaican Rapper, Five Steez. Titled “Deadly” and produced by DJ Crooks, Steez brought his lyrical gun to the fight here. Here he spoke on being deadly with his flow, aiming to outshine whoever he spars with, representing the “First Coast” and showing respect to legendary Rappers who were born in Jamaica like Bushwick Bill, Chubb Rock, and Heavy D. What a way to start off the buzz for his upcoming “These Kingston Times” project. This is sure to get lots of spins and people excited with the blend of new school Hip Hop and old school Reggae sounds. Five Steez’sThese Kingston Times” goes online on October 14. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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