OLDIES SUNDAY: Boris Gardiner – Every N***** Is A Star (1973)

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Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from a great singer, Boris Gardiner. Titled “Every Nigger Is A Star” and produced by Leal Records in 1973, this was created in the era of Blaxploitation Films and strong Black Pride. Boris created this song as an effort to bring a positive tone to the word “Nigger” the same way Hip Hop music has been doing today in various songs. Boris also sang about loneliness, reflecting on Africa, and acceptance and recognition of the black man. The song was featured on the soundtrack that he and his brother Barrington were contracted to make for the movie of the same name. The movie was made also in an effort to bring a change to the word, but turned out to be a huge flop in Theaters.

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PRESS RELEASE: @ProdiVOP876 Releases Rat Poison

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Prodi, formally known as Prodigal Son, gospel artist now turned Reggae sensation has released yet another Reggae single. The single entitled ‘Rat Poison’ produced by Yard Movement was released a couple weeks ago and has been creating a lot of buzz. The ‘Circle Small’ artiste has been hard at work since he rebranded himself and has prided himself on making music with positive messages. The song speaks about dishonest people who take from those who work hard for a living. Prodi further explained the significance of the title of the song stating that “Rat Poison is really a metaphor for going out for your money, which is the cheese. If a man tries to take that cheese, you have to set the poison. It’s really about defending your food”.

The single has been receiving a lot of air play on several radio stations across the region and is set to be released on iTunes in just a couple of days. Prodi shared, “Rat Poison is doing well, it is creating a bit of a buzz in Jamaica and Costa Rica but an even bigger buzz in Panama and Prodi is presently planning his European Tour for 2015.

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NEW VIDEO: @Nomaddz – Shotta

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Top Shotta nuh laugh! Detailing the life of a gunman today is Reggae Band, No-maddz with “Shotta“. Directed by Kurt Wright, we see each member arise from slumber and gather their musical weapons to create some great music. The difference here is that their instruments were concealed as if they were firearms. Great visuals here from the Band with some thought provoking lyrics. Off their upcoming “Sly & Robbie Presents No-Maddz” album, check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @RV_JOAT

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Tonight on Onstage, Clarendon born and UK based artist Randy Valentine stopped by. Here he spoke a little on his upbringing and musical background, introducing himself and his music to Jamaica, working on being the next Jamaican to make it overseas, and he premiered the music video for his single “Treat Her Right“. Short but a good Interview, looks like he’ll have a very promising career as that single is a hit! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @ProdiVOP876 – Rat Poison

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Dropping a new song today is Prodi and he’s on a serious mission. Titled “Rat Poison” and produced by Yawd Movements, Prodi provides the voice on the harsh realities that he and others have experienced. He also delivers some motivation for listeners to hustle hard to live a better life, and when he steps out he does so with his team. Prodi gave us different flows and a catchy hook on this one and made a good effort here. Keep this in rotation by checking out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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