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!
Lifestyle Blogger ShannyDeLioness is back for another week of “Mixtape Rave“! This week she serves you an array of Mixtapes she’s been feeling over the past 7 days. If you missed the 1st installment, check it out here.
DJ Charlotte is one of Trinidad & Tobago’s hottest DJs. This release coincided with the 2016 YUMA Carnival Band launch for Trinidad Carnival and it is a sweet mix indeed. The perfect confectionary of Soca, Dancehall, Hip Hop and Top 40 hits. Released 2 Months ago on her Sound Cloud, it is a favourite for me!
Those who know me well know that I love EDM as much as I love Soca and Dancehall! Barbados’ finest (To me definitely), DJ Puffy goes in hard with this EDM mix. I literally feel like I am at Tomorrowland or some other huge EDM festival just listening to this high energy mix.
Taking it back to yard (never stray far from my roots)this time around, this mixtape showcases the talents of 2 members of one of Jamaica’s hottest Sound Systems, Chromatic. This mix of some of the hottest Top 40, Hip Hop and Dancehall hits and numerous Dub samples is an eargasmic treat.
What you’re about to hear, is some crazy ish! After teasing listeners with his signature remixes, Kickraux and Feel Up Records release the 36th volume in the “Feel Up Radio” series. Titled “Shabba Raux“, listeners are treated to over 40 minutes of not only Kick’s released and unreleased remixes, but those from Chromatic, Major Lazer, Black Chiney, JR Blender, GLD, and more! You’re now tuned into a Pineapple state of mind. Check out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
With September 30 marking 4 years since Vybz Kartel’s incarceration, it’s no surprise that his music is still dominating the Dancehall circles and radio. Today, DJ Laron of Deadline Sound created a Mixtape in tribute to the “World Boss“. With 44 tracks in, listeners will add this to their collection as this is filled with hit after hit from the Gaza General. While many scream “Free World Boss“, they can use this as an addition to their chants. Check out the mixtape below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Prison has definitely not held back this Dancehall Artist’s hunger as Vybz Kartel drops a new single titled, “Which League“. Produced by TJ Records, we hear a Kartel that is reminiscent of his “Gun tunes” times. Since its preview, it has been pleasing to the ears of many fans. Who is he really throwing shots at in this single? Many have speculated that it’s aimed at a certain “2016” Artist, but time will tell. Have you ever seen a Killer kill a shadow? Interesting fact, today (Sept. 30) marks 4 years since Vybz Kartel has been behind bars. 4 years later he’s still dominating the airwaves. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.