When it hits you, you feel no pain. When it comes to music, we realize how powerful and healing it can be. Reggae Music has come a long way since Bob Marley’s global ascension and now it is becoming a thriving industry and genre throughout the world. One of the many places that has received its impact is Canada and there has been a string of musical explosions coming out of this North American country including the rise of Recording Artist Drake. The Reggae/Dancehall scene has also become very vibrant, and we are now seeing the likes of Dancehall Artist Popcaan aligning himself with Drake’s O.V.O. label and a new wave of young acts from Toronto creating their own buzz.
Adding himself to the new wave is Maxximus. Otherwise known as “Maxximus The Greatest”, he originally hails from Kingston 12 in Jamaica. Known for its alias “Mexico”, Maxximus was raised in the Inner City community of Arnette Gardens that has spawned stars like the late Dancer Bogle, Recording Artist Nesbeth, and DJ Squiddly. Jerome Brown aka Maxximus along with his parents migrated to Canada early in his life and with music as his passion, he started to focus on where and how to improve on it. Now in his twenties, Jerome Brown is looking to make a mark for himself and has teamed up with various producers to accomplish this. Working between Jamaica and Canada, his career is a work in progress. He has joined forces with production houses like Full Range Entertainment, Push A Yute, Building Block, and other popular labels.
Currently working on an EP set to drop in Spring 2016, Maxximus is prepared for life on the road and in the studio. After speaking with Sherene McQueen, Co owner of Push A Yute, she describes Maxximus as a “Hard working artist who is only interested in getting better”. With talent and youth on his side, look out for the lyrical artist.
Dropping some motivation today is Recording Artist Rohan Lee (Formerly Lee’tal) with “Can’t Get Wi Down“. Shot in Christiana, Manchester, Rohan walks through the streets to spread his message of always overcoming obstacles, looking out for those deceptive characters, and following Jah’s teachings. A song that could serve as a daily anthem, Rohan comes through with positive music for your ears. A good visual showing various spots in Christiana as well. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
It’s all about the herbs today with NRG a.k.a. Rseenal Di Artillery, Makonnen and Iyah Gift in their new visual. Titled “What Kinda Herbs“. and directed by Yosef Imagination, we see the artists feature the herbs in various processes from being reaped on a farm, to being packaged, to being distributed. They also speak on its uses and benefits and promotes that it should be free for everyone to use in everyday life. Great visual, and lovers of the herb can see it in all its glory here. Free di weed! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
How can you not rate Tifa? “My Ratings” is the title of her latest single. Produced by ZJ Chrome on the “Let’s Rock This” Riddim, Tifa speaks on why she gets lots of props from her man, and sticks her tongue out at the girls who fail to keep their man happy as she possesses the “I Surrender” love. A high energy, bruk out type of song from T-I-F-A. Ladies are sure to bust a wine or few to this. Look out for a couple mixtapes featuring Tifa coming soon! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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