Florida based Reggae Artist Kapital Stone is on the path to complete consciousness. With the way the world is running right now, we all need that escape. Teaming up with Kung-Fu Beats, he unleashes “Way Out“. With fire inside him, he sheds light on all that’s happening in the world and encourages us all to be more conscious. Times are changing, we need to promote more love and harmony before the evils rob us blind of them. Artwork for this single is provided by the talented Richard “Sinista” Nattoo. Blaze a fire on all manner of evil, and listen to “Way Out” below!
In our “2018 Predictions” post, we predicted that there will be more Women making their way onto the Caribbean Music scene. In an Industry that hasn’t always been kind to the Female Artist, we have enjoyed the works from many over the years, but we have also asked for some who can step outside the box and give us music that’ll blow us away! The following Artists have been slowly making their name out there for some time, and aim to be mentioned along with their established peers.
Words By: @SwadeDaVillain
We mentioned the songbird in our 15 Artists to look out for feature last year, and she has been making steady progress since her debut single, “So Shy“. This year has already seen her start off in a good way with “Doe Try Me“, with promises to deliver even more music. She steals the scene with her voice, and you need her in your playlists.
Jane has been on the scene for a while, but made a lot of noise in 2017 thanks to her single, “Too Late“. A member of Zinc Fence Records, she made her debut in 2014 with “Babylon” and has been on the radar of many ever since. Last year saw her music being featured in the Amazon Video series, “SYN”, and this year may be the year she releases a full length project! It’s not too late to get familiar with her.
3. Rhiya Luna
Formerly Shie Musik, she was featured in our 15 Artists to know post as well as she was coming back off of a hiatus. She has lent her voice to various Dancehall singles, and with the new moniker she aims to touch on more genres. With singles like “It Up“, “Bandwagon Selecta“, “Sweetest Love” and her latest “Again“, let her music put some light in your life!
It’s Friday, and it’s that time to roll up some green, and blaze it to some good tunes! DJ Dar wants to assist with the musical selections today with the release of his latest Mixtape, “Roots & Dub Vol. 2“! Giving listeners a dose of audio for that meditation and medication session, Dar pays tribute to US Virgin Islands Reggae Artist, Akae Beka. Throughout the hour long mix he also spins tunes from Jahdan Blakkamoore, Pressure Busspipe, and Lutan Fyah. For those who need a proper hit of consciousness while steaming the herbs, you can’t go wrong with “Roots & Dub”! Be sure to look out for the DJ as he readies a weekly series where he spins nothing but the best tunes, all while throwing in some of his work as the Artist known as “Da Supreme“. Check out the mix below.
Recording Artist Rhiya Luna (formerly Shie Musik), joins the list of Artists who start off the new year with music! Teaming up with Nuh Response Production, she releases the uptempo “Again“! Featuring production from Kruze of NRP, Rhiya handles a Dance/Pop fusion beat as she delivers lyrics like “Love me harder, like yuh nah see me again…“. For those who like to have some fun, and for those who’ll party the night away and make moments last, this is for you! The production was a little off in some parts, but Rhiya has managed to handle it in her own way. The single is currently available on Apple Music, and Rhiya promises to drop more music in the coming weeks as a part of her comeback campaign. Make it last forever. Check out the track below.
Today marks the 42nd Birthday of the one they call, “World Boss“, Vybz Kartel! While many hoped he would celebrate his Birthday as a free man, he is still incarcerated while his music runs rampant in the playlists of many worldwide! In honor of his special day, fans recall some of their favourite VK lyrics marked with the hashtag, #WhenKartelSaid. While it has happened in previous times, we’d like to highlight some of the entries today as Kartel continues to churn out songs. A legend in the game, let’s see what some of the fans have recalled below!
Rapper Chance a.k.a. Kans has been working. With tracks like “Chill Suite“, “Appreciation“, and “After Tonight” making their way to many, it was only a matter of time before he unleashed a project. Making sure his 2018 gets a good start, Chance presents his “Indelible Colours EP“! Featuring 6 tracks and contributions from the likes of Rosh Rebel, OneLoveTheo, Lee, and Daley, Chance is dropping music for those who like to chill, for those who are about the fast life, and of course for the “Gyallis Pros“. A project that should build a vibe and give you the feeling like you’re on the 40th floor of a high rise building in Miami. Chance will continue to stay busy for the rest of the year with more tunes, and videos! Bless up on the Birthday as well! Artwork done by the talented KokaBZD! Check out the EP below!
Today, we’re looking out for those who aren’t always on top of their game. Many creatives, despite our works, some days we lack that motivation to keep on pushing. I want to share with you a jump start from an upcoming Artist by the name of Kvlar. Titled “It’s YOURS“, the Artist urges listeners to use the lyrics as a part of a conversation you need to have with yourself. “Sometimes, life can be so hard. It’s like everything’s coming at you fast, doubts and negative feelings find a home in your mind. This song came to me at a very dark period in my life. I look at this song now, as a needed conversation to have with yourself,” shared the Singer. For those that need a boost, Kvlar provides it here. A song that is quickly becoming our favourite for the month, we encourage you to share it with a creative (See ways you can share it below). Check out the track below!
One of the promising Artists from 2017, Yanah, is back with new music! Teaming up with JLL, she kicks off her run with “Doe Try Me“! Speaking to someone who has “Likkle Bwoy plans” for her, she stops him in his place and let’s him know that when he’s more serious about things then maybe she sticks around. She’s tired of words that hold no weight, isn’t about catching feelings this time around, and has no time to waste for trivial matters. Don’t feel no way though, you can’t hurt her. Yanah promises to hit hard with more music this year, and we’re excited to hear them! Art by Paige Zombie! Don’t let her walk away, get some of Yanah’s music in your life! Check out the track below.
The Champagne is all done, the party favors are boxed up, and many are still hungover, but welcome to 2018! While we look forward to another year filled with new developments, we have a few predictions we want to put out there. We aren’t Nostradamus, but let’s see if the stars are aligned in Entertainment.
Words by: @SwadeDaVillain
1. Chronixx wins the “Best Reggae Album” Grammy
With the 60th Grammy Awards coming up later this month, many Artists and viewers will be tuned in to see if their favourite will be carrying home a shiny prize. In Reggae music, we predict that the “Dread & Terrible” Artist, Chronixx, will carry home the award for “Best Reggae Album” for his project “Chronology”. This win will see him beating out fellow nominees like Damian Marley, Morgan’s Heritage, J Boog, and Common Kings! This would be a huge look for the Artist, and give the album even more attention. Maybe a Grammy tour as well? Let’s see.
2. Vybz Kartel will be successful in his Appeal hearing.
Since 2011, we’ve heard the phrase “Free Kartel!”, and it will not stop anytime soon. Vybz Kartel has more than a cult following, and it doesn’t help when he can still release songs while incarcerated. It was reported over the past couple years that his Defense team will file an appeal in the conviction of Kartel and 3 of his associates who are all serving life sentences. Despite numerous delays, it was reported that his hearing will be held in July 2018. If he wins, things might be shaken up a bit. Free Ninja Man too.
Is it your birthday today? Happy Birthday! We hope you have a great year and a lot of success comes your way! Recording Artists High On Fi and JKinggz on the other hand have a treat for the ladies who have their special day today in the form of a new single. Titled “Birthday“, this was produced by AlexayBeats and brings the Afrobeat and Hip Hop vibe to your party! In the video, directed by EAD, the Artists along with some beauties throw a party in a Hotel room filled with music, good vibes, party favors, and of course a few cakes. No matter where you are in the world, “Birthday” is a great addition to the playlist for your party, or that “Birthday sex” session (wink wink). With High On Fi and JKinggz hailing from Nigeria and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines respectively, they bring their Island and African sounds along with their Hip Hop influences to every track they make. Based in New York, they have previously worked on the singles “Dat Guy”, and “Used To”. Go shorty, it’s your Birthday! Check out the new single below!