While tonight many viewers got to see their favourite artists win awards at the 2013 BET Awards, they were also in for a treat from some great performances from Jamaica. Featuring Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Dawn Penn, Chaka Demus and Pliers, and hosted by Radio Jock Jabba, these artists performed a couple of their hits to the delight of the audience. Great representation, let’s hope this can open up more opportunities for Jamaican acts once they act right. What do you think? Check out the video via link below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Today’s new music comes from a collaboration between UK’s DJ Neeko, Onira and Hurricane Jermaine. Titled “Herbalist Man” and produced by Onira and Neeko as O.S.O.M., we hear Hurricane Jermaine singing about his love for the herbs while we get a bit of dubstep throughout the track. Not a bad effort from them, very interesting hearing dubstep with lyrics encouraging the use of marijuana. It’s the healing of the nation so If you get some, you know what to do. What you think of the song? Check it out below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Accompanied by shades, rum and the Fugees’ “Ready Or Not” beat, Dreggae and K Don started off their summer with a set of freestyles. Here they show you that Jamaicans have talent and how they handle business off the stage. Not a bad effort from the duo, I hope there will be more of this with even more artists before the season ends. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from the Prophet Capleton also known as the “Fire Man“. Titled “Forward Inna Dem Clothes” and produced by Greensleeves in 2001, Capleton deejays about women being more modest in their attire and how they should carry themselves in public. He also deejays that he prefers those women more as he is a Rastafarian with certain morals and principles.
Since Bob Marley’s rise in stardom, he has been one of the artists that helped to put Jamaica and Reggae Music on the map in a major way, and was also an influence to many worldwide. Since then Jamaica has been the one stop shop for foreigners to learn about the music and culture to share in their own way. Reggae band SOJA was one of the groups that were influenced by the culture and Bob Marley’s music and were interviewed by Winford Williams earlier. Here the Virginia based Reggae band spoke about their start, their influences, how Bob Marley grasped their attention, being the leading Reggae act in America and recognized greatly worldwide in their 13 year career. They also spoke about Religion, Reggae still being dominant in the future and many more topics. Very interesting Interview, Reggae Music has touched many lives worldwide. With Bob Marley being the top artist even after his passing, many were influenced and followed in his footsteps. If you’ve never heard of SOJA before, I suggest you get some of their music now. Check out the videos below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Today’s new video comes from the leader of the “Unruly Gang“, Popcaan. Titled “Unruly Rave” and directed by Niko, we see Popcaan in Canada preparing to go to a party with friends and it moves to scenes of girls drinking and patrons partying with the deejay. Very clean video, the song currently heating up in Jamaica and could be dubbed as a “Summer Song“. Da party yah buck yuh…..yeah you know the word. What you think of the video? Check it out below and share your thoughts in the comments section.