You frowned or scratched your head when you saw the title. It’s ok (lol). With Dancehall Music seeing a lot of gimmicks, beef, drama (most of them unnecessary) over the years, it hasn’t really been seeing favourable returns. Instead, we have outsiders enjoying our musical styles with most not paying homage, or even helping out some of the talent here. While they can’t shoulder majority of the blame, many Artists, Producers, DJs and Industry folk are the culprits as they failed to innovate, hold back many promising opportunities, and failed to give the music that needed “push”.
Today, we speak on a few things that turn us (and many others) off about this genre that has the potential to do even more, but is being held back. Respect to all the Artists and DJs who are trying in the meantime. We love Dancehall, but it has a tendency to be a little stubborn in thinking. Check out our rant below. You can hear our 1st episode here.
It’s friday, and that means another episode in Florida/Montego Bay based Rapper Daley’s #DreamerFridayz! While he gave us a cut off his upcoming “Frustrated Dreamer” Album last week, today he flexes a lil on Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” Instrumental. Never backing down from a challenge, Daley lets Rappers from Kingston, to Montego Bay, to the US know that he’s a contender and he wants to win everything! If you can’t go toe to toe with him, be “Humble” and respect the yute! “Frustrated Dreamer” is on the way, but check out the freestyle below!
Today on the Blog you’re gonna party on a new level, or rather a “next level” thanks to popular DJ, Jimmy Q. Presenting the #NxtL3vl Mixtape, we’re treated to an entertaining mix of popular and exclusive Hip Hop and Dancehall tracks! From some of your favourites to upcoming Artists, Jimmy Q has it all for your ears so it is advised to clear your schedule for this. If you need a break from all the stress, or even to knock off some of that Easter weight, this mix is your perfect party and workout partner! Be sure to keep up with Jimmy Q to find out where he’ll be playing next. What you waiting for? Get ready to turn this up at ignorant levels by pressing play below.
Florida/Montego Bay based Rapper Daley is currently working on a follow up to his 2016 project, “Savage“! While he has made appearances since his last release, and has kept busy co-hosting his “Vent Open Mic” series Daley felt it was time to get the ball rolling on another project titled, “Frustrated Dreamer“. To prepare listeners this time around, Daley has decided to start the “Dreamer Fridayz (or #DreamerFridayz)” series complete with freestyles and album cuts weekly.
On week 1, Daley revealed the Kokabzd designed album cover, and has released a single off the album titled, “Delirium“. Featuring a smooth sample based Production from Bobby Williams, Daley urges listeners to “Open up your mind more“. Showcasing a couple different flows, Daley takes listeners into his world as he chases his dreams, makes observations in the game, and shows that the words he pens in his notebook are “For the culture“. Sometimes conscious, sometimes savage, the Rapper promises to be even more aggressive on his next project and future “Dreamer Fridayz” offerings will shock you. “Frustrated Dreamer” sees a Summer 2017 release. Check out the track below.
Happy 4/20! If you’re unfamiliar with the 20th of April, then you definitely need to be outside more (haha). Every year Stoners celebrate the day of consuming enormous amounts of Marijuana. Coined in 1971 by “The Waldos” during their attempt to locate an abandoned Cannabis crop, the day is celebrated worldwide, and everyone is invited! To help your celebration, we’ve provided 11 weed songs that you’ve either never heard of before, or haven’t heard in a long time. Enjoy, and save a spliff for me!
1. Sizzla – Smoke Your Herb (2006)
2. Elephant Man x Mr. Vegas – Bun It (1999)
One thing with Jamaicans, everything we touch turns to gold! While you all are enjoying the Easter Weekend (If you’re at work, I’m sorry 😦 ), I present to you a lil theme music courtesy of Producer/Recording Artist DXMVRC. Titled “WullaVybz“, the Production encourages you to just “Gwaan WullaYybz (Hol’ A Vibes/Get Lit/Have Fun)”. It’s amazing what can come from chilling on the beach (He revealed that he made this while dipping in Jamaican waters). For those new to DXMVRC, the former Glenmuirite has been producing for a couple years and has released a couple EPs along the way. He has also lent his voice as a part of a couple Choirs in Jamaica. You need to get in the car, and head to the beach with this blasting at full volume! A part of the AME Sound, hear the track below.