It’s been a while since we’ve had one of these but we’re back with another episode of “Learn Something“! Today, Davinci Studios brings us another Adobe After Effects Tutorial for those who need to make their visuals more appealing. In “Tempo“, Davinci shows you how to add some “Slo Mo” to your video clips, and blow away your viewers! Learn something new by checking out the video below. For previous episodes, go here.
What a Bam Bam! With one of the most sampled Dancehall singles to date, Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam” continues to make more noise all over the world! Adding to the list of Artists who have blessed the sample is US Recording Artist, Tamar Braxton! With her new Album, “Blue Bird Of Happiness“, she recently announced that it will be her final Album as she’ll be focusing on her family. “Bam Bam” received the sample treatment on the track, “Run Run” which was produced by Troy Taylor and Bridgetown, and appears as track 3 on the Album. “Bam Bam” was released in 1982, produced by Winston Riley, and has been sampled/featured on tracks by the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West, Guerilla Black, Lauryn Hill, Kat DeLuna. The single was even featured in a Reebok Commercial.
Dancehall/Reggae Producer Don Corleonie is also featured on Tamar’s Album. He is credited as a Writer on the final track, “Empty Boxes“. Check out “Run Run” below, “Blue Bird Of Happiness” is available here.
After many delays and a few singles, Jamaican Rap Super Group The Council finally released their debut Album, “Nothing Else Matters“. Featuring 16 tracks, the Rappers Five Steez, The Sickest Drama, Nomad Carlos, and Inztinkz promises that Jamaican Hip Hop and the “First Coast Movement” will be on another level with this project. From songs featuring Social Commentary, reminiscing on the “Golden Era”, everyday struggle, to just flexing their lyrical abilities, NEM has something for those who need an escape from the “Mumble Rap” and want to hear “Real Rap“. The Album also features verses from Kabaka Pyramid, Koro Fyah, Massy The Creator, Tha God Fahim, Illicit King, Triple Tr8, J Militia, and Beast while Inztinkz guides them all with some amazing Production. With years in the making, NEM will not disappoint, and should be a nice addition to your collection. Presentation is also a premium experience with Black and Gold giving it a royal look to fit the tone of the Album. Art Direction by Jome Anderson (Scotty Dreamz) and Warren Buckle. The Album is now available on Bandcamp for purchase, and will expand to other popular Music Streaming outlets in the coming weeks. No more talking, get you a dose of some Jamaican Hip Hop below!
With fists raised, Protoje and Mortimer deliver an audio revolution with “Truths And Rights“! Produced by Winta James, the duo kick down the doors of injustice, inequality, oppression, and poverty, and encourage listeners to get in formation to set the oppressed free, and get people that mean the world well in power! With so much going on in the world, we all want better for ourselves, our Children, and their Children…but the good fight has to happen in order to see positive changes. Featured on the cover of the single is one of the photos taken during the Grenadian Revolution in March of 1979 which overthrew the government of Eric Gairy, the 1st Prime Minister of the Island by Maurice Bishop (Politician and leader of the New Jewel Movement (NJM)). Forward Ever, Backward Never! Another anthem from Diggy British and the young Mortimer! Be militant and check out the track below.
Indiana based Reggae/Dancehall Recording Artist D-Feezy has recently signed a deal with US based Distribution Label, VPAL Music. The deal was signed on September 18, and lasts for 3 years. The announcement comes fresh off the heels of the release of his “Money Me A Pree” Music Video, and his performance at the Indiana Reggae Jam Music Festival this past Summer. “It’s a great feeling to get this deal with VP/VPAL. This way I can get more of my music out there in the world, and continue to wave the Jamaican flag in Indianapolis as the culture is very much alive there“, shared an enthusiastic D-Feezy.
The Artist has also shared that fans can expect the official release of his latest single, “Gas Station” with Afrobeat/AfroPop Recording Artist, May D on October 13 through VP/VPAL, but can be heard earlier via Apple Music, Spotify, and all other major Streaming outlets. The single was produced by BigBeats Music, while the Music Video for the single was recently released and shot by HD Genesis. “The single is another example of two Artists from different Nations and cultures having a mutual love for the Music, and making things happen! May D is from Nigeria and he has been doing his thing over there, so I felt we could join forces and drop something for the ladies! The Music Video has been doing well since its release, and we’re grateful for that” D-Feezy shared. D-Feezy is also working on his debut Album which should see a December 2017 release and its announcement very soon.
D-Feezy (born Steven Howard Muttler), hails from West Kingston, and has been active as a Recording Artist since migrating to the United States in the early 2000s. Releasing various Mixtapes over the years, he has developed a following in Indiana, and has shared the stage with the likes of Elephant Man, Future Fambo, Serani, Etana, and Sizzla.
Today, we introduce to you a US based Reggae/Soul Artist by the name of Ayotemi. Representing the IRIE Collective and currently based in New Orleans, Louisiana, he delivers a unique sound that is influenced by his love for Jamaican Music and Culture, Soul Music, and his Nigerian roots. In preparation for his upcoming Album titled, “AYO“, he recently released “Supaman“! Produced by Randall Swain and Sam Girardot, Ayotemi speaks on meeting a woman who has been through a few things. Throughout the song, he shows her he can be the one to make her happy again, build her up, and help her see life in a more positive light. With that easy going Production and a smooth delivery overall, it does give the feeling of those retro Reggae singles that make you want to grab your partner and build a vibe with. If you’re feeling the “Irie” vibes from Ayotemi, then you’ll enjoy his upcoming Album. “Supaman” is available online for purchase, and doesn’t require any heroic actions or costume changes. Have a listen below.