Recently, subscribers of popular streaming network Netflix, were treated to a bunch of new content. One of the new programs included the series, “She’s Gotta Have It“. Adapted from the 1986 Spike Lee Joint, the storyline revolves around a young woman and her three lovers. The series however features a great selection of music from Hip Hop to Reggae for its soundtrack. Lending their sounds to the series included Reggae Artist Fanton Mojah, Reggaeton Artist Daddy Yankee, Reggae Band Steel Pulse, Dancehall Artist Opal, and Soca Artist GBM Nutron! In episode 2, you can find Fanton Mojah’s “Kingston Town” which features Capleton and Turbulence, Opal’s “This Me Know“, and Daddy Yankee’s “Hula Hoop“. In episode 4, you can find Steel Pulse’s “Can’t Stand It“, and GBM Nutron’s “Scene” (plus a shout out from the series’ Protagonist). Season 1 of the series is out, so you can “Netflix and Chill“. You can check out the tracks below!
This is for the bad gyal, rude gyal, cute gyal, stush gyal, new gyal dem! New York based Artists Alex Mali and MeLo X (of the duo Electric Punanny) bring the Caribbean vibes in their new single and video, “Hoity Toity“! Produced by Ninease, Alex and MeLo deliver a fun song that’ll have you thinking about the Summer cookouts, the block parties, the Caribbean parades, and the new fashion for the season. The video, directed by Thrice Cooked Media however, brings all the elements from those into one colourful, flag waving, gun finger saluting, Caribbean backyard party! While Alex brings the melody, MeLo brings the deejaying and they spread that Island love to the world! For those not up to speed, “Hoity Toity” is Jamaican (or mainly Caribbean) term for being a snob, or bougie/bourgeoisie. If you a bad gyal, please back it up like a Dumpa Truck! Keep this on rotation as the cold time creeps up for that instant heat! Check out “Hoity Toity” below!
Thank you for representing Jamaica. Thank you for being a Caribbean representative. You made moves that some would’ve said were unattainable. You’ve embraced your own beauty, and the world loved you. You stand tall with many Beauty Queens before you that have donned the “Jamaica” sash, and you’ve brought our culture to another big platform. You have carried yourself well.
As you continue your journey, remember you’re doing this for the little girl who was teased because her hair was “nappy”, the young woman who was refused opportunities because she was “too dark”, for those who were told “Jamaicans can’t do anything good”, let them see you shine on the world stage and show them that they can do anything that their heart wishes.
Always remember to be true to who you are. Don’t ever be afraid of showing the world that you don’t have to be from a big city, having the big name, be of a lighter complexion, having the straightest of hair to achieve greatness. We are proud to have had Queens with their unique flair over the years, so now you show people that the afro is YOUR Crown!
From Steve Harvey trying to hold his excitement when conversing with you, to your outfits capturing the attention of many, to the chants of “JAMAICA” in the audience, to your name being on all the headlines…
YOU ARE THE PEOPLE’S QUEEN!
Thank You, Davina Bennett.
How secure is your home? What services do you use? ADT? King Alarm? Hawkeye? Well today, Comedian Kyng Tavii helps out his father in ensuring their humble abode is protected at all times in “Security System“! Before making their way to the market, Tavii’s father wanted to make use of his new Security System that he installed. Things get bad when it fails to get started. I wonder why it doesn’t work? These things are so easy to use. Tavii on the other hand tries to help, but things take a turn for the worst. Watch what happens below!
Delivering some lovely notes when she appeared on “Kngly Live!” a few weeks ago, Recording Artist Tamika J. releases the visual for the smooth tune, “Let Me Be Your Journey“. Directed by Passion Ward, the video features an appearance from Mr. “Kngly Studios” himself, Producer Kris Karz as he plays her on screen love interest. While the song’s delivery brings the right level of silkiness, you can’t help but display the same emotions as Tamika throughout the video. This is for the lovers, and the lover in you. If you enjoy this selection, be sure to check out Tamika J’s “Acoustically Speaking Vol. 2” project. Check out the video below.
Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Singer/Actor/Producer/Former Media Personality, Peter Lloyd! Titled “Dancehall Queen“, this was produced by Handel Tucker, and released through InPhyniti Records in 1991. In the song, Lloyd gets into storytelling mode where he speaks about attending a street dance when he met a young lady who seemed to stand out from the rest. He dubbed her a “Dancehall Queen” and went into conversation with her professing his interest in her. The single was also featured on his 1999 debut Album, “Transitions“.