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.@ZacJonesStony Deals With Matters Of The Heart In “Lonely” Visual


Zac Jone$ has been putting in the work over the years. Having enjoyed the success of the 2019 single “Miss Jamaica” featuring Agent Sasco, he is on his way to making a lot more things happen. Earlier this year he gave the world the bubbling single, “Lonely“, now he follows up with the visual.

Directed by Jesse Suchomel and starring Kadiya McDonald as the love interest, Zac Jone$ deals with matters of the heart over an iotosh production. The video highlights Zac and Kadiya working on getting closer while Zac shares how various factors can affect what can become a promising relationship. The events of the past can make one feel lonely even in a situation, but with the right words of encouragement, they can be put aside to embrace a lovely future. The video is beautifully presented, and features appearances by Sheen, BenjaminStony, Luke Jones, Lauren Tomlinson, Rashieka Teona, and Kyle Anderson.

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.@DJBlkLuos Gives “Changes” A Visual


Toronto’s heavy hitter DJ Blkluos is working hard to give the world new continue. Still keeping Heartbreak Quotey’s name alive, he has a lot more in the tank to deliver. One of his latest releases is the visual for his 2020 single, “Changes“.

The video finds DJ Blkluos getting into some bars as he makes various observations, and shares his thoughts over some dark Trap production provided by JXYMEFROMTHENINE. “Changes” was released as a part of a 3 pack in 2020 that included “I Thought About It“, and “Dead People“. For those who were followers of the late Heartbreak Quotey, you can check out his “2 Fly 2 Be Broke” Mixtape here. For more DJ Blkluos work, look here.

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The Purpose of Therapy: A Live Well Jamaica Feature & Campaign


As Jamaicans, we strive to achieve all things bright and beautiful. Our lifestyle is one that reflects livity and freedom; that is brand Jamaica. However, what has been severely affecting our liberating culture in recent times, is the stereotypical treatment of our men, ultimately enhancing an anti-climatic nature of not seeking help — therapy, in particular. This phenomenon has been a constant discourse as it continues to haunt men in our society from one generation to the next. In our daily activities, it is evident that a significant number of males in our society who face life-threatening experiences are more likely to cover up their emotions and repress their feelings.

For many of them, this repression tends to manifest in unpleasant ways such as violence and sometimes even imposter syndrome and depression. Yet, they are reluctant to seek professional help in an effort to release those burdens. What’s even more saddening, is that many persons aren’t aware that mental health facilities even exist. These are the reasons we are taking an in-depth approach to raising awareness.

Therefore, this campaign ‘(His) tory: Normalize Therapy for Young Men’, seeks to eradicate the barriers between therapy and the fear that men experience, and provide useful information for them to receive the help. The purpose of therapy for men, as explained by Dr. Wendy- Lou Greenidge, is to ‘reshape the thought process of Caribbean perspective from stereotyping therapy to seeking professional help’.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Trinity – Three Piece Suit (1975)


Today on Oldies Sunday, we celebrate a Jamaican Icon who has transitioned on to the big session in the afterlife. Today we show respect to the late Wade “Trinity” Brammer and his classic, “Three Piece Suit“.

Produced by Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson and released through Belmont Records in 1975, Trinity delivered his track in a style that we know as “toasting/deejaying“. A style that was also made popular by the likes of U-Roy, Dennis Alcapone, and many others, Trinity got lyrical over the “version/instrumental” of the popular Alton Ellis single, “I’m Still In Love With You” to speak about his situation with a voluptuous woman. The single was later featured on Trinity’s 1977 album of the same name. A song that is considered one of the first Dancehall songs, it became a huge hit for Trinity, and later inspired a counteraction track from Jamaican duo Althea & Donna titled, “Uptown Top Ranking” which went on to become a classic. Since the release of “Three Piece Suit”, Trinity helped to inspire the new generations of artists especially in the growing genre known as Dancehall, has collaborated with some of the top artists, and released a lot more classic material. Trinity passed away on April 9, 2021, but his music continues to live on.

thank you trinity. walk good!

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The Sister Nancy Sampled “Baila Conmigo” Single Gets Featured In New @Instagram Campaign!


They say Dancehall caan stall, and it continues to seep into Pop Culture, and many other avenues. In 2020, the legendary Sister Nancy’s classic “Bam Bam” was sampled in DJ Yellow Claw’s hit single “Baila Conmigo” featuring Saweetie, INNA, and Jenn Morel, and today it got featured in Social Media platform Instagram’s latest campaign!

Doing their part in providing informative content during the Covid 19 Pandemic, Instagram’s latest campaign, the Sister Nancy sampled “Baila Conmigo” by Yellow Claw was used as the campaign’s soundtrack. The animated visual also featured a dancer sporting clothes which represented Jamaica’s flag colours of Black, Gold, and Green. Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam” was released in 1982, and is considered one of the most sampled Jamaican songs in music history. You can find content relating to “Bam Bam” including our special Playlist here.

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.@KxngIzem Delivers “Wildfire” With New EP


Kxng Izem has been grinding and building his brand for quite some time. Having celebrated a “Dubby’s” win and gaining much attention through his recent singles, he looks to take his Ten24 Music label to a different level. He looks to make that happen and more with his much anticipated project, the “Wildfire EP”.

Consisting of 8 tracks, Kxng Izem shows much growth on this project, and tests out new sounds and flows here. With production from his Ten24 Music, he also taps into Kabu Beats, Harry Hunt, and Rory De Boer to give listeners future classics, and feel good vibes that take us away from the problems of the world. Blvk H3ro and Royal Blu join in as guest features, and “Wildfire” makes for a great release this year.

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