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OLDIES SUNDAY: Toney Barrett – Trying Man (1978)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection is for the Creators. Time and time again, many of us have spent a great portion of our lives creating, but never can seem to catch a break. Sometimes it’s like no matter how great our talent is, or how awesome our projects are, they all get overshadowed but something else, or someone. Today, the selection comes from Recording Artist/Producer Toney Barrett with his track, “Trying Man“.

The Roots Reggae track was released in 1978 through Isabel Records. With lyrics that can resonate with many even in today’s society, Toney asks what’s the meaning of his sufferation as he possesses wonderful talents, but can’t seem to get the needed opportunities, and be able to achieve the things that he wants. What’s special about the track is not only Toney Barrett singing on it, is the fact that he also wrote it, arranged it, and produced it. A track that became well known over time, it was one of a handful that Toney Barrett released. We dedicate today’s entry to all the Creators, keep pushing and making things happen, we’ll get our time soon!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Mr. Pants – The Bam Bam (1992)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection promises to get you dancing. While dancing music is no stranger to Dancehall, we go back a couple decades to hear a fun one from Dancehall Artist, Mr. Pants. Today’s selection is, “The Bam Bam“! Produced by Elon J Robinson on a variation of the “Bam Bam Riddim“, the track was released through the Top Rank label in 1992. Throughout the song, Mr. Pants paid respect to the “Bam Bam Riddim”, and utilized “Bam Bam” as its punchline. On the song, Mr. Pants utilized a vocal style similar to then top Deejay Tiger, but overall made a catchy song that required you to bust a dance move or few. Everybody love off the “Bam Bam”, and you should too!

Mr. Pants’ “The Bam Bam” enjoyed some success, and was added to his string of releases which included, “Original Stamina”, “New Style”, “50 Pear”, “Rema and Jungle” with Yami Bolo, “Carry It Back”, and “Duck” which was also featured on the “Bam Bam Riddim”, and utilized the same Tiger styled delivery. Mr. Pants hasn’t released many songs since “The Bam Bam”, but fans still check for Mr. Pants’ music every now and then. If you’re familiar with Event Director/Jamaican Social Media Personality @iRealPedro, this is his Dad. Shout out Pedro!

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.@Nyne_11 Rolls Out The “Benz” On Latest Track!


Upcoming Recording Artist Nyne 11 is looking to make an impact on the Jamaican music scene. Influenced by Dancehall and Hip Hop sounds, he has been working his way up, and leave an impression on those who listen to his recordings. Like most creators during the this pandemic, he has been working on new music, and “Benz” is one of the many completed works.

Released through his PLVNET 9 label, Nyne 11 dabbles with some Trap sounds as he takes listeners on a ride in the Benz with lyrics about the fast life, partying in Mansions, hanging with the ladies, and making moves with the Gang. Whether you’re in a G-Wagen/Wagon, C-Class, or even an E-Class, let Nyne 11’s new tune rock your speakers. Look out for more music from him in the coming weeks.

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.@FiveSteez & Mordecai Return With “HeatRockz 2.0”!


Never stopped waving the flag for Jamaican Hip Hop, Rapper Five Steez has been putting in the necessary work to make the “First Coast” an official thing. With a decade plus in the biz, he has showcased his sound that has stayed true to the Hip Hop roots, and commands a presence that’s respected worldwide. With plenty projects to his name, one of them stood out for a time, and that was 2016’s “HeatRockz” with Producer Mordecai. In 2020, the duo follow it up with “HeatRockz 2.0“!

With 4 tracks loaded plus a bonus track that’s available with the EP’s purchase, Five Steez continues to display his passion for the art, and dabbles in a style that pays respect to the OGs, while still being modern. Mordecai on the other hand, shows growth in his production from the last project, and still gives Steez and listeners some head bopping sounds. If you’re a follower of Five Steez, you know he has a lot more in store before the end of the year. In the meantime, tune in to “HeatRockz”, and support it by purchasing on Bandcamp as it’s “Bandcamp Friday” where Artists see a waiver in revenue share, thus carrying home more of the profit from sales!

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.@TheKhxos @Konshens & Chargii Team Up For Something “Taboo”!


Remember going to Nightclubs? The popular Taboo Nightclub was one that many had a fair share of enjoying. Sadly, making those moves isn’t possible right now, but Khxos will have you reminiscing on the nightlife adventures and more on, “Taboo“.

Produced by Kheilstone, the song features fellow Recording Artists Konshens and Chargii. Inspired by his experiences at the Taboo Nightclub, Khxos and his collaborators deliver something for the ladies that’ll have them dancing away the quarantine blues, and anticipating the return to “Outside“. With the energetic production and spicy lyrics, this is definitely a great addition to sex Playlists everywhere. If you’ve been following up Khxos’ music over the years, you know he doesn’t play when it comes to making songs for the ladies (remember “Dopamine“?). Adding Konshens to the mix will cause even more temperatures rising, we guarantee that. This marks Khxos’ 3rd release through Delicious Vinyl Island, where he has made an alliance with since 2019.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Clint Eastwood X General Saint – Another One Bites The Dust (1981)


Hello everyone! We hope you’re staying safe out there. Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Dancehall Recording Artists Clint Eastwood and General Saint with their track, “Another One Bites The Dust“! Released in 1981, the track was produced by Henry “Junjo” Lawes, and it was distributed through Greensleeves Records. The duo display great synergy here with their chanting, commanding presence, and wordplay that borrowed from various sayings and proverbs like “Kiss kitty K.Y. you minus plus…“, “You bend down Guava, you lick up syrup“, “Nothing done before its time“, and “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust…“. (Ask your Grandparents for meaning of these sayings. – Editor)

“Another One Bites The Dust”, which was inspired by the track of the same name by British Band Queen, was featured on Clint Eastwood and General Saint’s 1981 album, “Two Bad D.J.“. The track became a memorable one for them, and gives nowadays listeners a feel of a time when Dancehall was growing up. Today’s selection was inspired by news of the Saharan Dust making its way around the world, and Jamaica getting a fair share of it this week. With word that a second wave is near, we urge everyone to stay masked up just the same, and prevent getting sick from it, and also the Coronavirus.

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