Summer is almost here, and that means road trips, parties, and new clothes. Recently, clothing giant H&M unveiled a new commercial launching their “Forever Summer” campaign. Providing the soundtrack was UK Recording Artist Izzy Bizu who covered Jamaican band Inner Circle’s 1993 single, “Sweat“. The single was featured on the band’s 1992 Grammy winning “Bad To The Bone” album and was a number 1 song in many countries including Ireland, Austria, and Germany. “Sweat” was also sampled by Laza Morgan for “One By One“, and Jamie T’s “If You Got The Money“. Check out the commercial below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
It’s no secret that Hip Hop Artist Drake is a fan of Jamaica’s music culture. From his choice of slang, to his affiliations, to his hometown being chock full of the Jamaican influence, it’s only right that his “Views” album gets some of the essence. Off the recently released album, Dancehall Artist Mavado is featured on Views’ 2nd track, “9“. “9” features a sample from the Deejay’s 2007 single “Dying” off his “Gangsta For Life” debut album. “Dying” was produced by DASECA Productions and features Serani. It’s not the first time both Artists have crossed paths as Mavado played a role in Drake’s “Find Your Love” video off “Thank Me Later“, and Drake was a guest during Mavado’s set at “Britjam 2011“. “Views” also sampled Beenie Man’s “Tear Off Mi Garment” on an updated version of “Controlla” which was previously leaked with Dancehall Artist Popcaan. “Controlla” also gave writing credits to Jamaican Producer Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor and Supa Dups. “Tear Off Mi Garment” was produced by Patrick Roberts and was released in 1995 on the “Urkle Riddim“. Popcaan’s “Love Yuh Bad” is also sampled on the Rihanna assisted “Too Good” and also includes Supa Dups in the writing credits. The track was produced by Dre Skull and is featured on Popcaan’s debut album, “Where We Come From“. Popcaan is currently affiliated with Drake’s OVO group. “Views” is now available on iTunes.
Recording Artist/Producer Jus D. wants you to get ready for Crop Over 2016 with his new single, “Give It To Me“. Produced by DRWTHVN and Dev Kutta, they deliver an energetic single that will result in booty shaking, gyrating hips, trucks being used as props, neighbours raving with you (or arguing), and an overall good time. The Future Soca movement, which combines Soca, Dancehall, EDM, and Afrobeats, is ready to flood the streets, the airwaves and your playlists, get ready for it. Get familiar with the Bajan fire starter by checking out the track below, and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Recording artiste TugStar is quite happy with the release of his new single “Life Goes On”, a song recorded on the Street Side Records / Reef Ent. Records produced “Sweet Cone Riddim”. The song features International Dancehall Artiste Jahfus based in Vancouver, who has recorded and performed with the likes of Ray J, Ne-yo and more.
“Life Goes On” sums up some of the trials TugStar has been faced with, but also celebrates the triumphs of the Artiste. “This is just an easy flowing anthem for everyone striving for better while facing obstacles, it’s a song that connects with the soul, so I have no doubt it will connect with the people,” TugStar said.
Tugstar sheds some more light as to why this song came at a perfect time. “”Life Goes On” is the perfect song after the passing of my mentor and founder of Reef Entertainment Records, Wayne Douglas. He succumbed to Cancer in January of this year”. TugStar has been performing “Life Goes On” Internationally as a part of his set and has been receiving a tremendous feedback. “This song is a crowd favourite when I perform it, and the people love the energy between me and Jahfus every time the song comes on”.
TugStar has been opening and sharing the stage Internationally with artist such as QQ, Papa Michigan, Serani and more, while recording a host of singles to be released. He is also working on a Mixtape and his debut album. “Music is my escape and performing for the fans keeps me happy no matter what is going on around me so I just stay busy and keep giving the fans the shows and music they want cause “Life Goes On” and the music never stops.
If you were offline yesterday, members of Power 105.1’s “Breakfast Club” Charlamagne, DJ Envy and Angela Yee Interviewed Cash Money Records’ Boss, Birdman. In what was considered their shortest Interview ever, Birdman went off on the Radio personalities about tarnishing his name and walking out of the studio. Earlier, Producer/DJ Kickraux blessed the Internet with his EDM Remix of said Interview where he added his own magic to the already hot topic. Y’all finished or y’all done? Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.