Jamaica, Reggae, Studio One, Classic, Marcia Aitken, Beyonce, Jay Z, OTR 2, On The Run 2, OTR II, I'm Still In Love With You, Caribbean, Entertainment, Jigga, Bey, Beyhive, Roc Nation,

Marcia Aitken’s “I’m Still In Love” Featured In @Beyonce x Jay Z’s “OTR II” Ad!

Jamaica’s music continues to leave an impression on many worldwide, and today’s no different. Hours ago, Power couple Beyonce and Jay Z announced their “On The Run 2” Tour. While fans all over get their things ready to see their Idols perform live, music heads heard a familiar classic playing throughout the 45 second ad. Straight out of 1977 comes Marcia Aitken’s cover of “I’m Still In Love (With You Boy)“! Produced by Joe Gibbs, it gave the young Aitkens (who was a student at the Excelsior High School at the time) her first #1 hit in Jamaica, with high chartings in the US and UK. The single was featured on her 1981 debut, “Reggae Impact“, and was a cover of the late Alton Ellis 1967 Sir Coxsone Dodd produced hit (his version focused on “girl” as hers the opposite gender). “I’m Still In Love” has been sampled by Sean Paul, Beres Hammond, Trinity, and Althea & Donna.

For those wanting to attend OTR II, visit Beyonce.com. For those who want to dabble in Music History, check out the tracks below.

Continue reading


Chip Off The Old Block: Meet The New Kids Of Dancehall x Reggae (Pt. 4)

First they started out as the youth of the Dancehall/Reggae culture, now they’re parents with growing kids. It isn’t unusual for the child of an Entertainer to follow in their parent’s footsteps one way or the other as at times they bring a modern take on their parent’s creations, or create their own lane. Some of the most famous off springs include Stephen, Ziggy, and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley (Sons of Bob Marley), Chino and Di Genius (Sons of Freddie McGregor), Junior Tucker (Son of Jimmy Tucker), Morgan Heritage (Children of Denroy Morgan), Tarrus Riley (Son of Jimmy Riley), Queen Ifrica (Daughter of Derrick Morgan), Protoje (Son of Lorna Bennett), Chronixx (Son of Chronicle) and many more. In part 4 of a few part series, I feature more of the new set of kids on the scene whose parents have covered much ground in their respective careers.

Juju Blood, Junior Reid Son, 13thStreetPromotions

1. Juju Blood (D’Yung Veteran)

Famous Parent: Junior Reid

Occupation: Reggae Artist

Twitter/IG: @JujuBlood / @JujuReidMusic

Single(s): Don Dada (w/ Chris Matic), International Love

Jahazeil, Jahazeil Myrie, Buju Banton Son, 13thStreetPromotions

2. Jahazeil Myrie

Famous Parent: Buju Banton

Occupation: Reggae Artist

Twitter/IG: @JahazeilMusic / @Jahazeil_Myrie

Single(s): Who Am I

Continue reading

NEW VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @EllisMuzicChild

Being an offspring of one of Jamaica’s greatest Entertainers, the late Alton Ellis, Christopher Ellis aims to make a mark in music not only in Jamaica, but worldwide. Here on Onstage the UK based Singer spoke on being in Jamaica to record, experiencing the Island, touring with his father, working with Stephen Marley, being his own artist, his new single with Bay-C (formerly of T.O.K.), putting out more music. The Ellis Clan are a talented bunch so it’s no surprise here. Looking forward to more from Christopher Ellis. Check out the Interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: @DreggaeMusic – Uptown Girls


Dropping a new tune just in time for the holidays is Dancehall/Reggae artist Dreggae. Titled “Uptown Girls“, Dreggae pays tribute to the Riddim that made Alton Ellis’I’m Still In Love With You” famous and speaks on the young ladies that occupy the “Uptown/Upper Class” section of Jamaica. Here he’s in a relationship with one and details her attitude and what they do. Short but a good listen that deserves numerous replays. Off his upcoming “Jukebox Jubie” project, check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Continue reading

OLDIES SUNDAY: Alton Ellis – Willow Tree (1967)

After dropping Raine Seville’s “Willow Tree” yesterday, I felt it was only right to play one of the original songs. Today I feature a song by the late Alton Ellis a.k.a. the GodFather of Rocksteady. Titled “Willow Tree” and produced by Coxsone Records in 1967, this was a cover of Chuck Jackson’s “My Willow Tree” which was done in 1962 but never made it to the music charts. This song is about finding new song all while sparing the “Willow Tree” from sharing the pain of past failed relationships.

Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: @RaineSeville – Willow Tree

willow tree

Today’s new music comes from singer Raine Seville. Titled “Willow Tree” and produced by Locke City Music Group, this is a cover version of the late Alton Ellis’ 1967 single of the same name with a little twist. This song is about finding new love and sparing the “Willow Tree” from crying  for Raine’s past experiences. As the lyrics say once a tear has fallen, the willow tree weeps eternally but Raine  made it clear that she won’t cry over past associates and shall move on with her life. A good effort from Raine, fresh off her controversial single with Konshens, this single hears her saluting a legend and her being able to move on from situations. What you think of the song? Check it out below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Continue reading