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.
When the times are good and bad, you need to send up a prayer or two a day. Today, Beenie Man and Anna Mariah encourage listeners to exercise this in “Pray A Psalms“. Produced by Adrian Locke for LockeCity Music Group on the “Prayer Wata Riddim“, Beenie speaks on the various events that have affected the world over the years, reading a Psalm a day keeps the devil away, and the ways of man. A good collaboration as Beenie delivers Social Commentary while Anna Mariah delivers the message over a mellow Production. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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 3 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.
1. The Wizard (The Wixard)
Famous Parent: Beres Hammond
Occupation: Producer, DJ, Singer, Songwriter
Single(s): The Wizard EP – Nuh Behavior Ep. 1, Toppanaris
2. Garnet Silk Jr.
Famous Parent: Garnet Silk
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
Single(s): All I Desire, Zion Awaits
“The Release” is an Entertainment Program featured on Hype TV and Sun City Radio every Tuesday at 8:30 PM, with repeats on Thursday and Saturday at 6:30 PM. Hosted by Lisa-Sade, the program features some of the newest entertainment releases and upcoming events. In the third episode, Stylysh stopped by for an Interview, Prado’s plans for 2016, highlights from the Sun City Radio High School Disc Jock Competition, music picks and more. If you want to check out seasons 1 and 2, and previous releases, look here. To get your releases featured, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them 13thStreetPromotions sent you. Check out the latest releases below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
The “Gully Gad” Mavado is back in Jamaica and made an appearance on Onstage recently. Conducted at Mavado’s Mansion, he spoke about his upcoming performance at Rebel Salute, explains his absence from the Island for 2 years, staying relevant despite being absent, his rift with Beenie Man, Bounty Killa, thoughts on Gully Bop, his friendship with Alkaline and more. Shout out Mavado for name dropping Jahmiel as well. Check out the Interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.