After debuting their first single a year ago, the Super group “The Council” finally release their 2nd single, “The Final Countdown“. Produced by Inztinkz who also raps on it, The Sickest Drama and Nomad Carlos each take turns putting pressure on the beat and their competition and further making their presence felt on the scene. As they welcome another year, it’s time to celebrate like a Times Square new year, a Jamaican new year, or a Chinese new year! Off their “Nothing Else Matters” project that has yet to see a release date, tune in for the bars. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Reggae Music has done some amazing things worldwide. From turning frowns upside down, to building lifelong relationships/friendships, to influencing many sub genres, it’s incredible how all this came from the small Caribbean Island called Jamaica. Today, we go back a couple years to an Interview with the Ragga Jungle Artist formerly known as UK Apache, Abdul Wahab Lafta. Firstly, Ragga Jungle is a genre of music that was popular in the 1990s UK which was pioneered by Michael West (Rebel MC, Congo Natty), and was a fusion of Reggae, Dub, Old School Jungle and Dancehall.
Being interviewed on “Living The Life“, a Programme found on the Islam Channel in the UK, Abdul spoke on renewing his Islamic faith, his popularity in the 90s as he had hit singles including “Original Nuttah” with Shy-FX, coming back with new music including his new single “Assalamualaikum“, performing at the 1EID Festival, and closing the show with a live performance of “Assalamualaikum“. Many thanks to Videographer Tyrone Simms who contributed to this post. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
The fastest man in the World Usain Bolt stopped by the Today Show earlier in New York. Fresh off his Bora Bora vacation, Bolt is currently on a US tour with his sponsor, Puma. Here the 9 x Gold Medalist spoke on his historic moments during the Rio 2016 Summer Games, his activities after, and ambitions to build a Health Clinic in Jamaica. Short Interview, but Bolt has definitely made his presence felt as the hosts were starstruck! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
US based Recording Artist Splicerr is making moves with his new single, Need To Get Paid. The track was officially released earlier this year and has since taken the market by storm. Splicerr, who has been in the music business for the better part of two decades, has reshaped his focus to record and produce music that can teach, inspire, and is relevant to a global audience. This objective was realized with the release of this entertaining commercial track and showcases the Artist’s talent as a Singer and a Producer. “Some Artists pursue a musical career because of their quests for fame and fortune, others do it because creating music is what they are mostly talented at. For me, music is a tangible expression of a spiritual and life conception,” expressed Splicerr.
Need To Get Paid is a part of his new EP titled Mid Life Crysalis which was done for Reggae Gaps, the company that is presently handling his affairs. You may know Splicerr for the hit collaboration with Dawn Penn tilted You Can’t Test my Sound that was released in 1994. In 1996, Splicerr crafted another hit in the song Montell, a response to the then popular song Sketel on the Steelie and Cleevie produced Gigi Riddim. Nowadays Splicerr, deep in his faith, appears far removed from the young man who recorded his 20 year old hit. His renewed and introspective views have led him down a path that has reshaped his career in music.
Splicerr is currently working closely with Mr. Biggs of Platinum Camp Records and promises more music of this nature to come.
Fresh from setting off his comeback campaign, IBlack Lion marches on with the soulful track, No Pain. The song is one of the favorites from his 7 track EP, Story Of A Dream. Produced by UK based Ras Blinga Records, the track is distributed exclusively by Vpal. The EP itself is produced by Boss Dove Records and finds IBlack Lion in the familiar place of positive, feel good music.
The EP which was released in August 2016 is being distributed by Zojak Worldwide. With the positive feedback that he has been garnering from this project, it is safe to say that IBlackLion is on route to new heights of success. IBlack Lion says the inspirational track is his way of using Reggae Music as a vehicle of change for conscious upward mobility. “The single has been getting a great response from the International market, gaining traction especially in the UK, the US, and in the Caribbean. I am very happy to have reinvented myself in this way.”
Since the release of the track, IBlack Lion has performed at major reggae shows in the British Virgin Islands, Barbados and the Turks and Caicos, and looks forward to a few more upcoming shows later down in the year. The accompanying video which was released last month on YouTube has garnered over ten thousand views in a short time span and continues to grow in views.
IBlack Lion is currently working on the videos for the tracks Nail Mi Up and Don’t Give Up. These tracks are also featured on his Story Of A Dream EP. He is also working alongside Good Good Productions on a project to be released later this month.
Top Selector Tony Matterhorn, rising act Yung Whoa and hit International Artist Nox has combined efforts for a Dancehall, Hip Hop and Reggaeton masterpiece. The song, titled Make It Flow, was produced by hit Producer JL, under the supervision of Platinum Camp Records CEO, Mr. Biggs.
Tony Matterhorn is known widely in the Dancehall arena for his bold personality on and off stage as an Entertainer; Yung Whoa is the newest sensation on the Latin market, and Nox is known for his hit combinations with the likes of Missy Elliot, Chris Brown, Scott Storch and a few other big names. The song showcases a fun and exciting dance craze that has embellished each of the markets respectively.
According to Mr. Biggs, the idea was to bring three major talents together from different markets to create something fresh. “Whatever I am working on, it must have an International appeal and this song is no exception. It is fresh, it is hot and it was a great team effort from everyone and we are looking for great things to come.” Make It Flow was scheduled to be officially released later this month, but with the preliminary release doing so well, the team decided to drop the single earlier. The track is currently dominating the entire Latin market and gained a buzz in the Caribbean and the US.
“I am confident that this single is going to take this world by storm. It has far exceeded my expectations and has become a hit overnight on Social Media, garnering thousands of likes and shares,” Said Mr. Biggs. Plans are already on the way for a video for the single in early October. Fans will be happy to know that the song can be purchased from all digital platforms including iTunes and Amazon Music.
In addition the team has spearheaded a Dance Competition for the best female Dancer that submits a video performing this song. The prize for the best entry is USD$500.