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.@ManeenMusic Brings “Nanny Bag Pt. 1” To Life With New Visual


Jamaican Creative Ma’neen enters 2021 in a big way. After giving people his debut “Nanny Bag Pt. 2” in 2019, he followed up with “Roots & Glam” before the end of 2020. His next move is definitely his best one yet as he unleashes “Nanny Bag Pt. 1” in the form of a Visual EP.

Directed by Ma’neen, Cesar Buelto, and Toni-Ann Davy, “Nanny Bag Pt. 1” follows the adventures of Ma’neen who lives in a parody universe where he’s quite the ladies man, a budding Musician, and a skillful Entrepreneur. When he’s not hustling, he’s making moves with the ladies, and in the 3 chapters to this experience, we see how he gets things done. The Visual EP plays on the themes, “The Hustle“, “Self Discovery“, and “Love and Loss“, and features the aforementioned “Roots & Glam” (which plays a big role in his hustle) and “Nanny Bag Pt. 2” along with “For Tonight“. The Visual features quite a few talented individuals and familiar faces, and promises to keep you well entertained from start to finish. We urge you check out this one.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Baba Brooks And His Band – Guns Fever (1965)


One of the key elements to a good song is its production. While lyrics can do so much, the rhythm channels them to those who can hear. Today on Oldies Sunday, we want you to move to the rhythm. Going back in time, we check out legendary Trumpet Player Baba Brooks and his Band’sGuns Fever“.

Arranged by Baba Brooks and released through Treasure Isle and Island Records in 1965, this Ska number was purely instrumental sprinkled with bits of scatting and gunshot sound effects. Baba signature Trumpet could be heard throughout the high tempo track that you can’t help but dance to. No words, just vibes. “Guns Fever” went on to become one of Baba’s well known releases, and Baba and his Band went on to work with the likes of The Skatalites, Derrick Morgan, Stranger Cole, Alton Ellis, and many more. The 60s was filled with beautiful instrumentals, and Baba Brooks had a hand in plenty of them.

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.@PopcaanMusic Checks In With @JorjaSmith On “Come Over”!


International Poppy is at it again! Fresh off the release of his highly anticipated “Fixtape“, Popcaan continues to cross seas and plant the Jamaican and Unruly flags in various territories. Finding himself in the pop scene this time around, he connects with Singer Jorja Smith on, “Come Over“.

Produced by Dre Skull, Pasque, MadisonLST, and Cadenza, we get a Dancehall flavoured/sampled track that finds Jorja wanting to “fix tings” with her love interest, while Poppy smoothly steps in the fire off some slick lyrics. Accompanying the single, is a Future Power Station animated visual which was directed by Amber Grace Johnson. A not too fast, not too slow release here, definitely something to slow wine with that special person with. With the pandemic causing a lot of distance between many, may the Zoom and Facetime calls find this song a worthy part of the soundtrack.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @MichieBadGalMee x L.A. Luv – Jamaican Funk (1990)


For today’s “Oldies Sunday“, we’re going give it you Hip Hop style. For those unfamiliar, Hip Hop’s roots traces back to Jamaica. While many have done tremendous things for the genre and its culture, we have to remember the pioneers. Jamaica has DJ Kool Herc, and also Michie Mee, a Canadian Hip Hop pioneer. Today, we feature Michie Mee’s single, “Jamaican Funk“.

Produced by King Of Chill and released through First Priority Music in 1990, “Jamaican Funk” was a collaboration between Michie Mee and DJ L.A. Luv, and was a single that helped to spawn the growth of the Canadian Hip Hop movement. It was also one of the first singles that blended Hip Hop and Dancehall as Michie deejayed and rapped throughout the track. The single did very well for Michie Mee, and was given a remix called, “Jamaican Funk Canadian Style“. Both versions were featured on Michie Mee & L.A. Luv’s album, “Jamaican Funk-Canadian Style“, which was a success for the duo as the album crossed borders, charted on American charts, and was nominated for a Juno award. Since “Jamaican Funk”, Michie Mee went on to make more moves as an artist including founding the band, Raggadeath, influencing the new generation of artists, and kicking down the door for many of your favourites. She also dabbled in acting with roles in the film “In Too Deep“, and appearing in TV shows like “Soul Food” and “Da Kink In My Hair“. She is the Queen of Canadian Hip Hop, and a yaad she come from!

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.@SoundzHTG Steps Up With Debut EP, “BearWithMe”


Chase Soundz has been staying consistent within the past couple years. Having dropped track after track, he’s still working his way up to becoming one of the respected lyricists out of the Jamaican Hip Hop scene. He takes a big step today with the release of his debut EP, “BearWithMe“.

Loaded with 4 tracks, Chase Soundz is still dropping clever bars, and tackles unique production from D’Artizt, Blu Majic, blutop, and Brokeboi. As a member of Heightz To Greatness (HTG), he recruits a feature from Daley who didn’t disappoint with the bars. A taste of what to expect moving forward from Chase Soundz project-wise, you might hear him tackling Dancehall/Reggae sampled production on the next go around. Spend a few hours enjoying this project, and more from Chase Soundz.

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We Look Back At Some Summer 2020 Releases On The “Las’ Lick Playlist Vol. 2”


The Summer holidays are over, but in this Covid 19 world, everyone’s stuck inside. With Schools and jobs handling (most) things the online way, we’re seeing the “new norm” everyday. Nonetheless, creators create, and many of them released music in time for Summer 2020 in Jamaica. Today, we look back at a few tracks that were released in the 2nd Volume of the “Las’ Lick Playlist“!

Following up the 2018 Playlist, this 2020 edition features 32 tracks from Jamaican artists. Whether your taste is Dancehall, Reggae, Pop, or Hip Hop, you get dope offerings from emerging artists like Royal Blu, Leno Banton, Blvk H3ro, and Skillibeng, to established acts like ProtojeBeenie Man, Aidonia, Vybz Kartel, and Popcaan, to new acts like Marcilli, Prizal, Nyne 11, and GyalKapone. Check out songs that may have missed your radar, or ones that got you hype during the past few months. Don’t forget to share!

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