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OLDIES SUNDAY: Big Youth – S90 Skank (1974)


It’s Heroes Weekend in Jamaica, and we know many will find a way to have some fun during the Covid 19 Pandemic (Please be safe, and don’t add to the high positive cases). While there is a curfew implemented, that won’t stop the people from taking trips around the Island. Many would be looking forward to crews and gangs revving their choice of Bikes ranging from “Ninja Bikes” to “Yeng Yengs”, and today’s Oldies Sunday is a tribute to that, and honour a legend. Today’s selection comes from Manley Buchanan O.D. a.k.a. the great Big Youth with the track, “S90 Skank“.

Produced by Keith Hudson for his Imbidmts label and released in 1974, the track was inspired by the Honda S90, a popular Motorcycle in Jamaica at the time. The song featured Big Youth performing a series of half singing and toasting throughout the track, and you could hear the revving of a Bike at various parts. When recording, a Bike was brought into the Studio for added realism. The song turned out to be Big Youth’s first hit single, and was even used by Honda for a S90 Commercial. The track was featured on his “Everyday Youth (The Best Of Big Youth)” album in 1980, and “Cool Breeze – Ride Like Lightning: The Best Of Big Youth 1972-1976” album in 2002. Big Youth went on release many hits and projects over the years, and become an influence to generations of Reggae/Dancehall artists. This month (October 2020), he has been awarded the Order Of Distinction by the Government of Jamaica for his various contributions to the culture.

THANK YOU BIG YOUTH!

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Celebrate “The African Dancehall King” @ShattaWaleGH’s Birthday With Our Latest Playlist!


He is considered one of Ghana’s biggest artists, he is called the “African Vybz Kartel” thanks to his heavy work ethic, and he is an African legend. Today, Recording Artist Shatta Wale (formerly known as Bandana) celebrates his 35th birthday, and we salute his greatness with our latest Playlist called, “The African Dancehall King“.

With 3 1/2 hours of tracks, we highlight some of Shatta Wale’s biggest singles, and show the world why he’s considered a legend. From Afrobeats, to Dancehall, to Pop, to working with the likes of Mavado, Shenseea, Medikal, Alkaline, Burna Boy, and Beyoncé, Shatta has worked with some of the best of them, and his journey is far from finished. What are your favourite songs from him? Join the Shatta Movement!

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Nice Up Your Day With @RasI_Musique’s “Kingman Ting” Video


Happy Friday folks! We know many started off the day on the wrong foot, but we hope our latest entry changes all that. In fact, we believe that when you watch Ras-I’sKingman Ting” music video, you’ll find a huge smile plastered on your face!

Directed by LatyKim, Ras-I is fresh from the palace with this one. With great shots throughout, the addition of musicians, dancers, good friends, and great vibes, this is the video to keep on repeat. Having enjoyed a buzz since the single’s release, Ras-I and the song’s Co-Producers Koastal Kings knew they’ve found a hit once completed. It’s safe to say “Kingman Ting” is one of the year’s best releases, and we know Ras-I has more in store. Wha dem a go do fi stop Rasta?

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.@PopcaanMusic & @Preme Make A “Link Up” With Collab EP


The “Unruly BossPopcaan has been staying pretty busy this year. Whether he’s dropping Dancehall hits or International collaborations, many got an earful of his music, and the output won’t be stopping anytime soon. Having enjoyed Billboard charting recently with his “Fixtape“, he looks to do it again with Toronto artist, Preme (formerly P Reign). Following up his “Light Of Day” debut album two years ago, Preme teams up with Popcaan for their collab EP, “Link Up“.

Featuring 6 tracks and released through Preme’s RepsUp label, he and Popcaan bring Island influences and sounds, and the best of their respective worlds. With production from Jaegen, Amir Jamm, 1Mind, LondonOnDaTrack, Beat Boss and others, the Hip Hop/Dancehall mashup got a good selection of beats to cruise on. With features from Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, BEAM, and DaVido, you’re in for a fun project that you’ll be playing over and over. What do you think of the “King Of Da North” and the “Unruly Boss” teaming up? Let us know in the comments or on our Social Media pages.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Josey Wales – Leggo Mi Hand Gateman (1983)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection highlights one of Dancehall’s greatest foundation artists, “The OutlawJosey Wales (Happy belated Birthday)! When you talk about “run Dancehall“, he was one of the artists who made it possible. We go back to the 80s to check out, “Leggo Mi Hand Gateman“.

Produced by Henry “Junjo” Lawes on the popular “Golden Hen Riddim” and released through the Volcano label in 1983, Josey Wales gives an account of entering a street dance in Clarendon one night. Acknowledging that he was taking a young lady out for some fun, he was dealing with some opposition before entering the dance, and gives details on what happened. “Leggo Mi Hand Gateman” became one of Josey Wales’ biggest hits, and is still a crowd pleaser to this day. The single was featured on Josey’s 1983 album, “The Outlaw“. Since his hit, Josey Wales went on to influence generations of Dancehall artists, deliver more hits, and was even awarded the Order of Distinction by the Government of Jamaica in October 2017. Real legend.

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.@RhiyaLuna Deals With The Effects Of A Fun Night On “Can’t Recall”!


Recording Artist Rhiya Luna likes to have fun, whether it’s being at the club, or just chilling with friends. Sometimes she takes it easy, other times she has way too much fun, and she feels the effects of it in the morning. Today, she shares something about the latter situation in, “Can’t Recall“.

Produced by longtime collaborator Nuh Response Production on the “Breathe Riddim“, Rhiya finds herself feeling the after effects of having way too much to drink at a party the night before, not being able to recall everything that happened throughout, and having difficulty facing the day ahead. It gets like that when you’re having a lot of fun with friends, but we also urge you all to drink responsibly. A song that will have many looking back at their own similar situations and build a vibe with, Rhiya Luna may have found another hit with this one. Are you one of those who claim they aren’t drinking again after having too much the night before? Share with us some of your experiences (if you’re not shy about it).

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