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We Honour The Great NinjaMan In Our Latest Playlist!


Today we salute one of Dancehall’s greatest Deejays. Some know him as Desmond Ballentine and Brother Desmond, but most know him as the “Original Front Teet, Gold Teet, Gun Pon Teet Don GorgonNinjaMan! The Deejay that is full of lyrics, and is not the one to step to in a clash! Today he celebrates his 55th birthday (others say he was born on January 20 🤷🏽‍♂️), and though he’s currently incarcerated, he still has an influence on many artists, and still holds the role as a music Icon. Today we honour his greatness with our latest Playlist titled, “Ninja Mi Ninja“!

With 45 tracks (on the Spotify version) loaded, get to know the Original Don as he has given the world great music over the years. Though many miss him in the streets, we can always look back at the times he has made us laugh, kept us entertained, and showed why he’s a Dancehall giant. What are your favourite NinjaMan tracks? Let us know.

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.@EdleyShine Speaks On Changes In His Life On “Big Mon Ting”


There comes a time in everyone’s life where they think about the things they do, and decide to move on from them to focus on bigger and better. The legendary Edley Shine (formerly of the infamous Born Jamericans) speaks on this and more in his latest single, “Big Mon Ting“.

Produced by Riddim Boss, “Da Big VoiceEdley Shine looks back at various things he has done over the years, and shares how much he has grown from them as he’s more about things and people who are very important to him. When he used to be with all the ladies, he now cares about the partner he is spending the rest of his life with. When he cared about being on the scene years ago, he’s now more about being in every aspect of his child’s life. Talk about maturity. The single is featured on his 2020 EP “Based On Talent“, and accompanying the track is a music video directed by Studio Gota from Brazil. Shout out to those who are all about growth, it’s all about what’s most important to you.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Sister Charmaine – No Disrespect (1990)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection is dedicated to Dancehall Artist Sister Charmaine who passed away on January 5, 2021. Before the many prominent Queens of Dancehall, Sister Charmaine was one who held that title proudly. Today we go back in time to check out “No Disrespect“.

Released through Leggo Records in 1990, Sister Charmaine did plenty name dropping on this one as she shares the difficulty in catching a break in music. In a rather humorous way, she calls upon artists like Papa San, Admiral Bailey, General Trees, Little Lenny, Professor Nuts, Lt. Stitchie, Flourgon, Ninja Man, and many more for assistance in making her career as successful as theirs. From borrowing a Benz, to performing Obeah, to learning certain songs and moves, Sister Charmaine believes these were some of the methods her fellow artists used in getting a “buss“. The song was not made to disrespect the many artists mentioned, but to give her audience something to laugh about, and showcase her versatility. The song was featured on the “Live And Kickin’” compilation in 1990. A song we believed took a cue from “No Disrespect” was Ce’cile’s 2000 single, “Changez” where she called out male deejays, but for a rather different topic.

Walk Good Sister Charmaine!

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We Look Back At Some Of The Times Sister Nancy Was Sampled In Our Latest Playlist!


Today, January 2, 2021, we celebrate the 59th birthday of the iconic Sister Nancy. An artist who broke barriers and paved the way for many female Dancehall artists, Sister Nancy is a legend through and through. In honour of her birthday, we feature her in our latest Playlist (and 1st Playlist of the year)!

Highlighting her 1982 classic, “Bam Bam, we look back at some of the times the single was sampled. From Jay Z to Amara La Negra, from Logic to Tamar Braxton, “Bam Bam” has come a long way to becoming one of the most sampled tracks in music. Take a trip down memory lane and learn something. Big up the great Sister Nancy! Want to get some backstory on “Bam Bam”? Check out this Reggaeology Podcast episode.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Dirtsman – Hot This Year (1991)


With 2020 coming to a close, we can truly say that this was a crazy year. While we don’t know what the future holds, we just have to move forward with a positive mindset. With that in mind, today’s final Oldies Sunday selection for 2020 comes from the late Deejay, Dirtsman with his 1991 hit, “Hot This Year“.

Produced by the late Bobby Digital for Digital B Records on the Drum Song/Hot This Year Riddim (there is another version that’s produced by Phillip Smart that shares similar production), Dirtsman exudes confidence on this one as he realizes his growing popularity, and his prowess as an artist. From annihilating his opponents in lyrical showdowns to being ready with the lyrics, Dirtsman was on the verge of being even greater. Sadly, he passed away on December 21, 1993 at the age of 27. “Hot This Year” was featured on the late Deejay’s album, “Acid“. While “Hot This Year” is one of his biggest songs, we dedicate it to those who see 2021 as year for growth, positive changes, building back broken bonds, and a lot more success. Keep your head up!

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.@Skillibeng & @TommyLeeSparta Make Terrorist Threats On “Bin Laden”


The Eastsyde Boss Skillibeng has been trending pretty much all of 2020. With tracks that continue to stay in rotation and a recent signing to Sony/ATV in a publishing deal, he’s about to see a lot more different currencies in his bank account. This week he released a much anticipated “The Prodigy Skilltape“. Though the 35 track project has received mixed reviews, at least fans of the artist have plenty music to absorb. One of the tracks that got people’s attention however is the Tommy Lee Sparta featured, “Bin Laden“.

Like the late leader of al-Qaeda, Skillibeng and Tommy Lee Sparta unleash weapons of mass destruction on the Claims Records produced beat as they spew badman lyrics, and show off a different flow on this one. Both aren’t strangers to the bad man tunes, so you know it’s something deadly when the E-Syde and Sparta connect. One of the standout tracks on the project, this can be seen as a seasoned veteran and the rookie of the year creating something special. Skillibeng’s “The Prodigy Skilltape” is available everywhere.

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