Crime and violence continue to run rampant in not only Jamaica, but all over the world. While there have been various measures in attempts to cut down on them, many turn to their beliefs in hopes that they or anyone close to them never become a statistic. Recently, Recording Artist Wayne J called out those who took pride in taking someone’s life in “Murderer“. Produced by Barcelona, Spain based King Horror Productions on the 67 Riddim, Wayne speaks on Crime and Violence activities in various communities, and warns the Murderers that what goes around, comes around if they don’t change their ways. Wayne continues to drop good music with subject matter that makes people think, and stay entertained. Be sure to catch him at an event near you. A Wayne J enuh! Check out the track below.
If you do not know TWIN OF TWINS you must live under a rock and even so I think the rock would surely attest to the significance of these brothers to the Jamaican culture through their popular hit series STIR IT UP that holds the attention of Jamaicans since its inception in the mid 90s. The Twin of Twins are set to release their eleventh installment of their highly anticipated STIR IT UP (Volume 11) and the fans are in a frenzy. We caught up with Patrick (Curly Lox the Voice Box) Gaynor earlier this week. When quizzed about why they took nearly four years to release another volume after the tremendous success of Volume 10 and all the volumes before? Gaynor explained that they’ve been going through a lot considering and reconsidering where the work is concerned. He went on to say that sometimes he feels that the work is not worth his time, effort, finance and resources that he personally put into these projects.
Like a thief in the night, DJ Fusion a.k.a Kxng Fvse surprises us in the middle of the week with Volume 4 in his “Freestyle Chronicles” series! Kicking it off with a mix of Dancehall hits that will take you back in time, DJ Fusion delivers that well needed energy and vibes to clear away some of this week’s stress! From Vybz Kartel, to Aidonia, to Mavado, you will really love this Mixtape! Give it a listen/download below.
Yep, it’s a rainy time in Jamaica…a VERY rainy time. While many are dodging raindrops to get to their destinations, there are others who have taken to the beds, called in sick, and kicked off the “Day Off”. While we understand both sides of this coin, we’re here to provide a lil soundtrack for these heavy showers. We sympathize with those who are having it hard at this time, and we hope some well needed relief comes your way! Check out the songs! Stay dry!
1. Rain Music – Chronixx
2. It’s Raining – Maria Providence
When the music hits you, you feel no pain, right? Reggae Music continues to win more hearts over the past few decades. With its many sub genres, fans are treated to all sorts of talent and we hear many songs that can stand the test of time. With Jamaican acts like Protoje, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley, and many more touring the world and sharing our art, we can’t help but demand its sibling Dancehall to step up its game. Again, we love Dancehall, but we need to see it doing just as well as the big sibling. Tune in to our rant below, and share your thoughts!
Recently, a certain Artist opened a can of worms with a rather “spicy” single. While folks are in a uproar about it, we’ve heard it all before. The Dancehall culture has had a stance on certain sexual practices for years, but with more people having an open mind, some Artists tend to stir the pot by adding taboo themes in their singles. Here are a few that sparked the conversation.
1. Sycamore Tree – Lady Saw (1996)
In a year when the “Joyride Riddim” was taking over airwaves, the Dancehall Artist born Marion Hall used her platform to chase away men who wanted oral “favors” on “Sycamore Tree”. At the time, a woman who was known to do such things were often chastised, even from the recipients. Things have changed in 20 years…Do you remember?
2. Tanya Stephens – Freaky Type (1998)
Before your favourite Artist did it, Tanya was not afraid to put a spotlight on it. If you “burned” it out in public, but did it in the dark, you may not have liked this song. To Tanya it was always the ones most vocal against it were the “professionals”. Over a Baddis Production, she sure liked the “Freaky Type”.