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OLDIES SUNDAY: Red Rat – Shelly Ann (1996)


When it comes to your reputation, many will go all out to protect it. When rumors are spread about you, it can be a very dangerous thing. Today’s Oldies Sunday selection dabbles a little of both of those situations. Today, we highlight a classic from Dancehall Artist Red Rat called, “Shelly Ann“.

Produced by Danny Browne on the “Scandal Riddim“, and released through the Main Street label in 1996. On the track, Red Rat shares with the world the story of a young Woman named Shelly Ann who has built a reputation for herself. Whether true or false, the rumors about her being very promiscuous, gives sexual favors for just about anything, and not having any ambition outside of having many men were spread far and wide. Despite all that’s going on, her Mother is unaware of her Daughter’s activities, and it would get ugly if she was to find out.

“Shelly Ann” though controversial, was a hit for Red Rat, and helped to pave the way for a successful music career. “Shelly Ann” was featured on his 1997 debut album, “Oh No…It’s Red Rat“, and is still one of the Artist’s most recognized singles. Since the release of “Shelly Ann”, Red Rat scored a few more hits, and is still active in the Dancehall circles. Be wary of the rumors spread about you. Oh no! Poor Shelly Ann.

thank you Red Rat for this classic!

*Thanks to Genelle Golding for requesting a Red Rat single for this series!

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Freddie McGregor’s “Bobby Babylon” Featured In New @WinningTimeHBO Episode!


Any of you watch the new HBO series “Winning Time“? It chronicles the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers Basketball team, both on and off the court. There are a few familiar faces in the series, and some of your favourite music too, but for their 3rd episode called “The Best Is Yet To Come“, a Reggae classic was featured.

Reggae Artist Freddie McGregor’s 1979 classic, “Bobby Babylon” was featured in the latest episode of “Winning Time”. Produced by Sir Coxsone Dodd for Studio One, “Bobby Babylon” was a hit for Freddie McGregor, and he along with the single lead to the resurgence of the Record Label in the early 1980s. The inclusion of “Bobby Babylon” in the series fits well with the 80s theme as the series focuses on the “Showtime Lakers“. “Winning Time” is now available for viewing every Sunday on HBO.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Vybz Kartel X @Wayne_Marshall – New Millennium (2002)


It’s the first Oldies Sunday post for 2022! Happy New Year to all the regulars tuning in. For our first post, we go back to the early 2000s to check out a classic. Today’s selection comes from the “World BossVybz Kartel, and his track, “New Millennium“.

Produced by Donovan “Vendetta” Bennett a.k.a. Don Corleonie and Shiah Coore on the “Mad Ants Riddim“, this was released through Don Corleon Records in 2002. Featuring Dancehall Artist Wayne Marshall, Vybz Kartel displayed superb delivery and lyricism on “New Millennium”. He opened with the iconic line, “Inna mi Karl Kani, wid a bottle a tall Canei, tuff a life?”, and Wayne Marshall showed that he had a great career ahead of him when he delivered the hook/chorus. This great collaboration became an overnight hit for Vybz Kartel, a first in his career, and made way for his transition from upcoming Artist, to one of the greatest Dancehall Artists to ever do it. “New Millennium” was featured on Vybz Kartel’s 2003 debut album, “Up 2 Di Time“.

Since “New Millennium”, Vybz Kartel made more hits, got caught up in various controversies, held a #1 spot that became the envy of others, influenced many the world over in countless ways, and is a top name despite being currently incarcerated. No matter what, people will never forget “New Millennium” as it’s still a staple in many mixes, and Dancehall events 20 years later.

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450 Talks About Being A “Gyal Thief” In New Single


Dancehall Artist 450 has been enjoying a rather fruitful 2021. With the single “Imperfections” catapulting him into stardom since its release in June, 450 has become a name everyone quickly got familiar with. The follow up single “Journey”, which was released in August, found him gaining the respect of many major players in Jamaican music, and he has steadily gained new fans around the world. With his music streams growing daily across all digital music streaming platforms and his music video views grossing in the millions, 450 has proven that his career is not a fluke, and more hits are on the way. Following the success of “Imperfections” and “Journey”, he steps out with the release of his latest single, “Gyal Thief”.

Produced by Falcon of Tru Ambassador Entertainment, 450 introduces his “gyallis” side to the world as he proclaims proudly that he has ways of stealing someone’s woman. He shares that he has a particular set of skills that will make a woman fall in love with him, and his reputation as an “Ole Gyal Tief” has traveled near and far. 450 exudes great confidence on “Gyal Thief”, and the bouncy production compliments his catchy lyrics very well. A promotional campaign in support of the single will commence shortly. The success that 450 found in 2021 shows enough promise that his 2022 will be even greater. He looks forward to “Gyal Thief” gaining support from listeners old and new, and he encourages them to keep the song prominent through Playlists, Social Media posts, and DJ requests.

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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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.@DJBlkLuos Triples The Output With The Release Of New Singles!


Canada based DJ/Producer/Artist Blkluos continues to keep the flame burning, and the legacy of Heartbreak Quotey alive. With an extensive catalogue filled with various productions, singles, and “Bootleg” mixes, he has been putting in the work to become one of the well known Creatives in not only Canada, but in other parts of the world. Recently, he shifted gears with the release of “Changes“, “I Thought About It“, and “Dead People“.

All produced by JXYMEFROMTHENINE, Blkluos makes observations on what’s going on in the music scene nowadays, talks about loss, working towards his goals and ambitions, and of course keeping Heartbreak Quotey’s name and works alive. Over a dark Trap productions, Blkluos holds his own, and lets listeners know that he’s not playing around. With more tracks on the way, don’t expect this movement to come to a screeching stop. Get familiar! #HBQForever!

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