Recently, popular Canadian Media Personality Nardwuar Interviewed the “6 God” Drake, and friend and longtime Producer Noah “40” Shebib. Filmed in Toronto, Canada a.k.a. “The 6ix“, Drake and 40 shared with Nardwuar some aspects of their backgrounds including growing up and 40 and Drake’s first record, “Views“, their influences including the late Rapper Biggie Smalls, Common, the Houston, Toronto, and Memphis Hip Hop scenes, and the Reggae/Dancehall including acts like King Tubby, Mavado, Popcaan, and Vybz Kartel. Drake also mentioned having conversations about Vybz Kartel’s music with fellow Artist PartyNextDoor, and being a fan of King Tubby’s music. It’s an hour long video, so be sure to tune in. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
“King of the Dancehall” is the latest project to be released by Dancehall titan, Vybz Kartel. The project is a collaborative effort between Adidjahiem Records and TJ Records in association with Zojak World Wide. This is great news for the “World Boss” supporters, as the album becomes available for pre-order May 6th exclusively on iTunes. Fans can order the full album and receive the first single, “Fever”, as instant gratification. Also on May 6th the “Fever” music video, directed by Game Over/Jay Will, launches via YouTube and Vevo. On May 20th the “Western Union” track will be available for instant gratification.
The album will be available exclusively to Apple Music subscribers on June 3rd, the same day the third instant gratification track, “Colouring This Life”, will be offered in the iTunes store. Apple Music will offer exclusive streaming one week before the album is available for download on June 10th , a service usually reserved for major label artists and a great honour for a Jamaican artist. iTunes will be supporting the album through special marketing and promotions in a manner they don’t typically do for Reggae/Dancehall.
“King of the Dancehall” contains never before released tracks from Vybz Kartel, all recorded by the prolific Artist before his incarceration. The tracks have been carefully completed by renowned Producer Linton “TJ” White of TJ Records, with whom Kartel has established a solid working relationship over the years. Kartel says, “We’re imploring the fans to go out and support the album, not just for Vybz Kartel’s sake, but for the sake of DANCEHALL. Let’s show the world we can still pull some big numbers in our genre too”.
Premiered recently on Drake’s OVO Sound Radio, we get another single from the “World Boss“, Vybz Kartel. Titled “One Phone Call” and produced by Rvssian for Head Concussion Records, Vybz drops this one for the ladies as he states “Me deh deh fi you (I’ll be there for you)” and whenever his lady needs him he’s one phone call away. Vybz Kartel continues to flex his versatility in his music, even while incarcerated. Look out for his new project to hit the streets soon! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
It’s been a while since DJ Vee from the YG Sound has dropped any mixes but that all changes tonight. For the hardworking folk who want to kick back and the party animals who are ready for whatever, Vee presents “Dancehall Live & Direct“! For little over an hour we are treated to some of the best in current and older Dancehall tunes from the likes of Vybz Kartel, Jahmiel, Aidonia, Gaza Slim, Mavado, Ding Dong, Alkaline, Demarco and more! Just stepping in from a long day? Then check out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
With the popularity of ATL based Rappers Migos’ “Look At My Dab” and the “Dab” movement, DJ Jer decided to create a dope remix featuring Vybz Kartel. Titled “Come Inna Di War Come Dab“, Jer flips Kartel’s “Inna Di War” with the Migos hit to bring together Dancehall and Hip Hop listeners for a Dab session. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.