2017 has been pretty Good to Royal Blu. From releasinG a few tracks includinG “Meanwhile” with Leno Banton, to GoinG on his first International Tour with Runkus & The Old Skl Bond, “El fueGo” has been doinG well. Recently, he announced that he will be releasinG an EP with German Producer Tim Foresta titled, “sinG with God“. To hold listeners over till its release, he drops the title track. With Foresta on the boards and featurinG Runkus, we Get a Future reGGae joint that will make you move your feet, and be taken away to another dimension. Expect the lyrics that’ll make you rewind numerous times from the duo on this one too. Artwork for this sinGle was provided by the awesome Taj Francis so be sure to take it in while listeninG. If there was a video for this, I could picture a few scenes. Lyrics fi di brave, are you willinG to be saved with me? Expect the EP to drop on November 24 on all streaminG providers and diGital retailers. Check out the track below.
The names “DJ Tyrece” and “Universal Zincfence” may not be names you’ll instantly recognize, but they will be popular pretty soon. The names belong to a young Jamaican Producer by the name of Tyrece McNaughton, and he has been cooking up some fire that will surely bring out the lyrics out of some Artists. Today, he presents his Riddim Project titled, “Universal Joints Vol. 1“. Inspired by Hip Hop Producers like Pete Rock, J. Dilla, 9th Wonder, and Jamaican Producers like Teflon Zincfence, BNJMN, and SOS Dynamikz, Tyrece brings listeners into his sonic and sample filled world through 15 tracks. Whether you want to write pages of lyrics, or just absorb the sounds, this project is definitely a collector’s item. Get familiar with Universal Joints by pressing play below.
Yes, we know, Vybz Kartel is one of the greatest Dancehall Artists ever. We’ve seen the cult like following, we’ve heard all the tracks since his Incarceration, his ability to cater to every vibe and situation, and his influence on many. He is no stranger to collaborating with International acts though. While tracks like “Pon Di Floor” (Major Lazer), “Frontin’ (Remix)” (Pharrell & Jay-Z), “Twerk It (Remix)” (Busta Rhymes), “Girlfriend” (Busta Rhymes & Tory Lanez), “WTP Remix” (Eminem & Supa Dups) get spins, he also has collaborated with the likes of Lorde (on the way), Kalash, Wizkid, and Sean Kingston over the years. But today, here are 5 International collaborations that you didn’t know existed, or may have forgotten about!
(If you want to buy them, the links are in the titles. Bless up!)
The Hip Hop culture continues to influence the youth in Jamaica, and it opens up a different side to their creativity. Kyraxx is one of those who the culture has influenced, and has been showcasing it through various channel. His latest single, “With You, was produced by IOTOSH, and released through their Sound Ting Label. On the track, Kyraxx goes on the melodic vibe as he talks about getting it in and wanting to make things happen with this young Lady. With a Production that you can’t help but rock to, Kyraxx easily tackles it as he speaks on his situation.
Kyraxx made some noise earlier this year with his “Double Standards EP“, but promises to keep hitting you with some dope music. It’s a “Sound Ting“, check out the track below.
Introducing to the Blog is a NY based Artist by the name of Alex Mali. She has been around for a while releasing some dope tunes, and she proudly reps her West Indian background (Jamaica & Trinidad). For those familiar with the Joey BadA$$ & PRO ERA, you may have heard her on a track or two. With some fire on the way, she gives listeners a taste with a Freestyle titled “Livin“. Produced by KDVG, she describes her tune as an “expression of Parental disapproval” as she points out a few clashes with her Mother. We love our Moms, but there are times where we’re just not gonna see eye to eye with ordeals and expectations. If you know Caribbean Mothers, you know there weren’t just regular arguments. We may be a lil rebellious at times, but we love you Mama! I’m sorry. Check out the track below.
If you didn’t know, legendary Reggae/Dancehall Artist Sizzla Kalonji recently released his latest Album, “I’m Yours“. With Billboard charting Producer JonFX handling the Album’s sound, many wouldn’t expect this: US Rapper XXXTentacion on a track! Featuring JonFX, the “Look At Me!” Rapper hopped on Sizzla’s “My Girl“! Getting into a lil patois, XXX shares lyrics on admiring the beautiful features of a woman, and making that gun bust like the 90’s while we hear Sizzla get into his love for the black woman. A collaboration we never expected to happen, but it sounds good! Sizzla’s “I’m Yours” is now available online, check out the track below.