Many have thrown dirt his way over the years, but Recording Artist/Fur Expert Safaree stands tall regardless. Recently, he stopped by the Hot 97 Studio to rap a few bars for Funkmaster Flex. As a part of the DJ’s Freestyle series, Safaree fires off in episode 78. From changing furs during, to sending a jab at fellow Jamaican, popular Youtube personality DJ Akademiks, we’re surprised he didn’t throw his signature “Suck ya mada” during. Not a bad episode here, Safaree makes sure he adds his “Stuntman” charisma throughout. Shout out Messiah the “Fur God“. Catch Safaree in a city near you, or a TV near you. Check out the video below.
The youngest Veteran Damian “Junior Gong” Marley recently stopped by Hot 97’s “Ebro In The Morning” Radio show. Hosted by Ebro, Laura Stylez and Peter Rosenberg, Gong spoke on his “Distant Relatives” collaborative album with Rapper Nas still being popular today, the Marley name still being a strong one, starting his own Medical Marijuana business with Ocean Grown Extracts, sharing his favourite songs from his father, his thoughts on Dancehall music today, being an advocate for the legalization of Marijuana in Jamaica and more. While “Distant Relatives” is still a popular album along with his solo albums and Ghetto Youths International compilations, I know fans are just waiting for the next solo project from the Gongzilla in January. Stay tuned. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
There are many people in the world who may not be familiar with Ding Dong a.k.a. “World Ding“, but they know his songs and dances. From “Badman Forward, Badman Pullup” to “Syvah” to “Gas“, Ding has been steadily rising in fame. Recently he stopped by the Hot 97 Studio to chat with DJ Young Chow. Here the Dancer/Recording Artist spoke on his upbringing, being introduced to the Dancehall scene by Tony Matterhorn, his popularity over the years including crafting some of your favourite dances, working on music, wanting more International acts to work with Jamaican talent, showing off dances and more. He also taught DJ Young Chow his new dance, named “Twist Yuh Foot Dem“. Good to see Ding Dong on platforms like this, let’s see how he’ll dominate this year. Check out the Interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Dutty yeah! Dancehall Artist Sean Paul stopped by Hot 97’s “Ebro In The Morning” show recently to chat it up with Ebro, Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez. Here he spoke about the Holidays, being on a 15 hour high, new music, the Dancehall/Reggae music culture, name dropping some of the artists making moves, Drake’s “Hotline Bling” video, and more. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Riding high off the monster success of “Cheerleader“, Recording artist OMI was a featured guest on Hot 97’s “Ebro In The Morning” show. Here he spoke about his single “Cheerleader” and its journey leading up to its success, growing up in Jamaica, collaborating with Kid Ink and Meghan Trainor and more. Being a catchy song since 2012, I congratulate OMI on his massive success (including his #1 Billboard achievement) and look forward to more from his career. Don’t expect to see OMI the Farmer. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Recently, recording artist Gyptian passed through the Hot 97 studios for “Ebro In The Morning“. Here he spoke about the origin of his name, his hit song “Hold You“, his new single “All On Me” and album “Nothing To Lose“, touring, upcoming performances, seeing himself as Pioneer and more. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.