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.@SoundzHTG Steps Up With Debut EP, “BearWithMe”


Chase Soundz has been staying consistent within the past couple years. Having dropped track after track, he’s still working his way up to becoming one of the respected lyricists out of the Jamaican Hip Hop scene. He takes a big step today with the release of his debut EP, “BearWithMe“.

Loaded with 4 tracks, Chase Soundz is still dropping clever bars, and tackles unique production from D’Artizt, Blu Majic, blutop, and Brokeboi. As a member of Heightz To Greatness (HTG), he recruits a feature from Daley who didn’t disappoint with the bars. A taste of what to expect moving forward from Chase Soundz project-wise, you might hear him tackling Dancehall/Reggae sampled production on the next go around. Spend a few hours enjoying this project, and more from Chase Soundz.

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We Look Back At Some Summer 2020 Releases On The “Las’ Lick Playlist Vol. 2”


The Summer holidays are over, but in this Covid 19 world, everyone’s stuck inside. With Schools and jobs handling (most) things the online way, we’re seeing the “new norm” everyday. Nonetheless, creators create, and many of them released music in time for Summer 2020 in Jamaica. Today, we look back at a few tracks that were released in the 2nd Volume of the “Las’ Lick Playlist“!

Following up the 2018 Playlist, this 2020 edition features 32 tracks from Jamaican artists. Whether your taste is Dancehall, Reggae, Pop, or Hip Hop, you get dope offerings from emerging artists like Royal Blu, Leno Banton, Blvk H3ro, and Skillibeng, to established acts like ProtojeBeenie Man, Aidonia, Vybz Kartel, and Popcaan, to new acts like Marcilli, Prizal, Nyne 11, and GyalKapone. Check out songs that may have missed your radar, or ones that got you hype during the past few months. Don’t forget to share!

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Media Practitioner @MsDadrian Launches Online Media Training Course


Jamaican News Presenter/Radio & Television Host Dadrian Gordon has been a voice that you can’t miss in Jamaican Media for the past several years. Whether you hear her delivering the news or hosting a programme on Radio Jamaica 94 FM, presenting on Television Jamaica (TVJ) and Jamaica News Network (JNN), or adding her lovely voice to some of your favourite ads, she has been working her way up to becoming a Media stalwart. With over a decade worth of experience, she has decided to dabble into another field, teaching.

Recently, she collaborated with Gumroad.com to launch an online course dedicated to Voice & Speech, Diction, and Presentation. Titled the “4 P’s Of Presentation“, Dadrian Gordon provides students quick and easy ways to develop their skills for Media whether their interests are in Radio, Television, or even Internet Media. Reasonably priced, the course is easily accessible during the Covid 19 pandemic, as many are unable to attend physical classes. When asked about her decision to play her part in Online learning, she shared that it was the recommendation from a few peers to venture into that field as she learnt over the years that she’s a role model to many, and the course is one of the ways she wants to impart her knowledge, and give back to the communities who have supported her career.

In our 2017 Interview with her, she shared that prior to studying Media, her passion was in teaching, but life had other plans for her. Being in Media is a blessing for Dadrian Gordon, and she looks forward to developing young (and old) minds through her new initiative. Dadrian Gordon’s “4 P’s Of Presentation” is available on Gumroad.com/MsDadrian. To stay up to date with Dadrian Gordon, follow her on Twitter at @MsDadrian, and on Instagram at @IAmMsDadrian. Be sure to catch her on the airwaves and on your TV screen on Radio Jamaica 94FM, and TVJ respectively.

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Sizzla Brings “Million Times” Worth Of Music On New Album


Jamaican musical Icon Sizzla Kalonji continues his journey with the release of new music. With a career spanning 30 years and several dozen albums to his name, his work ethic is out of this world. Moving forward always, he recently announced his latest album titled, “Million Times”.

With a joint release through Kalonji Music and Zabogaubhi Music with distribution through One RPM Afro-Caribbean, “Million Times” a 12 track masterpiece that finds Sizzla shining as bright as ever. With no limit to his creativity, he dedicates this album to the Queens, Empresses, and all the women of the world. With tracks like “Lady Lady”, “Without You”, and the title track (“Million Times”), Sizzla aims to touch the hearts of women, and let them know that they’re loved. With news reports of women facing harassment, abuse, and violence daily, Sizzla’s album comes at a time where the message of protecting women is being strongly promoted. He also expands his sound as he dabbles with various productions outside of the norm in Reggae. A clean, fresh, and new product, Sizzla never disappoints with his releases, and looks to uplift and entertain with nothing but good music.

Born Miguel Collins, Sizzla has enjoyed a lengthy career filled with hits stemming from the 1990s. He became a global force thanks to tracks like, “Black Woman & Child”, “Give Me A Try”, “Solid As A Rock”, “Just One Of Those Days”, and many others. He is the head of the Judgement Yard community centre in August Town, founder of the Sizzla Youth Foundation, a label owner (Kalonji Music), and has lent his talents to various generations of artists worldwide.

Sizzla’s “Million Times” album will be available on October 2nd on all digital music streaming platforms. Preorders are live now through https://smarturl.it/milliontimes, and customers will receive the title track as an instant download after preordering. He urges promoters and fans alike to contact him for queries through his website officialsizzlakalonji.com as he is aware of persons conducting acts of fraud off his name. Follow Sizzla on Instagram at @therealsizzlakalonji for updates and more. He also invites you to get familiar with Judgement Yard and the Sizzla Youth Foundation on Instagram at @Judgementyard1st and @sizzlayouthfoundation_1st respectively.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: King Sporty – Thinking Of You (1973)


Yesterday (September 19) marked the 77th birthday of the late Singer/Musician/DJ/Producer, King Sporty. A man who was never afraid to try new things, he was a man who mastered his craft well, and the world loved him. Today, we salute him on “Oldies Sunday” with the selection, “Thinking Of You“.

Released in 1973 through the Konduko label, it was a more uptempo cover of The Blues Busters’ 1971 track which was produced by the late Byron Lee. King Sporty handled production here as it was a smooth blend of Reggae, Funk, and Soul sounds. On the track, Sporty shares lyrics about a lost love who he misses dearly, how them separating affected him, and pleads they give their relationship another chance. The production was really good on this, and made many believe that Sporty was the original performer of the track. “Thinking Of You” was played at various gigs including the Gusman Hall in Miami, Florida, where King Sporty resided and became a pioneer for the Miami Reggae scene.

Prior to “Thinking Of You”, King Sporty was a DJ for the late “Sir Coxsone” Dodd’s sound system. In the 70s, he became a label owner, performer, and co-wrote the Bob Marley classic, “Buffalo Soldier“. Since the mid-80s, he was married to the late legendary R&B Singer Betty Wright until his death in 2015. “Thinking Of You” was sampled in 2010 by Hip Hop group Fun Lovin’ Criminals for their “Classic Fantastic” track.

Walk good, King Sporty!

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.@AlicaiHarley Asks The Important Questions On “I Just Wanna Know”


When it comes to love and making new connections, people just want to know that they’re making the right decisions. You can’t be mad at someone who has their best interest at heart. For Jamaican born/UK based Recording Artist Alicaì Harley (Happy belated Birthday!), she asks the important questions on, “I Just Wanna Know“.

With a video directed by Rebekah Bird a.k.a. Rebekahbcreative, Alicaì Harley gets her 50 Cent21 Questions” on here as she asks her love interest (played by Model Ty-Reece Stewart) what are his intentions with her, and how will handle the relationship moving forward. With a colourful visual filled with Alicaì looking glamorous in different fashion and hair styles, this is one to watch over and over. How many of you want to recreate the bathtub scene? Alicaì’s versatile delivery of the AntiWave produced track compliments the visual well, and will become a favourite of yours in no time. Alicaì has been making some great moves in her career, and is on her way to becoming a name that rings even more bells in the music scene worldwide. Watch her tek it to dem!

(Editor’s note: I think Alicaì would give GyalKapone’s “Never” a dope remix!)

(Shout out to all the couples out there, those who are trying to make it work, and those trying to make the reconnections after being apart.)

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