It’s friday, and that means another episode in Florida/Montego Bay based Rapper Daley’s #DreamerFridayz! While he gave us a cut off his upcoming “Frustrated Dreamer” Album last week, today he flexes a lil on Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” Instrumental. Never backing down from a challenge, Daley lets Rappers from Kingston, to Montego Bay, to the US know that he’s a contender and he wants to win everything! If you can’t go toe to toe with him, be “Humble” and respect the yute! “Frustrated Dreamer” is on the way, but check out the freestyle below!
Agent Sasco has been pretty busy these past couple years. With high profile collabs and tours, fans have asked what’s next for him. Tonight on Onstage he reveals all. Fresh off the Plane, he spoke on his recent tour, assisting in the growth of Dancehall and Reggae, his “Theory of Reggaetivity“, his collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Raekwon, Kanye West, Kardinal Offishall and Melanie Fiona, and his new single “Mix Up“. 2016 will be an interesting one for Agent Sasco. A lyrical heavyweight that hasn’t disappointed. Check out the interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
With Agent Sasco a.k.a. Assassin being a fixture in entertainment news overseas, today’s Oldies Sunday takes you back to one of the first times you’ve heard the artist born Jeffrey Campbell. Titled “Gi Wi Dem” and produced by Ward 21 for King Jammy’s Production in 2000 on the “Trilogy Riddim“, this was a clique record where Spragga Benz gave many an introduction to his Red Square Crew. The crew, comprised of Assassin, Spragga Benz, Sugar Slick, Greg Hines, Briggy, Natty Chris, and Limousine, all dropped lyrics about being available for any woman that comes their way with the proclamation that they will always be in their thoughts, hearts and souls.
Having a crack at the instrumental from Kendrick Lamar’s blazing “The Blacker The Berry” today is Khaos! Here he flexes his revolutionary muscle and gets at the oppressors and detractors who have made his people suffer for centuries. He also wants to give them a dose of their own medicine and show his people to think outside of the regular programming. With a mix of Assassin’s contribution, Khaos’ verse, though short, adds an effect to the already powerful single. It’s about time we got some new Khaos music, be on the look out for more verses this year. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Fresh off his Grammy wins is the lyrical don, Kendrick Lamar with something for the Black-conscious folks. Titled “The Blacker The Berry” and features Jamaica’s own Agent Sasco, they both tackle social issue of Racism in a very aggressive and thought-provoking way over the combo production from Boi-1da and Terrance Martin. A great fit for Black History Month, and the rest of the year. Kendrick’s untitled album is on the way. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from a great singer, Boris Gardiner. Titled “Every Nigger Is A Star” and produced by Leal Records in 1973, this was created in the era of Blaxploitation Films and strong Black Pride. Boris created this song as an effort to bring a positive tone to the word “Nigger” the same way Hip Hop music has been doing today in various songs. Boris also sang about loneliness, reflecting on Africa, and acceptance and recognition of the black man. The song was featured on the soundtrack that he and his brother Barrington were contracted to make for the movie of the same name. The movie was made also in an effort to bring a change to the word, but turned out to be a huge flop in Theaters.