March 8th is recognized worldwide as International Women’s Day. This day highlights women all over the world who doing great things in every category you can think of. We salute you today, so how about a lil music? Hopping on our Spotify channel, we’ve compiled a few tracks that empower women…inna Dancehall style! Titled “Woman Run Tings!“, listeners can enjoy almost an hour’s worth of tracks performed by Jamaican female Dancehall Artists who show women in power positions, maintaining independence, holding their own, and demanding respect. Salute to all the women who have made an impact on our lives, those who are making power moves, and those involved in the development of this very Blog! We hope we did a good job here, feel free to follow the Playlist, and follow us on Spotify! Check it out below.
How was your Valentine’s Day? Was it filled with Flowers, Chocolate, fancy dates, and a wild night? No? He was busy? Well…um…that’s sad to hear. If you know what’s up, then you might be the Sidechick, and we have some music for you today! Many recognize today, February 15, as “International Sidechick Day“, and we kick things off with our very own Spotify Playlist! If you know you have him on lock a couple days a week, if you know that he’ll appear at the drop of a dime, if you know you can rock his socks off better than his main lady can, then vibe to this Playlist at a high volume. If you’re not the Sidechick, and you two really couldn’t spend VDay together, then check out our “Dancehall Love” Playlist and make up for time lost. Press play on The Sidechick Day Playlist below!
It’s that red and white with hearts day, for other folks it’s Valentine’s Day. Expect your timelines to be flooded with “sweet nothings” from couples, or people realizing how single they are in the status updates. Whether you’re spending the day with special someone, or handling things solo, we have a playlist for your activities. Today we present to you our Spotify Playlist titled, “Dancehall Love“! Featuring over an hour of those Dancehall tunes that will cause stripped clothes, noise complaints, thumps and bumps all over the house, rocking vehicles in parked positions, and steamy spaces. Side effects of taking in this playlist include heavy breathing, sweating, relaxed muscles, fatigue, a full body workout, and heart shaped eyes. This Playlist is not responsible if you’re caught cheating, or there is a baby on the way. Follow our new Spotify page as we’ll be dropping a few playlists here and there. Have a great February 14th, check out the music below!
Yep, it’s a rainy time in Jamaica…a VERY rainy time. While many are dodging raindrops to get to their destinations, there are others who have taken to the beds, called in sick, and kicked off the “Day Off”. While we understand both sides of this coin, we’re here to provide a lil soundtrack for these heavy showers. We sympathize with those who are having it hard at this time, and we hope some well needed relief comes your way! Check out the songs! Stay dry!
1. Rain Music – Chronixx
2. It’s Raining – Maria Providence
Recently, a certain Artist opened a can of worms with a rather “spicy” single. While folks are in a uproar about it, we’ve heard it all before. The Dancehall culture has had a stance on certain sexual practices for years, but with more people having an open mind, some Artists tend to stir the pot by adding taboo themes in their singles. Here are a few that sparked the conversation.
1. Sycamore Tree – Lady Saw (1996)
In a year when the “Joyride Riddim” was taking over airwaves, the Dancehall Artist born Marion Hall used her platform to chase away men who wanted oral “favors” on “Sycamore Tree”. At the time, a woman who was known to do such things were often chastised, even from the recipients. Things have changed in 20 years…Do you remember?
2. Tanya Stephens – Freaky Type (1998)
Before your favourite Artist did it, Tanya was not afraid to put a spotlight on it. If you “burned” it out in public, but did it in the dark, you may not have liked this song. To Tanya it was always the ones most vocal against it were the “professionals”. Over a Baddis Production, she sure liked the “Freaky Type”.
Minister Marion Hall (Formerly Lady Saw) has been through a lot in her life and musical career. Recently she made the move to shed her life as a Dancehall Artist and become a Minister for the Lord. While she works on spreading the word of God, she shares “I Had Jesus“, a single from her upcoming Album, “When God Speaks“. Dedicated to those who have been through many troubles and unfortunate events, Marion shares her own stories but reminds us that she didn’t face her battles alone as Jesus was there to help her put them all behind her. A powerful entry from the Minister and while Gospel Music isn’t a new lane for her (as she has had Gospel singles earlier in her career), it will definitely be refreshing to hear more as she prepares to release her Album on July 8, 2016. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.