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Going Down: Songs With Taboo Lyrics In Dancehall


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”.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: 6 Super Cat Intl. Collabs You Haven’t Heard In A While


You know him as the Wild Indian, the Wild Apache, the Don of all Dons, but he is also known as Super Cat! One of the legendary Deejays from Jamaica, Super Cat commanded the crowd, and ruled the airwaves. Today on Oldies Sunday (we’re back after a few months), we won’t highlight the hits, as you know them well, but refresh your memory or introduce to you International singles that featured the Don Dadda. Let’s go!

Dem Nuh Worry We (Hip Hop Ragga Remix) ft. Heavy D. (1992)

Many know the original version over Dancehall production, but this Hip Hop version was a hit in the US clubs. Produced/Remixed by DJ Eddie F., the combination of Super Cat and the late Rapper/Producer Heavy D was a winner no matter what Riddim it rode! Me love mi Chicken and mi Goat well curry!

Dolly My Baby (Bad Boy Remix) ft. Mary J. Blige, 3rd Eye, Puff Daddy & Biggie Smalls (1993)

Super Cat was well respected in the Hip Hop crowd, and this remix is one of the few examples of that. Co-Produced by 3rd Eye and Puff Daddy who added verses, Mary J. Blige delivered the backing vocals and featured the debut recording of the late Biggie Smalls who was then unknown. A lot of history in one track as Mary went on to be the Queen of Hip Hop/R&B, Super Cat became a Dancehall legend, Puff Daddy went on to be one of the great Hip Hop CEOs, Biggie went on to be a legend in Hip Hop, and 3rd Eye, who was one of the first Hip Hop acts signed to Motown Records, and was argued to be the creator of the term “Bling Bling” (Lil Wayne was to argue that he coined the term in the late 90s with his single of the same name).

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@RealMarciaG Is Photoshoot Ready In “Holding You Close” Visual


The Queen of Reggae Marcia Griffiths is ready for her closeup in her latest video for the Silly Walks Disco & Jr. Blender produced, “Holding You Close“. Directed by Til Maier with editing by Felix Zenker and Graphics by Typeholics/Henning Weskamp, Marcia brings not only the beautiful voice, but the regal look as the video becomes a live Magazine spread filled with lyrics and wonderful backdrops. The single is from Silly Walks’ latest album titled, “Smile Jamaica“. Let the Queen grace your screens below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @MajorLazer x @ElliphantMusic x @JoviRockwell – Too Original


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Dropping a lyric video today are the likes of Major Lazer, Elliphant and Jovi Rockwell. Titled “Too Original” with Art Direction/Motion Design by John Hwang, we are treated to an animation filled with dancing feet with lyrics to the track displayed for you to sing along to. Loving this visual and the animation reminds me that I need to catch the latest episode of the Major Lazer cartoon. Off the upcoming “Peace Is The Mission” album, check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @Villanaire_INKA‎ x @Strykkkk x Zhem – As Well


AWShowcasing their lyrical prowess is the combo of Villanaire (Byrd Villain), Strykk and Zhem in this new music video. Titled “As Well” and directed by Steven Bernard, we see the artists play on the phrase “As Well” to big up various communities, highlight some of their activities, social issues and let you know how great they are on the microphone. Great effort from these three acts, definitely ones to look out for this year. Steven Bernard also provided a clean video “As Well“. What do you think? Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Mixtape Movements: @KabakaPyramid – Lead The Way EP


Leading listeners on a righteous path today with new material is the lyricist called Kabaka Pyramid. Titled “Lead The WayEP, this features 10 tracks and 3 bonus tracks filled with conscious, uplifting and intelligent lyrics. With features from Protoje, Masicka, Shanique Marie and Taurrus Riley, this is a great addition to your collection from one of the best doing it. Purchase the EP on iTunes below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

iTunes!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lead-the-way-deluxe-edition/id726022535

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