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OLDIES SUNDAY: Merciless – Mavis (1995)

On July 19, Dancehall lost a lyrical legend who went by the name, “Merciless“. Born Leonard Bartley, Merciless was known to take over the scene with a barrage a lyrics that will thrill the listener, and let other Artists know that he’s ready for anything. Nicknamed “Warhead” and calls himself the “Warring don from Clarendon“, Merciless had a few hits over the years in addition to his wins as a lyrical contender. For today’s Oldies Sunday selection, we highlight one his hits, “Mavis“.

Produced by Robert Livingston and Shaun ‘Sting International’ Pizzonia, “Mavis” was released through Big Yard Production in 1995. On the track, Merciless is all about the ladies here as he shares that he has what it takes to make them come back for more. He spoke about the various ladies who come his way, and warns that if the Man cannot fulfill a Woman’s request of satisfaction, she will go elsewhere. “Mavis” was featured on the “Boombastic Riddim“, and Merciless name dropped Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, and Chuck Norris, sharing that the ladies don’t need the “tough guy“, but rather a Man who can “Wuk har good“.

“Mavis” became a hit for Merciless, and opened the door for a career that found him scoring a few more, and providing him a lane that made him a formidable opponent in Dancehall clashes. The one night Dancehall event Sting would find Merciless in attendance yearly to add notches to his belt. His most famous Sting was in 2000 when he went up against Bounty Killa, Beenie Man, and Ninja Man, becoming the victor in the end. Merciless solidified his space in Dancehall, and he will be missed by fans, family, and members of the music fraternity.

Thank You Merciless For This Classic! Walk Good.

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We Look Back At Jeremy Harding’s “Playground Riddim” In Our Throwback Playlist Series!

Recently, UK Recording Artist Mahalia released her Burna Boy featured single, “Simmer. Today, we show respect to the sample. Going into Playlist Mode yet again, we look back at the “Playground Riddim” in our #13thStreetThrowback Playlist Series! The Riddim was released in 1997 and produced by Jeremy Harding for his 2 Hard Label. It birthed the classics “Nike Air” by Mr. Vegas, “Pet & Pamper” by Mad Cobra, “Infiltrate” by Sean Paul, and the mega hit, Who Am I” a.k.a. “Sim Simma by Beenie Man! The Riddim was also sampled by UK Artists Krept & Konan, US Rapper Bizzy Bone, and UK DJ/Producer Spooky Bizzle.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Top 5 Jamaican Mother’s Day Songs On The Radio

This goes out to all the mamas, the baby mamas, the grandmothers, the aunties…you get the drift. Did you ever notice every year on Mother’s Day you hear some very familiar songs on the radio? Well I can’t be the only one so today my Oldies Sunday selection focuses on 5 Jamaican songs that never failed in getting airplay on Mother’s Day.

#5 – Richie Stephens x Bounty Killa – Pot Of Gold

With a mix of Richie Stephens’ singing and Bounty’s deejaying, this tribute was recorded for the “Pot Of Gold” label and has been a staple every year since it’s release.

#4 – Anthony Cruz – Mama’s Blessing

Released in 2003/2004 on the “I SwearRiddim, Anthony Cruz sang about the hardships his mother went through to provide the best life for him. Never fails when it comes getting airplay this time of the year.

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Mixtape Movements: @DJLeviChin Presents: World Of Music Series Vol. 1


On this edition of Throwback Thursday, DJ Levi Chin aims to hit Dancehall lovers with a new Mixtape. In the first of his “World Of Music Series“, he drops over an hour of throwback Dancehall music. Featuring the likes of Beenie Man, Bounty Killa, Mr. Vegas, Merciless, Spragga Benz, Lady G, and T.O.K., this is sure to bring you back to the times when you first heard these hits. Always a great effort from DJ Levi Chin. Want to book him for your party? Give him a link and tell him I sent you. Check out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Merciless – Mama’s Cooking (1996)

In recognition of Mother’s Day, today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Dancehall artist, Merciless. Titled “Mama’s Cooking” and produced by Harvel Hart and Delroy Schobourgh on the “Redemption SongRiddim in 1996, Merciless speaks on his love for his mother, her culinary skills and highlights all the other good things that she has done for him. He also speaks about people who have disrespected their own mothers and hopes never to be like them.

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NEW VIDEO: @OnstageTv Interviews @Kipponubehavior (Kiprich)


Fresh off his huge victory at Sting 2012, Kiprich stopped by Onstage to have a quick chat with Winford Williams. Kiprich spoke on defeating Tony Matterhorn and Merciless, receiving the winning belts from Sting and Ninjaman, stating he doesn’t want to be seen now as a clash artist, and his musical future. Kippo’s mighty proud of himself and the lyrics he repeated to Winford showed that Matterhorn got a nice jab out of it. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.


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