Our Jamaican culture continues to be undefeated when it comes to influencing music. Canadian Recording Artist Big Lean is one of those who embraced the culture and made it a part of the music. Born to Jamaican Immigrants, he has been making noise for some time. Recently he premiered his single and music video, “Stamina“. Directed by Zac Facts, Big Lean shares a little of his “Yardie” side and speaks on his Mom wanting Grandkids, shows off that he can “Handle di wuk” once he downs a Dragon Stout, instructs his lady to “wine pon di ting“, is a “Gallis inna real life” and states “Me likkle but me tallawah“. With Producer Sevn Thomas handling the beat, this makes to be an easy going listen from Big Lean. Something to grab a gal and slow wine with. A so yuh fi wine baby! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Jamaica has made its way onto International Televisions once again thanks to Commercials. Recently, Cereal brand Cheerios released a series of Commercials with the focus on Family. One Commercial in particular focused on Babies and providing the soundtrack was Major Lazer (which featured only Diplo and former member Switch at the time), and Vybz Kartel’s 2009 hit, “Pon De Floor“! The Commercial featured various clips of Babies and the messages, “More Babies, Please” and “They’re Fun!” while the Instrumental to the single plays throughout. “Pon De Floor” helped to bring Vybz Kartel’s career to another level (and Financial bracket), and went on to be sampled on one of Recording Artist Beyonce’s biggest hits, “Who Run The World (Girls)“! The single was also featured on Major Lazer’s “Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do” album and opened the door for many remixes. Shout out Commercial Tunage! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Recording Artist Blvk H3ro is a Connoisseur of the “Green Gold“, and to further seal this he released his highly anticipated music video for “Kush & Schweppes“. Directed by Chan X and shot in Waterhouse, St. Andrew, H3ro starts off his day by gathering a dose of his “Medicine” then joining his friends who include The Grei Show, Dennis “Greatest”, and Lila Ike for a meeting of the minds and herbs. Witness numerous spliffs burn away while the music plays, Blvk H3ro frolicking through the community and spreading the joy that the herb has brought to him, and enjoy the fusion of Dancehall, Reggae, and Trap music soundtrack provided. Off his latest project titled “The H3rb Connoisseur (THC)“, check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Fresh from setting off his comeback campaign, IBlack Lion marches on with the soulful track, No Pain. The song is one of the favorites from his 7 track EP, Story Of A Dream. Produced by UK based Ras Blinga Records, the track is distributed exclusively by Vpal. The EP itself is produced by Boss Dove Records and finds IBlack Lion in the familiar place of positive, feel good music.
The EP which was released in August 2016 is being distributed by Zojak Worldwide. With the positive feedback that he has been garnering from this project, it is safe to say that IBlackLion is on route to new heights of success. IBlack Lion says the inspirational track is his way of using Reggae Music as a vehicle of change for conscious upward mobility. “The single has been getting a great response from the International market, gaining traction especially in the UK, the US, and in the Caribbean. I am very happy to have reinvented myself in this way.”
Since the release of the track, IBlack Lion has performed at major reggae shows in the British Virgin Islands, Barbados and the Turks and Caicos, and looks forward to a few more upcoming shows later down in the year. The accompanying video which was released last month on YouTube has garnered over ten thousand views in a short time span and continues to grow in views.
IBlack Lion is currently working on the videos for the tracks Nail Mi Up and Don’t Give Up. These tracks are also featured on his Story Of A Dream EP. He is also working alongside Good Good Productions on a project to be released later this month.
Recording Artist Blvk H3ro has been buzzing as of late. With his “Bussweh” movement, he has been treading near and far spreading good vibes, good music and of course his love for the herb. Over a year ago he introduced to the world his ReggaeSoul compilation, a collection of freestyles and singles that was streamed online. Today he fires off a visual for a standout from the collection titled “We All Are O.N.E.“. Directed by LatyKim and shot in various locations in Kingston including Paint Jamaica at 41 Fleet Street, Blvk H3ro hits the streets spreading positive energy and meeting up with his crew which includes fellow “Bussweh” members The Grei Show and Dennis Greatest. Adding smiles, unity, candid moments, and a “FullJoy” tee by Streetwear brand Massiv, H3ro not only gave you a good feeling while watching, but gave us two videos in one! While in part one we see H3ro trekking through the streets, part two shows the cast having fun with the camera. Smooth flows of a simple man speaking of simpler times. Catch ReggaeSoul and the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
When it comes to being a creative, there comes a time where you will be met with a lot of oppression. Recording Artist Khaos knows a thing or few about such situations and recently released “Some More“. Today, he brings the video to your screens! Directed by Sean Alaric and shot in Miami, Khaos continues to fire back at the haters and lets them know that he’s still making progress so they can continue being naysayers in the meanwhile. Khaos also introduced a new member to “Team Khaos” in the visual, his new red hair! With a slew of new music dropping ever since his “Deception EP“, expect a new project from Khaos hopefully before the end of the year. If you want to catch Khaos live, be sure to look out for his appearances at a venue near you. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.