With Valentine’s Day only a few hours away, many are looking forward to a few hours with that special someone. What about those who want to be sneaky and deceitful? Anna Mariah’s new video will make you think twice as she does not play. With her crew ready for anything, Anna Mariah drops “Don’t Play With My Heart“! Directed by LEB Studios, we see the story of a couple who are as loving as they can be, but one partner wasn’t being loyal throughout, and it ends where he faces the consequences of his actions in a very big way. Suitors beware, Anna is not here for the games, so you better come correct or leave her alone. Anna Mariah has been grinding in the past couple years, and we expect to see more of her in 2018. Watch the video below!
DJ/Producer Calvin Harris is readying the release of the follow up to his successful “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1“! This new project promises to bring even more hits for you to groove to. Setting off the roll out with him is PARTYNEXTDOOR with the single, “Nuh Ready Nuh Ready“. Featuring PARTY channeling some of his Jamaican side, he breaks out the patois while dishing lyrics about not settling down, not being ready to have a family, and enjoying the offerings from the bachelor life. Too too sweet. With production that gets you moving, and a video to match, how are you feeling it so far? Stay strapped up, and watch below!
The Council is here! While they have been staying busy, the Jamaican Hip Hop Group consisting of Five Steez, Nomad Carlos, The Sickest Drama, and Inztinkz continue their mission to wave the “First Coast” flag everywhere they go. With their debut project “Nothing Else Matters” making its rounds, they added a boost in the form of a music video for the track “Council Arts“! Directed by Scotty Dreamkiller and shot in Kingston by Warren Buckle, we step into a Council cypher they each fire off a few lyrical rounds and further seal that Jamaican Hip Hop should not be taken lightly. With plans to release more work individually, and as a group, all you have to do is “Pay Attention“! “Nothing Else Matters” is available now, check out the video below.
February 6 marks the day two Reggae legends were born, Bob Marley, and Bunny Rugs. Bob Marley started out in Trench Town, and became a larger than life Icon while Bunny Rugs made his mark as a Solo Artist, and Lead Vocalist for one of Reggae’s most successful Bands, Third World. While many pay respects to them today, we’d like to look back at a few songs that further immortalized them through samples. Samples will come from Bob Marley’s solo singles, or with The Wailers, and from Third World Band during Rugs’ time. Enjoy!
Sampled on: Notorious B.I.G. – Hold Ya Head (2005)
Sampled on: Little Brother ft. Mos Def – Let It Go (2006)
Recording Artists Shaggy and Sting are pretty busy these days. From showing up at The Grammys, to Hot 97, to even Super Bowl 52, they’re making their presence felt in 2018. With their joint Album “44/876” on the way, they don’t want you to wait too long for it. Funny enough, they’ve released the visual for the single people were waiting a while for, “Don’t Make Me Wait“. Directed by famed Director Gil Green, and shot in Kingston, the duo can be seen passing through Fleet Street, jamming away in Half Way Tree, drinking and shooting Pool at a Bar, and ending it with an appearance at a Street Dance. While some of the video is a bit cliche, we’re treated to a very colourful visual for a dope song. If “Don’t Make Me Wait” is a hit, we can’t wait to hear the rest of the project come April 20. For now, check out the video below!
This Oldies Sunday selection is for the lovers, and it comes from the “Songbird from Jamaica“, Karen Smith! Today we go back to the year 1986 with “Wide Awake In A Dream“. Produced by Clifton “Jackie” Jackson, this was a cover of a single that has been sung by the likes of Barry Biggs, The Blues Busters, Jerry Jackson, Lyn Collins, Vickie Anderson, and Ken Boothe. Once she stepped into recording mode, Smith added her own flair to the track as she expresses how she feels about the love of her life. A video was also shot for this single, and it was directed by Alfonso Walker (I remember seeing this video a lot growing up on local TV).