This is for the bad gyal, rude gyal, cute gyal, stush gyal, new gyal dem! New York based Artists Alex Mali and MeLo X (of the duo Electric Punanny) bring the Caribbean vibes in their new single and video, “Hoity Toity“! Produced by Ninease, Alex and MeLo deliver a fun song that’ll have you thinking about the Summer cookouts, the block parties, the Caribbean parades, and the new fashion for the season. The video, directed by Thrice Cooked Media however, brings all the elements from those into one colourful, flag waving, gun finger saluting, Caribbean backyard party! While Alex brings the melody, MeLo brings the deejaying and they spread that Island love to the world! For those not up to speed, “Hoity Toity” is Jamaican (or mainly Caribbean) term for being a snob, or bougie/bourgeoisie. If you a bad gyal, please back it up like a Dumpa Truck! Keep this on rotation as the cold time creeps up for that instant heat! Check out “Hoity Toity” below!
Introducing to the Blog is a NY based Artist by the name of Alex Mali. She has been around for a while releasing some dope tunes, and she proudly reps her West Indian background (Jamaica & Trinidad). For those familiar with the Joey BadA$$ & PRO ERA, you may have heard her on a track or two. With some fire on the way, she gives listeners a taste with a Freestyle titled “Livin“. Produced by KDVG, she describes her tune as an “expression of Parental disapproval” as she points out a few clashes with her Mother. We love our Moms, but there are times where we’re just not gonna see eye to eye with ordeals and expectations. If you know Caribbean Mothers, you know there weren’t just regular arguments. We may be a lil rebellious at times, but we love you Mama! I’m sorry. Check out the track below.
Many have thrown dirt his way over the years, but Recording Artist/Fur Expert Safaree stands tall regardless. Recently, he stopped by the Hot 97 Studio to rap a few bars for Funkmaster Flex. As a part of the DJ’s Freestyle series, Safaree fires off in episode 78. From changing furs during, to sending a jab at fellow Jamaican, popular Youtube personality DJ Akademiks, we’re surprised he didn’t throw his signature “Suck ya mada” during. Not a bad episode here, Safaree makes sure he adds his “Stuntman” charisma throughout. Shout out Messiah the “Fur God“. Catch Safaree in a city near you, or a TV near you. Check out the video below.
You’ve seen her on TV, you’ve witnessed her performances on Broadway, you’ve assisted in her various causes over the years, but did you know Sheryl Lee Ralph is also a Singer? Today’s Oldies Sunday showcases a moment in her singing career with “In The Evening“! Produced by Trevor Lawrence and written by Lawrence and Frank Musker, this Dance/Pop single was released in 1984 and was a part of her only album, “In The Evening” on the The New York Music Company Label. On the single, Sheryl sings about the challenges of living in New York City, but all that is pushed aside when she becomes a part of the nightlife where she states, “The real me comes alive“.
Anya’s World Adventures Book Series:
Anya’s World Adventures Book Series, created by Nikko FungChung, takes young readers on a tour of the world through the eyes of a Child. Each book in the series introduces children to the Geography, Weather, Cuisine, Games, Language and Culture of a new Country.
The adventures continue on the Anya’s World Adventures Website, where readers can sign up and continue the learning experience. The AWA Club is an online Interactive extension of each story with videos, audio clips, recipes, printables and more!
Souvenirs for each country visited in the Anya’s World Adventures Book Series will be available for purchase on the Website. The Author works with Small Business Owners, Artisans and Craftsmen in each Country to provide Adventurers with an authentic, handmade Souvenir. Be sure to pay a visit to the AWA Bookstore and get your Souvenir! This is a great opportunity to collect unique keepsakes from around the world while supporting Small Business Entrepreneurs.
Anya Goes To Jamaica:
Anya is going to Jamaica and you’re invited! The first stop in the Anya’s World Adventures Book Series is the beautiful Island of Jamaica. The Author highlights the Culture of the Island, from the Language to the Cuisine, delivering fun and facts from a child’s perspective. The Illustrator, Fuuji Takashi, showcases the beauty of Jamaica with vibrant, detailed Illustrations sure to captivate readers of all ages.
The fastest man in the World Usain Bolt stopped by the Today Show earlier in New York. Fresh off his Bora Bora vacation, Bolt is currently on a US tour with his sponsor, Puma. Here the 9 x Gold Medalist spoke on his historic moments during the Rio 2016 Summer Games, his activities after, and ambitions to build a Health Clinic in Jamaica. Short Interview, but Bolt has definitely made his presence felt as the hosts were starstruck! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.