It’s December 31, a.k.a. New Year’s Eve a.k.a. the last Oldies Sunday for 2017! While many are looking forward to partying (or praying) into 2018, we’d like to present our last entry for the year. Our Oldies Sunday selection comes from the “Unruly Boss” Popcaan, but back when he was known as the “Prefect“. Titled “New Year“, this was produced by Notnice Records and featured on the “2010 Riddim” in 2009. In the track, Popcaan speaks on what he wants to experience in the new year including achieving great success in career, being able to better himself and others, avoiding imprisonment, and doing better than ever. His aim is to see the days of being hungry gone forever, while his plans include a new House, Car, and land “fi di New Year“.
With only a year of being on the scene, “Fresh out of the blocks” is how you can describe this new, young, and vibrant Singer/Songwriter Sugeno Grant, otherwise known as Geno.
He might be new to the industry, but he definitely has his sights vividly set on the prize and is determined to make his name a household fixture, and dreams of being known worldwide. Ready to get his career off to a blazing start and poised to work with the best in the music Industry, Geno is determined to leave his mark on this planet. At a young age, Geno recognized his talent and decided that he wanted to use his unique sound, diverse writing style and inspirational lyrics to set himself apart from anyone. His creative process involves him writing songs while listening to the rhythm selections, meditating, and creating the ultimate vibe as he pens his lyrics. Giving a voice to the voiceless and taking Jamaica back to the being the wonderful Paradise it once was is Geno’s aim. While he hasn’t gotten an opportunity to collaborate with any established Artistes or perform on a live stage as yet, Geno knows that the people of Jamaica will be yearning for his music once it hits their ears. Geno currently has his music available on iTunes, including his single titled “Party Tun Up” which was produced by Notnice Records on the “Ova Dweet Riddim”.
Geno believes success is not handed to you, but hard work and determination is the key. His aim is to enhance the lives of the people by entertaining, inspiring, and educating them through self-expression.
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 Swear” Riddim, 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.
Having one of the top singles on Producer NotNice’s “Before & After Riddim“, Singer Jahmiel drops the music video for “Struggles“. Here we see Jahmiel facing different obstacles but delivers a positive message that even though life may get harder, all that you’ve been through will make you stronger. Great video here and a good time to drop it as he’s fresh off his performance at Sting 2014. Look out for new projects from Jahmiel come next year. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
On this week’s episode of the Walshy Fire hosted “Welcome To Noisey Jamaica“, the crew headed out to Portmore to meet with Producer Notnice who has been responsible for some of Vybz Kartel’s biggest hits, controversial Deejay Alkaline and even Popcaan’s mother. What do they have in common? Many would quickly answer this. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Reggae artist Jahmiel is on a mission and today he delivers an EP to show us his progress. Titled “Mission“, this is a six track compilation of some of the artist’s latest work. Featuring production from Notnice Records, Lee Milla Productions, Rokus Records, and Black Spyda Records, Jahmiel shows how broad his range is in subject matter and production. Jahmiel is an artist I have been following for quite some time and I believe he deserves to be on a huge platform and carrying the flag like many acts here. Check out the EP below and share your thoughts in the comments section.