Nothing like shooting a video in Jamaica, right? Well popular Reggaeton Artist Ozuna, and the “Queen Of The BX” a.k.a. “Bardi” a.k.a. Cardi B, released the visual to their latest collaboration titled “La Modelo” (Model). Directed by Dimelo Vi, and shot in Portland (including the World famous Trident Hotel), Ozuna stays fresh on the scene and gets cozy with Cardi while she oozes sex appeal in every scene. The video also features some great shots of the area throughout, and the addition of Dancers add to the vibe of the Dancehall inspired single. Fans will be pleased to hear Cardi singing a few notes as well. Cardi has been having an amazing year filled with Billboard top spots, Grammy Noms, and a lot of buzz coming her way. Ozuna continues to soar in stardom, and is riding high off the release of his latest EP, “Odisea“. Check out the visual below.
Months ago we featured “Chill Suite” by Rappers Daley and Chance. Since then, they have been working on pushing the single out there more. More recently however, they’ve been working on a Music Video for the single and we have some Behind The Scene flicks courtesy of Romario Lynch a.k.a. “Seen By Lynch“. With the finished product seeing an early 2018 release, we get an idea of what’s to come including beautiful women, chill vibes, and some Island flavour as the video was shot in Portland. “Chill Suite” is available here, but you can see some photos below!
Stella did it, Karlie Redd and Mimi Faust did it, and now Pop Artist Ivy Layne travels to Jamaica for a vacation (and more) in “One You Love (Get It Here)“! Directed by Bobby Yan and featuring the “Unruly Boss” Popcaan, Ivy sings about being with the one she loves and being away from it all with the one you love, a dream for many lovers out there. Shot in Portland, this features cameos from the likes of Dancehall Artist Prado, Dancer Chinny Unique, Singer Samantha J, and DJ Pup Dawg. The single was produced by Rohan “Snowcone” Fuller, and is on Ivy’s recently released “In Time (Download Here)” EP. Popcaan has been on a roll lately as he has worked with Gorillaz, performed overseas, and will be a part of the Red Bull Culture Clash next month in Atlanta, Georgia! Woiyoii! Watch the video below.
Teenage Recording Artist Wayne J was recently recruited by Portland based Alligator Head Foundation to be their Youth Ambassador to raise environmental awareness, increase Ocean conservation, and promote the decrease in the usage of single use plastic products. Wayne’s involvement kicked off with the release of the single and music video for “Plastic Bottles”. Produced by Diztroy and AppleJuiceKid, Wayne J spreads the message of conservation as the Foundation aims to develop a Fish Sanctuary and rehabilitate the local communities that make fishing their source of income and sustenance.
About Alligator Head Foundation
Alligator Head Foundation supports the conservation of coastal resources with passion and the rehabilitation of local communities that depend on fishing as a livelihood. We deliver research, education, outreach and training to empower communities to adopt the tools needed to build a more sustainable relationship with their ocean.
The AHF has partnered with the Wayne J camp to raise environmental awareness, increase ocean conservation and promote the reduction in the use of single use plastics through the promotion of the Wayne J “Plastic Bottles” song. We are developing creative and exciting public education programs to encourage the proper disposal of solid waste; working with local Schools, Colleges and Communities to change behaviour and incite local action. Our efforts include beach clean-ups, presentations and Incentive-driven campaigns to encourage best practice and environmental stewardship. We are also working with Parley for the Oceans, and Adidas to reuse ocean plastics in new and innovative ways through Footwear, Apparel, and Sports Kits.
To the people of Portland, Eric Somers, better known as Iyara is more than a Recording Artiste, to them he is a shining symbol that demands respect. Following the release of the much anticipated list of performers for Reggae Sumfest 2016, people are astounded as to why this talented powerhouse did not make the cut. Many Portlanders have sought to understand this plight and have since started a petition to get Iyara to perform at the Music event. So far the petition has over 1,500 signatures pleading with the organizers of the show to give the Artiste a slot to perform. “I have known this young man for many years. He has never given up on his Parish; he has always helped in some way to raise capital for Portland and to put us on the map. If Iyara performs at Sumfest it will be a great day in Portland.” Said one Portlander.
When quizzed about this development, Iyara said he is not surprised that his community has made this move because they have supported him immensely over the years and he has supported them in return. “When you have the support of your community, it is a feeling of greatness and pride. I feel humbled and I know whatever the outcome I will be happy.” Said Iyara. The “Pressure Cooker” Artiste is also looking forward to his performance at Portland Paradise Weekend which will place from November 11-13, 2016. Iyara will also be giving a portion of his performance fee to the Titchfield High School for the development of an English and Language Lab.
Lifestyle Blogger ShannyDeLioness is back for another week of “Mixtape Rave“! This week she serves you an array of Mixtapes she’s been feeling over the past 7 days. If you missed the previous installments, check them out here.
I literally have been listening to this mix EVERY DAY for the past few weeks since I downloaded it. I have officially dubbed it my “Jamaica Carnival Starter Pack” mix. When I went to Mas Camp last Friday, I knew EVERY 2016 Soca song out of Trinidad (except the recent releases) thanks to DJ Captain John and this mix.
I sit and wait for DJ Lantern MD’s Soca mixes EVERY YEAR and I am never disappointed… this mix is no different. In this mix he has not only Trinidad releases but also Bajan Soca and my favourite song out of Grenada Carnival 2015! Nonstop vibes!