March 8th is recognized worldwide as International Women’s Day. This day highlights women all over the world who doing great things in every category you can think of. We salute you today, so how about a lil music? Hopping on our Spotify channel, we’ve compiled a few tracks that empower women…inna Dancehall style! Titled “Woman Run Tings!“, listeners can enjoy almost an hour’s worth of tracks performed by Jamaican female Dancehall Artists who show women in power positions, maintaining independence, holding their own, and demanding respect. Salute to all the women who have made an impact on our lives, those who are making power moves, and those involved in the development of this very Blog! We hope we did a good job here, feel free to follow the Playlist, and follow us on Spotify! Check it out below.
Today’s Oldies Sunday entry comes from Model/Singer/Actress, Grace Jones. Titled “Pull Up To The Bumper” and produced by Chris Blackwell and Alex Sadkin for Island Records in 1981, Grace’s lyrics were depicted to have sexual connotations and of course sparked some controversy at that time. With lyrics like “Pull up to my bumper baby, with your long black limousine..“, various media outlets refused to play it. It was revealed years later that the lyrics were not meant to have a sexual theme.
On tonight’s episode of Onstage, the legendary Queen Patra was interviewed by Winford Williams. Here she spoke about her reasons on her absence at the BET Awards, the music Industry, not being classified as just being a Dancehall artist, maintaining her fanbase, and her upcoming projects. She even previewed her “Sweet Reggae Music” video. Good to see Patra still doing her thing. She’s still very hot too. I wasn’t aware that she was invited to perform at the BET Awards along with Shabba Ranks but as she said she wasn’t feeling good about the opportunity. What do you think? Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.