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@DelhiSultanate Uses Reggae For Political Activism In India


While your favourite Artist may be using Reggae/Dancehall creatively (or stupidly) in Jamaica, the influence of the Music Culture continues to affect many others worldwide. One person in particular is Taru Dalmia a.k.a. “Delhi Sultanate” of New Delhi, India, as he uses not only Reggae, but the Sound System Culture to channel his Political Activism. While India is under the rule of the Hindu Nationalist Government lead by Narendra Modi (Bharatiya Janata Party), Taru alleges that free speech is being threatened under his rule, and using his talents will assist the many protests that are being held in many Universities across the nation. Armed with classic singles, and Dub Plates from the likes of Toots Hibbert, Barrington Levy, and Anthony B, he hopes that his assistance in the fight will not be in vain.

Taru is also a member of The Ska Vengers, a live Band that blends Dub, Pop, Ska, Jazz, Rap, and Punk to deliver a new sound. Below is a clip from the Al Jazeera Network where we look into Taru’s journey, and the challenges he has faced so far. We also feature some of the singles that could spark protests, and some that speak against the Jamaican Government.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Frankie Paul – Sara (1987) (R.I.P. Jamaican Stevie Wonder)


Today’s Oldies Sunday pays respect to one of Jamaica’s greatest Vocalists, the one they called the “Jamaican Stevie Wonder“, the late Frankie “Dancehall” Paul. The Singer recently passed away after battling a long ailment, and the news sent shock waves all over the world. Having been born blind, Frankie showed many that you can still be great no matter your circumstance. Possessing a love for singing, he impressed Recording Artist Stevie Wonder during a visit to his school in Jamaica, and was inspired to pursue a Music career. Releasing multiple singles and Albums over the years, Frankie went on to be an influence for many of the Dancehall/Reggae Vocalists that followed. Having worked with almost every Producer and Record Label in Jamaica, Frankie Paul was a household name and ultimately a Legend.

As a part of keeping his spirit alive, we present to you “Sara”, his 1987 hit which was a cover of US Rock Band Starship’s single. The track was produced by King Jammy for his Jammys Label and was a part of Paul’s 1987 “Live And Love” Album.

Walk Good, Frankie Paul!

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Fall Rain Fall: 10 Songs For Your Rainy Day!


Yep, it’s a rainy time in Jamaica…a VERY rainy time. While many are dodging raindrops to get to their destinations, there are others who have taken to the beds, called in sick, and kicked off the “Day Off”. While we understand both sides of this coin, we’re here to provide a lil soundtrack for these heavy showers. We sympathize with those who are having it hard at this time, and we hope some well needed relief comes your way! Check out the songs! Stay dry!

1. Rain Music – Chronixx

2. It’s Raining – Maria Providence

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Bless Up: 5 @Sizzla876 Hip Hop Collabs!


Recently, a few pictures made its way onto the Internet hinting DJ Khaled’s upcoming collaboration with Reggae Legend, Sizzla Kalonji! With it possibly appearing on the DJ’s forthcoming “Grateful” Album, fans were overjoyed as Khaled has shown love to the Artist via his various Social Media outlets. While it’s no strange thing here, Sizzla has been a go to collaborator for years in Hip Hop along with a couple of his fellow peers, Junior Reid and Barrington Levy. He also enjoyed his share of hit songs being sampled in many Rap singles. Sizzla was also a signee of Rap Mogul Dame Dash’s now defunct “Dame Dash Music Group”. Below we feature 5 of Sizzla’s Hip Hop collaborations.

1. Shottas – Juelz Santana ft. Sizzla & Cam’Ron (2005)

2. Give Me A Try (Remix) – Sizzla ft. Rihanna (2003)

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We Big Up Reggae’s Continued Progress On “13th Street Rants” Ep.: 2.5


When the music hits you, you feel no pain, right? Reggae Music continues to win more hearts over the past few decades. With its many sub genres, fans are treated to all sorts of talent and we hear many songs that can stand the test of time. With Jamaican acts like Protoje, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley, and many more touring the world and sharing our art, we can’t help but demand its sibling Dancehall to step up its game. Again, we love Dancehall, but we need to see it doing just as well as the big sibling. Tune in to our rant below, and share your thoughts!

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@21stHapilos Brings Their Top 10 Digital Chart To @TheReleaseJA!


21st Hapilos Digital Distribution has partnered with Television Program, “The Release” to showcase the “21st Hapilos Top 10 Digital Chart“. The chart, formally known as “The Release Top 10 Chart”, is featured in the weekly Entertainment Program on CVM TV and HYPE TV.

Talisa Taylor, Executive Producer of “The Release” said, “Our initial chart showed local and International videos that were trending online but we wanted a chart based on facts,”. The “21st Hapilos Top 10 Digital Chart” features songs that have high numbers of sales, downloads and streaming on 200 different platforms including Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Rhapsody, Tidal, and d’Music by Digicel.

“The Release” is an entertainment and lifestyle Television Program that is featured on Hype TV and CVM TV. It showcases new releases and reviews in entertainment including new Artistes and Music; new trends in Food and Fashion; and new Technology.

CVM TV 

Premiere: Fridays 9:30 pm

Repeat Time: Saturdays 10:00 pm

HYPE TV: Tuesdays 8:30 pm

Repeats: Thursdays and Saturdays 6:30 pm

– Jamaica: Flow 390 / Telstar analog 84 + Digital 584 / Logic One 730

Barbados: Flow 107

St Lucia: Flow 134

St Vincent & The Grenadines: Flow 134

– Antigua: CTV Channel 4

– Digiplay Channel 703

Follow @TheReleaseja on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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