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OLDIES SUNDAY: Tappa Zukie – Freedom (1976)


Break the chains and kick down the gates, it’s Emancipation Sunday on Oldies Sunday! Parts of the Caribbean recognize August 1 (and August 2 on weekdays if the 1st is on a weekend) as Emancipation Day. It’s a day that commemorates the abolition of slavery, but we’re still fighting against many other forms of depression around the world. Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from the great Tappa Zukie with his track, “Freedom“.

Produced by Tappa Zukie and released through the KLIK Label in 1976. “Freedom” finds Tappa Zukie calling for the liberation of black people who have been held captive for centuries. He flexes a mix of singing and toasting inna dub style on the track, and he can be heard saying “freedom a wha di natty dread want…” throughout. The song came around the time when black consciousness was at an all time high, and it makes its mark an important song of the times, with messages that are still relevant today. “Freedom” was included on Zukie’s 1976 album, “MPLA“. As we recognize an important day, may we still fight to break the new chains of oppression.

Thank You Tappa Zukie!

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Reggae Artist Elijah Rocq Releases "Tell Me What You Want" Video

.@ElijahRocq Gives His “Tell Me What You Want” Single A Visual!


Over the weekend, we highlighted Brooklyn based Reggae Artist Elijah Rocq’s latest single, “Tell Me What You Want“. A song that we believe will become a favourite for many in the coming weeks, Elijah Rocq speaks love to the ladies who are in need of it. Following up the single, is the music video, and we have it here today!

Directed by RedEye Media Production, Elijah Rocq shows that he isn’t full of hot air, and he will do what is necessary to take care of his woman. When he’s not taking care of his lady through picnics and romantic dinners, he can be found at the top of a building putting his all into the song. Now that we’ve heard “Tell Me What You Want” some more, maybe it should find itself in a soundtrack for a Romantic Comedy. Get familiar with Elijah Rocq!

Follow Elijah Rocq on Twitter at @ElijahRocq, on Instagram at @ElijahRocqMusic, and on Facebook at @Elijah_Rocq.

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Brooklyn/Jamaica based Recording Artist Elijah Rocq's new single, "Tell Me What You Want"

.@ElijahRocq Fulfills Her Requests On “Tell Me What You Want”


Brooklyn based Reggae Artist Elijah Rocq has been presenting his talent to the world for close to 2 decades. Inspired by the Reggae greats like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Steel Pulse, and Soul/R&B legends like The Chi-lites and Donny Hathaway, Elijah is aware of his mission to make quality music, and uses every opportunity to do better than his last effort. His subject matter is diverse, and his lyricism is carefully crafted. The end result is him connecting with many listeners around the world. On his latest single, “Tell Me What You Want”, he connects with the ladies.

Produced by Elijah Rocq Ent. and Genaroots Productions, Elijah Rocq reaches out to the ladies who are in need of genuine love, and the desire to be treated right on “Tell Me What You Want”. Forgive Elijah for coming on strong, but if he believes he can treat you better than the last fellow, he will make every effort to fulfill your every need. Backed by a solid production and backup singers, you will immediately feel the energy Elijah exudes on “Tell Me What You Want”. Armed with years of experience, Elijah Rocq has found himself a banger with his new single. Don’t think he’s presumptuous, he’s all about love. Let this track be your favourite!

Born Elijah Dixon in Brooklyn, New York and raised in St. Ann, Jamaica, Elijah Rocq knew from a young age that he wanted to sing. Fascinated by the music played in his house growing up and his mother’s love for music, he would soon find himself developing his talents with the addition of playing instruments as a part of the family band with his siblings. Life as a singer found him working in Hotels, at Weddings, and anywhere that had a space, and the years followed found him joining various singing groups like Access, Two Souls, the Black Male Band, and Live Wyya. Now a solo artist, he has released many tracks over the years including “We Must Go On”, “Guess You Didn’t Know”, and “All Season Love”.

Follow Elijah Rocq on Twitter at @ElijahRocq, on Instagram at @ElijahRocqMusic, and on Facebook at @Elijah_Rocq.

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Bugle Uplifts & Inspires On “My Life”


Iconic Reggae/Dancehall Artist Bugle has been one of the go to figures when it comes to positivity, consciousness, and motivation through his music. With well over a decade in, he has released solid projects, and singles that have caused a drastic shift in music. With his name highly favoured in various circles, Bugle is still trodding the path to give the world nothing but good music. It becomes further evident with his recently released single, “My Life”.

Released on July 2 through the Sweet Music Label on the “Bitcoin Riddim”, Bugle’s “My Life” has quickly gained a strong following since. With lyrics that reflect on his struggles and upbringing, Bugle is aware of how far he has come, and while he doesn’t aspire for riches, he wants the listener to go for what is theirs, and strive for a life that’s better than their struggles. Bugle effortlessly delivers on the track, and still possesses a commanding presence anytime he speaks. Since the release of “My Life”, it has quickly gained thousands of streams across all popular digital music streaming platforms. Bugle has received praise from his musical peers on his powerful lyricism, including ZJ Liquid who has given it a stamp of approval as it became a regular fixture in his DJ sets. On Social Media, it has become a trending track gaining hundreds of comments, and over 100,000 views across various platforms. “My Life” is the first single off of Bugle’s upcoming album, which is set to be released in the coming months, and features more collaborations with Sweet Music.

Following up the single’s release, is a music video directed by rising Director 300K that finds Bugle returning to his birthplace of Portland to reconnect with his family, and some of the figures he grew up with. Since the video’s release on July 5, it has gained nearly 90,000 views, with hundreds of comments in support of Bugle and the visual. Bugle aims to keep the momentum going with more music in 2021, and he urges fans to be on the look out.

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Jah Patriot Finds His Inner Strength On “Keep The Faith”


US based Reggae Recording Artist Jah Patriot is known as the “unseen fire” as he blesses the world with quality music filled with scorching lyrics. A man who has never let even his disabilities stop his progress, Jah Patriot’s music has uplifted many, and has inspired people to believe that anything is possible. He emphasizes that on his new single, “Keep The Faith”.

Produced and released by Reggae Capital, Jah Patriot starts off strong with the help of backup singers. On the track he shared that even though he has had many experiences good and bad in his life, he has never lost sight of his inner strength, and continues his mission to do good. With Jah as his guide, he knows he’s on the right path, and he will fulfill his destiny. “Keep The Faith” serves as a song to motivate listeners who are going through hard and confusing times, and ensures them that better is on the way. The single was released on July 16, and has been doing well on various streaming platforms. In support of the “Keep The Faith”, a music video is said to be in the works for release in the coming weeks.

With over 30 years in music, Jah Patriot has adapted to the times, and left his mark in different eras. His music covers social commentary, love, consciousness, and faith, and he has gained the respect of many prominent names in music. Blind since the age of 18, he didn’t let his disability stop his creativity, and he shows that in not only his recordings but through his performances that have left unforgettable impressions. He re-released his 2015 album, “Blind Justice” in 2020, and is looking forward to following up with an EP later this year.

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Krys Evans Makes Her Dream A Reality With Sizzla Featured, “Over Everything”


There are some of us who believe in destiny, and making things happen. We may have visions, or we trust a higher power with our hopes and dreams, or we just put in the work to make them come true. Sometimes they manifest immediately, or they never happen, or they take a longer than usual time to unfold. For Queens, NY Recording Artist Krys Evans, she’s making her dreams a reality through her new single, “Over Everything“.

Produced by Dennis “Jah D” Fearon for JAHLEP Records, Krys Evans’ “Over Everything” single is a dream come true as she collaborates with one of her musical heroes, Reggae/Dancehall Icon Sizzla Kalonji. The song goes out to all the couples who have weathered many storms and faced numerous challenges, but are still strong together, inspiring others in the process. Krys and Sizzla share not only great vocals, but lyrics on what it takes for couples stay together, and making that relationship last. While many speak about “Relationship goals” on Social Media, it takes a lot of work, and two people who genuinely are about each other.

Growing up, I listened to a lot of Sizzla, and he has influenced the way I do music.” shared Krys Evans. “Years ago, I used to work as a Bartender at BB Kings (in New York), and Sizzla was a featured act one night. Although his appearance wasn’t during my shift, I traded shifts with a coworker just to witness his performance while I worked. Fast forward a few years, I had this song, and it needed a male Artist who would take it to the next level. In my head, I wanted Sizzla to be that guest feature, and I wasn’t gonna let this song go until it happened. We made it happen however, and it’s a blessing! I’m eternally grateful to Sizzla Kalonji and his team.” “Over Everything” is Krys’ first release since her debut album, “Resilient” in 2020, and will be following up the single with a music video in the coming weeks. A Dancehall single titled, “Get The Money” is set to follow the single later this year. Keep working on your dreams.

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