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Look Out For These Dope Female Artists In 2018!


In our “2018 Predictions” post, we predicted that there will be more Women making their way onto the Caribbean Music scene. In an Industry that hasn’t always been kind to the Female Artist, we have enjoyed the works from many over the years, but we have also asked for some who can step outside the box and give us music that’ll blow us away! The following Artists have been slowly making their name out there for some time, and aim to be mentioned along with their established peers.

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1. Yanah

We mentioned the songbird in our 15 Artists to look out for feature last year, and she has been making steady progress since her debut single, “So Shy“. This year has already seen her start off in a good way with “Doe Try Me“, with promises to deliver even more music. She steals the scene with her voice, and you need her in your playlists.

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2. Jane MacGizmo

Jane has been on the scene for a while, but made a lot of noise in 2017 thanks to her single, “Too Late“. A member of Zinc Fence Records, she made her debut in 2014 with “Babylon” and has been on the radar of many ever since. Last year saw her music being featured in the Amazon Video series, “SYN”, and this year may be the year she releases a full length project! It’s not too late to get familiar with her.

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3. Rhiya Luna

Formerly Shie Musik, she was featured in our 15 Artists to know post as well as she was coming back off of a hiatus. She has lent her voice to various Dancehall singles, and with the new moniker she aims to touch on more genres. With singles like “It Up“, “Bandwagon Selecta“, “Sweetest Love” and her latest “Again“, let her music put some light in your life!

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DJ Dar Pays Tribute To Akae Beka In Vol. 2 Of His “Roots & Dub” Series!


It’s Friday, and it’s that time to roll up some green, and blaze it to some good tunes! DJ Dar wants to assist with the musical selections today with the release of his latest Mixtape, “Roots & Dub Vol. 2“! Giving listeners a dose of audio for that meditation and medication session, Dar pays tribute to US Virgin Islands Reggae Artist, Akae Beka. Throughout the hour long mix he also spins tunes from Jahdan Blakkamoore, Pressure Busspipe, and Lutan Fyah. For those who need a proper hit of consciousness while steaming the herbs, you can’t go wrong with “Roots & Dub”! Be sure to look out for the DJ as he readies a weekly series where he spins nothing but the best tunes, all while throwing in some of his work as the Artist known as “Da Supreme“. Check out the mix below.

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When You’re Having Doubts, @RealKvlar Brings The Motivation With “It’s YOURS”!


Today, we’re looking out for those who aren’t always on top of their game. Many creatives, despite our works, some days we lack that motivation to keep on pushing. I want to share with you a jump start from an upcoming Artist by the name of Kvlar. Titled “It’s YOURS“, the Artist urges listeners to use the lyrics as a part of a conversation you need to have with yourself. “Sometimes, life can be so hard. It’s like everything’s coming at you fast, doubts and negative feelings find a home in your mind. This song came to me at a very dark period in my life. I look at this song now, as a needed conversation to have with yourself,” shared the Singer. For those that need a boost, Kvlar provides it here. A song that is quickly becoming our favourite for the month, we encourage you to share it with a creative (See ways you can share it below). Check out the track below!

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2018 Predictions!


The Champagne is all done, the party favors are boxed up, and many are still hungover, but welcome to 2018! While we look forward to another year filled with new developments, we have a few predictions we want to put out there. We aren’t Nostradamus, but let’s see if the stars are aligned in Entertainment.

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1. Chronixx wins the “Best Reggae Album” Grammy

With the 60th Grammy Awards coming up later this month, many Artists and viewers will be tuned in to see if their favourite will be carrying home a shiny prize. In Reggae music, we predict that the “Dread & Terrible” Artist, Chronixx, will carry home the award for “Best Reggae Album” for his project “Chronology”. This win will see him beating out fellow nominees like Damian Marley, Morgan’s Heritage, J Boog, and Common Kings! This would be a huge look for the Artist, and give the album even more attention. Maybe a Grammy tour as well? Let’s see.

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2. Vybz Kartel will be successful in his Appeal hearing. 

Since 2011, we’ve heard the phrase “Free Kartel!”, and it will not stop anytime soon. Vybz Kartel has more than a cult following, and it doesn’t help when he can still release songs while incarcerated. It was reported over the past couple years that his Defense team will file an appeal in the conviction of Kartel and 3 of his associates who are all serving life sentences. Despite numerous delays, it was reported that his hearing will be held in July 2018. If he wins, things might be shaken up a bit. Free Ninja Man too.

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2017 Faves: @Protoje – BLOOD MONEY (#1)


As 2017 comes to a close, we look back at a few songs that were favourites on the Blog for the year. While we can’t name EVERY one, we’ll give you 5 (in no particular order so hold off on the ego) to reminisce on, or get familiar with.

Ending our list today is the one they call “Diggy British“, Protoje with “BLXXD MONEY (a.k.a. BLXXD MONEY)”! Produced by Winta James and released in February, Protoje sees red as he calls out Corruption, Classism, Injustice, and those who practice it in Jamaica. From Government leaders to those names in high places, Protoje starts a revolution, and wants you to be a part of it. Protoje never watched no face when rinsing this tune this year as he has painted the scene red at Festivals, Radio stops, and even at the recently held Prime Minister’s Youth Awards Ceremony. A tune that lifted the veil for many this year. Thank you for checking out our “2017 Faves“(see the rest here). We hope you enjoyed our selections, and we wish you an awesome 2018! Check out “BLXXD MONEY” below!

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2017 Faves: @ChronixxMusic – Christina (#2)


As 2017 comes to a close, we look back at a few songs that were favourites on the Blog for the year. While we can’t name EVERY one, we’ll give you 5 (in no particular order so hold off on the ego) to reminisce on, or get familiar with.

Our second to last pick today comes from the “Dread and TerribleChronixx with “Christina“! The single is track #15 off his Grammy nominated debut Album, “Chronology” which was released in July. Featuring Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor as the Producer, and contribution from Blues Guitar legend Donald Kinsey, Chronixx speaks on believing in himself and working towards his dreams despite facing opposition from his then partner, Christina. The message in this is to never let anything stop you from pursuing your dreams. Leave those that doubt in the back, and move forward. A video for this would be lovely (tell Chronixx and his Manager Daddi Barnz that we have some ideas) however. If you missed our previous picks, check them out here. Hear “Christina” below!

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