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OLDIES SUNDAY: Hopeton Lewis & U-Roy – Tom Drunk (1971)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from the duo of Jamaican Icons Hopeton Lewis and U-Roy. We get to hear the classic, “Tom Drunk“! Produced by Duke Reid and featuring Tommy McCook & The Supersonics, this was released in 1971 through the Treasure Isle Label. The track features the duo calling out a lying and cheating person who thinks their ways will always be beneficial to them. They also warn that there are consequences for those actions, and they throw in a few proverbs throughout like “Tom drunk, but Tom nuh fool“, and “Play fool to catch wise“. The song turned out to be a hit for the Artists, and its wicked production becomes infectious after every listen. The song was featured on U Roy’s 1978 album, “Jah Son Of Africa“.

Over the years, “Tom Drunk” has been covered by The Specials, its Instrumental has been featured on fellow legendary Artist Stranger Cole’sCrying Every Night” track, and it has been sampled by Hip Hop Artist Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek, Mos Def, and Mr. Man on the classic, “Fortified Live“. U-Roy is still active in the music as he continues to perform his classics worldwide, while Hopeton Lewis made more hits until his passing in September 2014.

THANK YOU Hopeton Lewis & U-Roy for this classic!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @SteelPulse – Steppin’ Out (1984)


It’s Grammy season! With Reggae Artists like Koffee, Julian Marley, Sly & Robbie, Steel Pulse, and Third World in the running to cop one this year, we felt the need to highlight one of the unique moments in the Reggae category on Oldies Sunday. The aforementioned Steel Pulse Band is up with their 1984 classic, “Steppin’ Out“! Produced by Steel Pulse, Jimmy “Senyah” Haynes, and Del Newman, the track was featured on their 5th studio album, “Earth Crisis“. “Steppin’ Out” is also one of the first Reggae singles to be nominated for a Grammy award. The other single to be nominated was Jimmy Cliff’sReggae Night“. The Grammy eventually went to Black Uhuru in 1985 for their “Anthem” album.

With its energetic production, the single became a favourite for many listeners. Since its release, it has been sampled by the likes of Hip Hop Artists Rakim, Bun B, Blac Monks, Society, and EDM Artist Miguel Migs. It has also been covered by Alborosie, and remixed by Producer Steve Thompson, and the late legendary DJ Screw (you can hear the screwed & chopped version below).

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The Twin Of Twins Look To Stir It Up Even More With Their “In The Mean Time” Radio Show!


The twin brothers Patrick and Paul Gaynor a.k.a. Twin Of Twins, have made a huge impact with the release of the “Stir It Up” series. Having covered several topics and entertained many, they have proven to listeners over the years that they are serious, dangerous, and hilarious. While 2019 saw them release “Stir It Up Vol. 11 3/4“, they look to continue the run in 2020 with Vol. 12. While the release for that is yet to be determined, they wish to hold over fans with the release of their new Radio Show titled, “In The Mean Time“!

Featuring some familiar voices like host Mutabaruka and special guest Bounty Killa, the debut episode finds Muta sharing opinions on New Year Resolutions, issues in Jamaica, relationship issues, and a lot more. Take some time out to give it a listen. We admire the Twins’ ever evolving creativity, and we look forward to even more including their upcoming Podcast series titled, “The Rebellious Truth“.

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We Highlight Some Of The Dancehall Artists Who Have Defined The 2010s!


December 31, 2019 marks the last day of the 2010s, and January 1, 2020 will mark the first day of a new decade. It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times, but today we look back at some of Dancehall Artists who have made an impact on the scene. With so many hits and moments, we know lists and faves will vary. Before we start, we want to thank everyone who has given our Blog and Social Media a chance since 2012. We’ve featured so many and have assisted in the careers of plenty, we look forward to doing even more in 2020, and beyond. Let’s get started with our lengthy list.

(Editor’s Note: Everyone’s list is different, so if you have a problem with this one…make your own!)

Vybz Kartel

I mean, what’s a list without the “World Boss“? A man who continued to add fuel to the fire of his musical career, long after making his debut in the early 2000s. With his entrepreneurial side blooming with a Shoe line, Liquor line, Nightclub, Merch, to even Condoms, Vybz was everywhere. He even had a Reality TV series, and kept up with quite a bit of controversy too. Despite him being thrown behind bars in 2011 and facing 35 years soon after, it didn’t stop him from recording music, and releasing singles and albums up to this day. Remember his “Freaky Girl” saga? We know you all have a few Kartel tracks in rotation.

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Spice

Spice is also an Artist you can’t deny when it comes to this list as well. Spice held it down for the ladies, and showed the men that she can handle her own. With so many bookings, i’m surprised there isn’t a row or an Airline named after her yet. Spice kept the hits coming, and flexed her entrepreneurial muscle as well with her “Spicey Couture” store which started growing since opening in 2009. With the help of Social Media, Spice’s brand got bigger, and took a major turn in 2018 when she was made a cast member on the popular VH1 Reality TV series, “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”. Spice welcomed her share of controversy as well which included relationship issues, and the topic of Colorism. With her career starting in the early 2000s, she kept the fire going like her “World Boss” colleague, and got crowned Queen in the process.

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Check Out Our “2019 Faves”!


Enjoyed your holidays? It’s that time again where we present to you some of our favourite selections in a segment we call, “2019 Faves“! The following tracks are in no particular order, they just happened to be songs we were rocking to a lot since their releases this year. What are your favourites? Feel free to share with us. If you want to check out our 2018 and 2017 Faves, click here and here.

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