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Sizzla Brings “Million Times” Worth Of Music On New Album


Jamaican musical Icon Sizzla Kalonji continues his journey with the release of new music. With a career spanning 30 years and several dozen albums to his name, his work ethic is out of this world. Moving forward always, he recently announced his latest album titled, “Million Times”.

With a joint release through Kalonji Music and Zabogaubhi Music with distribution through One RPM Afro-Caribbean, “Million Times” a 12 track masterpiece that finds Sizzla shining as bright as ever. With no limit to his creativity, he dedicates this album to the Queens, Empresses, and all the women of the world. With tracks like “Lady Lady”, “Without You”, and the title track (“Million Times”), Sizzla aims to touch the hearts of women, and let them know that they’re loved. With news reports of women facing harassment, abuse, and violence daily, Sizzla’s album comes at a time where the message of protecting women is being strongly promoted. He also expands his sound as he dabbles with various productions outside of the norm in Reggae. A clean, fresh, and new product, Sizzla never disappoints with his releases, and looks to uplift and entertain with nothing but good music.

Born Miguel Collins, Sizzla has enjoyed a lengthy career filled with hits stemming from the 1990s. He became a global force thanks to tracks like, “Black Woman & Child”, “Give Me A Try”, “Solid As A Rock”, “Just One Of Those Days”, and many others. He is the head of the Judgement Yard community centre in August Town, founder of the Sizzla Youth Foundation, a label owner (Kalonji Music), and has lent his talents to various generations of artists worldwide.

Sizzla’s “Million Times” album will be available on October 2nd on all digital music streaming platforms. Preorders are live now through https://smarturl.it/milliontimes, and customers will receive the title track as an instant download after preordering. He urges promoters and fans alike to contact him for queries through his website officialsizzlakalonji.com as he is aware of persons conducting acts of fraud off his name. Follow Sizzla on Instagram at @therealsizzlakalonji for updates and more. He also invites you to get familiar with Judgement Yard and the Sizzla Youth Foundation on Instagram at @Judgementyard1st and @sizzlayouthfoundation_1st respectively.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: King Sporty – Thinking Of You (1973)


Yesterday (September 19) marked the 77th birthday of the late Singer/Musician/DJ/Producer, King Sporty. A man who was never afraid to try new things, he was a man who mastered his craft well, and the world loved him. Today, we salute him on “Oldies Sunday” with the selection, “Thinking Of You“.

Released in 1973 through the Konduko label, it was a more uptempo cover of The Blues Busters’ 1971 track which was produced by the late Byron Lee. King Sporty handled production here as it was a smooth blend of Reggae, Funk, and Soul sounds. On the track, Sporty shares lyrics about a lost love who he misses dearly, how them separating affected him, and pleads they give their relationship another chance. The production was really good on this, and made many believe that Sporty was the original performer of the track. “Thinking Of You” was played at various gigs including the Gusman Hall in Miami, Florida, where King Sporty resided and became a pioneer for the Miami Reggae scene.

Prior to “Thinking Of You”, King Sporty was a DJ for the late “Sir Coxsone” Dodd’s sound system. In the 70s, he became a label owner, performer, and co-wrote the Bob Marley classic, “Buffalo Soldier“. Since the mid-80s, he was married to the late legendary R&B Singer Betty Wright until his death in 2015. “Thinking Of You” was sampled in 2010 by Hip Hop group Fun Lovin’ Criminals for their “Classic Fantastic” track.

Walk good, King Sporty!

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.@BlvkH3ro, @LenoBanton To Appear On @UB40Official’s Upcoming Album!


Jamaica’s newest generation of creatives continue to make a mark on the music scene. Whether they’re breaking barriers or making historical moves, the world is tuned in and ready to give its support. Two of those creatives making big moves are Blvk H3ro, and Leno Banton as they’ve joined the legendary UK Reggae band UB40 on their 21st studio album, “Bigga Baggariddim“.

While reports of the collaborations came about from as early as 2018, UB40 gave fans a taste of what’s to come through their recent “UBZoomy” livestreams. UB40, whose hits include “Kingston Town“, “Red Red Wine“, and “Can’t Help Falling In Love“, have previously collaborated with Jamaican acts like Lady Saw, Maxi Priest, Dillinger, Kabaka Pyramid, and Inner Circle in addition to covering many more. This marks Leno Banton’s first collaboration with the band, and the second for Blvk H3ro as he previously appeared on the Dub version of their “For The Many” album in 2019. Banton, who recently released “Brown Sugar” and appeared on Wavy Jones’Sine Energy” EP, is gearing up to release more singles for the rest of 2020, and is working on a full length project. Blvk H3ro on the other hand, has been staying very busy throughout the year as he released various singles, collaborated with the likes of Wavy Jones, Wayne J, Skillibeng, King Izem, and Di Ruption, and is working on a follow up to his 2019 debut album, “The Immortal Steppa“.

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Starr Dane, @DaleVirgo, @Scantana1 Bring Covid 19 Awareness On “State Of Emergency”


The Covid 19 pandemic continues its world tour, and is taking along many lives with it. With it becoming an everyday news headline, many are still being ignorant to the dangers of this virus, and fail to follow the procedures to ensure that the number of positive cases decrease, and we find a way to vaccinate ourselves from it. While there are many campaigns and programs to spread awareness, Jamaica’s DZL Records makes a statement with, “State Of Emergency”.

Teaming up with Recording Artists Scantana and Starr Dane, and the Label’s Producer Dale “Dizzle” Virgo, the song starts off with Starr Dane chanting the line, “Urgency, urgency” to get your attention with what’s going on in the world. Promoting proper sanitization, the practice of Social Distancing and the wearing of masks, Starr Dane also makes listeners aware of the consequences of not following protocol issued by the Government of Jamaica, and the Ministry of Health. Dale Virgo who not only produced the track, joins Scantana as they skillfully lent their vocals to further drive home the message. The song features samples of various Jamaican news reports  and a speech by the Prime Minister Andrew Holness covering the Covid 19 pandemic.

STAY SAFE! FOLLOW THE PROTOCOLS! WE NEED COVID 19 OUT OF HERE!

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.@MzMusic Gives A Reggae Twist To Her Soulful “All Your Fault (Remix)”


Love is lovely, and it’s a beautiful thing. Toronto based Recording Artist Lisa Banton (not to be confused with the Guyanese Artist of the same name) has been experiencing love in so many ways, and she shares how she feels about it in the remix to her single, “All Your Fault.

Produced by Johnny Keys, Lisa Banton sings about the new love she has in her life, and the many ways he has affected her life. From piecing together her broken heart, to him being a topic of all her discussions, to being so addicted to him and his love, she expresses it all in a very soulful way. With a powerful delivery, she makes you feel that love she’s been enjoying, and it’s definitely his fault. A singer who has been on the scene for little over ten years, she has been putting it the work with her various R&B and Pop releases, and has been a performer who leaves nothing but great impressions. Dabbling into Reggae for her single shows that she can tackle whatever comes at her, and she provides great results. Get familiar.

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We Look Back At Songs That Sampled @TootsMaytals In Our Latest Playlist!


On September 11, 2020, the world lost a legend named Toots Hibbert. A pioneer in Jamaican music, he has been heralded near and far as the inventor of Reggae. His contributions to music are vast, and he and The Maytals have inspired generations. Up until news of his failing health, he was working on music and performing. Yesterday we paid tribute to him by highlighting the song that gave Reggae its name. Today, we highlight some of the songs that sampled and covered Toots & The Maytals through our latest Playlist.

From Foxy Brown, to Vanilla Ice, to Tone-Loc, to Lucky Dube, to Romain Virgo, you can relive the moments you’ve heard the classic singles, and learn about the music that paid homage to the classics. Frederick Nathaniel Hibbert paved the way for many, and we respect and honour him over here. Thank you for your life, your music, and your energy Toots Hibbert. Walk good!

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