Your favourite British Alternative Rock Virtual Band is back! The Gorillaz recently announced a new album in 6 years, and even premiered 4 new songs to boot. One of the tracks premiered is called “Saturnz Barz”, and features the “Unruly Boss”, Popcaan! Accompanied by a 6 minute VR Short Film, Popcaan displayed his Dancehall “Barz” over the Gorillaz’s haunting Production while the Band makes a visit to a “Spirit House”. Score another one for Popcaan as he is taking advantage of all the International collaborations coming his way. What will he surprise us with next? Gorillaz’s new album, “Humanz” will hit stores on April 28. Check out the video below!
You know him as the Wild Indian, the Wild Apache, the Don of all Dons, but he is also known as Super Cat! One of the legendary Deejays from Jamaica, Super Cat commanded the crowd, and ruled the airwaves. Today on Oldies Sunday (we’re back after a few months), we won’t highlight the hits, as you know them well, but refresh your memory or introduce to you International singles that featured the Don Dadda. Let’s go!
Dem Nuh Worry We (Hip Hop Ragga Remix) ft. Heavy D. (1992)
Many know the original version over Dancehall production, but this Hip Hop version was a hit in the US clubs. Produced/Remixed by DJ Eddie F., the combination of Super Cat and the late Rapper/Producer Heavy D was a winner no matter what Riddim it rode! Me love mi Chicken and mi Goat well curry!
Dolly My Baby (Bad Boy Remix) ft. Mary J. Blige, 3rd Eye, Puff Daddy & Biggie Smalls (1993)
Super Cat was well respected in the Hip Hop crowd, and this remix is one of the few examples of that. Co-Produced by 3rd Eye and Puff Daddy who added verses, Mary J. Blige delivered the backing vocals and featured the debut recording of the late Biggie Smalls who was then unknown. A lot of history in one track as Mary went on to be the Queen of Hip Hop/R&B, Super Cat became a Dancehall legend, Puff Daddy went on to be one of the great Hip Hop CEOs, Biggie went on to be a legend in Hip Hop, and 3rd Eye, who was one of the first Hip Hop acts signed to Motown Records, and was argued to be the creator of the term “Bling Bling” (Lil Wayne was to argue that he coined the term in the late 90s with his single of the same name).
With Jamaica bringing genres like Reggae, Dancehall, Dub, Ska, and many others to the world, it’s no surprise when we tackle other genres and today a Band named “SkaiBrid” (Sky-Brid) graces this blog. This 3 member Band consisting of Brendon Wesley, Rajiv Manderson, and Reece Chen, tackle Blues and Rock music (named Blues Rock), and Alternative with their EP, “Dirty Glass“. This 4 track project (5 on the Deluxe version) features a blend of instruments, far from generic lyrics, and a groove that’ll have you adding this to your “Must repeat” list. For new listeners and those unfamiliar with Blues music, this will be something you’ve never heard before, and something you may just like! Check out the project below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Dropping a new visual today is Dancehall artist, Tommy Lee Sparta. Titled “Hero“, Tommy Lee goes into Rockstar mode and delivers his Dancehall Goth lyrics about his life, what people say about him, and his passion to win. We even get to see Tommy performing with a band where he plucks the electric guitar a few times. Maybe it’s just me, but there was a rare moment in this video, Tommy Lee smiling. Great video here, and a single that should’ve been getting spins on both Dancehall and Rock stations. No word on the status of Tommy Lee Sparta’s debut album, but enjoy the singles for now. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.