When the music hits you, you feel no pain, right? Reggae Music continues to win more hearts over the past few decades. With its many sub genres, fans are treated to all sorts of talent and we hear many songs that can stand the test of time. With Jamaican acts like Protoje, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley, and many more touring the world and sharing our art, we can’t help but demand its sibling Dancehall to step up its game. Again, we love Dancehall, but we need to see it doing just as well as the big sibling. Tune in to our rant below, and share your thoughts!
Protoje really had our attention in 2016.
With the release of his “Royalty Free EP”, appearances at Coachella, his launch of the “New Wave” concert series, and other various happenings, people are still asking if he’s dropping a follow up to the outstanding “Ancient Future” album anytime soon. While no word on that yet, Protoje has been feeling a lil on the crimson side late last year and it now manifests itself as his 2017 debut single, “Blood Money“.
Another Thursday, another installment of “Tune In Thursday“! Get ready for some audio dopeness from 13th Street Promotions and Views From 876! From Reggae to Pop to Dancehall to Hip Hop, we’re doing this for the Culture! Special shout out to the Virgin Islands this week! Free your schedule up for some lovely selections below!
#TuneInThursday Week 3 – 2/11/2016
- Toian – Ride The Wave
- Tia – Can You Feel It
- Keznamdi – Straight Royalty
- Chiney Kiki – Afrikan Woman
- Koro Fyah ft. Lila Ike – Got It For You
- Silkki Wonda – Shitstim
On November 9, rising Reggae Roots Lyricist 5 Star is set to premier his latest single titled “3rd Eye Open” off his upcoming project scheduled to be released in early 2017.
“3rd Eye Open” was produced by Phillip Myers from Circa 11 and is a follow up to his popular 2015 single “Warn Dem” which helped to boost his name within the Reggae scenes in Jamaica and overseas.
5 Star hopes his latest single will encourage persons to USE their 3rd Eye to see the true energy in others and as a tool to protect oneself in avoiding negative vibes and mediums. Most persons are unable and even unaware that the 3rd Eye even exists and that it can be used to channel a self-awareness that can be beneficial in a number of different ways.
“3rd Eye Open is a song about living in tune with your spiritual faculty from day to day using wisdom, ovastanding, cultivating morality to try and get through obstacles and situations that are in everyone’s lives especially living in the system that we are in. A lot of people drown and get thrown away to the wayside because of the nature of the system so we have to stand strong and keep a clean heart.” – 5 Star.
5 Star’s potential has been recognized throughout the world using music that not only brings awareness to real life situations but by also providing encouraging lyrics that simultaneously stand as reminders to stay on the righteous path.
“In the streets I sight bare devastation, yet I sight chapter 5 Revelation, bring composure to I n I meditation which in turn sustain at my dedication.”- 3rd Eye Open
The single is said to be followed with an official music video in the near future.
“3rd Eye Open” will be distributed by Independent Distribution Collective and available for purchase and streaming on all digital platforms November 11th.
Pentateuch Movement is ready to release their latest single, ‘Crime’. Moved by the social situations both yard and abroad, Pentateuch movement speaks openly on the injustices on their culture and island; Jamaica. ‘Crime’ addresses issues of poverty and hardship faced by youths everywhere.
“This song came as a result of the crime situation happening in Jamaica now from the murders to the money laundering and hustling going on, all these are results of the unemployment and illiteracy rate in Jamaica. The song is also a stance against the British government building another prison in our country an we still need to get word on that as a nation.” – Pentateuch Movement
“Cyaa solve crime if the youths dem hungry all the time…cyaa solve crime if the poor man still cyaa find a dime” – Crime single
Produced by Pentateuch Movement under the Pentateuch Movement label,‘Crime’ was recorded at the Mixing Lab Studio in Kingston, Jamaica, and was mixed by Phillip Mcfarlane.
Musicians that played on this track: Kino Newby (bass), Kevon Webster(keyboards), Ranoy Gordon (guitar), Shackair McQueen (guitar), Hector Lewis (percussions), Raymond ‘Papa Bear’ Mantack (percussions).
The official music video for ‘Crime’ was filmed in the streets of downtown Kingston and in the Shelter Rock Community in Greendale, Spanish Town, shot by El Puru a.k.a. HIMAGES along with Emmy Lou Mai, and edited by Ruption of RD Studios.
‘Crime’ single is available across all digital music stores on October 26th. The music video premieres on October 26th on the movement’s official VEVO youtube channel. Pentateuch movement is preparing for the release of the long awaited album ‘Chapter XVIII’ set to be released in first half of 2017.
It’s time for lift off! You’re now tuned in to the soothing sounds of Vanessa Bongo and the Notis HeavyweightRockaz as they bring a “Sensimilla State Of Mind“! Here Vanessa reaches for the herb as it’s the healing of the Nation, speaks on being above corruption and negativity at all times. She also adds that with so much going on in the world, one must enter that “Sensimilla State Of Mind” and meditate! With Notis providing the Instrumentals, not only can you rock away to this, but you can let it be the soundtrack for when you’re ready to roll up and light one. Free your mind and let the herb move you! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.