How was your Valentine’s Day? Was it filled with Flowers, Chocolate, fancy dates, and a wild night? No? He was busy? Well…um…that’s sad to hear. If you know what’s up, then you might be the Sidechick, and we have some music for you today! Many recognize today, February 15, as “International Sidechick Day“, and we kick things off with our very own Spotify Playlist! If you know you have him on lock a couple days a week, if you know that he’ll appear at the drop of a dime, if you know you can rock his socks off better than his main lady can, then vibe to this Playlist at a high volume. If you’re not the Sidechick, and you two really couldn’t spend VDay together, then check out our “Dancehall Love” Playlist and make up for time lost. Press play on The Sidechick Day Playlist below!
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.
Words by: @SwadeDaVillain
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.
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.
During the Reggae Sumfest festivities, Pepsi Jamaica announced the newest flavour to their Soft Drink lineup. With “Ginger Pepsi“, drinkers are in for a lil extra “Spice” for their Summer. To further celebrate this, “A Flavour Gold Mine Pool Party” was held at the recently opened Hard Rock Cafe in Montego Bay. Featuring lots of Gold, fun and Pepsi Ginger, attendees were in for a treat and got to party with the likes of Media Personality Nikki Z, and Dancehall Artist and Pepsi Ambassador, Shenseea. Below are some of the photos from the event.
Photos: Samantha Singh
Today marks the first in a new series on the Blog titled “Tune In Thursday“! Teaming up with “Views From 876” who highlights the beauty of our Island, Jamaica, we’re highlighting some of our top picks from some emerging Jamaican Artists from any genre. Whether Hip Hop, Dancehall, Pop, or Reggae, we’re doing this for the love of the culture! Check out the selections for this week and watch out for our next episode!
#TuneInThursday Week 1 – 20/10/2016
- Foresta x Royal Blu x Lila Ike – Believe
- IOTosh – Manana
- Shenseea – Jiggle Jiggle
- Slim I.D. – Pop Sh*t
- Khaos – Search Fi Love
- Chargii – Go Easy