Introducing to the Blog is a NY based Artist by the name of Alex Mali. She has been around for a while releasing some dope tunes, and she proudly reps her West Indian background (Jamaica & Trinidad). For those familiar with the Joey BadA$$ & PRO ERA, you may have heard her on a track or two. With some fire on the way, she gives listeners a taste with a Freestyle titled “Livin“. Produced by KDVG, she describes her tune as an “expression of Parental disapproval” as she points out a few clashes with her Mother. We love our Moms, but there are times where we’re just not gonna see eye to eye with ordeals and expectations. If you know Caribbean Mothers, you know there weren’t just regular arguments. We may be a lil rebellious at times, but we love you Mama! I’m sorry. Check out the track below.
What a Bam Bam! With one of the most sampled Dancehall singles to date, Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam” continues to make more noise all over the world! Adding to the list of Artists who have blessed the sample is US Recording Artist, Tamar Braxton! With her new Album, “Blue Bird Of Happiness“, she recently announced that it will be her final Album as she’ll be focusing on her family. “Bam Bam” received the sample treatment on the track, “Run Run” which was produced by Troy Taylor and Bridgetown, and appears as track 3 on the Album. “Bam Bam” was released in 1982, produced by Winston Riley, and has been sampled/featured on tracks by the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West, Guerilla Black, Lauryn Hill, Kat DeLuna. The single was even featured in a Reebok Commercial.
Dancehall/Reggae Producer Don Corleonie is also featured on Tamar’s Album. He is credited as a Writer on the final track, “Empty Boxes“. Check out “Run Run” below, “Blue Bird Of Happiness” is available here.
With fists raised, Protoje and Mortimer deliver an audio revolution with “Truths And Rights“! Produced by Winta James, the duo kick down the doors of injustice, inequality, oppression, and poverty, and encourage listeners to get in formation to set the oppressed free, and get people that mean the world well in power! With so much going on in the world, we all want better for ourselves, our Children, and their Children…but the good fight has to happen in order to see positive changes. Featured on the cover of the single is one of the photos taken during the Grenadian Revolution in March of 1979 which overthrew the government of Eric Gairy, the 1st Prime Minister of the Island by Maurice Bishop (Politician and leader of the New Jewel Movement (NJM)). Forward Ever, Backward Never! Another anthem from Diggy British and the young Mortimer! Be militant and check out the track below.
While it has been “Too Late” for some this past Summer, Recording Artist Jane Macgizmo is right on time with the way her career is going. Recently she, along with Zinc Fence Records Producer Teflon, were called up to lend their musical hands in the Soundtrack to the upcoming Amazon Prime TV series, “SYN“. Jane’s latest single, “Too Late” will be featured, along with her contribution to the Series’ Theme Song. Original Production by Teflon will also make an appearance throughout the season. She took to Social Media site Instagram to deliver the great news to much excitement, and it goes to show that our music continues to make an impact Worldwide.
“SYN” is a psychological Thriller written and produced by Award winning Jamaican Director/Producer/Writer Toni Morgan Haye (related to the this Blog’s Founder? Maybe lol) that focuses on the main character named Jess (played by Emily Sweet). Jess has amnesia and remembers nothing about who she is or where she came from. The series sees Jess on a journey to reclaim her lost memories, and how her very existence could change the course of reality. The series premieres on October 6 on Amazon Prime TV. Check out the trailer below.
If didn’t know, Dancehall Recording Artist Khxos (Formerly Khaos), released his debut Album, “Dopamine” this past Summer. Known for songs for the ladies, and not afraid to get busy on a Riddim, he made sure his name was hot online and his music heard on all the playlists. Recently, he teamed up with Recording Artist Chevaughn to release their Music Video for “Can’t Get Over You“. Shot by Sean Alaric, the single has been a favourite off the Album, and the video adds to its fun vibe as it was shot in sunny Florida! With Khxos’ way with words, Chevaughn compliments it with his signature vocals to get the ladies hooked. Be sure to catch Khxos live at “Imprint” on October 15 in Kingston, Jamaica! Get a copy of “Dopamine” here, and check out the video below.
With so much going on in the World today, it can really be a burden to one mentally and physically. While we may not have solution that fixes this 100%, we just have to trust the Creator. Today, Recording Artist Blvk H3ro offers a helping hand and musical healing with “On & On“. Produced by M Fasol, Blvk delivers some encouraging words and a world of positive vibes over some uplifting Production. Grandma said every Dog has its day, don’t give up! Cover design by Khari Kamau. Time to get lifted, listen to the track below.