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Bless Up: 5 @Sizzla876 Hip Hop Collabs!


Recently, a few pictures made its way onto the Internet hinting DJ Khaled’s upcoming collaboration with Reggae Legend, Sizzla Kalonji! With it possibly appearing on the DJ’s forthcoming “Grateful” Album, fans were overjoyed as Khaled has shown love to the Artist via his various Social Media outlets. While it’s no strange thing here, Sizzla has been a go to collaborator for years in Hip Hop along with a couple of his fellow peers, Junior Reid and Barrington Levy. He also enjoyed his share of hit songs being sampled in many Rap singles. Sizzla was also a signee of Rap Mogul Dame Dash’s now defunct “Dame Dash Music Group”. Below we feature 5 of Sizzla’s Hip Hop collaborations.

1. Shottas – Juelz Santana ft. Sizzla & Cam’Ron (2005)

2. Give Me A Try (Remix) – Sizzla ft. Rihanna (2003)

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Chip Off The Old Block: Meet The New Kids Of Dancehall x Reggae (Pt. 4)


First they started out as the youth of the Dancehall/Reggae culture, now they’re parents with growing kids. It isn’t unusual for the child of an Entertainer to follow in their parent’s footsteps one way or the other as at times they bring a modern take on their parent’s creations, or create their own lane. Some of the most famous off springs include Stephen, Ziggy, and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley (Sons of Bob Marley), Chino and Di Genius (Sons of Freddie McGregor), Junior Tucker (Son of Jimmy Tucker), Morgan Heritage (Children of Denroy Morgan), Tarrus Riley (Son of Jimmy Riley), Queen Ifrica (Daughter of Derrick Morgan), Protoje (Son of Lorna Bennett), Chronixx (Son of Chronicle) and many more. In part 4 of a few part series, I feature more of the new set of kids on the scene whose parents have covered much ground in their respective careers.

Juju Blood, Junior Reid Son, 13thStreetPromotions

1. Juju Blood (D’Yung Veteran)

Famous Parent: Junior Reid

Occupation: Reggae Artist

Twitter/IG: @JujuBlood / @JujuReidMusic

Single(s): Don Dada (w/ Chris Matic), International Love

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2. Jahazeil Myrie

Famous Parent: Buju Banton

Occupation: Reggae Artist

Twitter/IG: @JahazeilMusic / @Jahazeil_Myrie

Single(s): Who Am I

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NEW MUSIC: @Sizzla876 x @RaineSeville – Forever


What do you get when you combine one of the strongest voices in Reggae and one of the sweetest voices in Dancehall? Sizzla Kalonji and Raine Seville’sForever“! This Locke City Music Group production is a banger from start to finish as these two acts get together for a love song that could very well be a chart topper in the coming weeks. With Sizzla’s commanding presence and Raine’s sultry delivery, you’ll be keeping this on repeat for a while. Check out the single below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Mixtape Movements: @OVOSound Radio 5: @IAmBlackChiney Mix


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Are you familiar with the OVO Sound Radio series on Apple Music? If you have then you’ll notice this episode featured a very special mix by the legendary Black Chiney Sound! In their set we got to hear dub plates old and new from the likes of Vybz Kartel, Tanya Stephens, Collie Buddz, Vershon, Sizzla, and old and new tracks from Foxy Brown, Drake and more! A great listen for fans of both sounds, and for those who have no access to Apple Music, check out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Get To Know @Marr_Reid


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Marr is an upcoming Reggae artist hailing from Old Harbour, St. Catherine. Affiliated with 10 Star Recordz, he aims to captivate listeners worldwide with his string of Reggae singles and conscious lyrics. Get to know the artist below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

 

1. Which artist has had the most influence over the kind of music you do?

Sizzla Kalonji

2. List five things that you cannot live without.

I cannot live without my family, women, geographical beauty of nature, music and Marijuana.

3. What is your favourite Bob Marley song?

Iron Lion Zion

4. If you got the chance to collaborate with any artist, who would it be?

Sizzla

5. List 3 of your favourite songs.

Untold story (Buju Banton), Iron Lion Zion (Bob Marley), Black Woman And Child (Sizzla)

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Top 5 Jamaican Mother’s Day Songs On The Radio


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This goes out to all the mamas, the baby mamas, the grandmothers, the aunties…you get the drift. Did you ever notice every year on Mother’s Day you hear some very familiar songs on the radio? Well I can’t be the only one so today my Oldies Sunday selection focuses on 5 Jamaican songs that never failed in getting airplay on Mother’s Day.

#5 – Richie Stephens x Bounty Killa – Pot Of Gold

With a mix of Richie Stephens’ singing and Bounty’s deejaying, this tribute was recorded for the “Pot Of Gold” label and has been a staple every year since it’s release.

#4 – Anthony Cruz – Mama’s Blessing

Released in 2003/2004 on the “I SwearRiddim, Anthony Cruz sang about the hardships his mother went through to provide the best life for him. Never fails when it comes getting airplay this time of the year.

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