He was mentioned in our “15 Artists To Watch Out For In Summer 2017” post, but today Khxos unleashes his long awaited debut Album, “Dopamine“! Featuring 13 tracks with production from the likes of Class One Music, One Time Music, LMR Productions, and an appearance from Recording Artists Chevaughn and Chargii, “Dopamine” promises to take you on a higher level, intensify emotions, and have the urge to keep the music on repeat! The project is available on all online Digital Music platforms including Apple Music and Tidal, but for a limited time it’s available for streaming on Soundcloud. Get familiar below!
We’ve recently gave her an “Honourable Mention” in this post, but Recording Artist GiRL is aiming to be number 1 on everybody’s list this year! Turning up the heat, she brings out her new single, “Hinges“. Produced by KeeRab Records, the single aims to get you moving, make you sweat, and doing it over and over. Off her upcoming project, GiRL plans to bring the energy and make more noise wherever she performs! Check out the track below.
This goes out to all the Stoners, Steamers, and connoisseurs of the herb! Mandeville based Recording Artist DaSupreme wants us all to burn Babylon, one steam at a time on “How Yuh Mean“! Produced by DJ Crooks, DaSupreme speaks on the meaning of “steaming the herb” to him, being able to take his steam sessions anywhere, and chasing away those with a dirty heart and those who take hard drugs over a wondeful slow paced Reggae production that brings a vibe with every puff. The track appears on his debut self titled EP, and he promises that listeners will fully enjoy what he brings to the Reggae scene as he’ll cover an array of topics backed with amazing production. Check out the track after DaSupreme’s statement.
DaSupreme on “Steaming”
Steaming is the act of consuming Marijuana in one of its purest form; by inhaling the vapor. It has been around for many years but I was only introduced to it about seven years ago when one of my close friends started making steam chalices but in a modern and unique way. I started helping him to sell these creations by posting videos and images of these items on Instagram, and now his creations are used all over the world. Even rising Reggae star Keznamdi posted one of these one-of-a-kind steam chalices that was made specially for him on his social media. Therefore, doing the track “How Yuh Mean” was very organic to me because it has been such an impactful part of my life. As a Rastafarian, the act of steaming for me has a personal spiritual connection with a plant that is sacred to me and therefore is seen as a holy sacrament. Also, the instrumental was provided by frequent collaborator, DJ Crooks, who produced my previous 2 singles, and is also a Rastafarian, which gave the energy of the track a whole different layer. The song was written by me and recorded at my home studio in Manchester, Jamaica, while DJ Crooks mixed and mastered it.
Time is moving fast, we were just enjoying the work of art that is “Royalty Free: Side B“. A project made by Recording Artist Protoje, this was released on his Birthday on June 14, 2016 via his Soundcloud page. Featuring 5 tracks and production from Tracker John MD, Winta James, The Drum Keys, 8 Track, and Protoje himself, the project was a hit among fans and newcomers, and had us all wanting the follow up. While we wait on “Royalty Free: Side A”, we look back at the year old project’s samples below. Happy Birthday Protoje and Side B!
1. Can’t Feel No Way – Protoje ft. Runkus
Sample: Don’t Feel No Way – Dennis Brown (1979)
2. Glad You’re Home – Protoje
Sample: Ring My Bell – Blood Sisters (1979)
The “REMperor” Leno Banton promised new music for 2017, and he has stuck to his word so far. Teaming up with Producer Wavy Jones, he fires off something for the Summer titled, “Gypsy“. Here he speaks on how a Black Queen has managed to mesmerize him with her magical moves. From wanting to give her a “Bxxxxxxxxt ring“, to creating life with her, it’s amazing how the right woman can captivate your mind, body and soul. Jones’ production on this can put you in a trance, stay woke! Artwork by the combo of Khari Kamau and Tiny Sunthing! Check out the track below.
Florida/Montego Bay based Rapper Daley is currently working on a follow up to his 2016 project, “Savage“! While he has made appearances since his last release, and has kept busy co-hosting his “Vent Open Mic” series Daley felt it was time to get the ball rolling on another project titled, “Frustrated Dreamer“. To prepare listeners this time around, Daley has decided to start the “Dreamer Fridayz (or #DreamerFridayz)” series complete with freestyles and album cuts weekly.
On week 1, Daley revealed the Kokabzd designed album cover, and has released a single off the album titled, “Delirium“. Featuring a smooth sample based Production from Bobby Williams, Daley urges listeners to “Open up your mind more“. Showcasing a couple different flows, Daley takes listeners into his world as he chases his dreams, makes observations in the game, and shows that the words he pens in his notebook are “For the culture“. Sometimes conscious, sometimes savage, the Rapper promises to be even more aggressive on his next project and future “Dreamer Fridayz” offerings will shock you. “Frustrated Dreamer” sees a Summer 2017 release. Check out the track below.