March 8th is recognized worldwide as International Women’s Day. This day highlights women all over the world who doing great things in every category you can think of. We salute you today, so how about a lil music? Hopping on our Spotify channel, we’ve compiled a few tracks that empower women…inna Dancehall style! Titled “Woman Run Tings!“, listeners can enjoy almost an hour’s worth of tracks performed by Jamaican female Dancehall Artists who show women in power positions, maintaining independence, holding their own, and demanding respect. Salute to all the women who have made an impact on our lives, those who are making power moves, and those involved in the development of this very Blog! We hope we did a good job here, feel free to follow the Playlist, and follow us on Spotify! Check it out below.
Earlier this year, we let you in on a few Artists that you should look out for in 2018. Featuring some of the best Female acts you may or may not have been aware of, we’ve decided to follow up with a Spotify Playlist featuring even more! From Dancehall, to R&B, to Reggae, to Pop, we continue to highlight the diversity in our unique Jamaican Music Culture. Let this Playlist be your guide to discovering new talent, or providing the soundtracks to your day to day life! Get your headphones or speakers ready, and tune in to some GIRL POWER below!
If you’re a listener of West Coast Hip Hop, you were aware of the release of “Victory Lap” this week. The highly anticipated Album by LA Rapper/Entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle saw the light after 7 years of waiting. Featuring 16 tracks, fans can tune in and hear the lyrics from one of West Coast Hip Hop’s most respected figures. While the Album has features, one familiar voice may have caught many off guard, and it was the voice of Dancehall Artist Konshens! Appearing on track 9, “Succa Proof“, Konz assisted Nipsey with some badman lyrics and showed listeners the 876/213 link up! The track was produced by DJ Khalil, Mike & Keys, and Rance, the track has already been shown to be a favourite so far on Social Media. Aside from features, Konshens has been working on new music, including dropping more songs with a message. “Victory Lap” is now available on all Digital Music Streaming services. Check out “Succa Proof” below.
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!
It’s that red and white with hearts day, for other folks it’s Valentine’s Day. Expect your timelines to be flooded with “sweet nothings” from couples, or people realizing how single they are in the status updates. Whether you’re spending the day with special someone, or handling things solo, we have a playlist for your activities. Today we present to you our Spotify Playlist titled, “Dancehall Love“! Featuring over an hour of those Dancehall tunes that will cause stripped clothes, noise complaints, thumps and bumps all over the house, rocking vehicles in parked positions, and steamy spaces. Side effects of taking in this playlist include heavy breathing, sweating, relaxed muscles, fatigue, a full body workout, and heart shaped eyes. This Playlist is not responsible if you’re caught cheating, or there is a baby on the way. Follow our new Spotify page as we’ll be dropping a few playlists here and there. Have a great February 14th, check out the music below!
In case you weren’t aware, the Trap Music trio Migos released their highly anticipated “Culture 2” Album a few hours ago. Featuring 24 tracks, fans are in for a treat as Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset are here to give you that fix. While the Album features the singles “Motorsport“, “Supastars“, and “Stir Fry“, a familiar sounding set of vocals can be heard in track 13, “Crown The Kings“. If you guessed right, the legendary Bob Marley & The Wailers has been featured on the Album in the form of a sample. Borrowing from the 1973 track, “Get Up, Stand Up“, the chorus can be heard throughout the production which was handled by Quavo and DJ Durel. “Get Up, Stand Up” was written by Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and featured on The Wailers’ 1973 Album, “Burnin’“. Various versions of the song have been recorded by Marley, Tosh, and Bunny Wailer. It has also been covered and remixed by the likes of Tracy Chapman, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, Shaggy, The Rolling Stones, and has even been parodied on an episode of “Futurama“. “Culture 2” is available now on all streaming services.