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OLDIES SUNDAY: Determine – Rappin Up Rhymes (2001)


It may be a wet weekend thanks to a couple Tropical Storms throughout the Caribbean, but we’re giving thanks for life, and praying for those who are battling the bad Weather. We hope you all have been staying safe in your own way. We’re bringing a different vibe on today’s Oldies Sunday. Today’s selection comes from Reggae/Dancehall Artist Determine with the track, “Rappin Up Rhymes“.

Produced by Steely & Clevie on the “Nine Night Riddim” and released in 2001 through Studio 2000, Determine stepped out on a song that showcased his unique flow, and his ability to control any Riddim that was thrown his way. Determine had a few hits in the 90s, and he presented himself as an Artist that stood out no matter what. “Rappin Up Rhymes” was just one of his many examples, and the track was a hit. In promotion of “Rappin Up Rhymes”, a music video directed by Llewellyn O’Reggio was released. The video found Determine chilling with the ladies at the River, interacting with many people in his hometown of Portland including his fellow Rastafarian brethren, and we see an appearance from members of his family including a young Runkus. Determine is still an active member in the Jamaican music scene, and many of his fans still remember “Rappin Up Rhymes” and his previous releases.

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Steely & Clevie & Shabba Ranks Get Sampled On New @TaiAyshaMami X @Saweetie Single!


Ting-A-Ling-A-Ling, a new song is in, sampling some sounds from a 90s Dancehall Riddim! Model/Recording Artist Tai’Aysha made her debut today with the single, “One Night Ting“. The single features an appearance by Saweetie, and was co-produced by the legendary Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor! While there is high hopes that this will be a hit for Tai’Aysha, we’re here for the sample! Dancehall heads would immediately pick out a similar sound, namely Shabba Ranks’ 1992 classic, “Ting-A-Ling. “Ting-A-Ling” would come from a classic Riddim called, the “Gi-Gi Riddim“.

The “Gi-Gi Riddim” was produced by the legendary Production duo of Steely & Clevie a.k.a. Wycliffe Johnson and Cleveland Browne, helped to birth the classic Shabba Ranks single, “Ting-A-Ling”. “Ting-A-Ling” was featured on Shabba’s 1992 “X-tra Naked” Album. “X-Tra Naked” won a GRAMMY for Best Reggae Album in 1993, and was certified Gold. Tai’Aysha and Saweetie’s “One Night Ting” isn’t the first time “Ting-A-Ling” got sampled, and everyone from Patra, Wale, Vybz Kartel, to Nicki Minaj all sampled “Ting-A-Ling” and the “Gi-Gi Riddim”.

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Shabba Ranks’ “Ting-A-Ling” Sampled On @Wale’s “Folarin II” Album!


Recently, US Rapper Wale released his much anticipated album, “Folarin II“. The album is the sequel to his 2012 “Folarin” Mixtape, and finds him showing growth in his over 15 year career. The album features collaborations with J. Cole, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Jamie Foxx, and many others. While he is known for clever wordplay and songs for the ladies, a familiar sound popped up on this album. Knowing how Jamaicans can pop up in anything, Dancehall legend Shabba Ranks makes an appearance on “Folarin II”!

On track 2 titled “Name Ring Bell“, Shabba Ranks’ classic single, “Ting-A-Ling” was sampled. Produced by Tr!zzy Track, “Name Ring Bell” features the signature “Ting a ling a ling” throughout the track while Wale raps about why his name rings bells. “Ting-A-Ling” was produced by Steely & Clevie on the “Gigi Riddim” and released in 1992 through the Shang label, and it finds Shabba Ranks belting out clever Dancehall lyrics. The song became one of Shabba’s biggest hits, and has been sampled by Vybz Kartel, A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg, and Drake.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Everton Thomas & The Pathfinders – I Shall Make It (1978)


Providing a lil inspiration this Oldies Sunday, we’re going back to Church with Everton Thomas (Now Bishop Everton Thomas) & The Pathfinders! With all the craziness going on, we need a lil peace, and soothing sounds (and other types of sound that keeps you going). Going back to the year 1978, we check out, “I Shall Make It“.

Produced by Everton Thomas and Stephen Stewart, this Gospel track was released through the Growth Label. On the track, the Sextet consisting of Everton, Jenny Tracey, Juliet Thomas, Lorna Otto, Silbert Thomas Jr., and Sharon Thomas, they come together to assure us that no matter how challenging our journey and trials are, GOD is there every step of the way, and we will be taken care of. “I Shall Make It” was featured on the group’s album, “Make a Joyful Noise“, which was released in 1978 (re-released recently), and boasts almost all original material, and Funk, Soul, and Country influences, something that not many Gospel acts would delve into. Fun fact, the album features background vocals from “Jamaica’s SongbirdKaren Smith, and Cleveland Browne, 1/2 of the legendary Production duo, Steely & Clevie (he also played Drums on the album).

Since then, Everton Thomas & the Pathfinders disbanded. Everton went on to deliver God’s word at the Immanuel Apostolic Church, while the others continued to minister to people over the years. Carrying on the legacy of the group is Recording Artist Chris Malachi, who is doing pretty well for himself so far in spreading the Gospel (and talent).

We urge you to stay safe, quarantine wisely, and stay sanitized always.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Browne Bunch/Brownie Bunch – Blue Skies (1991)


It’s Wedding SZN! For the month of June, Oldies Sunday will feature some love songs that can be a great addition to your Wedding Playlists, and could be the official song to dance to. Today we look back at the 5 Brother group Browne Bunch (a.k.a. Brownie) and their single, “Blue Skies“! With them all handling production and released through the Island Treasure label in 1991, the brothers Danny, Glen, Cleveland, Dalton, and Noel delivered a dedication to that special someone, and letting them know that they are their life’s purpose. To have someone who knows every side of you, and to help you become a better person is truly a blessing, don’t take it for granted.

Starting out as a teen sibling music group in the 70’s like The Jackson 5 and The Sylvers, they had a short stint before disbanding later in the decade. Their paths in music after, though broad, always lead them back together. They’ve made attempts to regroup in 1983 and 2015, but scheduling conflicts have put a damper on things. Danny Browne went on to become a legendary Producer, founder of the Bloodfire Posse group and Mainstreet Records, and recently had his work sampled by the likes of Nicki Minaj (more on that here). Glen Browne has worked with Jimmy Cliff, Ziggy Marley, and Tarrus Riley and has become a legendary Bass Player. Cleveland Browne went on to become a legend himself as the other half of the production duo, “Steely & Clevie“, with an outstanding track record in Jamaican music. Noel Browne took his talents as a Keyboard Player to the UK, and has worked with many inlcuding the late Dennis Brown, Glen Washington, and Papa San. Dalton Browne has been the go to Guitarist for many, and has worked with Freddie McGregor as his Musical Director, and even worked with Akon on his album, “Konvicted”.

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.@NickiMinaj Samples Danny Browne’s “Filthy Riddim” On New Banger, “Megatron”!


Nicki Minaj is looking to cause problems with new music! While she has been enjoying the success of her “Queen” album, and promoting it worldwide, she’s looking to take over this summer with the new single, “Megatron“! While she kicks things off with a Mike Ho directed video, a familiar Jamaican Riddim can be heard throughout the Pop Wansel and NOVA Wav production. It is none other than Jamaican Producer Danny Browne’sFilthy Riddim“! Released in 1998 through his Mainstreet Records, it is one of the latest Dancehall Riddims to have enjoyed sampling by a huge International Artist (In 2016, Richie Stephens’ “Sail Away Riddim” was sampled on Rihanna’s hit, “Work“!).

Deejay Shabba Ranks’Ting A Ling” was also sampled on “Megatron”. The track was released in 1992, and produced by Production duo Steely & Clevie (Who is Danny’s brother by the way) on the “Gi-Gi Riddim“. Knowing Nicki Minaj’s pull, expect “Megatron” to be streamed millions of times. Danny Browne’s “Filthy Riddim” featured the hits, “Heads High” by Mr. Vegas, “Breeze Off” by Lady G., and General Degree’sTraffic Blocking“. Stay tuned to the Blog for a follow up Article.

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