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Marcia Aitken’s “I’m Still In Love” Featured In @Beyonce x Jay Z’s “OTR II” Ad!


Jamaica’s music continues to leave an impression on many worldwide, and today’s no different. Hours ago, Power couple Beyonce and Jay Z announced their “On The Run 2” Tour. While fans all over get their things ready to see their Idols perform live, music heads heard a familiar classic playing throughout the 45 second ad. Straight out of 1977 comes Marcia Aitken’s cover of “I’m Still In Love (With You Boy)“! Produced by Joe Gibbs, it gave the young Aitkens (who was a student at the Excelsior High School at the time) her first #1 hit in Jamaica, with high chartings in the US and UK. The single was featured on her 1981 debut, “Reggae Impact“, and was a cover of the late Alton Ellis 1967 Sir Coxsone Dodd produced hit (his version focused on “girl” as hers the opposite gender). “I’m Still In Love” has been sampled by Sean Paul, Beres Hammond, Trinity, and Althea & Donna.

For those wanting to attend OTR II, visit Beyonce.com. For those who want to dabble in Music History, check out the tracks below.

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Mixtape Movements: @DreggaeMusic – Introducing Dreggae


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Fresh out of the time machine today is Dancehall artist, Dreggae with a new project. “Introducing Dreggae” is a 5 track set of songs where he pays tribute to the foundation Jamaican producers and artists. Here he flows effortlessly over old school riddims, and doesn’t devalue them with repetitive subject matter. Something the old heads can respect, and the youth will keep in rotation while researching Dancehall/Reggae music. Rock and easy skank to the project below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @DreggaeMusic – Uptown Girls


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Dropping a new tune just in time for the holidays is Dancehall/Reggae artist Dreggae. Titled “Uptown Girls“, Dreggae pays tribute to the Riddim that made Alton Ellis’I’m Still In Love With You” famous and speaks on the young ladies that occupy the “Uptown/Upper Class” section of Jamaica. Here he’s in a relationship with one and details her attitude and what they do. Short but a good listen that deserves numerous replays. Off his upcoming “Jukebox Jubie” project, check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @QueenOfReggae (Marcia Griffiths) – Melody Life (1968)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from the beautiful living legend and Queen of Reggae, Marcia Griffiths. Titled “Melody Life” and produced in 1968 by the late Sir Coxsone Dodd at Studio One, Marcia sings about not seeing the benefits in the long run for being promiscuous and she urges people to settle down with the one person who loves and cares for them. Such a beautiful song and Marcia Griffiths has such a lovely voice.

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