If you aren’t familiar with Wayne Marshall’s massive hit, “Glory To God“, you might’ve be living under a rock these past few months. While he has been climbing charts and assisting in winning souls, Wayne has been busy making a Short Film for the track. Teaming up with Director Jay Will, he has finally released a near 15 minute visual. Featuring talented folks such as Camille Davis, Sakina Deer, Zbek, Ruschiene Deidrick, Celene Tyson, Kevin Brown, and appearances from Tessanne Chin and Ryan Mark who also made the song, we get many twists and bouts of redemption in this one. From an inspirational song, we now have an inspirational short film. Check out “Glory To God” below, and share with a friend. If you want more Wayne Marshall, check out this Playlist we made for him. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Isha Williams was a Toddler in the early 1990s, a period of cultural awareness in Dancehall led by a phalanx of Artists, including her father, Everton Blender. Strongly influenced by his message, she followed his path into music as Isha Blender. Her first EP, Epiphany, will be released in October. It contains seven songs with Don’t Be Used, an acoustic number, being the lead.
Blender first recordings began at age 12 with the first being Bad Boy, produced by her father for his Blend Dem label. She continued to record sporadically while attending Garvey Maceo High School in her native Clarendon. Shortly after graduation, she migrated to the United States, settling in South Florida where she is a registered nurse. “Because my dad’s an Entertainer, people think you have to do the same thing, but it doesn’t have to be,” she said. “I kept going away from music, but I was pulled back like magnet to steel.”
Epiphany also contains Testimony, a duet with Capleton, Tonight, Joy, and Babymother. Capleton and Everton Blender were part of the Roots Renaissance of the 1990s that was led by Yasus Afari, Garnet Silk and Tony Rebel. Everton Blender had a series of big hits back then such as Lift Up Your Head, Family Man and Blend Dem. While she counts the ‘old man’ among her biggest influences, Isha Blender says she gets a different vibe listening to different genres. Neo-soul artistes Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, as well as homegrown acts Nadine Sutherland, Etana, Tessanne Chin and Ikaya are also favourites. She is hoping Epiphany will be a career definer. “I want to be an household name as Isha Blender. At the same time I want my songs to uplift and motivate like my Dad.”
“One Love, One Beat” is the message presented in today’s Lyric Video for “Bring The Beat“! As a part of Digicel’s “Bring The Beat” Campaign, the company has enlisted the likes of Usain Bolt, Machel Montano, Tessanne Chin and Producers Kickraux, Ricky Remedy, Anson Soverall for the single. With its mix of Island music and the mission to represent the Caribbean culture, sports, music and life, this comes ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil in August with participation from many Caribbean Athletes. Jelani Paul of Untitled51 assists in animating the energetic lyrics and Production here. Time to “Buss di dance” and wave your flags this summer! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
With rumors circulating about her supposed breakup with her husband and a song that had people talking, Tessanne Chin wants to clear the air once and for all on Onstage. Here she spoke on the status of her relationship with Michael Cuffe Jr and wanting the public to respect their privacy, her new single “Fire“, being better musically, her thoughts on her “Count On My Love” album and its reception, life after “The Voice“, giving credit to her parents who have played a huge part in her life and career, her partnership with her sisters, upcoming performances and more. Good to see that Tessanne is doing well despite all the gossip, and with her single burning up (no pun intended), I’m looking forward to more from Chinita Goodaz. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Dropping it like it’s hot for the fans is Jamaican recording artist, Tessanne Chin! Titled “Fire” and produced by Florida’s J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, who have worked with Rick Ross, T-Pain, and Mary J. Blige to name a few, Tessanne turns up the tempo and goes old school soul on this selection. Here she promotes self worth and empowerment over a funky production that encourages some serious moves on the dance floor. Expect this one to burn up the airwaves, and no need for gloves as picking this single up won’t burn your fingers. Loving this from “Chinita Goodaz“. Available on iTunes tomorrow so make sure you get it for your daily playlist. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
The Soul Train Awards is an annual event that honours the best in Black Music and Entertainment. Aired on BET, it featured performances and awarded some of the best in the business. In this video Journalist/News Anchor Wolf Blitzer and Jamaica’s own Tessanne Chin played their part at the event. Here they briefly spoke on some social issues and introduced Singer Aloe Blacc to the stage. A nice highlight for Tessanne as she has been making moves since her win on NBC’s The Voice. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.