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.
Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from one of Dancehall’s leading ladies, Tifa. Titled “Bottom Of The Barrel” which was produced by Ward 21 and released in 2008, we hear Tifa portraying herself as being superior to many other females out there. She speaks about women who do not take care of themselves and get caught up in many careless situations and shouts out all the women who keep themselves on point at all times and stay out of distasteful situations. “Bottom Of The Barrel” was Tifa’s first top ten hit in 2008 and became a favourite for many listeners. Since then she has made her way to be hailed as one of Dancehall’s elite artists belting out hit after hit ranging from “Hot Gal” anthems, R&B singles to even songs where she showcased how lyrical she can be. She was also a part of the female trio, “TNT” with Ward 21 label mates Natalie Storm and Timberlee which produced a mixtape titled “TNT – Three The Hard Way” in the same year.
Today, Tifa is currently signed to North America based Island Kings Records, the face of “Sound Is Genius” where she has released a line of Headphones, a Digicel Jamaica Brand Ambassador and is still a sought out artist. With “Bottom Of The Barrel” added to the list of her most loved singles, she still has many more hits to add to it.
Thank You Tifa for this song!
There comes a time when a “No” really means “No!” and today Marcy Chin and Timberlee emphasize on this in their new song. Titled “No Means No (Anti-Rape Song)” and produced by Ward 21 on the Patty Crumbz Riddim, we hear the ladies speak on men going too far with them, what they’ll do If a man attempts to rape them, and enforcing their right to refuse any advances. Not a bad effort here, lots of times many men (and in some cases, females) feel that everyone wants them and when they’re refused they go to the extreme and violate someone. No to rape and do whatever to defend yourself from that situation. No means no! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
We nuh waan no duppy round wi! Today’s new music comes from the BadaBada Gang member Timberlee. Titled “Duppy” and produced by WileTunes/BadaBada Gang on the “Dutty Fowl Riddim“, we hear Timberlee letting us know why she was off scene for a while, being loyal to her team, living her life and never letting negative people and energy trouble her or stopping her progress. She came back with a bang as she sounds like she’s ready to shake up the airwaves. Great production and this sounds like it could be a hit in a short amount of time. What do you think? Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Major Lazer is on the hunt, hide while you still can. Today they bring to you a new music video from their recent album. Titled “Scare Me“, this features Peaches and Timberlee along with a star studded cast including Terry Crews as Major Lazer and Lauren London as his sidekick. In the video we see Lazer being called up on to use his bounty hunting skills to find General Rubbish, his archenemy. Lots of visual effects and action in this one. Very clean and entertaining video by Major Lazer and Terry Crews really fits the role he was given. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.