Usain Bolt continues to take over US Media by stopping by your favourite TV and Radio shows for Interviews. Earlier he stopped by The Ellen Show to have a chat with Host, Ellen Degeneres. Here Bolt spoke on Rio 2016 and comparing the popularity received to previous events, creating Olympic history, adopting a Cheetah, and are Wedding Bells in the air for Bolt? Although Ellen received some backlash for a joke directed at Usain earlier this year, it’s pretty cool that they brought it back up at the end. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Our Jamaican culture continues to be undefeated when it comes to influencing music. Canadian Recording Artist Big Lean is one of those who embraced the culture and made it a part of the music. Born to Jamaican Immigrants, he has been making noise for some time. Recently he premiered his single and music video, “Stamina“. Directed by Zac Facts, Big Lean shares a little of his “Yardie” side and speaks on his Mom wanting Grandkids, shows off that he can “Handle di wuk” once he downs a Dragon Stout, instructs his lady to “wine pon di ting“, is a “Gallis inna real life” and states “Me likkle but me tallawah“. With Producer Sevn Thomas handling the beat, this makes to be an easy going listen from Big Lean. Something to grab a gal and slow wine with. A so yuh fi wine baby! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Jamaica has made its way onto International Televisions once again thanks to Commercials. Recently, Cereal brand Cheerios released a series of Commercials with the focus on Family. One Commercial in particular focused on Babies and providing the soundtrack was Major Lazer (which featured only Diplo and former member Switch at the time), and Vybz Kartel’s 2009 hit, “Pon De Floor“! The Commercial featured various clips of Babies and the messages, “More Babies, Please” and “They’re Fun!” while the Instrumental to the single plays throughout. “Pon De Floor” helped to bring Vybz Kartel’s career to another level (and Financial bracket), and went on to be sampled on one of Recording Artist Beyonce’s biggest hits, “Who Run The World (Girls)“! The single was also featured on Major Lazer’s “Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do” album and opened the door for many remixes. Shout out Commercial Tunage! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Reggae Music has done some amazing things worldwide. From turning frowns upside down, to building lifelong relationships/friendships, to influencing many sub genres, it’s incredible how all this came from the small Caribbean Island called Jamaica. Today, we go back a couple years to an Interview with the Ragga Jungle Artist formerly known as UK Apache, Abdul Wahab Lafta. Firstly, Ragga Jungle is a genre of music that was popular in the 1990s UK which was pioneered by Michael West (Rebel MC, Congo Natty), and was a fusion of Reggae, Dub, Old School Jungle and Dancehall.
Being interviewed on “Living The Life“, a Programme found on the Islam Channel in the UK, Abdul spoke on renewing his Islamic faith, his popularity in the 90s as he had hit singles including “Original Nuttah” with Shy-FX, coming back with new music including his new single “Assalamualaikum“, performing at the 1EID Festival, and closing the show with a live performance of “Assalamualaikum“. Many thanks to Videographer Tyrone Simms who contributed to this post. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
The fastest man in the World Usain Bolt stopped by the Today Show earlier in New York. Fresh off his Bora Bora vacation, Bolt is currently on a US tour with his sponsor, Puma. Here the 9 x Gold Medalist spoke on his historic moments during the Rio 2016 Summer Games, his activities after, and ambitions to build a Health Clinic in Jamaica. Short Interview, but Bolt has definitely made his presence felt as the hosts were starstruck! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Fresh from setting off his comeback campaign, IBlack Lion marches on with the soulful track, No Pain. The song is one of the favorites from his 7 track EP, Story Of A Dream. Produced by UK based Ras Blinga Records, the track is distributed exclusively by Vpal. The EP itself is produced by Boss Dove Records and finds IBlack Lion in the familiar place of positive, feel good music.
The EP which was released in August 2016 is being distributed by Zojak Worldwide. With the positive feedback that he has been garnering from this project, it is safe to say that IBlackLion is on route to new heights of success. IBlack Lion says the inspirational track is his way of using Reggae Music as a vehicle of change for conscious upward mobility. “The single has been getting a great response from the International market, gaining traction especially in the UK, the US, and in the Caribbean. I am very happy to have reinvented myself in this way.”
Since the release of the track, IBlack Lion has performed at major reggae shows in the British Virgin Islands, Barbados and the Turks and Caicos, and looks forward to a few more upcoming shows later down in the year. The accompanying video which was released last month on YouTube has garnered over ten thousand views in a short time span and continues to grow in views.
IBlack Lion is currently working on the videos for the tracks Nail Mi Up and Don’t Give Up. These tracks are also featured on his Story Of A Dream EP. He is also working alongside Good Good Productions on a project to be released later this month.