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.@KingBeenieMan @ShenYeng @OriginalKoffee & More Take Over @BET Hip Hop Awards 2020 With Cypher!


When Jamaica’s involved in something, it’s gonna be great. Tonight, BET kicked off their annual Hip Hop Awards. While they’ve featured some of the best in music, many were waiting for the much anticipated “Reggae Cypher“!

Featuring Shenseea, Bounty Killa, Beenie Man, Skip Marley, Koffee, with ZJ Liquid handling the DJ role, the artists did what they had to do over Damian “Junior Gong” Marley’s classic “Welcome To JamRock“, and represented Jamaica and Dancehall. Given that Covid 19 is still around, the Cypher had to be pre-recorded for broadcast. Can you imagine if all artists were performing live? Lots of high energy would be given. Big up the artists, another one for Jamaica!

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.@PopcaanMusic Checks In With @JorjaSmith On “Come Over”!


International Poppy is at it again! Fresh off the release of his highly anticipated “Fixtape“, Popcaan continues to cross seas and plant the Jamaican and Unruly flags in various territories. Finding himself in the pop scene this time around, he connects with Singer Jorja Smith on, “Come Over“.

Produced by Dre Skull, Pasque, MadisonLST, and Cadenza, we get a Dancehall flavoured/sampled track that finds Jorja wanting to “fix tings” with her love interest, while Poppy smoothly steps in the fire off some slick lyrics. Accompanying the single, is a Future Power Station animated visual which was directed by Amber Grace Johnson. A not too fast, not too slow release here, definitely something to slow wine with that special person with. With the pandemic causing a lot of distance between many, may the Zoom and Facetime calls find this song a worthy part of the soundtrack.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @MichieBadGalMee x L.A. Luv – Jamaican Funk (1990)


For today’s “Oldies Sunday“, we’re going give it you Hip Hop style. For those unfamiliar, Hip Hop’s roots traces back to Jamaica. While many have done tremendous things for the genre and its culture, we have to remember the pioneers. Jamaica has DJ Kool Herc, and also Michie Mee, a Canadian Hip Hop pioneer. Today, we feature Michie Mee’s single, “Jamaican Funk“.

Produced by King Of Chill and released through First Priority Music in 1990, “Jamaican Funk” was a collaboration between Michie Mee and DJ L.A. Luv, and was a single that helped to spawn the growth of the Canadian Hip Hop movement. It was also one of the first singles that blended Hip Hop and Dancehall as Michie deejayed and rapped throughout the track. The single did very well for Michie Mee, and was given a remix called, “Jamaican Funk Canadian Style“. Both versions were featured on Michie Mee & L.A. Luv’s album, “Jamaican Funk-Canadian Style“, which was a success for the duo as the album crossed borders, charted on American charts, and was nominated for a Juno award.¬†Since “Jamaican Funk”, Michie Mee went on to make more moves as an artist including founding the band, Raggadeath, influencing the new generation of artists, and kicking down the door for many of your favourites. She also dabbled in acting with roles in the film “In Too Deep“, and appearing in TV shows like “Soul Food” and “Da Kink In My Hair“. She is the Queen of Canadian Hip Hop, and a yaad she come from!

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Media Practitioner @MsDadrian Launches Online Media Training Course


Jamaican News Presenter/Radio & Television Host Dadrian Gordon has been a voice that you can’t miss in Jamaican Media for the past several years. Whether you hear her delivering the news or hosting a programme on Radio Jamaica 94 FM, presenting on Television Jamaica¬†(TVJ) and Jamaica News Network¬†(JNN), or adding her lovely voice to some of your favourite ads, she has been working her way up to becoming a Media stalwart. With over a decade worth of experience, she has decided to dabble into another field, teaching.

Recently, she collaborated with Gumroad.com to launch an online course dedicated to Voice & Speech, Diction, and Presentation. Titled the “4 P’s Of Presentation“, Dadrian Gordon provides students quick and easy ways to develop their skills for Media whether their interests are in Radio, Television, or even Internet Media. Reasonably priced, the course is easily accessible during the Covid 19 pandemic, as many are unable to attend physical classes. When asked about her decision to play her part in Online learning, she shared that it was the recommendation from a few peers to venture into that field as she learnt over the years that she’s a role model to many, and the course is one of the ways she wants to impart her knowledge, and give back to the communities who have supported her career.

In our 2017 Interview with her, she shared that prior to studying Media, her passion was in teaching, but life had other plans for her. Being in Media is a blessing for Dadrian Gordon, and she looks forward to developing young (and old) minds through her new initiative. Dadrian Gordon’s “4 P’s Of Presentation” is available on Gumroad.com/MsDadrian. To stay up to date with Dadrian Gordon, follow her on Twitter at @MsDadrian, and on Instagram at @IAmMsDadrian. Be sure to catch her on the airwaves and on your TV screen on Radio Jamaica 94FM, and TVJ respectively.

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Will The Wolf Kicks Off His Debut Single With A “Bang”!


When you hear “Trinidad and Tobago“, you usually think about Soca, Carnival, and Doubles. While the twin islands are famous for those, a new generation of creatives have stepped up to break out of the norm. We’ve featured artists like Jimmy October, Sarkastik Ambassador, FVRFVN, and there are many others stepping out of the norm, but today we introduce you to new one. Making his debut as a Recording Artist is Will The Wolf with his single, “Bang“.

Produced by Andrew N.P. McIntosh (Sweff Sounds), Will The Wolf finds himself dealing with a few situations in his life, but regardless of the end result, he wants to make sure go out with a bang if things do fall apart. With some smooth production backing the lyrics, this one deserves the repeats on all the playlists. In addition to this track, is its music video which was shot by Josiah Persad Films, and directed by Will. Taking inspiration from Napoleon Dynamite and old school Anime/Kung Fu flicks, Will is either auditioning on the historical¬†Little Carib Theatre stage, or facing his opponent in a showdown at the beach. A unique visual to accompany a dope song, and we know you’re going to enjoy it. Something different and creative, so tune in now!

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.@AlicaiHarley Asks The Important Questions On “I Just Wanna Know”


When it comes to love and making new connections, people just want to know that they’re making the right decisions. You can’t be mad at someone who has their best interest at heart. For Jamaican born/UK based Recording Artist Alica√¨ Harley¬†(Happy belated Birthday!), she asks the important questions on, “I Just Wanna Know“.

With a video directed by Rebekah Bird a.k.a.¬†Rebekahbcreative, Alica√¨ Harley gets her 50 Cent21 Questions” on here as she asks her love interest (played by Model Ty-Reece Stewart) what are his intentions with her, and how will handle the relationship moving forward. With a colourful visual filled with Alica√¨ looking glamorous in different fashion and hair styles, this is one to watch over and over. How many of you want to recreate the bathtub scene? Alica√¨’s versatile delivery of the AntiWave produced track compliments the visual well, and will become a favourite of yours in no time. Alica√¨ has been making some great moves in her career, and is on her way to becoming a name that rings even more bells in the music scene worldwide. Watch her tek it to dem!

(Editor’s note: I think Alica√¨ would give GyalKapone’s “Never” a dope remix!)

(Shout out to all the couples out there, those who are trying to make it work, and those trying to make the reconnections after being apart.)

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