If you’ve been unaware, Reggae/Dancehall Icon Buju Banton is finally a free man! Having done his time in Federal Prison, Friday December 7 became a day to remember when word got out that he would be making his triumphant return to Jamaica, and return to freedom. Today on Oldies Sunday, we salute the Gargamel’s return with one of our favourites, “Me Too Bad” (o/c “Too Bad“)! Produced by Leftside & Esco on the “Throwback Giggy Riddim“, Buju effortlessly rides the riddim as he flexes his rather uncanny ability to drive the ladies crazy and requesting his presence ever so often. With lyrics like “Outta road, nuff gyal a mad ova me“, and “Mi Babymada seh mi bad, mi too bad…“, you know Buju has a way with the ladies. The single was released through VP Records and quickly became a hot track in the streets. It was also featured on his 2006 album, “Too Bad“, and became his first #1 hit in years. With Gargamel’s newfound freedom, many fans are awaiting his return to the booth to unleash the tracks that will have the place in a frenzy, but for now we wish he takes as much time to rejuvenate himself and reconnect with society and loved ones. If you want to check out more Buju content, check out our Buju Samples article we did on his Birthday, the throwback “Love Sponge” for the lovers, and Lila Ike wanting to work with Buju as he’s an inspiration in an Interview with us. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Indiana based Reggae/Dancehall Recording Artist D-Feezy has recently signed a deal with US based Distribution Label, VPAL Music. The deal was signed on September 18, and lasts for 3 years. The announcement comes fresh off the heels of the release of his “Money Me A Pree” Music Video, and his performance at the Indiana Reggae Jam Music Festival this past Summer. “It’s a great feeling to get this deal with VP/VPAL. This way I can get more of my music out there in the world, and continue to wave the Jamaican flag in Indianapolis as the culture is very much alive there“, shared an enthusiastic D-Feezy.
The Artist has also shared that fans can expect the official release of his latest single, “Gas Station” with Afrobeat/AfroPop Recording Artist, May D on October 13 through VP/VPAL, but can be heard earlier via Apple Music, Spotify, and all other major Streaming outlets. The single was produced by BigBeats Music, while the Music Video for the single was recently released and shot by HD Genesis. “The single is another example of two Artists from different Nations and cultures having a mutual love for the Music, and making things happen! May D is from Nigeria and he has been doing his thing over there, so I felt we could join forces and drop something for the ladies! The Music Video has been doing well since its release, and we’re grateful for that” D-Feezy shared. D-Feezy is also working on his debut Album which should see a December 2017 release and its announcement very soon.
D-Feezy (born Steven Howard Muttler), hails from West Kingston, and has been active as a Recording Artist since migrating to the United States in the early 2000s. Releasing various Mixtapes over the years, he has developed a following in Indiana, and has shared the stage with the likes of Elephant Man, Future Fambo, Serani, Etana, and Sizzla.
“Oh she cute eeh?” are the opening words to Reggae Artist Sizzla’s “Woman I Need You” single from his critically acclaimed 2002 album, “Da Real Thing (Get It Here)“. At the time, Sizzla was on a blazing trail thanks to his “One Of Those Days (Dry Cry) single, but today he has another high point in his career. Today marks the release of DJ Khaled’s 10th studio album, “Grateful“, and Sizzla is both featured and has his 2002 single sampled on the album. “Woman I Need You” was produced by Bobby “Digital” Dixon for Digital-B Records on the “Dem Gone Riddim“. The sample appears on the track, “It’s Secured” which features Rapper/Producer Travis Scott, and Hip Hop Icon Nas, and produced by DJ Khaled, Cool & Dre, and 808-Ray. This marks the second time the track has been sampled as it first appeared on Rapper Cam’Ron’s 2004 “More Gangsta Music” which featured fellow Rapper Juelz Santana. Digital-B Records has been a part of many successful singles from the likes of Shabba Ranks, Coco Tea, Morgan Heritage, his son Giark, the late Garnet Silk, and was the Producer of Sizzla’s “Black Woman and Child” album. DJ Khaled’s “Grateful” album also features Dancehall Artist Mavado with production from Jamaican Producer Troyton. The album is now available on iTunes, and all streaming services. Check out the tracks below.
You know that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you’re in love? If not, you need some in your life! Let Estelle and Tarrus Riley make that happen with their new duet, “Love Like Ours“! Produced by Supa Dups, this a nice song to rock to, and something to chill on the couch with your lover and talk about love, life, and what to watch on Netflix to. Congrats to Estelle as she is the newest member of VP Records! When a love connection is made, let no evil heart tear it up. Listen to the track below, and get a love like theirs!
With Agent Sasco a.k.a. Assassin being a fixture in entertainment news overseas, today’s Oldies Sunday takes you back to one of the first times you’ve heard the artist born Jeffrey Campbell. Titled “Gi Wi Dem” and produced by Ward 21 for King Jammy’s Production in 2000 on the “Trilogy Riddim“, this was a clique record where Spragga Benz gave many an introduction to his Red Square Crew. The crew, comprised of Assassin, Spragga Benz, Sugar Slick, Greg Hines, Briggy, Natty Chris, and Limousine, all dropped lyrics about being available for any woman that comes their way with the proclamation that they will always be in their thoughts, hearts and souls.
Dropping off his newest mixtape is Red Square’s own Xyclone. Titled “Almost There” and teaming up with Federation Sound, Xyclone drops a whopping 37 tracks which include dub plates, interludes, old hits and of course his popular “Back Pocket Rag” single and the remix. Xyclone is in a ring facing himself because he is his own competition and with his popularity rising, many will agree and many will try to oppose. Check out the mixtape below and share your thoughts in the comments section.