Crime and violence continue to run rampant in not only Jamaica, but all over the world. While there have been various measures in attempts to cut down on them, many turn to their beliefs in hopes that they or anyone close to them never become a statistic. Recently, Recording Artist Wayne J called out those who took pride in taking someone’s life in “Murderer“. Produced by Barcelona, Spain based King Horror Productions on the 67 Riddim, Wayne speaks on Crime and Violence activities in various communities, and warns the Murderers that what goes around, comes around if they don’t change their ways. Wayne continues to drop good music with subject matter that makes people think, and stay entertained. Be sure to catch him at an event near you. A Wayne J enuh! Check out the track below.
The Hope Gardens Shell Bandstand served as the perfect backdrop to showcase some of Reggae’s young royals to an eager audience of Locals and Tourists all with one thing in common…a love for the Culture. I personally gave up on Music in Jamaica until I came across these new school of Reggae Royals who through their socially conscious offerings, give honour to the many men and women who preceded them in the genre…
Words By ShannyDeLioness
Photos By Samantha Singh
The gates opened at 7:30 Pm and the DJ for the night Yaadcore kept the early patrons entertained on the turntables, and DJ Jimmy Q of NewsTalk 93 FM handled hosting duties. By 9 Pm, the venue was almost full and the show kicked off with the opening act Sevana. Featuring cuts off her Sevana EP and even debuting a new song and a remix to Protoje’s “Love Gone Cold” (she was featured on the original), she had the audience mesmerized as she belted out tune after tune. I still refused to believe she did all that on a sore throat (Editor’s Note: She’s my Hero!!). By the time ZJ Sparks gave Protoje & The Indiggnation the greatest introduction ever, the venue was packed with patrons who were eager to sing and dance along with them.
Teenage Recording Artist Wayne J was recently recruited by Portland based Alligator Head Foundation to be their Youth Ambassador to raise environmental awareness, increase Ocean conservation, and promote the decrease in the usage of single use plastic products. Wayne’s involvement kicked off with the release of the single and music video for “Plastic Bottles”. Produced by Diztroy and AppleJuiceKid, Wayne J spreads the message of conservation as the Foundation aims to develop a Fish Sanctuary and rehabilitate the local communities that make fishing their source of income and sustenance.
About Alligator Head Foundation
Alligator Head Foundation supports the conservation of coastal resources with passion and the rehabilitation of local communities that depend on fishing as a livelihood. We deliver research, education, outreach and training to empower communities to adopt the tools needed to build a more sustainable relationship with their ocean.
The AHF has partnered with the Wayne J camp to raise environmental awareness, increase ocean conservation and promote the reduction in the use of single use plastics through the promotion of the Wayne J “Plastic Bottles” song. We are developing creative and exciting public education programs to encourage the proper disposal of solid waste; working with local Schools, Colleges and Communities to change behaviour and incite local action. Our efforts include beach clean-ups, presentations and Incentive-driven campaigns to encourage best practice and environmental stewardship. We are also working with Parley for the Oceans, and Adidas to reuse ocean plastics in new and innovative ways through Footwear, Apparel, and Sports Kits.
Today, our Island sees 53 years of Independence and showing love to his home is Singjay Wayne J. Accompanied with his family, they sing a medley of songs including Mr. Vegas’ “Sweet Jamaica”, Tony Rebel’s “Sweet Jamdown”, Everton Blender’s “Lift Up Your Head” and more. A lovely string of tributes from the young ones. Happy Independence Day! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Dropping on August 8…
Wielding the microphone like a battle axe today is the young don, Wayne J. Titled “Any Day Now (Ben 10)” and produced by Dennis “Greatest” Hamilton, Wayne throws jabs at any and every artist, says artists should drop the gun lyrics and come with more creative lyrics, and puts himself on a pedestal to be the next great Dancehall artist. Big lyrics from the young general, it would be very interesting to hear him clash some of these established artists. What do you think? Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
With the Chikungunya Virus spreading like wild fire in Jamaica, it has knocked many off their feet and not in a good way. In the Dancehall culture, artists usually take a popular topic and turn it in a song. One of those artists is 11 year old Wayne J with his “Chikungunya Song“. Performing it on Onstage and assisted by dancers, he later revealed that he and his family have also contracted the virus. A popular song on the radio and Internet, the doors have also opened for other acts to follow. I wish Wayne J and his family a speedy recovery and to the readers, stay safe from “Chik V”. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.