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.
Recording Artist Blvk H3ro is a Connoisseur of the “Green Gold“, and to further seal this he released his highly anticipated music video for “Kush & Schweppes“. Directed by Chan X and shot in Waterhouse, St. Andrew, H3ro starts off his day by gathering a dose of his “Medicine” then joining his friends who include The Grei Show, Dennis “Greatest”, and Lila Ike for a meeting of the minds and herbs. Witness numerous spliffs burn away while the music plays, Blvk H3ro frolicking through the community and spreading the joy that the herb has brought to him, and enjoy the fusion of Dancehall, Reggae, and Trap music soundtrack provided. Off his latest project titled “The H3rb Connoisseur (THC)“, check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Jamaica and Canada link up today as OVO’s Party Next Door and the “Unruly Boss” Popcaan team up for the “Only U (Remix)“! Recently premiered on episode 30 of “OVO Sound Radio“, Popcaan adds his touch to the track that has been one of the standouts on Party’s “P3” album. Produced by Boi-1da, the single features a Dancehall flavoured production with a “Bruk Out” sample that was made popular thanks to the Xtra Large label’s “Bruk Out Riddim” which made its debut in 1998. Popcaan has been staying busy as he also remixed Roy Woods’ “Gwaan Big Up Yuhself” and other tracks that will soon come to light. For now, check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
DJ Scribz returned to the mixtape scene earlier this year as a surprise to many. Since then, his releases have been surprise drops. Today, he continues the trend by dropping his new “Bangers” mixtape! Featuring an hour’s worth of Hip Hop/R&B and Alternative hits for your listening pleasure. Let this one assist you in building a vibe for today, and the rest of the week! Let this be the soundtrack when you collect your salary, your late night food run, and the after work jam! Check out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
After debuting their first single a year ago, the Super group “The Council” finally release their 2nd single, “The Final Countdown“. Produced by Inztinkz who also raps on it, The Sickest Drama and Nomad Carlos each take turns putting pressure on the beat and their competition and further making their presence felt on the scene. As they welcome another year, it’s time to celebrate like a Times Square new year, a Jamaican new year, or a Chinese new year! Off their “Nothing Else Matters” project that has yet to see a release date, tune in for the bars. Check out the track 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.