This goes out to all the Stoners, Steamers, and connoisseurs of the herb! Mandeville based Recording Artist DaSupreme wants us all to burn Babylon, one steam at a time on “How Yuh Mean“! Produced by DJ Crooks, DaSupreme speaks on the meaning of “steaming the herb” to him, being able to take his steam sessions anywhere, and chasing away those with a dirty heart and those who take hard drugs over a wondeful slow paced Reggae production that brings a vibe with every puff. The track appears on his debut self titled EP, and he promises that listeners will fully enjoy what he brings to the Reggae scene as he’ll cover an array of topics backed with amazing production. Check out the track after DaSupreme’s statement.
DaSupreme on “Steaming”
Steaming is the act of consuming Marijuana in one of its purest form; by inhaling the vapor. It has been around for many years but I was only introduced to it about seven years ago when one of my close friends started making steam chalices but in a modern and unique way. I started helping him to sell these creations by posting videos and images of these items on Instagram, and now his creations are used all over the world. Even rising Reggae star Keznamdi posted one of these one-of-a-kind steam chalices that was made specially for him on his social media. Therefore, doing the track “How Yuh Mean” was very organic to me because it has been such an impactful part of my life. As a Rastafarian, the act of steaming for me has a personal spiritual connection with a plant that is sacred to me and therefore is seen as a holy sacrament. Also, the instrumental was provided by frequent collaborator, DJ Crooks, who produced my previous 2 singles, and is also a Rastafarian, which gave the energy of the track a whole different layer. The song was written by me and recorded at my home studio in Manchester, Jamaica, while DJ Crooks mixed and mastered it.
Media Personality/Chef Anthony Bourdain has seen many countries in his lifetime. With his various Television shows he has not only enjoyed the food, but learned some of the culture from each country. In season 9 of his “Parts Unknown” series, he makes an appearance in Trinidad. From conversing about Steel Pan Music with Composer Lennox “Boogsie” Sharpe and Journalist Kim Johnson, to discussing Carnival with Choreographer La Shaun Prescott, to learning about the arrival of the East Indians through Indentured Servitude and race with former T&T Ambassador to China Chandradath Singh, Producer Keshav (his son), and their family, to learning about the Lebanese and Syrians in Bayshore, the episode comes to a close with meeting Recording Artist Muhammad Muwakil of the Freetown Collective, Calypso Legend Calypso Rose, and many more! Lots of food and beer in this one so feast your eyes on Doubles, Carib and Stag Beers, Solo Apple Js, Buss Up Shut, and much more. Check out the episode below.
We’ve featured Jamaica’s episode a couple years ago. You can see that here.
We salute the “Stage Show Boss” in this post. As the saying goes, “Give people Flowers while they can still smell them”. Big up Spice!
The Throne for the Dancehall Queen is currently vacant, and there could only be one who ascends to claim her rightful place at the top of Dancehall. The genre is now in the Era of “The Spicy 1“, and though her given name is Grace Latoya Hamilton, we know her as Spice! Never been far from the spotlight, Spice proved time and time again that she’s in a lane of her own with no contenders. From acting, to singing, deejaying, to dancing, she’s multifaceted and continues to have an edge among her peers.
Words by King David x SwadeDaVillain
Since her debut, Spice has always been one to push boundaries in Dancehall as a Female Artist. She will always be known for being different whether it be for the colour of her hair, her unique outfits, or her many stand out singles. Among her Dancehall peers, she has never been afraid to outperform them, whether male or female. Her various Clash appearances, “War” records and counteractions are proof of this. Bounty Killer, one of her earliest mentors, hailed her as one of the “Baddest” acts before she even scored her first hit.
The Best Dressed Chicken, a coordinator of the ‘Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica’ Cleanup Network recently partnered with Wisynco Eco Club and Citibank to host a beach clean-up with over 200 volunteers at the Old Harbour Bay Fishing Village.
At sunrise, the team descended on the fishing village, equipped with shovels, wheelbarrows, rakes, and other tools dedicated to their mission. From plastic bags and bottles to Styrofoam containers and clogged gutters, the volunteers spared no effort removing garbage from the beach which is occupied by more than 150 vendors and workers.
“Old Harbour Bay is vital to the economic and social life of many people. It’s also the community that The Best Dressed Chicken calls home. It was important for us to lead the cleanup, and also hopefully, inspire change for the future care of the beach,” said Joan Forrest-Henry, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, The Best Dressed Chicken.
Camille Cheese, President of the Old Harbour Bay Community Development Association (left) and Joan Forrest Henry, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, The Best Dressed Chicken unveil the brand new recycling bins.
The “Trelawny Son” Charly Black continues to make his star shine even brighter with no dimming anytime soon! From scoring hit songs and collecting plaques, he now adds performing on one of America’s biggest Daytime Talk Shows to his list. Touching the stage on the Wendy Williams Show, Charly performed his monster single, the DJ Kurt Riley produced “Party Animal“. The single, which was released in 2015 on the Jambe-An Riddim, has managed to score 100 Million streams on Spotify recently, a milestone for the Dancehall Artist. With his name continuing to make marks Internationally, Charly will be keeping busy this Summer as he’ll be performing at Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2017, and recording numerous International collaborations. Unstoppable! Check out the performance 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!