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We Look At Hip Hop’s Caribbean Side In The “Island Raps” Playlist!


How about a new Playlist? If you know Hip Hop’s history, you know the Caribbean played a huge part in its creation. While its influence continues to shape it over the years, there have a flurry of new Artists who have chosen to embark on careers Hip Hop related. Today, we highlight a few of the Artists that have been contributing to the growth of Hip Hop in the Caribbean in our latest Playlist, “Island Raps“! From Jamaica, to Trinidad and Tobago, to Haiti, to St. Lucia, we’re covering from some of the Islands that Hip Hop has been living in over the years. Get familiar with Yardie Rap, Yard Hip Hop/Trap, Latin Trap, Rap Kreyol, and more!

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@FiveSteez Displays His Gift Of Gab On “Mic To The Check”!


With “HeatRockz” on the way, Five Steez reloads another clip and fires off with “Mic To The Check“. With Mordecai Beats delivering an uptempo sample based Production, Five Steez dabbles in his signature wordplay skills to get listeners rewinding bars, and show their appreciation for the “Yard Nigga Rap“. Make sure you Google “Five Steez”, he has enough bars to build prisons around wack Rappers. His upcoming Project with Mordecai drops on August 30 on Bandcamp but for now, listen to the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @PayAttentionJA Rap Cypher (Part 1)


Pay attention! It’s that time again where some of Jamaica’s best Yardcore artists grace the stage and display their talent to the masses in a concert series called “Pay Attention“. Held on Saturday June 8 at Club Indulge in Kingston, and featuring acts such as Acmatic, Sly Rankin and others. As a teaser to the show, Pay Attention released a Rap Cypher video featuring Five Steez, Nomad Carlos, Memoirs, Tripple, The Sickest Drama, Gully Cash, and Avalanche. Very dope mix of flows and lyrics, a great showcase of what Jamaicans can do once given the opportunity.  Foreign acts pay attention and read this article on making a link up here. Part 2 coming soon. What you think? Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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PRESS RELEASE x PICS: #TheTakeover (Dec. 15 2012) @ @FunkyMunkyJA


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The Funky Munky has held hostage by a fusion of Hip Hop and Reggae acts on December 15 and there was no possibility of a successful negotiaiton. Dubbed “The Takeover“, there was a mix of talent from the likes of Five Steez, Kabaka Pyramid, Nomad Carlos, The Sickest Drama, and others. check out the pics and the press release below.

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NEW MUSIC: @TheSickestDrama x @NomadCarlos x @FiveSteez – Kingston Invasion


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Take cover, it’s about to be a Kingston Invasion! The Sickest Drama along with Five Steez and Nomad Carlos are celebrating their progress in the biz all while letting you know they are still sharp with the skills. Kingston Invasion was produced by Moredecai and this is a teaser of what’s to come at The Takeover event on December 15. Check out the song below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: ShineHead – Jamaican In New York (1993)


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Being a legal alien in New York, what do you know about that? How are your experiences so far? Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from ShineHead, who was signed to Elektra Records and heralded as one of the founding fathers of the Reggae Fusion where he incorporates Hip Hop music with Reggae lyrics. Titled “Jamaican In New York“, this is a Hiphop/Reggae cover of Sting’sEnglishman In New York“. This is one of ShineHead’s most memorable songs and reached #30 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1993. He went on to have many more hits and his latest effort was with legendary Hip Hop MC KRS One titled “Holiday Gift Style“. I don’t drink Coffee I drink Roots my dear…Check out the song and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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