That sound you hear is Chris Brown kicking himself in the ass—hard.
No it’s not reggae. Not even my favorite song off 808s. But that Bajan bombshell sure is a sight for sore eyes. Thank you, Mr. West.
Remember the movie Black Hawk Down? How ill was that? The neighborhood where those choppers crashed was named the “worst place on earth” by the UN, but locals call it Wardhiigleey or “river of blood.” K’Naan Warsame grew up there, and he loved his neighborhood until war broke out in the early 1990s. After seeing friends shot dead and accidentally blowing up his school with a hand grenade, he had to leave his hometown of Mogadishu. His latest single from the album Troubadour is about “taking rappers on a field trip.” The beat is very bashment (peep the tweaked-out Wailers sample) but the lyrics are straight outta Somalia. Get accustomed.
“JuJu Royal” aka Julian Marley will soon release his third and best album to date, Awake. Besides referencing his father’s classic “Wake Up And Live” the album’s title also serves as a wake-up call those who may have slept on this laid-back Lion. But they won’t be sleeping for long. Read more »
Based On A True Story?!?! Wow.
The production values are tight. The performance is flawless. But for me it’s the little things that make this video so wicked. Like the keys on her earrings (“this house I’m not leaving”). And the opening line bout how the whole thing is based on a true story. Somehow I could tell by the way she sings it. Well you know what they say, revenge is a dish best served cold. I dig Jazmin Sullivan and everything, but all I’m saying is don’t sleep on Cherine.
Here’s a throwback clash video demonstrating why selector extraordinaire David Rodigan is still the baddest gringo in the game: First (@ 21 secs) The man carries a murderous dubplate selection. Second (@ 3:19) He wears his Kangol with pride. Third (@ 4:14) He stays in peak physical condition thanks to a rigorous program of isometric exercises. And Fourth (@ 5:22) He refuses point-blank to put cocaine in his spliff, and encourages others to do likewise. Let it go…