Monthly archive September, 2011

In Memoriam: Leonard Dillon aka The Ethiopian

Ska And Rock Steady Pioneer Flies Away Home

The AP is reporting that Leonard Dillon, the founder of the seminal ska and rock steady group The Ethiopians, has died in Jamaica at age 68. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Cherine Anderson “The Break Up Song”

Queen Of Dancehall Soul Drops Mixtape; Links w Odd Future’s Syd Tha Kid

Don’t say Cherine Anderson never gave you nuttin! The Queen of Dancehall Soul is celebrating her birthday by blessing you, her loyal fans, with a musical gift. Dungload link after the jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Serani Does Dancehall Unplugged

Stepping On Stage Solo, He Touches Up The Keys And Sings “Sweet Love”

Serani was playing no games when he performed live on the Jamaican TV show On Stage. But he was playing a mean keyboard Lest we forget, the “Skip To My Lou” singer started out as one third of Daseca productions. But we’ve never seen him get his Stevie Wonder on before he performed this song, “Sweet Love.” Read more »

WATCH THIS: Vybz Kartel “Teacha’s Pet” Sneak Peek

Raw Footage From The Worlboss’s Highly Anticipated New Reality Show

“Adi Di Teacha’ (pka Vybz Kartel) with co-star Amelia “Milk” Sewell

The man who brought you “Rampin Shop,” Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer, will star in a brand new reality series dubbed Teacha’s Pet, premiering on Jamaica’s CVM TV at 10pm, Pay Per View at 10:30pm and on LIME TV at 11pm this Friday, September 23rd. Teacha’s Pet is a reality TV dating show surrounding the love life and career of Vybz Kartel, shot at a palatial residence in upper St. Andrew. Produced by Carleene Samuels and directed by Jason ‘Jay Will’ Williams of Creative Source Productions, the programme features a cast of 20 female contestants who live together and complete daily challenges as they try to win the love of Vybz Kartel. According to Samuels, Teacha’s Pet is unlike any other programme produced locally. “We are positive that this top quality production will attract high viewership particularly among the artistes’ huge fan base across the globe”, she says. Judge for yourself after the jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Toddla T feat. Wayne Marshall & Skream “How The Streets So Warm?”

From the UK To JA It’s The Same Question—But Still No Answers

Supplies of Toddla T’s latest album were destroyed when a warehouse burned during last month’s London riots, so the young Brit producer knows just how warm the streets can get. “Me nah stop ask the question,” Marshall sings over a sick riddim track, dashing a hotta fire under corrupt politicians. “Who make sure the shipment come in from Sri Lanka? Who create the system? Who are dem sponsor?” Read more »

WATCH THIS: Vybz Kartel “Big Bad & Brave” Video

Adi Tells His Adversaries “Do Weh Yuh Wan’ Fi Do”

HEAR THIS: Danielle & Shabba Ranks “Big Man”

Sly & Robbie Deal With It Proper Till Them Take Care Of The Matter

Danielle wants you to understand. She needs a big, big man. Which is a good thing because the Rankin’s looking for a fat piece of sup’m. You see where this is going, don’t you? Exactly. Big man sinting.

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WATCH THIS: Stylo G “Call Mi A Yardie” Video

Brand New Boasy Grime Fing Outta Souf London

Stylo G holds a meds, him nah sniff Charlie. Plus he fights for his rights like Marcus Garvey. So you dun know him a yardie. Read more »

Mavado Rocks New York Fashion Week

Gully Gaad + Married To The Mob x FNO = Str8 Shellings

Fashion’s Night Out in NYC means parties galore and beautiful people swaggin out to the max. Last night Yotel was the place to be as Angela Yee hosted the big MOB event with juggling by Max Glazer of Federation Sound and a live performance by the Gully Gaad himself. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Ms. Dynamite “Neva Soft” Video

Brit Beauty Bombs The Bass Cause The Riddim Never Let Her Down

Ms. Dynamite has been bad from ever since she linked with Sticky to make the UK garage classic “Booo!” After her criminally slept-on Stateside debut A Little Deeper, she took a minute to do the whole mom thing and raise her son. But when she popped up on Katy B’s recent club banger “Lights On” it was obvious that motherhood hasn’t slowed Ms. D down one bit. Excuse while she gets into your brain one more time. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Biggie “Notorious In Paris” Remix

Ain’t Too Many Can Hang With Us—B.I.G. Bad Remix Haffi Bust

Talk the truth. When you first heard that “Ninjas in Paris” joint you were thinking Jay and Ye are on that Biggie ish. Then Mr. Cee bust the B.i.G. remix over Labor Day, and we’ve been patiently waiting ever since. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Ginjah “Souljah”

Warm & Easy Selection For All Raggamuffin Souljahs Pon The Battlefield

We’ve been tuned in to Ginjah ever since his days at Harmony House. But this song right here sounds like a breakthrough to the next-next-next level… Read more »