Monthly archive March, 2013

HEAR THIS: Vado x Mavado x Ace Hood “Gangsta”

Vado Takes It Back To The Streets


Vado is making sure people know he isn’t one to be reckoned with on his new single, “Gangsta.” The newest signee to DJ Khaled’s We the Best collaborated with label mates, Ace Hood and Mavado to bring fans a hot new single. The single features Vado & Ace Hood rapping about the gangsta life as Mavado adds his signature voice on the chorus. Check out “Gangsta” after the jump.




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HYPE TV Top 20: Mavado at Number One Third Week in a Row

The Gully Gad Holds On To The Crown
Mavado seems to be going through a winning streak. The Dancehall artist has been at number one of the HYPE TV countdown for the past three weeks as his competition slides down the list. The Louis Vuitton King has been hard at work, releasing new music for his fans including the newest single, “Take It” and collaborating with his We The Best label mates. His dedication to keep his fans satisfied is the same reason he has been at number one the past few weeks. Check out the countdown after the jump. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Meta & The Cornerstones Feat. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley “My Beloved Africa”

Meta And Gong-zilla Joins Forces To Show Love For The Motherlandmeta

With the April 30th release of their sophomore album “Ancient Power” drawing close, we take a listen to one of its stand out tracks entitled “My Beloved Africa” featuring none other than the mighty Gong-zilla himself Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley.  Read more »

Pusha T Explains His Love for Reggae

King Push Explains That His Love For Reggae Music Is Not Just A Fadpush

Reggae has sometimes been considered the long lost brother of Rap. Both started from similar plights and often share the same message of getting out the ghetto and making a better life for yourself. Because of this we see many Rap artists reach out to reggae and dancehall artist either to help boost a record or to increase their fan base. In most cases it’s just a marketing maneuver, but there are times when the artist does it for the pure love and respect for the music.  Read more »

WATCH THIS: Busy Signal x Major Lazer “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)” Lyric Video

WATCH THIS: Busy Signal x Major Lazer "Watch Out For This (Bumaye)" Lyric Video

The Official First Single From “Free The Universe”
Busy Signal features on “Watch Out For This (Bumaye),” the first single off the upcoming Major Lazer album Free The Universe, which is set to release 15th April. Since regaining his freedom last year, Busy Signal has been in the studio voicing records like there’s no tomorrow and as per our last conversation he has a song it seems for everyone and every situation. If you haven’t heard it already this Major Lazer link up is yet another piece of work that shows off Busy’s versatility. As always he knows how to bring it bad boy style and keep it sexy and laced with the gyal dem (cause every bad boy knows it’s all bout the gyal dem!). And if you’re from the UK you’ll enjoy reminiscing about the bad boys from inna England —UK Apache and Shy-FX’s “Original Nuttah” tune as Busy spits over this Major Lazer revamp of Poco Man Jam. Plus now there’s a lyric video so you can catch up with Busy’s rapid-fire banter. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Konshens Pays Respect To 47 Reggae Superstars Who Paved the Way

Konshens Pays Respect To 47 Reggae Superstars Who Paved the Way

Who And Who Rates As An Icon Inna The Business?

Remember when Shabba Ranks dropped that tune “Respect“? “Step by step you haffi climb the ladder / The elders you haffi show respect fah.” It’s plan to see that Konshens got the message. He may be on top of the game now, but he’s not one of those “likkle entertainers” who lose sight of the fact that their opportunities came from icons before him. The Dancehall artist recent single, “Icon,” on the Bad Bounce riddim, pays tribute to a long list of certified icons, all of whom helped “put the spotlight on we island” and established the worldwide success of Jamaican music.Audio & Photo Gallery After The Jump… Read more »

Snoop Lion “Reincarnated” Track Listing

Get The Full Rundown On Snoop’s Long Anticipated Reggae Albumsnoop

Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg is set to release his highly anticipated new album titled “Reincarnated” on April 23, and which features such big names collaborators as Drake, Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, T.I., Akon, and yes Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora,  and Snoop’s own daughter Cori B. Some have criticized Snoop for his new moniker, others insist that he’s making a mockery of the Rastafari culture and should cease immediately, but Snoop holds firm: “We were searching for true reggae music and the message of peace and hope it reflects, It’s so much a part of who I am, and this record is all about paying homage and giving respect to those who created and love reggae music, and hopefully introducing it to a whole new audience. I feel truly honored to make this album and respect to all who blazed the path for me.” Check the complete breakdown of all 16 tracks on the album (hmm… wonder if there’s any bonus cuts?) along with a glimpse of Snoop speaking on the inspiration for his latest single, “No Guns Allowed.” Video & Tracklist After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Popcaan x Major Lazer x Baauer “Talk ‘Bout Me”

Poppi Jumps On Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” Track With A Lil’ Help From Major Lazerpop


Prince of the Gaza himself Popcaan jumps on Baauer’s viral chart topping hit “Harlem Shake.” Before you start thinking ” Oh great! Another Harlem Shake Remix,” We highly suggest you erase those thoughts, why? Well because all the previous remixes wasn’t remixed by Major lazer that’s why. Lazer takes the infectious viral hit and adds their signature sounds, and paired with Popcaan’s vocals as the cherry on top this is definitely a musical treat. This and a host of other remixes are available for download now as part of the Lazer Strikes Back Vol 2 EP. Listen For Yourself After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Chronixx “Smile Jamaica” Official Video

WATCH THIS: Chronixx "Smile Jamaica" Official Video

A Love Song For Jamrock
Chronixx blesses his fans with another sweet one-drop selection—not to be confused with the Bob Marley tune of the same name. This one’s about a girl named Jamaica and it sounds like he loves her bad. And really, what’s not to love? Check it… Video After The Jump… Read more »

HYPE TV Top 20: Mavado Stands Strong at Number One

Mavado Holds The Number One Spot Down
Mavado has been hard at work creating music that his fans could enjoy listening to and  “Caribbean Girls,” falls right into that category. For a second week in a row the Dancehall single has taken the number one spot and it seems like it may stay there for a while. Vybz Kartel and Tommy Lee might be close behind but Mavado’s fans seem to be working very hard to keep him at number one. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Ninja Man “Gweh (Wi Nuh Taste N Buy)”

Nuh Bwoy Lip An Tongue Can Go On Di Don Gorgon Rizzlaninja

Di original Don Gorgon, Gun Gorgon , Gun Pon Teeth jumps on the Pop Style Riddim to show these yutes he’s still a force to be reckoned with. The King of Sting makes it known that no bwoy lip and tongue can touch his rizzla and he’s no carbon copy badman who born overnight. Ninja Man never left, Audio After The Jump… Read more »


Where Have We Heard This Tune Before?beirut


Today’s Flashback Friday is particularly special in that it features a song that most of us have never heard before until recently, thanks in part to Snoop Lion’s lastest single “No Guns Allowed.” Snoop’s plea for an end to gun violence really struck a nerve with listeners—not only for its subject matter but for its simple, hypnotic instrumental that was built off a sample of the song “Nantes” by the indie band Beirut’s 2007 album The Flying Club Cup. Nantes
was founded by New Mexico native Zach Condon, who recorded the debut album Gulag Orkestar in his bedroom. Major Lazer—with a little help from The Police’s master drummer Stuart Copeland—took the otherworldly track and gave it new life. Just add Snoop, Cori B, and Drizzy and you’ve got yourself a boomshot. Audio After The Jump… Read more »