Monthly archive March, 2014

Tanya Stephens Shells Down NYC’s SOB’s

Tanya Stephens Shells Down NYC's SOB's

Di Original Gangstress Bruk Down NYC

Tanya Stephens touched down at New York’s world famous SOB’s Friday night. Patrons were greeted by the original gangstress in all her glory. Tanya stepped on the stage to a packed house and wasted no time in riffling through a series of her classics. Seasoned favorites like “You Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet” and “Handle The Ride” were belted word for word by fans, especially from the outnumbering female contingent. Read more »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Rita Marley “One Draw” Original 12” Mix

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Rita Marley "One Draw" Original 12'' Mix

Build One Spliff An Take A Whiff

The legalization of marijuana is a topic on many a person’s lips. States like Colorado and Washington are spearheading the legal marijuana trade and basically showing the U.S and the rest of the world how profitable and how positively it affects the economy. So why dem nah fi legalize di herb?! We’ve been asking that question for years. With the legalization and medical usage of marijuana seemingly reaching a tipping point, Rita Marley felt it was the right time to re-issue the original extended 12″ hit version of “One Draw.” In 1981 she released an upbeat ode to herb-smoking with a memorable tongue-in-cheek dialogue between a “teacher” and some of her “students” with names such as “Herbie,” “Smokie” and “Mila” (short for “sensimilla”). Even though at its core “One Draw” was reggae song, it was leaps and bounds over the majority of what was being recorded and released in Jamaica at that time. On why she felt it was the right time to re-issue the classic, Rita said: Read more »

HEAR THIS: Stephen “Ragga” Marley ft. Capleton & Sizzla “Rockstone”

HEAR THIS: Stephen "Ragga" Marley ft. Capleton & Sizzla "Rockstone"

Ragga Links With The Fireman and Kalonji And They Proceed To Blaze A Hotta Fire

Brand new foundation selection off Stephen “Ragga” Marley’s highly anticipated Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life. It starts out like a tasty roots rock groove with Stephen singing a hook adapted from his dad’s “Talkin’ Blues” and inviting the Fireman and Kalonji in to blaze a hotta fire. Then Ragga steps to the mic and unleashes some ol’ Papa Levi stylee fast-chat flow while dubstep mayhem breaks out all bout. In short, a #CertifiedBoomshot. Time to leggo the album nuh man! Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Jillionaire’s Top Ten Tunes Of Carnival 2014

Jillionaire's Top Ten Tunes Of Carnival 2014

Trini Chris Lists The Ten Best For This Carnival Season

Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival has been over for about two weeks now and even still those who attended are going through some withdrawals (that the Carnival Tabanca Bunji was speaking about). Since no one has invented a time machine as yet, or the government is being sneaky as usual, we figured the next best thing is compile the ten biggest tunes from this years Carnival season. Compiled by Major Lazer’s own Jillionaire, click through to see the Top Ten Tunes Of Carnival 2014  After The Jump…  Read more »

HEAR THIS: Feel Up Radio Vol. 2 – Chicken & Beer

HEAR THIS: Feel Up Radio Vol. 2 - Chicken & Beer

Jillionaire And Feel Up Records Get Us Ready For Miami 

South Beach is set to host the 2014 Miami Music Week, Winter Music Conference, and ULTRA Music Festival later this month, loads of artist and industry professionals will be setting foot on Magic City. Not to be left out Jillionaire and his newly minted Feel Up Records in conjunction with Dream Live and  Alienware are set to host a crazy party entitled Chicken & Beer with some surprise guests you really shouldn’t miss. Rather than put out a regular ol’ flyer, Jillionaire hooked us up with this dope mix filled with all your Caribbean favorites. Listen After The Jump… Read more »

Bunji Garlin’s “Differentology” Major Lazer Remix Free On iTunes

Bunji Garlin's "Differentology" Major Lazer Remix Free On iTunes

One Of The Biggest Remixes Of Last Year Can Be Yours For Free

Yes, you read that correctly, Bunji Garlin’s “Differentology” (Major Lazer Remix) is free right now on iTunes, but there is a catch. The remix will only be available for one week, so you better get moving. Link After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Spice ft. Busta Rhymes ”So Mi Like It” Remix

HEAR THIS: Spice ft. Busta Rhymes ''So Mi Like It'' Remix

You know how Spice likes it.  After all this is the girl who collaborated with Kartel on “Rampin’ Shop.” So when she chats about “Skin out my pum pum….” you’d best get to work fast.  And while her new remix to “So Mi Like It’ has Spice showing off her rappin’ skills: “I like it when a man go in between & buss it like a M16.” Meanwhile she’s got Bussa Buss deejaying in patois ”Ben’ ova dash weh/wine pon the buddy gyal.” Busta  has been on the on Island  in support of Vybz Kartel and his family in the run up to the verdict—during his downtime he was  spotted hanging out with Spice on her instagram—which she used to keep her fans updated on their exciting new collab produced by NotNice. Well it’s finally dropped so check the sounds right here. Audio After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Mr. Vegas ft. Sean Paul & Fatman Scoop “Party Tun Up (Remix)” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Mr. Vegas ft. Sean Paul & Fatman Scoop "Party Tun Up  (Remix)" Official Music Video

Vegas Links Up With Dutty Paul and Fatman Scoop

Year after year, veteran dancehall hitmaker Mr. Vegas keeps serving up the sureshot tunes guaranteed to make the party tun up. If it’s not “Heads High” it’s “Tek Weh Yuself” or “Bruk It Down,” the man just knows how to make the girls go wild. His latest such fioor-filler, “Party Tun Up,” is now on its second remix—a soca version featuring Kes & Bunji  and as if that’s not enough, this week he dropped the video for the dancehall remix, featuring Fatman Scoop and Vegas’s longtime sparring partner Sean Paul. This is their best work together since “Hot Gal Today.” Video After The Jump…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Vybz Kartel Feat. Popcaan, Shawn Storm & Gaza Slim “Empire Forever”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Vybz Kartel Feat. Popcaan, Shawn Storm & Gaza Slim "Empire Forever"

Me Say Gaza, Me Say Gaza

News broke late last night that Vybz Kartel and his cohorts, after much deliberation  were found guilty of the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. Even though the evidence was stacked against them the news was still met with shock and public outcry, many more concerned about the state of the music than the man. With that in mind we take a look back to a time when Kartel had a firm grip on Dancehall and recruited long time friend Shawn Storm and rising stars Popcaan and Gaza Slim into what was then known as the Empire. With a solid team behind him and the now debunked “Teacha’s Pet” reality show ahead, the future looked even brighter for the Gaza general. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Shawn Storm “My Life” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Shawn Storm "My Life" Official Music Video

Throwback Selection From Kartel’s Co-Defendant

The dancehall world is still reeling from the news that Vybz Kartel was found guilty today. But Adi di Teacha isn’t the only artiste awaiting sentencing for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. Portmore Empire singer Shawn “Storm” Campbell, whose alleged text messages played a big part in the case. He hasn’t tweeted from his account since Oct 2011, when he and Kartel were locked up on ganja charges. They haven’t been out of jail and they don’t know the next time they will. In this throwback 2010 music video, he drops profound lyrics over NotNice’s “Gangster City” riddim .”Teacha sign me and me gone now / Everybody know ’bout Sean now.” Video After The Jump… Read more »

Vybz Kartel Found Guilty of Murder

Vybz Kartel Found Guilty of Murder

The Worlboss and Three Co-Defendants To Be Sentenced March 27

After spending two and half years behind bars, and beating the first of two murder cases, Adidja Palmer aka Vybz Kartel has been found guilty in the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. He and his co-defendants—Shawn Campbell, known to dancehall fans as Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones, and André St John for the murder of Clive‘Lizard’ Williams.  More Details and Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Ace Hood ft. Mavado “Buss Guns” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Ace Hood ft. Mavado "Buss Guns" Official Music Video

Bravado Like Mavado and Hood—They’re That Gully

Since linking up as fellow DJ Khaled signees, Ace Hood and Mavado have developed some genuine chemistry since linking up as We The Best foot soliders a couple of years ago. They recently stopped through Popcaan’s video shoot. Check them out in this new video  of the latest single from Ace Hood’s Starvation 3 mixtape. Video After The Jump… Read more »