Monthly archive October, 2015

Full Moon Playlist II

Full Moon Playlist II

Ten Multi-Genre Selections for Your Halloween Party Playlist

   This year, Halloween was preceded by a Supermoon, making this holiday extra spooky. On September 27, 2015, a total lunar eclipse occurred and the moon passed into the Earth’s shadow. The moon appeared  close to the earth with a bright red illuminance. The last time this happened was 1982. Many believe that this type of moon brings about badness in people. The Full Moon Playlist II highlights songs that unleash the dark side of human nature in reggae, pop, dancehall, hip hop and soca. The playlist contains ten tunes focusing on an intrinsic baddness theme, while others go beyond the theme and comment on social issues, and a few are highlighted for a wicked production. Playlist After The Jump

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WATCH THIS: Spice “Needle Eye” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Spice "Needle Eye" Official Music Video

The Mad Gyal’s Fairy Godmother Hooks Her Up To Bruk Out

Spice’s latest visuals are a dancehall Cinderella story, with one major difference: in the traditional fairy tale, Cinderalla uses a needle and thread to stitch herself a dress. In Spice’s version the needle eye has a whole different meaning. (Word to Shabba Ranks.) Just like in the Disney movie, those wicked stepsisters head out to the dance, leaving Spice at home with no bashment gear. But never fear—her fairy godmother hooks her up and Spice heads straight to the session to flop those stepsisters and take the man they’ve got their eyes on. (The man in question is played by Spice’s real-life man, Nicholas Lall). Shot entirely in Paris, France, the “Needle Eye” video delivers a powerful dose of eye candy. All the classic dancehall themes are there—the speaker boxes, flaming torches, multicolored wigs, and headtop wining—but with a fresh, playful twist that keeps things extra-Spicey.  Video After The Jump… Read more »

Luciano Headlines Rockhouse Foundation Benefit

Luciano Headlines Rockhouse Foundation Benefit

The RockHouse Foundation Raises $232,000 in 2 Hours for the Youths

The Rockhouse Foundation hosted its Annual dinner and live auction on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Paul Salmon, Chairman of the RockHouse Foundation, welcomed guests and discussed the symbiotic relationship between the Rock House Hotel’s philanthropic arm, RockHouse Foundation and the community it serves. More After The Jump Read more »

WATCH THIS: Christopher Martin “Hideaway” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Christopher Martin "Hideaway" Official Music Video

Martin Channels Jimmy Cliff In New Music From The Motion Picture Destiny

Christopher Martin has always has been propelled by talent rather than hype. Since making his name on Digicel Rising Stars in 2005, the singer has amassed a considerable catalog of quality original tracks, from “Vibes Is Right” to “Cheaters Prayer” and his recent EP Stepping Razor. Earlier this year he made his big-screen debut as the romatic lead in the outstanding new film Destiny, a cinematic showcase for the island Jamaica in all its beauty. Produced and directed by Toronto-based Jeremy Whittaker, Destiny tells the tale of Lisa Pullen, played by the gorgeous Karian Sang, who journeys to Jamaica to sell inherited land acquired through inheritance leads to much more, as Lisa not only uncovers truths about her family’s past, but also finds herself falling in love in the process. The soundtrack to the film is blockbuster in its own right, released last month on Tuff Gong Records and produced by legendary reggae music producer Clive Hunt with Dwain ‘Wiya’ Campbell for Grasshopper Music Entertainment. Busy Signal, Tifa, and Spice appear on the album as well Garnet Silk Jr and Parisian reggae artist Bazil. But our favorite cut is this rub-a-dub lovers’ selection from Mr. Martin himself, who sounds uncannily like another legendary Jamaican actor/singer, Mr. Harder They Come himself, Jimmy Cliff. Don’t believe it? Just watch for yourself. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Nah Pop No Style—I’m Strictly Lit

Nah Pop No Style—I'm Strictly Lit

ReshmaB Chains’ Brand New Collection Isn’t Just For The Herbalists

As the new collection rolls out for ReshmaB Chains you already know the Reggae Girl About Town has something in store for all the ganja girls. But her unisex street style accessories are more than just chronic. The exciting new designs include four-finger rings and layered colors. Since the launch of the brand in 2014 the pieces have expanded from chains to ear rings and body chains. This summer, following a successful show at Caribbean Fashion Week, British Designer Reshma B announced that she was working on something completely different.  Photos After The Jump…
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WATCH THIS: Dexta Daps “Slavery” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Dexta Daps "Slavery" Official Music Video

The Dappa Slappa Is Missing That Glue Sincerely

Dexta Daps is a youth who sings for girls and gallis—full stop. And when he deals with the matter, he doesn’t go sideways or screech around corners—he addresses it straight and plain. Sure, this gifted singer/songwriter serves up some sweet and tender melodies—and this sticky-sweet slow jam, produced by the masterminds at Daseca, ranks up there as one of his sweetest. But let’s not beat about the bush. When he says he missed this girl, he’s not just thinking of long walks on the beach or evenings at home to “Netflix and chill.” He misses her f*ck. As with his breakout hit “7Eleven,” Daps keeps it 100 on this tune, a winning formula for his fervent female fanbase. “Me friends ah laugh and say me pussy-whip,” Daps sings. “Pussy whip me like slavery!”  Check him profiling in a Rolls Royce with his honey dip in this criss new video. Video After the Jump… Read more »

The Rockhouse Foundation Annual Benefit

The Rockhouse Foundation Annual Benefit

The Rockhouse Foundation Hosts Annual Benefit at Joe’s Pub at The Public in New York

The Rockhouse Foundation is a New York based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2003. This foundation funds projects to build and restore schools in Jamaica. Some of the school projects they have worked onto date include, Negril All Age School, Negril Basic School, Little Bay All Age School, Moreland Hill Primary and the Bunch of Stars E.C.I. The foundation also completely renovated the Negril Community Library so that the children in this community, could explore the magical world of books. At heart, the foundation provides access to high quality education, which empowers the community at large. More After The Jump… Read more »

Flashback Friday: Shirley Stewart “Walk Away From Love”

Flashback Friday: Shirley Stewart "Walk Away From Love"

A Timeless Classic Still Melting Hearts in 2015

Spouge, a hybrid of latin, jazz, ska and calypso music, became popular in Barbados in the 1960s. Jackie Opel was the first to take this music to the rest of the Caribbean. With his untimely passing, Spouge lost its momentum. However, a few songs have stood the test of time. Among these timeless classics, “Walk Away From Love” written by Shirley Stewart and Richard Walters, stands out for its poignant lyrics. Interview After The Jump… Read more »