Afro-Caribbean

HEAR THIS: Busy Signal “WhatsApp”

HEAR THIS: Busy Signal "WhatsApp"

Turf Prez Inna Soca Style

Back in 1984 when Byron Lee and the Dragonaires created their classic hit, “Tiny Winey,” they could not have predicted that this song about a provocative dancer could inspire another soca tune, thirty-one years later. Busy Signal explains that he particularly enjoyed the tune’s exuberant narrative—as well as its infectious riddim—and wanted to create a song,  similar in  style. This gave rise to his recent release, “WhatsApp” which is getting heavy rotation throughout the Caribbean, particularly in Trinidad and Tobago. The lyrics don’t stray far from the topic of “wining, ” as in “Tiney Winey,”  but they also address the impact of social media on today’s society. The man stays busy—so it’s no surprise to hear another crossover hit from this artist.  Audio After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Enrique Iglesias “Bailando” Remix featuring Sean Paul

WATCH THIS: Enrique Iglesias "Bailando" Remix featuring Sean Paul

Singer-songwriter, Enrique Iglesia brings us the muy caliente single, “Bailando” (Dancing) off his tenth album, “Sex and Love.” The original song is #59 on the Billboard Top 100 and #1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs of 2014 (This is Enrique’s 25th No.1 in this category). The lava in this song will make you shake it, with vocals from the reggaeton group with hip hop swag, Gente de Zona and Descemer Bueno (the extraordinary composer and songwriter, who co-wrote this tune and composed music for the film, “Havana Blues”). Enrique made a spanish-english fused remix which features dancehall icon, Sean Paul.  Sean Paul put the dancehall stamp on several reggaeton smash hits and this collaboration stands as a noteworthy achievement. More After The Jump

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