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K Queens: Dancehall Royalty

K Queens: Dancehall Royalty


Dancehall’s Regal Twins Discuss Their Career and Their Collaborative New Single

Twin sisters, Kaydine and Kerrine Francis, K Queens, have sung in close harmony from a young age. Sharing the stage for over a decade, K Queens have earned dancehall’s highest ratings. Their latest single “Jamdown Ranking” produced by Sugar Bear, on Rayvon’s GTC (Get That Cheddar Entertainment) Label; distributed by Tuff Gong International, is a remake of Althea and Donna (Althea Forrest and Donna Max de Reid)’s “Uptown Ranking.” The song’s “I’m Still in Love” riddim, was originally produced by Joe Gibbs in 1977. Alton Ellis hit song “I’m Still In Love” on this riddim, was later covered by Marcia Aitkens in 1987. In 2002, Sean Paul and Sasha revitalized the song, “I’m Still in Love” on the album, “Dutty Rock.” In the summer of 2018, Jay-Z and Beyonce used Aitken’s version of “I’m Still in Love” in the promotional ad for their second tour. In November 2018, K Queens laid down Up-to-Date lyrics over the Sugar Bear remodeled beat, for the modern, “Jamdown Ranking.” We caught up with the Duo, K Queens to discuss their music over time and their latest musical projects. Interview After The Jump

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WATCH THIS: Iyara “Murder Dem” Video

Iyara Stands Up For His General By Letting Shots Fly At Tommy Lee

Iyara reacts as any good soldier would if his general was threatened. It was only a matter of time before the Alliance would respond to Tommy Lee’s “Goat Head” Tune, and what a response it was. Iyara holds nothing back as he vividly describes what he would do to Tommy Lee if he ever comes at the warlord again promising to turn the demon of Sparta into a martyr. Let’s hope it doesn’t escalate passed music – Hit the jump to listen. Read more »

Young Money Pon The Gullyside

Drizzy Drake To Feature Mavado In His Next Video, “Find My Love” reported today that Drake will feature Mavado in his next video, entitled “Find My Love.” Read more »

WATCH THIS: Chase Cross in Cassava Piece

You Wonder Who’s Next From The Gully? Wonder No More…

Live and direct from Cassava Piece, Chase to the Cross runs through some big selections from his growing catalog, displaying the stylistic versatility that has people talking about this Gully representer who’s quick to flip from bluesy singing to a straight-up rap flow. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Bounty Killer “Ungrateful Hell Bwoy”

After Triumphing At Champions In Action, The Killer Lays Kartel To Rest

“Blessed is the man who walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful.” Word to the wise: Once the Warlord starts quoting scripture on you, you’re in serious trouble. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Vybz Kartel “Bownty’s Killer”

Gaza strikes back. Kartel goes hard, counteracts “Chatterbox.”

How are The Warlord and Di Teacha supposed to share the same stage tonight at Champions in Action? Big and serious, beg you both keep it lyrical.

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HEAR THIS: Ragga Hustle-Nomics 101

Busy, Kartel, and Mavado put forward a dancehall stimulus package.

Even when the Alliance and the Empire can’t seem to get along, there’s at least one thing they can all agree on: Cash Rules. As we struggle with a global recession, it only makes sense to pree their proposals. Run the tracks… Read more »

VIDEO CLASH: Serani “No Games” Old to the New

The official video for Serani’s smash debuts on MTV next week. We’ve got it now:

Question: Do you like the new official Universal Music Group video better than the yard version of the “No Games” video? Read more »

VIDEO: Mavado’s NYC Release Party

The poster said Mavado and Friends, but the star power assembled onstage at SOB’s last Tuesday night was more than anybody bargained for. Serani, Bounty, Matterhorn, Wyclef, Shaggy…

NYC Superstation Hot 97 and V.P. Records sponsored the official release party for the Gully God’s new album, David Brooks: A Better Tomorrow and the venue was rammed from early with a line around the block. Read more »

Mavado on Hot 97

The Gully God passes through the #1 Hip Hop station in America to chop it up with Angie Martinez and promote his new album, Mr. Brooks: A Better Tomorrow. Read more »