Posts tagged "Don Corleon"

Seanizzle Realizes His Higher Purpose In Music

Seanizzle Realizes His Higher Purpose In Music

A Life Threatening Accident Causes Seanizzle to Produce Music With A Message

In the fall of 2016, Sean Reid, Seanizzle was basking in the glory of the “47 Floor” riddim, with it’s bosterous trumpet propagating over waves of jazz sounds.  Two months later, on November 27, 2016,  the producer experienced moments that changed his life forever. As Seanizzle recovered at Kingston Public Hospital, he felt thankful to be alive and had a greater appreciation for making music. We spoke with Seanizzle about his musical path and spiritual enlightenment. More After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Vybz Kartel Birthday Bash 2002

WATCH THIS: Vybz Kartel Birthday Bash 2002

Witness the Birth of a Dancehall Legend

Thirteen years ago today, Vybz Kartel (or as the videographer spelled it Vibes Cartel) celebrated his 25th birthday with an action-packed session at Club La Roose on Port Henderson Road in Portmore. Judging by the massive turnout of artists on the stage and the reaction of the ram-jam crowd inside the venue—not to mention the ridiculously futuristic flows emanating from his microphone—it’s clear that Kartel is a young champion on the rise. Having graduated from street mixtapes to writing hits for the likes of Bounty Killer, Kartel now had a major hit on Don Corleon’s Mad Ants riddim, “New Millennim” featuring Wayne Marshall. His debut album for Greensleeves Records, Up 2 Di Time, was still a year away, but anybody in La Roose that night knew something big was happening. Much has changed since that time: for one thing, when’s the last time you saw Kartel rocking a Nets jersey and a durag? Moreover, Kartel’s name is now known all around the planet, although much of the world is more familiar with his controversial exploits than his cutting-edge music. But one thing has stayed the same from that time until this : even as Kartel marks his third consecutive birthday behind bars, the Werlboss still has the streets on lock, and despite his predicament Kartel remains the most influential dancehall artist in the game, period. In honor of Adidja Azim Palmer’s earthstrong, let’s take it back to 2002, and bear witness to the birth of a legend.  Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Morgan Heritage “Ends Nah Meet” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Morgan Heritage "Ends Nah Meet" Official Music Video

          The legacy of Denroy Morgan continues to shine like a beacon through his children, “Morgan Heritage.” This band, consists of Peter “Peetah” Morgan, Una Morgan, Roy “Gramps” Morgan, Nakhamyah “Lukes” Morgan and Memo “Mr. Mojo” Morgan. This summer the royal lions released their tenth studio album “Here Come The Kings” and this week the first video,”Ends Nah Meet.”  “Ends Nah Meet” featuring  the “Scripture Riddim” by Don Corleon, reminds  fans of what makes this band destined to rule. This song offers a discourse on the current global economic crisis and the growing gap between the rich and the poor. The song calls for change to address this parallel. The video  directed by Maximilian Shelton, brings to life the song lyrics and features a montage of clips from Jamaica and the bands recent European tour. Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Protoje ft. Romain Virgo “Reggae Revival”

Corleon, Diggy & Virgo Connect For A Rebirth, Not  Funeral

Protoje always comes fresh, and when he joins forces with a vocalist like Romain Virgo it’s a reggae rebirth—not a funeral. Diggy bigs up Coxsone Dodd, Winston Riley, & Junjo Lawes while Don Corleon keeps the vibes alive. “How dem fi say reggae dead, when we ah carry on?” Read more »

WATCH THIS: Protoje “Our Time Come” Video

Diggy’s Been On His Grind For A While Now, And It’s Paying Off

Protoje has been blazing his own trail through the reggae industry for a minute now. Refreshingly hype-free with personality and talent (among other things) to burn. Judging by this new video, Protoje’s grind is starting to pay off. “From seven year old, mi haffi get a bust / To flow upon the riddim like Terror Fabulous.” Read more »

WATCH THIS: Protoje ft Kymani Marley “Rasta Love”

Latest Official Music Video From The New Album Seven Year Itch

From “Curly Locks” to “Whoi Mr. Brown” to “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner,” songs of forbidden love are a time-honored theme within reggae music. “She didn’t know how… to tell him… she was in love with a Rastaman,” Kymani sings over a crispy Don Corleon track, then in comes Protoje as the conscious loverman. Read more »

DUNGLOAD: Protoje Sampler “The Seven Year Itch”

As Protoje gears up for the Spring 2011 release of his debut album, The Seven Year Itch (Produced by Don Corleon), fans are as impatient as they are excited for what’s expected to be a landmark record. Read more »