Posts tagged "Drake"

PREMIERE: Duane Pressure “Can I” Official Music Video

PREMIERE: Duane Pressure "Can I" Official Music Video

Duane Pressures The Ladies With Latest Visual

Duane Pressure serenades the women with beautiful Rhythm and Blues vocals, in the inviting dancehall tune, “Can I.”  Performing for the last 13 years, Duane Pressure catapulted his career to stardom with hard work and perseverance. The dancer turned singer, influenced by artists like Michael Jackson, Usher, Christopher Martin, Mavodo, Buju Banton, and Vybz Kartel, shows that he made the right move by starting a music career. In his new video for “Can I,” he shows the ladies that chivalry is not dead, by opening the door to love.  Interview and Video After The Jump

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WATCH THIS: Charly Black “F**K Sweet/Whinning Vixen” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Charly Black "F**K Sweet/Whinning Vixen" Official Music Video

Charly Black Releases New Video Before His Party Animal U.S.A. Tour 

Before the west coast stops on his U.S.A. tour to Seattle, L.A. and Oakland, Charly Black released the visual for “F**K Sweet” and “Whinning Vixen” production collaborations with NotNice Records and DJ Tropical Production, respectively. More After The Jump…

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Popcaan Joins Rihanna and Kanye on Final Night of OVO Fest

Popcaan Joins Rihanna and Kanye on Final Night of OVO Fest

Drizzy Invites The Unruly Boss & Few More Friends To Toronto

Future was there as expected. Ditto for Drizzy and Roy Wood$. But this year’s OVO Fest was all about the unexpected guests. People like Rihanna, who was technically still a “surprise” during her second consecutive guest set at OVO Fest, performing “Work” and “Too Good” and “BBHMM” (aka “Brap Brap Brap”). And let’s not forget people like Kanye West, who teased the possibility of a Drake/Yeezy album. But nobody savored his guest spot more than Popcaan. The Unruly Boss  came onstage performing “Only Man She Wants” and then followed it up with “Everything Nice” and Jamie xx’s “I Know There’s Gonna Be.” And judging by the caption on Poppy’s IG, there were, in fact, good times. Wickedness increase. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Sean Paul Comes Through To “Dutty Up” OVO Fest Night 1

Sean Paul Comes Through To "Dutty Up" OVO Fest Night 1

The Dancehall Superstar Even Dropped His Tory Lanez Remix

Although Beenie Man was unable to attend OVO Fest Night One as planned due to health issues (The Doctor was undergoing treatment for the Zika virus), surprise guest Sean Paul came through just in the nick of time to dutty up the place.  Running through all his hits, from “Gimme The Light” to “Get Busy” and “Temperature” even “Like Glue,” SP even kicked a few bars from his remix to “Luv” by Toronto rude bwoy Tory Lanez. Did anybody tell him that Drake and Mr. Lanez are not exactly on the best of terms at the moment? The guest appearance from Rihanna wasn’t a bad look either. How Drizzy convinced her to skip her beloved Crop Over in Barbados we’ll never know. Maybe those two really are serious. Video After The Jump… Read more »

That Time Drake Almost Got Arrested With “Mava-Dado” & Other Exciting Tales

That Time Drake Almost Got Arrested With "Mava-Dado" & Other Exciting Tales

40 And The 6 God Regale Nardwuar With Dancehall War Stories

Earlier this week Drizzy linked with fellow Canadian phenom Nardwuar aka the Human Serviette for a typically epic interview/gift-giving-b/show-and-tell session. Amongst many highlights gleaned by the good folks at Billboard were several dancehall-related anecdotes—including a massive big up for the World Boss Vybz Kartel. But not until we watched the video did we come to fully appreciate certain gems like Nardwuar’s question about “Mava-Dado.” (Must be seen to be believed.)  To be fair Nardwuar seems to be more of an old-school cat, as he presents Drizzy with a King Tubby’s Dance Hall Style Dub album on vinyl. Nuff respect. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Lost In Translation: Does Drake’s Dancehall Obsession Benefit Anyone But Himself?

Lost In Translation: Does Drake's Dancehall Obsession Benefit Anyone But Himself?

EXCLUSIVE GENIUS EXCERPT: Please Don’t Call Drake “King of the Dancehall”

While revealing the release date of his long-awaited album, Views From The 6, on Beats Radio, Drake sought to evoke the denseness, complexity, and overall quality of the record by stating that “It’s not a short ting.” His use of patois, although not surprising for any native of Toronto—a city where Caribbean culture has seeped into many aspects of mainstream language, food, and music in much the same way it has in London, Miami, or Nigeria—was no accident. Excerpt Continues After The Jump…

Rihanna Putting In “Work” As Her Dancehall Single Tops Billboard Chart For 8th Consecutive Week

Rihanna Putting In "Work" As Her Dancehall Single Tops Billboard Chart For 8th Consecutive Week

Bajan BadGyal Ties The Beatles With 57 Career Weeks At #1

As the dancehall World Boss put it in his 2015 anthem, “Dancehall cyaa stall forever and ever.” Rihanna has once again proved Kartel’s maxim as her single “Work,” featuring Drake posts its eigth consecutive week at the top of the pop charts. The music industry bible Billboard reported today that the Bajan pop star has reached a new career milestone, tying The Beatles with her 57th career week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100,  which measures the most popular singles in the U.S.A.  Full Story After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Keznamdi “Herbs” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Keznamdi "Herbs" Official Music Video

Kez & Keida Work The Ital Steamer

Ever since RiRi and Drizzy touched up the Pot O Gold “Sail Away” riddim with the chart-topping tune “Work,” Jamaican artists have been inspired to reimagine the tune in their own style and pattern. The latest “reworking” is a wicked ganja tune called “Herbs” by the rootical DJ Keznamdi.  “I wanted to put a little more roots in there, so you see a lot more Jamaican culture,” he told The Fader, who premiered the video earlier this week—which features noted herb advocate Keida in a crucial supporting role: keeping the ital steamer hot. “Marijuana advocacy is very special to me,” says Kez, “so whatever way I can get the message to people I try to.” Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Drake ft. Popcaan “Controlla!”

HEAR THIS: Drake ft. Popcaan "Controlla!"

The Long Awaited 6 God x Unruly Boss Collab Is Here At Last

Popcaan and Drake have been bigging each other up for so long it feels like this tune—which leaked today—is long overdue. First Drake started dropping “Y Pree” in his lyrics. Then Drizzy’s boys shot a music video for Poppy up in Toronto. After that the OVO posse jetted down to Jamaica and shot a short documentary, “6 in the 876”—snippets of which ended up on Drake’s acclaimed mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Just the other day Boomshots caught up with Popcaan, and asked him point blank if there would be any unruliness on Drake’s upcoming album Views From The 6. At the time he answered no, but added “anything is possible.” Which makes us think this track—something shimmy joint fe de gyal dem—which leaked unofficially and hit all the blogs today, must have been completed fairly recently. Drake opens his verse with an O.G. Poppy reference “My eye just changed.” Anyway, no more long talking. The ting shot. Wickedness Increase! Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Beniton “Work” InstaMix

HEAR THIS: Beniton "Work" InstaMix

The Man Called Jack Frostt Nah Ramp With Lazy People

Since its release in January, Rihanna’s “Work” off her eighth studio album “Anti,” has seen a fair share of underground street mixes from the likes of A$AP Ferg and Dave East. However, neither rapper was successful in making a lasting impression on the final product. This isn’t because the aforementioned recording artists’ lack talent, but moreso because “Work” is a dancehall record and out of their lane. Much like the original version of “Work,” the spinoffs that circulate the net lack authenticity—that is until Jamaican deejay Beniton aka Jack Frostt stepped inside the booth to add some real island flavor to the mix, a necessary ingredient that could only be provided by someone who is of the culture, rather than a fan who simply enjoys the music.  Audio After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Rihanna ft. Drake “Work” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Rihanna ft. Drake "Work" Official Music Video

Girl I’ll Tropical House You

After all the teasers, snippets, and Snapchats the video for Rihanna’s most unabashedly dancehall track ever drops today, same time the tune touch the No. 1 spot. Our bredren Paul Parris called Riri and Aubrey the Queen and King of Dancehall, which might be overstating the case, but we feel the fire of his argument. Point being that Tropical House shit is dead. Please have the decency to call it what it is: dancehall. By now we all know the song was co-produced by Drake’s very own Boi-1da, Sevn Thomas and Partynextdoo—three youths from T-Dot who looped up Pot of Gold’s “Sail Away” riddim and took the track behind “Badman Nuh Flee” to the top of the pops. The video is appropriately twerktastic and bangs even harder with DJ Autograph’s remix underneath. Pree this. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Drake Brings Out Skepta to Shutdown London’s Wireless Festival

Drake Brings Out Skepta to Shutdown London's Wireless Festival

Drizzy Is The Latest Superstar to Link With Boy Better Know

According to NME, Drake brought out London grime MC Skepta to perform “Shutdown” during his set at London’s Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park July 3rd. OVO affiliate Partynextdoor joined Drake on one song as did iLoveMakonnen, who performed ‘Tuesday’ with his new label boss. However, the biggest reaction was by far when Skepta came out. Drake wore a Boy Better Know T-Shirt and chatted in some UK slang: “Man’s never been in Finsbury when it’s shutdown,” said Drake as the song began. Video After The Jump… Read more »