Posts tagged "Santigold"

Saba Jenga: Black Girl Magic

Saba Jenga: Black Girl Magic

New Artist With Soulful Hip Hop and Conscious Reverberations

Saba Jenga is an ambitious woman who left her hometown in Richmond, Virginia to pursue a career in music. She was determined to hone her craft with an educational foundation in New York City. She won the 2012 “Walk This Way Award” for Best MC at St. John’s University and following this she matriculated into the New York University, Clive Davis Institute of Recording Music. During her time of study, she coined a music style of her own called “Dirty Dub,” fusing various genres of music including dub, dubstep, reggae, trap and gogo. Saba Jenga evokes the “black girl magic” ensconced  in a world with a European standard of beauty and oppression of minorities; through a culmination of cultures and sounds. We spoke to Saba, following a stellar performance at The Miss Lily’s 4/20 Celebration with International Selector, Yaadcore.  More After The Jump…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Major Lazer Feat. Lexxus & Santigold “Hold The Line”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Major Lazer Feat. Lexxus & Santigold "Hold The Line"

Lazer, Lexxus & Santi Make Yuh Just Shake Like A Nokia

It’s undeniable that 2013 was a huge year for Major Lazer, selling out show after show and being on the production credits of many huge albums their name and fan base has definitely grown. There was a time however when only a select few were privy to the unique sound of Major Lazer, let’s say around the 2009 right before the Vybz Kartel assisted “Pon De Floor” ravaged the airwaves (and our eyes, if you saw the video) there was another tune entitled “Hold The Line.” Lazer pegged dancehall star Lexxus and rapper/singer Santigold a combination at the time no one saw coming, but given the collaborations Lazer have had over the years this was one of the more tamer ones. Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Major Lazer ft. Vybz Kartel, Santigold, Danielle Haim & Yasmin “You’re No Good”

Pass We The Lazer Beam

No long talking—here’s the lead track off ML’s big bad Free The Universe album, which drops next Tuesday 4/15. Diplo & co outdid themselves on this sultry jam. Werlboss, Santi—slap weh! Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Beastie Boys ft. Santigold “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win”

Spike Jonez Sez Shot Haffi Lick—But Please Don’t Harm The Yetis

Okay, that G.I. Joe shit was cute, but click here for the all killa, no filla version….
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WATCH THIS: Major Lazer “Hold The Line” video

Diplo snags 2009 MTV Video Music Awards “Breakthrough Video” nod.

For the first time in history, a quasi-dancehall tune is in the running for the Breakthrough Video award at the VMAs.

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HEAR THIS: Major Lazer “Hold The Line” REMIX Santigold & Mr. Lexx featuring Cham… “Call Mi”

All circuits are busy now. Please wheel and come again.

You probably heard about Diplo and Switch, how they’ve been cooking up a batch of futuristic dancehall bangers. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Jay-Z feat. Santigold “Brooklyn”

Santigold & Jigga Go Hard For BK With A “Boom Bye Bye like Buju.” Brap.

It should have come as no surprise when Jay-Z jumped on that Mavado track. First of all, Brooklyn is damn near Jamaica’s 15th parish, and its dancehall scene is a cosmos unto itself—impossible to overlook. Ever since Jay came out with that rapidfire diggity-Das-EFX flow, we knew he had to have heard those sound system cassettes that used to pass hand to hand from Jamdown to BKNY: Read more »