Posts tagged "Sean Paul"

Flashback Friday: Wayne Wonder, “No Letting Go”

Flashback Friday:  Wayne Wonder, "No Letting Go"

In 2003, when “No Letting Go”  hit MTV,  Wayne Wonder’s music career went into a projectile motion that continues to reach new heights.  Twelve years later, fans are still expressing their love for this song on YouTube and other social media. I caught up with Wayne Wonder this week to find out his inspiration for this song, which was Number 11 on Billboard Hot 100. Video and Interview After The Jump… Read more »

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Kranium Talks Ty Dolla $ign Collab, Major Label Deal, and Repping JA from NYC

Kranium Talks Ty Dolla $ign Collab, Major Label Deal, and Repping JA from NYC

Everybody Haffi Know Bout Kranium

The rising dancehall star responsible for the worldwide smash “Nobody Has To Know” chats with the Reggae Girl About Town shortly after his performance at the RBMA Yardcore show. They discuss his signing to major label Atlantic Records, his collab with L.A. rapper Ty Dolla $ign, what he learned from his uncle Screwdriver, and how he reps Jamaican music as a youth raised in NYC. Video After The Jump… Read more »

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Free Up The Herbs: 40 of Reggae’s Highest-Grade Ganja Anthems

Free Up The Herbs: 40 of Reggae's Highest-Grade Ganja Anthems

Marijuana Laws May Be Changing, But These Rebel Music Selections Will Keep Playing Forever

Every day brings new headlines about voters in the U.S.A. passing medical marijuana laws and American states decriminalizing reefer—even as the Federal government reserves the right to swoop in and prosecute whoever however whenever. Meanwhile venture capitalists continue to align themselves with the Bob Marley estate in order to build a global ganja brand. It feels like a bright new day in the long-running batttle to legalize Jamaica’s national herb. But don’t sleep: the Governor General has yet to sign the proposal that would allow Rastas to cultivate for personal use and corporations to cultivate for profit. And Jamaica’s Governor General still answers to the Queen of England, so there’s no telling what will happen. Meanwhile youths all over the world are still getting locked up for illegal possession of the wisdom weed. So the binghi drums have to beat and songs like these have to play, words sounds and power. These are not just “weed tunes” but songs about the real-life struggles surrounding ganja prohibition. say are they just one-line shout-outs, like the tune where Bounty and Cham said “tell the government free up the weed policy,” as wicked as that was. These are the rabble-rousing songs dedicated to defending marijuana growers and sellers and smokers from all forms of downpression. Some relate to the nitty-gritty details of the hustler’s life, others focus on police efforts to fight against the weed, while others make the case for legalization. Any topic that could inspire so much great music has to be important. Just like Josey Wales said on track #20, “It Haffi Bun.” And these songs have to play. Audio After The Jump; Countdown Continues Above Read more »

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Ziggy Marley Wins Sixth Grammy, But Nobody Gets To See It

Ziggy Marley Wins Sixth Grammy, But Nobody Gets To See It

Three Decades Later, The Reggae Award Is Still NOT Televised

Congratulations Ziggy Marley on your latest win at the Grammys. Fly Rasta Up Up Up… Way Up/. And just to make sure the ting STAY up, it’s time to revisit an important question. Why is the Best Reggae Album category STILL not being broadcast anywhere? It’s not like the world doesn’t love Reggae music. So what’s the problem? When will the reggae massive show some Unity and command respect like the hip-hop massive did back in 1989 before the music was a billion-dollar industry. U-N-I-T-Y is strength. Time to get up stand up for the good of the music. Uzeet. This year marks not only Bob Marley’s 70th birthday but also the 30th anniversary of the Best Reggae Album category. Details After The Jump… Read more »

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A Love We Can Feel: Respect To John Holt

A Love We Can Feel: Respect To John Holt

Early Sunday morning, Reggae Legend, John Kenneth Holt, died at the age of 67 in London. Even after collapsing onstage during a performance at this summer’s One Love Festival in the UK, he insisted that his health was fine and said “I’ll be back.” Born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1947, he entered talent competitions at an early age, throughout the island. Holt recorded his first single, “I Cried A Tear,” a song about lies and heartbreak, in London, 1963. This melancholy first tune, foreshadowed numerous follow up hits. More After The Jump…

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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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WATCH THIS: Major Lazer Feat. Sean Paul “Come On To Me” (Official Music Video)

WATCH THIS: Major Lazer Feat. Sean Paul "Come On To Me" (Official Music Video)

Bomb Bomb Diggity Gyul Come Bring It To Me

When it comes to a Major Lazer one thing is for sure its going to be full of energy, and like their videos before, a little weird. For the third single of their “Apocalypse Soon” EP Lazer links up with none other than mister dutty himself Sean Paul and are aided but a dance crew of Kubuki dancers? Yes you read that right, but If you’ve been a fan of the Major that wouldn’t come as much as a surprise. Just come on to me and check the Video After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Timaya Feat. Sean Paul “Bum Bum Remix” (Explicit Video)

WATCH THIS: Timaya Feat. Sean Paul "Bum Bum Remix" (Explicit Video)

The Way You Wine Wine It Make Me Go Down Low

You know you have a hit when you can get an artiste like Sean Paul on your remix. Timaya’s Bum Bum was already burning up the chats, so imagine it now with the likes of Mr. Full Frequency on the track. Not only does Sean Paul make and appearance, Timaya made sure that video lived up to it’s title and recruited a bevy of well “bum bums” for each scene. Trust us you won’t be disappointed, Video After The Jump…  Read more »

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WATCH THIS: Mr. Vegas ft. Sean Paul & Fatman Scoop “Party Tun Up (Remix)” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Mr. Vegas ft. Sean Paul & Fatman Scoop "Party Tun Up  (Remix)" Official Music Video

Vegas Links Up With Dutty Paul and Fatman Scoop

Year after year, veteran dancehall hitmaker Mr. Vegas keeps serving up the sureshot tunes guaranteed to make the party tun up. If it’s not “Heads High” it’s “Tek Weh Yuself” or “Bruk It Down,” the man just knows how to make the girls go wild. His latest such fioor-filler, “Party Tun Up,” is now on its second remix—a soca version featuring Kes & Bunji  and as if that’s not enough, this week he dropped the video for the dancehall remix, featuring Fatman Scoop and Vegas’s longtime sparring partner Sean Paul. This is their best work together since “Hot Gal Today.” Video After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Major Lazer Feat. Sean Paul “Come On To Me”

HEAR THIS: Major Lazer Feat. Sean Paul "Come On To Me"

Lazer And Sean A Perfect Combination

Fresh off the release of his own album “Full Frequency,” Sean Paul links with Major Lazer on a wicked tune entitled “Come On To Me” off their EP “Apocalypse Soon.” Paul spits his usually braggadocios style over Lazer’s infectious drum melodies. With just the right amount of EDM and Dancehall this is sure to win over fans from the yard to the festivals. “Full Frequency” and “Apocalypse Soon” both available now, Tune After The Jump… Read more »

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WATCH THIS: Sean Paul ft. Damian Marley “Riot” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Sean Paul ft. Damian Marley "Riot" Official Music Video

Dutty Paul and Gongzilla Stirring Up Nuff Trouble

“One good thing about music,” a wise man once sang, “when it hits you feel no pain.” You just can’t say the same for a Molotov cocktail. That’s why it’s a good idea to listen to the ghetto yutes when they bawl out their sufferer’s blues. Remember when N.W.A predicted the L.A. Riots and another wise man called hip-hop the “ghetto CNN”? That’s another good thing about music, it can give those with ears to hear an early warning on trouble on the way. “Riot” is that kind of song. The latest single off Sean Paul’s new album Full Frequency, which is due to drop in February, is not another party jam. it’s a hard-hitting reality tune featuring Jr. Gong. Ever since this tune came out, we’ve known it was something special. Now the video has arrived to make the whole thing crystal clear. “Deal with yute dem right or else….” Video After The Jump…

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Sean Paul Says No To Smoking Weed… But He Loves His Ganja Tea

Sean Paul Says No To Smoking Weed... But He Loves His Ganja Tea

Just Gimme The Trees And Mek We Drink It Up

Dutty Paul dropped by the Juan Epstein podcast last week and chopped it up with Rosenberg and Cipher Sounds. Among the topics he touched on was the healing of the nation, aka marijuana.  This may come as a surprise to Sean Paul fans, but the artist who sang “Just gimme the light and pass the dro” no longer blazes weed. Yep, you heard it right. Not that he’s given up the wisdom weed. These days Sean boils up and sips a cup of ganja tea. The Breakfast of Champions! Video After The Jump…

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