Posts tagged "Teflon"

HEAR THIS: Sizzla, Popcaan & Teflon “Way Out”

HEAR THIS: Sizzla, Popcaan & Teflon "Way Out"

The Song May Sound Sweet, But The Judgment Will Not Be Nice

Not Nice established his name building tracks for Vybz Kartel and the Portmore Empire. He went on to produce major hits for artists like Alkaline and Spice—whose “So Mi Like It” was voiced on his “Boom Box” riddim. While he’s best know for hard-hitting jump-up tunes, his latest release is built around a gentle piano melody that leaves plenty of space for three of dancehall’s most powerful voices to “deal with Babylon case.” Popcaan has come a long way since the days when he was relegated to “Raving King” status, as tunes like this one—and new documentary Abundant Life—make clear. With Poppi, Kalonji, and Teflon all in rare form, “Way Out” sounds like it could become a sufferer’s anthem. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Sizzla, Popcaan, Aidonia, Teflon & Kiprich Shut Down Ghetto Splash 2014

Sizzla, Popcaan, Aidonia, Teflon & Kiprich Shut Down Ghetto Splash 2014

That’s What You Call A Grand Finale

Christmas is high season in Jamaica, an endless string of packed-out parties and star-studded stage shows. Even if money gets tight around the holidays, there’s no need to buy expensive tickets for some of the best shows of the season as artists show love to their fans with plenty of free shows. Eith the return of shows like Ghetto Splash—a Yuletide dancehall showcase which has run on and off since the 1990s—the downtown community of Waterhouse gets a much-needed dancehall stimulus package to  community residents, and a great concert to dancehall fans everywhere. The highlight of last year’s show was the appearance of both Popcaan and Mavado on stage at the same time, a cherished moment of Gaza/Gully harmony. Anticipation ran high for this year’s show, which did not disappoint. Surprise appearances by Shaggy and Beenie Man were just the beginning—the grand finale was a whole ‘nother level. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Teflon & Capleton “Same Struggle (Official Video)”

WATCH THIS: Teflon & Capleton "Same Struggle (Official Video)"

The Struggle Is Always The Same

You ever had a bad day? You missed your train or misplaced your credit card and felt like screaming “FML!” for all to hear and just like that, in a few hours everything was back to normal. How do you feel after? Probably a little ridiculous that you allowed something so minuscule to take up so much of your precious time. Now, what if you had to get up every morning and scavenge for water, and we’re not talking about Poland Spring? Missing your train doesn’t seem so bad now doesn’t it. This is the message Teflon and Capleton are trying to get across, even though the days might change the struggle remains the same, the struggle to do what’s necessary to survive. Tune After The Jump… Read more »