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Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone! Today we have a nice jam to kick off the summer, “Reap What You Sow” by Royal Blu. The song was produced by Natural High Music, and I wanna shake them hand because the groove of the music is so sweet. Royal Blu’s […]

Familiar Stranger

We’ve been waiting for this! Maybe this is the year for love, here I have a brand new single from Evaflow. He recently released “Familiar Stranger” featuring Sara Lugo. Here Lugo’s honeyed melodious voice flows through as the chorus, while Eva shows his spectacular lyrical […]

Roots Party

With a one drop beat
Add some strings and a bassline
It’s a roots party

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Beat & Party.

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Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone! Today we have Jah9’s newest single, “Love Has Found I”. 9 released it yesterday, in celebration of Empress Menen Asfaw’s Earthstrong (birthday). In the song, Jah9 croons about finally finding her one true love. A man embodying the likeness of H.I.M. Haile Selassie […]

Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone! Today we have “Kaught Up” by Kabaka Pyramid. This is the third single from his forthcoming debut album, Kontraband. No but… this song makes me want someone to sing to me though, or rap… I ain’t mind. Kabaka sings and also raps to […]

Speak Life

Though born and raised in Jamaica, Damian Marley is truly an international reggae star. His albums have sold all around the world and he has toured on multiple continents. In the past few years he has collaborated with household names from North America such as Jay-Z, Nas, Skrillex and Bruno Mars, along with local artists.

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His style combines themes and sounds from all around the world and that same multi-cultural approach is evident on the video from his latest Grammy-award wining album, “Stony Hill.”

Damian Marley Speak Life

Entitled, “Speak life” the video depicts Damian Marley sprouting words of wisdom and encouragement such as:

“Speak life
Live a humble and meek life
Ordinary day of the week life
Try to search and seek life”

This is set to the background of mesmerizing guitar licks and rhythmic African percussion. This is not the only area of the video where the continent’s influence is present as the video was shot in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, during his tour of Africa. It features several beautiful shots of ordinary Ethiopians as they go about their daily activities with Amharic (official language of Ethopia) subtitles playing throughout the video.

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Shot by Jerry Henry, the creator of the documentary “Africa, I promise” the video is also a display of the reverence that continues to exist between the Marley family and Ethopia. Yet another example of how our heritage has been exported by our cultural flag-bearers.

Below is a video of Damian’s tour of Africa.

Find Damian @DamianMarley on Twitter and on his website, DamianMarleyMusic.

 

Contributed by Brian ‘Kaz’ Kazaara.

 

Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone! The weeks have been moving along soooo fast, it was just Monday and now it’s almost the end of Wednesday. I hope all is well, hope you haven’t missed me too much, I have a lot of backed up articles, so look out […]

Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone! Today we have “Potential” by Jeeby Lyricist, the first single from his forthcoming EP. The track was mastered by Damitjon and produced by Shawn Smith. It has a Neo Soul feel to it, Jeeby poetically recites the lyrics over a hip-hop rhythm. He […]

Protoje's "Bout Noon" Ain't No Play Thing

This lovely February morning, we have a new single from Protoje, tilted “Bout Noon”. 2018 has started off with a continuation of the highly appreciated 2017 trend, persistent amazing music releases. I really think he should have dropped this song before Valentine’s Day ’cause it’s for you and your lover. It is to set the mood to lock weh for the night, and day too… ’til about noon.

The single was produced by Winta James and Lamont ‘Monty’ Savory; it was written by Protoje while on a flight heading home. He’s singing about how much he missed his lady, and some of the reasons why he loves her. I also have to take a moment to big up my artiste’s word play! As well as that sweet guitar riff that can be heard under the chorus, it is addictive. The song makes me want to hug up my bae and rock away, just like the visuals in the lyric video.

Bout Noon is just a taste of the Reggae star’s upcoming fourth studio album, and we’re eagerly awaiting what he will be bringing to the sound system this time around. The single art was created by Yannick Reid, and the music video was created by Ikem Smith. Watch the video for “Bout Noon” by Protoje below.

“Me catch a prophecy, fi kotch you pon top of me,

A you property,

So settle pon it properly”

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Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone! I hope you’re doing well, and not missing me too much. Today I have “Socialize” by Leno Banton featuring Kyraxx, this new track was produced by JLL. In the song Leno and kyraxx make advances at ladies of their liking, each trying to […]