The year of good music continues right through; last week Friday, “Simma” by Leno Banton featuring iotosh was released. It was Produced by Krs with the featured photo by Monique Kidd (@Kimmmon) and the track artwork by Khari Kamau (@KhariKamau). To put it simply, the duo criticize the girl that left the relationship to pursue another, with more money; all with a sweet lyrical flow to match the riddim. Ensure you keep a keen ear on the lyrics; take a listen to “Simma”.
“Maybe I’m no king and I got no riches
So I can’t buy you things
But I got love to give
But that’s not enough for you”
“I really wish you all the best in life
I really wish that I coulda provide
The lifestyle that you always wanted to live
But the truth is, all I got is love to give”
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I have brand new reggae music for you! Today I’m sharing “Lightning Storm” by 5 Star! The first thing that grabbed me was that bassline, the groove is so nice; the rhythm has an original rockas reggae feel to it. On this smooth riddim 5 Star raps animatedly, warning Babylon to be stable before they run into trouble or the lightning storm. His lyrics have a strong militancy, as he pushes to defend himself with protection from Haile Selassie I. Take a listen to Lightning Storm by 5 Star, produced by Kabaka Pyramid and Genius.
Tell me in the comments below what you think!
On this Expression Wednesday, we have new music from Jah9, last week she blessed us with “Feel Good”. A reggae track enlightening us on the importance of physical health. Jah9 urges us to surrender to the high vibration of the tings weh mek yuh body feel good, no matter where. This song really is the in-depth variation of “drink water and mind your own business”; she speaks of keeping hydrated and practicing exercise, whether yoga, dancing, or otherwise, all on a smooth reggae riddim. As a yoga practitioner and teacher, and a believer of the holistic and natural ways of healing; this is what she wants to bring to the world, and what better way than through her art form.
I must commend Nickii Kane for the accompanying visuals, they are immaculate, and that yellow, it really brings an air of positivity. Take a listen to “Feel Good”, let me know what you think in the comments below.
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Today I have “Conversation & Weed” by Vanessa Bongo, produced by the DrumKeys. I have been waiting for this song, I first heard a taste of it at Love, Light & Fire. The official song has a different feel to it, I like it. I’m not gonna lie, this song sounds like some great music to set the mood for some alone time with your partner. Vanessa has a sultry sounding voice as she speaks to her man, “so I’m waiting for you, cause my body is a temple…”. The lyrics, along with the instrumental, lovely. I have to give a shout out to the background vocalists, the variation was on point. Take a listen to “Conversation & Weed.”
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This project has been out for a while but better late than never. Keznamdi released Skyline Levels vol 1 earlier this year, and I’ve brought it here for you to hear. It’s lovely, the vibe it gives off is when you wake up early on a Saturday morning, burst open your windows to see perfect weather, so you decide to start washing or cleaning. After deciding to clean, you’d put on this EP. The songs compliment each other, you need not skip any, just let it play out, enjoying all of them.
I can’t even pick a fave off the project, but if I was forced to, I think I’d pick “So Right”. Take a listen to Skyline Levels vol 1; comment below your favourite song.
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Come here please, take a look at the newest track to touch the street. 17-year old, Koffee, introduced herself to the world with a catchy reggae song. “Burning” was released the beginning of October. Don’t sleep on this song y’all, after listening to it twice I found myself humming it. She is out to give inspiration as she follows her dreams.
“Nothing can’t out my flame, no it can’t quench, can’t cool, can’t tame”
I love the message, and I love her voice. She encourages us to keep passionate, and keep our flame burning brightly. Koffee isn’t the usual, watch out for her, and take a listen to Burning.
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Today I have a new reggae song on the scene, “Punchinella” by Pentateuch Movement. I appreciate the authentic ‘rootsy’ sound of the riddim. In the song he’s telling Punchinella what he has to offer, some reasons she should accept his love. Though, Punchinella has her sights set on someone else. Take a listen to Punchinella, tell me what you think in the comments below!
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*Drum rolls* Today we have something new from Royal Blu. It wasn’t in the early morning that he released this song but it had your girl wishing that it was. Royal Blu gave us “Early Morning” a while back, it has been on my list. Somehow it came up the perfect time, we’re near the end of the hurricane season but it has been raining almost every single day since the beginning of October; this song makes me feel like it’s raining, it is just soothing. In this track he croons to his lover, telling her how much he needs her, reveling in their love. Big up Dj Densen differently, he produced the track, I love the rhythm. Take a listen to Early Morning by Royal Blu.
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I’m here to represent for the group of people who sit and wait for Protoje to bless the universe with new music; he never disappoints. Last week Proto dropped “Truths and Rights” featuring Mortimer and it took my Twitter timeline by storm, with good reason. The song was produced by Winta James, and I’m not being biased when I say him have the formula… the rhythms from him are good and unique.
Truths and Rights speaks up for the youths in society… the future of the country. As well as the evident inequality that befalls the masses. They encourage us to think keenly about the choices we make in life, and inject that a little love can go a long way.
“When all the youths need is a chance, not a bly“
I thought strongly about typing out the entire second verse, for you to see why I am so moved by this song. There’s so much wrong in society, and people need to hear and see it, people need to be the change. And it can simply start by caring about each other, we’re all human beings. Take a listen to Truths and Rights.
“Until the day that my soul takes flight, Babylon will hear my voice,
cause we deh yah so fi truths and rights.”
I can’t decide if I like Blood Money or Truths and Rights more, comment below with the one you like more.
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A month ago Blvk H3ro released this song but if you haven’t heard it, it’s still new music. There have been a lot of releases over the past weeks, so it’s finally time to share this song. H3ro released On & On for the people, the track is not for sale. Like most of Blvk H3ro’s music the rhythm is upbeat urging one to rock or even dance to it. In the song he iterates that life goes on and on, and with each day comes new opportunities. So you’re not to let the disappointments you face be the end of your dreams. Take a listen to On & On by Blvk H3ro.
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