The Tosh legacy continues… I got to see the release Dre Tosh’s new music video at the home of the Peter Tosh Museum (the Pulse 8 Complex). Dre really came in hot by showing his great lyrical skill in his version of the Peter Tosh song, “Coming In Hot.” He raps the verses while sampling the chorus from his grandfather. Throughout the night he made great effort to pay homage to the legend. The icon’s grandson had a slew of entertainment for the evening before releasing the accompanying visuals.
The lovely Isis Miller was the tour guide for our experience that evening, and I enjoyed her humour. The first bit of entertainment was by a few friends of Dre Tosh, with each person singing a few of their songs. We heard the likes of King Kali, Devine I, Ras Kano, I-Mar Shepherd, Triple, and the only lady, Yeza. I’m not being biased but Yeza had me paying attention, I enjoyed her song “Everyting Is Irie.” We also got to see a short video about Dre Tosh and the continuation of the Tosh legacy; check it out below.
And finally the music video was played, followed by a performance of “Coming In Hot” to raise the heat some more. Definitely look out for him, I love his energy, and the connection he had with the audience. Check it out, “Coming In Hot” by Dre Tosh.
I got to the Stones Throw Bar at 9:30, when (Dj) The Stamma was running the Dj stand. He was relieved by Dj Jimmy Q at 10pm. Patrick and I conversed, enjoying the ambiance Stones Throw had to offer. It had aTiki Hut vibe, with the main area secluded by decor hanging from the sides of the roof. Making the space cozy by taking off a little of the edge from the cold wind that was blowing. It had dim lighting continuing the feel of relaxation. While waiting for the show to start, patrons began the night, lighting up the space with the refreshing incense that was marijuana; voices and laugher filled the air.
Soon enough Protoje, the host for the night, came onto the stage and thanked us for supporting, and in that same breath explained the New Wave. The idea came about by brain storming, and what they wanted to create was a space for creatives to come together. A way to just build and share what we have to offer. The debut of the New Wave event was coupled with the first New Wave radio broadcast, both being on Monday’s. The broadcast is at 2:30pm on News Talk 93.1 fm, hosted by Jimmy Q; this show will bring upcoming talents to the public’s ears.
Proto continued by saying Jamaica is not short of talent but the problem is the means, the resources aren’t readily available for persons to show their passion to the world. The New Wave is a way for creative people to link up, share what they have to offer and network. He also commended the Leggo Career movement for what they’re doing for Jamaican youths. New Wave Ja is not limited to music, it’s for all forms of talent, cinema, dance, fashion…you name it. Next week Monday will be a Cinema edition. He closed off by introducing BLVK H3RO.
“H3RO’s talent is undeniable, it’s clear, obvious, present, unique…” He began with his new song, not yet released, “Feet Don’t Fail Me” followed by my personal favourite, “Final Destination” then the song that I had on repeat when I just buck up his Soundcloud page, “My Story.”
Next up was “Skydive” with the featured artiste, Leno Banton. Then “Kush & Schwepps”followed by his final song of the set, the high energy, “Herb.” After he closed withthe final song, he asked us to help him sing happy birthday to Grei Show, as it was soon 12am and his birthday. Then he invited Sevana on stage, so we could sing her happy birthday, because it was before 12 and still her day. She actually ended up singing it though 🙂
Grei Show got a little shine after that, he sang a part of his single, “Blind Without Shades.” Protoje came back on stage to sign off and informed us that The Stamma would continue playing music. This would be followed by the aux cord session, ending the night.
This is a little about the album launch; I will be making an album review in another post 🙂
“From the streets of Jamaica! Coming live & direct”
-Sudden Flight X Protoje ft. Sevana & Jesse Royal
The long awaited release of Protoje’s 3rd Album “Ancient Future” was held at the Pegasus Gardens; this brought back memories, as the first Live From Kingston I attended was held there. The place I fell in love with Sevana’s voice. The album was released in Jamaica a day before everywhere else in the world, on Monday, March 9, 2015. We were greeted by the host, Zj Sparks, who introduced Protoje, he thanked us for coming out and started off the program by showing a documentary filmed during the making of the album. Watch it below ↓ Continue reading “Ancient Future: The Launch”→
May is child’s month, so there are many events to raise awareness of child abuse, and protecting our children. One I went to was the launch of the official music video of No-Maddz new song ‘Nuh Guh Deh’
I’m so excited for Protoje’s new album, Ancient Future, I can’t wait for it to be released!! It’s already available for pre-order on itunes and will be released on March 10th. He unveiled the track-list sometime last week, you can view the article here.
The long awaited Sly & Robbie presents No-Maddz Album was released on Tuesday January 27, 2015.
The flyer says gates open at 7pm so technically I was late, I had ACCA class from 5:30-8:30 and I arrived at Countryside Club at minutes to 9 just in time to hear “Make some noise for No-Maddz!!” So in my eyes I was right on time 😀 Continue reading “No-Maddz Album Launch”→
Siwatu Jewelry was created by Mr. & Mrs. Abayomi. Sentwali & Ashenafi makes jewelry by hand from copper and organic materials. Siwatu is a Jamaica based company but also international, it started from taking orders via phone & on facebook and delivering them. Now they have launched their official website!
I believe I saw the flyer for this on facebook on the Thursday before the event. So I told Lexxi then she told Minkah and Meikle; the four of us made up the crew for the night. The summer raving continued 😀
So after the long pause from the 7th to the 17th we had to make up for it? Lexxi and I went out back to back (Raging Fyah’s album launch was yesterday) this time it was just three of us, Meikle joined the raving.