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 his lover, telling her how she’s tied him, she has him Kaught Up in the moment. Here we see the usual style of our favourite wordsmith, sweet wordplay riding the riddim immaculately.
The artwork is by Paige (@PaigeZxmbie) and the animation is by Dezignr Studios (@dezignrstudios). Take a listen to Kaught Up!
“I call this living in the moment, stars are aligned, imma listen to the omen.
I’m having visions of you holding me, so can you notice please, you got me caught up in the moment.”
Have you heard Solange Knowles’ new album? The title is “A Seat at the Table.” My friend sent it to me the other day, and I sat down and medz (meditated) it for a while, and I like the album. The first song that really stuck out to me was “Cranes in the Sky” and that’s what I’m sharing with you today.
REMSZN is the first album out of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) ‘Living Dream’ which is a collective of creative individuals, each nurturing different talents. REMSZN is the brain child of Leno Banton, writer and singer on the album. The project had members of REM executing their talents, SNR exclusively produced it, Irie Girl sang on a track, and Khari Kamau and Kxrly Miyagi (Karlando) did the artwork.
“…Done dancing with the demons, I’m in a different place. Selah.”
See the track list below, and take a listen:
I like REMSZN; SNR and Leno came with a different vibe for this one, and it definitely worked! The songs tell a story, and the flow from song to song is pleasant, it starts off with a warrior like strength and ends with love. My fave songs from the project are “Buffalo SoulJAH,” “Eight7Six,” ‘LVLs” and “Regime.” The lyrics are good, and I love that, for me personally I look out for nice lyrics when listening to new music. I also like the small interludes or ‘Medz’ as it’s called on the album, where you get to feel a little more of Leno as a person. He speaks his thoughts on life between the tracks, the topics include Self-awareness-which seemed to take a lead throughout the project- Marijuana, Spirituality, Uplifting the youth of Jamaica, & Appreciation of family, and friends who are family.
“Inna di Blessed Indies, Rapid Eye Movement…”
Tell me what you think about the album in the comments below! Keep in the know, follow Leno Banton on Twitter: @LenoBanton. REMSZN is available for download for free, here, or click the download button on the Soundcloud page, here. Also, take a look at what the REM Collective has in store on their website, here.
Straight out of Jamaica is the new single “Fly” by GiRL featuring Kenzic. The strength and beauty of the voice of both these artistes are undeniable, so when I saw that GiRL was releasing her firstofficialsingle, and it featured Kenzic, I was overjoyed. I’ve heard them live before and I have been waiting for the music, I’ve been keeping an eye… well listening out for these two upcoming artistes. “Fly” was co-written by GiRL and Kenzic, and it was produced by KeeRAB Records. I was actually surprised when I listened to it for the first time because it was Hip-Hop, and that wasn’t the vibe I got from either artiste but it works. When you have the voice and the lyrics like these two you come across strong in any genre, take a listen for yourself.
I listen to any genre of music, hip hop, pop, rap, rock, alternative, country, RnB, gospel, dub step, soca, as long as I like the song.
My fave genre of music is reggae, which is a part of Jamaica’s culture but I have to admit I do listen to dancehall, though some people don’t like the rawness of it, it’s also a part of the Jamaican culture and I was grown on it, I do dance to it as well.