It’s Wednesday so I got some brand new tings to share with you. Ras-I released an ode to the beautiful black woman, titled “Nubian.” This song touches your soul from the instrumental intro, as he strongly says, “It’s hard to find the perfect words, to tell you how I feel…” Same! That was my exact sentiment in regards to this instrumental. I must admit as a black woman, this song truly made me feel special, appreciated even. Ras-I boasted a number of amazing traits of his black woman. Though this is about the lovely women out there, this song is one to rock along to with someone special, take a listen to Nubian.
This is what we’ve been waiting for, the official visuals for Protoje’s eminent single, “Blood Money.” The music video goes deeper into the dialogue of corruption in Jamaica. Take a look at the official music video below.
Today I have a lovely lady that caught my eye at the launch of Coming In Hot. Yeza took to the stage and sang her first single, “Everyting Is Irie.” Her confidence and sense of style already had her on my good list, then she opened her mouth and I was even more pleased. She rapped her verses on the riddim and engaged her audience, she’s definitely one to look out for; take a listen to “Everyting Is Irie” by Yeza.
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.
The new releases are coming too fast, I will not complain though, every week I have something new to share with you. Today I bring to you “Can’t Breathe” by Kabaka Pyramid. The wordsmith sings not only about the “mental pollution” that we face but the literal disregard of our health physically. Take a listen.
I have a new song for you this week, this one touched me more than I knew it would. Last week I found out by my Twitter timeline that Chronixx dropped a new tune. As much as I won’t admit it I haven’t been myself lately, too much worrying about the future… Sometimes I just can’t help it but when I heard this song the lyrics really spoke to me.
“Skanking sweet, everybody wanna feel irie, forget your troubles and rock with me.”
If the instrumental doesn’t make you actually want to buss a dance move, message me, cause you must have something bothering you too. This single actually makes me look forward to his album, Chronology. Take a listen to Skanking Sweet.
It’s a rainy week in Jamaica but we jammin’ still. DJ Stamma released a special mix tape last week, where he showcases music from the “independent musical geniuses of Jamaica.” It has songs from some of the greatest acts to grace the music scene right up to the upcoming artistes that are making great headway. This is Indie Genius Vibes, take a listen. Go to the Soundcloud page to see the track list.
Why was I doing the most while listening to this? I feel like Stamma executed his idea perfectly, I thoroughly enjoyed the mixtape. I sang along to the songs I knew and grew excited at the unfamiliar ones I heard. P.S. Big up yourself for the name Stamma! “Indie Genius” – Indigenous, that was a good one.
Drop a comment below to let me know what you thought about Indie Genius Vibes.
So unnu remember the little lady I told you about the other day? The one that stole all of the shine at New Wave one Monday? That’s Lila Iké, from the In.Digg.Nation Collective. She has released her first single, Biggest Fan. This song is to her mother, her biggest supporter. I don’t know if I love this song because it hit so close to home, or simply because her voice on the track is so hypnotic. I’ll go with both… and I must big up the producers The DrumKeys & Diggy because this rhythm is too sweet. Take a listen, Biggest Fan by Lila Ike.
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Ah the Shell Band Stand…I stepped through the gate and instantly my tummy started to fill with nostalgia; and my head with flashbacks of flashing lights and the roaring of The Indiggnation. I was brought back to Ancient Future Live. Warmth roamed the grounds of the green-space, as friends and strangers alike, mingled, and enjoyed the musical styling of DJ Yaadcore while waiting for the show to begin. The venue held friendly faces, Benjie, nourishing the patrons with his vegetarian Yatties and a variety of natural juices. As well as I-Nation, with his pop-up shop or station. Dj Jimmy Q warmed up the crowd, and enthusiastically introduced the soulful Sevana.
Sevana had us at the edge of our seats, and on the tips of our toes. Her beauty is one thing but her voice is a completely different story, Valentine’s Day is gone but her sweet voice summoned the god of love. The audience held onto her every word and swooned with every note. She began with an unreleased song that was quite personal, and followed with Easy To Breathe. She gave us another unreleased song, No Sleep, which has been growing on me. Sevana introduced Love The Way by asking us to join her in dancing, which we obliged dutifully. She continued to steal the hearts of the patrons, and with every high note in Bit Too Shy, the cupid’s arrow picked new targets. Her next song was her own remix of Protoje’s “Love Gone Cold,” which she’s featured on. This was followed by Carry You, and one of my favourites, Rawle; to which fans danced and sang along, while new fans learnt the lyrics 😉 Continue reading “For The Culture!”→
Today I have new music for you, I’m in a great mood because there has some amazing song releases recently. It was actually hard to pick but there’s next week, so come back for more. Today I’m sharing one I adore, I had it on repeat for the words, and simply for her lovely voice, “Pretty Girl” by Zosia McGregor. So take a listen, tell me what you think about the song in the comments below!