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 for that!
I have something new for you, nothing nuh nice like new music, right? Today I’ll be sharing “Crazy Over You” by Ras-I featuring Runkus and Royal Blu (Faves). The instrumental for this song gives me a neo-soul feel with a touch of jazz. I love it. The lyrics follows suit with Ras-I’s voice coming in nice and sultry, caressing my heart… and eardrums. Crazy Over You describes a love story known to many people; beautiful, sturdy like a Nokia 3310, crazy love. Ras-I, Runkus, and Royal Blu take turns singing their love fable. Each having a different vibe but fitting perfectly on the track. Take a listen to Crazy Over You!
“Babe you know it’s true,
My love goes crazy over you…”
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This song isn’t new but the music video is, the single was released last year, April. Here is the official music video for “Skin Toned” by Royal Blu and Runkus. These young artistes refreshingly bring up racism, and how hard it is for black people to survive in this world.
The song was produced by JLL, and the music video was directed by Tim Foresta and Thandi Sebe, and produced by Daniel Krause.
“We all come from God…”
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New music live! Right before 2017 ended Runkus released “my Gf.”. This song makes you want to move, many people claim they can’t dance but the easiest response to music is to move. When I heard my Gf. I was pleased, cause I love music that makes me want to dance. The drums! The percussion instruments in this song, they remind me of Afrobeats. This was produced by Krs.
Now, the lyrics… to be honest, I wouldn’t mind my man singing this song for me. “My gf do not come with nuh man problem…” let them know, hunny. Runkus sings about his lady, but he does so in the amazing lyrical fashion I look forward to when listening to his music. He ended 2017 with a great release, take a listen to my Gf. by Runkus.
Also check out the my Gf. photo shoot by Romario Lynch on Seen by Lynch.
Tomorrow Today (Tmrw Tday) Culture Festival had a week of activities geared towards meditation, and rejuvenation, where the goal was to acknowledge what you want in life and to help you to live for today. They brought acts from the “Reggae Revival” out to the edge of Jamaica, Negril. The concert was headlined by Protoje & the Indiggnation, with performances from Runkus & the Old Skl Band, and Sevana.
The Boardwalk Village was easy to find on the strip. As you enter you’re greeted by one of the reasons persons visit Jamaica. The beautiful flora, and the Boardwalk Village did not disappoint. It had the palms and beautiful white sand, with thatched roof décor all around. While waiting for the performances to start, Dj Yaadcore did his musical mixing, adding even more to the feel of vacation. When it was time to begin, the host for the evening, Sheldon Shepheard, introduced the first act.
Runkus brought his usual high energy. He and the band worked in perfectly in unison; special big up to the backup singers: your notes where on point. Runkus didn’t disappoint he had the crowd moving as he urged to move your feet. He ended the set in pure flames with Burn EverytinG.
Sevana makes you feel like you’re in love when she performs. Her voice gave chills as we rocked to the rhythm. She sang a couple songs from her EP, “Sevana.” The name ‘soulful’ Sevana stuck for a reason, as her energy projected the feeling in each song.
I’ve seen Protoje & the Indiggnation perform numerous times, and it seems each time it gets better. The set ran through all three of his albums, and “Royalty Free” beginning with a form of reverence with I&I, Resist Not Evil, then Protection. Listen mi, they have some lively choreography, I really wanna learn how to move like his background vocalists, the ladies caught my eye. I did my own dance though, he sang a medley of songs from “7 Year Itch” that had me dipping and rocking along. Followed by his newest single, Blood Money, taking it to a personal level showing his concern for his home. He left us on a high by ending the performance with some favourites: Hail Rastafari, Who Knows, Ja, and finally, Kingston Be Wise.
This was my first time in Negril, yes, for real. We (my friends and I) took it upon ourselves to make that really long journey from Kingston for the concert. We take the concert thing (life) seriously, and I’m glad I made the effort because it was truly worth it.
Today I have the song “Skin Toned” for you, it is by Royal Blu & Runkus. This one is deep and I love it. We all come from God…yet we’re judged by our skin tone. Not only the message of this song is important, the word play is on point. I’m also gonna big up the producer, JLL.
Take a listen! Current mood:
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There has been a galore of great music releases lately, so I have a lot to share with you but I don’t want to bombard you. This week I have “Vibes i/ii” by Runkus. This one has a very unique mix but it gets you moving, so check it out.
The last time I went to Fleet Street was to learn a bit of Capoeira, this time it was to give some strength and be a background person in Runkus and Royal Blu’s music video, not yet released. While there, I snapped some pics of the new art pieces, unfortunately the sun was jus about setting so the lighting isn’t too great but the pics can work with, also I didn’t get to take photos of everything but I’ll definitely be back soon; without further ado here are some of the newer pieces to have graced Jamaica’s walls. Revisit my very first time at Fleet Street, here.
Photo & edit by Patrick Lawson.
That’s my friend, Patrick.
Edit by Patrick.
Zinc fence King.
Jamaica’s National Pledge.
Edit by Patrick.
Photo & edit by Patrick.
Photo by Patrick. “Give Thanks, every time.”
Life Yard, their vegetarian food is always yummy.
A part of the music video shoot.
What I want you to do though, is follow Paint Jamaica on their social media pages, Facebook and Instagram as well as give a donation at their website, Website. Oh! and check out Patrick Lawson’s new website, here.
I always say it and I don’t know if you believe me or not but there’s always something to do in Jamaica. Obviously some weeks will have more events than others but I decided to drop some events that are happening this week in a nice little post for you all. I’m on a study lock down and shouldn’t be going out, though I wah make it to Spades on Thursday. Well, below is the list of events and they’re all reasonably priced, so go out and enjoy yourselves! Continue reading “Upcoming Events”→
Two of my favourites of his are ‘ Rain Start Fall ‘ and ‘Victim‘, he’s been getting shows all over Jamaica with his band The Old Skl Band. Get a taste by watching the official music video of ‘Victim’ below.
I’m happy to say last year I went to both shows of Protoje’s bi-annual concert, Live from Kingston. I went to the December show as celebration for my birthday 😀 so I’m gonna fling quite a bit of selfies in here, I was feeling myself 🙂
The December edition of Live from Kingston was at the Shell Band stand in Hope Gardens. Once again we decided to be early but this concert was well awaited so I didn’t mind being early 😀
When we arrived a good amount of people had already arrived, the stage wasn’t raised off the ground like I expected, so we just filled into the space in the semi-circle the crowd formed around the stage. To our enjoyment one of the first things the host said when she came on stage was to come closer to the stage, we’re to feel the sweat droplets of the performers lol, so we went as close to the stage as possible, i.e. pressed against the speakers at the front. Continue reading “Live From Kingston”→