Archive | December, 2009

Demarco, “A Nuh Whore”

30 Dec

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I’m feeling this oldie but goodie right about now (oldie as in last summer.) Demarco knows, get it girl.

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Mavado, “Starlight”

30 Dec

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It kinda feels like I’m playing catch up on a weeks worth of under the radar dancehall sliders. This Di Genius “Starlight” track dropped right before Sting and has already accumulated 9,000 hits on Youtube… and I’m just now getting to it. Things seem to be shifting a little in the the dancehall world. I’m starting to wonder if PMA (positive mental attitude) will be the new fuel for dancehall anthems. Just look where Lisa Hype’s bad attitude got her. Portmore-less. Get Mavado’s “Starlight” here.

Vybz Kartel, “2010” Official Music Video

28 Dec

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Look, Vybz filmed this video in his entry way. That’s kinda hospitable. But really, this feels more like a hang out then a video. Is that what’s up for 2010? Somehow I was imagining cars that could fly. Also can Blak Ryno come out of hiding and do something. I wanna hear what’s up with him in 2010.

Elephant Man, “Whine” BOOPS RIDDIM

28 Dec

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Last week I took a nice long break from the keys to spend time with the family, but I start my extended stay in New York today so I’m ready to wrap my head around some new dancehall riddims and good ‘ol wacky Elephant Man fashion. First off the Boops Riddim dropped a few days ago from Juxx Box producer Shane Brown as a tribute to the late musician/producer Wycliffe ‘Steely” Johnson of duo “Steely and Clevie.” It features tracks from Konshens, Elephant Man, Busy Signal, Assassin and a few others. I was gonna post the Busy Signal songs but this Elephant Man video really orchestrates his fashion so well… don’t you think? Secondly, I don’t even think I need to say it, but… I already miss Jamaica. Get your own little Jamaica by downloading the riddim here and also read Eddie “Stats” post on theFADER.com right after Steely’s passing over here.

Interview with Vybz Kartel

18 Dec

JTV’s Entertainment Report did an interesting interview with Vybz Kartel about the Gully/Gaza truce, this year’s Sting and clashes with Bounty Killer. The artiste makes a honest point: “when artists feud it’s primarily to make money and keep interest in dancehall… but right now Jamaica is not in the mood for a clash, right now things are too serious.” He also does a lot of side talking about “dinosaur” Bounty Killer and what will happen at this year’s Sting.

Vybz Kartel, “Unfaithful (Dont Kill Him)”

17 Dec

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Man, things just keep heating up in Vybz Kartel’s musical “love life”. Probably an entirely fictitious song– or not– but Vybz Kartel really knows how to paint a vivid picture. It’s almost approaching R. Kelly status. Get it here.

Busy Signal, “Soon You Will Find Out”

16 Dec

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Busy Signal actually says, “Crash mi plane between dey gyal twin towers, give her dey powers” in this Di Genius track which is totally inappropriate and… kinda funny. Busy Signal never stops being gyallis as hell, always singing about, well, you know. Unfortunately, this week I haven’t had much time to post and next Sunday I leave for a month to New York so hopefully after Christmas winds down I’ll be giving up a little dancehall love from the New York scene. That most likely includes whats good from Max Glazer’s new night at Santo’s which will probably not be as chill as a Friday night Kingston soundsystem but will most likely sound the same. Also, this new Di Genius riddim, I been trying to remember the melody it’s from and I’m going blank. Strike a bell with anyone? Get it here. (via Caribbean Media Galaxy)