Friday, April 30, 2010
I loooooove this riddim!!
But wait I OCTANE.. I swore I read in an interview that you're not into the drinking and smoking.. so whats this??
Regardless of what you do.. or what you claim you don't do.. I can just fly away with you on this track.
FUSS TING MI DO WHEN MI WAKE UUUUUUP!!
To check out another hot song on this riddim, click here!!
It's time to start practicing the dances that I'm gonna rock out to for the rest of the spring season and Chekkazz is keeping me up to date and on point.
Gimme Space goes perfect while singing, "EVERYBODY HAFFI ASK WHE MI GET MI CLARKS!!"
And the RDX tune, LET US DANCE is the song you need to dance to when practicing the PUNK ROCK!
Watch and learn..
It use to happen so often and then all of a sudden all of the artists wanted to make up and be friends..
When did that get cool?
I remember the days when two artists on a stage was like watching a fight in a boxing ring? WHAT HAPPENED??
Munga and Deva Bratt may be settling the score at with a ROUND 2 this June at THE SETTLEMENT.. nothing physical this time.. and I'm rooting for the Gangsta Ras!!
What a beautiful sunny day in the city!!
I feel like going to a dance tonight and I don't want to hear NO ICE CREAM SOUND.. that's just too soft for me!
I need some music from DESTINY SOUND!!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I've been waiting on this album to drop since the turn of the new year.. and its finally here!!
This is the album 'INFALLIBLE' that Tanya Stephens released yesterday.. FREE TO THE WORLD with NO COMPROMISE on the quality so that we can just enjoy good music.
Tanya Stephens been one of my favorite artists since JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL days so whether she was giving up a free copy or overcharging me in the stores, I was gonna get my hands on a copy.
So for those who need a proper introduction, or maybe just a RE introduction to the lovely TANYA STEPHENS, just click here to download your FREE COPY of the album, INFALLIBLE!!
Make sure you pass it on and tell a friend to tell a friend to tell a friend that TANYA STEPHENS is BACK!!
Just a little Rocksteady for the masses!
Don't act surprised, so many people for some odd reason is not living life. They just EXIST!! That's not the way to go.. you got to live your life, before you're old and cold.. time is TICKING and these days are running out.
You'll wake up one morning and realize that 5 years of your life just passed... next time it'll be 10!
Now, I'm not saying you should party your life away.. I'm just saying that your life was meant to be LIVED.. so get on it!!
I gave you two versions of the song, but the youtube video is my favorite one!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Dis riddim SHOT!!
And with a name like Orange Hill, you know its pure ganja tunes you'll hear on it. I Octane have a tune on here that I love as well.
The riddim alone is making my eye run water! Big up to CASH FLOW for this one!
This riddim is just full of niceness..
There is no question about it, Jamaica SWEET, it sweet, it sweet, it sweet!! We just need you to calm down the violence.. keep the gun dem silent!
But really.. if bullets cost REAL money the gangsta's would think twice on who they would spend the bullet on.
Yeah.. I really think thats the cure to gun violence.. bullets should START at $40 USD.
To me, PROTOJE is one of the most underrated new age artists thats on the verge of taking over the scene.
The man is working hard and is bringing back the AUTHENTIC vibe of reggae music. Hard work is one thing, bringing the vibe is another thing but most importantly, the music is GOOD!!
The music is good, the infrastructure is strong and I'm not the only one who feels this way.. check out his EPK (Electronic Press Kit) to hear what the people are saying.
Then check out the video to PROTOJE's hit song ARGUMENTS, just click here!!
After being convicted of drug trafficking, Lionel Jean-Baptiste was ordered to be deported back to his native town, Haiti.
The only problem is, once crossing over to the United States, he made it his duty to become a US Citizen -- so whose problem child is he really? The United States or Haiti?
As much as Judge Kenneth Hurewitz would love to send Lionel away for someone else to deal with, Haiti isn't interested!
The government of Haiti has informed US officials they would not provide travel documents for Jean-Baptiste because, according to the Caribbean country's constitution, Haitians who become citizens in another country is no longer citizens of Haiti.
"So far, they've told (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement) they are not willing to accept him, because he is not a Haitian citizen."
US of A!! You can't just throw away the person you adopt!! Nutt'n nuh go so..
Oohh some real foundation music in the early morning!
This was back in the day when the old schoolers would say that at a dance, man and woman ACTUALLY DANCE!!
A wicked tune in rub a dub style!!
Monday, April 26, 2010
ITALY KICKS ROTOTOM SUNSPLASH TO THE CURB FOR PROMOTING MARIJUANA USE VIA REGGAE MUSIC AND RASTA CULTURE
So now we're at a point where promoting REGGAE is a CRIME!!
All when you inna di dirt dem still ah beat yuh down!
The Rototom Sunsplash made strides for the past 16 years as one of the major festivals in Europe -- but everything changes this year since since it was moved from Italy to Spain because authorities in Italy accused the organizers of promoting the use of marijuana by promoting reggae music and the Rastafarian culture.
"The excuse is that we facilitate the use of ganja because we are promoting reggae music and the Rasta culture. So Rasta culture and reggae bring the people to smoke marijuana," states the publicist/art director for the Rototom Sunsplash, Sabrina Trovant.
Sabrina claims the real reasoning behind this decision is because in 2008 a far right conservative party won the election and they're very against people who are not Italian.
"They are more closed to immigrants.. people who are not Italians. So the festival is the symbol of completely the opposite. It is multi-cultural. We promote peace, love and unity between people. No matter your culture, your religion or your tradition, anything. We are one blood."
Spain, on the other hand is democratic, more liberal and very open to the integration between different cultures. Not to mention they appreciate the festival bringing in another stream of income.
The Rototom Sunsplash is set for August 21st to the 28th and features acts like ANTHONY B, FANTAN MOJAH, Alpha Blondie, Alborosie, and Glen Washington.
How dare you call the police to rescue you from your OWNNA woman?? Beenie, you're too funny!
But I can't wait until they release the video for THIS song, click here!!
I do like this song though, it has a different style to it and really & truly, yuh cyaa watch people. Yuh haffi strong up and do yuh ownna ting.
So this Saturday I decided to get up on my soca music and relive the carnival vibe so I made my way over to The Library to check out the Black and Gold Affair..
What ah way di Trini Massive know how to PARTY!!
I walked into the venue and the first thing I noticed was lots of pretty lights.. you know, the strobe affect dancing on the faces of everyone around, definitely a nice touch!!
It set my vibe right from the instant I walked in.
I was probably one of those kids who needed Ritalin growing up because it took a second for me to get my focus off the lights and onto the crowd.. but once I got my focus right I noticed that the place was RAM!!
People EVERYWHERE and what an attractive crowd!!
I was surrounded by so many sexy fellas, I was just looking around trying to figure out who I wanted to whine up on for the night!
The ladies came out representing for the BLACK AND GOLD Affair, I saw them shimmering from head to toe and they take their dancing SERIOUS!!!
The ladies made sure to put down the drink in their hand to palance on the dance floor!!
The place was MAAAAAAD!!
And the music was even better!! I had so much fun on Saturday night!! I felt like I was right on Eastern Parkway during the Labor Day Carnival..
They had a great mix of soca, dancehall, reggae, hip hop and even some random Lady Gaga music!!
And trust me, Lady Gaga had people jumping up and down in there!
It was the best balance I heard in a while, never too much of one genre.. never too little!
Just the right amount of my 'whine go up.. whine go down' music!!
I was around a very FUN crowd, no screw faces, no miserable people, no gangsta ting.. just grab a partner and start ROCK YUH WAISTLINE!!
...and thats what partying is ALL ABOUT!! I see myself going to fete's more often!!
Let us ALL live as one!!
Big tune that promotes UNITY!!
Can you imagine?? We lick chalice together, cook ital stew for one another and you wanna fight 'gainst me cause we live in different areas??
Makes no sense at all!! Ballistic affair fi true..
Friday, April 23, 2010
Getting my hands on a new mixtape is like unwrapping a christmas gift! Especially when some of the most profound artists are the ones thats dropping the mix.
Assassin should be on EVERYBODY's top deejay list.. so I know you'll love this one. I'm listening to the mixtape right now and its HARD!!
All of my favorites is on it.. and then some new material that I can definitely get used to.
Assassin is getting me hooked with 33 tracks of some of his hottest material!
To download this mixtape, CLICK HERE!!
Happy Friday.. ENJOY!! :)
Make sure you listen up to this one from Gappy Ranks. We really do need to talk to each other, and I'm not talking 'bout cellular phone. Even worse! Text message, twitter and facebook.
It's been a LONG TIME, for real!
Gappy Ranks just dropped his digital LP and it sounds like he's coming CORRECT!! He's RISING OUT OF THE GHETTO!!
Oh yes, we ALL need to sip on that cup of tea.
To check out GAPPY RANKS in another video, click here!!
Check out I Octane.. he really made a video for almost EVERY SONG on his mixtape!! How man times do I have to say that I LOVE HIS MIXTAPE!!?!
Does this make me the happiest fan in town??
What more can I say?
It looks like his former management, ARROWS RECORDS, is trying to hold the artist down, but ah no nutt'n dat!
I Octane is bigger and better than that. When will they learn? You can't hold back the best of the blessed!!
Nope!! No matter how hard you try..
One of the views of Rastafarians is to ultimately repatriate back to the MOTHERLAND.. and Sizzla may be starting the process.
He's been making waves throughout Africa since late February. One of his notable stops was his performance in Zimbabwe for the country's 30th independence celebration.. in exchange for 2 performances, he was presented with farm land.
It's great because when he's ready to make it back he can sustain himself by producing his own, but the farm land was more of a good deed from Sizzla since the farm land is for the Rastafarian Community in Zimbabwe.
"He (Sizzla) is in Zimbabwe beacuse he loves Africa. He isn't pro-Mugabe or anti-Mugabe but he respects Mugabe as a leader," states his publicist, Olimatta Taal.
I think I eventually want a farm.. or at least a garden. When was the last time you had a FRESH vegetable.. a FRESH fruit?? It's all about being healthy, wealthy and wise!
I an I, I wanna RULE MY DESTINY!!!
Who know it would be so hard? Good grief! It's the survival of the fittest out in these streets..
Thursday, April 22, 2010
'We nuh badmind fi people tings so when yuh see mine yuh fi leave mi tings!!'
Ladies and Gents.. I much prefer to see you wear a white tshirt than to catch you squeezing into someone else's clothes.
Go in your closet, get creative and WEAR WEH YOU HAVE!!
Munga!! Yuh music ah gwaan good!!
To hear another one of my top MUNGA tunes, click here!!
Wha gwaaan Eek A Mouse?? It looks like you just can't get a break, huh?
Eek A Mouse, also known as Ripton Joseph Hylton was scheduled to appear in court for a trial on rape and kidnapping charges this week but missed his court date due to circumstances beyond his control.. his flight from Europe was cancelled because of the volcanic ash clouds that posed a threat to over 6000 flights in the area.
But not even volcanic ash clouds stopped Superior Court Judge Jerry Tillett from issuing a warrant for Eek A Mouse's arrest.
"It was difficult for me to understand why the judge thought this was willful," stated Eek A Mouse after his motion to continue the case for 60 days was denied.
Back in August 2008, Eek A Mouse was charged with first degree kidnapping, second degree rape and possession of cocaine.
According to police reports, a 23 year old woman was held against her will by Eek A Mouse at a motel but Eek A Mouse denies all charges.
Was it on a mix CD?? Was it on a soundtrack??
Regardless, I remember liking it, it didn't take much for me to sing the song word for word and with the release of the new video, it's quickly making its way into my regular rotation.
Introduce yourself to MARSHA and enjoy her new video for TROUBLE IN PARADISE.
Sometimes I really get that feeling.. one minute you're laughing and the next.. you look around and realize that this is a set up! These bastards are trying to SET ME UP!
Lutan Fyah.. I know what you mean!
To check out a live performance from LUTAN FYAH, click here!!
Check out this interview of Tarrus Riley with some great clips of his live performance in Sweden.. the perfect way to spend the next 10 mins!
Approximately 125,000 tons of knock off clothes and shoes will be donated to the earthquake victims in Haiti!!
The knock off version of brands like Black Label, Ed Hardy, Nike and Diesel are among the $10 million dollars worth of clothing that was confiscated by the State of New York. According to police, the clothes are normally destroyed but they instead decided to put the clothing to good use.
"Permission was obtained from manufacturers, including Nike, Timberland, Antik Denim Jeans, Black Label and Christian Audigier, to allow the knockoffs to be donated to charity," states Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes.
Would you really want to be someone's puppet?? This isn't the first song I heard the guy singing about being someone's puppet. If that's the case.. I want one too! I like toys..
To hear more from KEN BOOTHE, click here!!