Sunday, August 28, 2011
I love this!!!!!
Ever since I saw "Bad Influence" by Mental Chung I knew that the creators of this animated film was serious about their craft!!
Oooooh how I love to see talent and creativity manifest itself into a final product! Check out episode 2 of DUTTY BWOY which is dedicated to the original WAR LORD, Bounty Killer.
He's CROSS!! ANGRY!! MISERABLEEEE!!! And it kinda reminds me of the war between Bounty Killer and Chase Cross..
Saturday, August 27, 2011
This is also a wicked combination from Tarrus Riley and Sophia Squire, I especially love Sophia Squire because her sound is something I haven't heard in reggae for a looooooong time.
There's another song by her that can't get enough of, click here to listen!
Friday, August 26, 2011
I miss BUJU!!!
It's like they're trying to make me forget about one of my favorite artists of all time! They moved him to a facility in Mississippi so no one would visit him.. to a town where reggae does not live and just expect me to forget! ARE YOU CRAZY!!!?! ... how many caribbeans reside out that side??!!?
NONE! NAN! ZERO!
I miss him but he got tunes to last me THROUGH THE YEARSSSSS!!!! Remember back in the day when tunes like this made you put up your gun finger? Well guess what? I STILL put up my gun finger because music like this is TIMELESS!!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but SIZZLA KALONJI was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Runaway Bay, St. Ann.
A bus hit him off of his bike and he is now suffering from a broken collar bone and a broken finger.
He was rushed to St. Anns Bay hospital in serious condition but is now stable. Please everyone pray for a speedy recovery. Our prayers are with you Sizzla!
I rated the one dem call POPSKULL ever since I saw that old time video of him and Jah Vinci singing, "Life Lost" in the streets of JA. This was before Kartel even let Popcaan present music to the people, but the instant he DID!! Popcaan took the torch and ran with it!
Right now he is the leading artist out of the Gaza, under Kartel, of course and is being featured in a multitude of mainstream media outlets. One thing I love to see is that he seems to understand that although he is breaking through the dancehall market, he still has a lot to learn. From the music, the industry and his career as a whole. I like people who are humble because some of these overnight artists really believe they're on top of the world when dem not even reach outside ah JAMAICA yet!!
Check out his new single above, and then check out this in depth interview below!! Good stuff!!
By: MISS MONA
Most recently I was listening to some older Dancehall records and it brought me back to the days when everyone just loved to dance. The days when you went to a party and you just knew you were going to sweat because once you were there you never stopped dancing until you walked out the door.
Back when EVERY song had a dance to it!! The selector would just call a dance and the whole club would buss out their wickedest version and if you didn't know it you would just look to your left or to your right to see someone else do it and just imitate them.
LOG ON! ONLINE! JIGGY BODY! WEDDY WEDDY! OVER DI WALL! STUKIE! TEK WEH YUSELF! SUMMER BOUNCE! NUH LINGA! GULLY CREEPA! WILLIE BOUNCE! PON DI RIVER... Shall I go on or do you get the point?
The whole heap of them just made me smile just fi do and laugh when I didn't know what the hell to do!
NOW ARE THE DAYS OF DAGGERING....
Bend Ovaaaa! Turn Back Weh! Daggerin came along and all of a sudden you have to turn into an acrobat fi get a bligh. If I wanted to go to a club and look like I was having sex, I might as well go home and actually have it!!
Wouldn't that be more fun than having however many men try to jump on you from three feet in the air while you are spread eagle? At first it was interesting to watch the spectacle but now mi ready fi move on and apparently I am not the only one.
I came across this comment in regards to Dancehall Queen Keiva the Diva's dance moves, "Good dancing: not just whining, pointless gyrating and slackness... dance steps that one can follow and perform..." That's what I miss... DANCE STEPS! I like whining just as much as the next girl but there needs to be a healthy mix of dancing and daggerin.
Not sure if it comes with age, but now everyone wants to just stand up and watch everybody else and the only people who seem to have a good time are those too drunk to remain on beat or just don't care who look at them too hard.
The ladies might buss a whine or do a quick two step but more than likely they are doing it by themselves or with their home girls.
Men have recently become allergic to women and do not know how to ask for a dance and if they do want to dance, they just grab you like they have no idea what real manners are. Let's tek back di dance and have a good old time! Father Bogle also known as Mr. Wacky used to say, "Everyone may not be a dancer, but everyone can dance."
Thursday, August 18, 2011
It's like Khago jus come fi mash up di place!!! The more I hear his music the more I rate him as an artist and with this new tune, "Tun Up" you can see why.
The video looks nice too, it's clean cut, and reminds me of that hilarious movie Hangover.
But I have to BIG UP Khago and all di new artists that can keep up a momentum, the ones who know how to stay in the grove and consistently bring good music to the table. That's all mi ah pree, nuh matta which year it is.
BY: MISS MONA
As of lately, I've been seeing way too much foolishness about "WIFEY VS MATEY" also known as Wife vs Mistress. I am hearing way too many songs like:
When I am at these parties and this song play, the DJ remixes it and calls out, "Wifey wash clothes, and matey hang up!!" and the selectors just laugh, big up di gyallis, and tell di crowd a man is supposed to have more than two women! Wah di rass!! Someone even had the nerve to create a Facebook group entitled, "Wifey vs. Matey vs. Sideline Ho" I never knew that Matey and Sideline Ho (SLH) was two different things. But here are a few different comments women have made to the group:
WIFEY:Mi <3 my position eeeevveerryyy day, all day!!!1.Mi get anything mi waan, inna my case if hussy nuh hav eee, matey/SLH haffi provide dat.2. When mi get weh me want outta him, matey/SLH a get me what's left, so she betta mek di remains work fi har.3. Nails, clothes & dem lame vanities mi pass through inna elementary, JR high, and high school... mi a pree di house, land, and car...4. A good front speak fi itself, ring house, car, bank account haffi inna my name as well... so di side account can POP fi u, but the main account is where my precedents land.. which must maintain a certain amount or more...I would like to know what wife cleans n washes n cooks. Isn't that for the housekeeper or maid? I have been wifey, ho, matey, etc. And now I'm a wife. If my HUSBAND choose to carry matey pleaseee let him. I know all she getting is bare jucks cause I control that wallet. That's one mistake wives make not knowing where dem man money at. And even if he want to mind matey let him cause I was once matey too and after all she gotta eat when I say she can eat!!MATEY:Well, my matie position a work fi mi cause the man own him company so ano chump change mi get. As a mate if this did apply to mi I wouldn't be a mate but my life as a mate is great so mi nah give it up at all.Well mi a mate and the guy I date has been married for over 25 years and when the wife found out she couldn't do shit about it. All my bills still get paid and we hardly fuck unless I want some dick.
First off, how as a wife are you okay with your man's other woman providing for you and your household? And if di front so good, WHY DI MAN STRAY?!? Two, the young lady with the matey comment brave and bold fi true! Facebook is for faces and profile information so EVERYBODY with access to a computer now knows that you are sleeping with a married man and you are proud of it. No shame! Thirdly, how or why would you knowingly want to be with a man that you know is sleeping with someone else? You have no idea what kind of sex they're having or even if it is safe sex. I'd be DAMNED if there was a possibility that my man ah just eat some next gyal pums and try fi come kiss me in my mouth! Yuh Madd?!?
I am not sure if some women realize that they sound dumb as shit! Since when is it okay for a man to cheat and the woman is okay with it? Believe me I know the way of the world, men and relationships but in my opinion when it comes to relationships, when you accept shit, you get shit!! If you are being a wonderful, supportive, loving wife and your husband is out there cheating on you and you KNOW that he is cheating, why accept it? Men will only do to you what you allow them to.
Some say "Bun fi Bun!" I can't subscribe to that either. A loving relationship is not a competition, it's supposed to be about two people, not three, four, and five. Some say no matter what position you play, money haffi run! That is all well and good, but I also want the part that money cannot buy and that is a man's heart, love and admiration.
I personally like this woman's response to the topic:
I feel that when a Jamaican boy becomes a man... one woman will be more than enough. There is nothing better than when a man can open up his heart and let that one girl in and realize that all the pleasures he can get from her in one kiss is more than what he can get from having sex with one hundred women. It is time that our boys grow up and our women realize that being a wifey means nothing is there is a mate or two in the corner because his body is your gift from God and only you should enjoy it, others should just look from afar.Both positions are neither here nor there, because the truth is both women are mates to each other. Both are being used and taken advantage of by this man. He may even treat his alleged wife better, but really he is disrespecting her and his mistress. If a man truly loves and cares about his wife as he claims then he would never hurt and disrespect her by bringing another woman into their relationship. A real wife should not have to share her man because she is all he wants. Truly, in the end, if a man has a wife and matey he does not care for either, the only person he cares about is himself.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This one is coming from a veteran in the music industry. Not only did he give us sweet reggae music back in the good days, he also sent out his son Tarrus Riley to carry on the torch..!
"It's gonna get ROUGHER YET!!"
Yuh nuh see it??! These days we have to be warriors, just like Tarrus said in, "Armaggedon Time".. only the fittest of the fittest ah go mek it!
Jimmy Riley knew exactly what he was talking about! It got rougher, that's true.. but you can't give up!!
Jimmy's all right by me!
Friday, August 12, 2011
This wedding looks AMAZING!!
Check out these photos from Jah Cure's wedding! It all happened this past Sunday at the Tryall Estate in Sandy Bay Hanover where they both said, "I DO" at their elegant Ethiopian wedding.
Both looking beautiful as King & Queen. Congrats!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Uncle Sugar always told me that he would take me to Jamaica with him but it wasnt until his funeral when it actually happened. Of course, I've been to Jamaica before but I haven't been to the island in about 15 years until I had to make that last minute unexpected trip for such a sad occasion.
Even though I was in Jamaica for a depressing occasion, instead of mourning the death of my uncle, I decided to celebrate his life. 2010 was my first time visiting Jamaica in 15 years and I intended on making the most of it. I was so lucky that my niece knows the in's and out's of whats happening and has all the connections to get there so I was in good hands.
|ROXY, CODY & THE SPRAT|
|ME, STACY & CODY|
We decided on one of those days during my trip to JA that we would sneak off to NEGRIL and see what this "ATI" thing was all about..
I was only able to go to ONE of the parties, which was the "PRETTY IN PINK" and it was the craziest, most exciting experience of my LIFE!! By far the MOST FUN I've ever had at any party EVER!! That says a lot from someone who parties OFTEN!! But of course, I didn't come to Jamaica to party in Negril, I came to Jamaica for a funeral in Kingston so I had to take my sample of ATI and just hope I can experience it the RIGHT WAY on another day.
|STACY AND ROXY|
|TONY MATTERHORN REPPING THE WICKEDEST TIME! :)|
These are my personal pics from the entire weekend!! I had a wonderful time and this is something I'm going to do on a yearly basis!! It was great!!! Start booking your hotels from NOW because it gets hectic if you wait too long...
|PREPARING THE GROCERY LIST|
One thing I have to say is JAMAICANS KNOW HOW TO PARTY!!!!! If there was a rule book on it, I promise you, a Jamaican would be the author! It was so festive and lively, way more exciting and entertaining than any event I've gone to in the United States. They had different themes each night, gave out glow sticks, mascarade masks, there was fireworks, balloons of fire floating in the sky and there was people one foot lighting blow torches!!
|HOTTIE HOTTIE STACY|
VERY COLORFUL!!!! EVERYTHING to get your adrenaline rushing! But lets not forget about the drinks!! Once you're in, you're GOOD TO GO!! This is what they're talking about when you are a part of an ALL INCLUSIVE PARTY!! Drink ALL NIGHT!! They served DELICIOUS food and you can even get some body paint!
Every event had something a little different. I didn't even get a chance to go to ALL of the parties for the weekend so I'm sure there's a few things I missed along the way, but it's alright because I'll be back next year!!
It's getting RIDICULOUS!! I hope I don't get sick of this!
|MONEY HAFFI MEK!|
|HAPPY LIKE PICKNEY PON WEEKEND!|
|CHEF STACY PEELING THE BREADFRUIT|
I loved the hotel that I stayed in, but it was on the WEST END, which meant that it was about 15mins from the beach area. In Negril without a rental car meant that we had to grab a taxi any time we left out which proved to be an inconvenience and a bit pricey. Next time around, I'll be sure to stay on the beach so I can be within walking distance to all of the festivities.
|RELAXING ON THE HAMMOCK|
|BARBI MISSED THE "PRETTY IN PINK" PARTY :/|
Who knows what kind of excitement I missed out on because I was too far away to be apart of it??!
BRING MY CAMERA CHARGER!!! I know I took a lot of pics while I was there, but I would have had so much more, INCLUDING A BETTER PIC of Jah Vinci if I remembered to pack my charger. After a while, I had to rely on a camera phone for some of my favorite photo ops.
|STACY AND I|
I don't even think I have a NUMBER 3.. I had a wonderful time!! I'm just mad that it's over.. here I am, back in the States, back at work, back to real life!! If I'm lucky enough, I'll be back in JA around Christmas time, I hear its nice around that time of year..
To check out the rest of my ATI WEEKEND pics, CLICK HERE!!
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Brand new tune from Mavado got me in a whining mood! I got work in the morning but I'm still looking for a spot to go to tonight so I can whine it like a propeller!
One thing I love about Mavado is that you can hear the confidence in his voice.. He make some artists look like dem not even ah try!!
I've been pressing the replay button all day so you know this tune get my full ratings!!! And I'm posting it up because I know you'll love it too..
I LOVE to see love manifest into something as beautiful as marriage. Today is the day Jah Cure can call himself a MARRIED MAN!
"When a man sees his soulmate, he just knows that she is the one!" states Jah Cure as his speaks about Kamila McDonald, former CVM TV personality.
When asked about how they met, he stated, "I was doing some business when I saw her coming from lunch with a friend and I was like, 'My GOD! Someone like you exist and you are not mine?!'"
From that moment, he set out to get her phone number and even shared that he was nervous about calling so he waited for two days just to prove that he wasn't looking for a quick fling or pushing her.
According to Kamila, "Today, I feel like the luckiest girl in the WORLD.. he is extremely down to earth, funny, knowledgeable, curious and just loves to cook... he loves me!"
Jah Cure says he sees himself in the light of a role model for not just entertainers but for real men who believe in showing their women how special they are. "It's time to show people this is my life. I can inspire others to get married and have a decent family life in the future."
CONGRATULATIONS to the newlyweds!!!
Jah Cure wrote a song in her honor to be released today, his wedding day and performed during the reception. "This Is You" can be heard at the beginning of this post (press play) and it is just BEAUTIFUL!!
One of the saddest stories in the book of life must be a friendship gone sour. Learning that one of your BEST friends is really an ENEMY is one of the hardest things to come to terms with. It's one of those things that I don't wish on ANYONE!
Can you imagine?? You find out that your best friend had sex with your lover behind closed doors?? What kind of friend would desert you when times are tough?? How can a FRIEND leave you in a trap for money?? What kind of friend ONLY come around when they need something?? Or smile in your face and drive your name through the dirt when you're not around??
Ladies and Gentlemen, you need to be careful who you choose as your friends!!
If you have these vultures in your circle, your as good as DEAD! So take a look around and cut off the loose string! They'll let you down, down down!!
According to the Sunday Observer, Buju Banton who was once serving his sentence at a facility in Florida was moved and is now serving his time in a Mississippi based facility. It is a shame since Florida was closer and much more convenient for his friends, family and defense team to visit him.
Apparently, there is a bed shortage at the Florida facility which is the reason why Buju is forced to move.
But with all the bad news, negative vibes and let downs, Buju won't let it drown his optimistic spirit. Buju Banton will continue to make the best of a bad situation and pursue higher education by attaining a Master's Degree in Political Science and Economics during his incarceration.
Some ah unno not even know what REAL REGGAE sound like.
Well, turn this up till it BUCK! BUCK! BUCK! so you can learn something and teach ur neighbor dem!!
"When you feel the beat, you got to move your feet, you got to clap your haaaaaands!!" Check out this live studio session and take some notes.. I LOVE IT!!!