The organizers of the annual carnival celebration in Jamaica, have now made it official; there will be no mas for 2020!
Based on one of the current covid-19 protocol in effect on the island, which prohibits gathering of more than 15 persons in public, they have no choice but to postpone the event. That being said, the next carnival will be held in early April in the year 2021.
Rapsody has certainly raised the bar for female lyricists. Gone are the days when women were held to a lower standard than men, as it relates to their lyrical content and delivery. The Jamla artist goes hard on her new single, “12 Problems,” released on September 17th.
The song is a part of ‘Reprise’ – a musical initiative uniting artists in protest against social injustice. Click here to stream and download “12 Problems” from your preferred music platform.
“Imperfection” is the newest release from dancehall artist Jahmiel. The song was published only a few days ago – on September 18th – via the Sponge Music label. This is a powerful record that will hopefully be supported by the local media, as it is an apparent attempt to speak to youths involved in the ongoing crime and violence happening on the island.
The audio was accompanied by some visuals. Click here or on the image above to watch the video and remember to like, comment and share.
I don’t think anyone would disagree with the opinion that hip-hop songs, much like dancehall, is more often than not, highlighting alot of negativity. Both genres tend to degrade women and promote violence, while somehow glorifying these actions. It is very unfortunate, but fans and supporters of these musical styles now see this as the norm, so much so that they desire these destructive behaviors from the artists they follow.
Keeping the aforementioned in mind, one can understand how difficult it would be for conscious hip-hop lyricists to break through and achieve commercial success. One that has done it however, is Chance The Rapper. The Chicago native has been keeping his music above board since he came on the scene in 2011. His latest release, “Holy,” a pop song done with Justin Bieber, is a clear indication of his position.
Click here to check out the song/video on YouTube and remember to like, comment and share.
At a press briefing today, Jamaica’s Prime Minister, The Honorable Andrew Holness, announced that the current covid-19 protocols will be extended to the 6th of October. That being said, the 8PM to 5AM daily curfew remains in effect (until the morning of the 7th), and no more than 15 persons are allowed to congregate in public.
As it relates to the reopening of schools; October 5th is still the date. However, learning will be done virtually as opposed to in person. For additional information please visit the JIS website.
A couple weeks ago, reggae recording artist Turbulence shared the official video for his single, “Always Walk,” a song done in collaboration with American based performer, Mission-Ary Globally.
If you have not seen the clip, click here or on the image above to watch it, and remember to like, comment and share.
This new song from Busta Rhymes and Anderson .Paak, “YUUUU,” has the same type of energy and feel as some of Busta‘s earlier hits. All old school hip-hop lovers would know that Busta Rhymes carved out his place in the rap industry by creating unique, fun and captivating music with very unusual hooks. “YUUUU” is one of those songs!
It was released on September 17th via The Conglomerate Entertainment label, and is already enjoying solid radio rotation. Click here to check out the video, which is just as alluring as the song.