On January 21, 2022, dynamic Jamaican singer/songwriter/musician Hezron released “Tik Tok I’m Coming,” the sensuous 2nd single from his much anticipated third album M.O.A.M. (MAN ON A MISSION), which comes to us courtesy of Tad’s Record. Ranked by Reggae industry insiders and his many fans as one of the greatest singer/songwriters of his generation, Hezron brings heartfelt expression and gritty soulfulness to his songs, which addresses personal struggles, societal concerns and romantic situations. Hezron’s scorching vocals on “Tik Tok I’m Coming” evoke the gospel and blues drenched soul of the late iconic Otis Redding’s Stax Records’ sessions in Memphis, Tennessee.
In a statement about the song Hezron said: “Because I am a fan of the social media app TikTok, I thought, if I wrote something that has a current echo but with an old school feeling, it could probably work and “Tik Tok I’m Coming” gave me that vibes, it just connected perfectly.
He continued: “The “Tik Tok I’m Coming” video is edgy, but not too far out because I maintain certain morals, principles and stay within the lines of what is accepted on TV. In the social media era, music has become more visual and I wanted to strike a balance for the people who listen to music and the younger generation who look at it, so I decided to step out of the norm, because if you are too safe you might get lost.”
According to Tad Dawkins, the man behind Tad’s Record: “Hezron has grown so much since his first album, his voice, his writing, his image, he will become a force to be reckoned with in the near future because he has a sound and the soul to go with it. Hezron is at the edge right now, trying to pivot to a wider audience and propel his achievements to the next level. He has that fire in him and he is going to make it work because he is a man on a mission.”
Hezron cites Tad as “my number one supporter, he has believed in me from the very beginning. This is a man that has dedicated his life to keeping reggae culture alive in Jamaica, so we have joined forces to release M.O.A.M., which really is a mission to let the world know that there is still great reggae music and musicianship coming from Jamaica. This album was carefully crafted. It is a true reflection of who I am, and I am excited for my fans to hear it. I believe they will love it as much as I have enjoyed painstakingly selecting every chord. Each track, every instrument on this album was recorded live. “Tik Tok I’m Coming” is my sound, my experience but fundamentally it is Reggae, and it is music for the soul.”
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On Friday, February 4th, 90s rap star Coolio will perform at The Holding Company (located at 5046 Newport Avenue) in San Diego, California.
A small number of VIP patrons will be given the opportunity to meet and greet the Gangsta’s Paradise star. Click here for additional information.
Resurrected Garvey Ministries will host the 2nd installment of the My Prison Break Series this Saturday, January 29th, at Boulevard Baptist Church (2 Washington Blvd.) in Kingston 20. It will be hosted by founder Stacy-Ann ‘Resurrected’ Garvey and her team.
Although this is an in-person event, it will also stream live online via YouTube and zoom. Attendees will be blessed by powerful speakers, emcees and musical artists. Confirmed performers are: Rhoda Isabella Will, Amelia Edwards and Gavin McDonald. Click here for more info.
This Friday, January 28, roots-reggae artist Prezident Brown will perform at The Holding Company, located at 5046 Newport Avenue in San Diego, California.
He will be joined by Doah’s Daydream and The Shore Break on the venue’s 1st floor for a night of consciousness live music. Starting time is 7pm and there is an entrance fee of $25 USD.
R&B and soul singer Leela James will be at Iron City – 513 22nd St S – in Birmingham, Alabama on valentine’s day.
She is expected to deliver an intimate and up-close performance of all her hits: Fall For You, Complicated and Don’t Want You Back; to name a few. Starting time is 7:30pm CST. Tickets can be purchased via eventbrite.
A few days ago veteran reggae artist Lutan Fyah shared the official video for his latest single, Bad Girl, Good To Me. All his fans and supporters are loving the song and sees it as another potential hit for the Jamaican sing-jay. However, there are a few people who are expressing concern at some of the images displayed in the official video.
Because of the song’s lyrical content – which is all about him (Lutan Fyah) being with a bad girl – the director created visuals that showed women in a demeaning manner. This is according to persons in the Rasta community. If you have not yet seen the clip, click here or on the image above to check it out so that you can form your own opinion.
Singer, songwriter and producer Rod Wave must have had an extra Cold December, because he has just released a song saying the same.
On January 17th he shared a two-track EP titled Cold December. On the very same day he uploaded the official video for the project’s title track and lead single. Click here or on the image above to check it out and remember to like, comment and share.