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Jeezy Releases New Song & Video “Back” (@Jeezy)

A few days ago Atlanta MC Jeezy released a new song – accompanied by some visuals – titled “Back.” The record, which is a collaboration done with Yo Gotti, is on the YJ Music label, under exclusive license to Def Jam Recordings.

Click here or on the image above to watch the video and remember to like, comment and share.

Emerging Jamaican Reggae Artist Ras Xtr3me Joins E.G. On The Remix Of “Stand With The Protesters” (@EgDaGovenaw @RASXTR3ME)

On Friday, November 13th, fast rising Jamaican reggae artist Ras Xtr3me will join Mr. AMG and J Shadda on the remix of E.G.‘s powerful single, “Stand With The Protesters.” The original version of the song was released in July and received rave reviews for its strong lyrical content, which is centered around racial injustice in the United States.

The remix of “Stand With The Protesters” is four times as powerful and is expected to have an even bigger impact than the first release. Until the revised version is made public however, persons are encouraged to listen and download the original version from their preferred music platform.

Nesbeth’s New Video Has A Powerful Message About The Friends We Keep (@NesbethReggae)

After watching the new video for “Real” from recording artist Nesbeth, we were eager to share it because it tells a powerful story, in a very coherent manner, about how the people we consider to be our friends could be hurting us.

The song is on the Sweet Music record label and the video was done by Entertainment Soul. Click here or on the image above to watch it, and remember to like, comment and share.

Teflon Delivers The Visuals For “Open Your Eyes”

At the end of September Teflon, in collaboration with Sky Global Music, gave us the powerful single “Open Your Eyes.” On the record the artist makes a passionate plea to listeners to be more mindful of what is happening in the world as oppose to taking things at face value.

Over the weekend Teflon followed up the release of the audio by sharing the video. Click here or on the image above to check it out and remember to like, comment and share.

Elephant Man, Blessed & Others Featured On The “Elektra Riddim” Out Of Seychelles

Over the summer Ontario based music label, Explorer Records, joined forces with Seychelles’ production company, Dareal Thing Rechordz, to release the Elektra Riddim.

The project, which sounds like modern dancehall mixed in with afrobeat, has six tracks done by artists based in Jamaica, Canada and Seychelles. It features new music from established Jamaican dancehall star Elephant Man, popular Canadian sing-jay Blessed, as well as some of Seychelles’ trending artists: Elijah, Jakim, Maria D and Mercenary.

One of the breakout songs from the Elektra Riddim is “Joahnah,” performed by Elijah and Jakim. An official video was done for this track and shared around the same time the full compilation was released.


Rocky Dawuni’s New EP Drops On Oct. 30th (@RockyDawuni)

Veteran Ghanaian reggae artist Rocky Dawuni will be releasing his new EP, “Voice of Bunbon Vol. 1,” on October 30th. The project, which has eight songs, explores the diversity of his Afro-roots sound, while fusing modern and traditional musical trends in Ghana and across the continent.

Though the EP will not be out until the 30th, it is now available for pre-order via several platforms. Click here to stream and purchase.

Jekalyn Carr Releases “Changing Your Story” Live Album (@JekalynCarr)

Last year Jekalyn Carr performed at the Cellairis Amphitheatre – located at Lakewood in Atlanta, Georgia – to a crowd of approximately 12,000. The event was recorded and is now being presented in the form of a thirteen-track album titled “Changing Your Story.”

The project was officially released on Friday, October 23rd via the Lunjeal Music Group and is now available on all online music platforms. Click here to stream and download.