Blenz, the four-hour presentation by media personality Disc-Jock Redeem will broadcast on Maria Jackson Radio this Saturday and every Saturday thereafter. It will beginning airing at 12-noon EST.
The show includes musical selections, interactions and information pertaining to the hip-hop, reggae-dancehall, soul and R&B genres. Additionally, the DJR Unleash Global Chart, which gives independent and aspiring artists an added avenue by which they may obtain exposure, will be presented on the program. Blenz is not just entertaining, it is also informative and at times humorous. It’s a nice way to spend 4 hours.
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Dancehall artist Spragga Benz will be live in concert on Friday, April 16th at Heroes Lounge. The venue is located at 3094 N. Stemmons Fwy in Dallas, Texas. He will be supported by Tony Matterhorn, Super Twitch and Jazzy T; with Fyah Sthar appearing as a special guest.
Tickets for this event, which are available via eventbrite, start at $30 USD.
International recording artist Sizzla Kalonji seems to be taking issue with the current covid-19 protocols in Jamaica. A few days ago he posted a screen shot of a Google search, which outlines the list of human rights in Jamaica, along with the hashtags #blackpeople #freedom.
According to the Google search, the list of human rights are as follows: “These include right to life; the right to personal liberty; freedom of movement; freedom from inhuman treatment; enjoyment of property; freedom of conscience; freedom of association; respect for private and family life; and freedom from discrimination.”
One can only assume that he has made this post to show his followers that their freedoms are being trampled on.
On May 23rd and 24th Renascence Entertainment will present the 7th edition of ‘Reggae Divas.’ It goes without saying that this year’s event will be done virtually; streaming on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Zoom.
Veteran dancehall artist Lady G will headline the show with a live performance from Jamaica.
Afrobeat and dancehall artist Aurelia Dey is sharing her new single, “All These Neighbours.” Released on March 26th, the afro-dancehall song comes to us courtesy of Rudeboy Records and it’s the third single from her upcoming album, titled “Sunday Service.”
Through her dancing, music and acting, Aurelia Dey is constantly finding new ways of expressing herself. She mixes in her pro-black and gender equality messages into her entertainment, and talks openly about her mental health issues, which are linked to her Afro-phobic experiences as both Ghanaian and Swedish.
She wrote “All These Neighbours” in the summer of 2018 when she was in a creative space in her parents’ home country, Ghana. Aurelia sums up the inspiration behind the song as follows:
“I had just been to Ghana and was going to get an apartment there. I had been in a short-term relationship with a famous dancer in Ghana and the thoughts one can wrestle with as a 30+ year old when society tells you to have children and settle down stormed up. While you have “high demands” on a relationship and do not find “the one” you end up in a catch-22 situation full of irony and contradictory thoughts.”
The upcoming album, “Sunday Service,” is on schedule and should be out this Summer. The first single, “Powerbank,” came out last year and did very well in Europe. It was featured in magazines and on TV and radio; with notable broadcasts via SVT’s PSL, Göteborgs-Posten, P4 Göteborg and Hymn. She followed up with the second single, “Rising,” in February 2021. It is also doing well, particularly in Sweden, France, America and Ghana.
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On Saturday, April 3rd, dancehall artist I-Octane will hit the stage at the Grand Crystal Ballroom – 7027 Swift street – in Lithonia, Georgia. The Jamaican deejay will be supported by several local talents as well as Copper Ash, Proppa English and DJ Juggla.
Tickets, which are going for $30 USD, can be purchased via eventbrite.
The latest project from Ranch Entertainment, the production company owned by international recording artist Shaggy, is the Kitchen Table Riddim. This is an eight-track dancehall compilation which features Noah Powa, Tony Gold, Assailant, Spice, Bounty Killer and of course Shaggy.
After listening to snippets of the songs, it quickly became obvious that Bounty Killer‘s tune, “Stoplight,” is the stand out track on the project. Killer went hard! His flow, the delivery and lyrics, clearly shows why he remains one of the best artist in dancehall.
If you are into hardcore dancehall, click here to listen to “Stoplight“ and hear for yourself what inspired this article.