In the Spring of 2022 reggae-dancehall artist Ragga Lox will be releasing a new studio album – not yet titled. As such, he has kicked off the year by sharing the lead single from the project: an upbeat dancehall tune titled Spliff & Beer.
The track, which is all about enjoying and valuing life, was officially released on January 18 and is now available for download on all digital streaming platforms.
Recorded at the Field of Dreams Studio in Mount Vernon, Spliff & Beer was produced by Nemessz at SoSeriuz Production; mixed by Steadley Meddz Reid and mastered by Chris Scott at Castek Systems Solution in Queens, New York. Executive producer is Rohan “Ragga Lox” Robinson.
According to Lox: “This song was inspired by the times we are living in. After loosing some close family members and friends, I wanted to give a sense of appreciation for life. Knowing we don’t have much control over what’s going on, however life continues and we should make the best of it the best way we know how.”
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “SPLIFF & BEER”
When it was announced last Fall, Fugees Reunion Tour tickets quickly became the most desired item for music lovers regardless of genre. Initially it was scheduled to run through the months of November and December in 2021, but that was later pushed back to 2022.
Now we are all learning that the tour has been officially canceled. The news came on Friday, January 21st via Lauryn Hill’s social media platforms. She shared the following statement.
“We anticipate and understand disappointment but our anniversary tour will not be able to happen. The continued Covid pandemic has made touring conditions difficult, and we want to make sure we keep our fans and ourselves healthy and safe. An idea sparked to honor and celebrate this 25th anniversary of ‘The Score’ but we see now it may not currently be our time for revisiting this past work. We’re grateful for the special night we did get to share with some of you in New York, with that rare live moment. If opportunity, public safety, and scheduling allow, we hope to be able to revisit this again sometime soon. Thank you for all of your love and support throughout the years.”
The official video for Nobody Don’t Know When – a collaboration done by Munga Honorable and Fantan Mojah – is now available on YouTube. It was uploaded by Pandemic Records Entertainment, the imprint that is behind the production.
Nobody Don’t Know When is on the Logic Riddim, which was released at the end of October. The compilation also has music by Sizzla Kalonji, Little Hero, Mr. Easy and several others. Click here or on the image above to watch the video and remember to like, comment and share.
The 2022 NAACP Image Awards will air on BET on Saturday, February 26, starting at 8pm. Below are the Gospel nominees for Outstanding Album and Song.
Outstanding Gospel / Christian Album
Todd Dulaney – “Anthems & Glory”
CeCe Winans – “Believe For It”
Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music – “Jonny x Mali: Live In L.A.”
Tamela Mann – “Overcomer”
Jason McGee & The Choir – “Power”
Outstanding Gospel / Christian Song
CeCe Winans – “Believe For It”
Tamela Mann feat. The Fellas – “Help Me”
H.E.R. and Tauren Wells – “Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)”
Kirk Franklin – “Overcome 2021”
Sounds of Blackness – “Time For Reparations”
Currently in the small Caribbean island of Jamaica the biggest problem is not covid-19 or corruption; It is crime and violence. Specifically, murder. The numbers are so high that everyone from all sectors of society have been weighing in, albeit in despair.
In the music industry it is split two ways: there are the artists that are actively singing about, and hence promoting the murder culture; while on the other side there are those who abhor these types of songs and what they endorse.
The team at Reggae Vibes Music fall in the latter category. After seeing what is happening in the nation, and taking into consideration that the record is doing very well, they have partnered with roots artist Fiyaneer to release his official video for We Bawl.
The song is featured on the label’s latest release: Rock All Riddim; and it has a very timely message that all gang members and misdirected youths need to hear. Importantly, it also addresses artists “that love talk bout crocodile teeth.”
Scenes for this video were shot by Phoenix Studioz Ja in both downtown Kingston and Rock Hall, St Andrew (Jamaica); while the editing was done by Lone Wolf Filmz.
“I want the people to use this song as a weapon because the crime rate, not just in Jamaica but all over the world and especially among our people, the gun, violence, crime is affecting us. Every age and every stage of our lives this crime a affect we. So yu see this song name We Bawl, is a anti-crime song. This is a voice for you. If they can’t hear you, you can use this Fiyaneer song as a voice to get your message across also.” The preceding is a statement made by Fiyaneer regarding We Bawl.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “WE BAWL”
Last year, in September, Mr. Doo Music released a ten-track reggae compilation called Doo Run Riddim. It features music from both veterans and emerging reggae-dancehall artists. Most notable among them are Shaggy, Rayvon, Bounty Killer, Brian and Tony Gold.
The team have have just shared the official video for Things You Do – track number-ten, which is performed by Bounty Killer, Brian and Tony Gold. Click here or on the image above to check it out and remember to like, comment and share.
Christian rap artists Lecrae and IK Phew have just released another video from their highly acclaimed studio album, No Church In A While.
The visuals are for track number-three, Move. Click here or on the image above to watch the video and remember to like, comment and share.