After hyping it up for several days Jamaican reggae singer Warrior King finally shared his new single, “African Love,” done with Ghanaian artist MzVee. The record, which seems to be partially inspired by Garnett Silk‘s “Hello Mama Africa,” was officially released on April 9th via the Crawba record label.
In this moment when there is so much uncertainty everywhere it is truly refreshing to watch Lyrikal‘s new video. It’s for the song “Happy Place,” which is featured on the 2021 “Get Soca” compilation from Fox Fuse.
The visuals were uploaded on Friday and it shows a cheerful Lyrikal who seems to really be in his “Happy Place.” His jovial vibe in this video is contagious. Click here or on the image above to check it out and remember to like, comment and share.
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.
As he has done over the years, Danny Breakenridge – the veteran Jamaican producer based in Florida – continues to make significant contributions to the reggae music industry. His latest offering is Orville ‘Bagga’ Case‘s EP, “Mr. Banjo Man.” This project is especially noteworthy because of Bagga‘s rich history as a reggae vocalist.
Orville ‘Bagga’ Case is one of the original member of the veteran reggae group Home T; three men that have been making quality music since the seventies. A classic that they are most known for is “Mek The Christmas Ketch You in A Good Mood,” a song on which Bagga did the lead vocals. In addition to performing with Home T, Bagga, from time to time will go off on his own and work on solo projects, much like he is doing now with Upstairs Music.
The new EP, “Mr. Banjo Man,” has six tracks and was in part inspired by his 90s single with the same name. It (the single) was created by Third World’s Ibo Cooper and Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore, as well as Robbie Lyn and Mikey Bennett. The EP also features “Beyond The Hills,” a song that was initially done in the early sixties by Jamaican singer Teddy Brown. Bagga stated that as this is one of his favorite childhood record, it had to be included on the project.
When asked to sum up the “Mr. Banjo Man” EP, Bagga said the following: “I believe we have some nice songs here…lovers rock, nice, soothing reggae. I think there’s still a market for this kind of music.”
Jamaican reggae artists Jah9 and Yaadcore have joined forces with New York based dub music ambassador Subatomic Sound System for a bass-heavy, 21st-century re-imagining of John Holt’s hit song “Police in Helicopter.”
The track, which comes to us courtesy of Yard Birdz Records, is out now on all digital music platforms.
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.