Reggae-Dancehall singjay Jahmiel, through his music, is making it known that despite all that he has been through, all the challenges, the hatred against him etc. he remains “Unbroken.” That is the title of his latest song, released on January 15th via three labels: Sweet Music Production, Quantanium Records and his very own Patriotz Muzik.
As is now the custom, the release of the audio is accompanied by some visuals. Click here or on the image above to watch the official video and remember to like, comment and share.
On Friday, January 15th, Sizzla Kalonji released “Nuff a Dem,” a hardcore, motivational dancehall tune that addresses the unfortunate negative energies emitted by people who wish to see others fail.
The song, which comes to us courtesy of Loud Echo Musik Records, is now available on all digital music platforms. Click here to stream and download it from iTunes.
Reggae artist Moses I, one of the original founders of the Rastafari Musical Collective, David House Crew, has released an interrogative new track, titled “Reparation.” The artist who travels back and forth between his homes in Kingston, Jamaica and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recorded the song last July in his own Livon Music Production Studio (based in Fort Lauderdale).
According to Moses I, the song came about because he wanted to help to eradicate the division, as it relates to reparation, that has been, and continues to be an issue in some black communities. He firmly believes that a nation divided against itself is a weak one, as such, this song is meant to shed some light on this problem in the hopes that it will be amended.
“Reparation” is on the Ironstorm & Livon Music Production labels; with production credits going to the Home Bred Band for the actual rhythm, David Rowe for arrangement and Roland McDermot for mixing and mastering, which was done at Tuff Gong Studio.
When asked what he would like people to take away from this song, Moses I said the following: “I would like people to understand that many things can be accomplished with unity, and upon gaining that knowledge, I would like for them to achieve a greater purpose and find positive direction in life.”
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN & DOWNLOAD “REPARATION”
In December, Bugle in collaboration with the Sponge Music label released “Dutty Foot Can’t Step Clean.” The song, which is on the Word Press Riddim, is an insightful record that teaches what I would call old wisdom.
The title of the song “Dutty Foot Can’t Step Clean,” is what we here in Jamaica commonly refer to as a Jamaican proverb done in our own colloquialism. In other words it is wise teachings or guidance carried down from our forefathers and mothers.
Whereas the song focuses on Bugle‘s confidence and self-assurance, the video, which was released about a week ago, tells a troubling story of jealousy and greed. Click here or on the image above to watch the visuals and remember to like, comment and share.
On October 2nd, 2020, Cool & Calm Productions gave us a stunning riddim-driven compilation called “G & Mel Riddim.” The nine-track project features some of the best in reggae: Richie Spice, I-Wayne, Luciano, Lutan Fyah and more. I think everyone who have heard this album would agree with me when I say that every song is, or has the potential to be a hit!
With all that being said, a couple days ago Lutan Fyah released the official video for his song, “Guh Look A Wuk.” The visuals are nice, clean and simple, but in my opinion it’s the song that hooks you. Click here or on the image above to check it out.
Today, new music Friday – January 15th, we are getting a brand new reggae song from Iba Mahr titled “Street & Lane.” The record is produced by the Canadian-based roots sound, Riddim Wise.
Listening to “Street & Lane” several thoughts are running through my mind. First and foremost, I am genuinely enjoying the song; it’s well written, skillfully delivered and admirably produced. On the other hand, I am thinking about the actual lyrical content.
On the track Iba Mahr said “Jah love is all we need because the system is failing.” He also named several cities in Jamaica, which would lead one to believe that he is talking about the Jamaica system failing island wide. For me, this is somewhat vague and should be more specific. Is he saying that the entire system is failing? I just think that as an artist with a huge following, who is no doubt being carefully listened to by his fans, he should leave no room for misinterpretations.
He goes on to say “let us talk about how you’ve got us captive.” Again, one has to wonder in what regard is he speaking about captivity? I know that some may say that I am nit-picking, but unlike most people I always focus more on the lyrical content than on the rhythm or the overall song.
With all that being said, “Street & Lane” is a really good reggae song. If I was to rate it out of 10 I would probably give it an 8. I highly recommend that reggae lovers check it out for themselves. You can click here to listen and download “Street & Lane” from your preferred music platform.
Reviewed by Maria Jackson (CEO & Owner of Maria Jackson Magazine)
Towards the end of 2020, international recording artist Tarrus Riley partnered with Chimney Records on a new single titled “EZ Nuh.” The dancehall track shows the singer’s versatility, as he is known mostly for his roots reggae and lover’s-rock tunes.
Yesterday – January 13th – Riley uploaded the song’s official video to his YouTube channel. Click here or on the image above to check it out.