Legendary Jamaican artist Frederick “Toots” Hibbert just released the lead single, “Got To Be Tough,” off his upcoming album of the same title. The highly-anticipated 10-song collection will stand as Toots‘ first studio album (of new material) in more than a decade.
“Got To Be Tough” is an energizing record that renews the near six-decade career of the man who launched a new sound and genre with his 1968 release “Do The Reggay.” The single comes with the welcome announcement of a full-length Toots and The Maytals album, set for global release via Trojan Jamaica / BMG on August 28.
Last week Richie Spice released the official video for the title track on his new album “Together We Stand.” With so much happening on social media some people may have missed it, so we are sharing it HERE.
A few days ago Tarrus Riley released the title track from his upcoming album “Healing.” The 12-track project, which is produced by Shane Brown and Dean Fraser, will be available on all music platforms on July 10th, 2020. As we wait for the LP, we can enjoy the single and video.
On June 5th, Gramps Morgan, a member of the popular reggae group Morgan Heritage, released a powerful record dubbed “People Like You.” The song, which celebrates people who make major sacrifices for those in need, was shared by several pop artists online.
A few days ago Gramps followed up with the actual music video. Keeping it very simple, it only shows him singing the song with help from the supporting vocalists. Click here to watch the video and remember to like, comment and share.
Canadian hip-hop artist Uzman has re-mastered “Night Life,” a club track he did with reggae singer Jah Mason some time ago.
When the song and video were first released, the original mix of “Night Life” received heavy radio rotation on some of the biggest stations in the Caribbean, North America and parts of Europe. Additionally, it entered the top ten position on several charts and even sat at number one (1) on the NYC reggae chart (Funk Master Flex’s Franchise Record Pool).
While we were all on lock-down – due to the corona virus pandemic – Uzman thought that it would be prudent to have the song re-mastered and ready for when countries all over the world remove their curfews and restrictions and we can all go back to enjoying the night life.
ABOUT UZMAN Uzman have spent the last couple of years managing and investing in other artists (mostly based in Jamaica); he has decided to now switch the attention back to his career. As he makes some adjustments, he is reaffirming his commitment to always fuse his party-style rap music with Jamaica’s roots reggae in an effort to show his love for both genres.
In addition to collaborating with Jah Mason, Uzman has also worked with Junior Reid and he’s acquired production from Frenz 4 Real, Walkway 31 and Decibell Music Studios, all based in Jamaica.
On June 11th, Buju Banton dropped the lyric video for the song “Blessed,” track number four (4) on his upcoming album “Upside Down.”“Blessed” is a hardcore dancehall record on which Buju makes clear his current status, that’s a result of his many blessings.
A couple days ago roots artist Bushman shared the official video for his single “Cynicism.” Both the song and visuals are centered around the mistreatment of black people all over the world at the hands police and politicians.