Nov 30, 2008

Shaggy - Bad Man Dont Cry (Mad)

This is a new one from Shaggy called "Bad Man Don't Cry" - Video by Jay "Game Over" Will. It is not a catchy one like "it wasn't me" but as usual Shaggy put him sense of humour in it --- an mi a tell you the characters in this one sell off if the sound of the song is not all that impressive the stars in the video makes it certainly one to talk about.

Nov 29, 2008

Taking 'Shots' at Scatta

There seem to be a blame game going around about the resent uproar in the dancehall re: Kartel and Mavado renewed war and according to a recent report the forces are coming against 'Scatta' Burrell the producer for the tunes that reignited the war. Kartel's "Wha Dat Fah".. and Mavado's "Dem a Fag".. are the songs on the Self Defense riddim that also featured elephant man song 'Sweep'. According to the report Scatta has been threatened by various elements in the business and casting blame at his feet for his naive intention and attitude to the situation----
I have never heard such fuckery--- how you fi blame the producer for the lyrics that the artist them compose, thats some stupid shit.
Scatta also a made the point in the article about too many tracks and music production in the business right now, making the industry saturated--- again fuckery in my opinion, the principle of the fittest shall survive will prevail and all songs last forever as human beings last so don't bother wid that Scatta... just gwaan buil'

Nov 28, 2008

Vybz Kartel the Koppershot Effect

First time(mid 90's)in the dancehall you would here a lot of cover versions of RnB and Hip Hop - these days you dont here too much of it but it still very much exist. Big up Renaissance sound - one of the first sound system that usually supply us with some regular dancehall hip hop remix they were very good - trust me....Not out do other sound system like Koppershot those boys were bad and seems they havnt lost their touch -- check this one out.

Nov 27, 2008

Potential 50 year war QQ and Dadda ....

What's happening here ! .. there are times when too much of one thing is just not good. QQ and Dadda has been throwing words at each other for some time and have brandish counteraction tunes. QQ and Dadda are literally babies in the business and to be hearing that these youngsters are about go to war (or at war) with each other kinda sound a bit worn out, tired, over done ...just a big fat rass YAWN...
Dadda is under the alliance camp and QQ don't seem to have much of an entourage but he has his father who took him out of school in England to Jamaica so that he could launch a simultaneous approach in a musical career and a secondary level education. So I cant really predict the nature of advice and guidance that they might be getting right now... but as usual if you are in the industry and dont have the courage of a LA. Lewis style marketing approach or a natural appeal as Mavado and Vegas then this is the most popular alternative.. see it deh... this article is about them. So I dont know how far the Sting hype is going to put either of the two... QQ is known for his tune "Stookie" among others, Dadda not so popular ..but not for long.

Nov 25, 2008

Spice - Not Boxed !

DJ Spice has denied that she was beaten by her beau! .. Reports are that there was an argument between spice's common law husband and herself when the police were called. The couple was taken into the police station for a formal report when spice's man was on the phone and a female officer who was trying to get his attention was reportedly flashed off by him which lead to allegations of further detention of the fellow and two more charges. The rumor of the beating according to spice in a media report, started when she was to enter some judges chamber but she had a pierce chin and thus had to cover it up with a ban-aid spilling the rumor that she get bruk up from her (now current) man.

Nov 24, 2008

Kartel ft Spice Ramping Shop

OK shall see alot of these on you tube ...a see two already!

It has been reported that Spice was allegedly boxed by her baby father (that she allegedly tief from a girl up by UWI)...He was arrested and his travel documents ceased... All because of this tune and the clips from what appear to background scenes from the video shoot... Appart from that the song is very strong and she did say that her man ago lick her down and it appeared that that happened...
Never a dull moment in Jamaica DH music...

Nov 23, 2008


HOW COME? .. How come them ban twins of twins song "HOW COME" and up to now I don't hear any fresh material from them since then? My ears are not very close to the ground these days, but from what I do hear and see, HOW COME them don't do any counteraction to the fact that them banned the track?... so I a wonder whats happening, or is it that they are quite ok and working on something?
...Bwoy... its one of their better tracks.. mi a tell yuh!!...,,, But mi a wonder which one of the elements in the song cause it fi ban or is a combination of elements? In the tune I think that following could be a factor
1. "What kinda money build super plus"
2. How come Kern Spencer "living in fear" etc
3. Khemlanimart a Thief Light
4. Bling Dawg show......
and these just the main ones there are more listen the tune.

Nov 21, 2008

A wha dis man?..Mavado Kartel ER Refix

If you didnt see any of the interviews or saw only one..well here is a treat.

Damn that Rap Music Jamaican Style

There is a growing underground rap music industry in Jamaica. A Recent report has indicated that the movement has been taking steps to build a base and already has its artists and venue and of course beef. Ever heard of Chillum, Bebble Team, Six and my favourite Kali
Yeah man ..the rap music is on the rise but im not sure if its gonna be on the same fate as Shinehead. They using a similar blend of ebonics and Jamaican creole, but if you ask Shinehead him try till him fool and he didn't"make it" hence his views some time ago on the Jamaican music in the states.
But the beef thing lame... this is between Six and Chillum, who were friends at one point and are now enemies because one told the other some lie - OK!

Nov 20, 2008

Jim Laden...hmm!!

JIM LADEN...haha!!... you know the pogramme called "whats in a Name" on RJR never listened to it, always wanted to.. because I think it would be quite interesting..!!? ..
Now Jim Laden... Buss on the scene with Rising stars (big up digicel (watch out fi claro though)) ...and did a tune called "beenieman and Carlene in Love" not sure if thats the correct name but..that line is in the song..nice sounding song...manage to carry the DJ/sing J to the furthest in rising stars compared to the others with that style in the five year programme.
He does not seem to preach Badness ..all the time.. most of his songs are quite good.. and look and sound like a marketable product.. however ...D' name might land him inna trouble with US immigration ..wouldnt it?...if them can do Big Ken Booth deh dem ways deh then poor likkle Jim... I say find a stage name Jimmy weh fit you style... he certainly don't sound and look like a terrorist..

you agree? ..see

Steven, Hundoras, Scratchy B???

Jamaica won the match but lost the battle to go back to Africa - no witch hunting of Semoes ok people just keep ourselves calm and root for Trinidad and Brazil ..OK copy and paste the link ... for some Brazilian highlights and Mexico vs Honduras... the Brazilians look like the the Brazil that they ought to be.
Any way ..big all the selectors them.. I hear they have Identity problems with who a support who alliance and empire (yawnnnn). By-the-way what happen to scratchy B and the Cash Money sound system they still doing well --like empire on the rise....are they? I havnt heard anything about them/him. But I can remember scratchy B who always said on his mix cd that ..."music a music and them play for everyone any artist".. This didnt happen in the ongoing 20 year war with Bounty and Beenie?... So how come now...something else a boil ...
The producers are not so different, well except for steven, is Just Munga dont want to work with him... what really happen between Munga and Steven McGregor .. I never really got the full story good....

any way.... the goal that sink Jamaica....

Nov 18, 2008

King Tubby's in the DHF (Dancehall Hall of Fame)

Background people ...usually be just that, producers and engineer, base player and drummer many people cant recall some of the name - Well I even worse I not even can name Ten producer off my head ...just so - well the obvious reason is that im just an ordinary fan, love the good sounding tracks and lock off the radio or change the stations when the others are being played -- For those who didnt know like me self yah

"King Tubby (born Osbourne Ruddock) was a Jamaican electronics and sound engineer, known for his influence on the development of Dub music in the 1960s and 1970s.
Tubby engineered/remixed songs by Jamaica's top producers such as Lee Perry, Bunny Lee, Augustus Pablo and Vivian Jackson that featured artists such as Johnny Clarke, Cornell Campbell, Linval Thompson, Horace Andy, Big Joe, Delroy Wilson, Jah Stitch
It is unlikely that a complete discography of Tubby's production work could be created based on the number of labels, artists and producers with whom he worked, and subsequent repressings of these releases sometimes contained contradictory information. His name is credited on hundreds of b-side labels, with the possibility that many others were by his hand yet uncredited, due to similarities with his known work.
King Tubby was shot and killed on February 6, 1989 by an unknown group of people outside his home in Duhaney Park, upon returning from a session at his Waterhouse studio. It is thought that the murder was probably an attempt at robbery"

Nov 17, 2008

Dancehall Dirty Dancing --- way beyond the stars

Dirty Dancing ! that was the name of a movie a think in the late 80's or early 90's I dont really member... but i know for sure is NOTHING, NOT EVEN CLOSE.... to what we in JAMAICA have redefined. The girls them from Montego Bay namely Dima, Excellent, Oiler etc has revolutionized the concept of dirty dancing... with the help of the selectors and the atmosphere of the times.... They have taken things way beyond the stars.. hate it or love it for those who have not seen it before (see video below).. it is something to make you laugh and cry and the same about mad, sick head nuh the selector would say BOMBOOOO CLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT....
The girls are trying to take their portion of the pie, because the men were taking over the scene at one they went into a realms (in my opnion) to take back the spot light... so when talk about under the truck,on the live light wire, in the coconut tree...anyway anyhow anywhere anywho anywhat anywhen...they are going to do it!
I remember watching a clip with the Mo'bay girls at dance in Mo'bay and they hold onto a dread that was picking up bottles in the session and they wine-up on him pulling out his locks and beating him in his head, all this when the dread was trying to escape to do his bottle policing.
It has been going on for the past 5 years or more.. it does not happen at every session but you can see what it takes to entertain some Jamaicans these days ....
Sorry about video quality
check it out to Bombo CLaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat....mad!

Nov 15, 2008

Asafa, Bibi --- Moving to D Beat

Asafa Powell and Bibi Gardener; apart from being amongst the most famous set of athletes in Jamaica's History, these men of National Colours, National Pride, National Sport and is among the best when comes on to their behavior, they also share in common not just their hard work in the field of Athlethism but also to be among the first set of athletes in Jamaica's history to put their talent into Jamaican Music.
Erupt, one of the big artist that is currently mashing up the Billboard Charts came from the Bibbie Gardner camp, Bibbie has been in the production business for some time now and can be considered well established.
As fi the man called A fasa Powell he recently for the fist time helped facilitated the production of a track called "Trod it" by the group Konscious. The track is a one drop reggae tune blessed by Di Genius call Steven McGregor (a wonder if any woman are naming their child after that Genius fellow)..
Accordint to a recent media report Powell say the process sweet him---- so chances are we should be hearing and seeing more from this Powell fellow. how Bolt a mash up the whole a the track record dem and being so hard to beat now is not a bad time to at least work on the after career occupation, Yeah and trust me there is never a dull moment in the Jamaican music fraternity.
I get the feeling seh Powell a seh Alliance and Bolt done say empire the other day pon national TVJ (jamaica ie..ER to be specific)... So mi nuh know wha that really mean...

This Too shall pass?...alliance empire beef

This war thing still continues and why? -- the artist them make money from it. The fans them love it but fraid. The selecters them jus a walla walla inna it and of course a make a living. On the international scene its neither here nor there
.. but you know if nothing happens for one year it would seem like no war was on, would it?.
Is it for real though? or was it manufactured? you notice some a dem a put out product line!... is this whole beef thing stupid?.... will it continue in '09? Do you these guys really want it to stop or you want it to tone down a bit?... would the artist them stop like how them a make money off it?... who are the real instigators? who a fuel the fire?.. what would the scene be like if there were no beef (no pun on D'angel here) between these guys? ...a reach 21 questions yet?...(nuh bother count it)
If them wanted to know how to end the war? ..they need to ask Assassin.. trust me.

The media played its role in all this... TVJ entertainment report peeps a sey they just gave the audience what they wanted when questions were asked about the interviews with Mavado and Kartel recently.

Anyway big up artist like Etana, Tony rebel, Buju..yeah Buju always a lick out against these things...He is in this clip...

Nov 14, 2008

Behind the Scenes D' Angel Stronger Video shoot

My girl still a do her thing... fix up yuh ting my girl ..recycle yuh dashie-weh.. so that ..perhaps ...yuh never can tell ..them might tek it back, anyway... leave that fi the speculators they must think that you are the NY stock exchange...

watch the sscenes ...zeeen !!

Lorraine or raine ..Alliance Empire collab??..

Is not every day you hear a voice sounding like Beyonce a cuss some dutty bad word in musical tracks.. but in this latest track with Vybz Kartel (di Teach?), it sound like him bruk out a girl name "raine". I dont know if its her this, in this video, unofficial it may be, but I'm wondering if it is the same Lor"raine", (with the "raine" shortened of course) from Daseca.. that did a track with Serani called "rain" a fall. Anyway if "raine" is part of the Daseca group, which I assume is under the alliance "umbrella" (ie is within the alliance camp).. then its good to see the unity between the artist although it maybe distant association.
The guilt (by association) here should be graciously accepted as in this time of bad-mind and grudgful and wickedness and evil-- we appreciate any form of affection in the direction of peace and unity.... YEAH a DAT MI SEY..
Big up serani one of mi favourite artist fi the year...yeah..

but tek in the track (was this released b4 the new set a rae rae...?) .. any way mi just get it so it new to me... perhaps not to you

let it raine.....

Bad Mine not Only in Dance Hall

Yow..! I thought that only bad mind exist only in the "regular" dancehall music but it seems bad mind in Gospel music as well. "Dancehall" Gospel artist Mr Goddy Goddy known for his popular track "Chakka chi chi", according a recent report, is being blasted for participating in a recent tv commercial rounds for promoting courts (the furniture store company) with a cover of his hit track "Chakka chi chi" ... some parts of the church community were saying that the song was an inspiration by God and should not be used for commercial gain...
To me that's total hypocrisy .. for the past 2000 years people a use the church as a money collector for all sorts of reason... not to mention the TV preacher dem--- yow low the man It sound like pure bad mind .. and make him chakka chi chi..

Nov 13, 2008

Live Stream Sting 08 ..esp No plane fare peeps

Yow.. nowadays you can get the music anywhere any how... even if you dont want audio stream only you can get all live video stream in the business ... a so mi want them to stream sting live... yow yow laing a wha you a deal wid... sen n the thing, nuff yardie cant afford the plane fare in this financial crisis ..SEn SEN SEn on

Nov 12, 2008

Ken Boothe Held up in UK?

How come the UK immigration .. treated the great Ken Boothe dem way deh? How Come?..
According to a Star report the UK immigration hold on to the Big Man, him wife and Documents for a number of hours.
Boy we thought that since Barack take the title Black people ago get a little better treatment-- or should I say Jamaican People. Because I hear say all in the Cayman Islands, Jamaicans have to be hiding because the Cayman people them a protest a killing of a female and her body burnt which was said to be executed by 2 Jamaicans.
So Ken! watch how you a go a Cayman right now cause them the people deh sound like them a take back two fi this.
Anyway the officials at the airports around the world need fi recognize say Ken Boothe is a Stalwart in the Jamaican music business and should not be treated like Vybz Kartel, Mavado etc..

KEN YOU LARGE unnuh stop treat the man like a Puppet on a String...check it out

Piracy from Beenie Bounty days to now Benzz

One of the main reason why Bounty Killa was at war with Beenie was because of the good old piracy. All when it is not word for word ...bounty said the tune that Beenie did has the same melody as his and thus is a carbon copy...and thus one of the reason for the ongoing two decade war.
I read in a recent entertainment news article about a little known Dj ..called Smokie Benzz sey Busy Signal ..tief his track, allegedly called Tic Toc..which sound like a tune that Vybz Kartel did according to one blogger on the news site.

But recently people can peacefully sound like people man...even in the recent war tracks with Kartel and Mavado you can hear dem a use each other style (and its not an issue)
But Benzz a play smart.. even if a nuh pirate busy pirate the track..his name is on two big news entertainment/news media..
So all who want to buss and get popular and dont want to use the LA. Lewis route take a note out of Benzz's Approach-- but wait a wonder if him copy right that !

Nov 11, 2008

Kool vid track with Toots

I, as you might have noticed .. am a youtube freak.. not quite ashamed of it just yet but thats where i take a break sometimes and try and have a laugh or so.. I stumbled upon a nice one in my opinion ..from toots and the maytals. Toots, one of the stalwarts in the music business in Jamaica.. gives the opnion that he is under appreciated and over shadowed by the nowadays ragga ragga music.. well its true and I am among those to be blamed... but mi a try link up the old time thing still cause mi like dem.. dem sound good.. oh! im not that young though..

anyway check it out the vid..

Merciless for Good

Who says that the DJs are just negative and uninspiring? .... well most of us did but Merciless aka Lenard Bartley, having been on the war path over the years and I think he still is, has a different message in his tunes these days. The DJ seemed more concerned than other DJs about the spate of criminal activities against children recently. In an effort to make a contribution to fight against such evil deeds the "Warhead" according to local media report, hopes to work with the relevant authorities to perhaps set up something like a Amber Alert "An Amber Alert is a child abduction alert bulletin in the United States and Canada issued upon the suspected abduction of a child. AMBER is officially an acronym for 'America's Missing: Broadcasting Emergency Response' but was originally named for Amber Hagerman, a nine-year-old child who was abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas in 1996."

...he was described once by the War Lord as "Because him name Lenard him lend him things Hard" ... lets hope he lends his efforts on matter of this nature for a long time ... the track fresh and dont sound too bad, the video is ok as well ...check it out..

Nov 8, 2008

Vybz Kartel - ER Interview

Bling Dawg counteraction to Kartel Diss

Bling Dawg... ahh bling Daaaaawg... get mad pon dem... im not sure but this is the first time bling get involved in some form of clash, mix up, counteraction thing... Not bad this one, i give this a 3 outa 5 (the track not the video, the video is excempt)... Anywayyy im not sure Kartel aready responded to this one or the Deva Bratt one... well if kartel nuh dead this year ..him affi guh get some ratings.. Because Mavado, Wayne Marshall, Assassin, Bounty Killa, Deva Bratt, Flex, the rest of the Alliance should surely kill him... but him have him artillery hope him nuh run out a bullet.. listen to this bling dawg yah

Vybz Kartel - Get wild video

With all the artillery set fi this yoot ..him still a do him gyal song dem.. I always find it interesting the middle of the war him still find time fi build a gyal tune... well a gyal tune build him still... And certainly one way fi take you mine off certain things.... check this one out

Nov 7, 2008

Stabbing, Jooking,

This daggering thing a consume the society ...its a petty Jamaica people love sex and the population growth ..inches up by only 0.8% on an annual basis.... (this means that AIDS infection should be trending down right?)... it also means ...unnuh a use up the daggering condom right?.... or we a run weh go foreign and/or a kill off we selves so much that it reflect in the population growth...
One more reason why gay thing in Jamaica wont be helpful to the scenario....
But the sex thing a reach a level yah till all according to the star "Tongues have been wagging about a self-pleasuring instrument that fell from under a woman's skirt when she collapsed while standing along Constant Spring Road, just in front of the Nelson Mandela Park." .."The men believe that the woman fainted because she continuously had an orgasm. "Nuttin but di ting feel so good a vibrate pon har, she jus come and come and come til she weak out and cudn't even stand up nuh more," one of the men said."

Nov 6, 2008

Should a remix be done for this?

Bwooy... mi nuh know but look like mi haffi go do the remix with the whole a the video @ 0:39.... yow take it in and tell mi if you want see the whole track with the video as at 0:39... watch it

Pamputtae et. al.

The woman dem a take dem time to the music business still...yuh have a likkle one weh inna portmore empire.. mi nuh know if a she diss inna da video yah.. miss Pamputtae inna it..(a what kind a blood claat name dat)... but mi love har same way.. Pamputtae a the shabba, buju and bounty of the female artiste dem... why .. her voice a wha serious piece a blood claat baritone she have, whe can ride any riddim (if them fix up the melody and thing..likkle auto tune.. yuh nuh "demarco it up" yuh nuh)...anyway she a gwaan good mi a look fi more from she... weh the writer dem deh.. dem fi write up tune fi the female artist dem... a wah the blood claat dis... buss the woman dem and stop buss this one bagga blood claat man... Macka Diamond a weh the gyalliance deh? mi nuh hear nothing bout it--- wha you a do? a just fi the fun and counteracting for the man-alliance..

Obama - Bolt - Hamilton

This year was a good year fi Black people due to the accomplishments of Bolt...Hamilton and Obama.. especially Obama. He shocked the world and have everybody dancing shouting with joy to see something happened that never happened before with the case with Lewis Hamilton, the first "black man" to win a F1 series(google it if you know a wha dat). And you notice a put the inverted commas roun "black man".. Hamilton and Obama are mixed with a whole a other things inna dem and so is Tiger Woods... Anyway I don't want unnuh misread or mis quote mi....pitch black a soon your time fi shine
.... like Junior Reid ..u get it?.. you know that Junior Reid track right?..a just a part of the song it inna ..a foreign mind the song name...
...what's up with the part when him seh him see a nice girl and him want have her for him dinner or fi lunch...yuh cant seh dem ting deh in a nowadays song mad ..or dark mi too dark?

Nov 4, 2008

Byron Lee Died Today November 4th 2008

Byron Lee Died this morning November 4th 2008 after a long battle with cancer. This is just on the heals of the burial of one of our nations greats, Alton Ellis. Condolences to the families and friends of these great musicians.

Its a pity that these days we don't have these kind of persons coming up anymore... certainly they have left an impeccable mark on Jamaica's musical history...Long Live the Music

Blak Ryno - Send you go home

Blak Ryno (a spelled that right?).. again coming with a good sounding one ... a mean how long can he keep this up... certainly new artist fi the year nomination..

Nov 3, 2008

And The New President of the USA is....based on this dance off

The US Presidential Campaign is winning down and a New President will be elected... Well May the best man win... .. So ..YOU Decide

Nov 1, 2008

Vybz Kartel - Mi Talk with Gunshot - wicked

This is a good one from Vybz Kartel much better than the counteraction "sey what yuh feel fi sey" he did for "tell battyman Kartel" by Mavado. This one sounds good and a nice production by juglord....check it out "Mi Talk with Gunshot"--- by the way which was recorded first..any way the mix with the video give it a nice flavour...

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