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Showing posts from May, 2009

Jeremih - Birthday Sex [Video]

Is that not the weakest lead girl you've seen in a video for, like, ever?! No back, face is plain, thighs are missing, chest flat like her belly. I understand it isn't one of those Hip-hop videos, but I could have stood on my high street and found one more suitable. Whoever casted her needs to get fired. Been playing this song on heavy rotation since April Blogged about it beginning of May and still feel to draw for it on a regular basis. Currently sitting on top of RnB and Hip Hop chart, and top 10 in Billboard 100. Still not sure whether it will catch on and make an impact outside of Urban music radio over here in the UK, but who cares? As stated before tune will make the "back of the bus" top 5 without doubt!

Flashback: Roachee on Risky Roadz

In the previous post - Tinchy Stryder interview - I posted a video of Tinchy Stryder featuring Roachee - Rollin' and was reminded of this legendary video. Road DVDs were the ting back then. Streets Incarcerated and Risky Roadz being the leaders IMO. Anyway, enough typing, watch and reminisce Met Dirty Danger the other day and forgot to big him up for this beat/bars. Slippin'. If you're reading Dirty: riddim stinks, vid is legendary *salutes*. Roachee; you bunned dis down on a next level. Too many reload bars - wouldn't know where to start quoting

Tinchy Stryder interview

Grace Jones, Aswad (Brinsley Forde, Drummie Zeb and Tony Gad), the i-Threes (featuring Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths and Erica Newell), VV Brown and Tinchy Stryder will be the featured singers with Sly & Robbie and The Compass Point All Stars on Tuesday 26th May at Shepherds Bush Empire as part of the previously announced Island 50th birthday celebrations. Each of these will perform a song or two (or even three) from Island’s illustrious back catalogue with one of the most famous Jamaican rhythm sections of all time. The Island label has been responsible for the careers of some of the biggest stars in music including U2, Bob Marley, Cat Stevens, Traffic, Free, Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Sandy Denny, Toots & The Maytals, John Martyn, Marianne Faithfull, Aswad, Tom Waits, King Sunny Ade, Third World, Roxy Music, Robert Palmer, the B52s, Sly & Robbie, Melissa Etheridge, The Slits, Steel Pulse, Grace Jones, Tom Tom Club, Pulp, Tricky, Talvin Singh, and latterly Amy Wineh

Attaca Pesante - Make It Funky [Video]

Overly feeling both the tune and vid. Catches the summer vibe and general vibe of the song perfectly. Haven't seen a vid do that in a while (excluding Tempa T's Next Hype admittedly). Felt disappointed when I found out it's a bait rip-off of this Will.I.Am tune of the same name. Saddest thing about it is Will.I.Am's beat knocks harder. Shea Soul's vocals win for me.

Kartel re-ignites Alliance war

Although it is a response to Sixteen riddim (see below) Cartel calls names and counteracts subliminals directly "Me a claart Sixteen before me touch 15" (listen Mavado -Sixteen) "Di bwoy say him just make a duppy, well a lie that" (listen to Bounty Killer - Just Mek A Duppy) hence re-ignites. No idea why he goes at Bling Dawg and Marshall again when Serani and Bugle sound like they are taking it to him What's good with Killer? Flippa Mafia is dissing Bounty about his unfinished house, now Kartel blatantly calling him out. Killer declared he is turning a new leaf at a concert (possibly Follow The Arrow) in about February/March - he is past the clashing time and is moving on. Does everyone see him as an easy big fish victim now or something? Will go back on his word and respond? He hasn't been the most active in recent years so boyyy, its going to be interesting Vybz Cartel obviously fears no one right now, with no reason to either. I can not see

Don Carleon - Changes Riddim medley [Video]

One of the best roots riddims to come out this year. I say roots but Don Carleon's roots riddims are closer to Reggae R'n'B than real roots reggae that usually contain more predominant bass lines, minimal guitar licks and off-beat piano chords. Don's niche - which saw him revelutionise the roots genre with the popular Drop Leaf riddim - is a lush production incorporating more string arrangements. Back to the video; they were obviously working with a smaller budget, but hey, its the music we are listening to and is a credit cruch we are dealing with - cheap and cheerful ah dweet. Big riddim. Stand out cuts: Tarrus Riley - Getty Getty, Richie Spice - More Life. Sadly, the video lacks the 2 biggest cuts; the Jah Cure (who's on fire right now) - Never Find and the signature track Changes by German Reggae superstar Gentleman. No coincidence that they are the biggest artists (name and brand) on the riddims. Guessing they couldn't get clearance from the labels and

Madvado buns down Paris

Watch one of the best Dancehall performers at work. Hit song, after hit, after hit. I beg someone tell me an artist, any genre, who has been performing for 3 and a bit years that can rival that catalogue. It's alright, I'll wait...

Peetah Morgan x Timeka Marshall - Secrets/Hush

Thought I posted this weeks ago. *shrugs* guess not. 2 artists from the JukeBoxx stable join together in what is one of the best uses of two separate songs I have witnessed in any genre ever. The way the compliment each other combined with the video to get the visuals is an excellent concept. It is also set on my favourite culture riddim at the moment, Indiscretions, which is another plus. Yes, that is Peetah Morgan from the world famous Morgan Heritage family on a solo tip. The female is a Guyanese singer who recently signed with Jukeboxx. Feeling her vibes (face, legs...), looking forward to hearing more from her. Out of the many other great cuts, I'm feelin this one like nutt'n. Makes me wanna buil' a big head and I don't even smoke Check my interview with the producer Shane Brown where we discussed his beginnings, JukeBoxx, Demarco’s departure, his recipe for Busy Signal’s recent success and how a Reggae producer makes money in these tough economical times

Wayne Marshall - Good Love [Video]

Features a cameo from my... I mean HIS girlfriend/fiancé (they aren't married yet are they?) Konvict artist/possible hottest chick in the Dancehall game Tami Chynn. Marshy's been quiet for a while now, good to see he's back with a banger. Will recognise the riddim from Jah Cure's single 'Call On Me' (posted the vid the other day). Really, really feeling this video. Love the concept of meeting at the hotel, topped off with the twist at the end where they both go back to the same house, styling in 2white BMW's with the mixed race child. Very nice to see Reggae/Dancehall videos getting the right look now unlike them cheap CCTV looking ones they still had up to last year (apart from Portmore Empire anyway).

Erup - Click Mi Finger [Video]

Catted from The Fader still. Over a year on and rinsed to the point I stand still when it's dropped. Did it take this long to get a budget for the single? Isn't there better things the money could have gone on in these tough economical times? Real question is: has the clickin finger effect worn off or are girls still on it? The most response I got from clickin my fingers was a kissed set of teet'.

Jah Cure - Call On Me [Video]

Jamaica's number 1 reggae tune right now; Jah Cure features Phylissia (fire hot chica) - Call On Me. Was originally meant to feature Keyshia Cole, but conflicting schedules meant they couldn't get it done. Check the interview I did with Jah Cure couple months back: Marvin Sparks interviews Jah Cure Universal Cure in stores now. Feelin this riddim, Good Love riddim. Favourite cut on there (aside from this) is winner of Digicel Rising Star (a.k.a. Jamaican Idol) Christopher Martin - Melody To My Song

"Its the best day of the year girl"

Was only a matter of time before people cottoned onto The-Dream and Los Da Maestro's style (whom run Tricky and The-Dream's collabs verrrrrrrrrrrrry close). Ultimately its copying R. Kelly; reason I say Los and Dream is due to them being what's hot right now, Sung by Def Jam signing Jeremih, this tune is gonna take over on different levels. Definitely going to top Urban Rhythmic chart, will touch top 10 in Billboard 100. Not sure whether it will catch on and make an impact outside of Urban music radio over here in the UK, but who cares? Tune will make the "back of the bus" top 5 without doubt!