Skip to main content

Gyptian - Hold You [Video]

Reggae's summer hit for 2010, me seh so! Expect this on 1Xtra's playlist within the next 3 weeks. If you don't like it the first time, forward back in a couple days, listen again and see if this doesn't creep up on you like morning breath, donate your eardrums to a good cause [http://www.nad.org/donate-now]. Used it before and I shall use it again, this tune is "catchier than Swine Flu".

Produced by Brooklyn's own Ricky Blaze (of Hard Slam riddim fame).



If you likey, you can get it on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hold-you-single/id359487865. Probably your safest bet, 'cos if you download it you'll probably get the shitty quality version.

Check my interview with Gyptian here

Video isn't groundbreaking, but who cares? We don't sit and watch music video channels anymore; the tune knocks and that's all that should matter. The audio version passed 1,000,000 views pon Youchube. I would have liked a video shot outside as it's a summery song, Jamaica is summery all the time, give some authentic Jamaican flavour, so it makes sense.

I'd also like to hear a deejay on this. Don't ask for much do I? Didn't think so. Busy Signal would do it justice, but I'm surprised there isn't a Sean Paul one like how he's both dancehall and VP's hottest commodity in the States - one in need of some Jamaican back in him to the mainstream after the "techno" dancehall stuff he made on Imperial Blaze. I really want to hear an African (anyone from the continent, I'm not being ignorant or referring to it like it's a country) artist on this riddim. This tune will shot over there. And mainland Europe too

Someone at VP make this happen! Do some regional remixes; for example Booba for France, Ziggi for Holland, Gappy Ranks from here in the UK, Busy Signal for Jamaica/Caribbean, Sean Paul for America. There isn't a bridge so put the artist on the 8 where he's adlibbing. Do it, do it, do it, then "Put it pon Youchbe"

UPDATE

Never heard this one before, I think I could have heard about it though.



Rawwwwwwwww!!! Missed Mama Saw, dancehall queen that doesn't need to dance on her head

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

So, Jamaican Music Is Currently Dominating UK Pop Chart

Based on official UK top 100 singles chart week commencing 15th April 1. Drake featuring Wizkid & Kyla Don't listen to the afrobeats or UK funky claims, Drake made a dancehall song with elements of the aforementioned. But I addressed that in the ' Mis-Appreciation of Jamaican Culture ' post. 2. Sia feat. Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills Sidenote: Song declined by Rihanna 5. Zara Larrson - Lush Life Sidenote: Allegedly a song declined by Rihanna. Not sure how true that is. 10. Rihanna feating Drake - Work (peak chart position 2) 13. Major Lazer feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG- Light It Up (peak chart position 7) Sidenote: Nyla is part of Brick & Lace fame. They dropped one of the best written dancehall pop crossover songs ever in Love is Wicked . I believe she's the singer although she singjay's on this. 26. Justin Bieber - Sorry (peak chart position 1) 39. AlunaGeorge feat. Popcaan - I'm In Control 43. Kygo - Stay (peak chart

About Chronixx Somerset House show: this is NOT a review

So basically, I went to Chronixx's show at the prestigious Somerset House on Sunday. Had the time of my life again. Decided I'm not gonna write a review on Monday because what else is there to say? I've seen him five times (six if you include the time babylon locked off proceedings cos of curfew in Jamaica. Seven if you include his appearance at Rebel Salute) and been impressed every time. How do I keep retelling the same story? "You have to see this guy. It is one of the best shows you will experience in these times," will forever be the moral. If you wanna read a review of this show  go here . You can take in my reviews of Chronixx in 2014 and 2013 . If you wanna do that and wanna hear what I've got to say, stay here.

Remember When Riddims Were King

Before you read, thank you for your interest and hope you enjoy. I actually fleshed it out into a book. You can get your copy from www.nolongstories.com   Now for what you came here for... When Riddims Were King 23rd May 2020 will be remembered in history for one of the most epic events in one of our universe's darkest times. We will never forget the night dancehall kings and former extremely heated rivals, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer, battled on the Verzuz platform built by hall-of-fame producers, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz. An unfiltered, 360-degree view on Jamaican dancehall events was showcased; DJ’s and dancing (Beenie Man’s daughter Desha Ravers) to deejay’s clashing on the same riddims. The latter elements provided the jewels in the night’s highlight reel, and undoubtedly the best thing to happen on the Verzuz series. Word spread like guava jelly within the dancehall community and Jamaican diaspora upon announcement. Not only was it a clash between the longest and fier