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Tune Recommendation Time

Today I'm in a vibe to share tunes I've been feeling since year start. Feels like a long time since I shared some recent reggae and dancehall. We call this one here "Back on my Bashment" Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor - Bounce A Gal Girls them time. 2nd verse "Girlfriend walk out pon da one ya/ Some girl scary like Iguana/ Teeth full a mix up like piranha/ So how she ah say she favour (look like) Rihanna" Raaaaaeeeeeee!!! Tune mad enuh. Make the girl them feel nice. Probably won't do well outside of dancehall circles in the UK because it isn't x-rated. Mavado - Pepper "So all them a talk, man a stepper/ Ketch (catch) up them ah play man ah pepper" translates as "I'm hot they're normal". Catchy as fk... again! Mavado still has it all these years later. Vybz Kartel - Benz Punany Relatively old tune but I hadn't blogged it, so here it is. This is a sure fire hit from I first heard it. Catchy chorus, g

Flashback Friday: Forgotten Gems pt II

FlashBack Friday (click for previous episodes) Today's a singers special because I've been listening to a lot of r&b recently. There's a particular album that has sparked this off, but that will be revealed in two weeks. And I've been in a Rodney Jerkins/Timbaland phase. If you missed part I check here Forgotten Gems . It's where I share some songs that I'd forgotten about. Some you may know, others you may not. I think you'll appreciate every song 'cos my taste is that of a person that tastes expensive wine. One song that has been on the receiving a lot of spins is Jennifer Lopez 'If You Had My Love'. Sparked by this quote " ‘U Don’t Know Me (Like You Used To)’ acted more like an album filler to me, however did have good points, in particular the drum production was rather hard hitting. It possibly acted as the precursor to Jennifer Lopez’s ‘If You Had My Love,’ which is probably why I didn’t really like it too much." from a

Flashback Friday: Forgotten Gems

FlashBack Friday (click for previous episodes) So this week I've been rollin' through some archive songs and thought I'd share some of my forgotten gems. You may agree with some, you may not have heard many, but for me to think they're forgotten, there is no way they are bait. Usually with these kinda dig the vault themes you remember every song 'cos they're the same ones everyone says "Oh remember x tune?" but it's bait. I'm sure you've been in a rave and the DJs like "Who remembers this one?" even though he knows he plays it every week meaning we hear it every week. (Disclaimer: I'm based in London, UK so in your ends they may be the type of tunes I mentioned above. Oh and I'm mid-late 80s born, so it's from my time but a forgotten tune). Anyway, here goes Foxy Brown Stylin' This is from her album Ill Nana The Fever. I'm not sure if this album ever actually got released. Leaked out there though. Westw