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More reggae you say?

There's a plethora of one-drop songs I'm feeling at the moment. I don't know if it's because I decided to delve deeper into roots reggae, but there's so many songs I'm feeling right now.

I-Octane - Cry To The Nation

If you've been following this blog you'll know I-Octane is my artist. Last year was his breakthrough year, where he had Jamaica going crazy for his dancehall anthems. As much as I rate his dancehall tunes, conscious one drop is where I initially heard him, so he'll always sound at home there. Nice to see him back on that vibe as he pleads with his people to worship God and bun all evil doings. This could easily be a gospel song. When reggae drops into gospel, it's usually a mad sitt'n.

Exco Levi - Bleaching Shop

Don't know much about the guy, but heard this on the radio the other day. Really felt the lyrics. As many reading will know, bleaching is a hot subject in Jamaica and Jamaican music right now due to dancehall artist Vybz Kartel's much publicised skin lightening.

Taken from legend, Donovan Germaine's latest riddim titled OMG

Ziggi Recado - Mary

Coincidentally found out they released this video 3 days ago. This is my favourite song off his album. I love the Longtime riddim. Special Delivery delivered a very underappreciated one drop riddim. Jamaican genre made in Europe (French producers, Swedish artist). Global di ting deh. Awoe! *granny/Vybz Kartel voice*

Disappointed in the video to be honest. I know it's on a low budget, but it's about nature. At least shoot it outside. Oh, was I meant to say it's about nature? You probably thought it's a woman named Mary? Soz. My bad.

Lutan Fyah - Hush

Another one of those underappreciated reggae artists. This guy usually brings fire to the table. This time singing tells babymothers "Don't worry 'bout the deadbeat father. Him run gone left you and your pickney. Not a red cent him send for little Britney" before urging them to keep their heads up and strive for the child. Red cent = red colour Cent = in UK we call the coppers = lowest value coin.

Sherieta - How It So Easy

Haven't heard this artist before but I'm feeling the lyrics. She sings against many of the ills in society including kids growing up too quickly, lacking manners, politicians lying, glorifying infidelity and such.


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