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Drake bigs up Sneakbo

Drake is fast becoming my favourite rapper. I don't really play his music much but in two interviews he has said something I have been trying to explain to people. First interview with Kiss FM, he mentions that is smash-hit single is dancehall-influenced. He also shouts out Mavado and says "free up world boss" a.k.a. Vybz Kartel Skip to 5:30 interview "I'm a big dancehall fan, I spend a lot of time in Jamica. Mavado is like family to me. I feel like there was dancehall-influence on Take Care, the actual song. I'm not too into 4x4 house, techno feel. I feel like for me to get to that tempo... I'd rather get with Jamie xx and bring a soul and island feel to it. That's when I get into the faster tempos. I look forward to doing more of that." Then listen to the song here Then in an interview with hip hop legend he speaks on being a fan of Sneakbo. He says "Huge fan, I'm inspired by his movement... There's a lot of artists fro

Snoop Dogg & Diplo making a reggae album

Super producer Diplo confirmed suspicions that Snoop Dogg is recording a reggae album. Interested to hear how it sounds. They were recording in Gee Jam and Bob Marley's home studio, Tuff Gong. Alicia Keys, Akon, John Legend and Babyface have all been recent visitors to the beautiful island at Gee Jam. Actually, Akon was at Tuff Gong. Diplo told MTV: "Snoop Dogg is an icon, man; he's bigger than the music," Diplo said. "What we're doing is a reggae record. It's like Snoop Dogg and Major Lazer together. It's all reggae and he's singing and he's doing a f---ing awesome job and I never knew it, but he had his heart in every song. ... We're going to get back into the production of it next month, and I'm really proud of that record. It's the first record I've ever executive-produced and his crew is amazing. " Diplo also mention that he has been working with No Doubt in Jamaica too. Look forward to this. As mentioned last year