May 20, 2019

Buju Banton - "post mortem"

I welcome back Buju Banton ..with half closed arms, one arm really.. not with both arms open wide, why would I say such a thing? Since the great singer/dj has returned there has been some skirmishes. There was the matter with his son, some bust up went on somewhere there, the initial shunning of the media and some ray ray down in Trinidad. When these things happen, we ponder the nature of his guilt, well at least I. Did he deserve that 9 year sentence? Perhaps, has he learnt his lesson? ..its hard to tell from this distance.. would he do that again...?
Anyway he is back, I don't want to be disappointing again.. so keep it clean fool. Make hay while the sun shine and secure your pension, because you had more than a minor setback in your major operation of life.... now go out there and make some good music.. listen to Chronixx etc for some tips where music is concerned

Jun 14, 2018

Capleton to Burn Sexual accusation Case

Capleton Left and his Flagman - Image Courtesy Jamaica Observer
Capleton has been accused of sexual assault. The Jamaican artiste who is well known to burn everything insight in his songs is hoping to burn this case in no time and return to normal life. But first it would have to proven that he did not touch the accusers front...or any part thereof. With all the me too going around, the fall of Cosby, Weinstein etc.. we can only hope that Capleton pull through and continue blaze fire. cause .. we know how Capleton do, I know its more about in her Heart..and not in her sitn deh...

Jun 7, 2018

Barber Boy Dont Run... Where is Mavado

In the news recently it was revealed that Mavado son was implicated in some complicated matters in Cassava Piece, St Andrew.
Unfortunately things have gone sour and shots were fired and persons have transitioned to the next life.
It was reported that Mavado.. ran to the police station in the heat of the incidents ..and is now said to have gone overseas due to contractual requirements..yet he is wanted by the Jamaican police to shed some light on the recent incidents..
So did Mavado run?,.. This reminds me of a tune that the bleacher did a few years ago... "barber boy dont run", where Mavado was accused of being a barber before his music career took off, and its alleged that at some point Mavado took off in some incident between himself and the bleacher aka Vybz Kartel.
We currently hope that Mavado is not in any trouble and will resume to normalcy.

Dec 26, 2016

Freddie McGregor Mad about 2017 Reggae Grammy

Freddie McGregor in the Spot Light
I liked how Freddie McGregor spoke up about the lack of Jamaican influence in the process of nominating and selecting artiste for the Reggae Grammy. Over the years, since 1985 we have seen the Marleys taken the Reggae Grammy Award about 11 times with honorable mentions going to the likes of Jimmy Cliff, Burning Spear and the great Bunny Wailer, all winning the prestigious award multiple times. Freddy was nominated once in 2003 and was beaten by Lee Scratch Perry, Lee Scratch is an artiste that appear to be mad, literally. Not sure if he is mad as Freddy these days though. Freddy not only has issues with the selection process but with also how the award is presented over the years. - behind curtains, behind the scenes, - reggae should be up and upfront. ..I totally agree with Freddy here
But it would appear that the Nomination of the foreign acts for the 2017 awards, has prompted Freddy's screams... and of course loosing to the mad scratch Perry in 2003.. and has not been nominated since.. especially since this year with his new album called "True to MY Roots".. this really irked Freddy.... even the selection panel which has the wife of Ziggy Marley at the helm, perhaps alluding to more bias towards the Marleys here
Persons have been rude to Freddy telling him to set up his own award show and stuff like that, in their attempt to sink his ship, SMH.. but there was also a positive response from Grammy affiliated personnel saying that posts are there for Jamaicans to fill and play a roll and that there have been Jamaicans there.
Im with Freddy here .. we should be all on the same boat ... and if it sinks we try heading to the Bigship..
All in all though local acts should be focused and present good quality work and out do the foreign acts

Popcaan Movado War

The Popcaan and Movado war came and went like a thief in the night. I have been out of touch with what is happening in the dancehall scene of recent however this feud caught my eye.
There is no doubt that there is some issue with Popcaan rising to be the top star he is at the moment and it is my speculation that the Drake collaboration with a couple of american hiphop acts and the little foreign attention being part of the reason why Movavdo was LIT about this feud.
The tracks in the war between them drew my attention and from what I have heard, Mavado win, hands down, Popcaan loose the war. Weeks later however, Popcaan wins MOBO awards, Drake a Tattoo affiliated material to Popcaan pon him skin.
It is fair to say that for sometime now, we have expected Mavado to at least shine a little bit more, not quite as bright as Sean Paul, but at least as much as Elephant Man did in his prime. So it is a bit safe to say.. that "we the best relationship" with Mavado ..did not propel him or he did not have that propensity and staying power and we declare him mediocre to the likes of Elephant, Beenie in their Prime.. sort of like bounty killer, who did reach but never got too far.
So is Mavado angry at the fact that Popcaan has reached the mediocre status he did and has the potential to go further? Or is that Popcaan a show-off and a gwaan like him a di best thing since Movado to rise out of dancehall to reach a mediocre status.
Well the feud has subsided between them and it did not involve chrome and metal. ..but wait STING is NOT in the air... so maybe next year..

May 14, 2016

Noel Lack it Back Ellis the Unknown ...was almost known

Some time ago, I think in the latter part of last year, when I started writing this article, released its annual music review and while many staunch reggae fans were taken aback and was astonished with the fact that United Kingdom-based Caucasian singer Joss Stone was named the reggae artiste of the year, some local artistes still had reason to give thanks. One such artiste was Popcaan, as the artiste continues to stay ahead of his peers, using his melodies and catchy hooks, which explains why listed his collaboration with Jamie XX and American rapper Young Thug, titled Good Times, as one of the 25 best songs of 2015.
"Unlikely musical marriages bear the best fruit when artistes complement each other," explained, under the music video for Good Times.
Ironically, OMI and Wiz Khalifa, who held No. 1 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this year, did not make the cut.
Jamaican DJ Walshy Fire and his fellow Major Lazer group members, also have a cause to celebrate, since the single Lean On was ranked as the Best Dance/Electronic song of 2015. The single was snubbed by the Grammys this year.
"The Grammys got it wrong. It's rare that a dance record of this quality reaches this level of ubiquity - after all, this is Spotify's most streamed song of all-time as of November 2015," challenged.
Billboard's criticism is again somewhat ironic, since they were under fire last month after they released a list ranking the top hip hop artistes of all time and excluded Tupac Shakur.
Noel 'Rozah Roze' Ellis also received more recognition this week as All Day, produced by Kanye West, which samples Ellis' song, Dance With Me, was named the seventh best Hip Hop song of 2015. The song was also certified Gold this year in the United States and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.

Gully Bop and Chin

Up to this day the original video of Gully Bop singing on that discovery video is the best peice of work from him. The DJ has survived the DJ business and have out last his critics... There was a time frame also on his relation ship with Chin.
I dont know how Chin did it... Gully Bop look like one of them dutty mad man on the road with slim and stentch dripping from his mouth with almost all tooth rotted and gone - Chin kissed this.
Now it is no new news that Chin give Gully Bop bun and help buss up his head in his own house. It is Not fullly clear when she hit him she said "whole diss inna u dutty blood claat" ... I dont know. But she had to vacate the premises shortly after ....

Things have moved quickly along since I started writing this article at the time when the news broke. .. I simply just did not have the time for this. Im glad to say that things has settled down for Gully Bop and Chin. Lets hope that they are both Happy as they move along this business of dancehall music. .. Cause we did know long time seh Chin appear to be a gold digger.. and Gully Bop.. is exactly that...  a Gully Bop

Dec 26, 2015

Bounty Killer Diss the Marleys

Bounty Killer... holding his head.. idk y
I think I am fan of Bounty Killer.. yeah  with old tracks like "spy fi die".."book book book" (a friend of mine should love that one).. "Fed up".. and that Delano from Renaissance remix always get mi bopping. One of the thing I have noticed about Bounty Killer recently is that he does not make the amount of hit songs in the studio as he use to. Disappointing yes, like all other washed up artiste, but he is not short of expressing himself on social media.. especially Instagram, Twitter..Blue Toooth,,, , whatever the media.. including the stage. 
In my last article I mentioned how he lick out against Bill and his Board decision to give Joss Stone the title of Reggae artiste of the year 2015. Joss was supported by Junior Gong Marley and Bounty Killer did not hold back his dislike of the behaviour of the Marleys when he was quoted to have said..

"The Marley boys as internationally recognised as they are, have a voice that they don’t use to assist reggae/dancehall except for their own family’s personal gain.."

NOW THATS a diss. Im not too sure how true it is though.. cause I think Steven dem did support the likes of Iba Mahr. But there is some element of truth in terms of what is known... we know who Bounty Killer buss/ brought on the scene, we know who Beenie Man buss... ahh well i cant think of anyone off head right now still.. but the point is.. as Powerful as Marleys are in Reggae, they need to look at their approach on the Local Level.. a mean there is more Kybaka Pyramids and Lady Saws.. out there that might need the inspiration like Joss.. wah she name again.. ahhh rhatid.. hold on mek mi look back inna dah article yah fi find her... ahh stone.. Yeah Joss Stone. 

Joss Stone Don't Deserve Reggae Artiste of 2015

Joss Stone

I support bounty killa with regards to the disrespect authentic dancehall artistes are getting with the move by billboard to give Joss Stone Reggae Artiste of the year 2015. Is Joss Stone a reggae artiste? Bill and him Board did indicate that the artiste sold 30,000 copies.. from her recent album ..mi not even know the name of this so called Reggae album.
The birth place of Reggae don't even know who the hell is Joss Stone,, well they might know now Thanks to Junior Gong Marley who inspired Stone to do the album.
I have listened some of the album tracks and I can tell you it WAS NOT impressive... Tessanne Chin would have done a better job. But this British Shakira like artiste has been in pop music for years and has her fan base, this explains why she would sell 30 thousand copies of this crap of an album that got her reggae artiste of the year.
Local Jamaican artistes like Chronixx ..dexta daps and them guys dont have the following like Joss.. but them sound far better than her.. She look better though :)

Apr 25, 2015

Feb 14, 2015

TOP TEN tunes in Jamaica right NOW February 2015

Check out the TOP TEN tunes in Jamaica right NOW. In this package the old rivals of old are still there Mavado and Vybz Kartel who never seems to go away. One of the most fun artiste in recent Jamaican music history Chi Ching Ching is in there... So is the new Guy Dexta Daps and of course Gully Bop still riding on luck juice.. chack out it out

10. Nuh Play Roun Wid Fire- Vybz Kartel

9. Mavado - I Aint Going Back Broke Ft. Future & Ace Hood

8. One - Vybz Kartel

7. Seven Eleven - Dexta Daps

6. Free Up - Tarrus Riley

Dec 27, 2014

Sting 2014 Bopped to an End

Sting was brought to a premature end this morning after it was reported that Masicka and Demarco's entourage got into a scuffle backstage during the performance of Major Mackerel's. The show then went into a tail spin from there. The likes of Tommy Lee, Gage, Ryno, and Kiprich tried in vein to bring back things to order, with Lee expressing his disgust about what happened.
The clash between Ryno and Kiprich never got off the ground as it should as things went not how it was intended. It was reported that Ryno grabbed the mic from Kiprich and thats when the plug was pulled. Kiprich was realing out tunes after tunes even about Ryno's $3 million he won last year... and with Ryno desperately trying to get a song in..tried to no avail.. he then ripped the Mic from Kiprich in desperation.

Earlier the likes of Gully Bop got a good crowd response, Ishawna, Teflon and some early female clashing went down well with the crowd.