He’s a name that’s synonymous with dancehall and reggae for close to two decades strong. As a third of the hit group Voicemail, Qraig has sung, danced and DJ’d his musical message into the hearts and homes of many. On the cusp of his next album release, a solo effort, he only asks this time that you Listen To Me.
From quintet to solo star, Qraig, born Jerome Jackson, has seen it all; every downturn, uptick, success and heartbreak. These lessons and more are the bedrock of his upcoming studio album, due out June 24.
Produced by renowned entrepreneur/record producer Astyle Alive, the 12-track album will showcase Qraig’s versatility, growth and vision.
Laced with modern sounds for today’s fanbase, Listen… also has a throwback groove for the old-school fans; the pair carefully crafted this album for a global audience.
Listen To Me is now available for immediate pre-order via the ITunes Store & Amazon with pre-save availabilty with other digital distribution outlets. An official release across all DSP’s is set for June 24.
E-Dee, the Dancehall Celebrity, has released his latest full length album Elevate.
Out today and bursting with hooks, the 16 song CD and digital release boasts a fire collection of singles alongside new unreleased songs like the latest single “Every Time I See You” to which the music video drops simultaneously with the album.
The album brings classic vibes of 90’s and 2000’s dancehall, party vibes, full of bedroom bravado, aggressive swaggering club tracks, as well as conscious roots reggae. The free-wheeling sing-jay specializes in light hearted fun, with all of the charm of a Jamaican country boy living in Hollywood.
Everton’s vocal flexibility and range comes from the depth of his personality, which is mostly a ladies man, but at the same time a badman. Some songs he delivers high strong singing melodies, others he brings a low deep booming tone. E-Dee’s ability to deliver high energy party vibes alongside strong roots songs is a combination he has maintained since his early career.
Lyrics and songs on the new album paint the picture of what its like to be a dancehall celebrity in Hollywood, living “lifestlyes of the rich and reckless, champagne showers and sex for breakfast” quoting “Needed Me”. Love, the pursuit of women, and party vibes are what one might expect for a dancehall artist, but like all great artists, E-Dee’s music reflects the times. On the deeper songs from Elevate Everton delivers strong roots numbers that tackle systemic oppression in his collaborations with the legendary Glen Washington “Where I Belong”, and “Ghetto Yutes Rise” with I-Octane, as well as his hit song with Irie Love, “Revolution”
E-Dee has a disarming ability to be aggressive yet charming, sweet, but a badman. And a badman still has feelings. Maybe a sentimental rude boy that wants to change the world is exactly what dancehall needs right now. Collaborations on the album with Future Fambo, and Wayne Wonder are also big standouts.
Produced by his long time collaborator, Grammy-Award winner Qmillion, the album released by Unseen Lab Recordings is available at all media outlets now. E-Dee is lining up shows for the summer and fall in support of his new release.
Skorch Bun It x LL CoolBlaze Present:
“ANYTHING” – Timeka Marshall 🇬🇾 x College Boy Jesse 🇹🇹
Written by: Darryl Gervais,Timeka Marshall, Jason JG Gilbert, Justin CoolBlaze Elliott, Jesse Stewart , Christopher Seymour
Produced By: Jason JG Gilbert, Justin CoolBlaze Elliott
Mixed by: Jason JG Gilbert
Mastered By: Keron Scratch Master Hector
Copyright 2021 Happy Parrot Records LLC
Likkle Vybz and Likkle Addi’s New Album Is Bold, Deep and Lighthearted All In One Smooth Thirteen Track Body
The two young stars and sons of the iconic Vybz Kartel, are the best they’ve ever been on this new album titled “Team Different”. The album which features the lead single Euphoric Love, a time tested tale of love and romance, is slated for release May 6th, when it will be available for purchase and streaming everywhere music is sold and streamed. With this effort the duo has distinguished themselves within the dancehall space, which is no small task when the most influential dancehall artist is the head of your household. With “Team Different”, Likkle Vybz and Likkle Addi make an incredibly strong case for their own respect and appreciation as great artists in the Jamaican music space.
Originally bursting onto the scene in 2014 under the moniker PG13, this duo has weathered the storm that is fame from an early age. With singles like Hello Daddy, Gimme Di Money, Radio and more, the world got its first few experiences with this duo of dancehall royalty. While the duo has performed exceptionally on home team projects like Dancehall Royalty, To Tanesha, Dons and Diva and several other riddims, they excel on their own projects. The Skinny Jeans EP released in February 2020, is perhaps the most ideal example of this, with the lead single Skinny Jeans going on to become one of the featured songs in the famous video game franchise, Grand Theft Auto. While they both inherited the ability to compose great lyrics from their father, they have advanced themselves through learning musical instruments and the business of music, making them more rounded than even their Vybz Kartel himself.
This new album, released via ONErpm, in many ways exudes that resolved maturity that we can hear in their most recent interviews with The Star and DancehallMag and Urban Island. Team Different is set for release under the duo’s own UTG(Uptown Gaza label) and includes tracks like Luxury, Miss World Renown, and even title track Team Different, all produced in-house at UTG. Not only are Likkle Vybz and Likkle Addi pushing the limits of what they have done before musically, but they also remain as topical as their father. The second season of a recent romance drama television series on Netflix named Euphoria has been capturing the world since its release in January and the duo has tapped into that public conversation about love with this single. Likkle Vybz and Likkle Addi are both crafty in their lyrics and bold in their melodies, which makes for a great listening experience. The content of the song is also very subversive, rather than the emo cold hearted modern male archetype that is common in music from their peers, the duo steer toward a more emotionally secure and sensitive depiction. This is a sentiment echoed throughout not just Euphoric Love but the entire album as a whole. Their approach and subject matter on this album are unique, without copying or catering to what is popular. The duo stands out, easily giving the name Team Different another layer of meaning.
Click link https://onerpm.link/teamdifferent
1. Team different
3. Pop Off
4. Bad Benz
6. Hey Girl
9. Nobody Else
10. Miss World Renowned
12. Love Yuh
International Djs Crown Prince and CoolBlaze present “Mali Riddim”. A fusion in the sounds of Africa and the Caribbean, the riddim will be a favorite for the summer fun. Three songs with different approaches and styles, from Gbm Nutron & Imani Ray’s seductive “Round and Round”, to Ricardo Drue & Carine Avrila’s steamy “Voulez-Vous,” to Naomi Cowan’s romantic “Loney Boy.”
Riddim Produced by: Don Fuego and Dj Crown Prince
Track one: Voulez Vous
written by Ricardo Drue
Perform By: Ricardo Drue and Carine Avrila
Track Two: Round & Round
Written By : Kevon Hart, Kory Hart, Jason Carter, Imani Ray, Kenny Holder
Perform By: Gbmnutron and Imani Ray
Track Three: Lonely Boy
Written By: Naomi Cowan
Perform By: Naomi Cowan
Produced by : Don Fuego and Dj Crown Prince
Arrangement by : Dj Crown Prince & CoolBlaze
Mix and Master : MixedByOso