Artist – MIKEY MERCER
Written by Michael Mercer
Produced by Michael Knight of MSK Productions
Background Vocals by Rochelle Griffith and Michael Mercer
Vocals Recorded by Chris Allman at Slam City Studios
Vocal Engineering by Vocaldini
Mixed and Mastered by Andrew Denny. at Drew’s Crib
Executive Producer – Grass Skirt Entertainment
Artist – MIKEY MERCER
The Yutes, the brother duo composed of Chris and Santris, deftly combine their Jamaican heritage with modern trap elements into a dynamic sound with eclectic appeal. The sons of dancehall legend Mr. Lexx, The Yutes leverage an unparalleled authenticity and heightened musical sensibility to consistently push the creative envelope. Now, they’re bringing that diverse sound into the new year with their Curren$y-assisted single, “High Grade.”
The Yutes’ premiere 2021 track is an infectious collaboration that leans into the respective parties’ marijuana affinity — both sonically and conceptually. Augmenting familiar reggae tones with a hip-hop edge, “High Grade” is a distinct piece that finds footing in ranging musical camps to deliver a textured offering. The Babygrande Records’ single employs a hybrid singing-rapping aesthetic to express a mutual fondness for getting lifted with the assistance of some potent “High Grade.” As marijuana aficionados, The Yutes and Curren$y’s joint effort sparks a new smoker’s anthem that rises high above the clouds.
Aside from the song’s rich sonics, a consequential element of the “High Grade” beauty exists within its boundary-breaking style. The fusion of hip-hop and reggae creates a musical Venn Diagram, offering familiarity for fans of both genres while imparting something novel in the process. It’s a microcosm of The Yutes’ musical mosaic artistry.
Additionally, the timing of the release is auspicious, as the Democrats’ recent securing of the White House and Congress has placed marijuana on the precipice of legalization; most insiders believe that recreational marijuana will be legalized in 2021. As Chris raps, “Tell dem to free it, tell dem no cease it, the people dem need it.”
After a rewarding 2020 campaign, which saw The Yutes’ “Bring It Back” track cross one-million Spotify streams, Chris and Santris are keen on building upon that momentum. “High Grade” is just the beginning of what’s sure to be a dominant run — get ready for an all out blitz from The Yutes this year.
The Belizean born veteran Reggae music artiste Pupa Curly has teamed up with legendary reggae lovers rock crooner Glen Washington on the first single from Tuff Kruffy’s new riddim-driven album Democracy Riddim entitled “Holding On Much Stronger.” The album features internationally renowned reggae veterans and up and coming artists from Jamaica, Belize, Haiti and Uganda. The album is released on Tuff Kruffy Entertainment label and distributed by Tuff Gong International. The full length album is now available worldwide on all digital platforms.
Album: Democracy Riddim
Produced by: Michael Hyde and Pupa Curly
Executive Producer: Curlyn Arnold / Tuff Kruffy Entertainment
Distributed by: Tuff Gong International
DEMOCRACY RIDDIM Track Listing:
1. Glen Washington feat. Pupa Curly – Holding On Much Stonger
2. Dan Marcus – Old Capital
3. Jah Myhrakle feat. Bigga Haitian – Key Kode (Refix)
4. Zex Bilangilangi feat. Pupa Curly – Put Down Di Guns
5. Drecko Helpa – Inna Broad Daylight
6. Kadoje – Why
7. Bani Fyah – Democracy
8. Papashante Bushman – Police Brutality
9. Zion King – An Early Bird
10. Jafo feat. Yung Levy – Obulamu Bunyama
11. [email protected] – Jah Way
12. Pupa Curly – Listen Weh My Seh
13. Tuff Kruffy – Democracy Riddim
Successful West Indies cricketer turned recording artiste, Chris Gayle aka the UniverseBoss, is showing off his dance moves with his latest project Wack we a Wack. The single and video were officially released on Friday and shows the fun side to Gayle while still sending an important message.
“We wanted a high energy dancing song that the people can move to and once we created the hook Wack we a Wack everything else just came together nicely, ” The UniverseBoss explained
The Wack we a Wack single was written by Gayle and his team, Camar “Flava” Doyles and Georvin Briscoe, at Triple Century Records. It talks about cutting off those persons who don’t wish you well and are only there to use you because of who you are.
“There are persons around you that aren’t happy for you they are just there to use you and we don’t want no bad vibes or negative energy around us. Who not adding value to your life we a wack off the link,” Gayle added
The fun high energy visual, also shows Gayle participating in the Wack We a Wack dance move and he believes this too will catch on. Gayle also sees his new found platform as an opportunity to share more with his fans and connect with them even more than he currently does as an award winning sports personality.
The UniverseBoss is currently working on sharing a lot more music with the public since he has been so warmly received as a bonafide recording artiste. Wack We a Wack is the second single from Gayle’s upcoming yet to be titled Ep, the first single called Blessings already garnered notable traction since its release in February.
Welcome to Motto’s #ANEWVISION2021. “Whats The Vibe” an afrobeat song made with its own vibe,style and fashion. A pinch of different moods, inter-caribbean-american slang, french creole dialects; this is music for the world. This is #ANEWVISION2021.
Video produced Jahmoul Gordon (@frosswire_visuals)
Edited by Dwaine Tobierre from Eye Cast (@d.tobierre)
Directing by Jahmoul Gordon, Lashley ‘ Motto ‘ Winter
Assistant Visual Director: Chelsea Joseph
Models: @kay.love @socatology
Music Video Marketing Sponsors Credit:
King Leo Promos (@kingleopromos)
Song produced by Zion Beatz x Teamfoxx
Written by Lashley ‘ Motto ‘ Winter
Mix and Mastered by Scratch Master