rap-Dancehall King Squash has a new accolade to add to his success chest. Squash is now Reggae Gold … in the sense that his newest release, “Different Rankin” is included on the new compilation from VP Records.
Reggae Gold 2020 features the hottest songs in the Reggae and Dancehall landscape. The 6iix Boss adds his voice and talent to the project and makes it clear that he is on a different rankin.’ The fact of the matter is he celebrates life with expensive everything and he is not shy to let us hear. Squash sing-jays “stack it up pack it up this ah different rankin / pocket dem full ah Benjamin Franklin / money ah dih road / Lord forgive my sins / stankin rich / stankin rich / inna mih house me ah put ah elevator ….”
The riddim to which this song is performed is in-step with modern Trap-Dancehall tones we hear and compliments the theme of Squash’s song which is being on a ‘different rankin.’ The bass line and piano riff holds listeners like glue which means they are acutely tuned in to you!
“Different Rankin” is the first release from Reggae Gold 2020 and ready for you to download. The music video was released yesterday (August 4th) to celebrate Squash’s birthday (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1J4xzpDEAU). The party continues this weekend.
Make sure you tag Squash when you play the chune on-air @squash6iixboss and tag me too @vprecords @thesonicexecutive
Following the successful launch of his Chart Topping Single “Money Money” featuring Charlotte Mckinnon, Reggae Musician (JAH TEE VIBES) embarks on a new musical journey with his Directorial debut for the video of said hit single “Money Money” The Song was inspired by everyday life in JAH TEE’S Community. He had good friends that needed money to help them with life’s everyday struggle and he was unable to help those friends, on the other hand he also seen the hustlers in his community hustling everyday so that they can have money, some would do it peacefully others would not. The non-peaceful hustlers would bring Violence to the Community. “Money Money” is an Original production by JAH TEE VIBES & Pater Pan, Written by JAH TEE VIBES, Lead Singer/Lead Guitar – JAH TEE VIBES vocals by JAH TEE VIBES and Charlotte Mckinnon, Keyboard Peter Pan, Drums/Percussions REX, Base Christopher Meredith. Recorded at 13th Street Studio, Voice Engineer Cheefa. Mix and mastered at Insane Studios. Money Money Video was also inspired by the Lifestyle of JAH TEES’S community, some people are living the Lifestyle of having a lot of Money and some people are dreaming of the lifestyle. Some people work hard for the Money, some scam for the Money, but everybody loves Money. Money Money Video was filmed, edited and produced by Carlton MrLife Lewis, of iamlifefilms, Directed by Jah Tee Vibes and Courtney (C NYCE) Allen. Video is shot on Location in Hollywood Florida, and surrounding Cities. Jah Tee Vibes and The Real Vibes Band have been touring and entertaining reggae fans around the world since their debut in the early 90’s. Authentic roots rock reggae with a message of love unity and happiness that is timeless. Accompanied by some of the most experienced musicians in the business , Jah Tee Vibes 5 piece team comprise the Real Vibes Band their members have toured with the biggest names in reggae including Stephen Marley, Maxi Priest , Burning Spear , Freddie McGregor , Junior Reid , Wycliffe Jean , and Glen Washington Their only mission is to provide the hard driving bass , drum , and harmonies, the perfect recipe for Jah Tee Vibes as he seasons every track with his soulful guitar riffs and positive lyrics.
The Fresh Prince of JA Riddim is a dancehall / hip-hop fusion riddim compilation produced by News of Money Matters Entertainment/Dutty Rock Productions. The riddim features world-renowned reggae singer, Tarrus Riley with the title track ‘The Fresh Prince Of JA’, dancehall trendsetter Chi Ching Ching with ‘Into Me’, Future Fambo returns with ‘YA YA YA YA YA YA’ and Sotto Bless with ‘Never Leave’. The Fresh Prince of JA Riddim is set to make waves as the songs are fresh, edgy and has a unique vibe that is characteristic of all good dancehall/hip hop party beats. It is obvious that News is the son of Michigan of the 80’s chart-topping dynamic duo Michigan & Smiley who had the hit ‘Diseases’ because Tarrus Riley alluded to it in the title track. He is currently the Label Manager for Sean Paul’s Dutty Rock Productions and has spearheaded the production of riddims such as No Caption Riddim Callaloo Riddim and Gang Gang Riddim to name a few.
Jamaican dancehall artist Jahvillani has got a recipe for catch phrases that takeoff! One Govament President Jahvillani teams up with Trinibad’s star Prince Swanny on the catchy new track ‘First Class Flight’. The single, produced by hitmaker YGF, is an ode to the benefits of hardwork. Whether riding in expensive cars or catching first -class- flights, its clear there are no parameters to where these self- proclaimed ghetto youths can go.
Other hit songs from Jahvilani include ‘Clarks Pon Foot’ which garnered over 5 million streams as well as the badman anthem ‘Nuh Reason’ which swept radio circuits and dancehall clubs throughout the Caribbean, U.S., and U.K.
Can’t Fly is an electronic / reggae dancehall crossover track from UK-based producer Patrick (formerly D-DOTs), featuring legendary Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer Wayne Marshall. The song, produced on Patrick’s recent writing trip to the island’s capital, Kingston, is a genre-bending, reality tune that brings forth a powerful, uplifting message for those struggling. It is a result of the two sharing their distinctly unique experiences living in the “concrete jungles” of London and Kingston, respectively.
Marshall melodically blesses the chorus with the type of positivity ever so needed during this critically challenging time in history, “With every tick-and-a-tock of the time, It’s a process to free your mind . . . Seek freedom of the mind, Cause you can’t fly in a cage.”
With album art by photographer Grayson Lauffenburger depicting a skateboarder flying high in the streets of Kingston, the song is also reflective of the budding skateboard culture rising out of the city’s notoriously mean streets. An uplifting opportunity for children, teens, and young adults, skateboarding is increasingly becoming a positive alternative on the island for those who find themselves at a crossroads in life. With the opening of the Freedom Skatepark and Youth Centre in Kingston this year, the growth of this much needed, positive shift in culture and sport is quite clearly evident.
With Can’t Fly, Patrick and Wayne Marshall are poised to create an anthem for the streets that helps the masses keep pushing, literally and figuratively.
Written by: Wayne Marshall, Patrick Denny & Godwin Sonzi
Produced by: Patrick Denny
Release Date: May 22, 2020
Label: STAY FREE
Distributed by: Shayegan Media & Marketing, Inc.
Tad’s Record is proud to announce the release of its first smashing riddim for 2020 ‘Keep Up Riddim’, produced by Tad A. Dawkins Jr. aka Jr Tads. This is the first riddim from the newly equipped Tad’s Recording Studio, featuring some of the remarkable names of Reggae music, including Marcia Griffiths, Chezidek, Hezron, Etana, Tanya Stephens, Shuga, Richie Spice, Glen Washington, Iba Mahr, and Mortimer.
When asked on the inspiration behind the riddim, Jr. Tads said, “the vibes of the riddim reminds me of youths keeping up on a field”.
Enjoy the sound and prepare yourself for more solid Reggae sounds set for releases from Jr Tads and Tad’s Recording Studio.
Written by Stacy-Lee Thompson