Teejay – Entanglement – Frankie Music

Dancehall Artiste Teejay is set to release a new single destined to “Stir up some emotions”, entitled “Entanglement”, produced by Frankie Music.

Teejay’s “Entanglement” alludes to the term Jada Pinkett Smith used to describe her relationship with August Alsina when she came together with her husband, Will Smith for a special edition of her “Red Table Talk” show on Facebook in July.

Frainkie said “a lot of men are going through entanglements so we decided to make a song about it”.

“I’m expecting the song to become a hit & a fan favourite”, Frankie said.

“Entanglement” is featured on the YOLO Riddim which was released last month. That project features the likes of Beenie Man with ‘Up Deh’, Christopher Martin’s with ‘Pass Code’, Demarco’s ‘Drippin In Sauce’, among other tracks.

Teejay’s project follows the release of Dexta Daps album, VENT, which was produced in part by the label.

“The label has been busy throughout the pandemic and fans can expect new releases from Yanique Curvy Diva and more”.

“It’s my first time working with Teejay, a very talented individual. You can expect more collabs between us”, Frankie said.

Spice – Hygiene

Spice Preach Good “Hygiene” In New Song

by K.D. Anglin

Dancehall deejay SPICE dropped the follow-up to her “Clean” visuals and it’s a single titled “Hygiene” The high energy track is accompanied by a music video showcasing Spice’s classical dance skills and flexibility As usually, the dancehall vixen is surrounded by a band of incredible dancers who perform a choreographed number led by the deejay.

“Bend ova and cock up my ass / Cya smell nutten when yuh pass / Armpit nuh green like grass / My mouth nuh stink when mi tek of mi mask / Clean, smell good / My body smell like it should / No gyal cyaan talk nutten bout me, mi nuh run dutty joke inna mi neighbourhood,” Spice deejays.

The song that was produced by Cashment Entertainment & Daddiron Entertainment is already being called the new feminine hygiene anthem. In the Magical Studios-directed music video, Spice and her clan perform in a military fashion. Her fellow cadets get down and dirty in the camp as they contort their bodies in ways only dancehall inspires.

In one scene, the Love and Hip-Hop star also perhaps inadvertently, recreated the iconic Lil Kim pose without the prop while clad in an English soldier costume. She also gets slippery in the shower with some of her hygiene products and puts on quite the show with the showerhead.

Watch Spice talk “Hygiene” in the new visuals.

Meraki Riddim – Various Artists – Retlaw Tha Future

Meraki Riddim - Various Artists - Retlaw Tha Future

Following the success of his production on Busy Signal’s album Parts of the Puzzle, and follow-up single releases such as “Something New” by D-Major and Busy Signal, Retlaw Tha Future of Future World Production closes the year with the vibe-filled Meraki Riddim.

Using a mid-tempo groove, Retlaw Tha Future draws the best from all artists who perform lyrics on topics that range from celebrating the good life with friends, to the lies people tell in relationships, to men’s assets that can make a woman fall in love.  When constructing the riddim, Retlaw Tha Future said “I was in a vibe in the studio one day and the vibe reflected by approach to production – anything I do I have to do it with soul, creativity and love.  This riddim reflects that and that is what Meraki means.” 

Balancing the spotlight between known and upcoming artists, Retlaw Tha Future features Reggae star Romain Virgo (“Wicked So”) as well as his younger sister Tahleii Virgo (“Motivation).”  For as long as Retlaw Tha Future has known Romain while attending college together, this is the first time they have worked together on a recording.

Upcoming Dancehall sensation Renee 6:30 used soothing vocals to express some of the raw thoughts women have about men (“Fall In Love”).  The track was recorded by collaborator and fellow producer Jovi DiPree.  Singer / actress Asabi stands out with her track “Winey Don;” her energy is described as infectious.

Additional artistic performances come from Busy Signal, Christopher Martin, Monifa Goss, Lia Caribe, Gott-Yo, TallGad and Grim Rym – an artist born in Jamaica and now in Surinam.  All tracks were mixed by Michael ‘Factor’ Jarrett.

Spice – Head – Frankie Music

Spice - Head - Frankie Music

Spice and Frankie Music collaborate

Dancehall artiste Spice has teamed with Frankie Music Productions for her latest single titled Head. The song had its local premiere on Thursday.

This is the first time that Spice has worked with the Marverly based label. On the track, she can be heard singing about relationship issues.

The release of Head comes on the heels of Spice taking to social media and revealing the identity of her new love interest Justin Budd.

“Spice is full of energy and is very hardworking,” said producer Frankie.

“I’m happy to have been able to work with such an extraordinary talent”.

The song sees the entertainer expressing the ‘softer’ side of her craft, and is expected to do extremely well.

“I’d like to do a song that’s different and very personal to me,” said Spice

Rondell Positive – Shunammite – Frankie Music

Rondell Positive - Shunammite - Frankie Music

Rondell Positive Pens Tribute To Wife:

Amid several media reports that the emergence of COVID-19 has caused a spike in the divorce rate among other relationship issues globally, this trend has not affected entertainer Rondell Positive. In a show of gratitude, the inspirational singer has penned a tribute to his wife Latoya titled ‘Shunammite’.

According to Rondell, “The song represents what I believe men should be dishing out to women, to celebrate them. Worldwide almost 95% of the songs about women are not necessarily highlighting the more worthwhile attitudes and attributes they possess. I wanted to also underscore the positives and power of marriage which many couples enjoy.”

‘Shunammite’ is a term taken from the scriptures of the Old Testament describing a woman from the small village of Shumen, the biblical text lauds her a woman of great virtue.

Alluding to the inspiration behind the intriguing title, Rondell exclaimed, “Shunammite is a song I wrote in tribute to my wife Latoya Allen and by extension all women worldwide. It’s a song that I believe I have been privileged to write. COVID-19 gave us more time together and so I began loving my wife all over. The Shunammite woman is a woman who is industrious, wise, discerning, and has faith in God. She’s trustworthy, patient, a great wife and mother and by the way, these traits are built into every woman and just need to be tapped into.”

Relating to the production, Rondell Positive says he was connected to Frankie Music by a mutual friend and following a meeting, he listened to several tracks and the moment he heard this particular beat the melody popped in his head. However, it was Catherine Goodall who encouraged him to pen a song for his wife and that was all the confirmation he needed.

Diel – Pretty Melanin – VPAL Music

Diel - Pretty Melanin - VPAL Music

Diel shines a Spotlight on the Beauty of Melanated Skin’

Jamaican Musician Diel Releases visuals for his roots reggae single ‘Pretty Melanin’ an anthem of empowerment for the black woman.

Hot on the heels of the Black Lives Matter and Challenge Accepted social movements, Diel has delivered another message strong anthem for women in ‘Pretty Melanin,” this time paying tribute to the unique molecule that gives pigment to the skin. The once unappreciated melanin is the subject of his praise, and his beautifully written lyrics explore nuances that uplift and glorify the black woman.

Crooning in a style reminiscent of reggae great Garnet Silk, his smooth falsetto vocals bring to life the “joy” of which he sings. This follow up to “Majesty” is produced by Dwain ‘Wiya’ Campbell, and is a tribute to authentic roots reggae – to positivity, Afrocentrism and love.

Speaking of his inspiration behind the song, Diel says, “ Even though I am a new artiste, I am at a place mentally where I want to release music that will last past my lifetime. So in sitting down and writing this song, I looked carefully at all that is going on, and thought about what I would want to say to my daughter. Although she is not born yet, it is a love song to her… and really to every woman that can connect with and appreciate the message.”

The anthem is brought to life perfectly by Ikon Media. Diel’s childhood friends turned partners, produced stunning visuals showcasing the range and beauty of the “melanated” woman by using a simple, but creatively profound concept. It’s easy to see what has so captivated the singer to bring this piece of art into being, this anthem is one for the musical history books.

Written by Danielle Thomas for OneTeam Entertainment

Bulby York – Heart Crafted – VPAL Music

Bulby York - Heart Crafted - VPAL Music

Acclaimed Producer/Engineer Bulby York releases his 3rd album titled Heartcrafted.

Bulby York’s highly anticipated album ‘Heartcrafted’ features Jimmy Cliff, Beres Hammond, Sanchez, Maxi Priest, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Busy Signal, Charly Blacks, Rying King , Stylo G, Etana, Tifa and others.

Kingston, Jamaica (Shuzzr) – As reggae-dancehall music continues to evolve and influence other genres, cultures, movements, and people across the world, to date, it stands unparalleled to any other worldwide. The treasured genre which spans several decades, not just chronicle an islands evolution and its influence globally but promotes the tenants of Rastafarianism whilst strengthening the voice of the oppressed.

On September 18th, 2020, renowned producer Collin ‘Bulby’ York will release his third album titled “Heartcrafted” on his label Bulby York Music. The compilation which features industry icons such as Jimmy Cliff, Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Sanchez, Dean Fraser, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Capleton, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer is balanced with a few youthful stalwarts such as Busy Signal, Agent Sasco, Etana, Tifa, Konshens, Cecile, Stylo G, Rygin King and a few others.

The album ‘Heartcrafted’ which can be described as a time capsule for future generations, captures not just the traditional sounds of reggae and dancehall but also gives its audience previously released materials with some of the industry’s most prolific, and successful artiste to date, bridging old school voices with a few from the freshman class.

The 17-track compilation which takes you on a musical journey across the breadth and depth of the islands luscious landscape, captures the sounds and melodies that echoes through the mountains and valleys chanted by its people, the pulse of a nation.

Bulby York who is a renowned musical architect as the genre went mainstream in the early 2000s, worked with some of the industry’s rising stars which positioned him to engineering tracks for No Doubt’s double-platinum Rocksteady album, as well as Sean Paul’s era-defining dancehall classic, Dutty Rock.

As time progressed, Bulby’s talent was revered by many, as his talent was noticed which led to other top Jamaican producers like Winston Riley, Steely and Clevie, as well as Sly and Robbie, enlisting him to engineer other productions. This led to him working with/for international artiste like Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper and Sinead O’Connor and is credited to several other noteworthy projects such as Bounty Killer’s “Suspense” and Beenie Man’s “Memories” which influenced Grammy-award winning rapper/producer Kanye West single “I’m In It,” from his 2013’s critically-acclaimed Yeezus album.

York who in 2016 released his debut project titled ‘Epic & Ting’ on Greensleeves Record also followed up with ‘Master Blaster’ in 2018 to rave reviews on his own label Bulby York Music.

‘Heartcrafted’ is distributed by VPAL Music, a subsidiary of VP Records and can be considered as a testament to the legacy of the late reggae icon ‘Toots’ Hibbert plus other reggae-dancehall industry icons.

“I have poured my heart and soul into this project and now its here for the world to hear, see and enjoy. Each track has its own meaning and history, just as how each parish in Jamaica captures a piece of what Jamaica represents. I have worked with some of our nation’s best, national treasures and this project captures not just our musical history but who we are” states Bulby York.