Different Rankin Riddim – VP Records

Different Rankin Riddim - VP Records

Trap-Dancehall’s heavy hitters Squash and Daddy1 as well as TeeJay, Ishawna, Christopher Martin, Gage and Ace Gawd assemble on the Different Rankin Riddim produced by two of Jamaica’s top producers, Hempton Music and ShabDon Records. King Waggy Tee from 99 JAMZ Miami includes the mix on his end of year ‘Dancehall 2020 Mixtape.’

First heard with the release of Squash’s song “Different Rankin” which appears on the Reggae Gold 2020 compilation, the title track for the Different Rankin Riddim quickly became popular with the core Dancehall market. That popularity led to the song being chosen by VP Records Senior A&R Neil ‘Diamond’ Edwards as one of the lead tracks for the Reggae Gold 2020 compilation.

Proving popular among the artists as well, the decision was made to add artists to the riddim resulting in 7 artists covering topics popular in Dancehall segments worldwide. Since the release of the music video by Trap-Dancehall King Squash, the accompanying music video has earned 2 million views on YouTube.

King Waggy Tee from 99 JAMZ (WEDR FM) in Miami picked up on the Different Rankin riddim and included it on his Dancehall 2020 Mixtape. The Mixtape features some of the hottest songs released this year which prompted the premier DJ to comment “another nice Trap Dancehall riddim brought to you by Shabdon which features artists like Squash, Daddy1, Teejay, Christopher Martin, Noah Powa. Ishawna, Gage and new artists like JDon Heights & Ace Gawd.

This one will definitely take you on a ride with the right elements included with the top track by Squash title Different Rankin.”

Daddy1 – Pretty Pon Snap – 1 Bro Gad EP

Daddy1 - Pretty Pon Snap - 1 Bro Gad EP

New York, NY- Dancehall artist Daddy1 has released his first studio EP, “1 Bro Gad” on VP Records, out today. Following the single “Rich” which premiered on FADER in March, the artist is ready to make waves with new single “Pretty Pon Snap”. Also, released this week is an exclusive documentary, narrated by BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Seani B, which serves as a proper introduction to the world of Daddy1 in a formal context.

Daddy1 is the youngest member of Montego Bay’s “6ixx” Crew who are taking the dancehall scene by storm with a constant stream of “Trap Dancehall” hits. The 6 track EP shows his range from party music like “Rich”, female anthems like “Pretty Pon Snap” to thoughtful music like “Ghetto Youth” but overall the entire EP conveys positivity and joy. Even more unique, the dancehall artist does not swear in his music, “No, I don’t use curse words in my songs. I’m trying to show the youths that you don’t need to be bad, you need to be making money. We don’t need anymore bodies. So I don’t give them any form of curse words in my music,” he told FADER.

Born as Adrian Daley in 2000 in the Salt Spring community in Montego Bay, Daddy1 was the eldest of four children for a single mother. This charismatic young dreamer earned his alias by becoming the next best patriarchal figure in his household, and was dubbed Daddy1 from then on. His life story and his ascension to musical prominence, are but the result of the undeniable agency, penchant for leadership and self contained mindset that awarded him his pseudonym in the first place. These qualities in him shined the most in those early days and earned him the respect of childhood friend Bobby Six, younger brother of Dancehall superstar Squash. This friendship led to a fellowship between himself and Squash that eventually grew into a family connection that would persist throughout the years.

When asked what to expect on the EP, Daddy told FADER, “Expect to hear everything. Trap vibes, Party vibes, everything. It’s Daddy1 trust me, you are going to like this one.”

Daddy1 – Rich – VP Records

Daddy1 - Rich - VP Records

Born in 2000 as Adrian Daley in Montego Bay,Daddy1 was the eldest of four children for a single mother. This charismatic young dreamer earned his alias by becoming his a father-like figure in his household, and was dubbedDaddy1 from then on. His life story and his ascension to musical prominence, are but the result of the undeniable agency, penchant for leadership and self contained mindset that awarded him his pseudonym in the first place.

Bursting onto the scene in early 2018 with the hit single “Anthem”, he engendered a unique tone of authority with iconic lyrics like “If yuh nah say 6ix, no girl don't want yuh”, a nod to his 6IX crew, that features Dancehall superstar Squash and his younger brother, Bobby Six. Following “Anthem” with songs like “Out Here”, “Next Level”, “Bro Gad”, and “Custom” which continues to grow in popularity,Daddy1 was able to capture the minds and hearts of young Jamaica, forging and popularising slangs like 'brogad'.

His undeniable flow, lyrical cadence, and keen attention to the sociopolitical landscape of Jamaica and the world, makeDaddy1 a creative force to be reckoned with. Aptly dubbed the “Trending King”, due to his consecutive number of weeks at number one with several hits,Daddy1 is undoubtedly the leader of the youth. His single “Rich” is a testament to his unique and influential charisma. His forthcoming six-track EP “1 BroGad” is about to take the dancehall world, yaad and abroad; by storm.
Daddy1’s”Rich” made its’ international radio debut simultaneously with top radio DJs in key cities. SeaniB from BBC 1Xtra in London, UK, debuted the track which coincided with SpexDaBoss, who plays on Canada’s G98 FM debuted the track on his drive time show, as well as Rico Vibes broadcast on DaFlava Radio in Atlanta, and also heard on Vibes 106.1 FM in the Gambia. The New York debut of“Rich” was complimented by DJ Cali B from Irie Jam Radio, DJ Trends on WBLS and DJ Norie on Power 105.1 FM.