Gyptian – ‘Deh Yah’ (ft. Collie Buddz), Produced by Ricky Blaze
The team behind Gyptian’s hit single “Hold Ya” —2010’s song of the summer—is back together, with super producer Ricky Blaze reuniting with Gyptian for this instant dancehall classic “Deh Yah”. This time they have brought in Bermudian reggae/dancehall superstar Collie Buddz to solidify this infectious romper.
Via Ineffable Records
Massive B’s Bobby Konders teams up yet again with Dancehall icon Vybz Kartel, accompanied by Lisa Mercedes and Sikka Rymes for “Badman”. The record continues the Brooklyn drill sound that has taken the country by storm beginning in 2019. “Badman” is the first release following the recent partnership between Massive B and Ineffable Records, based out of Oakland, California.
“Badman” begins with a short monologue by Vybz Kartel paying his respects to the late Pop Smoke. Throughout the song Vybz Kartel and company reminds us of the reality of the streets alongside the trials and tribulations that come with living said lifestyle. With the tracks gliding bass, and raw grunge sound the trio takes listeners on a musical journey very reminiscent of Gotham City. Massive B’s trusted history with Vybz Kartel ensures that “Badman” is another hit to be added to their extensive catalogues.
About Massive B: Led by DJ Bobby Konders and partner Jabba, Massive B describes themselves as “Music for the People”. Founded in Brooklyn, NY, Massive B Sound System serves as an independent label and production outlet. Alongside Massive B’s expansive history of productions, Bobby Konders and Jabba have maintained a legendary commercial radio tenure on New York City’s Hot 97 fusing reggae and hip-hop together for millions to hear weekly.
Wah Gwaan inna Jamaica?
Zagga, known for hits such as My Destination, Free Up featuring Tarrus Riley & recently Keep Calm on the Aircraft Riddim, has joined forces with buzzin reggae artist Kabaka Pyramid best known for hits such as Well Done, Kontraband featuring Damian Marley & recently Babylon Fallin, to bring you the smash single titled “Jamaica Wah Gwaan”?
This hard driving dancehall anthem highlights topical issues such as how Jamaica is dealing with the Covid-19 crisis amidst a general election, rasta students being banned from entering certain schools and the ungoing crime and violence problem the country faces.
The Amini Music produced track comes at an opportune time- some would say controversially so, while others may say it’s the perfect timing as it echoes the voice of the people.
The single is available on all digital platforms & is accompanied by a music video
MAKE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT!
Wildly talented, heavily streamed, yet still in the throes of international discovery, Jamai-ca’s musical sensation Vershon releases new single ‘Reality’ featuring the UK’s front run-ner in Rap, Chip.
Previously named as BBC Radio 1Xtra’s ‘Hot For 2016’ artists alongside J Hus, Kehlani and Mabel, Vershon made his first chink in the armour of global breakthrough with his hit single ‘Inna Real Life’. His music profile has since built to include over 11 million streams, 346K followers on Instagram and his own YouTube channel is home to over 44 million views, yet it is the release of his forthcoming ‘Only One’ EP, which also features Trillary Banks and Busy Signal, that is set to bridge the gap between Jamaica and the UK.
Taken from ‘Only One’, produced by award-winning British trio The Fanatix, responsible for cuts with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Popcaan, Vybz Kartel, Giggs and Stylo G, the genu-ine Caribbean vibes run to the very roots of ‘Reality’. The track comes as the second up-front slice of the highly anticipated 6-track, released via Saint Music/Parlophone in his first freshly inked deal with a major label, and arouses the heat on the sensuous side to Ver-shon as he divulges his enamour for no-filter, natural beauty. Having previously released the bold and gritty ‘Original’, ‘Reality’ offers an insight in to the lyrical dexterity and musi-cal diversity of Vershon, demonstrating that he’s equally as skilled at hitting out hard bars with a livewire spark as he is at articulating tender moments and emotion.
Featuring a delicate pulsating key synth and serene bird-like calls, the stripped back in-troduction puts a spotlight on to Vershon as he confidently takes the stage, lyrically ca-ressing the track with tangible lyricism before the deep tremble of bass begins to stir. Although raised in London, Chip’s Jamaican roots have always maintained a strong influ-ence over his music and whilst he is a master at skipping rings around any beat and bar-ring with the best, his inclusion on ‘Reality’ highlights the capabilities of the duo and their ability to command an exhilarating record.
“I am grateful to be given the opportunity to show the world different sides of my lyrical versatility. My upcoming EP “Only One”, showcases a little window into my lyrical and musical diversity and I am quietly buzzing to begin this new chapter in my career. I am very anxious to see how my fans and a wider audience will react to the music and diversity, but there’s much more to come – going to need bigger windows lol” – VERSHON
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.