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
BUSY SIGNAL RELEASES “PARTS OF THE PUZZLE”
The long-awaited, new studio album Parts of the Puzzle, from dancehall reggae star Busy Signal will be available worldwide for streaming and purchase on CD and vinyl LP.
The new album features popular singles 'Stay So' (30+ million views on YouTube), 'One Way', 'Dolla Van' and 'Got To Tell You'. The four tracks have amassed millions of social media impressions to date, weekly streams in the hundreds of thousands and active rotations on mix-show radio in the US, as well as massive street credibility. The album includes features from dancehall legend Bounty Killer on 'Nuh Weh Nuh Safe,' veteran deejay Josey Wales on the retro flavored 'Bring Back The Vibes' and breakthrough Afrobeats artist Afro B on '100%'.
01. Stay So
02. One Way
03. Real Born Gallis
04. Got To Tell You
06. Everywhere We Go
07. Search No More
09. Girl Like You
10. Bring Back The Vibes feat. Josey Wales
11. Fat Under
12. Dolla Van
13. 100% feat. Afro B
14. Nuh Weh Nuh Safe feat. Bounty Killer
15. Starr Buxx
16. Jah Know Dawg
17. Smiling Face.