International Dj, Curator and trendsetter Dj Crown Prince presents, Lift Me Up. A Song that speaks volumes in these difficult times. It features Soca Music hit singer Ricardo Drue alongside caribbean singer/songwriter King Vers. The song takes you on a journey through difficulties and hardships and culminates in asking God for strength to overcome. The instruments and production are deeply roots in an Afro sounds to set the tone of speaking to the creator.
Bella Blair comes at us with her ethereal new single “Gimmi a Light”, a fresh, edgy reggae take on a classical favorite. The single, was first pre- released on the artiste’s Instagram page and from the very start, won hearts with its infectious vibe.
From the title and the opening hook, Blair introduces the track as a marijuana smokers’ symphony. Throughout the first verse, with fun and impeccable word play, she speaks to her fellow herb connoisseurs about the importance of the flower.
A devotee to the school of the healing herb, she captures both the spiritual and recreational purposes of ganja, Blair takes it a notch higher with sweet, melodies and relatable lyrics, which makes “Gimmi a Light” an instant hit and creates the perfect mood for the perfect high.
Allan Mensch Dont Run a dream coming true, his latest single entitled Dont Run hit number 9 on the Foundation Radio Networks New York Reggae Charts. The single was also charted on the South Florida Reggae charts. Currently Allan Mensch is number 4 on the Future Mixx FM Charts with Dont Run.
The song features production by rising production team Str8 Fyah Beats and is on the Tropic Vibez Studio Label.
Dont Run is a Reggae song about the times we are living in. It is a testament to the troubling times people in the world are facing. With the election in Jamaica finishing and the US election approaching, this record truly expresses the feeling that people wish they could run.
Mensch, who is originally from Portmore, St Catherine Jamaica, now resides in the United States Of America. When living in Jamaica, he had dreams of becoming an international Reggae artiste but upon his migration to the U.S those dreams were put on hold.
Mensch upon arriving and spending years in the US made his daily living as a Mechanic. The dream of singing never left him, he decided to pursue those dreams now. Bringing Dont Run to the ears of all Reggae lovers young and old.
Jerusalem is a profound compilation with the right rhythm, perform by an artistic individual called David ‘Kukukdoo’ McDermott.
Kukudoo is known as a vibes machine with his signature revivalist style and sound “Hai Hai Hai”. He is one of Jamaica’s vibrant gospel singers, born and raised in the March Pen area of Spanish Town, St Catherine. David initially had no interest in church or gospel singing but this proved to be his divine destiny. ‘Kukudoo’ is water baptised, Holy Ghost-filled and he is also a Minister of the word of God. His songs are popular in Jamaica’s nine night and set-up settings creating that good Jamaican vibes. Kukudoo’s aim is to continue breaking new grounds; with the of hope of positively impacting Jamaica and the world with his ministry and music.
This album, Jerusalem, consists of 16 spirit filled tracks, with biting lyrics, backed by rhythmic drumming; featuring hit singles such as ‘King David’ and ‘Thank You Jesus’. Jerusalem is a true representation of Jamaica’s spiritual heritage and promises to keep you rocking to every beat.
Written by: Garcia Clarke
Produced by: David McDermott for Tad’s Record
Executive Producers: Tad A. Dawkins, and Tad A. Dawkins Jnr.
The almost immediate rebuttal to the name ‘Freezy’ is mention of his hit song “Split In the Middle.” Understandably, it is through his 2017 Dennery Segment rendition that he became a household name throughout the Caribbean diaspora. Before this, the St. Lucia born and bred songwriter/singer/producer has been consistently contributing to the musical landscape of his island.
With a career that pivoted in 2014, Johnnick “Freezy” Leo has had his sights on “many great pursuits,” one of which is an album. Finally his 18-track album titled “Test Yuh Waistline” is here. Through his partnership with Riddimstream, the album is set to be available on all digital streaming platforms throughout the world as of September 30th 2020. Featuring previously and never before released songs, Freezy is making his best attempt to represent the genre of Soca and his island of St Lucia.
Ultimately, it is Freezy’s goal for the album to attain success on the Billboard Music Charts. “I have my eyes set on getting to number one on the billboard chart so that I can do my part to put Soca on the map,” says Freezy. Both Freezy and the team at Riddimstream are hopeful that with the right support Freezy’s album can make a noticeable dent in the international market.
Biography for Freezy
Long before he became the sensation that he is today, flying out every other week and selling out shows and rubbing with Soca’s royalty we met the President of the “Eh Care” crew at the opening of Dennery Carnival 2014. His professionalism will forever resonate in our minds as he had no problem working with a corded microphone unlike artistes who were to perform before him. As he commanded the crowd and chants of the “Eh Care” phrase vibrated throughout the multi-purpose court, we knew then and there that if his music didn’t make him a hit his attitude would.
His single has garnered a massive six million views on YouTube and his video has breached the one million mark. He prefers to look at the many blessings his hit single Split in the Middle has granted him over the past few months and his love for the art form and industry is ever present in his high praises for the individuals credited with his success thus far.
The beaming pillar of the Dennery Segment highlighted a few of the countries that are knocking on his door and his eagerness to represent and fly the Saint Lucian flag. He laments the lack of more unity within the Dennery Segment fraternity and gives high praises to all of the artistes who were ensuring the product continues to leave its mark on the world. “There are certain parts of the world that the song and the music is still very new to them and they are falling in love with it”.
Since the success of “Split in the Middle”, Freezy has had offers from various record labels and streaming companies but the artiste stays resolute and is weighing each option carefully. He has also released more material like “Bend D Banana”, “Badang”, “She Like Dat” and “WOY” This carnival season Freezy looks to drop a up and coming album called Test Yuh Waistline
01. Freezy – Split in De Middle.
02. Freezy – Back It Up (Natoxie Remix).
03. Freezy – Badang!.
04. Freezy – Bend De Banana.
05. Topo La Maskara & Nyla & Freezy – Bam Bam.
06. Freezy – Touch Down.
07. Noahseas – Pave It X Freezy.
08. Shemmy J & Freezy – OTW.
09. Freezy & Ambi – In Her Hole.
10. Freezy Feat Michael Robinson – Sa Feb.
11. Freezy – You Like Dat.
12. BumBum Trix -feat Cooyah & Hitmaker.
13. Freezy Feat Kirk brown – Bend.
14. Freezy Feat King Buuba FM – Back it up (Scratch Master and Dee Jay Puffy remix).
15. Freezy – Batap Patap.
16. Freezy – Bacchanal.
17. Freezy & Mata – Boom.
18. Freezy & Blackboy & Boyaka – By Di Truck.
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 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
Platinum selling producer Toddla T joins forces with Jamaica songstress Jada Kingdom resulting in a love song like no other.
Heralded as ‘Jamaica’s voice of pain’ and freshly signed to Diplo’s Mad Decent record label, Jada has taken the island by storm, recently achieving both #1 and #2 spots on the YouTube trending chart.
For Toddla T, entering a new season of his life both professionally and personally, the essence of ‘Happy Place’ is inadvertently spot on.
TODDLA T says “It’s quite timely where I’m at in my life right now with a new chapter in many ways not just professionally but with family and my mental state, I truly am in a happy place; so the timing is unintentionally correct, natural vibes!
I’ve been a fan of Jada for a long time. We finally got together at my West London studio last year and wrote the song from scratch with Adrian McLeod, it flowed so easily. I love the sentiment of the song, it’s a beautiful message and the chords compliment that.”
JADA KINGDOM adds “Toddla has great vision musically and he’s been supporting me from day one so it was a natural fit when we got in the studio to make music. Hopefully one day I will be able to understand his accent!”