The reggae and dancehall world has released some brand new tracks to update your playlist this week.
The compilation is a dynamic mix of new and seasoned acts – watch the videos, read the reviews and stream the playlist below.
Rumba – Journey
Jamaican singer Rhumba takes listeners to a journey in the rural suburbs to preach his revulsion with the enemies who want nothing more than to see “the man rise and die” and “a gunshot to the head of the man in the bus”. He’s successful now, “driving a Mercedes” – “dude a real sniper, so I’m a sniper,” he says, but it really made the green-eyed people stand out in it. his life. He might be smoking harder these days because of the pressure of it all, but Rhumba knows God guides his journey.
The 23-year-old singer delivers a rap-infused mix with this new release, an intentional move it seems as he still strives to appeal internationally.
âWhat I would like to achieve musically is to see how my music can impact people not only in Jamaica but around the world internationally,â he told the Jamaican Observer there. at some time.
Teflon – Sulfur
Teflon sees a change for the worse in his people; Reggae singer‘s new single Sulfur has a strong message for them. Remember your goal and stop trying to please the crowd, he says. He abolishes the pagans, the radio stations and calls out to those who whiten their skin: “someone has to come and stop this”.
Bringing viewers back to their roots, he removes modern embellishments to bare half-naked dancers, moving to the beat of African dundun drums as fire-eaters blow flames around as he sings the chorus, “It’s just sulfur, lightning, flamesâ¦.”
The track appears on his new album, Years a pain.
Kerry John – To follow
Trinbagonian singer Kerry John celebrated his birthday with the release of his new single To follow the 11th of March. This is his second track Afrobeat which would be the second part of his previous one, Look on me. “I sing this song with my soul and I hope it touches yours!” he said at the premiere. The single is another positive outpouring from the 30-year-old who is making himself a leader among the rest.
We to follow evil spirit and critics. We doh borrow money and we doh owes no one, he says, “I work hard for everything I do, with the sweat of your brow I’ll get it.” King John, as he calls himself, rather does what he wants and only welcomes positive vibes.
Dovey Magnum – To say
Atlanta-based Dancehall artist Dovey Magnum has something To say this week with his latest single. The tale, however, finds her consumed by lustful feelings leading to a rather scorching and crude release. Dovey reveals that it’s been a while since she “drank bad wine” and can’t wait any longer. The worms drag on as she begs her beau to meet her needs.
New single follows his true “love affair with a villain” – Taxi, whose clip came out two weeks ago. She also dropped another Respectfully before.
Skeleton donation – Protect my life
American Dancehall artist Skeleton Don (also known as Stylez) is not perfect and has made some bad choices in his life. In his new single, Protect my life he admits he’s been a bad friend as well, only “bonding” them whenever he’s in a crisis, but he wants to be a better person and make things right.
On the other hand, the Reggae crooner shares his experiences with “friends who turn into enemies -” how many people help me and they still don’t like me, “he sings.
Shot in Mexico City, Mexico, the clip finds Skele Don at the end of his journey as his Jeep Wrangler fails to go any further, but as the lyrics say, “a nuh nuttn, dem cant drain mi energy”, he pops a bottle of Hennessy and just reflects on his life.
Quada & Papa1 ââ- Haunted
Booming talent from Dancehall, Quada and Daddy 1 bring an exciting fusion of style and flow to this new collaborative single, Haunted. Prodigies Unruly and 6ix Real represent their credibility on the streets, taking listeners through their ruthless encounters with guns, flying bullets and gunfire, which leave their victims to their deaths – “not even dark like us. “says Quada.
Daddy 1 says he’s not a Mike Tyson, as he’s not a gangster, his men and his gun will make the job easier. “Say who, say bro gad and mi will find yuh” – “6ix dem dark and bombocl-t vicious”, he warns on his segment of the track.
Nklyne – Revenge
Nklyne in another of his deepest issues is absorbed with vengeance, but it’s the realism he carries with the narrative that makes this one as deep and punchy as they come.
Although he seeks Revenge for his buddy, Nklyne knows very well that his friend is exactly where he belongs. âMi say yuh son, nuh come be like yuh, stop well desso, bruk di cycle. You are crazy, you are a paradise, but I know a hell, you are gone cah you are a devil. âRide a boy you lose with the K yuh carry, cold heart, no remorse, yuh neva sarry. Nonetheless, he hunts down his friend’s killers in the clip to seek justice.
Tommy Lee Sparta – Time to die
DJ Dancehall, Tommy Lee Sparta is the untimely reaper to take the souls of his targets in his new single Time to die. Instead of an ordinary scythe, his weapon of choice is his “40 Cal” with a “gunshot in the face”.
The DJ instills fear in his victim as he runs through his cruel killing methods, then hums a carefree jingle: “I hear the angels calling your name tonight, it’s time to die”, in a ruthless way.
Tarrus Riley – Be tall
Stimulating the vibes of reggae rock, singy singles Tarrus Riley encourages the masses to be tall in this new version. Taking inspiration from Muhammad Ali’s mindset, Bob Marley’s attitude, Marcus Garvey’s mood and Bruce Lee’s skills, he channels a bit of motivation onto the hook: âYou have to be awesome, awesome, awesome like the greats before usâ¦ so much greatness around us. “
The song is peppered with motivational quotes as the visuals feature a skit about a young boy’s dedication and motivation, conveying a message to believe in yourself.
Chino McGregor – Raggamuffin
Chino McGregor in his new single Raggamuffin has a mission to bring viewers back in history, to the time of Kunta Kinte, of King Selassie and even to the time of Cain and Abel, he says.
While the clip shares scenes from the 1972 Jamaican crime film, The more they come, as good as Rocker, Smile Orange, Roots, Scarface and other documentaries, the Reggae singer tells the story of raggamuffin – a man firm on his turmoil, “true lionheart, haffi do weh him haffi do to survive, make ends meet yuh seet and haffi keep you two firm feet in di street”, some jobs can be shady but he has to feed his family.
Track, Raggamuffin plays to a nostalgic, visual-adapted reggae-rock riddim – most of which share iconic moments with his father Freddie McGregor and Dennis Brown performing together on stage.
Christophe Martin – Free rent
A late video entry on Chimney Record’s Style A Style Riddim but Christopher Martin does not disappoint with his single Free rent. Released two weeks ago, the new visuals arrived this week, to see the Dancehall singer living his best life in the Magic City.
The mansion, the yacht, the pretty girls and its fleet – a Rolls Royce, a Mercedes and an Audi R8 to name a few, Martin says he doesn’t mind living inside his enemy’s head because that he knows he lives there free rent.
âMy life worried them, yeah, we live in a head without tape and we don’t pay any rent, no. Just a spin on their mind every night and day like the flow. Yuh nuh like me, that’s your problem. A weh so much owner come from? And we nuh owe dem nuh rent! “