Directed by Storm Saulter, the music video depicts hard-working individuals, what they endure and how they artistically express themselves when needing to unwind. It’s a beautiful song and video. Skankin’ Sweet is off his album, Chronology. Check out the video and tell us what you think. Be sure to download or stream the song to support Chronixx and his conscious music: The 25-year-old Jamaican … Continue reading CHRONIXX Drops Powerful Video for “Skankin’ Sweet”
One Love is a wonderful song with a great message, and I like how the music video depicts that effortlessly. Check out the video and tell us what you think of this song showcasing another kind of story from the beautiful island of Jamaica. On her U.I.M Records produced single “One Love“, Keida helps her listeners to realize the importance of one pure love as the nucleus which … Continue reading Keida releases “One Love” MV
There’s something very warm, inviting, and uplifting about Kelissa McDonald’s music. You can’t help but listen to the truth that resides within her lyrics and it encourages you to make a change. Well, that’s the kind of feeling I get. Born and raised on the island of Jamaica, Kelissa is a diverse artist whose sound has evolved into an expression of her background as well … Continue reading [Exclusive] Kelissa on Positive Livity & Conscious Music
When I received the opportunity to feature Kelissa on EY, I was thrilled because she’s such a humble human being who creates empowering music. Thankfully, Kelissa not only took the time to grant us an interview, but she also went on to answer our 10 quickies, which happens to be my favorite part of the interview because these questions require more of the person rather … Continue reading Kelissa Gives Us ’10’
I like the young Jamaican’s music. It’s lively and catchy. Check out Samantha’s latest single, Hot Gyal Anthem, bound to garne the same positive feedback as her debut if not more. I love it! Credits: Samantha J Youtube Continue reading Wednesday Jam: “Hot Gyal Anthem” by Samantha J
When it comes to Jamaican Reggae artist Etana, she can never go wrong for me. Every song has a message; something deep and enervating. This woman has talent for days and I implore you to give her a listen if you’ve never granted your soul the opportunity. The singer has returned with yet another influential single titled Trigger. Lyrically, the song explores the story of an … Continue reading Single Review: “Trigger” by Etana
America certainly got it right. Tessanne Chin is THE VOICE! I’m super thrilled that the island songstress is finally getting the recognition she deserves and I can’t wait to see and hear what happens from here on. Check out her sweet and sincere reaction to being named the winner of The Voice season 5 and be sure to get her new single, Tumbling Down, on … Continue reading Congrats Tessanne!
Wow! All I can say is wow! Not only did the talented Tessanne Chin deliver yet another wonderful performance, she managed to bring me to tears once again. I’ve been such a fan of Ms. Chin since forever, and every week I’m thankful people are getting to see just how beautiful, incomparable, raw, and emotional she is a vocalist and a person. In my opinion, … Continue reading Utterly Speechless.
Who is Samantha J? Well, not only is the teen entertainer a Jamaican born, shaking up international waters, she’s in my opinion re-inventing dancehall pop and bringing a fresh sound to the music scene. Samantha is one among the many talented youths of her nation giving us change, a non-traditional and fun-loving approach to a genre once described as raunchy and hardcore. In my opinion, … Continue reading [Exclusive] Samantha J is Re-inventing Dancehall Pop
Samantha J has been turning heads and crossing borders with her hit Dancehall Pop single, Tight Skirt. The entertainer is next to take on our traditional 10 quick questions. sharing with us a more personal side of the teen sensation straight out of Jamaica. I always say “work hard for what you want!” Hmm…I guess my friends might say I am a little crazy, … Continue reading Samantha J Takes ’10’
I’m so late about this and it really makes me sad because I’m such a fan of this woman. She’s one of my favorite reggae artist and I’m so thrilled she not only blew the minds of the judges but has progressed thus far. Check out her wonderful audition, plus another opportunity to sample how humble Tessanne Chin truly is. Also, be sure to check … Continue reading UNDER A ROCK MOMENT: Tessanne Chin’s Killing The Voice!
I’m really starting to love putting bright colors on my nails so I definitely want to try out some nail art as well. Youtube is my place to scope out when I’m looking for ideas and I just came across this awesome tutorial via TheIslandBeauty. Check it out below and tell us if you’ve tried it out: Credit: TheIslandBeauty Continue reading DIY: Rasta/Jamaican Nail Art
Released: March 26th 2013
Label: Z x 5 Productions
This review is way overdue. But I just had to go through with it and say I’m speechless. Absolutely and utterly speechless. No worries, this is not a rant. I’m actually just very impressed by Lenya Wilks‘ debut album. The self-titled record is sultry, bubbly, jazzy, reggae-rific, and pretty much perpetual, with music you’ll never stop listening to for years to come. I can’t get over how much I love this album. So, yes. Once again I will say it, I love this album. But let’s move on to a more calm and collected interpretation of why Lenya Wilks has one of the best reggae albums of the year.
Aside from her flawless and soul shaking voice, the words literally take you there, and the music defines a wonderful production. Summer Love starts things off in a beautiful and wanting mood. The track signifies being in love with an unknowing other, and how effortless it is to describe how exactly you feel about that person. This is the perfect love song that isn’t slow but groovy enough to make you want to get on your feet. A truly wonderful opener.
Following the sexy starter is the more mellow and bluesy Better in My Dreams. There’s something about this track that pulls me into the 80s. All I think of is sitting in a lounge filled with sensuality in the air and surrounded by nothing but emotional melodies. I had no idea that after one listen Better in My Dreams would turn out to be my favorite on the album, but it sure doesn’t stop there. The next track is just as memorable and uniquely interesting. Continue reading “Album Review: “Lenya Wilks””
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I’ve come across unsettling comments in regards to Wild Belle‘s music video for Keep You, which depicts a little boy having a relationship with grown women. I mean, I get it but then there are some very disturbed and even classified the video as encouraging pedophilia. Here’s my take on the viral: there’s a young boy because the man is obviously behaving like a child. The message is clear. He needs to grow up and stop acting so childish. Anyways, I like the song and the video for its location. Check it out if you haven’t yet and tell us what you think about the concept. Continue reading “Wild Belle’s “Keep You””
Reggae singer-songwriter Wayne Wonder has a voice that reaches the soul. He’s a game changer with more to offer than melting ballads and catchy numbers. The Jamaican born and raised has established a spot for himself among music greats, and with several hits under his belt, Wayne’s ready to take the next step while continuing to do it his ‘way’.
Check out the music video to one of my favorites ‘If I Ever’, and continue below to learn more about this soulful artist:
Mr. Wonder did us the honor by not only taking the time to do an interview but he also completed our traditional ’10 quickies’. Check out his genuine answers below and remember to support the artist by purchasing his music:
R&B urban pop songstress Mya returns with an island themed music video for her latest, Take Him Out, featuring Jamaican Dancehall artist Spice. The uptempo beat definitely has reggae and dancehall influences, but still keeps it pop with some Mya flavor. Check out the simple yet cute and colorful video and tell us what you think of the track. Credit: asamded Continue reading Mya’s “Taking Him Out”, with some added Spice
This Tessanne Chin and Tami Chynn duet is just indescribable. Check out the beautiful song and leave your thoughts below: “You and Me” can be found on Tessanne’s debut album “In Between Words.” Buy now on Amazon or iTunes Credit: Shantella87 Continue reading Sunday Melodies #1: You & Me
It’s a clean sweep for team Jamaica as Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, and Warren Weir took the gold, silver and bronze medals respectively. Bolt, who dominated the 100m for the second time in a row was determined to claim the 200m as well. Though, the ever so playful and confident athlete didn’t break a record as he’d hoped, he has however placed himself in Olympics … Continue reading Jamaica Cleans Up, Kenya Breaks World Record