CHRONIXX Drops Powerful Video for “Skankin’ Sweet”

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”

Keida releases “One Love” MV

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

[Exclusive] Kelissa on Positive Livity & Conscious Music

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

Kelissa Gives Us ’10’

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’

Single Review: “Trigger” by Etana

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

Congrats Tessanne!

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!

[Exclusive] Samantha J is Re-inventing Dancehall Pop

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 Takes ’10’

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’

[Feature] MH the Verb: The Multifaceted MC

PS: Our dear lovely readers, there is an EY Giveaway.

A USB  with MH the Verb music that also serves as an armband

How to win:  Follow EY Mag on twitter and facebook. Secondly, guess what my favorite song is from his Waffles & Whiskies mixtape.

Two weeks ago, on my way to the Shrine  (A popular multimedia arts and cultural venue located in Harlem, NYC which music lovers patronize throughout the week, especially because of the live performances) to vibe out to some dancehall reggae and African music, I stumbled upon a live performance that was absolutely electric. M.H. the Verb, a multi-talented artiste who is also a producer, songwriter and DJ, was on stage literally killing it, with his energy and a fantastic live production band. In the words of phrase forward kids, the place was liiiiiiiiiiiiit! According to his publicist, he  is an experience you don’t want to miss. With a unique sound that merges different genres together, this Philly/NYC based artiste, whose rhymes are more likely to be about student loans than “spinnaz” is one to definitely watch. Continue reading “[Feature] MH the Verb: The Multifaceted MC”

2013 BET Awards Red Carpet: From Hot to Hot Mess!

When I’m in the mood for pristine, this isn’t exactly the most organized award show I seek out. But I do enjoy the red carpet arrivals as well as a few performances here and there. Check out the stars below and tell us who’s your favorite. Continue reading “2013 BET Awards Red Carpet: From Hot to Hot Mess!”

Album Review: “Lenya Wilks”

Lenya WilksReleased: March 26th 2013

Label: Z x 5 Productions

Purchase: Amazon | iTunes

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””

[Exclusive] Wayne’s ‘Wonderful’ and Timeless Music

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:

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Mya’s “Taking Him Out”, with some added Spice

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

Music Review: Bridgit Mendler “Hello My Name Is…”

Hello My Name Is...

Released: October 22, 2012

Label: Hollywood Records

Purchase: Amazon | iTunes

I glimpsed Bridgit Mendler on Amazon’s new releases list and couldn’t help but wonder where I’ve seen this girl before. Truthfully, nowhere, because I haven’t watched any of her movies or television shows. In my defense, she just has one of those faces. But to fans of the newly debut pop singer, she starred in the popular Wizards of Waverly Place and now Good Luck Charlie. Fortunately, this is a review on her debut album and not on her acting career because I have never watched either.

Ready or Not is in fact a sweet package. A not so bubblegum pop record with fresh and catchy beats. Bridgit’s efforts can be heard throughout the album, making her debut an acceptable one.  Continue reading “Music Review: Bridgit Mendler “Hello My Name Is…””

[Exclusive] Katy Tiz: An interview with the “loud one”

Who is Katy Tiz? “I’m always the loud one.” Let’s leave that fact aside for now. Katy’s a singer/songwriter from the UK getting ready to drop her debut album, and is currently gaining notable attention for the playful single ‘Famous‘. Seems like a floodgate had burst open to unleash some talented British musicians lately, because Ms. Tiz is the latest natural born talent on route … Continue reading [Exclusive] Katy Tiz: An interview with the “loud one”

Katy Tiz does a ‘quick’ stop

Katy Tiz has an untameable vibe that you’re bound to get drawn to. Of course, one of ways you can enjoy this uncategorized entertainer’s personality is through her music, otherwise, you can check out her out of this world answers to our traditional ’10 quickies’ below, and you she just might want to discover her even more: Continue reading “Katy Tiz does a ‘quick’ stop”