Big Up for the Week

Big Up for the Week
This week we want to Big up all our fans from Russia, and all the hot beds of reggae Moscow and St. Petersburg


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

"Who Seh Him Dun" Cutty Ranks still giving US HITS after HITS

Memba mi tell unuhh

Cutty Ranks a staple of the dancehall era of the 90s many would have thought he is no longer on the scene, he hasn't preformed in Jamaica on Reggae Sumfest or any major shows but  trust me the man is still getting major paid and recognition  in the music industry 30 years later.

Lets dig into the crates, Cutty Ranks became a star with the release of the album Six Million Ways to Die with the song "A Who Seh Me Dun"  voiced over the Bam Bam riddim in 1992. It became a staple sample on hip hop songs and dub plates worldwide so lets travel back in time

But Cutty Ranks has an even bigger HIT in modern times Released in 2017 a classic in the Reggaton genre is the single El Chombo - "Dame Tu Cosita feat. Cutty Ranks". The song has over 862 M YouTube views and became viral based partly on its dancing green alien with the cute dance moves that everyone was trying to imitate.


 
But if you listen keenly you don't hear Cutty Ranks voice in this worldwide hit. Ahhh young Padawan the magic lies in the original feature released in 1997 which  features a sample of Cutty Rank sampled vocals from the track "Kill Them Out"



In 2018 his characteristic booming vocal took centerstage yet again on this classic jungle banger.

The Man Cutty is getting paid and he continues to produce Maaaaad Music. Him Nah Dun!!!
 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Real Talk, Real Talent

Whaddup Mad peeps, its Friday and you know what time it is !!

Well this week while some of you may have been watching Cardi B twerk for the BET Hip Hop Awards you might have just missed a slightly less known talent in one of the cyphers.

Meet Flawless, Real Talk, one to watch, the truth,he has been around for a minute but he got a real spot light on the East Coast v West Coast Cypher. Alberto “Flawless” Martinez is a natural talent, a native of Providence, Rhode Island who has been rapping since he was 16 years old. He has a knack for story telling, clever word play and animated stage delivery plus the man is full of VIBES, check him out on the beginning of this cypher. You don't need to watch the rest unless you are true hip hop head ;-)



Then catch him on this classic Eric B and Rakim Paid in Full Beat on DJ Clue show as he murders the freestyle this Genna Tuff, Pure Fire Maaad mi tell unuh (aka he niiiice)



Thursday, October 11, 2018

Boom Bye Bye now a Love song

Whats up Mad Peeps its TGIF its Time to Get Funky yeah in Jamaica its Heroes Weekend so lots of partying lots of booze and oh yes celebrating past and current heroes that made a contribution to this little but tallawah island.

But you now how our ting set, its about the Music and we have nuggets of niceness to share this week.With Buju Banton scheduled to be  released later this year there has been renewed interest in Buju's music.Who would have thought that his now infamous  lyric "Boom Bye Bye" "could be the hook of a love song. Check it out  

A Jamaican production by ZincFence the production team behind Reggae New School Sensation Chronixx they present a fresh new talent, Jane Macgizmo a on this very strong single with a nice balance of Tropical (so they call it) and Dancehall (check the breakdown at 2:41). We like it a LOT it SHOT. 

The video was shot on location at Villas Sur Mer in Negril, Jamaica 

Denieze Anderson was  born and raised in Mandeville, Jamaica, but is more popularly known as Jane Macgizmo she is a recording artiste, songwriter and producer she is definitely is one to maaad watch.

 MAAAAD MUSIC!!!

If you like her check out her next release One Away

Friday, September 14, 2018

Freestyle to the Max with Harry Mack

Whaddup My Maad Peeps, talent is talent, the art form is Freestyle, lyrics off the dome, Soca  call it Ex-Tempo, Dancehall calls it building a vibes but whatever name you give it, its a beauty to behold in its purest form. We found this rags to (almost) riches story. Meet Harry Mack  who up to last year only had 1,000 followers on his YouTube page and was a struggling artist freestyling on Venice Beach, California. Then as destiny would have it he first appeared on YouTube  in March this year  and created a buzz, especially in the Hip Hop community.  Check this out.......
Then he came back for more ...this man is badddd, or as our US brothers would say he niiiice
   
So based on the viral reponse to his 1st video he began to BLOW UP  making appearances on Ellen and LA'sPower 106. Then he moved from working for tips to being a star. You probably seen him on the new Mistubshi Commercial and didnt know his story. Harry Mack destined for MAAAD TINGS,

Thats what we call MAAAD Music 


Thursday, August 30, 2018

FAN of FOOD AND FLAVA of Jamaica - Who is Action Bronson

A litle bit of Food a likkle bit of Music but all Jamaica this week. Some of you in hip hop world know Action Bronson, he is an a well-known television reality star, chef and rapper. Bronson was a respected fire-flame gourmet chef in New York City. He is best known for hosting his travel program, F*ck, That's Delicious. After breaking his leg in the kitchen, Bronson concentrated solely on his music career. Since doing music he has relased several mixtapes and albums his most recognozable release being "Easy Rider'.

Action  Bronson gained recognition for lyrically and stylistically resembling fellow New York rapper Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan.

He often features food in his raps, but why is he on Mad Moments in Music becused the man is a lover of Jamaican music, food and cultue and I mean BIG TIME

So first check out Action Bronson on the food tip
NSFW Colourful language

 
Then Action Bronson was at the South Beach Food and Wine Festival recently and the Mad Moments Crew was in the house and he was DJ and we found not only does he love Jamican food but has mad respect for the music and knows a dance step or two who knows Ravers better watch out the Big Man can move.

 
Then after the show I grabbed a pic with the Man the MC Action Bronson....Maaaad Respect maaan

Friday, July 20, 2018

Future FIRE Dancehall and Afro Beat and Pop One BIG Bounce

Whaddup, today STR8 Fire, we searched the radio waves, sound cloud and every corner of the internet to find new music reggae and dancehall music we think is pure fire and will shell, shell, shell down the place and we don't mean peanut shell ;-)

Track 1 " Let me Live" an inspirational feel good anthem from our favourite production group  Major Lazer who has travelled to Africa to capture this dance number. We like this one as it bounces between traditonal reggae and afro beat and features the other british cross over unit Rudimental who has also done collabs with Sean Paul and Stylo G.

The video gives us on a kaliescope of colours from a London neighbourhood to a dance party in South Africa. The video was filmed in Johannesburg and features some very talented South African dance troupes. Maaaaaad Music wi Seh. Big Up to our follower JWilliams for dropping this shot

 
Then on the pop side come Ne- Yo, no stranger to Jamaican culture on this dancehall infused track "Push Back" also featuring Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don. We actually like Stefflon Don's cameo in this song it carries the swing and is by far the strongest part of the track. Stefflon asserting her Jamaican edge and coming to take some of the spotlight from Nicki Minaj who would be the normal Caribbean flavour on a track like this. No need to identify the Danchall in this one it SELL OFF 

MAD NOTE: BET Yuh any MONEY neither NE-YO or Bebe Rexha have any true idea what Stefflon is saying, pree her lyrics closely

Thursday, July 12, 2018

World Cup Music Which One is Better?

Whats up, its Thank God is Friday and we got World Cup Fever baad. Alright so even if you are  a Brazil, Germany or Argentina supporter, it's not all doom and gloom , the World Cup has provided some memorable music over the years and we want to share the 911 on some mad facts on the songs.


Most people in Jamaica are familiar with this song by Haitian American Jason Derulo (featuring Wyclef Jean)  Hand Up for your "'Colours". But do you know this isnt really the official song ,  it is actually the Coca Cola Promtional Anthem commisioned by the main sponsor. Caribbean REPRESENT wi nah lie doe although we dont have a team in this year's final, this song has a stong .Caribbean element and visual to it .There is even a Spanglish and Pakstani version of this song,  maad google it.
 
Check its out its quite colourful  but no real football field , no russian dancing or flag....hmmmmmm

But then pree the official FIFA song, Live it Up featuring Will Smith, Ronaldinho and a whole lot more football and celebrating, but you dont really hear this song played much, at least not here in Jamaica. Which one do you prefer. lets put it this way the first one has 40M views on YouTube, the Live it Up has over 90M views....Maaaaad


Monday, June 18, 2018

New Music and Visuals = Dancehall to the Fullest

Whats up, the music is ever dynamic and we just sharing some new music and visuals that we found colourful and hype. Dancehall to di Werl we seh.

First there is the new Steflon Don video captureing a real authentic Jamaican vibe, inluding a cameo by Yanique "the Curvy Diva". Most of you know her for her break out hit "Hurtin Me" with French Montana. She actually sings quite well she is strong on the chorus much better than she raps/djs. Stefflon Don was born in Birmingham, England. She is of Jamaican descent. When she was four years old, her family moved to the Netherlands but at the age of fourteen she returned to Britain to study at a London school. She is fluent in Dutch, English and apparently knows Jamaican.

More power to Jamican Music......MAAAAD 

NSFW

Then most of you know Walking trophy, It used to be a derogatory term when people say she is a "Trophy wife", but we like how she flips the script and celbrate the trophy ting.

Best lyrics for the year 'Pretty on the Gram and Pretty in a Real Life" 

HoodCelebrityy was born Tina Pinnock. she spent her early childhood in the hills of St. Catherine and Portmore, Jamaica. On  becoming a teenager, she relocated to the states. and  landed in the northernmost of 5 bouroughs in the concrete jungle, New York City, The Bronx, where  the video is shot.

Did you notice she spells her name with  2 "y"s!!!!




Then can you cacth the Flairy the hottest dance a street right now, an exciting  follow up to Genna Bounce, pree this