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, 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 


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

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hot Freestyle and Dancehall D.R is Mad Hot


As we travel the Caribbean we are always on the look out for mad talent and music, so on a recent trip to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic or the D. R by yours truly I captured this freestyle session in  Plaza de Espana.

As a mega fan of hip hop I loved every minute but you don't need to understand the language to appreciate the delivery and energy with these young rappers. here is a small snippet ,,,,maaaad

D.R is never short of talent their hottest artist right now Nicky Jam has the mega hit "X". You must have heard this jam, try and catch the dance. As you can hear it is a dancehall and reggae song, featuring a synth trumpet hook and elements of reggaeton, pop and Afrobeat.

Rumour has it that Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Diplo are part of the team for the FIFA World Cup Official song, yes you heard it here first SHELL SHELL SHELL.....MAAAD

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Big Shaq with More Fire

Whaddup Mad Music fans been gone for a minute but back in the spot with more Mad Music to blow up your speakers.

Well we told you about Biq Shaq when he just BUSS and now 267M Youtube views later the Man Still Not Hot.

So here comes the baddest follow up, fresh out of the studio "Man Don't Dance". Boasting a better flow and a bad ass beat this seems a worthy second single to his successful debut. I predict this one is destined for Higher Heights on the radio and in the dance as the Big Shaq character continues his rise in this crazy music industry.

 You cant deny this one and when the video comes out it going to Shell, Shell Shell, maaaaaad......Skidiki-pap-pap. Skrrrrah!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Dancehall in the Super Bowl and Other Dancehall Flavours

Fresh off the boat comes 2 Dancehall influenced new music projects we thought you may like.

First there is a  new track from super producer Calvin Harris  featuring Party Next Door (of Caribbean parentage) sampling heavily from the dancehall genre.The video is kinda generic they need to get Desha Ravers to help them out but the track is not bad.

Then just in case you missed it Dancehall was featured in the super bowl commercial this year. yes it is this Diet Coke ad introducing new Twisted Mango flavour they somehow wanted a " tropical tune' to complement the visuals. The talent has NO sense of timing much less how to negotiate a dancehall riddim but we are liking the vibe. This interestingly awkward  commercial features the dancehall infused" Long Distance" by Sam Gellantry a 17 year old Scottish producer,

If you don't recognize it's SHABBA  on the track. Its a sample taken from "Telephone Love Deh Pon Mi Mind" featuring JC Lodge.

Here is the full song without the crazy dancing...LOL.....MAAAAD 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

More Dancehall Flavour in your Ear (RIP Craig Mack)

Whats up Mad peeps its TGIF Time to Get Funky Friday again and we found some more beats and bounce for your dancehall ears.

Some of you might know Lil Yacthy a US rapper and singer who is best known for hit song "Broccoli"  with DRAM. He calls his  his style "Bubblegum Trap."

Rolling Stone described his music as "catchy, intentionally dinky-sounding tunes packed with off-color boasts delivered in a proudly amateurish singsong."
Him kinda on a different level musically, what we don't get is why him call himself Lil Yacthy he obviously is a big ass man.

Anyway we find he is channeling his dancehall roots to  carry his music to the next level. Check this new song  "Worry No More" it has a nice pop/ dancehall vibe to it featuring Santigold and produced by 1/3 of Major Lazer, Diplo who is already a well established fan and producer of dancehall crossover.....MAAAAD mi tell unuh

So if you had any doubt about the Jamaican influence pree this other video shot on location at Frenchman's Cove and Somerset Falls in the beautiful parish of Portland, Jamaica and featuring new Dancehall inspired flavour of the month Stefflon Don and a cameo by the Unruly Boss Popcaan.....MAD

Thursday, February 1, 2018

This is the definition of the BIGGest and BADDest Party

Whaddup u know we switch it up musically so this week is an EDM feature but if you listen carefully the Jamaican influence is in there too.

Forgot what you  have heard about Ultra in Miami, Tomorrowland is the biggest and baddest music festival in the world. its not just a festival its an out of this world experience.

Tomorrowland is an electronic dance music festival held in Boom, Belgium. It stretches over 2 weekends because of the sheer size of people who want to attend and usually sells out in minutes.  400,000 persons attended last year with performances on 16 different stages. Brussels Airlines had 140 additional flights from 67 different cities around the world to get festival goers with 214 different nationalities to Boom, Belgium. Its Massive

The sets, the lights, the spectacle.....MAAAD

If you have time  watch this clip (about an hour long but truss its worth it) it features a classic performance by  the number  1 DJs in the world Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike. It has everything that Tomorrowland  represents costumed  dancers, fireworks, theatrics, pyrotechnics and oh yeah great dance music , the Energy is off DA CHAIN, Maaaad

Enjoy its LIT

If you want the shorter version of what Tomorowland is like check out this after movie to catch the vibe...................Maaaaaaaaaaaaaad

Friday, January 26, 2018

Dancehall and Hip Hop - New Levels

Spice .... scorn dem has expanded her repertoire and her brand recently celebrating over 1 million followers on YouTube. Spice a very active artist on IG and social media understands her market and caters to a wider audience. Showing she can switch it up just as bad as Nicki Minaj. Check out this Trap - Dancehall fusion track  "Duffle Bag"

Then there is also video thats baaad AF .  A local Jamaican rapper Jakal delivers on this hardcore track. Straight from the streets with fire

Jakal  has been creating a buzz underground and on the streets. A truly real character he has no shame in telling you he is a deportee from Yonkers, NY but has embraced his destiny and now merges his hardcore rap with dancehall to bring a new flavour to the scene .

Killing  em ...musically that is

 (Warning Explicit Material)


To understand more about Jakal the man and the music you can watch this interview...Maad