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PON DI SIDE Tanya Stephens plays the roles of both wife and matey in “Pon Di Side’ Jamaican lyricist Tanya Stephens has released yet another gem from the ‘Guilty’ Album project, her latest commercial effort. The song is entitled ‘Pon Di Side’ and is the fourth single to garner the required attention from the artiste and subsequently an accompanying video. The ‘Pon Di Side’ single showcases a couple falling into the rudimentary relationship motions over time and then indulge in a bit of role playing to spice up their marriage.Read More
As the eldest son of Stephen “Ragga” Marley and grandson of Bob Marley, Jo Mersa is set to release his debut EP Comfortable tomorrow (June 10) on the Marley family’s imprint Ghetto Youths International (GYI). Yahoo! raves “Bob Marley would be proud of his grandson” and premieres the EP’s “slick dancehall track,” entitled “Comfortable (Remix)” featuring fellow labelmate Wayne Marshall and produced by Stephen Marley. Jo recently wrapped his Spring 2014 tour opening for Stephen “Ragga” Marley and will get back on the road with him and Slightly Stoopid inRead More
This week, reggae star Damian “Jr Gong” Marley scores another Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold certified hit for his Skrillex collab “Make It Bun Dem.” This is the first time Damian has reached this status since his ‘Welcome To Jamrock’ album in 2006. The album’s title track also sold over 500,000 units in 2005. Skrillex reached out to Damian to be on the track and the rest is history. When released in 2012, “Make It Bun Dem” saturated all blogs, clubs and airwaves worldwide. To date, the videoRead More
For over two decades, VP Records has compiled the best-selling annual reggae series Reggae Gold. The compilation is in stores this week, joining Jamaica’s leading artists with American acts influenced by the Caribbean. With the increasing popularity of reggae and dancehall in the U.S. mainstream, 2013 thus far is a pivotal year for Jamaican music. Many of America’s top artists including Jay Z, Kanye West, Major Lazer and Snoop Lion recently incorporated the island’s artists, music and culture into their own sound. This year’s installment of Reggae Gold features Jamaica’sRead More
This past Sunday (July 21), Gyptian made a surprise guest appearance at the third annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, which attracted over 15,000 people to Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY to celebrate the finest Caribbean cuisine, culture and music. Irie Jam’s 93.5 FM radio personality DJ Roy called the reggae star to the main stage to present him a RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) certified Gold plaque for Gyptian’s #1 hit single “Hold You.” The title-track from Gyptian’s Billboard Top 200 album is the first track from aRead More