Monthly Archives: August 2007
The latest annual release of Reggae Gold continues the tradition of the Caribbean based label VP, with their yearly picks of the hottest in island grooves. VP Records have established a cornerstone in the house of reggae music, as their series of reggae compilations have gone on to become highly anticipated releases. For many up and coming reggae, dancehall and Caribbean music artists, getting picked to appear on a Reggae Gold album means you have officially made it. Reggae Gold is the number one reggae compilation for good reason and to appear in the line up is a highly sought after prize.
The theme to this years release is Caribbean treasures, as VP leans on the popularity of this years “Pirates of the Caribbean” release. With such a suitable launch pad, the compilation is set to explode onto the world with new grooves. This years RG features music from Jah Cure, Tessanne, Mavado, Morgan Heritage, Sean Paul and many more!
The CD also features a bonus DVD, complete with artist interviews, a guided tour through the nightlife of Kingston Jamica with tons of dancehall celebs and music dens featured, and the model casting call and photo shot for the gorgeous Reggae Gold album cover. Fellas, trust me, the CD is worth the money for that alone, as we get to follow the lovely cover girl through her grueling photo shoot! Visually, the extra DVD manages to insure it will be viewed instead of tossed like so many other DVD extras.
Reggae Gold 2007 is tight as ever, with it’s excellent choice of song sequencing giving the album a rounded feel. Reggae Gold start off with a bang, kicking off with Sean Paul’s club banger “Watch Them Roll” then sliding into Mim’s super hot Blackout remix of “This Is Why I’m Hot”, with Junior Reid and Cham. They take it to the yard with “Top Shotta Never Miss” & “Last Night” from Mavado, and “Bad From Me Born” by Munga.
Elephant Man brings the heat with “Bring It”, a little herb smuggler’s ditty, about waiting for his driver to bring the goods so he can “make profits increase”. When Buju Banton’s
Bobby Red” starts up, you will probably start to feel very safe with your purchase, as the heat just continues to build!
Jah Cure, fresh off his prison sentence, represents with “Sticky”, as the vibe starts to slowly change on the CD. Morgan Heritage provides their patented culture and vibes with “Brooklyn and Jamaica”, and Gyptian brings pure rasta vibes to the party with his hit “My Fadah Seh”. Lover rock meets R&B when Tessanne’s “Hide Away”, Pressure’s “Love and Affection”, and Alaine’s “Sacrifice” begin to play. Alaine turns in the masterful “Sacrifice” before Shaggy closes the CD with “More Woman”.
VP Records has done it again, as Reggae Gold 2007 proves to be full of precious treasures from the Carribbean! If that wasn’t enough, you can go to their website and enter the Reggae Gold 2007 Scavenger Hunt, for your chance to win $5,000! Hurry to website, grab a copy of the CD at your local music store!
Reggae Gold Commercial
ReggaeGold 2007 Interview
Pressure “Love and Affection”
Tessanne- “Hide Away”
Munga-”Bad From Mi Born”
Mims This is Why I’m Hot Blackout Remix
Sean Paul-”Watch Them Roll”
From Reggae Gold 2007 CD
White Shoes and the Couples Company “Tentang Cita”
Holler, Wild Rose
Weight Of The World
Prepare For a Wound
The sounds of k-os continues to tread the tight rope of next level and retro greatness. The Canadian based, Virgin Records artist has a new album, and it is sure to be one of the highlight albums of his career! ‘Collected” is in stores now, at a special price for frugal music fans. While this is a re-release of some of his past hits, there are a few remixes here, along with his version of Feist’s “Mushaboom”, where he gives the song a beat box groove, that Dougie Fresh & Razhel would be proud of.
k-os spent his summer vacation on the road with Gym Class Heros and the Vans Warped Tour. The album is a way to fast forward new fans through his style and music, with many of his hits in tow. Die-hard fans will be pleased to hear five unreleased cuts, including “i am” as well as the greeting “introsuckshun”. From there we are hit off with his personal pick of the litter, with “Man i Used to be”, “the Rain” and “Crabbuckit” among the k-os gems. This collection is a great example of how far Hip-Hop has come and how far it continues to go. Get your copy now!
Chemical Brothers feat. k-os “Get Yourself High”
Born To Run
Peace and hair grease to my good folkers out there! Here’s another little rundown of some of the latest and greatest found online. Make sure you check out all the blogs and MySpace pages, for more goodness from the Canhead/Kayaro camp! We are about to hit September like a fireball, with blazing performances all month long, so stay tuned. In the meantime and in between time, check the style out.
-Urb Magazine always brings the latest in all things funky, and their blog sites are tight as well. The blog section at Urb has info on Upper Playground, Yeah Yeah Yeah, Duck Down and more, while the features section is stocked with Photos from Rock The Bells, Sean Kingston and Dizzie Rascal & UGK!
-Looks like Hip-Hop is once again being targeted as the scapegoat, with Michael Vick’s latest dog fighting case being linked to Hip-Hop. MTV has an article asking the question, Does the Vick Case Hurt Hip-Hop Music?
MTV News also has the story on DMX and the raid at his Arizona home. A dozen pit bulls were removed from his house along with weapons, but he was not arrested. Vick has been defended by Stephon Marbury and Jamie Foxx as well, and many are asking how this “sport” that has existed for centuries, went this long without much comment. Is the general reaction to the dog fighting or is it pent up feeling against Vick? As the story unfolds, I’m sure we will hear many more opinions on the subject.
-Remy Ma has taken the title of “The Baddest Bitch” to another level. Remy’s new mixtape “Shesus Khryst” is causing as much controversy as her legaa trouble and attempted murder charges. Remy’s DJ talk about the upcoming mixtape and the real meaning behind the title at HipHopDX.com
Miss Teen USA-South Carolina fumbles her answer
Dizzee Rascal – Sirens
Lil Ghetto Boy
“Put It Down”
“Put It On The Line”
Oddisee Trek Life Unknown ANTOWN
Get to know The Politik now!
The Politik Mixtape Album Preview-mixed by DJ Chris Cox
MdCL’s vol.2 Inspirations mixtape of favorite classics from the vault
Clip of The Politik performing one of their new songs, live in New York. Check for this album!
Big thangs poppin homie! The team is getting ready to hit the stage this month, as the Kayaro crew has two shows lined up in August! Q.Rock639 will return to the Urban Underground stage to rep for the hungry hip-hop crowd! You know Q never rolls solo, so expect a few friends onstage to warm up the crowd! There will be a grip of acts on stage that night, as usual for the U.U. stages. Headline the night is none other than Kut Master Kurt w/ Motion Man! Yeah dat!
If that wasn’t enough, JhaVoice and Q.Rock639 have both been added to the bill for the 2nd Annual “Hip-Nic” Hip-Hop Picnic at Saint Edward State Park, on August 11th.
The event is sponsored by The Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program, offered in cooperation with the Washington State Arts Commission. Spoken word and positive Hip-Hop workshops, open indoor swimming pool and basketball court plus barbecue are just a few of the attractions for the day! JhaVoice and Q.Rock are just two of the performers participating in the evening concert. I don’t want to say anything before the proper time, but there is a very special guest star planned to perform that night, a young lady with a Top 10 single on the charts as we speak! If you’re in Seattle, you might want to clear your calendar for this one! Stay tuned for more details in the next days!