Friday, August 18, 2017

Marcus Garvey 130 Years Later

Marcus Garvey founded the Negro Improve Movement (U.N.I.A.) with the goal of uniting all of the African diasporas to "establish a country and absolute government of their own." August 1920, at the first international convention the U.N.I.A. meeting at Madison Square Garden in New York, Marcus Garvey, before a crowd of 25,000 people from all over the world, spoke of having pride in African history and culture. Many found his words inspiring, but not all.

Today, 130 years later, Marcus Garvey words live on. We salute the Great on his born day.  
Let's Talk About Marcus.....


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Source: biography.com
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sativa D Black 1 Rock May Pen Clarendon With an Impressive Performance

As he continues to stamp his name in every crevice and corner of Jamaica, we continue to follow and share his story.  Recently in the parish of Clarendon, Sativa D Black 1 had fans loving his ever performance of his most popular track Petty Thief and even when he introduced new song Foreign Mind, the crowd loved every moment ......



On the grind, Sativa D Black is building an impressive catalog of songs such as Petty Theif, Check On I, Ungrateful and Foreign Mind. And even more impressive is his stage performances which get better each night, each day and at each event.  From start to stardom CharmB Production main man, Sativa D Black 1 is no doubt taking his career to impressive levels.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Insta Hot Picks - Star A Star

When music hits you feel no pain and so it is seeing your favourite artists off the mic. It's joy to see how they greet each other, the love and happiness is contagious. We have paused our Insta Hot Picks feature for far too long but your requests has kept us in check, now the wait is over here we go....


Aweee too cute..Queen Ifrica's new album "Climb" is deserving of that broad smile she displays hugging our other fav artist the one and only Jah Cure. Never a dull moment observing his child-like smile...


Watch this! Nesbeth, Protoge and Chronixx in one pic it's a good look. #ReggaeInTheFuture

Talent galore Daseca, Aidonia and Dexta Daps young and fresh producers and artists who brings that sauce to Dancehall. #Luvdem.

Our poster pic of this feature the one and only Damian "Junior Gong" Marley. This shot is just epic. Note the caption though, always a good message. #StarAStar.


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Monday, August 7, 2017

Jamaica Celebrates 55 Years of Independence

Happy 55 Jamaica.....

Jamaican Independence Day is celebrated August 6th each year right after Emancipation Day August 1. Various activities takes place during this period from paying homage to National Heroes who fought for the independence of the country to celebratory concerts, fireworks, parades or a Grand Gala held at the National Stadium in Kingston. 

After 55 years, Jamaicans have much to be proud of and thankful for. Our music, is one of the legacies of brand Jamaica.  The reggae/dancehall music and culture have inspired many other genres and continue to inspire millions of fans. 



Here we take timeout to say musically "HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY JAMAICA" land we love.



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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Happy Emancipation Day Jamaica

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, non but ourselves can free our minds..."Bob Marley"

~Emancipation Day Jamaica 2017~


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Monday, July 10, 2017

Sativa D Black1 Shares How He Stay Motivated

"Oh Jah I feel so proud how you a check on I.." lyrics from Sativa D Black1 latest track "Check On I" off the CashFlow Productions, Comfort Riddim. The 'Petty Thief" singer shares how he stay motivated and the inspiration behind the song, " No matter what I'm going through I have to think positive it's just my way of life. Nothing good comes from making oneself worried and frustrated even though these feelings comes naturally, but as much as I can, I keep myself motivated by accepting what I'm going through and constantly give thanks to the almighty for checking in on I despite these challenges."

 "Check On I" has boosted likes, follows and interest across the artiste social media network, "I love this song from the first time I heard it" one fan posted, " a di next big star from Linstead" posted another. "The people dem also keep mi going enuh" said Sativa D Black1. "It's a two-way cycle. Me sing about my life and life in general, things happening around me and the people dem gravitate to dis, draw strength from it and den turn roun and encourage me. You know what is the nicest part? Most of these people don't know me personally." 

Hardwork and dedication has kept Sativa busy across the island with live performance and appearances, "sometimes going out there is all I can think of. My comfort zones are the beach/river, studio and on stage. I want to be with the people, around them and I love nature so places like the beach or river keeps me calm. I then bring all of these good energy to studio and create music reflecting the peace within me." 

While his music breaks ground in places like Uganda where "Petty Thief" is said to be "frequently played in bars and lounges",Kenya, Ghana, Gambia and the UK, Sativa D Black1 works even harder because he understands that his music gives hope to a lot of people or simply relaxes them. "Suffering is terrible! Many times I give away my last dollar because I know some suffer more than some. Some people are hopeless and its not by choice. Some people cannot even begin to think about a future much less envision one, what do you say to that person?"

An entertainer at heart, Sativa D Black1's love for reggae/dancehall music and culture has paved the way for a musical experience that knows no bounds.  "Check On I" gives an insight on how he handles stress and stay motivated as well create a feeling of hope for everyone's daily life experiences, "trod wid di most high only, him a mi shield so no time me nuh lonely..." more lyrics from Check On I by Sativa D Black1. 

You can only live your dream if you keep them alive. Motivation is necessary for this to happen. Music helps in this area and this artiste, Sativa D Black1 through his own music contributes to the cause. Check out his music on youtube and follow him on social media @sativadblack1. 


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Written by: Sophia McKay

Monday, June 26, 2017

Chronixx dweet for the love...

Just one of those short stories that explains itself and leaves you smiling 

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kurt Legacy flex with 'Xstasy' in the dancehall

Kurt Legacy
When you say Kurt Legacy a different type of sexy comes to mind when thinking about a Reggae/Dancehall song/artiste. When one think of the lifestyle and culture of Jamaicans, from time to time an artiste best depict varying aspects of such

Kurt Legacy has relaunched his music career in 2017 after taking a break in 2013, "when I just came out I knew I was not too early but felt like there was something else I needed to do." he said. Now he has resurfaced hotter than before with sizzling single 'Xstasy' and a smooth Reggae ballad called "All My Love," both imprints of what he brings to the Jamaican Music Industry.

In the 90s Dancehall fans enjoyed the sultry sounds of 'Ghost' on the Michael Jackson remake, Do You Remember. They became accustom to the hardcore sounds of Mad Cobra's Billboard hit Flex and, nowadays, intoxicated with the likes of a Dexta Daps/Tifa Jealous Ova!

Kurt Legacy
Kurt Legacy's "Xstasy" not only compliments the trend of music, talent and sounds between then and now but in the era of social media, has once again unearthed the soft, smooth and sultry vibe enjoyed by Dancehall fans. As for his reggae vibe, Kurt's "All My Love" single fits well among reggae selections that include the likes of a Christopher Martin's Is It Love song or a Romain Virgo's brand new track called, Now. "All My Love" by Kurt Legacy enhances the mood of love or love making and set the tone for a wonderful moment. 

It is safe to say the music of Jamaica, be it Dancehall or Reggae captures a great deal of worrying social issues, and by no doubt is influential. There are so many 
songs by so many popular Jamaican artistes floating around the internet daily that reiterates the cause and effect of some of these problems directly or indirectly. Yet many fail to recognize that for those among the fans whose minds are able to decipher the difference between good and bad, wrong and right, motivational and demoralizing searches for, or is drawn to, the type of music that emanate that kind of energy. While others, in a society where more emphasis is placed on negativity, moral standards no longer uphold, indiscipline thrives and leadership uninspiring, by no doubt searches for, or is drawn to music that emanates that type of energy also simply because it is by which they live.

Kurt Legacy is the subject of love. He comes with an energy that tones things down a notch. After all, no matter how hype one gets, in the midst of the storm is calm. One solution to some of the problems we face is that we all need to take it down a notch! Tone it down! Cool it! Put our best foot forward! Face Everything and Rise EP comes soon. "Xstasy" comes with a brand new video and a promising outlook for New Hites Production main man, Kurt Legacy


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Written by: Sophia McKay
Also read: Perfect Luv by Kurt Legacy

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Jah Check On I- The Prayer You Say When Going Out and Coming In

Sativa D Black 1 has released a promising new track off the Comfort Zone riddim produced by Cashflow Records. The spirited song entitled "Jah Check On I" is prayer-like, giving thanks to the most high for his protection and blessing.

"Jah Check On I" unveils the spiritual side of this rastafarian singer who is best known for his popular "Petty Thief" song. From his stage performances and delivery on other tracks such as "Ungrateful" and "Walk Har Out" off the CharmB Production label that are surfing across the airwaves, the reggae singer with his unique style and sound continues to impress fans, increase his following and represent his Jamaican brand to the fullest. 

"Jah Check On I" - is the latest track to hit the airwaves by +SATIVA D BLACK1 

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