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 


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Nesbeth to Inmates - What Sense Does It Makes To Carry Around an Illegal Weapon

"You are all in here for various reasons none of which I know, but here is something I want you to think about..." 

In a recent visit to the Spanish Town Adult Correctional facility, where he was asked to mentor and perform, Jamaican singjay, Nesbeth took time out to admonish inmates about criminality according to a release. His dream is to see a better Jamaica in which offenders can be reintegrated into society as productive and upstanding citizens. During one of the many segments of his performance, Nesbeth alluded to lyrics from his current single, New Gangster to prove how un-necessary it is to portray a gangster image, "bad and still hungry a luu (meaning nonsense) gangster.."

As the artiste seek to drive home his message to the inmates he told them, "you are all in here for various reasons none of which I know, but here is something I want you to think about. What sense does it makes to carry around an illegal weapon that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and yet can't find food to eat?  As much as this may sound like a joke growing up in the inner-city I have seen some 'supposed gangsters' walking around with guns that weigh more than them. They don't even have the energy to lift it up properly. The money you take to buy that gun could be used to start up a small business to better yourselves and your families."

The inmates showed their approval for his message and performance with a rousing applause. He then left Jamaica for Ohio where he gave another impressive performance. A video for "New Gangster" is currently in the making.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sativa D Black 1 Rocks Kite Festival 2017 Jamaica

"Success in no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." ~Pele~

Watch @SativaDBlack1 live performance at Kite Festival 2017 held at Priory St. Ann on April 17, the epitome of one striving for success!


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Papi Kat Set To Release New And Improved Singles

After months, the artiste Papi Kat has finally completed two new and improved singles called, "Ghetto Life" and "Inna Dem Feelings." If you have been following this artiste on his Road To Stardom these singles are his best work yet when compared to the 2016 release "Pot of Gold" and others released in the past. 

"Ghetto Life" echoes hardship but the effort put into creating and releasing the song is commendable. Papi told NIPnews how he felt this time around working on these tracks, "there were times when mi feel like I'm moving at snail's pace but mi truly enjoy every moment of laying the tracks down and getting them mastered because mi learned so much" he said.

With the help of Studio Engineer Noel "NJ" Small who has worked with the likes of young reggae giants Teflon and Jahmiel, a now settled Papi Kat gets into the music asking the question, "whey you know bout ghetto life?" then proceeded to answer with a run down of what it is, listen.... 

"Ghetto Life" follows a trendy, "Inna Dem Feelings" Dancehall/Hip-Hop infused single. The type of song that mimicks detractors light-heartedly with street-slangs.  Both songs are scheduled for an official release April 20th, 2017.

"When God is in the plan you can never go wrong, a song is never a song until you sing it, a door is never a door until you swing it, love has no use until you give it. My people remember this, love is the answer and God is the way!" ~@PapiKatMusic~ 

By: Sophia McKay
Read also: The Road To Stardom

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Chart Wise - Queen Ifrica Nabs Billboard Reggae Top Spot with New Album

One of our favorite female reggae artiste Queen Ifrica has hit Billboard Reggae #1 spot with her latest studio album "Climb" on it's debut of that chart. According to a release "Climb" has been receiving rave reviews from fans and music critics alike for its timely messages and inspirational lyrics. "Queens is a fearless explorer and a serious voice for the voiceless who works very hard to perfect her craft" Tony Rebel.

The video and first single "Trueversation" featuring Damian Jr. Gong Marley and released ahead of the album gets the thumbs up from fans likewise, "Black Woman" which exemplifies her commitment to raising consciousness and esteem, admonishes young women to protect and value their sexuality and self. "Ask My Granny" our favourite also makes the 17 track listing of pure reggae music goodies. "I just want to thank everyone that supported me from day one, you are always in my heart, please continue to support good music, you are my inspiration. Blessings." ~Queen Ifrica~.

Definately one for the collection, be sure to pick up a copy and "Climb" with Reggae Queen Ifrica.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

It Takes Two To Make A Quarrel

Sativa and the Legend Bob Marley museum 
After making a favourable impact with his comical "Petty Thief" track off the YGF Records label, the assertive Jamaican reggae/dancehall artiste Sativa D Black 1 teased fans with a new single entitle, "Walk Har Out" on the CharmB Production label. 

Unlike Petty Thief, "Walk Har Out" takes on a more serious tone as Sativa gets tough on men. Appropriately introduced to his social media fans on International Women's Day as a tribute and musical contribution to the growing support of women by male reggae and dancehall artistes. The lyrics from this Walk Har Out track gives a riveting account of domestic violence.

If the music is reflective of what goes on in the society, then it will not always be positive and uplifting. Some underlying issues that stems from it are almost, always hard to accept. The messages are all too clear, "Walk Har Out" for example is descriptive. Issues such as domestic violence, suicide, child molestation and murder to name a few develop as much as a child does. Some songs highlight those hard issues while others offer hope. The music however, was not designed to create a balance between the issues that inspire its good and bad. Rather, it creates awareness and the need to have dialogue on solving those problems. 

Sativa D Black 1 introduced himself on the Jamaican music scene as a survivor of a distressed family (click to listen Irie FM Elise Kelly sit down interview with Sativa on "Heart Mind and Soul to Soul"). His childhood years were marred with irregularities borne out of social issues he would not have understood then or able to control. Now as an adult the father of two is driven to share his stories not only for the purpose of entertainment but to show other families going through what he experience that he overcome, understanding the enormity of the problem and its impact on families in general. Keep up with Sativa D Black 1 on social media +SATIVA D BLACK1 watch how he delivers and how people embrace his music.

Writer: Sophia McKay

Friday, February 24, 2017

Yeshwa - Please Brother You're Causing Havoc In Our Society

While most are familiar with the popular Reggae and Dancehall vibe out of Jamaica there are times when the island produce artistes whose music borderline the popular genres and are just as interesting. One such, is an artiste called "Yeshwa"singer, musician and producer, whose music is refreshing, toned and easy on the ears.

As Jamaica wrestle with scant suicide cases and serious crime issues such as, domestic violence that leads to death and a series of unsolved murders against women, many Jamaicans have come out on their social media pages denouncing the violent acts. The artiste "Yeshwa" supposedly overwhelmed by it all, dropped a mind boggling song called, "Cut Her Loose" just around the same time reports of women gone missing and found dead surfaced along with a follow up video that spiraled across social media as many seemed to share his sentiments.

The track is a definite cut to the chase, it captured the typical relationship woes victims go through, deception, rejection, mis-trust and pressure all medicine that  contributes to suicidal thoughts, "cause the thing you a pree fi do har it nuh mek no sense" to that Yeshwa advise, "nuh badda kill yourself...my youth Cut Her Loose" he sings.

But as he promotes his music, "Cut Her Loose" and the party themed single, "My Drink" it has become obvious that he has a special interest in the issue of violence again women in Jamaica.  He along with management team Amrit Records has been working assiduously to help spread encouraging words across the society. "Cut Her Loose" is no joke, from inception it was intended to bring about a change in the person experiencing the problem. It's strong message to men challenged with relationship woes they are unable to fathom is also a plea offering preventative measures to save lives. Not often enough do we hear songs pleading to the male population to resist, stand up and be strong in domestic matters. Cut Her Loose, walk away or simply let her go is Yeshwa's message because, "no real man abuse a woman..." and to men raping women and children, "....please brother you're causing havoc in our society.." Yeshwa.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sativa D Black1 Straight Out of Linstead St. Catherine Strong Message To Child Molesters

Influenced by the likes of Capleton, Sizzla and Bounty Killer, Sativa D Black1 brings strong vocals, playful lyrics and charisma to fans of Jamaican music. He was a contender in the 2012 Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall competition where he came up with the name 'Sativa' a word used to describe 'high energy marijuana' and 'D Black1' an extension that distinguish himself from another female artist also of the same name.

One tough performer who hails out of the Parish of St. Catherine where he became known for his football skills as a Forward, stepped away from his playful, storytelling style to address child molesters....

Sativa D Black1 has release and record numerous songs over the year namely, 'No AK', 'Elders' produced by Hungry Mouth Production, 'Know Jah' produced by Wade Wade Productions. and more recently his more popular tracks, "Petty Thief" on the YGF Recording label, and "Ungrateful" the first official single off his soon to be released 2017 EP produced by his management company CharmB Productions.

Sativa D Black1 performs next at the Rockabesa Herb and Music Festival February 18 in St. Mary.