Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mavado Popcaan Junior Reid and Jah X for Bobby Shmurda 'Modmon" or Hot Nigga Revamp

New York's out-of-nowhere sensation Bobby Shmurda just might have the song of the summer with 'Hot Nigga," but he's about to add more fire.

As reported on Vibe Magazine website, 20 year old Jamaica-Trinidadian spitter is putting on for his West Indian people with an official dancehall remix to his viral hit, which hit No. 52 on Billboard Hot 100 this week.  Shmurda says Mavado, Popcaan, Junior Reid and Jah X are hopping  on the 'Modmon" revamp.

The GS9 boss says the remix should hit just in time for the annual West Indian Day Parade, which takes place September 1 and treks Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway, not far from the block where Bobby's signature dance first went worldwide.  The shockwaves of the Jahlil Beats-produced "Hot Nigga" have already far exceeded New York City.

Jamaica's already going crazy, they got me in the newspaper and all that," says Bobby who made a surprise appearance during Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour in New Jersey. "Mavado called me yesterday saying they be talking about me all on the radio in Jamaica.

There are plans for another "Hot Nigga" update - Chris Brown, French Montana, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes are names that have been thrown around - but Shmurda lives up to his alias (shh!) when it comes to speaking about guests on the second remix.  As for this weekend's big parade in Brookly, Bobby is

John Kennedy Vibe Magazine

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

IRAWMA Announces its 2014 Nominees

The International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) announce its 2014
nominees. Among a list of over 19o reggae/dancehall, calypso/soca and world music artistes, top nominees this year are Sean Paul, Chronixx, Major Lazer in 4 categories, Bunji Garlin, Mavado, Shaggy, Busy Signal and Calypso Rose in 3 categories. Winners will take their awards at the  Saturday October 4 at Coral Springs Center for the Arts in Florida. 

Sean Paul
Jimmy Cliff
Nominated for the Bob Marley Entertainer of the Year Award are Jimmy Cliff, Tessanne Chin, Chronixx, Sean Paul and Soja. Fans and well wishers get a chance to vote for their favorite artiste entertainer here

Shaggy and Tessanne
The International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) was established in 1982 and acknowledges and honors the accomplishments and contributions of reggae and world music artistes, songwriters, promoters and musicians.  The Award show over the years has been staged in across major cites in the US including Atlanta, Chicago, Florida, New Orleans, New York as well as Jamaica

QQ for BET 106 and Park

BET 106 and Park welcomes Jamaican Dancehall artiste QQ to their live show August 27.
He is expected to perform his 2008 hit single 'Stookie' and 'One Drop ft Venomous'  QQ in a publication by the local STAR newspaper said "I'm elated, it's most certainly a pleasure to reach such a milestone in my career like this because, this is a dream for a lot of youths including me, and its now becoming a reality. So What it tells us as youths is to continue to work hard towards your dream and never give up or give in to weak-minded people that come with negatives. Just trust in God and it will happen." 

QQ's upcoming New York trip will see him courting a busy schedule that involved an escort by new music cable network Revolt TV for a week and making stops Hot 97, Sirius, Irie Jam and Link Up Radio stations and making a guest appearance at Hot 97 DJ Magic's, Press Car Show.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Get Ready for Tafari's 'Re-fix' featuring Tarrus Riley Beenie Man Big Youth and JanefrFinch

Yup, Tafari is making a 're-fix' of his Money In My Pocket single that will feature Tarrus Riley, Beenie Man, 
JanefrFinch and Big Youth all on one track. With Beenie Man and Big Youth already featured on the remix the new track entitle, 'Can't Get No Love'  will be re-fix to include Tarrus, Alaine and JanefrFinch love and bad girl energy. When asked how he thinks it's gonna come off Tafari said, "Soph it baaad!"

Judging from a sneak peak of Tarrus Riley and JanefrFinch bars, the original and video, we expect this new track will be pumping. Tafari is one of the 'bomb-est' artiste, to love him is to know him. He can be feisty but warm and friendly, having you in stitches from his jokes or whenever he is telling you like it is.  He has been searching for love, "yes I pray to find a woman of my own, yes I pray cause I don't want to be alone" he sings but doesn't seem to be in any rush.  But when all is said and done Tafari know what he's looking for so as we follow this interesting Jamaican along his musical journey the anticipation makes us more than ready for this 're-fix!' Wonder what, JanefrFinch has to say on this topic, hmmn. 

Getting features such as the iTunes banner and air time across major U.S. radio stations, The 'I Want You' recording artiste will be releasing a new single called, 'No Odda' in September and promises new videos and an EP "hopefully by end of year."  Tafari dropped his debut 'Rud3 Lov3' album in recent months which also made its debut on Billboard Reggae Chart at #17.