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The History Of Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam” (Video)

Wow! The origin/evolution story of one of the quintessential Hip-Hop melodies told in a dope montage. Respect Sister Nancy!

The music of reggae legend Sister Nancy has played a pivotal role in Hip-Hop for over 30 years, but she’s rarely seen profits from her influence. Recently, Jay-Z sampled Nancy’s “Bam Bam” for his track “Bam,” the same song Kanye West reworked for his ‘The Life of Pablo’ cut “Famous.” Genius decided to trace the song’s evolution from a local hit to a frequently-sampled component of Hip-Hop.
– Genius News

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Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – “Medication” feat. Stephen Marley (Video)

“Medication”… come on, what’d you think it was gonna be about? It’s the Marleys. Let the brothers Jr. Gong and Stephen tell you about their level of elevation!

#NaturalMedicine #GoGreen


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Konshens – “Gal Dem Sugar” (Video)

You see the title, and I know you thought what I thought… Konshens better not be trying to ‘slick bite’ off Beenie Man and Mya’s “Girl Dem Sugar” or else. But hold up, you get into the music (which is good) and the video (yup, that good-good), and realize that it kinda is. However, I took this as Konshens’ channeling of the essence of that BeenieMya. Massive cool dancehall is the result. Nice!

Jamaican reggae and dancehall artiste Konshens presents the official music vide for his 2016 single, “Gal Dem Sugar,” directed by RD Studios and G. Spence. Filmed on location in Jamaica.


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DJ Fourd Nkay – “Straight Heat Radio” (September 2016) [Mixtape]


Global grinding! Straight outta Japan, DJ Fourd Nkay uploaded a new “Straight Heat Radio” mix – including brand new Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae – and hit the hip. Literally! Texted like “Check this out!” Usually has Westside Flip doing the talking, but pulling double duty on this September 2016 edition. Hood hard trapping out the gate, so prepare yourself. Got just past the 11-minute and heard

“You know what… I f#ck with people from ATL, people from NY, people JAPAN at the same damn time!”

Priceless!! Never doubt the WORLDWIDE appeal of Hip-Hop! And DJ Fourd Nkay put it out there: coming back to Atlanta SOON (in town for A3C, first week of October 2016)!

(A listen will get you crunk guaranteed. Interesting to note that around the 29-minute mark comes the declaration that Young M.A is the hottest act coming out of New York. Just posted on her on here. Dope!)


Popcaan – “High All Day” (Video)

High All Day. High All Night. High All Day Long.

What do YOU think Popcaan is chanting about? This “High All Day” single is all about that Merry Jane. Smoke ’em if you got ’em… especially in Colorado. Mile High… Nah, this is a ‘mild high.’


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Rihanna – “Work” feat. Drake (Video)



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Reggae/Dancehall: Mr. Vegas – “Can’t Stop Your Blessing”


One of my favorite reggae songs right now rocking over the Liquor Riddim. Niceness! Enjoy this Mr. Vegas“Can’t Stop Your Blessing.” Respect!


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Reggae: Popcaan – “Weed Is My Best Friend” (Prod. By Ja Productions)

File this latest Popcaan jawn under ‘self-explanatory’ (hahahaaa)! Cool now… Beg no fren, mon. “Weed Is My Best Friend” – not ours per se. Popcaan’s… Maybe yours, too. No judgements. Burn them greens while you run this stream! FREE download.


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Reggae: Popcaan – “Way Up” (Video)

Popcaan going “Waaaaaaay Up” (esp. seeing that ting he rolling in the video, ya know)! Nice visuals for this hot off the Interwebs drop produced by Mildew Riddim.

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Reggae: Lady Saw – “Summer Love” (Video)

Lady Saw. The Queen of the Dancehall. Sexy royalty on the beach. She’s saying she wants to fall in love with someone this Summer. Wonder if she is ‘auditioning’ for some “Summer Love” … her or any of those Honeyz can get all kinds of love with those moves. Wooooo! Be sipping on that dutty wine aaaaallll day and night. Just saying (not playing).

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Flashback 1984: Jools Holland Covers The Jamaican Music Scene (Video)

Hahaaa! Guess he could not wait to try out his ‘wet suit.’ Back, back in the day, a budding band-member-turned-TV-personality, Jools Holland, did a documentary for Jamaica that aired on UK Channel 4 in 1984. Jam packed this half-hour clip with Jamaican music noteworthies – Dennis Brown, Black Uhuru, Wailing Souls, Yellowman, Mutabaruka, Sly & Robbie… Take a look!

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Reggae: Magazeen – “So Low Wine” feat. Wale x Wizkid

I’m feeling the breezy island vibe of this new joint from Jamaican dancehall artist MagazeenI’ve had the song on repeat about 10 times every since I heard it.  Magazeen not a new artist, but he recently signed to Wale’s ‘EveryBlueMoon’ label through MMG a few months back. This new “So Low Wine” track definitely has a worldly influence & features D.C.’s Wale & Nigerian artist Wizkid. The new single will be on Magazeen’s upcoming “IRIE” EP dropping later this Summer.  I love songs like this.  Makes me want to take a flight to the Caribbean right now. Niiiiiice!

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Reggae: Popcaan – “Unruly Prayer” (Prod. By Dinearo) [Video]

Drake, 40 and the OVO Crew show up in the visuals on the cameo love. Nice. And nice song. Meditative feel to it. This is Popcaan’s “Unruly Prayer” (produced By Dinearo).

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DJ Jah Prince “Face Off Fridays” Jan. 2015 Reggae Dancehall Mix

B2vCgOwCIAAeG4DAnother mix for the car and mobile devices featuring fresh tracks from Tanya Stephens, Cecile ft Jazzy T and ZJ Liquid.

Remember on Twitter, IG and also on Facebook: @iamJahPrince

#iamTheDJ #RespectTheDJ #DancehallMadeMeDoIt

Jah Prince spins Caribbean, African and American music alongside DJ Rasta Root, as he welcomes you to the 9 year epic event called ‘Face Off Fridays’, held every second Friday at MJQ Concourse. Check the playlist below…

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Classic Clips: Questlove Captures Recording Session With J Dilla, Common, & The Soulquarians (Video)

Check out this classic clip that Questlove of the legendary Roots crew unearthed recently in honor of J Dilla.  It’s behind the scenes footage of the recording process for one of Common’s most talked about albums ‘Like Water For Chocolate.’ Crafting the soundscape for the project was J Dilla, James Poyser, & the rest of the Soulquarians who were recording it at the time. Check what Questlove had to say providing some interesting background history on the video, the process, & a few other little known facts…

The Roots & Common were midway recording followup albums to their breakthrough Things Fall Apart & Like Water For Chocolate projects. two unapologetic “Neo Soul” joints. Having formed an unofficial collation sometime in 96, using the Native Tongue blueprint. The Soulquarians were born.


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DJ Jah Prince “Face Off Fridays” Oct. 2014 Reggae Dancehall Mix

Another mix for the car and mobile devices featuring fresh tracks from Spice featuring Busta Rhymes, Alkaline, D-Major and Charly Blacks. Expect more frequent uploads as the weather changes and we warm up the fall season.

Remember on Twitter, IG and also on Facebook: @iamJahPrince

#iamTheDJ #RespectTheDJ #DancehallMadeMeDoIt

Click HERE to download or listen to the player below.

Jah Prince spins Caribbean, African and American music every 2nd Friday at the MJQ Concourse & 3rd Friday at the Vibes Night Club in Decatur, GA. The Sunsplash Mix Show is heard Saturdays 10am-1pm on DaFlava Radio and also Sundays 4pm-6pm on AB&L Radio ( Jah Prince spins live on-air every 3rd Friday during the 2pm – 4pm slot of the Caribbean Runnings Show heard on 89.3fm. This programming is heard all over the streets of Atlanta via 100,000 watts of community funded power. WRFG (Radio Free Georgia) is your station for progressive information and the stream can be heard online at and on their free mobile app:

Unity Sound – “Royal Warriors 5” (Culture Mix)

Unity Sound was formed in 1996 in Tampa, Florida; before migrating to Atlanta, Georgia, where they opened a record shop in 1997. Making and placing mix CDs worldwide, traveling the world (Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, across the US)… that’s how they became known. Now, Unity Sound is based in Yokohama, Japan with Owner / MC / Selector Crossfire and MC / Selector Bigga-C. You can learn more about the Sound at their website (here). But learn about (and jam to) their beautiful blended sounds by steaming their “Royal Warriors 5” (Culture Mix) above.


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DJ Kemit – “Soul Makossa” (September 2014) [Promo Mixtape]

Held every First Friday of the month, our homie & superior sound selector DJ Kemit’s event – Soul Makossa – is where the cool & sexy music lovers are. Simple. If you are there every month, congrats. If not, get over to Sound Table over on Edgewood (downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA) for the next one… your friends will already be there (old and new)! Oh, we got Kemit’s latest hour-strong promo mix on that below. HOT! We’re sure the Dominican portion of Jayforce’s DNA is definitely digging this joint right here!


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Reggae: Iba Mahr – “Love You Girl” (Video)

This video was shot in Amsterdam while reggae artist Iba Mahr was on a European promo tour and his flow on the ‘In Transit Riddim’ is a killa! #Salute to the camera man and story line to show the lighter side of reggae and Rasta love. Track produced by Notis Music Group, enjoy.

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Reggae: Mavado – “Tie Yuh” (Persian Mat) [Video]

From Mavado’s EP “Sex Mate Riddim,” an island sexy visual presentation for “Tie Yuh” (Persian Mat). Whew! Summer is here. May as well enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!


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