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!)
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.’
Rihanna is that "Fun Girl" you used to kick it with. You may or may not marry her but she's always fun. That type of vibe
— Jay Force (@Jayforce) February 22, 2016
Some of these new pop songs are really just reggae records without the patois. Rihanna "Work… Justin Bieber – "I'm Sorry", etc etc
— Jay Force (@Jayforce) February 22, 2016
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.
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).
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!
I’m feeling the breezy island vibe of this new joint from Jamaican dancehall artist Magazeen. I’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!
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).
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.
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.
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!
— DJ Kemit (@DJKemit) September 4, 2014
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.
This is a rebroadcast episode of Atlanta’s premier hip hop radio show that aired live on Saturday night 5/17/14 from 10pm-1:00am EST on Atlanta’s 100,000 watt radio station WRFG 89.3 FM. In addition to the quality bangers played on the show this week, we also had a few special guests.
Emcee & promoter Mic Sic along with brand spokeman & event host Fort Knox stopped through to give details on a number of events that will take place in Atlanta designed to help upcoming artists take their careers to a higher level.
We also had an interview with media specialist Sam from OffThaRecord.com to speak on her life & journey to Atlanta & her continuing desire to better put the spotlight on new artists & other things of interest.
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Another mix for the car and mobile devices featuring fresh tracks from Bunji Garlin, OMI, I-Octane and introducing the maad “Nobody Has To Know” mash-up remix with Chris Brown‘s “Show Me” featuring Kranium and DJ Banky Hype. Expect more frequent uploads as the summer sizzles. Remember on Twitter, IG and Facebook: @iamJahPrince #iamTheDJ #RespectTheDJ #DancehallMadeMeDoIt
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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. He also is the DJ for Art on the Wall, every other Thursday and this is “not your average art show” in downtown Atlanta #uComin #SpokenWord #Lyrics #Art #Fashion
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 www.wrfg.org and on their free mobile app: http://wrfg.org/mobile