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Kwesy Mojo “Burn The Industry” (Video)

It’s no secret that Hip Hop is held in a higher regard in a lot of places overseas than here in America. Kwesy Mojo was born and raised in Africa but now resides in the states.  He like most youths when they hear HipHop fell in love with it and sought to add his own twist to the genre.  The first visual off his latest mixtape titled Self Help is for the track Burn the Industry.  Shot in his native homeland Ghana he brings to life how he plans to shake things up and Burn up the Industry.  Directed by Kobe N. Debrah and co directed by Kwesy himself you see instantly that a high level of production was put into making this.  So if you feel some heat coming at you remember you were warned that Kwesy is coming to burn down the industry.  We all can use Self Help so do yourself a favor listen to the new Self Help mixtape by Kwesy Mojo.


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Big Men (Documentary)

Now, this is long enough a film to be called an epic saga… but it’s real life. And it keeps happening to us. “Big Men” takes us into the high-powered world of African oil deals – money, power, but the respect… that’s limited. The lens the filmmakers use – the telling of a couple of stories about countries at different levels in the oil game at the time: Ghana and Nigeria. The main story is an insider’s inside view of Dallas-based oil company Kosmos Energy and its partners developing the first commercial oil field in Ghana’s history (between 2007 and 2011). In parallel, the documentary covers an angle of the oil story in Nigeria’s Niger Delta: a militant gang trying to profit off oil in many and any ways…holding that they must do it because the prosperity promised the region’s people hasn’t come after all these years. Very telling of Ghana’s future in the industry.

It’s a shame. Same damn story. Outsiders find a rare resource in Africa. They seek to exploit it for profit. They know the venture will be dangerous and risky to the native people and to themselves. But that’s okay in capitalist pursuits; shared risk, shared rewards, right? But then the money comes, and there is just never enough to do the right thing, is there? And you know, even that might be okay, if everyone wins and loses sometime… but that is NEVER the case. Corrupt government and politicians ALWAYS win; partnering with the oil companies who always win. The people who scrape by, legally or illegally, win small if ever. And the every day person ALWAYS loses. And it’s always Africa. And it is always apparent right from the start.


In the Ghana story. Man. They were burning $2 Billion of oil … a day … and they are just ‘testing’ the field? Wowwww… Extracting oil from Ghana was not only being done in a less-than-equitable way; it was WASTEFUL and was putting toxins in the air to no one’s benefit. Well, at least to start; as Kosmos Energy and its stakeholders looked to make many more billions once pumping begins in earnest. Guaranteed it doesn’t get better for the people from that point.

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Jah Prince – ‘Cooyah Island Vibes’ Part Five (Mixtape)


Part five of the promo series for Cooyah Clothing (established since 1987), a Jamaican clothing company now ready to expand into South American and Africa with a powerful distribution deal. These CDs get sent out with each customer purchase but JAYFORCE.COM still got the first linkz to listen!!

We must salute the new followers of the blog from China to Ghana. This mix highlights artists like Chronixx, Queen Ifrica, Singing Melody, Karen Smith and Iba Mahr but features a dynamic reggae combination from Gentleman & Marcia Griffiths. All the songs are available for digital download via iTunes. Please Purchase & Support Reggae Music. See you this weekend in Jamaica at Rebel Salute 2013!

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‘Face Off Friday’ DJ Jah Prince December 2012 Mix (Dancehall)

Face Off Fridays

Face Off Fridays

Back again with a Dancehall mix by DJ Jah Prince and physical cds were given out to the patrons of the now 7-year monthly club party in Atlanta called ‘Face Off’. This mix features a new singles from Busy Signal, Lady Saw and Mavado. We end it with another surprise track from Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) and single from vocalist Kayla Bliss. The hip hop selections that compliment this were mixed by DJ Rasta Root.

Face Off is held on the Second (2nd) Friday of every month at the MJQ Concourse, located at 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE, Atlanta, GA 30306.

Follow the team on twitter: @FaceOffFridays @DJRastaRoot @JahPrince @MasterBaby @RasGoldie

Etana x Sunsplash Mix Show Interview (Reggae)

We are elated to have The Strong One, Etana with us for this program and find her relaxing with her daughter as we talk about EP, ‘Reggae’. Released thru VP Records we hear the variety of reggae and Afrobeat and Etana shares her views on being a mother, artist and her recent trip to Kenya with Tarrus Riley. This mix also features some of my favorite current songs and then new music from Iba Mahr, Queen Ifrica and a special from Mojo Morgan.