|Posted by Admin on January 18, 2021 at 6:55 AM||comments (0)|
Timbaland and Swizz Beatz are spilling all their favorite Verzuz moments amid the first season, and dancehall culture is getting another nod.
The first series of Verzuz has come to a close, and its showrunners are reflecting on the reel. Of the modicum of positive moments that came out of 2020, Verzuz makes the top of many people’s lists. The ingenious use of the Instagram platform was certainly one of the highlights of the year, and since its inaugural presentation, the exciting music duel has grown into a full-blown production, with Apple Music now offering high definition replays after episodes end.
Interestingly enough, as Timbo and Swizz reflected on the best Verzuz moments of the year, it was a pre-glamour battle that they recalled most fondly. During a recent interview on The Carlos Watson Show, the legendary producers and Verzuz co-founders were asked about the best moment and best performance. They agreed that the battle that deviated most from the usual theme was actually a favorite of theirs. The Memorial Day weekend battle between dancehall icons Bounty Killer and Beenie Man got a lot of love from Timbaland and Swizz Beatz after it ended, and it is still getting a lot of love now.
|Posted by Admin on January 15, 2021 at 7:15 AM||comments (3)|
Cardi B is set to make her big screen debut for a leading role.
Cardi B has landed her biggest TV role yet as she is cast in the lead role for an upcoming comedy movie. The Grammy-winning rapper has signed on to star in Assisted Living, a Paramount Pictures comedy as what seems like an acting career takes off. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper has hit the big screen before having made her acting debut in the movie Hustlers starring alongside Jennifer Lopez and others Cardi is also signed to another film F9 by Universal Pictures, which is set to drop May 28, 2021.
Assisted Living, according to the film house, is described as a hilarious comedy with “tremendous heart” as it follows Cardi B’s character Amber, a small-time crook who finds herself in over her head when a heist goes wrong, Variety reported. While on the run from the police and her former crew, Amber struggles to find a safe place to hide. Without many options, she decides to disguise herself as an elderly woman and hides out where no one is likely to look for her- her estranged grandmother’s nursing home.
|Posted by Admin on January 14, 2021 at 7:30 AM||comments (0)|
Vybz Kartel and Aidonia have been beefing for years and are unlikely to make peace anytime soon.
Over the years, fans have continually been entertained by dancehall and the many clashes that have emerged. Some have been short-lived and resolved definitively. Others have endured and kept going. Dancehall veterans Beenie Man and Bounty Killer were once sworn enemies and now are close friends. Very little can ever be mentioned in dancehall without bringing up Vybz Kartel’s name. He’s dominated the genre for the better part of two decades, and in that time, he’s also had his share of feuds. Due to his lyrical skill, many have been quashed in no time. While many fans know about his ongoing disdain for Mavado, they may have forgotten his ongoing war with Aidonia has a deep past. This feud goes way back to the 2000s and ignited in the 2010s. For long periods of time, both artistes have nothing to say to each other, and then they reignite the war and trade blows.
The two dancehall heavy weights started taking shots at each other after Vybz Kartel left The Alliance in 2003 following a heated argument with leader Bounty Killer over creative differences. Soon after, Aidonia also split from the group, which is now predominately led by Mavado’s Gully Squad. Kartel went on to form Portmore Empire, also known as the Gaza Empire, which quickly became a household name in dancehall locally and overseas. It was during this time, in the mid-2000s, that he and Aidonia began drifting further apart, and verbal shots continued to being fired. Even though the two took shots at each other back and forth, it would be Aidonia who would call out Kartel in 2011. While their songs always had elements of shade, in an interview on YouTube, Aidonia lit the match when he questioned Kartel’s lyrical ability.
|Posted by Admin on January 12, 2021 at 7:20 AM||comments (1)|
Shenseea totally snapped in her new freestyle and earned some fire emojis from one of the greatest female rappers of all time, Missy Elliot.
In the words of famed producer and rapper Missy Elliot, dancehall Rebel Shenseea “snapped” on her scorcher of a freestyle uploaded to her Youtube account mere hours ago. Shenseea had a sit down with her former labelmate Bishop Escobar where she was asked to deliver something before she headed out.
Her personal deejay was right on hand and provided the backing track for “Don’t Rush,” produced by English producer Grades for Young T & Bugsey featured Headie One. After taking a second to get herself comfortable with the track, she requested a rewind then began dropping bombs with every flick of her tongue.
Fans have been penning their favorite lines all through the comment section of the Youtube upload and below her promotional video on her Instagram account. The likes of Missy Elliot, Tarrus Riley, Ding Dong, Michael Rainey Jr., Shaneil Muir, Safaree, and Teejay all confessed to her demolition of the beat by the Interscope Records Signee. Teejay and Romeich of the Romeich Ent. Camp from which she hails should be extremely pleased about being mentioned in the biting lyrics.
|Posted by Admin on January 11, 2021 at 7:55 AM||comments (0)|
Vybz Kartel released the “Dirty John Crow” music video in tandem with his new EP Dancehall Royalty.
The first album of 2021 by dancehall mogul Vybz Kartel is available to listen to now. The deejay who has been promoting the project all week, released a music video for one of the tracks from the EP titled “Dirty John Crow”. The Sikka Rymes-assisted track is an upbeat jam with a hardcore delivery of sexually explicit rhymes.
“Mi jus roll down yuh panty so gently / Set yuh pon yuh belly watch yuh p***y looking at me / So mi force up mi c***y till it buck inna yuh belly,” Kartel deejays on the new track.
The music video has a dark undertone with Sikka Rymes appearing as a seemingly devious priest. In the opening scene, the deejay arrives holding a lit candle and accompanied by an eerie group of women who are scantily-clad in full black and fishnet stockings.
The make-up and costume design likened the video vixens to the devil’s spawns and it seems Sikka Rymes is the leader. A hearse serves as a prop in one morbid scene where they mysteriously approach a black casket. Alas, the mood abruptly changes as the women soon begin to gyrate their rumps and perform provocative dances while giving the camera sultry looks – something a bit more typical of Vybz Kartel visuals.
Dancehall Royalty features four other tracks: “Titanium Steel”, “My Own World”, “Popular” and “Yea You”. In addition to Sikka Rymes, Renee 6:30, Likkle Addi, and Likkle Vybz all guest star on the project. As Vybz Kartel announced to fans around midnight when he dropped off the new visuals, the EP is now available in digital stores including Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and more.