Top Lyricists | Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 91

This is episode number 91 of the Reggae Lover Podcast with the top lyricists of Reggae music today.

The selection features 20 lyrically potent songs. The concept was a suggestion by Kris Richards, a visual and graphic artist who enjoys listening to this podcast while he creates his art. He created the original artwork for this episode.  Visit @iandidea on IG to see Kris Richards’ magnificent works. A big shout out and thank you to Kris, representing Jamaica and the ATL. So far his feedback is that this mix is too short, and he has requested a part 2. I’m cool with it. I’ll go ahead and mix up a series of lyricist-based podcast episodes.

This mix keeps your head bobbing all the way through. If you came to the end and thought “wait… what… it’s over already?” then I know you will come back for more. Meanwhile, you have to go back and listen to this wordplay and these metaphors. Lyrics are layered with symbolism in the songs, especially those by Kabaka Pyramid. You have to go back and listen again to extract the true meaning.

Rebellious Nature by Agent Sasco kicked it off. Wicked Man by Busy Signal, Wadada by Jesse Royal and Kabaka Pyramid‘s Global Warning complete the intro. Listen to Can’t Breathe, Well Done, and also Liberal Opposer by Kabaka. He also features on The Flame with Proteje. Koffee, the 17-year-old sensation, makes her mark on Burning.

Proteje‘s creativity is on display with the one called Criminal and also Truth and Rights. Over Damian Marley’s On the Corner Riddim, you hear Chronixx with Ghetto People. Busy Signal’s Survival from the Return Riddim by Jukebox Productions adds to the vibe. Love Is All I Bring, the new Spragga Benz tune from Sting International fits in well. I was able to squeeze in 1999’s Wha Yuh Say Star which got left off of the Spragga Benz podcast.

Damian Marley flows on The Master Has Come Back and Road to Zion featuring Nas off the Welcome to Jamrock album. In the next edition of the lyrical opposer mix, you’re going to hear some more from Vybz Kartel. I’ll also bring it very current with 2018 material from these and other new artists.

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Thank you to the listeners who have added ratings and reviews on iTunes. Shouts out to my very lovely wife who has been binge listening via the podcast app on her new iPhone. I’m honored to have you listen to my podcast. It’s all about us reggae lovers. We have to continue to spread the culture. I focus on the reality I want to see which is positivity. Positive energy and momentum arise from reggae music.

Shout out to my family at WRFG 89.3FM ATL. I’ll be dropping by the Global Drumbeat and Riot Radio shows this week to spread the word about Reggae Lover. I’m gonna drop 2 crazy guest DJ sets live on the air. I’ll be talking about the podcast because I want more people to tune in as we build this movement. I’m inspiring and healing people with reggae.

Look out for the episodes coming up where I’ll be chopping it up with guests learn when, where, why and how they fell in love with reggae. Diving into some of the stories will be lots of fun and I’m so very excited about that.

Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts and get a shout out on the next episode. Have any questions, comments, or feedback? I love to get requests and suggestions. I want to hear what you are interested in hearing. Hit me up. I will those mixes lined up for you. Get your own custom mix right here on the Reggae Lover podcast and be a part of the show. Thank you for listening. Keep your head up – keep it positive. Until next time, One love.

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Bulby York - Renowned live & studio engineer, producer from Kingston Jamaica. Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, Shabba Ranks, Jimmy Cliff, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Madonna, Michael Franti, UB40, Sinead 'O Connor, Sly&Robbie...

How to make a strong career as a music producer/engineer

Producer and engineer Bulby York rallies Jamaican superstars – Beres Hammond, Bounty Killer, Agent Sasco (Assassin), Lee “Scratch” Perry, Jesse Royal, Maxi Priest, Cherine, Sizzla, Busy Signal, Lutan Fyah and more – for his debut album “Epic & Ting,” released May 13, 2016 on VP Records.

Epic & Ting Album Cover

Epic & Ting Album Cover

Bulby’s sound spans multiple genres – merging reggae, dancehall, dub and EDM into a style of his own. The project has consistently been receiving spins on BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Capital XTRA & much more!

As one of Jamaica’s most in-demand studio men, the Kingston-born producer has put his touch on signature dancehall records by Sean Paul, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man and also worked with the who’s who of pop music, including No Doubt, Rihanna, Britney Spears and Madonna. After years of bringing other people’s projects to life, Bulby now has a masterpiece he can call his own in Epic & Ting.

Download “Epic & Ting”: http://smarturl.it/EpicAndTing

Essential Reggae Riddims that Originated at Studio One

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studio1_Sir Coxsone Dodd‘s legacy is large and in charge here at the Reggae Lover Podcast. This episode was created to feed the demand for more Studio 1 sounds. Listen for remakes of foundation riddims like Far East, Boops, Entertainment, Love Bump, and more.

Playlist:

1 Wayne Wonder – Can’t Test Highlanda (dub plate)
2 Lady Ann – Informer
3 Yami Bolo – The Father Vex And Strike Back
4 Robert French – Meet Me By The River
5 Icho Candy – Selassie I
6 Tristan Palmer – Entertainment
7 Amazin Papa G (R.B.I Crew) – Miss Good Looking (dub plate)
8 White Mice – True Love
9 Andrew Bell – Listen To The Words (dubplate)
10 Mikey Melody – Highlanda A Big Bad Sound (dubplate)
11 Johnny Slaughter – Confusion
12 Gregory Isaacs – Lead Me
13 Cocoa TeaRikers Island
14 Sanchez featuring Bounty Killer – Searching
15 J.C. Lodge – Love Rewind
16 Maxi Priest – Bonafied Love
17 Sanchez – Rearrange My Live
18 Gregory Isaacs – Greedy For You Love
19 Singing Melody featuring Mad Cobra – Your Wish
20 Busy Signal – Dem Nuh Care
21 Busy Signal – Dat Me Love
22 Romain Virgo – Live Mi Life

New Music with a Message from The Leaders of The Reggae Revival

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Buck The System with Word Sound Power (2014)

Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 32 – The Neo Roots Reggae Revival

This episode contains 40 of today’s most powerful songs recorded by Jamaican artists. These are songs of revolution, freedom cries, and warrior chants from the artists that currently carry the reggae banner including Protoje, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, and Kabaka Pyramid.

Listen for songs from Etana’s new album “I Rise,” Jah9’s new album “New Name,” and I-Octane’s “My Journey,” all featured in this episode.  Please support these artists by purchasing their music.

Playlist:

1 Kabaka Pyramid and Chronixx – Ghetto Blues
2 Jah9 – New Name
3 Etana – Stepping Out Of Babylon
4 Torch – Blazing
5 Shuga – Freedom
6 Busy Signal – Nah Follow Dem
7 Mr. Perfect – Awake
8 Lutan Fyah – Rebel Warrior
9 Jah9 – Imagine
10 Kabaka Pyramid ft. Masicka – Choppinz
11 Lutan Fyah – Sorry Fi Dem
12 Chronixx – Judgement
13 Chronixx – Capture Land
14 Jah9 – Intention
15 Tarrus Riley & Kabaka Pyramid – Fly Di Gate
16 Zebi Lion – Blaze Again
17 Kelissa – Sellassie I Way
18 Shuga – Ebony
19 Etana – I Rise
20 Jesse Royal – Muddy Road
21 I-Octane – Blood A Go Run
22 Pressure ft. Chronixx – Africa Redemption
23 Kabaka Pyramid – Global Warning
24 Cherine – Wah Dat Fah
25 Chronixx – I Am Chronixx
26 Shuga – Bun Dem Down
27 Iba Mahr – Red Fire
28 Chronixx – Capitalist
29 Tasha T – Bed of Fire
30 I-Octane – Babylon
31 I-Octane ft. Ky-Mani Marley – A Yah Wi Deh
32 Kabaka Pyramid – Never Gonna Be A Slave
33 Historyman – Fire Fe The Heathen
34 Bugle – Real Soldier (I Want Jah)
35 Iba Mahr – Let Jah Lead The Way
36 Chronixx – Warrior
37 Exco Levi – Ready to Revolute
38 I-Octane – Jah Jah Warrior
39 Chronixx – Di Youth Dem
40 Jah9 ft. Protoje – Legitimate

Ragga Ragga Ragga is Back With the 2014 Edition

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The annual dancehall compilation from Greensleeves features the latest raw and X-rated tunes that are bubbling in the clubs and heating up the streets. This year’s installment includes hits from Spice, Vybz Kartel, I-Octane, Alkaline, Busy Signal and more.  Download Ragga Ragga Ragga 2014 now!

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Various Artists – Ragga Ragga Ragga 2014 – Artwork

WATCH Ragga Ragga Ragga 2014 cover girl and dancehall queen Miss Likkle Bit show her skills on the featured track Spice’s “So Mi Like It.” 

 

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The Top Rated 8 Dancehall/Reggae Countdown (10-9-13)

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This podcast episode from the syndicated show ‘Da Music Vault’ with Kahlil Wonda features The International Top Rated 8 Dancehall/Reggae Countdown for the week of 10-9-2013.

DOWNLOAD or LISTEN now.

8 – Love Yourself   Mr. Vegas First Name
7 – Dye Dye – Macka Diamond – Lock City Records/Truckback
6 – Redlight – Eddie Murphy/Scoop Lion – Electric Ave Records
5 – Watch Out For This – Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal,The Flexican & F.S. Green – Secretly Canadian/Mad Decent Production
4 – Call Angola – Jah Bouks – Sunizes Entertainment
3 – Convertible – Vybz Kartel – UIM Records
2 – Other Side of Love – Sean PaulAtlantic Records
1 – HERE COMES TROUBLE – CHRONIXX – OVERSTAND RECORDS

 

The Top Rated 8 Dancehall Reggae Countdown 10-2-13

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Here is the latest podcast of the international “Top Rated 8 Dancehall Reggae Countdown” featuring the top 8 reggae and dancehall songs of the week.  Chronixx-Tuko-Rada-peace-concert-Nairobi-Kenya

8 – Smile Jamaica – Chronixx – Silky Walks Records
7 – At The Top (Just Us) – Mavado – Armzhouse Records
6 – Call Angola – Jah Bouks -Sunizes Entertainment
5 – Watch Out For This – Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal, The Flexican & F.S. Green – Secretly Canadian/Mad Decent Production
4 – Convertible – Vybz Kartel – UIM Records
3 – I AM…I SAID – MIKEY SPICE -JOE FRASER RECORDS
2 – Other Side Of Love – Sean PaulAtlantic Records
1 – HERE COMES TROUBLE – CHRONIXX- OVERSTAND RECORDS

Listen to the Top Rated 8 Dancehall Reggae Countdown 10-2-13 Podcast.

Download the Top Rated 8 Dancehall Reggae Countdown 10-2-13 MP3 file.

Listen live to the “Top Rated 8 Dancehall Reggae Countdown” each Wednesday on Da Music Vault with Kahlil Wonda 6-9pm ET on Daflavaradio.com.

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‘The Top Rated 8′ Dancehall Reggae Weekly Countdown (8/13/13)

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I have the exclusive honor of presenting to you ‘The Top Rated 8′ Dancehall Reggae Weekly Countdown.  Catch this segment of Dancehall Now, your modern dancehall 101 show, live every Tuesday at 8pm EST on Daflavaradio.com.

‘Fight This Feeling’ performed by Shaggy featuring Beres Hammond is still sitting comfortably in the #1 spot with Belizean reggae singer,  FIGHT THIS FEELING - SHAGGY FEAT. BERES HAMMOND ElJai, moving up to the runner-up spot.  Chronixx once again has two entries on the countdown with ‘Smile Jamaica’ making a re-entry at #6.
Without further delay here are the top rated 8 reggae and dancehall songs internationally this week.  Watch the official music videos here and click the song titles to download.

1 –  Fight This Feeling – SHAGGY feat. BERES HAMMOND – RANCH ENT

2 –  For You – Eljai – Jah Mix Ent/VPAL

 

3 –  Easy to Love – Maxi Priest – Fat eyes/Bulby

 4 –  Fi Di Jockey – Aidonia – Di Genius

5 – Watch Out For This – Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal, The Flexican & F.S. Green – Secretly Canadian/Mad Decent Production

6 –  Smile Jamaica – Chronixx – Silly Walks Discotheque

7 –  Gimme Likkle One Drop – Tarrus Riley – Chimney rec

 

8 –  Behind Curtain – Chronixx – Zinc Fence Records

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Introducing “Dub Rockers” a new Various Artists compilation

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“Dub Rockers,” is a new compilation that pairs American based reggae bands with Jamaican reggae vocalists. Bridging the gap and highlighting the similarities between the two scenes. The bond is the music and sharing the universal message of One Love.

Check out the video for “Only Man In The World” by Anuhea and Tarrus Riley

Also check out this article from Billboard Magazine about “Dub Rockers.”

Busy Signal: Incomparable Talent

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Busy Signal the Hott Ed leader is back with his new EP, Incomparable Talent.

Busy Signal the Hott Ed leader is back with his new EP, Incomparable Talent.‘Incomparable Talent’ will be available in stores July 2013.