Dancehall Now Episode 31 and Top Rated 8 Dancehall Countdown


This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for September 29, 2009 featuring the very latest dancehall music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

This episode includes the Top Rated Eight at 8 Countdown which broadcasts weekly on the Dancehall Now Radio Show (Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on Da Flava Radio.

Dancehall Now is in keeping with Highlanda Sound’s stated mission to entertain and promote reggae music world wide. This show may contain language that may be considered by some to be offensive. Views expressed by artists and guests on this show are not necessarily shared or endorsed by Highlanda Sound.

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1 I’m Yours (Remix) – Jason Mraz, Jah Cure, Lil Wayne
2 If He Wanna – Queen Latifah featuring Serani
3 Therapy – Gramps Morgan featuring India Arie
4 I’m In Love With You – Charly Blacks
5 Turn Mi On – Charly Blacks featuring Pretty Kitty
6 Fly High – Shaggy featuring Gary Nesta Pine
7 I Need You – Jah Vinci
8 Informa – Elephant Man
9 People – Elephant Man
10 Keep Your Friendship – Mr. Vegas
11 Gyal Til Me Dead – Assassin
12 Mi Closet – Spice
13 Glue – Elephant Man
14 She Loves Me – Turbulence

Top Rated 8 Countdown – 9/29/2009

1   SO FINE                            SEAN PAUL
2   You’ll Never Find            Jah Cure
3   Mockingbird                            Mavado
4   Holiday Inn                        Terry Linen
5   Come Breed Me                    Vybz Kartel/Gaza Indu
6   A Thousand Miles Away        Ras Penco
7   Couple Up                T.O.K
8   Hold On To What You’ve Got      Richie Stephens

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Nas – The Greatest Rapper Alive

When I heard what Nas was planning to call his new release initially I though to myself, “I have to hear the entire thing before I formulate an opinion, because ‘Hip Hop is Dead’ was a modern-day classic.”  I had to give Mr. Jones the benefit of the doubt. 

Watch as NAS rocks the Roxy for a free MySpace Release Show for his true fans. Lining up as early as midnight the night before for a chance to see one of the BEST shows MySpace has thrown.

Now to all the critics I can safely say:
(and I welcome you to comment on this whether you agree with me or not)

With the release of the controversial album, Untitled, Nas has stepped up to the plate and delivered once again with an album to top the last.  In doing so he also tops the rest of the Hip Hop world as well.  The Untitled Release is essentially conscious hip hop, which hasn’t been popular since the early 90s with groups like Public Enemy (what happened Flavor Flav…?), X-Clan, and Queen Latifah.  His finest work since he debuted in 1992 with Illmatic, this new album is an essential piece of any true Hip Hop lover’s collection and in my opinion one of the most important records to have come out to date.

Thought provoking debates with social and political commentary are argued with clever word play and a revolutionary tone.  Solid beats accompanied by masterful rhymes that tackle the issues we all face today.  As a connoisseur of reggae music with its universal message I can relate to what Nas is kicking and say the release Untitled is officially TOP RATED.

And a word all artists and those who aspire to reach audiences in the musical arena I encourage you.  Dare to take a stance.  Say something!! Stand for something!!  We are here to teach and to share our divine gifts with the world, not to mislead and waste our freedom of speech.