Posts Tagged ‘Beenie Man’
Beenie Man does what he does, again and again.
Check the visuals below….
Norman Manley with a group of children celebrating Jamaica’s Independence ca. 1962, via.
For those who don’t know, 50 years ago today Jamaica became an independent nation after more than 300 years of British rule.
While the contribution of Jamaica and it’s people to the world are countless, there’s no better way to celebrate the occasion with its music.
Thankfully, the folks of British sound system the Heatwave are up to the task. Check out their mix below, 5 Million Rewinds, via HLS…
Jack it up selector! The Heatwave cram the biggest UK hits to come out of Jamaica into one crazy mix: 50 years + 83 tunes x 73 minutes = approximately five million rewinds. These songs have been pulled up, wheeled, rewound and replayed literally MILLIONS of times – in bedrooms, house parties, blues dances, nightclubs and raves throughout the UK.
To celebrate 50 years of Jamaican independence, The Heatwave’s quickfire insanity-inducing DJ style is applied to half a century’s worth of classic tracks. 50 years of Jamaican sounds hyping UK ravers. How many times will you rewind this mix?
Not to be outdone, Mr. Vegas has assembled an all-star group of djs for a remix of his hit “Sweet Jamaica.” Check out the video below….
Happy 50th Birthday Jamaica! Sweet Jamaica” just got alot more flavor. “Sweet Jamaica”, has a whole new set of names attached to it and an all star video to prove it.
Joining Mr Vegas, Shaggy and Josey Wales on “The Voices of Sweet Jamaica” is Shaggy’s fellow Grammy winner, Beenie Man, rising star Christopher Martin, foundation deejay U-Roy and dancehall super group T.O.K. , as well as the ‘good’ gyal Ce’Cile and international performer Barrington Levy. When you add in Tony Curtis and Singing Melody (one half of Jamaica’s favorite harmony group, LUST) as well as Marcia Griffiths, Cocoa Tea, Freddie McGregor and Leroy ‘Heptones’ Sibbles the “The Voices of Sweet Jamaica” are a virtual who’s who of the nation’s musical legacy.
Beenie called into Walshy’s latest show to speak on music and life.
Check out the audio below…
Via Large Up…
This one is a boomshot! LargeUp’s hustler-in-chief DJ Gravy has combined forces with New York City streetwear shop Boundless NY (Check our recent webisode on their skate team) and Boundless’ own DJ Teddy King for what is sure to be an instant classic in the reggae mixtape world. Back In Time lives up to its title, combining crucial 90?s hiphop and reggae remixes with Rice & Peas microphone don dada Micro Don playing host in traditional “live” mixtape style. Some may say many of these artists were in their prime during this era, with deejays like Cutty Ranks, Capleton, Beenie Man, Spragga Benz, Lexxus, Shaggy & Rayvon, Bounty Killer, Mega Banton and Super Cat all bringing their A-game on timeless cuts like “Wings Of The Morning,” “Ghetto Red Hot,” “Holla,” “Big Up,” “Cellular Phone,” “Sound Boy Killing,” “Living Condition” and more. Being the veteran selectors and aficionados that they are, Gravy and Teddy also made sure to cut up strictly vinyl for the recording of this mix. Can’t forget to big up man like Herbert Spliffington and James Farsetta on the original 90?s 12? style artwork as well, easily some of the wickedest art for a mixtape I can remember, way too bad.
Download the mix here: DJ Gravy x DJ Teddy King – ‘Back In Time’ Mix.
Various tunes that I’ve been stacking to share with the people. Check out the goodness below…
Busy Signal – “Spliff Tale” (via…)
Mr. Vegas – “Ghetto Girls” (via…)
Mavado & Vado – “M.O.V.A.D.O.” (via…)
Ricky Blaze feat. Jim Jones & Nicki Minaj – “Feel Free” (via…)
Vybz Kartel – “Dancehall Hero” (via…)
Stephen Marley & Jr. Gong – “Jah Army” (via…)
Busy Signal – “Get Outta My Way” (via…)
Kardinal Offishall – “The Anthem” (via…)
Jah Cure featuring Rick Ross & Mavado – “Like I See It” (via…)
Sizzla – “Reaching Out” (via…)
Pressure – “Last Night” (via…)
Beenie Man – “Out & Clean” (via…)
Serani & Tony Matterhorn “Again & Again” (via…)
Check out a few videos and links to download after the jump…
Carnival is right around the corner…this should set the mood.
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Beenie Man’s latest video feature two song Jamaican Party and Dancehall Nuh Dead Yet with a guest appearance from Camar.