Roots!! Roots!! Strike Gold Music just released the Gold Rush Riddim, and it couldn't be sweeter music to my ears! They really brought it back with this one -- Lutan Fyah, Midnite, Fantan Mojah, and Natural Back are just a few artists that kill it on this riddim. It makes me reminiscent to years past when more quality roots riddims were like this -- simple and hard hitting. Check out Jah-T Jr's riddim mix below for the full show of artists.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Chris Martin just dropped a new 5-track EP, Stepping Razor. It's a quick compilation of mainly previously released tracks, but if there's ever an excuse to listen to Chris Martin, I'll take it. And he's surprisingly able to bounce around between dancehall, pop, and roots/culture seemlessly throughout the small sample of tunes. Go and check out the full EP here.
Here's a big track from Protoje's album, Ancient Future: "Who Can You Call". In a time when conscious lyrics seem to be left behind in the music industry, it is amazing to hear Protoje continue to deliver his message.
And do you think that with the last breath that you take
you'll be sitting thinking bout the money that you made.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Really sick short film titled CAPTURE LAND by Nabil Elderkin inspired by the words of the late Nelson Mandela, and the song 'Capture Land' by Jamaican artist Chronixx. The film was was shot in early November 2014 in Port Royal, Kingston - Jamaica. Presented by Montblanc, Capture Land was made as part of The Power of Words series. In partnership with the Tribeca Film Institute and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, this initiative inspires filmmakers to explore the written legacy of influential figures as a source of story and using film as a tool of education. Solid film. Great to see music intermixing more and more with film.