Fast rising dancehall star, Tommy Lee has remixed his hit song, ‘Psycho’ escalating the Olympics fever. The overnight sensation has been getting tremendous feedback from his massive online fan base as the song leaked online. The track titled, ‘Bolt Psycho Remix’ is dedicated solely to the fastest man on the planet. The lyrics describe the insanity of the Olympic record holder’s phenomenal talent. “Usain Bolt you a run from yu heart, with bay badness backadat” , Tommy Lee rhymes on the new remix. The artiste is elated to be able to pay tribute to his favourite track star with his current hit track. “Bolt is a true champion you zi mi, so we have to highlight him, a bay badness him a deal with on the track.” Tommy continued to say that Team Jamaica was representing, on the international stage, extremely well, especially being a small island. A second remix for the team was done to commend their success via the chart topper, ‘Some Bwoy’.
Twenty five years deep, 12 albums strong, the Grammy-nominated reggae pop star will unleash his first album in six years, ‘My Way’, available in early Fall on his own label,Singso Music. Recorded in his primary residency of Florida, as well his native country of Jamaica, Kingston meets Miami on this 14-track opus of tropical pop anthems and sexy club bangers. ‘My Way’ features guest vocals from Shaggy on ‘Don’t Say No’ and R&B sensation Mya on ‘If I Ever’. While Wonder breathes new life to his sound, he stays true to his signature blend of irresistible island rhythms, catchy hooks and flawless vocals. This is the winning formula that catapulted him to the national spotlight in 2003: earning him a live performance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and a MOBO Award for Best New Reggae Artist, one of year’s biggest hits “No Letting Go” peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and a GRAMMY nomination for Best Reggae Album on ‘No Holding Back’.
Dancehall artiste Bugle has released a mixed tape entitled ‘Psalms’. The project which features 43 tracks is a journey through the artiste’s decorated career. In a release to the media, Bugle whose real name is Roy Thompson said there was some significance to the title of the project.”I think Psalms is one of the most informative chapters of the Bible so, based on the content of this mix tape, I chose the word ‘Psalms’ as the title”, Bugle explained.‘Psalms’ was produced by Sean ‘Razz’ Cousley from the turntable/selecting duo of Razz and Biggy. Feedback to Psalms has been quite overwhelming. “The feedback has been positive and the fans enjoy the tracks that they hear. They have been asking me about my album so I just wanted to give them something to keep their ears in gear until they get the official album and to let them know that my standard of music hasn’t dropped,” Bugle explained.
Dynamic Duo RDX has always managed to keep their fans and music lovers breathless with their high tempo music and energy filled entertainment. Since their explosion on the scene with mega hit ‘Bend Over’, they instantly followed with more hits such as ‘Dance’, ‘Everybody Dance’, ‘Daggering’ and summer party anthem ‘Summer Slap Weh’ amongst others. The group has always gone beyond the call of their musical duties to not just deliver music but also entertain. RDX has added another hit song to their collection. Their single JUMP released a little over two months ago has been in heavy rotation and with the release of the video has only added more fuel to the top of the charts. ‘Jump’ has become RDX’s 6th chart topping single and is now, according to several of Jamaica’s entertainment charts, the number one song and video. The ‘Jump’ video has collectively acquired over one million views on YouTube and is also climbing the international charts. The single ‘Jump’ distributed by digital giants 21st Hapilos is available on itunes. RDX “Summa Slap Weh Tour” will be heading to Europe this week with stops in Italy, France and Germany.
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Jamaican dancehall artist Stein steams up the summer with the launch of his sleek new website, www.steinmusik.com. The official site is Stein’s direct link for media, bookings, radio and DJ drops, and dubplate requests. It also connects his audience directly with all his social sites. But mainly, the website offers up his catalog of music, with all songs titled and in one place, for the first time.Stein also recently shot the video for his latest single, ‘Wheel It Off’, produced by Chimney Records on their Money Box Riddim. The video is directed by Stein’s long-time video collaborator, Andre “Silence” Dixon, and is set against the tantalizing backdrop of Miami Beach, Florida. “I’ve been back in Jamaica recording music day and night for my debut album, ‘All Or Nothing’, due out early next year,” reveals Stein. “I took a brief break to shoot a video because sometimes you need the visuals in addition to radio support. So I’m trying to get my music out there to the fans, in every way I can.”
Internationally acclaimed rap star, Snoop Dogg has reinvigorated his career by morphing into a full-fledged ‘Lion’ and credits Reggae music’s greatest product for his transformation. Set to release his first Reggae album entitled ‘Reincarnated’, Snoop Lion has remodelled his musical approach in recent months; moving from the hardcore gangster raps he became renowned for into a more peaceful zone through efforts like ‘La LaLa’, the first single off Reincarnated. In a recent interview with MTV, Snoop Lion credited Reggae icon, Bob Marley as one of the pioneers who helped him change his musical style; also citing Beres Hammond, Peter Tosh. Gregory Isaacs and Bunny Wailer as inspirations that helped guide him towards forming his new persona. In fulfilling his mission to become a legitimate Reggae presence, Snoop Lion travelled to Jamaica after receiving a blessing from Bob Marley’s son, Rohan Marley. During his trip to Jamaica, he recorded material for ‘Reincarnated’ while also recording footage for a documentary focused on the Rastafari Movement.
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Hip News Artiste For This Week Is Voicemail! Courtney Mac a feature the latest track from the The Dancehall Group, the track is called ‘She Loves me for me’. The song has been doing extremely well overseas. A line in the song says: “She loves me for me there’s a greater feeling there when she touch me. I can not ask for more. For me, there’s a greater feeling there when she touch me”. The song is featured on the Cardiac Strings Riddim , Big up Voicemail unuh find a big song again.
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Rihanna is the new celebrity queen of social networking. The navy captain landed on the top of Forbes list of social networking superstars due to her powerful social media presence. The rankings were calculated by adding Facebook and Twitter followers for various celebs. RihRih reigned supreme with 23.8 million Twitter followers and 59.6 million Facebook fans. Lady Gaga came in at number two with 28 million Twitter followers and 53 million Facebook fans. The Bajan pop star is known for speaking her mind through her tweets, and sparing none a smart remark. See u in the next issue of The North Coast Times, hip safe and party safe, Courtney Mac a seh safe travel pon di gravel, Keep in touch with Hip news at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org contact The North Coast Times by email at the email@example.com or log on to our website northcoasttimesjamaica.com.