Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ray Sytes does T-Pain

He isn't #1 but he is far from being last, so check him out!

My name is Ray Sytes and I'm coming out soon with an album called "Guyanese Pride".Its a hip hop album that celebrates my caribbean heritage and also displays the hip hop culture. Recently I enetered a contest for T-Pain and made my own version of his song, pleasetake a listen to the song as i give props to guyana. Would you be kind enough to postmy link where other guyanese can listen and vote for the song.

My song on the T-Pain contest -

My music page -
http://www.myspace. com/sytesmusic
Thank you for your time, your ear and consideration.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

My Accolade picks!

So the Accolade Awards is tonight...I tried to get it all together but excel wouldn't behave. Some day when I have nothing better to do I will fix it... for now this is what we gotta work with!

Category Nominee Song (where
Chutney Artist of the Year (Male) Rajesh
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Terry Gajraj Yes I.  He did his thing in this period.
DJ Prakz Dj Prakz -
Never!! The most unimaginative artist ever.
Chutney Artist of the Year
This space was left blank intentionally Well I really don't pay attention to female chutney artists!
None of them have made any impact on me.
Sexy Sarah
Kerida Ali
Queen Yasmin
Chutney Album of the Year El
Stupidy The
song was cool but I've never even seen the whole album
Terry Gajraj Larki Terry Gajraj -
Anil Azeez In Jesus meh
can’t die
Best Groovy Soca Single (Male) Clifton
Adolphus (Passion)
Dutchin/Jumo Primo (X2) Tic Tack
Adrian Dutchin/Jumo Primo (X2) Tic Tack 
Wilbur Levans (Lilman) Wine & touch
yuh toe
Mark Batson (Harmony) Anaconda  
Best Groovy Soca Single (Female) Michelle
King     (Big Red)
I. This song just did it for me.  It's
international now. Very well put together production
Shellon Garraway (Shelly G) Touch Me  
Cyd Hooper Linkin  
Soca Single of the Year Osley
Hopkinson (Spider)
me see
Adrian Dutchin/Jumo Primo (X2) Tic Tack It's
everywhere, yes Adrian and Jumo, Tic Tack is now a classic.
Cyd Hooper Linkin  
Best Soca Album Solo, Duo or
Garraway (Shelly G)
Online Shellon
Garraway (Shelly G)
John Drepaul (Sling Shot) Pirates  
Homer Bowen (Mischievous Guys) Soca Explosion  
Best Reggae Single First
Irits Very
Close 2nd.
Mortimer Softley (Natural Black) Far from reality Yes I. Most
Clifford Charles (Alabama) Dem don’t care  
Ian Corbin (FOJO)/ Lil African 2 can play that
Best Soca Compilation Burchmore
til ya drop: Koction
Ian Corbin (FOJO) Eveready   
Osley Hopkinson (Spida) Bhoom Drop  
Artist of the Year Adrian
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Tamika Marshall  
Charmine Blackman  
Marlon Webster (Malo)  
Michelle King (Big Red)  
Reggae Artist of the Year Solo,
Duo, Group
Corbin (FOJO)
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Clifford Charles (Alabama)  
First Born  
Mortimer Softleigh (Natural Black) Mortimer
Softleigh (Natural Black)
Best Jazz Album Trevor
No knowledge of this category.
Colgrain White Gospel according
to steel
Keith Waithe Diverse Canopy
Gospel Artist of the Year (Male) Sean
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Eddie Neblett Eddie Neblett
Solid Youth -  
Anil Azeez  
Kester Dean  
Gospel Artist of the Year
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Cherilyn Maloney
Christine Canterberry
Single of the Year
Edward Neblett Love and Unity Edward Neblett
Anil Azeez In Jesus meh
can’t die
Cherlyn Maloney Don’t give up  
R&B Artist of the Year Ian
Cobin (FOJO)
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he considered a R&B Artist?
Adrian Dutchin  
Tamika Marshall  
Charmaine Blackman  
Best Calypso Artist of the Year
Phillips (Rebel)
This space was left blank intentionally I don't listen calypso so but Rebel always did
his thing back in the day.
Vivian Jordan (VJ)
Malcolm Corrica (Lord Canary) 
Young Bill Rogers
Calypso Artist of the Year
Goliath (Lady Tempest)
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Calypso Stella -  
Sweet Monique  
Best Hip Hop Rap Artist of the
Braithwaite (JB)
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Tamika Lewis (ICE)  
Band of the Year Mingles
Sound Machine
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El Sadiek Band  
Mischievous Guys  
Yoruba Singers  
Producer of the Year Kerwyn
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Burchmore Simon  
Bonny Alves  
Ian Johnson  
Wally Fraser  
Ian Corbin (FOJO) Ian Corbin
Danley Major  
Media Personality Print Mondale
Cheryl Springer   Stabroek News  
Simeon Corbin Gem Magazine  
Neil Marks Guyana Chronicle  
Media Personality Electronic   GT.
been there before all of them.
Media Personality Radio Malcolm
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Rudy Grant  
Ian Johnson  
Media Personality TV Ian
Basil Bradshaw Wake Up Guyana  
Maria – 102    
Best New Artist Tamika
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Shellon Garraway (Shelly G) I like Tamika
but Shellon Garraway (Shelly G) does her thing!
Ian Corbin (FOJO)  
Celeste David  
Mark Batson (Harmony)  
Best Music Video (Producer) Bonny
Music Media Separate  
KKR Crew Koction Rhythm
Bonny Alves Don’t disrespect
Song of the Year Adrian
Dutchin/Jumo Primo X2
Tamika Marshal Separate  
Charmine Blackman Don’t disrespect
Michelle King (Big Red) Guyanese wine Michelle King
(Big Red)
First Born ` Irits  
Studio of the Year Burchmore
Ian Corbin (FOJO) Platinum  
Bonny Alves Signal Sounds  
Walter Fraser Vision Sounds  
Danley Major Kingdom Friends  
Album of the Year First
Natural Black Far From Reality Natural Black
Michelle King (Big Red) Red Passion  
Shellon Garraway (Shelly G) Online  
Various artistes Wine till yuh
Entertainer of the Year Jumo
Primo (Rubber waist)
This space was left blank intentionally Jumo
Primo (Rubber waist)
James Yhap (X Factor)  
Habeeb Khan  
Henry Rodney  
Best Reggae Album of the Year First
Bonny Alves Nice you up  
Natural Black Far from reality Natural Black
Songwriter of the Year Adrian
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Bonny Alves  
Tamika Marshall  
Ian Corbin (FOJO)  
Michelle King (Big Red)  
Firstborn Firstborn
Best Collaboration Ian
Corbin/Shellon Garraway
First Born and Natural Black Jah Blessing First Born and
Natural Black
Adrian Dutchin  & Jumo Primo Crazy  
DJ Recognition Award DJ
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DJ Antsman  
Selector Face  
DJ Breeze  
DJ Kerwyn  
Rocky Carew  
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Music: Natural Black- Just like in the movies

This video is well put together and thought out, but I wish that it was made in Guyana and he had said "sweet sweet Guyana turn to little Hollywood" cause if you read the headlines in the daily news, it seems like something straight out of a movie..

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pamela the Diva for Accolade Awards

Pamela the Diva, goes to Guyana!! I hope they have a special 1/2 segment just for her to perform because once she starts singing, she does not want to stop. I also hope they have a special manicurist(flown in fron China) for those nails!!!

Must go dig up video footage of PA--MEL--A.

Arrowhead Promotions, Thursday, November 6, 2008, Press Release –

As a hit artiste of the 70's whose sensational voice still resonates with thousands of music lovers, Pamela Maynard's presence at Accolade – The Music Awards of Guyana will guarantee no one is lost, lonely and helpless.

Pamela's homecoming is filled with anxiety not only because of her endorsement of the Accolade but also for those who recall her versatility in most areas of popular black music including reggae, soul r&b, jazz, calypso and soca. She await the moment almost with impatience like every other Guyanese who looks forward to this magnificent big night, bringing together celebrities in an appropriate variety of disciplines to take the audience through fever pitch, nerve-hitting excitement.

Pamela is a talented Caribbean diva with a vocal range and expression to make an immediate and lasting impression on all manners of different audiences around the world. Unlike other acts fresh to the UK and European markets, Pamela has extensive professional experience in music.

Born in Georgetown she is the daughter of Guyanese singer/songwriter Mavis Maynard, who wrote Pamela's debut hit Lost, Lonely and Helpless. She performed alongside
Eddy Grant at a memorable show in their hometown. Pamela was still attending school at that time and was already singing at parties and functions at the age of five. Since her father also ran a local sound system her knowledge and love for music was built on rock solid foundation, and her in-depth familiarity with the classics never failed to surprise the assorted bandleaders and galaxy of big name acts she would later sing within years to come.

After leaving school in 1976, she joined the army where she sang for visiting dignitaries such as Fidel Castro. She also represented Guyana at song festivals and from the age of 15 sand lead and backing vocals with Yoruba Singers and then Sid and the Slickers.

Pamela will be accompanied to Guyana by her Manager Ira Lewis who shares an amazing sense of optimism, anxiety and readiness. They are part of a larger overseas contingent of outstanding Guyanese musicians, young fresh talents, regional and international entertainment media are in the ready mode to fill the coveted slots for international participants.

Pamela promises to be the 'stunner' among those of her epoch and the fresh new line-up of contemporary talents, from her red carpet appearance to every other aspect of her involvement in sustaining a blissful mood as her tribute to the Awards Show.

a lazy moment

I'm having a lazy moment, I just don't feel the excitement for this blog like months ago...

I have a list of my picks for the accolade award for a month now and i just don't have the energy to put it all together...

I'm inviting someone as passionate as I am about Guyanese music/musicans to help contribute to the blog....

Friday, November 7, 2008

I wouldn 't be human

If I didn't mention that Barack H. Obama will be the next president of the United States of America. He'll be the African American president, in the truest sense being an offspring of a Kenyan and still having relatives on the African Continent.

Obama - President
Electoral Votes: 364
Popular Votes: 65,293,083
Electoral Votes: 162
Popular Votes: 57,325,487

A proud day for most black people, some are still self hating.

When will Guyana have free and fair elections without incident?

I have to inject music into this: my favorite Obama song