Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

It's T-I-M-E-K-A!

So, Ms. Marshall's video with Busy Signal is premiering tonight on Jamaican tv, so youtube should have it in a few days or maybe by tomorrow.

Anyway, this is an interview in Kaieteur News with Busy Signal, in which he praises her talent.

The other side of Busy Signal - ‘Timeka is image and talent rolled up in one’

The name Busy Signal is taking the Caribbean reggae and dance hall music scene by storm. His music has attracted wide appeal from all ages, and the situation is not different on the local shores. While the artiste is known for some of the raunchier dancehall presentations, which he treated his Guyanese fans to during the recent Jamzone Summer Break Weeken, many fans argued that Busy Signal knows how to sing and make the ladies scream his name in wild abandon. On August 28, thanks to the Hits and Jams Entertainment group Guyanese Reggae and Dance Hall music lovers had a full dose of the artiste at the Jamzone Reggae splash and some are still talking about his performance.

Busy Signal, during a one-on-one interview with Kaieteur News Entertainment (KNE), said he is set to release a double album of Reggae and Dance Hall music in November and he promised that it will be a real collector’s item.

While he’s an energetic artiste there is another more positive side to Busy Signal the man as we discovered during a one-on-one interview.

KNE: Most people are of the opinion that youth cannot amount to much. As an artiste what have you to say to that?

Busy signal: As an artiste I can say for sure music for me is a blessing from God and I use it to uplift the youths and encourage them to keep out of trouble and to stay positive. I also encourage them to stay away from the bad side of the law and don’t get involved in the troubles and influences of the street.

KNE: What does ‘Busy’ use for inspiration in writing music?
Busy Signal: I use life and the people. I also look at the system and how people are treated.

KNE: You’ve been involved in the music industry for just about four and a half years. What have you learnt and what is the message to budding artistes?
Busy Signal: It eventually brings hype and bling but more than that, it’s a lot of hard work, dedication and sacrifice. It is not about you; it’s about the people and giving them what they want to earn their love.

KNE: Where to from here musically?
Busy Signal: It’s just higher heights; no limits. I’m working on a double album that would feature one side reggae and another full of dance hall tracks for release in November.

KNE: You’ve worked with Guyanese artiste Timeka Marshall on the song ‘Feel fah’. What are your impressions of her as an artiste and her chances in the music industry?
Busy Signal: Image and talent rolled up in one. To me, she already got the image and not just taking for talking sake. I say she’s great, got a lot of talent and I recommend that she gets more songs out and showcase her creativity. For me, iIf she didn’t have talent I wouldn’t be on a song with her cause I don’t do joke stuff with my music and to me she’s not watered down. To me people have to really get their thing sought out for me to even listen, and when I heard her and realised her abilities as writer I say she’s one to look out for from Guyana and the Caribbean in time to come.

Gully vs Gaza

Well not exactly, but it's Jory vs Mr. Limpy.

I've been watching drama unfold with increasing interest since there are so many responses and chat backs.

In a nutshell Jory feels wronged by a promoter that has supposedly not paid him his monies for his performances. Using one of the promoter's faults, Jory successfully gets his point across without calling any names, lyrically it's brilliant, musically it's a lasting piece. Like any seh-seh story someone always have their piece to say, in jumps Fojo who used names and called both Jory and the promoter "Cry Baby." I didn't like this butting in, too many names being called. I guess I wasn't the only one because Ilaman jumps in with chat bout, where he calls Fojo a woman for getting into the seh-seh story. Alabama jumps in to attack with 2 songs, "Pay me" which was alright, it didn't seem like he took any sides just stating his position on being paid, however he butt back in with "What Jo don't know," heavily dissing Jory, calling him badminded and ungrateful, and possibly gay since he don't have a baby mother. Musically it sucked. Fire Fred, who I haven't heard in a while ain't tekking lef, he comes out swinging at Alabama. Alabama you in for a fight, try deh.

The art of fighting these musical wars is not using any names, which only Jory and Ilaman does, so I give it to them for this. The others need to watch it before somebody gets seriously hurt.

Why are both Alabama and Fire Fred dissing on Timeka?? What does she have to do with this? Yall don't try to pull down my girl, her video with Busy Signal premieres tonight in Jamaica. Can't wait.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Adrian Dutchin 'Finally' Releases an album

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Adrian Dutchin the three times soca monarch has released an 17 track album appropriately titled "Finally."

According to, this is a "collection of some of his work he compiled in response to public demand." It features a mixture of soca, chutney and a hint of RnB coming from Promises remix.

The album features collaborations with Peter Ram (For Me), Terry Gadraj (Rum Drinkers) and De Hitman

Also reported on, Dutchin said he's very ready and feeling happy and excited about his fans having an original copy of the album in their hands and is also excited about being nominated for the 2009 Accolade awards in several categories.

Additionally, next year he might be back to regain his crown in the 2010 Soca Monarch competition. Good Luck.

Friday, September 11, 2009

New Music: Envy Riddim

New Riddim out of Brutal Tracks

Position Artist My Rank
1. Roger 7
2. Natural Black 4
3. Ilaman 3
4. Mystic 2
5. Tiffany 6
6. Lil J (our own Guyanese Sean Kingston) 2
7. Jory 1
8. Kester Gospel on this riddim is a lil weird but hey gospel taking over. 5

I really like Ilaman and Mystic is such a unique character. Good job.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Labor Day Events

It's labor day weekend in NY. This year's parade is expected to pull nearly 2 million spectators and revellers. We I will not be on the parkway and have not been there for about 5 yrs. I can't deal with all those people, I'm patience is thin. I might pass around by the Guyanese corner. Yes, Guyanese corner, which leads me to to this, why Guyanese people can't get their sh*t together?

Come on, every year there's a big gathering at the Guyanese corner, why hasn't anyone organized this thing and make it meaningful. Ask the city for a permit and put it in the park next door. Have a lil donation going to send money to some home in Guyana or something man, geez Guyanese yall does make me feel so ashamed sometime.

What happen to Guyana Day, they organized this thing yet?

Secondly, with all our stars, why don't we have a float not a Trinidadian float with a Guyanese flag, a big Guyanese float, with out stars man, geez, do I ave to come up with some money and do this myself? Why don't we have fetes with these artists, Adrian and Jumo, Natural Black, even Timeka, wasn't she suppose to have performed in Maryland about 2 weeks ago? I just ain't even able type anymore, I vex!

Anyway there is the Guyanese folk festival this weekend. Go out and support we people.