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Is Tommy Lee Sparta Making Mumble Dancehall Music


Tommy Lee Sparta is being accused of making mumble dancehall music?

While mumble rap became a thing in hip hop in recent years, mumble dancehall is not a thing, at least not yet. Some fans are accusing Tommy Lee Sparta of making mumble music, but unless you’re a hardcore dancehall follower you may not always understand what he is saying in his songs. Sean Kingston and Tommy Lee debut their new video for their first collaboration “Cross Over” on WorldStarHipHop yesterday and fans have been weighing in.

“WTF when since dancehall artist start with this mumble rap foolishness, this guy [Tommy Lee Sparta] isn’t even saying real words, this is trash,” one fan wrote while another added, “This guy is just making a bunch of sounds he is not even rapping they should keep this mumble foolishness out of reggae at least cats like Sean Paul and Beenie Man use real words even if its patois.”

One thing we should point out about this is that most of the critics were American based fans who are probably used to Sean Kingston reggae-pop flavor of music and not hardcore dancehall. So for those who don’t understand what Tommy Lee is saying here is a snippet of his lyrics. “Clean in a new bank robber / Time is money watch the gal them a fallow / Full of gold chains like a me name Shaba / Every body know me a the lyrical bomber / Scarface, Toni Montana, mi jus spend a million dollar / Weed me smoke me don’t run coke joke / Last boy this run up inna gun smoke,” Sparta spits.

“Any American saying they dont understand Tommy Lee verse gotta embrace it cuz u know y i don’t understand sh*t you’ll mumble rappers be saying yet still I’m from the Caribbean an i embrace you’ll sh*t so dont get it twisted,” one dancehall fan wrote. “Too me Tommy’s verse sounds more like a new style in mumbling so maybe he might be bigger than lil pump, xxxtenation, ski mask.”

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Beenie Man Says Spice Is Not The New Queen Of Dancehall


Beenie Man says Spice is not the new queen of dancehall music at least not yet.

Earlier this tear, Spice crowned herself the new reigning queen of Jamaica’s dominant music genre, dancehall, a title previously held by Lady Saw who is now a gospel artist and a pastor. In 2015, Lady Saw relinquished her crown to become a Christian and she never looked back. She struggled with the transition for years before finally making her break-through. Since then no one stepped up to set on the throne at least not until this year when Spice stepped up to the plate.

There is no doubt that Spice has been a force in dancehall for the past few years, but is it enough to wear the crown for the queen of the dancehall? Beenie Man answered that question during an interview with Winford Williams on OnStage last weekend. “Well the queen of dancehall baptized now… Marion Hall [Lady Saw], the queen of dancehall baptized,” Beenie Man said. “So I am here to see the next queen to come.” When asked about Spice crowning herself, Beenie said, “Well she is the one that stepped up to the plate but that’s not how you become the queen.”

“Because if you’re going to take Lady Saw crown then you have to do what Lady Saw did like no disrespect, you can’t do less work and [want to be the queen],” Beenie added. The dancehall king lamented that Spice will have to elevate her career to the same heights as Lady Saw in order to gain the respect of the fans. “Becomes that artist that you know… she is Spice in Jamaica, she is Spice everywhere Jamaicans is, she is Spice everywhere Caribbean people is, she needs to be Spice where American and British people meet,” the Doc continues. “I am not talking about watching Instagram and talking about song, reaching the people ears the right way, being that artist that we can sit down in Jamaica and look on you on MTV and look on you on VH1 and say alright she has done it and she has reached that point. Because Lady Saw did it and she reached that point.”

Beenie Man added that Spice is more like the queen-elect, but still has more work to do to elevate her career to the next level.

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Rihanna Blast Trump On Twitter For Response To Puerto Rico Hurricane

Rihanna is furious with President Trump over his administration response to Puerto Rico amidst a humanitarian crisis on the island.

For the past week, the president has been getting a lot of criticism from celebrities on Twitter about the slow response to help the people of Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria wrecked havoc on the island last week. Rihanna added her voice to the mix on Thursday when she tweeted out the cover of the New York Daily News which highlights the severity of the crisis on the Caribbean island which is also a U.S. territory.

“Dear [Donald Trump] I know you’ve probably already seen this, but I just wanted to make sure! Don’t let your people die like this,” she tweeted. She received over 200,000 likes and 100,000 plus retweets with lots of people commending her for using her platform to shed more light on the situation. The five former living presidents have also joined in the effort to help hurricane ravage Puerto Rico.

Rihanna has never been afraid to voice her opinion on humanitarian crisis around the world and she doesn’t care if she buck heads with the president. She raised millions of dollars through her foundation to help educate young girls around the world and also to help fight cancer.

Dear @realDonaldTrump I know you've probably already seen this, but I just wanted to make sure!
Don't let your people die like this. pic.twitter.com/mDO848JAUx

— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 28, 2017

#PuertoRico https://t.co/tD6afk7PVM @realDonaldTrump ????????

— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 26, 2017

5 living former US Presidents expand their hurricane relief effort to include Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands https://t.co/2HaR9O6ElO pic.twitter.com/AEQSFBUn9v

— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) September 25, 2017

Here’s an update on the citizens of #PuertoRico and their need for basic necessities such as food and water. #Swipe to view the current state of the island. #PrayForPuertoRico #PrayForTheCaribbean ?: @cnn

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Popcaan and Ivy Layne Drop “One You Love” Video Prod By Jah Snowcone

Popcaan snagged a collaboration with Billboard producer Jah Snowcone and new artist Ivy Layne on a single titled “One You Love” and the music video is now out.

The track has been doing well locally and internationally since making its debut last month. The original single was just Ivy Layne alone and was released in April, but Snowcone wanted a dancehall artist on the track and that artist turned out to be Popcaan.

“We felt that Popcaan would be the best artiste for Ivy Layne to collaborate with on One You Love,” Jah Snowcone said. The music video was shot earlier this month in Portland, Jamaica. The cut features Popcaan and Layne linking up in the club after she took a dip in the Caribbean sea. You can see the breathtaking view of the Portland hills in the clip.

Jah Snowcone is a legendary dancehall producer who earned a Billboard Music Award in 2005 for his work on Sean Paul’s chart topping single “Temperature” off his album The Trinity. He went on to receive an American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Award. Snowcone also produced hit songs for dancehall legend Bounty Killer, Spragga Benz, Capleton, Elephant Man and more.

Snowcone launched a new label Cape Republic Records with Haitian supermodel Tyrone Edmund where they will focus on branding and artist development. Ivy Layne is one of the first artists that the label sign and the duo have been pushing her career on the international market. Cape Republic Records will be the label to show the world how talented Caribbean producers actually are,” Snowcone added. The legendary producer is focusing on Jamaican influence music and is looking to take big Jamaican music projects worldwide much like he did while working with Sean Paul over a decade ago. Toda SP is one of the biggest dancehall stars on the planet.

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Calvin Harris – Skrt On Me Lyrics (feat. Nicki Minaj)

CALVIN HARRIS
Skrt On Me Lyrics (feat. Nicki Minaj)

Young Money

Said, baby, no, no, no, no, no

You know my loving ain’t free, babe
Won’t make you do what you don’t wanna do
What you don’t wanna do, no that ain’t me, babe
Said, baby, nah nah nah, I ain’t with the drama
That ain’t what I need
I need your tin heart now, need your ten toes down, baby

Said if you ride, baby, ride up
Pull up from behind, baby, wine up
And you and me, we can shine up
So, baby, come make your mind up
Said if you ride, baby, ride up
Pull up from behind, baby, wine up
And you and me, we can shine up
So, baby, come make your mind up

Baby, babe, I need you to skrt on me, babe
Drop down, less that you know, I need to know
‘Cause you keep telling me your love ain’t free, babe
But if you with it, wine up on me
‘Cause the hips don’t lie, baby
Drop down, less that you know, I need to know
‘Cause you keep telling me your love ain’t free, babe

Said, baby, I-I-I got so used to it being on a creep babe
Yeah, maybe I-I-I got so used to just giving you the least, babe
But nowadays, I need more from ya
I need something I can keep
Said nowadays, I need real
Nowadays, I need you to take the lead

Said if you ride, baby, ride up
Pull up from behind, baby, wine up
And you and me, we can shine up
So, baby, come make your mind up
Said if you ride, baby, ride up
Pull up from behind, baby, wine up
And you and me, we can shine up
So, baby, come make your mind up

Baby, babe, I need you to skrt on me, babe
Drop down, less that you know, I need to know
‘Cause you keep telling me your love ain’t free, babe
But if you with it, wine up on me
‘Cause the hips don’t lie, baby
Drop down, less that you know, I need to know
‘Cause you keep telling me your love ain’t free, babe

Ay yo, bring in the blunt, Emily Blunt
Platinum back, ice bling in the front
I’ma lay in the jump, Yao Ming in the dunk
And I’m playing the field, Brad Wing in the punt
I’ma tell him I love him in a foreign and cuff him
Whips and immigration, everything on him, it’s custom
Now they calling me Billy, I’m the goat
No Achilles heel since I left Philly
Countin’ them millis to billis
Beep beep beep beep, put the hurt on me
Yeah, I’m wearing jeans, but he put the skirt on me
Rode him to sleep, and then I put his shirt on me
Pussy clean, these niggas ain’t got no dirt on me
Gotta play it by my rules, so I swerve on him
Got my cash money, you can ask Bird or Slim
Took him to my Paradise, so he grippin’ my linen
Now he got a big thing for Caribbean women

Baby, babe, I need you to skrt on me, babe
Drop down, less that you know, I need to know
‘Cause you keep telling me your love ain’t free, babe
But if you with it, wine up on me
‘Cause the hips don’t lie, baby
Drop down, less that you know, I need to know
‘Cause you keep telling me your love ain’t free, babe
Baby, babe, I need you to skrt on me, babe
Drop down, less that you know, I need to know
‘Cause you keep telling me your love ain’t free, babe
But if you with it, wine up on me
‘Cause the hips don’t lie, baby
Drop down, less that you know, I need to know
‘Cause you keep telling me your love ain’t free, babe

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Wizkid – Naughty Ride Lyrics (feat. Major Lazer)

WIZKID
Naughty Ride Lyrics (feat. Major Lazer)

Bursting
Oh yeah yeah yeah
Oh Lord

International Flakes
Wizzy dey yah suh

Wizzy boy hold down
Wizzy boy slow now
Wizzy boy dey here so
Yeoh yeah
The girls dey here suh

Ride naughty ride
Ride naughty ride o
My girl naughty ride ride ride

Ride naughty ride
Ride naughty ride o
My girl naughty ride ride ride

Ride naughty ride
Ride naughty ride o
My girl naughty ride ride ride

Ride naughty ride
Ride naughty ride o
My girl naughty ride ride ride

Can I get my keys o Sade
You say you no go leave o Sade slooow down
I beg you slooooow dooown yeah

Why you come dey leave o Sade
Now you wanna leave o Sade slooow down
I beg you slooooow dooown yeah

Don’t you listen to the people
What the people got to say
I’m addicted to your love girl you’re the morning to my night

If you no leave I no go fit leeeave o
If you no sleep I no sleep o
I wanna see you everyday-ay you light up my day
Come live the StarBoy way

Ride naughty ride
Ride naughty ride o
My girl naughty ride ride ride

Ride naughty ride
Ride naughty ride o
My girl naughty ride ride ride

Ride naughty ride
Ride naughty ride o
My girl naughty ride ride ride

Ride naughty ride
Ride naughty ride o
My girl naughty ride ride ride

Oh ai oh ai oh ai
You tell me la la la la la la la lie
Baby bring it back and rewind slow
Gimme that thing is mine

Oh ai oh ai oh ai
Don’t tell me la la la la la la la lie no
Omo to shan Omo to shan Omo to civilized

African Gyal! Come and shake it o
Make you dance make you make you break it o
Make you tell dem say you no be novice
Make you show dem say you know this

Caribbean girl say make you shake it o
Make you dance dance make you brake it o
Make you show dem say you no be novice
Make you tell dem say you know this

Ride naughty ride
Ride naughty ride o
My girl naughty ride ride ride

Ride naughty ride
Ride naughty ride o
My girl naughty ride ride ride

Ride naughty ride
Ride naughty ride o
My girl naughty ride ride ride

Ride naughty ride
Ride naughty ride o
My girl naughty ride ride ride

Ouh yeah
More fire
International flakes
StarBoy dey here suh
Yeah
Ouh yeah

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Mar 14, Fay-Ann Lyons Debut Album “Break The World” Makes Unprecedented Billboard Debut

Trinidadian-based singer and songwriter Fay Ann Lyons has achieved a remarkable feat with her VP Records debut album “Break The World” coming in at #3 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. This notable achievement is a first for an individual artist album in soca.

The album release follows a run of successful shows at Trinidad & Tobago carnival 2017 and is primed for additional events and exposure in Trinidad and the Caribbean, ” We are so happy with the first week results and can’t wait to get out with the fans to support this album,” stated Fay-Ann

On “Break The World” the soca sensation delivers a piece of her soul on 16 timeless tracks that are destined to become classics. The Billboard Reggae charting album features production work from Richie Beretta, Stadic Sound Productions, Keron “Sheriff Mumbles” Thomas, Dwain Antrobus, Kevin Marshall, and Darien Bailey. In the male dominated soca music genre, Fay-Ann’s “Break The World” will stand as part of a legacy for the second generation Caribbean artist and a strong testament to the power and appeal of her artistry.

Speaking on this momentous occasion, Fay-Ann expressed “it’s a nice feeling to see my efforts to get my Music and Culture on a platform that the world acknowledges.”

“Break The World” is available http://tinyurl.com/BreakTheWorldITunes

“BREAK THE WORLD” TRACK LISTING

1. Hold Onto Something
2. More Then Dem
3. Girls
4. Buff feat Buffy
5. High Heels
6. Everybody Joli feat Bunji Garlin & Joli Rouge Sound
7. Air Supply
8. Raze
9. Block The Road feat Stonebwoy
10. Catch Me
11. Break The World
12. Drift
13. H.I.T.A (Hands In The Air)
14. Done The Party
15. Doh Hold Meh
16. Keep Some

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Horrible Histories – British Things lyrics

[Intro]
I love to be a British queen
I am Victoria, you see
Now where’s my British butler
With my British cup of tea?
Tea is not from Britain, ma’am
From India it was brought
Yes, for your cuppa, thousands died
And many wars were fought

[Chorus]
British things, my British things
It seems that tea is not
British things, my British things
Can I sweeten it a jot?

[Verse 1]
Do tell me sugar’s British though
No, it’s Caribbean imported
For sugar in your cup of tea
Slavery’s been supported
I know it’s wrong, your majesty
But slaves in Africa
Worked hard in fields of sugar cane
To sweeten up your char

[Chorus]
British things, ah British things
I thought that there were many
British things, ah British things

Afraid there’s hardly any

[Verse 2]
You know your British cotton vest
What’s wrong with it?
Explain!
The cotton’s from America
And picked by… slaves again!

[Verse 3]
Your empire’s built on fighting wars
That’s how your income’s swollen
Your British things are from abroad
And most are frankly stolen

[Hook]
Whatever next? Go on! Pray tell!
Our British queen is foreign as well?

[Verse 4]
It’s true, I am of foreign descent
And your husband, Albert? A German gent!
At least I’ve got a British name
Victoria’s Latin… that’s a shame!

[Chorus]
British things, ah British things
There are no, we declare
All our favourite British things
Seem to come from elsewhere!

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Ray Blk – My Hood

[Verse 1: Ray BLK]
Socks and sliders everywhere and every day
Full English breakfast at a caff, not a café
No, no, baby, we don’t let strangers come our way
But you should come to my hood, my hood, my hood
Meet me at Morley’s, best fried chicken is in South
I’ll show you gangsters, don’t you go running your mouth
Mopeds are racing, 2AM outside my house, oh yeah, it’s loud
But come to my hood, my hood, my hood

[Link: Ray BLK]
Oh, you should come to my hood, my hood, my hood, my hood
You should come to my hood, my hood, my hood
Yeah, you should come to my hood, my hood, my hood, my hood
You should come to my hood, my hood, my hood
[Verse 2: Ray BLK]
Barely anyone at school after 15
We’re chasing paper then Blue Borough should be green
I won’t lie, finding a way out is our dream
But you should come to my hood, my hood, my hood
Top floor of Pepys estate, we’ll show you our world
That building turns you to a woman from a girl
Now time to stop, life flashes past you in a whirl
But you should come to my hood, my hood, my hood

[Chorus: Ray BLK]
On these streets, these streets
In the dark, we glow
On these streets, these streets
We’re high when it’s low
On these streets, these streets
Through concrete, flowers grow
In my hood, my hood, my hood, my hood
You should come to my hood, my hood, my hood

[Verse 3: Stormzy]
I’m from a hood where niggas make their money, then they move
The woman in the Caribbean shop is always rude
Tryna get a patty just to compliment my food
So why you gotta tell my friends to move?
No, we gotta balls the food when we see the feds spin it
Bare “wah gwan”s, I ain’t seen you for a minute
Coming from the land of wings and chicken filets
Where you’re from, man won’t be able to read but he can bill it
You can see why that’s a problem, any given problem
Staring in my face? I’mma ask you “what’s the problem?”
You can be Bane or you can be Robin
But we’ve had a lot of Dark Knights living up in Gotham
Man, there’s babies having babies, man, it’s crazy up in my hood
Shit’s got me praying that I die good
Where we’d rather buy guns before we buy books
Where they left us in the dark, so we light kush, my hood

[Bridge: Ray BLK]
There’s no place like home, no place like home
Buy me any ticket, I don’t wanna go
To a town where there’s no one like me round
Don’t take me there or anywhere

[Chorus: Ray BLK]
On these streets, these streets
In the dark, we glow
On these streets, these streets
We’re high when it’s low
On these streets, these streets
Through concrete, flowers grow
In my hood, my hood, my hood, my hood
You should come to my hood, my hood, my hood

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Major Lazer – I’m A Believer (feat. Showtek) (Lyric Video) letras

[Verse 1: Freetown Collective]
When the valley couldn’t hold me, they throw me in the river
Thinking I would drown but man ah good swimmer, ohhh
When the river didn’t drown me, they throw me in the fire
But the fire just cool, I could never burn, ohhh

[Chorus: Freetown Collective]
Cause I’m a believer, I’m a believer
I’m a believer, I’m a believer
[Breakdown: Major Lazer & Showtek]
Hold up, pull up

[Post-Chorus: Freetown Collective]
Freetown is my family
(My family)
Whole caribbean follow we
(Follow we)
Evergreen like the forest be
Terrible they can’t manage me
Afrika no apology

[Breakdown: Major Lazer & Showtek]

[Verse 2: Freetown Collective]
When the valley couldn’t hold me, they throw me in the river
Thinking I would drown but man ah good swimmer, ohhh
They say hotter the battle, yea, we dance when we conquer
It’s been forever, it won’t be much longer
Stand firm, you will be much stronger, ohhh

[Chorus: Freetown Collective]
I’m a believer, I’m a believer
I’m a believer, I’m a believer

[Post-Chorus: Freetown Collective]
Freetown is my family
Rough sea never bother me
Whole carribbean follow we
Root deeper than a forestry
Evergreen like the forest be
Terrible they can’t manage me
Afrika no apology
Hold up, pull up

[Breakdown: Major Lazer & Showtek]

[Outro: Freetown Collective]
Never fall down yet, don’t digress
Put us against any test, yea, no stress
‘Ight

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Major Lazer – Believer Lyrics

[Verse 1: Freetown Collective]
When the valley couldn’t hold me, they throw me in the river
Thinking I would drown but man ah good swimmer, ohhh
When the river didn’t drown me, they throw me in the fire
But the fire just cool, I could never burn, ohhh

[Chorus: Freetown Collective]
Cause I’m a believer, I’m a believer
I’m a believer, I’m a believer
[Breakdown: Major Lazer & Showtek]
Hold up, pull up

[Post-Chorus: Freetown Collective]
Freetown is my family
(My family)
Whole caribbean follow we
(Follow we)
Evergreen like the forest be
Terrible they can’t manage me
Afrika no apology

[Breakdown: Major Lazer & Showtek]

[Verse 2: Freetown Collective]
When the valley couldn’t hold me, they throw me in the river
Thinking I would drown but man ah good swimmer, ohhh
They say hotter the battle, yea, we dance when we conquer
It’s been forever, it won’t be much longer
Stand firm, you will be much stronger, ohhh

[Chorus: Freetown Collective]
I’m a believer, I’m a believer
I’m a believer, I’m a believer

[Post-Chorus: Freetown Collective]
Freetown is my family
Rough sea never bother me
Whole carribbean follow we
Root deeper than a forestry
Evergreen like the forest be
Terrible they can’t manage me
Afrika no apology
Hold up, pull up

[Breakdown: Major Lazer & Showtek]

[Outro: Freetown Collective]
Never fall down yet, don’t digress
Put us against any test, yea, no stress
‘Ight