August 23, 2012


Kingston Jamaica - Singjay I-Octane has released two brand new singles and they both share one thing in common — his staunch support!
In Wah Money on the Ja Productions label he adds his voice to the poor as he chants “politician come back fi unno gun dem ... a more money fi di slum dem, ghetto youths better than big rifle,
ghetto youths nuh wah fi dead... before segueing into the chorus of “The people dem wah money, di people dem need money..”
The song is another intense look at the stark reality of ghetto livity. The Digicel Brand ambassador shows his insight into the plight of suffering youths on this one.
A while back the singjay stirred some controversy with his hugely popular ganja-loving song Puff It ... well the Good Good Productions’ Bun It and Laugh could easily be dubbed part two.
In this one I-Octane doesn’t hold back his fondness for the herb that “give him a charge”.
After listening the only thing to say is “gi mi di light!”
Listening to the two singles there is no doubt that they have the makings to follow in the steps of their predecessors such as Lose A Friend and My Life.
The videos for Wah Money and Bun It and laugh will be done by Scorpio 21 no strangers to working with him as they also did My Story, Jiggle Fi Mi and L.O.V.E. Y.O.U.
The singjay is definitely on a roll and there seems to be no end where his creativity is concerned. Coming hot from a performance at Great Adventures in New Jersey alongside Barrington Levy and Mavado - a week after being released from hospital he will now set his sights on Dominica where he will perform for the first time this Sunday, August 26. 

August 12, 2012


Produced by: Major Riddimz
Mixed by: Andre ‘Suku’ Gray
A&R: Michael Palmer
Executive Producer: Ian Dyer

The ‘Speak Out’ rhythm is indeed an exciting one, and features 10 lively tracks, which predominantly addresses the females, describing in most instances, male/female relations and sexual prowess. However, there were at least three tracks that opted to run from the norm and highlight different topics, ranging from bad mind to gangsters, the latter seeking to discourage violence.
The ‘the doctor’ Beenie Man’s Mr. Feel Good, immeiatey gets the vibe jumping, as he sings about his date with a female, declaring, ‘she sey she neva know mi woulda touch ar suh good…she neva know a me name Mr. Feel Good.’
Mr. Easy’s Hotta Dan Dem is again geared towards the females as he encourages females not to listen to the ‘bag a chat’, because ‘dem cyan stop yuh ting outta road’.
However, Konshens shifts gears in his Hot City song which appeals to the gangsters, ‘a nuh everytime yuh haffi prove sey yuh bad…moretime yuh haffi easy an jus let God lead the way.’ This is indeed a change from what listeners have come to expect from Konshens.
Spragga Benz, however, jumps right back into the dominant ‘girls tune’, as he declares, Gyal Ah Call Mi Name, before Esco and Fresha Dan instructs How To Love.
Tek Style’s Dem Nuh Like Yuh offers a similar message to Mr. Easy’s Hotta Dan Dem, which would more describe a ‘wifey-matey’ situation and the possible confrontations that may arise.
In Nuh Response, it was inevitable that two of the biggest stars featured on the rhythm, Spragga Benz and Mr. Easy, collaborate. But no surprise here, as the two are all about the females.
Gappy Ranks had no problem singing about Ugly Face, as he says, ‘ask dem who an who a run di place again?
Mr. Easy returns for the third and final time on the rhythm with a track called Badmind Prayer which seems to be a topic that is almost just as prolific in the dancehall as ‘girl tunes’ and ‘gangster tracks’.
 Esco and Fresha Dan rounds out the rhythm with How Fi Wuck, and no surprise here, it’s another ‘girls tune’…this one a little more explicit in both the song’s title (which has been altered for press) and the actual lyrics. Nevertheless, this is one of the tracks that will definitely have the females gyrating and behaving badly in the dancehall.
Overall, the Speak Out rhythm offers a good listen and will be one to create a stir in the dancehall, as it has that ‘feel good’ vibe to it and there’s never a dull moment.

Track Listing:
1.    Mr. Feel Good - Beenie Man
2.    Hotta Dan Dem – Mr. Easy
3.    Hot City – Konshens
4.    Gyal Ah Call Mi Name – Spragga Benz
5.    How Fi Love – Esco & Fresha Dan
6.    Dem Nuh Like Yuh – Tek Style
7.    Nuh Response – Mr. Easy & Spragga Benz
8.    Ugly Face – Gappy Ranks
9.    Badmind Prayer – Mr. Easy
10. How Fi Wuck – Esco & Fresha Dan