A mock news clip announcing residents of an undisclosed ghetto community in Jamaica "are fuming about treatment meted out by security forces" opens the commentary "Worldboss" from embattled dancehall artist Vybz Kartel's new album Of Dons and Divas. "We are tired of this, we nah stop block the road until the prime minister come. We want justice!!" thunders dancehall artist Lisa Mercedez, who's featured alongside RedBoom, their voices joining a chorus repeatedly chanting "worldboss, worldboss, wo
Shizzle Sherlock is living the life of ‘the Coote & the Famous’ as he continues to release singles surrounding his dancehall slang ‘COOTE’. Shizzle recently had a chat with Mad-A-Road about his newly released single ‘Coote Life’ featuring Iceberg and what’s happening with Shizzle Sherlock in general.
Shizzle is no stranger to the dancehall spotlight, his slang ‘Tink A Chattinz’ blew up in dancehall a few years ago and in 2019 his newest coined slang ‘Coote’ lit up the place with the release of t
The Police have confirmed that Dancehall Artist, Rygin King is among several people who were shot today in Westmoreland. Rygin King is in hospital, where he is being treated for bullet wounds One of the gunshot victim A female, age 28, was pronounced dead at hospital. The others are being treated at hospital. Their condition is at the moment unknow . Check back for more updates as we get more information on this story and Rygin's condition
UPDATE : Rygin King is in surgery. Artist in serious c
Intence is ‘Through the Gate’ and all the way to #1 on the Youtube trending list with over 760,000 views on his new release. Last week we said, the song may very well reach #1 in a few weeks… we probably should have said days, because it really only took some days. Keep It Up Intence, this one really MAD-A-ROAD!
#3. TWani X Skillibeng - Honda Remix (Official Music Video)
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Who’s Trending you ask?
#1. Alkaline with Ocean Wave
Well, it’s an ocean wave of views for the chart topping golden boy of dancehall, Alkaline. We really love how Alkaline as an artiste keeps his head low and lets his work speak for itself. His May 31, 2020 released ‘Ocean Wave’ has been #1 On Youtube Trending since the release. The video has amassed over 1.7 million views on the video streaming platform in literally 2 weeks. CONGRATS to Alkaline for topping the list for so long.
Brooklyn born dancehall artiste N.K is hot and on the rise in musical arena. Since 2020, NK has released a few singles that are getting a buzz and having people question “Who is NK?” Well Mad A Road has the scoop on who this up and coming dancehall star is.
Born Aven Folkes, N.K. was raised by parents Angela and Horace Folkes in Brooklyn, New York. His parents kept him on track and in the eyes of the Lord. He entered in to music at age eight, when he began participating in the church choir. Ther
Dancehall artiste Zagga has spun the difficult situation we are now facing with the worldwide COVID19 pandemic into an impressive body of work. On May 22, 2020, Zagga released a brand new album titled “The Isolation Project”. Produced by Amini Music Group and Gloheart Music, the Dancehall album focuses on timely topics, relating mainly to the world currently being on lockdown during an ongoing pandemic.
Back in March, Zagga released the single ‘New Hail’, when the effects of the COVID-19 pandemi
Check out the official track for "The World In Trouble" from reggae artist IJAHVAN . The track is the first single off IJAHVAN 's upcoming debut EP album titled "The World In Trouble." ( listen to track inside )
DJ Frass (born in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican record producer and the founder of DJ Frass Records. The multi-talented, internationally acclaimed producer became an overnight sensation with the release of his April 2009 project ‘Clearance Riddim’. DJ Frass was always involved in the music industry; he started his career in the early 2000s being a ‘roadie’ (Road Manager for local musicians) and always had a real passion for music. In his own words, “I couldn’t see myself doing anything else.
In this episode of Top A Di Charts…. BIG UP BEENIE MAN!!!!!!!!!!! (Now let’s contain ourselves) At Mad A Road, we are advocates for actual, Jamaican born, culturally bred reggae/dancehall artistes being on any Reggae/Dancehall Charts. I (Toni-Ann Kelly) personally, have a problem with culture vultures, especially the ones who don’t admit that they are stealing or appropriating the culture that they are being accused of. Anyways, BEENIE MAN!
Beenie Man has been very, very busy post Dancehall Verz
Known for some of the most thought-provoking compositions in the reggae and dancehall space, prolific singer and songwriter Bugle, last week enlisted the services of noted film studio Damaniac Visualz for his latest music video titled ‘24HRS’. Shot throughout the Kingston and St. Andrew metropolis the visual tells a tale of what could occur if civil servants and members of the wider society decided to rescind their services, bringing the nation’s productivity to a halt.
Walking through the se
The internet blew up a few days ago when Leah Tavares-Finson tagged Wileside’s Don, Javillani in a picture of her newborn baby on Instagram with the caption “Hi daddy! @jahvillani”. In true Jamaican style the local gossip blogs went wild and everyone who doesn’t know, now knows who the famed Leah Tavares-Finson is (because the very unforgiving internet could not have us all forget
Just last week Tommy Lee Sparta dropped the video for his song on the High Voltage Riddim, Rich Badness. One week later the video is Trending #3 with almost 400,000 views. The song produced by Herah Music Production in partnership with Boss Lady Muzik became wildly popular in December 2019 (when it was originally released). The official audio released on December 20 has garnered over 1.8 million views and is still climbing, especially since the release of the video. The video on its original rel
There are two types of people in this world, those who think only Beyonce has the power to stop the world and JAMAICANS. Saturday, May 23, 2020, was recorded in history as the day dancehall’s living legends Bounty Killa and Beenie Man stopped the world, froze time and with the sponsorship of hip-hop heavyweight producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, hosted the most epic dancehall clash (aka Verzuz Battle) event of all times. The best part is, everyone with an internet connection was able to be a p
Beenie Man and Bounty Killer have registered increased music sales since their Verzuz battle on Instagram Live over the weekend. Beenie's hits Girls Dem Sugar, Who Am I and Romie have all climbed the iTunes Reggae chart
Other songs making an impact include King of the Dancehall, Dude and Rum and Red Bull.
= Meanwhile Bounty Killer's collaboration with Barrington Levy Living Dangerous is his highest gainer, along with Sufferer.
The artistes have created a buzz around the world since the battl
Singer Lila Iké has the top-selling reggae set in the United States this week with The ExPerience . RCA Records released the seven-track EP on May 15. It features the songs: Solitude, Thy Will, Stars Align, Where I'm Coming From, I Spy, Forget Me, and Second Chance.
With 454 digital copies sold in its first week, The ExPerience debuts top of the Current Reggae Albums Chart. The sales-driven tally is only available through subscription to Nielsen Music, which tracks sales of albums and singles in
Pioneer Jamaican music producer Bobby Digital has died at the age of 59. He succumbed to kidney illness yesterday while being treated at hospital.
He has been credited with the production of a number of reggae hits including Wicked In A Bed and Live Blanket by Shabba Ranks.
He also produced Till I'm Laid to Rest by Buju Banton, Cocoa Tea and Admiral Tibet's Serious Times, Garnet Silk's It's Growing, Black Woman and Child by Sizzla Kalanji and Don't Haffi Dread by Morgan Heritage.
The week of May 18 will feature at-home sets from Shaggy and Mario via Billboard's Facebook page. Tiffany will kick things off on Monday (May 18) with a set at 1 p.m. EST.
The Billboard Live series launched on March 19 with the help of JoJo, Josh Groban and Russell Dickerson, who selected nonprofits to support during their livestream to benefit those most affected by COVID-19. Billboard Live At-Home series thus fa
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