Creative Crisis? Music Video Directors Debate Quality and Imagery in Local Music Videos

In recent online discussions, the creativity and quality of local music videos have become hot topics, leading to intense debates highlighted by concerns over the frequent depiction of guns, marijuana, and scantily clad women. These elements, according to some critics, signify a lack of creativity among certain directors in the music video industry. A mix […]

Sean Paul Identifies Masicka as the Leading Force in Dancehall

In a recent interview with Billboard, dancehall icon Sean Paul highlighted Masicka as a key figure shaping the future of the genre. “Definitely Masicka,” Paul stated, praising the young artist for his innovative wordplay and fresh musical style. He credited Masicka’s rise to fame to his compelling tracks like “They Don’t Know” and “Stay Strong,” […]

Masicka On ‘Pieces’ Documentary , Championing Black Women in ‘Angels Don’t Cry’ and Elevating His Family from Ghetto to Glory

Dancehall star Masicka, after signing with Def Jam and releasing “Generation of Kings” last December, shares his artistic growth, live performances, and aspirations in a revealing interview with Edition Modern Luxury magazine. He discusses his evolution from “438” to his latest album, emphasizing a matured, focused approach. Masicka’s journey from reluctance to embrace live performances […]

Sean Paul’s Dancehall Masterpiece ‘The Trinity’ Achieves Iconic Double Platinum Status

Dancehall superstar Sean Paul’s third studio masterpiece, “The Trinity,” has ascended to the coveted status of Double Platinum in the United States. This achievement, sanctioned by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), signifies a staggering 2 million units sold—a figure reached through a combination of traditional sales and the modern streaming mechanism, as of […]

Afro-Dancehall Star Stonebwoy’s Jamaican Pilgrimage: Freestyling with Dancehall Legends and Recording at Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Studios, Inspired to Unite the Black Diaspora

In a vibrant fusion of culture and melody, Ghanaian Afro-dancehall star Stonebwoy made waves during his recent visit to Jamaica, a journey that culminated in an electrifying impromptu freestyle session with music giants Shaggy, Sean Paul, and Wyclef Jean at the Island Music Conference. However, for the esteemed 36-year-old artist, this trip was far more […]

Dancehall Star Valiant Signs with Sony Music UK

Dancehall star Valiant has joined the ranks of Sony Music UK, alongside other Jamaican sensation Koffee. This signing underscores the longstanding global appeal of dancehall music, a genre that has consistently captivated audiences worldwide. Sony Music UK celebrated this addition with an Instagram post, coinciding with Valiant’s MOBO Award nomination in the ‘Best Caribbean Music […]

Dancehall Superstar Sean Paul Aims to Connect Dancehall and Reggaeton Markets with Latest Track ‘Dem Time Deh’ Featuring Manuel Turizo

On a recent episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” Grammy-winning artist Sean Paul delved into his latest musical venture, the single “Dem Time Deh” featuring Manuel Turizo. This track, now available on various music platforms, is not just another addition to his extensive repertoire. It stands as a significant effort to blend dancehall reggae and […]

Byron Messia’s ‘Talibans’ Lands on Billboard’s 100 Best Songs of 2023, Showcasing Dancehall’s Global Impact

2023 has been a triumphant year for Jamaican-born dancehall artist Byron Messia, culminating in his hit single “Talibans” securing a spot on Billboard magazine’s 100 Best Songs of 2023 list at #75. This recognition is a testament to the song’s immense popularity throughout the year, further solidifying Messia’s global musical influence. Originating from Jamaica and […]