20080831

Happy? Independence Trinidad & Tobago

31st August... the day Trinidad & Tobago became Independent from Britain... this happened in 1962 so this year we mark 46 years...

I'm a purist when it come to the anthem but this rendition is damn hott...

20080830

TNT Ready For The World

timberlee natalie storm tifa

TNT Ready For The World

Late last year renowned dancehall production unit Ward 21 unveiled a concept riddim called Dem Gal Sit'n, featuring an all-girl lineup ranging from brand new talent to veteran deejays. Just when the music started to bubble in Jamaica, Ward 21 departed on tour. The three youngest artistes Timberlee, Natalie Storm and Tifa took to promoting themselves with ferocity, becoming unstoppable ambassadors of gal-power in Kingston.

Living out of Timberlee's car and repping their shocking green "Dem Gal" tees at every opportunity, they became fast friends. "We didn't sleep," says Tifa. "We didn't do anything at all but promote, can I tell you, we had one shirt." Finishing her friend's sentence, Natalie adds, "We had to wear it for interview, wash it in the day and wear it in the night. Then like 4am, wash it again!" Though at first not a formal group, the three women have begun voicing collectively as TNT.

The second all female riddim, the Estrogen riddim came and it pushed the girl's career even further. With Timberlee's Wretchinel, Natalie Storm's Gal Fi Get Boo, and Tifa's Bottom of Di Barrel. All three girls entered the dancehall charts and kept climbing. Currently Tifa is on her first major tour in Europe and the she has been well received by her audience.

Source: Fader Magazine


look how Jamaica gonna make TNT a worldwide ting... musically....

20080828

20080827

Channa Paul - Synergy Nights

saw this but didnt get a chance to record it... thankfully others did...

Sean Paul/Mr. Vegas parody featured on SynergyTV's Synergy Nights, Wacky Wednesday...

20080820

Elephant Man - Nuh Linga (Olympic Version)

fitting tribute to the Olympians from JamROCK.

20080818

Jumbie - a few lessons learnt

I had to repost this as they are fitting... some of the stuff I LIVE... and try to teach others...

While going about my household chores over the past few days, I had a few thoughts that made me realise that with age, wisdom comes. I don't mean the soul-bursting nova like Buddha's enlightenment - more like some lessons I've garnered through experience over the years.

I learnt never to shave with cheap products, either electric or manual.

Cheap products (not only shaving stuff) are mostly a waste of money, and the really pricey ones don't do a better job as a medium priced one. So... save your money and buy economically. Balance quality with expense.

Learn to cook. You will never starve. Also learn to wash and iron your clothing.

Mind your own business. Many a time I've been taken up with work and neglected to take time off to pay a bill, or visit a doctor. The repercussions are many-fold down the line. Mind your business first, then employers' and friends'.

Polish your shoes when you go out. Learn to tie a tie. Drink and eat to moderation.

Hug those you love. read more, especially books on self-help and finance.

Learn financial management. Learn to make and use a budget. Buy essentials - needs before wants.

Don't fear change. Look at new careers. You might find one you like better and pays better.

20080817

20080816

Richard Thompson in 9.89



Congratulations to the Trinbagonian Torpedo Richard Thompson.

Trinidad & Tobago 2008 Olympic Medal count here.

100m Men's Final results.

DuttyBoi - I'm So Dutty

20080812

Tami Chynn - Over Stimulated

The WarHead Riddim

Riddim Produced By: Justin "Jus Bus" Nation & Glenn " Madd Dawg" Francis
Co-Produced By: Orett "Bambino" Hart
Mixed By: Gmajor - MajorMixx Studios
Drum Programming: Justin "Jus Bus" Nation
Keyboards: Justin "Jus Bus" Nation & Vinni Hamilton
Violins: Black Violin



"Our aim with this riddim is to educate and entertain we don't want anybody to get the wrong idea cause in the end this is all musical and each artist has the right to express anything they want in their music as individuals and i think that's what these riddim projects bring to the table - an opportunity for each artist to express themselves differently on one instrumental with various variations musically", says Jus Bus.

Fully loaded with riddim rounds the Warhead features - Vybz Kartel,Black Violin, Mr.Evil, Chico, Kenyatta, Lindo P, Mega D, Delly Ranxx, Bramma, Wasp, Benton the Menace, Shawn Storm, Bitta Blood, Tyna Vargas, Flo & Mecca and Jason Lyrics and more...

http://www.myspace.com/thewarheadriddim

20080811

20080808

Tre Hardson feat. Fatlip - AyYoMyMan

kudos for the video production

20080804

De Red Boyz - Mo' Fire Blazin'

De Red Boyz - Mo' Fire Blazin'Definitely one of the Albums to pick up in preparation for the 'Greatest Show on Earth' Trinidad Carnival 2009... or should I say 2000 & WINE...

Since their scorching debut as producers in 2006, De Red Boyz - 36-year old Barbadian drummer, Mikey Hulsmeier and Trinidadian transplant, 30-year old guitarist Scott Galt – have reset the Groovy Soca fusion sound, making it crisp, danceable, and spicier.

To date the duo has produced two consecutive Soca albums, both spiked with big names from the local & regional Soca arena. The first album, De Red Boyz Blazin' Red Soca Project, was the birth place for Trinidad and Tobago's 2007 Carnival's International Groovy Soca Monarch winning tune 'Nah Goin' Home' by Barbadian reggae star Biggie Irie. Making the album a sure fire starter, Shontelle, famed author of Alison Hinds mega tune 'Roll It', released her own recording 'Hot Like Fyah'; Peter Ram launched the anthem 'Woman By My Side'', and 2003 People's Monarch, Statement, released 'I'll Be Home'.


De Red Boyz movement is by far a collaboration of two seasoned professionals striking a fresh cord and sprucing up a traditional format. Between the two, the Galt/Hulsmeier team has been making music since childhood. From an early age Scott was plucking around. His dad started him out on a quatro – a four-stringed instrument with Venezuelan origins. Here in Barbados his folks' restaurant Angie's became a place to hangout and listen in on the hotel bands that would play at the establishment during his pre-pubescent years. At five years old a second hand drum set bought by his dad marked Mikey's musical beginning. From then on the drumming hasn't stopped.

This year the Galt/Hulsmeier team is at it again; the list of artistes vying for a chance at recording on a Red Boyz track is long, brought on by the obvious success of the past two albums. Mikey - charming and diplomatic; Scott – dry humored and enduring, aren't into music making as an accessory to chasing skirts, fame, stardom nor the familiar trappings that surface dwellers use to identify success. They're simply devoted to making music sound good. The other stuff they leave for the people out front.


The album features Seasoned veterans with some serious new talent and some crooners. Maxi Priest teams up with Shurwayne Winchester and the Uncle Sam makes two appearances. You have to cop this album... I did!

  1. LOVE YOUR CARNIVAL - UNCLE SAM feat.JAMESY P

  2. SUN TIL SUN - NATAHLEE

  3. NOTHING SWEETER - ANSWAR

  4. FEET DON'T FAIL ME NOW - RUPEE

  5. PUSH BACK - TARAH

  6. MAKE IT YOURS - SHURWAYNE WINCHESTER & MAXI PRIEST

  7. ROGALTIC - JAMESY P

  8. WINE IN DE PLACE - ALISON HINDS & UNCLE SAM

  9. ONE MORE TRY - KEVIN LYTTLE

  10. MAGNET TO STEEL - RUPEE

  11. DANGEROUS - DON TRENT

  12. RIDDIM OF DE WEST INDIES - BOBO

  13. WRONG GAL - RED PLASTIC BAG

  14. THAT'S MY CARNIVAL - EDWIN YEARWOOD

  15. WHAT'S COOKIN - BUGGY

  16. HANNAH - DON TRENT feat.PAPITO

  17. WICKEDEST WINER GIRL - FON-TEAR fear.NITRO

  18. GIMME SOME - KIM DERRICK


http://cdbaby.com
http://www.vpreggae.com
http://deredboyz.com/

20080802

Patrick's Emancipation BLOG

“That’s why we have zero respect for our fellow citizens, Patos,” Hazel said. “How can one have anything but contempt for people who aren’t smart enough to identify the genuine source of their problems?” I have to say this new ministerial post is doing wonders for my wife’s intellect.


that's an excerpt from the Secret BLOG of Patrick Manning. He had been silent since his Election Victory last year.

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