Beautiful song! Big up the good fathers. Dedicated to my daddy Mr FNE :-)
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
We have all laughed at the expense of Clifton 'Cliftwang' Brown. Yes the original "Nobody Canna Cross It" video was funny. Then came the remix by Dj Powa, a UTech student with a penchant for remixing news stories out of Jamaica and making them humorous. However he's hit the jackpot with this one. If you search "Nobody Canna Cross It" on Youtube there are countless videos including the original refix, dances to the song, updates etc.
Thursday morning I updated my status on FB to say :
Everybody out there laughing at canna cross it. One or a few of u promoters should put ur $ where ur mouth is. Keep a dance w/proceeds going to building the bridge
And the above video clip from Smile Jamaica shows why this needs to be done. Yes we all take this for a joke, and his twanging and accent are hilarious, but all this publicity highlights a serious issue. A bridge is needed for the community. How could the host really say "Forget about the bridge". It may have been said in jest, but this is a true opportunity to bring this issue to the forefront, and use this as an opportunity to raise money for this project. I may or may not have the power to do so, but I hope the Jamaican government, and those in positions of power and those who have the wherewithal to do so, reach out a helping hand to the community of Robertsfield, in Jamaica. Because long after Mr Brown's 5 minutes of fame has vanished, this will continue to be a problem for the residents of that community.
Smooches from Hotlipps!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
STRUT ‘THE RUNWAY’
A-TEAM MUSIC BRINGS BEENIE MAN, RICHIE STEPHENS, ETANA, MR. VEGAS, & MORE TOGETHER
New York, NY (RAINE PR): A-Team MMusic, the production team behind Black Robb’s comeback street banger “Ventilation,” has assembled a bold mix of island talent for their first full len ngth release, a
Caribbean-tinged Dance album The Ru unway. Featuring Dancehall icon Beenie Man n, Reggae soulstress
Etana, Dancehall sensation Mr. Vegas s, Britain’s rising star Gappy Ranks, and bran nd new Latin crooner
Al Cruz, The Runway weaves the vari ied styles of Roots Reggae, Dancehall, Pop, Rh hythm & Blues, and
Gospel into a robust Dance music com mpilation that demonstrates the A-Team’s crea ative genius. The
Runway is scheduled to hit iTunes andd all digital outlets on Tuesday, June 14th .
The Runway boasts to not just be an a album, but a catwalk for the emotional garb th hat we wear through
daily life. Wayne Anthony’s “Be With You” and “Go” by Kristopher show off the mmore sensuous fabrics
of love while Mr. Lexx’s “Get Down” and Zumjay’s “Put It On” are the slinky, seedy lingerie of lust.
Gappy Ranks and Ovamars turn up the designer swag with “All Over Me,” and “Baid & Pose,” and
“Boom Boom” is Bugle’s straight up rump shaker. Al Cruz’s “Let Go” is a sobering heart-felt ballad
about heart break. On the rage-filled ““Monster,” Dancehall funk diva Natalie Storm shows the darker,
rougher side of love gone wrong, while D’Angel rocks the haute couture look of the bold and brazen on
“Yes Mi Know,” featuring her husband Beenie Man.
The Runway takes a sharp turn when Etana, sporting a militaristic suit of armor, combats poverty on
“Supper Time.” The album closes on Mr. Vegas’s foot-stomping gospel-esque “Love of God.” Caribbean
radio pioneer Pat McKay sews the seams of The Runway together with spoken word interludes.
“The album was inspired by thoughts and phrases and experiences that I’ve seen randomly posted on
Facebook and Twitter and other social networks -little snippets of people’s lives that are like flashes of a
camera bulb,” A-Team Music CEO Stanley ‘Rellee’ Hayden explains. “Instead of doing a compilation of random songs, I wanted to do something people can relate to. I call it ‘The Runway’ because in a way, we
all wear our emotions like clothing.”
“I was blown away by the level of production on the entire album,” says legendary platinum-selling
Dancehall producer Paul ‘Computer Paul’ Henton. “Rellee has created his own niche, blending dance
music with Reggae and Dancehall.”
“The Runway, sounds like the future,” says music journalist Rob Kenner of Boomshots.com, and Vibe
Magazine. “Not just because the beat bangs as hard as anything you’ll hear this side of Ibiza. But because
the quality of songs like Etana’s “Suppertime” raise the bar for Dancehall in 2011.”
The Runway was exclusively produced by A-Team Music, under the helm of Rellee Hayden. Coproduction
credits include Max ‘Mad Max’ Castor, Jesse Adleman, and Dennis “D.C. Soulplusmind”
Coronel for A-Team Music, and Tony ‘CD’ Kelly. The Runway will be available on iTunes and all digital
outlets on Tuesday, June 14th.
For more information on A-Team Music and The Runway visit www.therunwayalbum.com or call 1-877898-0078.
For media inquiries, contact Raine Martin at Raine PR, 1-877-898-0078, or firstname.lastname@example.org
We strut through life with our emotions shrouding us like pieces of clothing. Whether it be the slinky
lingerie of lust, the designer flash of swag, the sharp cutting-edge of anger, or the sensuous look of love,
we wear our feelings for the world to see. THE RUNWAY is not a simple song compilation - it takes a
single beat and molds and shapes it to fit the range of emotional garb that we wear through life. THE
RUNWAY is not just an album…it’s a lifestyle.
THE RUNWAY flows through love, lust, happiness, hurt, heartache, social turmoil, and faith with
surprising ease, taking the different styles and tempos of Roots reggae, Dancehall, Pop, Rhythm &
Blues, and Gospel, and weaving them together into a concept album with the same underlying pulse.
THE RUNWAY features a wide range of artists, from stalwarts like Richie Stephens, Beenie Man, Etana
Red Foxx, and Mr. Vegas to rising stars like Wayne Anthony, Gappy Ranks, Natalie Storm, and
Kristopher, and brand new talent Al Cruz.
THE RUNWAY was exclusively produced by A-Team Music, at the helm of CEO and executive producer
Stanley ‘Rellee’ Hayden. Co-production credits include Max ‘Mad Max’ Castor, Jesse Adleman, and
Dennis “D.C. Soulplusmind” Coronel for A-Team Music, and Tony ‘CD’ Kelly.
OFFICAL ALBUM LANDING PAGE: http://www.therunwayalbum.com/
FACEBOOK BAND PAGE: http://listn.to/THERUNWAY
A-TEAM MUSIC TV: www.youtube.com/ateammusictv
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/ateammusic @ateammusic
SOUND CLOUD: www.soundcloud.com/ateammusic
FACEBOOK BAND PAGE: http://listn.to/THERUNWAY
White liver is a term that is commonly used to describe someone (typically a woman) with a voracious sexual appetite. It's almost as if she can't get enough. Some would classify her as a nympho. In Jamaican culture it has been said that coolie or Indian women are known to have this characteristic of "white liver". Although in recent years, the term has become synonymous with anyone who possesses a high sex drive. The specific origin of the term isn't clear although the term has been used in other parts of the world to describe someone who has had multiple spouses who've died.
As many Jamaicans are very sexually driven and the men are borderline obsessed with sex (smile), it's no surprise that there would be songs and more recently a riddim entitled "White Liver" which features Vybz Kartel's song Horny & Proud. In 2010 Busy Signal also had a song by the name of White Liver as well, which was recorded over Nicki Minaj's "Your Love" track. The song is an ode to his white liver girl whom he claims "love f*ck". Quite prolific indeed, but you get the picture lol.
Whether you think it's a good or bad thing is a matter of opinion. But most men appreciate a woman with a high sex drive as long as they can keep up themselves. In my opinion it's better to have a high sex drive than not. Just be smart and protect yourself & you're good to go. And on that note Smooches from Hotlipps!
What a ting... Well to add to my Pawdie's musical reference... There was also a White Liva Riddim released around 2001... (Record Days)... Released on VP's Label... Which also features a song about a woman who "...says har man small & she waah bigga..."
As Mz Lipps has stated... It was originally attributed to Indian (Cooley) women's insatiable sexual appetite... & then it seemed to cross over to us men when the Doctor Beenie Man stated that because he is "Half Cooley he has White & Liver & White Kidney..." And we have accepted it ever since. And given how culturally & racially mixed up most West Indians, are it makes sense that the White Liver Gene has spread throughout the entire population. There are very few of us that can say we are 100% of any race... So all a we have the White Liver Gene.
Now... Most people would say that they would love a man or woman with White Liver... But many times dem a tek on someting dem cyaah manage.
Gentlemans... Remember this... A woman with White Liver is a dangerous animal. She will kill you if you are not Strong. If you know that your liver isn't pale... Or your W.L. gene is Dormant... DO NOT TAKE ON THESE WOMEN!!! It is not surviveable. Life is too short as it is... It doesn't make sense killing yourself trying to keep up with them...
Ladies... If u find that a man's Liver is White... And u cannot keep up with him... Expect the inevitable. Now I am compelled to inform you that there hasn't been a soap cream or pill developed that is known for Bleaching Livers... Not yet @ least... (It will probably come out of the Gaza)... So with that being the case ladies... Tek up what you can manage.
Moral of the story... Fight Fire with fire... Because unless u have an ocean @ your disposal... U cyaah fight White Liver Fire!!! & if di fire bigga dan you... Leave it alone!!!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
See full article here : http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/19/arts/music/vybz-kartel-expands-his-dancehall-brand.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=vybz kartel&st=cse
Every Father's Day i see throngs of male bashing. People bashing their own fathers, baby fathers etc. This always saddens me because you rarely if ever see such bashing on Mother's Day. It is unfortunate that there are so many single mothers that have to take on this role of raising children on their own, and I am in no way justifying the dead beat dads out there, cuz dem fi get gunshot! Children are a blessing and should be treated as such. Although women in general (not always) tend to be the more nurturing gender, this should not be an excuse to walk away from the beautiful children you took part in creating. However women in bashing men, you have to realize how this makes you look. Everything in life is a choice. Yes accidents happen (rolls eyes) however, most deadbeat dads were deadbeat boyfriends, jumpoffs, husbands, men etc. There are the occasional exceptions, but in general they were jerks before you were impregnated, so how does that reflect on you. So instead of using this day to glorify the assholes out there, instead lets put the truly great fathers on a pedestal.
Happy Father's out there to the many men, who not only provide financial support, but love, and emotional support to their children. Because no matter what ANYONE says, the role of a father is just as important as the role of a mother. Happy Father's Day to my own father who shows me what to look for in a man, and what not to accept. Bugs I love you from the depths of my soul. And to all the wonderful fathers out there that I know personally, enjoy your day. Smooches from Hotlipps!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
"I Don't Know Rasta... I Don't Knooow..."
-"What kind of world are we livin in..." Mr Levy... I'm still trying to figure this out. The outlandish Kartel antics have been mentioned so many times... Its ridiculous to go back over them... And is if that wasn't mad enough... Now Rasta artist a mek music to diss other Rasta Artist?! To quote mi fren Hotlipps on BBM... WTF?!
-Rasta Artists used to serve as the balance in the music. While the other DeeJays would be cussing & warring with each other... Rasta Artists would sing songs about upliftment & preach love for one another. Garnet Silk, Louie Culture, Luciano, Early Sizzla, Capleton... Earlier Buju, if you review their catalog... Love, Unity & Upliftment was the message. The War vibes were reserved for Dubplate purposes only.
-Historically speaking, it would seem that the change in Rasta Deejaying from Culture to more worldly gun lyrics started with Sizzla... Who in the early 2000's began singing Songs like Big Long Gun. Later on after that it seemed like other Rasta DeeJays began to pick up the War Vibes like NorrisMan, (Redbull & Guiness Riddim). In his chune all Auntie & Uncle dead when the Big Gun had Gone over dem yaad! And then in 2006-7 we came across the greatest anomaly in Dancehall... Munga the Gangsta Rass!!! With a name that completely negates itself... Munga started his song with a loud Selassie I... And then went on to explain that he Bust it when he feel like cuz dem fi know se him a Gangsta inna real life... Okaaaaay... Now fast forward to 2011... And the natural degeneration continues... Now Rasta Deejays are making Songs to Diss other Rasta Deejays. Khago has taken aim at iOctane & now the 2 of them have been throwing word in song. Fantan Mojah has launched a recent attack against Beenie Man... (Wait a minute... Rasta Artist have always been dissing Beenie Man... Lol... Never Mind.) Regardless of this, the original role of Rasta in the music has disappeared. It seems that Rasta Artists, who traditionally tamed the vibes & kept the music in check have joined the rest of the hype seeking secular Artists. Even Jah Cure have Gangsta chune with Rick Ross & Mavado.
-I'm interested to see what the future holds for the Rasta Artists? Will they find their way back to Zion or will they keep warring for the hype... Either way... It looks like the last days for the Turban & Robe.
Rrrrrr from Mishigan