MIXTAPE MUSINGS: "ZION I STREET LEGENDS 2"

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MIXTAPE MUSINGS: "ZION I STREET LEGENDS 2"

Around the holidays many reminisce about the good 'ol days and the fond memories of family, where one grew up and the sound track of that moment in time. That's why we are taking it up the 101 to the Bay Area to the originators of the hyphy movement with 106KMEL's, Master of the Mix, DJ Rick Lee's new, "Zion I Street Legends 2," mixtape.

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: MAVADO "MAMA" X AFRICA

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: MAVADO "MAMA" X AFRICA

One thing in life that will always keep you grounded is to remember where you came from. David Brooks, who fans have come to know as Mavado, has done that by paying respects to his mother. In a single released earlier this year titled, "Mama," Mavado expresses admiration for his strength influenced by the determination of his mother, while being grateful for the ability to give it back in return. Listen to "Mama" here on KingstonToLA.

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THE LISTEN UP: VOL.2

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THE LISTEN UP: VOL.2

This week, we've been listening to quite a bit of dancehall. As things get cold, the music gets hotter. Leading the list is LA based dancehall artiste, Jay 5-Flow's hit single "LIT." A favorite amongst the dance crews, the song is an upbeat ode to the season.

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: CHANNELING M.J.

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: CHANNELING M.J.

Now this may not be an out right ode to Michael, but the dance moves seen in recently re-crowned Queen of Dancehall - Spice's new music video for, "Robot Wine," reminds us of the iconic moves seen in MJ's "Thriller." Instead of dancing like zombies you'll be tranced into a twerking robot. Click the link for more!

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THE LISTEN UP: VOL. 1

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THE LISTEN UP: VOL. 1

It's going UP this week with brand new music that continues to make us feel joyful and healthy. Previously titled The Listen Down, there's only one way to go from here. Randy Valentine just released the second single, "Just in Time," off his much anticipated album New Narrative, which drops November 10. Valentine, a favorite voice amongst the tight knit roots reggae massive, speaks on his journey of constant evolution, which he has aptly dubbed The RVlution.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: COMMON KINGS

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: COMMON KINGS

KingstonToLA recently caught up with homegrown Cali band Common Kings! Currently on tour with Matisyahu, the band collaborated with the reggae singer on their single "Broken Crowns" which has become one of this year's feel good rockers. Read more about life on tour with Common Kings here on KingstonToLA.

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: KARTEL, ALKALINE

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: KARTEL, ALKALINE

The abundance of dancehall music continuously released by producers and multi-faceted artists voicing over them is mind blowing. Vybz Kartel is known to shell out new hit music like rapid fire, never backing down and remaining on top even while behind bars. His most recent (we think) song, "Kremlin," is voiced over the Moscow Riddim,

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: SELECTA 7

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: SELECTA 7

Kingston To LA had the privilege to talk it up with one of LA's premiere roots, lovers rock, reggae, dub and dancehall deejay's, Selecta 7. We fell hard for his most recent project, Conscious Ganja Mix, and wanted to know more about it and the artist in general

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MIXTAPE MUSINGS: PAGES - AFRICA TO THE WORLD VOL. 3

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MIXTAPE MUSINGS: PAGES - AFRICA TO THE WORLD VOL. 3

"My Africa To The World Series is a mixtape to educate people about music from Africa. The mix is music from all over not just Afrobeats. It's mix of flavors, rhythms and vibes from all over the continent. My goal is to showcase and educate people on the great music coming out of Africa." Click the link to read more about Afrobeat DJ / producer PAGES here on KingstonToLA.com.

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: CROOKS - 'ALL ABOARD'

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: CROOKS - 'ALL ABOARD'

DJ Crooks is di baddis, as stated in his Instagram profile and we tend to agree as do many other Angelinos. Crooks, a Jamaica native, now residing in L.A. is the go-to host and experience curator for many of the top Caribbean parties that pass through Los Angeles.

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: NEW RELEASES

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: NEW RELEASES

When it comes to dancehall music, the riddims keep coming and the flows are endless. This works out great for us here at KNG2LA, helping us provide our readers with the newest and hottest dancehall tunes that are released weekly.

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MIXTAPE MUSINGS: DJ SENSILOVER - LIGHT MY FIRE

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MIXTAPE MUSINGS: DJ SENSILOVER - LIGHT MY FIRE

With our Mixtape Musings series, we don't just keep it local, we expand our search for fresh new mixtapes worldwide. So, having the Italian selector Dj Sensilover's new Irie Soldiers mix in our playlist is something you should expect from us.

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