DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: MOM CREW X STEFFLON DON

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: MOM CREW X STEFFLON DON

Dancehall music and the style of dancing attributed to it can be thought of as being over sexualized and is often criticized by outsiders for its slackness. However, there is much more to the culture of the music and dance than meets the eye. Many female dancers and singers of the genre view their hyper-sexy lyrics and dance moves as a form of female empowerment, i.e., her body, her words, her choice. 

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: "DEAD BWOY" WAR

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: "DEAD BWOY" WAR

Not sure if many of you remember the Instagram video moment last summer between Sean Kingston and dancehall singer, Tommy Lee Sparta. The video ignited the dancehall circle sparking rumors and name calling by fans and other dancehall stars alike. Let us fill you in with a quick recap here on Kingston To LA.

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: POPCAAN "FOREVER"

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: POPCAAN "FOREVER"

Just announced the Unruly Boss, Popcaan, will release his sophomore album titled, Forever, come summer 2018. Popcaan announced the news in an Instagram caption yesterday which was later followed up with a late night release of,  "Body So Good," the first single off the album. Plus more from the dancehall star here on Kingston To LA.


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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: MAVADO "FATHER GOD" [LYRIC VIDEO]

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: MAVADO "FATHER GOD" [LYRIC VIDEO]

Brand new from Mavado is his latest tune "Father God," off the Dilemma Riddim, produced by Keno 4Star Production. Also on the Dilemma Riddim is "Never Born Fi Poor" by Demarco,  "Sad To Say" from Jahmiel, "Bread Winner" by Bugle and more big tunes. Listen to “Father God” here on KingstonToLA.com.

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: NEW TUNES

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: NEW TUNES

Happy 4/20 to all the marijuana lovers around the globe! Hope everyone is feeling irie, uplifted and grateful!. Here are some new songs released this week in the world of dancehall. Now on KingstonToLA.com

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MIXTAPE MUSINGS: DJ CROOKS - PEPPASEED

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MIXTAPE MUSINGS: DJ CROOKS - PEPPASEED

He's back. The one Angelino that can be trusted behind the mix, on the microphone finessing the crowd and giving us a mixtape to vibe with, DJ CROOKS. Peppaseed, his most recent mixtape installment, is a nostalgic take on 90's dancehall, while also dipping into present-day riddims and samples.

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: HITMAKERCHINX & FDM

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: HITMAKERCHINX & FDM

The FDM vibes catch many of us by surprise here on the West Coast. A fast-paced dancehall infused freight train, that was born from a Brooklyn dance style. The music accompanying this style of dance was originally called, "Flex Tunes," and now appropriately named FDM. Both are ever evolving and now have a heavy influence on dance music across the globe.

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5 REGGAE STARS INSPIRED BY THE KING OF POP

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5 REGGAE STARS INSPIRED BY THE KING OF POP

Michael Jackson’s musical legacy stands as a testament to his talents and abilities. The King of Pop transformed pop music and has inspired generations of musicians and fans; from R&B to jazz to rock and reggae, Jackson’s songs and incredible dance moves defined a genre and have been copied and re-copied by almost every artist. KingstonToLA previously stated that Michael Jackson’s artistry transcends time, genres and cultures. Here are 5 reggae stars who pay tribute to and have been influenced by the King of Pop

 

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: "BIG BELLY" KONSHENS X RICK ROSS

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: "BIG BELLY" KONSHENS X RICK ROSS

Dancehall music is climbing to new heights and Jamaican entertainer Konshens is setting the bar high with the release of his sophomore LP, It Feel Good. The album was released under San Fransisco based label, Empire. It Feel Good features top reggae and internationally known hip hop artists. Find out more on KingstonToLA.com. 

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