New dancehall artist making waves in the scene is Montego Bay native, Rygin King. The budding artist performed at Reggae SumFest taking the stage for the first time. The fast rising star felt he had to prove something since the event was held on his own turf. Find out more on KingstonToLA.com
Another week and another list of really good, super hot and super new music videos that have been recently released in the dancehall world. New music video for Vybz Kartel's song, "Real Bad Gal," was produced by one of dancehall hottest producer's, Dre Skull. Skull had worked for many years with Kartel. Check it out on KingstonToLA.com
Santigold has always set herself apart from her contemporaries musically. Her bright summer vibes on her first release, "Creator," always teased a deeper dancehall soul. Now, with her most recent release, "I Don't Want: The Gold Fire Sessions" she has taken that blueprint and spread it across the whole record.
Summer sure does fly by when you're having a good time! We know most of you are out enjoying the sun, friends, day parties, reggae nights, concerts, the beach at sunset and all the possibilities summer has to offer. So, just in case you've been busy, we've compiled a list of the hot new music videos that dropped in the month of July here on KingstonToLA.com.
In 2018, Jamaican recording artiste and musician Naomi Cowan has been making major waves on the reggae music scene. Loved for her gregarious, sweet and fun loving personality, her soulful voice sets her apart as one of our favorite Artists To Watch. Listen to the “Paradise Plum” mixtape here on KingstonToLA.
Dancehall Fridays gives you enough vibes to last all summer long with the top new music videos released in summer 2018! Catch the vibes on KingstonToLA.com
It's a new day which means we are all lucky to be alive to enjoy this present moment. It also means that there is something new in the dancehall music world and you've come to the right place to find out exactly what that is. Read more on KingstonToLA.com.
Last year, we got introduced to the Portland soundman Selecta YT and his annual culture mix. So, obviously, we were juiced to get our hands on this year's version, "Word, Sound, Power."
Our weekly Mixtape Musings is back! So, in honor of that fact, we are featuring a mixtape we have had on rotation. After we caught up with the Trinidadian Lion Twins for our exclusive interview, we've been glued to their progression. Most recently, they teamed up with Wadadah II and Culture Sounds to bring us the fire mixtape, " Live Under the Mango Tree."
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.
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.