In dancehall, videos are a vital piece of a song's story. The visuals bring to light the artist's vision, as well as show off Jamaica's diverse diaspora. The streets, the beach, the dance. All important pieces of Jamaica and dancehall culture. So, in honor of this visual storyboard, we bring you the latest music videos on the dancehall scene.
Mavado is one of those reggae-dancehall musicians who's visual representation of music is recognizable and important. The Gully God's newest and much anticipated single, Progress, is paired with the visual below, directed by Yosef Imagination. The song is produced by Mineral Boss Records and sung over the Money Boss riddim. The video shows Mavado rounding up his posse and taking to the streets, letting the community know that it is about progress and unity.
The second video we are featuring is from a recent Mavado song Big League, which he recorded over the Cure Pain Riddim, released by Good Good productions.
While we are anxiously awaiting part two of The World Boss' video saga, Vybz Kartel keeps us engaged with a video for the song, I'll Take You There; which is also recorded over the Cure Pain Riddim. This single will not be featured on his upcoming album, King of the Dancehall, out in June, but either way it is a nice holdover as we await Kartel's new record.
Our next must see video is from Adidjahem Records, in association with Two Saints Entertainment, entitled Bay Bay. It was filmed in the beautiful islands of Saint Lucia and Jamaica, representing the motherland of both artists on the track, MonCherie and Vybz Kartel respectively. This song will be featured on the World Boss' new album and gives the audience some very hot moments.
Protoje is a boss in his own right. His talent illuminates as he radiates. Watch him in his latest "freestyle retake" music video, Ova, showcasing his rap ability. Years prior to becoming a headlining act, a freestyle video surfaced of the artist on the internet and Ova is a remake of this classic moment.
Popcaan's video, High All Day, is a follow up to his last music video, Never Sober. Both songs feature his love for girls and the greenest of trees. This ganja smoker's anthem is paired with a video featuring the Unruly Gang enjoying the highest of lives.
Ding Dong, born Kemar Ottey, got his claim to fame as one of Jamaica's well known dancehall dancers. His first hit single, Bad Man Forward Bad Man Pull Up, was a chart topper back in 2005 and was accompanied by a distinctive dance curated by the artist himself. Nearly ten years later, the dancer/singer brings us another song accompanied by a unique/themed dance. Follow along while watching Wul Up, featuring Bravo and Boom Boom.
Dancehall isn't just taking over the airwaves in the U.S., it's becoming ever more popular in countries such as Africa. Watch the brand new music video by South African Malawin musician Zani Challe, featuring Nigerian star Patoranking, called Single Tonight.
Chi Ching Ching delivers again with a tasteful tune titled Nacho, doing what he does best, making us dance and smile. He has become a favorite of ours here at KNG2LA, namely for his spirit and vibes that are woven into every visual he creates.
He's still got it. The 80 year old Dub Master Lee Scratch Perry, surprises us with his quirky song and music video for Science, Magic, Logic. Another fun and enjoyable way to explore dancehall and reggae here at Kingston to LA.