SPICE has released a new single and accompanying video called The Holiday.
The song, which was released last week, was done as a tribute to the exciting year-long Jamaica 50 celebrations. the video was directed by Streets. Spice said: "We wanted to do something that was fresh, funny, but also something that persons could relate to, both in the lyrical flow where I fused dancehall deejaying with the early way of rapping, which originated from dancehall in Jamaica. In addition, we wanted to feature some great places like Dolphin Cove, Faith's Pen, and so forth. Jamaica 50 is a significant landmark for all of us. Despite the problems that the country has, we definitely have a lot to be happy and proud about. So this was my way of doing that."
CHARLY BLACKS is reporting that he had a "very successful" European tour, where he promoted his current hits 'Claaty Again' and 'Too Blessed', some new materials as well as shooting a music video for his latest single, 'We Found Love'. He performed at the annual Rurh Reggae Festival in Germany, that also featuring Reggae legend Beres Hammond and Baby Cham and made other stops in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and Sweden.
The deejay is also working on his first album, which is to be ready by March.
CHASE CROSS is celebrating international highlight after his single 25 was remixed by Mavado and international British rapper Chipmunk. He revealed that he had recorded the song prior to the collaboration. However, his mentor Mavado admired the concept and saw the need for a remix.
"I recorded the song already and singer (Mavado) heard it and sey him a guh remix it, so he was in the studio and he asked me to send him the file. Chipmunk was also in the studio, said he wanted to do a verse also and that is how he got on the song," Chase Cross said.
According to the artiste, who has been the face of Mavado's Gully Squad since the departure of a few members, he is grateful for his new career development.
"This song is about a life experience and you know where am from nuff youth nuh pass 25. So for a ghetto youth to pass 25 it is a good thing, so younger and older people can relate to it," Chase Cross said.
25 was produced by Daseca production and according to the artiste, the song is already getting major attention in the United Kingdom, United States and the Caribbean.
RAINE SEVILLE has put out her first mix tape consisting of 25 tracks produced by popular disc jock ZJ Liquid. The mixtape shows the 25-year-old as a diverse and competent lyricist who can easily cross genres. Her melody throughout is spot-on and has become an instant hit on music-downloading websites.
"I am very open to it," remarked Seville. "The mixtape shows varying sides of me, and so far, the feedback have been tremendous, and I am very happy for that because a lot of thought was put into this project," she said.
The mixtape also features Raine Seville's collaborations with artistes such as Voicemail, Liquid, Serani, and Mavado, who collaborated with her on Cheating Games, which is currently enjoying local and international success.