“Le Métèque” – Live Acoustic Reggae Cover of Georges Moustaki’s classic song , by Alpha Blondy

The Egyptian / French / Greek / Italian musician, Georges Moustaki released this in the late 1960s and is one of my personal favorites, both lyrically and musically.  The Ivory Coast artist, Alpha Blondy, did a great job covering this classic in a reggae style and tweaking it appropriately.   Watch & Share the original official music video by Moustaki, the live acoustic reggae version on TV5MONDE as well as the studio version off Alpha Blondy’s latest album, “Mystic Power”.  A song of love and suffering, the lyrics are so good, check them out below the videos!

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Avec ma gueule de nègre métèque
De Juif errant, de rasta grec
Et mes dreadlocks aux quatre vents
Avec mes yeux tout délavés
Qui me donnent l’air de rêver
Moi qui ne rêve plus souvent
Avec mes mains de maraudeur
De musicien et de rôdeur
Qui ont pillé tant de jardins
Avec ma bouche qui a bu
Qui a embrassé et mordu
Sans jamais assouvir sa faim
Avec ma gueule de nègre métèque
De Juif errant, de rasta grec
De voleur et de vagabond
Avec ma peau qui s’est frottée
Au soleil de tous les étés
Et a tout ce qui portait jupon
Avec mon cœur qui a su faire
Souffrir autant qu’il a souffert
Sans pour cela faire d’histoires
Avec mon âme qui n’a plus
La moindre chance de salut
Pour éviter le purgatoire
Avec ma gueule de nègre métèque
De Juif errant, de rasta grec
Et mes dreadlocks aux quatre vents
Je viendrai, ma douce captive
Mon âme sœur, ma source vive
Je viendrai boire tes vingt ans
Et je serai prince de sang
Rêveur ou bien adolescent
Comme il te plaira de choisir
Et nous ferons de chaque jour
Toute une éternité d’amour
Que nous vivrons à en mourir
Et nous ferons de chaque jour
Toute une éternité d’amour
Que nous vivrons à en mourir

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“Good Feelings” – Adolf Fayaman featuring Lion Boy aka One Zeal (Official Music Video 2015)

lionboyLion Boy (One Zeal) is a talented Cameroonian Reggae singer based in Johannesburg. Rague Entertainment artist, Adolf Fayaman, recently collaborated with Lion Boy to create this awesome video for his hit single “Good Feelings”.  The track is the first single from Fayaman’s latest project, the “Good Feelings” E.P. The video was shot in locations around Johannesburg, South Africa.  Big up the artists for sharing such powerful, strictly positive vibes and energy. Keep living it up and making good music!

“This Town” – The Skints featuring Tippa Irie & Horseman (Official Music Video February 2015)


The Skints, the dub reggae group from London, UK, present their brand new music video for the first single off their upcoming Easy Star Records produced album , entitled “FM” and to be released on March 9th/10th 2015. Watch the East London Reggae band come together with skilled vocalists Tippa Irie and Horseman to pay tribute to their home city. A great collaboration and first glimpse of the new album.

Preorder from iTunes now and receive ‘This Town’ and ‘My Way’ instantly! http://smarturl.it/TheSkints-FM.

http://www.theskints.co.uk.

“Babylon Brutality” – Marlon Asher (New Official Music Video 2015)

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Best known for his hit tune “Ganja Farmer”, Marlon Asher, the Trinidadian reggae singer from Enterprise, Chaguanas, returns to the frontline with a brand new powerful song and video against police brutality. Marlon Asher’s perfect flow, positive vibes and conscious, original and notably relevant lyrics depicting the sad, unjust sociopolitical climate, combined with a big sound, reaffirm his singing talent and ability to create reggae masterpieces. “Babylon Brutality” is the first single off Marlon’s upcoming album “Illusions”, out January 13th 2015. I am happy to see Marlon making quality productions once again and getting the recognition he truly deserves. I await the new album’s release in anticipation and with high hopes. Enjoy & share the excellent reality tune & video here!

“Talent is Healing” – Rootsriders ft. Ashwin Jaydee & Maikal X (Official Music Video 2010)

A big tune from Holland, I’ve loved this one longtime.  Off the Rootsriders album “So Much More”. The video is shot on the beautiful island of St. Eustatius in the Caribbean.  Blessed vibes, a positive, inspirational message and great performance by all the artists!

“Is It Worth It ? (Gunman World)” – Damian Marley (Official HD Music Video 2014)

The brand new music video / short film by Damian Marley, off the upcoming compilation “Ghetto Youths International Presents Set Up Shop Vol. 2” (out December 23!, was directed and shot in Morocco by acclaimed directors Nabil Elderkin and Francesco Carrozzini and features renowned French – Moroccan actor Saïd Taghmaoui, best known for his roles in “La Haine” and “Three Kings”. Remarkably well made, the short film provides significant insight into the life, mind and conscience of a “gunman”, i.e. a contracted, mercenary killer. The “Is it Worth it?” message is powerful and successfully delivered through memorable and realistic visual scenes depicting both the violence and humanity of the killer. May not be suitable for all audiences as it contains graphic violence that may be unsuitable to some viewers. Watch the full official video in high definition here.

“Shame” – Mykal Rose & Snow (Official HD Music Video 2014)

Yes, you read correctly.  Canadian international reggae artist Darrin Kenneth O’Brien aka “Snow”, best known for his 1993 hit “Informer”, is back!  This past summer, Snow signed with Bugatti Music Entertainment and, with the guidance of producers Kent Jones and Grammy wining duo Cool & Dre, created this massive tune to explain his disappearance from the music scene in the U.S. And what’s more, the tune features the legend Michael Rose, former lead singer of Black Uhuru.  Two amazing reggae veterans with original and timeless vocal styles; their flow and lyricism have been left intact by the passing of time, which is why the video is so awesome to watch. As Mykal Rose sings: “Some ah dem nah really know we boss”. A must watch and listen!
All proceeds from “Shame” will be donated to the fight against Cancer.
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“Shotta” – No-Maddz (New Official Music Video December 2014)

Kurt Wright is the director of this brand new official music video for the Sly & Robbie produced track “Shotta” by Jamaican reggae dub group No-Maddz.  Once again, No-Maddz deliver a modern yet mystical groovy dub sound combined with powerful images and conscious lyrics about the realities of crime, guns, the police & army. Check out the video & lyrics below.

LYRICS
Intro by Mr bad to the bone

Chorus

From him get up in the morning
Haffi pop it off
Top shotta nuh laugh, people scream and bawling
Haffi pop it off
All station staff
(Repeat)

Verse 1

Just a little squeeze off the trigger
Love tot hear the sound of the gun when it fires
Love to see people get flat and scatter
Change their good, good names, now they are shottas
Whole heap of things them youths yah don’t remember
Like when their mothers used to change their diapers
Take them to school, pay all the teacher
Evening comes, daddy provide the dinner
When they’re sick, their mothers bleach with them at doctor
Now them a walk, rape, rob and murder
AK 47 in a hand over shoulder
Daddy got a glimpse and him pants full a water
Wee Wee, Mr bad to the bone

Chorus

From him get up in the morning
Haffi pop it off
Top shotta nuh laugh, people scream and bawling
Haffi pop it off
All station staff
(Repeat)

Verse 2

Bap, man dead out a street
Daddy hear on the news say him one boy do it
Mama belly ban, head in a hand
Asking Lord, what me do wrong
Why fi mi one boy turn gunman
A wonder if a the company weh him keep
A wonder if a true, him used to love roam the street
Used to love roam the street (times 4)

Bridge 1

Shotta beat it till a morning
Nah hear when mama calling
Him full a tough chat and talking
And a run when big dogs barking

Chorus

From him get up in the morning
Haffi pop it off
Top shotta nuh laugh, people scream and bawling
Haffi pop it off
All station staff
(Repeat)

Bridge 2
Mama, Babylon a carry me in a jeep
Them a box and a kick me, mama don’t make them do it
Mama, from mi little and a grow, me afraid a soldier and me don’t like police
(Repeat)

“Dubby Dubby” – Specialist Moss featuring Mr. Williamz (New Official Music Video December 2014)

Filmed and edited by TRAMPLAZ TV, this excellent music video focuses on soundsystem and dancehall dub reggae culture today.  Off the “Dub Style” EP by Specialist Moss and Mr. Williamz, produced by 45 Special Music.  All Music Played, Mixed And Mastered By Specialist Moss. Two awesome DJs and singers in a memorable dub collaboration!

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/dub…
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“Worldwide Traveller” – Top Cat & Mr. Williamz (Official Music Video 2014) / Chopstick Dubplate

Awesome reggae dub drum & bass track, by the great Jamaican/UK artists Top Cat and Mr. Williamz, off the Chopstick Dubplate LP “Wanted – Murda We Charge For”. Gotta love the lyrics. Big up all worldwide travellers! Watch & Share now:

Directed by Jacky Murda
Filmed by Jacky Murda and Aries
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Video editing and graphics by Trav (EXM. COLLECTIVE)
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“Jah Is My Friend” – Kenyatta Hill featuring Christos DC (Official Music Video December 2014)

Brand new official music video of Kenyatta Hill and Christos DC performing “Jah Is My Friend” off Kenyatta’s new album “Riddim Of Life”.  The legendary late Lincoln ‘Style’ Scott of Roots Radics plays the drums on this one.  ‘Style’ was the drummer on some BIG chunes, like Gregory Isaac’s “Night Nurse” and Bunny Wailer’s “Rock and Groove”.  Livicated to his memory and legacy!

Shot by Dub Africa
Edited by BOONDOX-IJAW Films

written by Kenyatta Hill & Christos DC
Produced by Christos DC for Honest Music
mixed by Kenyatta Hill for Honest Music Studios

Lead Vox: Kenyatta Hill & Christos DC
Backing Vox: Christos DC
Drums: Lincoln ‘Style’ Scott
Bass – Errol ‘Flabba’ Holt
Guitar – Dalton Browne
Additional Guitar: Christos DC
Keys – Darryl ‘D-Trane’ Burke
Trumpet – Joseph Brotherton
Percussion – Ken Joseph

Just Blaze plays DJ set with Sushi – Sushi Sequencer

I just read about this and found it rather funny and creative, definitely smart and original. Apparently, an experimental sound system has been developed that can detect colored sushi plates and play a specific sound. Hip hop producer Just Blaze tried the innovative system out and actually made an awesome groundbreaking sushi-fueled DJ set for some Japanese locals at a revolutionary Sushi-go-round in Japan. You’re sure to laugh but the mix he creates is impressive to say the least. Watch the video here.

Source: http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/

“Sink or Swim” – Bo Napoleon featuring Tenelle (Official Lyrics Video)

Native Hawaiian Bo Napoleon teamed up in 2012 with Tenelle to create this moving love duet. Reggae and Hawaiian music influences, two great passionate voices and a positive, powerful message. Anyone who’s ever been in love will greatly appreciate and relate. “Love is either sink or swim”… Check it out here:

Written by Bo Napoleon
Produced by Chazrox via Gee’rage Music

“Herbivore” – Leilani Wolfgramm (Official Lyric Video)

WE SHOULD SMOKE! Dope lyrics by the beautiful Leilani, check out the official lyric video here:

Full lyrics:

Herbivore
I be smoking nature’s cure
I can’t get enough
Filling up my lung lung lungs with the earth
Herbivore

You call me the herbivore
Fiya fi make them crystals work
I just fell in love
Digging up that green green bud from the dirt
Herbivore

I want someone with a deep deep lung
I want someone with a green green thumb
I want someone with a wiggle in his tongue
He say roll it in a blunt
He say put it in a bong

And if you love me, let your love burn strong
And if you love me, love me all night long
And if you love me, let your love burn slow
If you don’t love the ganja, best leave I alone
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Gentleman ft. Marlon Roudette – “Big City Life” (MTV Unplugged)

German reggae singer Gentleman and British / Vincentian Marlon Roudette of Mattafix sing the 2005 hit song “Big City Life” by Mattafix on MTV Unplugged. Amazing version of a timeless song performed by a full string and wind instrument orchestra, featuring the legendary Dean Fraser on the sax. A big collaboration!

Check it out here:

Christos DC featuring Kenyatta Hill – “Talk to Me” (Official Music Video 2014)

The Washington D.C. based Greek American Christos DC, aka Christopher Vrenios, and Jamaican Kenyatta Hill, son of legendary singer Joseph Hill of the reggae group Culture, present the first single and music video off Christo’s new 2014 album, “Long Road”. Christos DC is an up-and-coming reggae artist and CEO at Honest Music; a multi-instrumentalist with a beautiful voice. The message is simple and very relevant considering today’s smartphone and social media obsession: we have to talk more to each other. Great music and lyrics by both artists, much respect to the Greek and African diaspora for keeping it real!

“…born and raised in Washington, D.C. by parents who sang opera and taught voice professionally. He takes his name from his Greek heritage using a nickname given to him by his grandmother & also to represent his birthplace that set the tone of his musical journey.
His sound is best described as a blend of Downtempo, Reggae with overtones of jazz”.
Read Christos DC’s impressive bio here: http://www.christosdc.com/about

Honest Music Productions. Cinematics by ViZionCreative.

http://www.christosdc.com

Kenyatta Hill – Afrikan (Official Music Video 2014)

Kenyatta Hill is the son of the late legendary Jamaican roots reggae singer Joseph “Culture” Hill, who is known primarily for his work with the band Culture in the 70s and 80s. This is one of my favourite tracks off Kenyatta’s new LP “Riddim of Life”. His voice resembles his father’s, who must have been a huge influence on him, as he was and still is to so many people. All in all, a great new artist with a powerful message in his music. The video, shot in Jamaica, is very well made and is full of beautiful cultural scenes. from Kenyatta singing on the beach to food, music, sports, art, nature and, of course, the people.

An Honest Music Production. Visuals by DUB AFRICA.
http://www.honestmusicdc.com http://www.dubafrica.com

N.A.S.A. – “Money” (feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, & Z-Trip) (Official Music Video)

Amazing animation music video. A successful fusion of Reggae, Hip Hop, Funk and Brazilian sound by an all star collective of musicians. Both the music and video are guaranteed to blow your mind! N.A.S.A. never fails to create timeless music with an message against corruption and injustice. No surprise that 6 years after its release, this track is still hot and original… Brace yourself for a quite trippy audiovisual experience!

© 2008 Spectrophonic Sound under license to Anti- Records

Art by Shepard Fairey
Directors: Syd Garon & Paul Griswold
Producer: Susan Applegate

N.A.S.A.’s debut album “The Spirit of Apollo” hit the shelves 2/17/09 on Anti-/Spectrophonic Sound.