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|Wed, September 27, 2023 at 9:00 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Having mastered the Jamaican music market, Shenseea is focused on finding the missing link that will make her career take off in the United States.
Speaking to fans on Instagram on Sunday, the Blessed singer opened up about starting a new chapter, from immigrating to the US to changing her sound.
"If I''m uncomfortable doing it, then I''m not gonna do it, but once I feel like I have the potential to do it and I sound great, then I''m gonna do it because I''m really trying to find my lane right now," she shared. "I mean, I know who I am and I know what I stand for, but when it comes on to my sound, yeah, I wanna change it. I''m trying to find the sound that complements me perfectly."
It''s a portrait she''s been painting since before the release of her debut album Alpha in 2022. The project, a melting pot of dancehall, hip hop, R&B, reggae and pop, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart. It was also the second best-selling album by a Jamaican artist that year, copping 63,000 units in combined sales and streams in The States, according to data provided to DancehallMag from Billboard''s sales tracker Luminate
|Sat, September 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Dancehall star Bounty Killer recently opened up about his prolonged inability to travel to the United States, a situation the 51-year-old has described as "devastating" to his music career and family.
"It's life. Life is life and yuh affi jus live. I don't know what I did to not have a visa for 13 years, but up until this day, di embassy nuh even have a good explanation for me," Bounty told Gaza Uncle and DJ Everlina in a YouTube interview.
The Warlord described the challenges he's faced due to this restriction.
"I don't even know how I survive," he explained. "Most of my fans are in the US, and that's where the music market is biggest, and I can't even get to go promote my songs or greet my fans or even my
family, my kids. I got several kids in the US, so this
While the visa restrictions have undoubtedly affected him, Killer acknowledged the role of social media in bridging the gap. His Verzuz battle against Beenie Man, for example, allowed him to engage with his North American audience, even if only temporarily.
"Well, the greatest thing is we inna di era of social media. That's the most presence I have with my fans in America," he told Gaza Uncle. "As you can see, the Verzuz was the closest connection I got with the fans. So, these likkle panels, and social media and we online concerts - that's the closest I can get to my fans in America."
affected me devastatingly.
|Fri, September 22, 2023 at 10:15 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Byron Messia's hit song Talibans has undeniably made waves this year, but the Jamaican-born Kittitian star's recent claim that it's the "biggest song in Dancehall since 2005" has attracted skepticism and outright disagreement from fans and music professionals alike.
On Monday, the I Hate Byron artist confidently asserted in a series of now-deleted Instagram posts that Talibans was the Dancehall genre's biggest hit since Sean Paul's chart-topping Temperature.
Messia, referencing his No Love album, which featured Govana, Jahshii, Rytikal, and Prince Swanny, mused in one post, "I got a Billboard Album by myself."
"And biggest song in Dancehall since 2005," he added in another post.
"Big song and bad song different," he continued before highlighting it as a worthy successor to Paul's
Temperature, which reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 2005
|Mon, September 11, 2023 at 8:45 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Reggae/Dancehall superstar Capleton says he has never recorded songs written by anyone else, as doing so, according to him, appears inauthentic.
"There is no limit to our music, caw rememba seh it bring dat love; it bring dat soul. It have dat spiritual connection an it mek people get inna demself. It mek people cry you know, crying through that joy and dat love and the connection weh dem feel. Because rememba seh music a di function of the head and the heart you know, so dem communicate dem work enuh," he said during an interview with Television Jamaica's The Entertainment Report.
"That's why I don't sing songs that someone wrote, you know," he added.
"I mean I have to write what I feel so it is authentic so when I'm on the stage and I'm delivering then you know people can feel it because it is coming from my heart. It is something that I've been
through or suppm weh mi guh through. A it mi a
|Thurs, September 7, 2023 at 8:00 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Jamaican singer Shenseea says that she attended Beyoncé's Renaissance Concert Tour in Inglewood, California over the weekend not just as a fan, but also as an artist seeking inspiration.
The well-attended concert (as are all of Queen B's shows) saw the Blessed singer clad in a Gucci crystal embellished set, a white felt hat with baby blue trim, and complementary silver earrings.
She shared a series of photos and clips from the night, along with a caption that serves as a reminder that even those who inspire us are, in turn, inspired by others.
"In order to be an inspiration, you have to be inspired ? #renaissanceworldtour," she wrote on Instagram