WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Ras Fraser Jr. “Feel Good Today”

Ras Fraser Jr. returns in the new video for his forthcoming single “Feel Good Today”, premiering today ahead of its public release only on Top Shelf Music! The established Jamaican dancehall artist pays tribute to the late Slaughta Bone — an Atlanta legend gone too soon. Instead of dwelling in sadness for the loss, Ras […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Ras Fraser Jr. “Jealousy”

Rastafarian Ras Fraser Jr. returns in this comedic world video premiere of “Jealousy”, a song previously featured on the Sheng Slang Riddim album via Giddimani Records. The single asks why people carry such jealousy of others around in their hearts — “God knows!?” Greed and envy manifest in many ways, even at an everyday car […]

Mellow Mood resurfaces with “Laser Sight”

Italian reggae masters Mellow Mood have returned with the perfect modern jam to ease you into warmer weather. “Laser Sight” — available across all streaming platforms now — fires off its message with strength from the very beginning. It is a song reminding us to always keep our focus forward and make sure to never […]

Blvk H3ro x Green Lion Crew release hard-hitting “Higher Heights” single

Jamaican singer-songwriter Blvk H3ro is back, collaborating with American producers Green Lion Crew for the first time in his latest “Higher Heights” single. The moral-meets-dancehall track encapsulates the confusion and fear of this past year perfectly, being written in H3ro’s home in 8 Mile, JA at the onset of the lockdown in March. “I know […]

VirtuS gets sensual in “Summer Love Ending” video

Italian reggae artist VirtuS has released a new music video for his nostalgic and moody, yet vibrant and vivacious dancehall hit “Summer Love Ending”. Written, produced, mixed and mastered by VirtuS himself, the song delivers heavy doses of an old-school atmosphere and produces vintage summer vibes molded into a more innovative, modern sound, helping to […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Blakkamoore “Mek It Play”

Hip hop-reggae artist Blakkamoore releases his highly-anticipated new single “Mek It Play” on October 30th, an entity only available off his forthcoming Upward Spiral Deluxe Edition LP with Lustre Kings out November 13th. You read that right: welcome to the world premiere of “Mek It Play”, one whole day of streaming before the single hits […]

Roots and Tings’ “Election Time” surges with raw political honesty

Every four years we feel it. Every four years we dread it. The overwhelming frustration and, for some, fear that comes with ‘Election Time’ in America. The never-ending flood of lies and misinformation, cheap political promises and in the case of the current administration, the blatant and obvious sexism, classism and racism seem to invade our […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Papa Rosko “When You Say Nothing At All”, feat. Gyptian

Papa Rosko might be emerging on the scene, with his debut full-length on the horizon, yet he is far from inexperienced. Based now in the cultural melting pot of South Florida, Papa Rosko’s beginnings were humble, hailing originally from Nashville, Tennessee where he fronted a reggae band by the name of Voodoo Possum. It was […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Ras Fraser Jr. “Bad Breed Bobo”

Ras Fraser Jr. returns in glorious red, gold and green fashion in this world music video premiere for “Bad Breed Bobo”. Shot and directed by Banks Films, Ras Fraser Jr. dances amongst his men, singing “I don’t take no disrespect from no one”. Watch out for “Bad Breed Bobo”, holding down Portmore, JA! Welcome to […]

RastaBwoyKell brings forth religious fervor in ‘Revelations 19’ EP

Rap-reggae producer and artist RastaBwoyKell might have been born and raised out of southside Chicago, yet his roots grow strong in Rastafarianism. Bringing the biblical verse Revelations 19 to life in his latest EP, the religious and political activist poses several Truths in the face of widespread misinformation and oppression — we simply don’t know […]

John Legend marks Juneteenth with ‘Bigger Love’ LP

A second after the stroke of midnight on Juneteenth (aka, June 19th, a day commemorating the final emancipation of black slaves in 1865), John Legend unleashed his highly anticipated full-length album Bigger Love to the public. Four years have lapsed since Legend’s last Darkness and Light LP heightened the soulful superstar’s career ever-higher and, let […]

Fyah Roiall explodes in “Energy” single

Up-and-coming Jamaican artist Fyah Roiall defies classification, mashing UK grime with American trap and dancehall into something new, dubbed ‘grimehall’. Grimehall — or traphall, depending on preference — is a rising trend for JA artists, taking modern twists from other parts of the world to mix with traditional Caribbean music, rendering edgy rap-reggae paired to […]

Jonathan Emile adds Etana in his “Canopy (Remix)” single

Jamaican-Canadian crooner, activist and poet Jonathan Emile has released a remix of his song, “Canopy”! The addition of sweet, sexy vocals by GRAMMY-nominated reggae artist Etana heightens the sounds of the already old-time ska-meets-tropical vibes, emphasized in her beautiful voice and creative energy.  The two share a sweet and playful exchange as they envision what […]

‘World A Reggae Riddim 2019’ album review

With combinations of sweet harmonies and rhythmic grooves, reggae is music that, generally speaking, contains socially conscious messages and music set to distinctive Caribbean back beats. Although reggae has become synonymous with laidback and chill vibes, it is just as often thoroughly spiritual and passionately political. From the angelic rhythms of 1970s roots reggae to […]

Tifa drops “JA Party” single

Dancehall diva, Tifa, is ready to get the party started with her latest summery single “JA Party” – a track about, well, the finer things in life. The song is the second in sequence to hit digital outlets off Tifa's forthcoming 15-track album, set to be available later this summer, after her bangin’ “Buss A […]