It’s the end of the week and there’s a brand new supply of music from several top artists.
Trinidad’s Prince Swanny, who’s the only Dancehall artist on Roc Nation’s EQ roster, has unveiled the second single from his upcoming album. The other Caribbean star making big international moves is Shenseea, who appears in two mega collaborations this week with Nigerian singer Fireboy DML and American singer Chris Brown, plus another with American singer Charlie Puth and Scottish DJ Calvin Harris.
Jada Kingdom has finally appeased fans with her problems, while newly crowned Queen of Dancehall Spice brought the vibes with some must-see moves. On a serious note, Bounty Killer, Cham, Chronixx and Runkus have strong messages in their new tracks.
There’s a lot more to enjoy; stream the tracks and check out the music videos below.
Baby Cham & Bounty Killer – Blood Clxxt
Cham and Bounty Killer are fed up as they take aim at the government, while unleashing their disgust with modern-day criminals. “Bay tings a happen and nobody naa talk, and some a di killer dem a move so dark. Cause when dem a hunt like hawk, no woman and no kids cyaa walk, mek mi cuss Blood Claat,” Killer sings.
The two deejays take to the inner city streets in the Shane creative-directed music video to lyrically fight the injustice in the communities, as news clippings – “Where is Donna-Lee Donaldson?” – flicker across the screen. “Police have gun but dem gun too short. Another body end up on another handcart and crime rate is off a di chart and our leader dem nuh two smart, weh mi seh Blood Claat,” Cham adds in some of his verses. Watch the video below:
Chronixx, Runkus & Toddla T – Pretty Suit
Chronixx returns to our screens this week to team up with Runkus on a new single Pretty Suit. You guessed it; the two brethren have a strong message for the youths – the heathens rather. “Swear them cute, true dem dress up inna pretty suit, make me tell you sumtm likkle youth Babylon tree never bear fruit,” the Skankin Sweet singer delivers on the hook. Runkus nails in his supporting verses “Represent where you from, Jah nuh dead, give thanks.”
In a true representation of where he’s from, director Runkus captures footage of his hometown Portmore, St. Catherine in the music video, which officially dropped on August 4 (see below). The single, Pretty Suit, produced by Toddla T appears on the album – OUT:SIDE – a collaborative set with Runkus.
Fireboy DML & Chris Brown – Diana featuring Shenseea
Matching the easy sultry flows that her collaborators issue as they hanker for their love Diana to stay, Shenseea emerges to remind the fellas she’s in a league of her own. “UFO, Mi no ordinary and dats why you want have me from sun up …If you don’t want me to go, I need you to know, mi come first like a intro …” she sings. Diana appears on Fireboy DML’s newly released third studio album, Play Boy, which debuted today, Friday, August 5.
Calvin Harris – Obsessed featuring Charlie Puth & Shenseea
In another feature with Charlie Puth on the Calvin Harris-produced single Obsessed, Shenseea shares top-tier vocals, dishing her hot girl swag in verses, “Hot gyal body look like it live in a gym enuh. Ain’t gonna submit to a man… Mi nuh stress over boys, I can do without em cause I got my toys.” The new single forms part of Calvin Harris’ 16 – track Funk Wav Bounces (Vol. 2) project, which debuted today (August 5)- five years after his Vol. 1 release.
Calvin Harris – Woman Of The Year featuring Stefflon Don, Chlöe & Coi Leray
Another Jamaican feature on Calvin Harris’s Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 project is British singer Stefflon Don, appearing on the song Woman of the Year along with Chlöe and Coi Leray. Check out the official audio here:
Spice, Jugglerz – Sexercise
Leave it to Spice to bring the vibes with her new release Sexercise. Strutting into the new Bart The Mastermind-directed music video with her vintage boom box in hand, Spice gets to work with her girls to show audiences her ‘sexercise’ routine.
“Standing bicycle, dribble dribble, quint and squeeze, open you foot like a football goal, stand toe touch while you make yuh batty roll … Sexercise is a good exercise!” Watch the video here:
Jada Kingdom – GPP
After weeks of teasing her new track GPP, Jada Kingdom has finally dropped the full version, taking listeners through a tale about her “good pvssy problems.” Acting off an impulse on a lonely night, the singer has found herself in a bit of a pickle. “I’ve put it down on the wrong one, we aint got nothing in common,” she sings, “Mi pvmpvm tun good boy in a mad man, now I got good pvssy problems.”
Produced by Di Genius, the 1960s-style beat is all original instrumentation. (no samples)
Listen more below:
Prince Swanny – Against The World
Against The World is the second single from Prince Swanny’s Swanology album, coming this Fall from the artist’s own ZTEKK imprint and Roc Nation’s Equity Distribution (EQ). He revisits the style of his signature tune Catch 22 on Against The World, taking listeners inside his private life on a meditative, piano-driven beat from producer 47 On Da Beat. The official video drops on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Shane O, Chronic Law – Dark Room Remix
Taking his profound Dark Room for a spin, Shane O teams up with Chronic Law to breathe new life into a remix track. Blending Shane’s highly relatable experiences of despair with his own, the Law Boss unveils his version of ‘dark’ moments in verses, “Man couldn’t see no light but mi walk through … love the dark couldn’t put mi problems pon video light. Mi nuh write, if you want me reason just bring a mic, uno realize when mi a voice a me alone in a di dark room.”
Silk Boss – Rocky Road
Silk Boss pens a painful narrative in his new single Rocky Road; detailing his witness of a killing that was just too close to home. “Dem kill mi friend infront mi eye and now mi heart scar deep …” the deejay says in his verses. On the hook Silk Boss tunes, “Nobody don’t know the pain I feel,” in his quest for vengeance. “Have the matic pon mi belly ah bleach in ah bush fi weeks a run from police, cause if dem catch me dog a down a Madded mi reach.” Watch the video here:
Vybz Kartel featuring Squash – Giant
Vybz Kartel and Squash have it all in their latest collaboration Giant. If you didn’t know just how well connected or how deep their pockets run, the new single is a detailed supply of evidence. Besides the houses, cars, guns, girls and riches, Kartel has set his aim to run for Prime Minister, boasting he’s already locked in votes from “every gal in a di 14 parish” and secured Squash for Minister of Security because “him full a shoes.” Listen here: