This was meant to be yesterday's post but for obvious reasons (death of legend Gregory Isaacs) I didn't post it.
RIP Gregry (no typo / Jamaicans will understand we don't pronounce the o in GregOry... fi wha'?)
Tune of the Day: Gregory Isaacs 'What a Feeling'
Another Sly & Robbie produced hit. Greatest duo in music history? Quite possibly. Yes, this plus Tune In and Soon Forward from yesterday are all Gregry and Sly & Robbie songs.
12 year-old Lil McKell sprats Shanni Cuppcake
This is jokes! Yout' is mackin'. The end could have been better though. Please say he has one with Sadie Ama. Regular readers will know why.
p.s. I'm bringing "sprattin'" back. Sprattin = to court a lady. You know we "speak in slang like this"
NBA Jam is back!
Epic game as a yout'! If you never experienced it on the SNES or arcade, your life is incomplete. Doubt this will live up to it to be honest. The commentary was almost as great as the gameplay. "From dowwwwwwwntowwwn!" "He's on fire!" "Boom-shaka-laka!" got used on the football pitch.
Vybz Kartel and Busta Rhymes voicing together in Jamaica
If you don't follow me on Twitter, I tweeted "Busta Rhymes working with Vybz Kartel? Rick Ross, Jah Cure and Mavado drops on Tuesday? See the trend yet?" I tweeted during the intermission at Sister Act (with Whoopi) in the theatre that we over at MTV Wrap Up endorse dancehall. I'm waiting to see how long before the others realise what's going on. When you do, holla at me for the best interviews. I gets certification from hardcore dancehall fans and industry to people that don't know what's good with the same interview. Not being big headed, it's real talk.
Rihanna and Drake do Island Pop
Continuing with the point from above, Rihanna's second single fresh in the same island pop vein Rudeboy and Sean Kingston's Dutty Love left off. I'm not even a Drake fan but he kills it. This tune is dirts!!! Rihanna excels on these tracks. She said she brought out the dancehall couture for the video. I'd like to hear Chino or Konshens spit on this. Hope there's a dancehall remix like Rudeboy feat Assassin/Agent Sasco
p.s. The square root of 69 isn't 8 something roun' 'ere
Jessie J got talent
I, like the whole "cool, in-the-know" world, ventured down to Hoxton Bar and Grill to watch much talked about singer/songwriter Jessie J perform. I'd like to add absolutely-hilarious to the singer/songwriter bit too. If she couldn't sing, I'd feel no way in encouraging her to pursuit comedy and still write songs. Her talk/jokes between songs absolutely killed me. Had to hold down the laughter. Hold tight the lucky lady (yes you this time) *shout laugh "ahhh-haaaaaaar"*
Interaction with the crowd second-to-none also. I'm a cool, calm and composed dude that does a little head-nodding thing. You know those pricks you see holding up the wall at raves and think "Why did you pay to come if you're gonna give the wall support"? That's me. Anyway, long story shorter than it could be (you know I does this rambling ting), she pointed me out and encouraged me to do her happy dance during a song.
On to the performance, she killed it! Generic term doesn't quite sum it up really but her voice is amazing. Yes, another one of those generic/overused word that doesn't quite explain what I'm feeling.
I don't remember many of the titles of songs but this stood out to me (it has reggae in there innit) and I remembered the name. The whole set was serious though
I wasn't too sure about the single 'Do It Like A Dude' until I saw this acoustic version.
Throwback Tune of the Day: Spice Girls 'Holler'
I don't have to Real Badman Never Afraid this one. Everyone rated this tune back then. Darkchild made an absolute banger with this. He was the man then. Loved it then, dug it out the other day and it still knocks hard. Could still be a new song. I'd drop this in a rave if I DJ'd... You KNOW Mel B was gassed when they recorded this innit? Probably thought "Finally a song I would dance to". She looked the most enthusiastic in the video too. Can't say I blame her
#iWoodSpecial: back then, in order Mel B (Scary) >>>>>>>>>>> Geri (Ginger) >>>> Emma > Victoria Beckham (Posh) >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Mel C (the butch/podgy Sporty one)
Disclaimer: before I get any comments about me calling Mel C podgy, I like a weight if it looks good on her. It didn't suit her AT ALL. I know she had an eating disorder shortly afterwards, but that isn't my fault.
Taken from TOTP (RIP). Hold tight Richard Blackwood at the end. Didn't even remember him hosting this