Shenseea & Govana Earns Top Honors In Dancehall In 2020, Koffee Dropped Biggest Song

Shenseea and Govana earned top honors in dancehall last year.

If there was a word to describe 2020 when it comes to entertainment, we might go with the words of Spice, who said she didn’t make any money in 2020 due to the pandemic causing the industry to lock down and losing J$26.1 Billion in revenue. Things in Jamaica officially locked down in March 2020 as news spread that the covid-19 virus was deadly and highly contagious, and almost 10 months later, there is no ending in sight as yet.

The unique nature of the Jamaican entertainment industry, in particular, has placed the livelihood of many in the industry in a precarious position. Unlike the United States Recording industry, where artists depend on streams and sales, Jamaican artistes rely on tours and live performances locally and abroad. When things locked down, forcing a ban on events and gatherings, the primary sources of income for artistes were cut.

However, the challenges have not stopped those who are high performers as they pivoted to manage the new hardships. Instead of focusing on what was lost, many took to the studios to produce and release good music as they focused on streaming. Although some events moved online like Verzuz, Reggae Sumfest, Reggae Sunsplash, and various live corporate events, including Friday parring with Coppershot Music and other local DJs.

Among those being recognized as consistent performers are Shenseea and Govana, who pulled off the Female and Male Entertainer of the Year awards respectively by the Jamaica Gleaner’s 2020 Year in Review.

Both have been able to perform at an unrivaled level, releasing a number of singles that adds to their growing catalogues. Among Shenseea’s hits for the year are the releases of “Side Chick,” and “Lighter” – an international banger with Tarrus Riley cementing her growth as an artiste. Shenseea’s streams have been nothing short of admirable as she racked up 35 million views for the song and trending in the number one spot for weeks.

She also released a number of other singles, including “Silver Tongue Devil” featuring American-Jamaican Saxophonist Masego. She also released the catchy “Sure Sure,” “Bad Alone,” “Good Comfort,” “Rebel,” “Wasabi,” and “Zum.” Shenseea has arguably released more hits than any other artiste and is deserving of the award.

It was not all smooth sailing for Shenseea, who also lost her mother to cancer in June. However, in spite of that, she continued working and has reaped the rewards with a lucrative Pretty Little Thing endorsement deal and launching her eyelashes line.

Govana secured the Male artiste of the year award with his Convo series making it not only a hilarious mini-movie but catchy song and lyrics. Fans excitedly waited as the series was released in parts. ‘Likkle Bit a Money’ was also a hit so much so that the slang is now used in arguments and even quoted in the House of Representatives by the Local Government Minister as used as a point of defiance by those who broke the Disaster Risk Management Law.

Meanwhile Skillibeng on the other hand was breakthrough male artiste for the year. The artiste released hit after hit even though many said he’d be a one-hit-wonder with “Brik pan Brik.” He proved otherwise with the release of “Torpedo,” “Shake” featuring Jada Kingdom, and the banger “Crocodile Teeth.” Among his wins for the year are signing an international recording deal with Sony/ATV at the end of 2020.

Meanwhile, Shaneil Muir was recognized as Breakthrough Artiste of the Year by the Jamaica Gleaner. Among her biggest songs were “Yamabella,” definitely an independent ladies’ anthem as it rebukes women who act foolish to please men.

The artiste shared the news on her Instagram, thanking her fans for their support “TOP GYAL, grateful for the love.

Many artists in the industry sent their congratulations, including Jada Kingdom, who said “well deserved” Shenseea with heart emojis. Seanibremix, Cecile who said, “you deserve this Shaneil. Congrats. Mi Luv u eeesi.” Shaneil is definitely one to watch as she shows her versatility and creativity with “Same Guy” with Good Good Productions label-mate Denyque, who returned to music in 2020 after the birth of her daughter.

Koffee’s “Lockdown” was also recognized by the Gleaner as the Song of the Year, and we can see why as Koffee with Popcaan and others really gave us hope as many made plans post lockdown. We’re still looking on for the silver lining that we are sure will be coming in a few months with the advent of several vaccines now available to treat the spread of Covid.

Keyshia Cole Explains Why Ashanti Verzuz Was Again Canceled

Keyshia Cole offered concerned fans an explanation why her Verzuz battle with Ashanti didn’t happen.

Fans of Ashanti and Keyshia Cole will have to wait even longer for their Verzuz showdown. COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of dozens of concerts over the past year, and it seems that even virtual Verzuz battles are not immune. An announcement on the official Instagram account confirmed that the upcoming match-up between the two R&B stars that was set to take place on Saturday but has now been postponed.

“I’m so sorry the @verzuztv event didn’t happen!” Keyshia Cole wrote on Instagram. “I want you guys to kno, I really think @applemusic didn’t want to put staff/Production in danger along with @ashanti and myself. Due to the recent spike with the Corona virus …. I kno you all had get togethers and parties planned in states that were open. I’m so sorry! I love you guys, and thank you for the continued love and support over all these years!!! I BEEN READY! And I STAY READY.”

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“This has been an emotional week. In addition, as COVID-19 numbers continue to increase, safety is a top priority for us,” read the statement from the Verzuz team. “As much as we enjoy having everyone together in the same room, to protect the artists and everyone who works with us in putting the shows together, we’ll be going back to separate locations for a bit.”

Unfortunately for lovers of Keyshia and Ashanti, this is not the first time that their hopes have been put on hold. The original duel between the pair was scheduled for December 12th but had to be put on ice as the “Foolish” singer tested positive for coronavirus. Although she has recovered, it is understandable that the Verzuz organizers want to take every precaution with COVID-19 cases climbing by more than 200,000 per day.

The news of the postponement was met with much disappointment, with many on Twitter saying they no longer cared about the battle between the New York artist and the “Heaven Sent” singer. “If Ashanti and Keyshia scared to battle Verzuz just say that,” read one tweet.

Although organizers have not revealed a new date for the face-off, let’s hope that the third time’s the charm.

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Bob Marley’s Daughter Dismisses Reports Rita Marley Is Dead

Rita Marley is NOT dead.

Sometimes the internet can be a friend, and other times it can be a foe used by others for clickbait as it spreads misinformation. Such was the case of an internet hoax claiming that Rita Marley, the widow of Reggae Legend, Bob Marley was dead. In fact, Mrs. Marley is alive and well, as her oldest daughter, Cedella, shared a heartwarming video of her mother being anything but dead.

In a 37-second video on her Facebook page, Cedella posted a video of her and her 74-year-old mother, with Cedella wearing a mask asks her mom to say good morning as the two rocks to some Bob Marley music on Sirius XM. Cedella jokes with her mother, who then adds on some fashionable sunglasses. “Good morning, good morning, good morning. Mummy Say good morning Mummy,” Cedella says before turning the camera to Rita, who said good morning in a muffled voice.

The Marley matriarch suffered a stroke in 2016, which affected the muscles on one side of her face and affects her clarity of speech. Nevertheless, that didn’t stop her from looking fresh and glowing as her melanin skin glistened in the light. “She loves you,” Cedella says as Rita nods.

The video was captioned “Jamming wid Rita Marley on this beautiful day. Tune into Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio on Sirius XM for good music and better vibes.

Unscrupulous persons who shared the cruel hoax online also updated Marley’s Wikipedia page to say she passed away. Rita Marley was born Alfarita Constania Anderson on July 25, 1946, to her parents Cynthia ‘Beda’ Jarrett and Leroy Anderson in neighboring Cuba. She, however, grew up in Jamaica after being adopted by her aunt Viola, a well-respected seamstress on the island.

Rita got married to Bob Marley on February 10, 1966, and they would later go on to have several children together. The musically gifted matriarch was a member of the supporting vocalist group “I Three” as a backup singer for Bob Marley.

She also has several successful solo albums under her belt, including Who Feels It Knows It, Harambe, We Must Carry On which was nominated for a Grammy award in 1992.

NBA Youngboy And Yaya Mayweather Welcomes Their Baby Boy

NBA YoungBoy and Yaya Mayweather welcomed their baby boy.

The couple revealed news about the birth of their son on social media as the mother shared a cute snap of her son’s feet on her IG stories to the song ‘Mama’s Hand’ by Queen Naija. The couple has been dating over the past two years, with much drama surrounding their relationship.

Yaya Mayweather, who is Floyd Mayweather’s daughter, was accused of stabbing one of Youngboy’s other baby mother. The 20-year-old allegedly stabbed Lapattra Jacobs and was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as the two reportedly fought over the rap star after Yaya saw Jacobs at Youngboy’s home. The couple is still together, it seems.

The news of the new baby also adds to a growing number of children the rapper seems to be sowing. NBA YoungBoy has six children, and the latest addition means he now has seven kids at a ripe age of 21 years old. He recently welcomed a baby girl with Drea Symone in November of 2020. This is Yaya Mayweather’s first child, making her famous father a grandfather for the first time.

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Meanwhile, NBA YoungBoy is no longer on social media to share his reaction. However, it is speculated that his upcoming album Sincerely, Kentrell will speak to his fatherhood journey.

Meanwhile, the name of the baby has not been revealed as fans await the first look of the little man and hear his name.

YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Iyanna Mayweather have been dating on and off for two years now. The on-again-off-again couple have seen their fair share of drama on and off social media since their romance began in 2019.

Kings of Leon – The Bandit Lyrics

Play this song

[Verse 1]
Chiseled their names in stone
Heavy the load you tow
And the red horse is always close
And the fire don’t burn below

[Verse 2]
Two hundred miles to clear
Chasing a sound I hear
When the call brings them all to tears
And the hopes they all turn to fears

[Chorus]
And they’re walking around
With their heads in the cloud screaming
Must catch the bandit
Reckless abandon
Rundown and stranded
Must catch the bandit

[Verse 3]
Tracks in the dirt for days
Sniff out the fire ablaze
And the red door, it seems to sway
And it carries a heavy weight

[Chorus]
And they’re walking around
With their heads in the cloud screaming
Must catch the bandit
Reckless abandon
Rundown and stranded
Must catch the bandit

[Chorus]
And they’re walking around
With their heads in the cloud screaming
Must catch the bandit
Reckless abandon
Rundown and stranded
Must catch the bandit

Animals – I’m Gonna Change The World Lyrics

There’s one thing I’ve got to say
There’s got to be some changes made
No more black or white
No more left or right
I’m gonna change the world, baby
I’m gonna change the world, yeah!
I’ll switch the wrong to right (her on to right ?)
You can bet your life, baby, bet your life

Hold you far (cool your fire ?) and listen mister
Don’t cause no trouble for my brother and sister
Why don’t you look me in the face
Either that or leave my place
I’m gonna change the world, baby
I’m gonna change the world, waah yeah!
I’ll switch the wrong to right (her on to right ?)

You can bet your life, baby, bet your life, my life yeah!

Forget about what your folks told you
Make up your mind just what you wanna do
Just accept people for what they are
Or this old world won’t get very far
I’m gonna change the world, baby
I’m gonna change the world, oh yeah!
I’ll switch the wrong to right (her on to right ?)
You can bet your life, bet your life

You can bet your life, just bet your life
Well (..?)
There’s gotta be some changes made
I’m gonna change this world
I’m gonna change this world, waah yeah

Marlon Craft – At The Door Lyrics

Waitin’ for my train of thought to leave Manhattan
It’s been in the tunnel, I’m tryna see the sun
Been through a lot of hard times tryna believe in actions
But not one ever felt like time for me to run
And I’m addicted to dopamine
And hopes and dreams
And folks I’ve seen
But feel like I speak a different language than everyone round me, word to Portuguese
They be like "Damn, bruh’s ill"
And I appreciate the kudos
Shit ain’t all sweet, gotta appreciate the glucose
It’s hard to stick together with your team, we keep the glue close
We be feelin’ down in my town, you can hear us play The Blue Note

And when it’s time to go I’mma ride out
I’ll be on the road, f*ck a hideout
Even my darkest times, wouldn’t white out
Listen, this is mine now
I wish I could cry but I ain’t got nothin to cry ’bout, homie
Shit, I just hope I die before my pride outgrow me
I’ll be at the door
My life knock, knock, knock, knock

I feel my youth slip away

I ain’t mean it to end
I’m in a land where everything gotta be a means to an end
Which you get to pick first? The means or the end?
That sequence depends
And that’s a shitty diaper to be sittin in
And givin’ your life for the fight to be brighter
Than what your nights were when you believed that they could end
And yet still they can’t see how we different but basically same
Like stoppin’ at Essex v. Delancey, shit
The days and times of an impatient mind
As I look for now what I will later find
No bread, just a body
Blood ain’t made of wine
Scary images above my shoulders in this frame of mind
But I’ll be ok with time

And when it’s time to go I’mma ride out
I’ll be on the road, f*ck a hideout
Even my darkest times, wouldn’t white out
Listen, this is mine now
I wish I could cry but I ain’t got nothin’ to cry ’bout, homie
Shit, I just hope I die before my pride outgrow me
I’ll be at the door
My life knock, knock, knock, knock

Key Glock – Off The Porch Lyrics

[Intro]
(ChaseTheMoney, ChaseTheMoney!)
Glizock
Yuh

[Chorus]
Ay, I jumped off the Porsche then I jumped in the booth, I used to ride 10 speeds now I got a new coupe (yuh)
Young nigga humble but I play it off cool, but don’t think this shit a game I’ll put you on the news (yuh)
Choppaz on us, put them choppaz on you, yea the bean red and green but the bankroll blue (yuh)
Got a bad bitch she got a bankroll too, yea I be poppin’ my shit, she be poppin’ shit too (pop)

[Verse 1]
Hatin’ ass niggas tryna’ watch my moves (what?)
Ice and bling but the Glock go boom
Cappin’ ass niggas can’t do what I do (yuh)
Big Glock bitch and you know how I do it (YEA!)
These dog ass hoes can’t fool me, I got em’ all choosing, got em’ want to chew mе (YEA!)
Diamonds dancing on me like Uzi, choppa keep Bruce Lee, pullin’ up too deep
Yuh, wit my .223, it’s a baby choppa I’ll rock ya ass to sleep
I been sippin’ codеine, this shit got me too geeked
Yuh, too geeked

[Verse 2]
I been sippin’ codeine, high for like two weeks
Smokin’ on so strong, yo shit too weak
f*ckin’ up the ozone, burnin’ so many trees (yea, yea)
Play n’ you can get burnt too, young nigga straight out the South Memphis Zoo
And I don’t play by the rules, I know a nigga bitch, then again I’m a goon (yuh)
Big ass stick, I’ll clear out the room
I’ll clear out your block when I bring out the broom (YEA!)
Big ass stick, I’ll clear out the room
(I’ll clear out your block when I bring out the broom)
(Bitch)

[Chorus]
Ay, I jumped off the Porsche then I jumped in the booth, I used to ride 10 speeds now I got a new coupe (yuh)
Young nigga humble but I play it off cool, but don’t think this shit a game I’ll put you on the news (yuh)
Choppaz on us, put them choppaz on you, yea the bean red and green but the bankroll blue

Got a bad bitch she got a bankroll too, yea I be poppin’ my shit, she be poppin’ shit too (yuh)

[Verse 3]
Heater on my side, don’t test my cool
I fire up a wood and go straight to the moon
These niggas cap about a lotta shit that they do
I’m Mr. Glock nigga I’ll take ya ass to school
I never trust a bitch, that’s some shit I can’t do
Nah, nigga that’s some shit I can’t do
(I never chase a bitch, that’s some shit I can’t do)
Yuh, cause I’m too busy chasin’ loot
I’m all out west smokin’ Dubees like Snoop
Yuh, I’m playin’ with the blues, shit I should have went to Duke
Glock be the name and I do what I do
If you think this shit a game then you must be a fool (fool)
Huh, yea, you must be a fool
I got a bag on me, I put a bag on you (Put a bag on you )
Yuh, put a bag on him too
Nigga, if I was you, I’d be mad at me too

[Chorus]
Ay, I jumped off the Porsche then I jumped in the booth, I used to ride 10 speeds now I got a new coupe (yuh)
Young nigga humble but I play it off cool, but don’t think this shit a game I’ll put you on the news (yuh)
Choppaz on us, put them choppaz on you, yea the bean red and green but the bankroll blue
Got a bad bitch she got a bankroll too, yea I be poppin’ my shit, she be poppin’ shit too (yuh)

[Verse 1]
Hatin’ ass niggas tryna’ watch my moves (what?)
Ice and bling but the Glock go boom
Cappin’ ass niggas can’t do what I do (yuh)
Big Glock bitch and you know how I do it (YEA!)
These dog ass hoes can’t fool me, I got em’ all choosing, got em’ want to chew me (YEA!)
Diamonds dancing on me like Uzi, choppa keep Bruce Lee, pullin’ up too deep (pow, pow)
(Wit my .223)

Zayn – Vibez Lyrics

[Chorus]
Don't keep me waiting
I've been waiting all night to get closer
And you already know I got it for ya
You know the vibes, know the vibes, put it on ya
If it movin' too fast, we go slower
Baby, lose it from me, mediocre
You know the vibes, know the vibes

[Verse]
You and me here in this room
Imagining things we could do
Won't tell no lies, no lies to you
I need you here, I need you here
Mind run 'round, we touchin' slow
Just say the word, I'm ready to go
Anticipation plays after four
I need you now

[Pre-Chorus]
Baby, I'ma get you right now, baby
When I touch you tell me how it feels
Trust me, I'ma make it feel surreal
Baby, mine, you're mine
I'ma do all the things
Type of things that happen in your dreams
Girl, you're right where you need to be
Just don't keep me
[Chorus]
Don't keep me waiting

I've been waiting all night to get closer
And you already know I got it for you
You know the vibes, know the vibes, put it on ya
If it movin' too fast, we go slower
Baby, lose it from me, mediocre
You got the vibes, got the vibes

[Bridge]
It for me, do it fast, do it fast

[Pre-Chorus]
Baby, I'ma get you right now, baby
When I touch you tell me how it feels
Trust me, I'ma make it feel surreal
Baby, mine, you're mine
I'ma do all the things
Type of things that happen in your dreams
Girl, you're right where you need to be
Just don't keep me

[Chorus]
Don't keep me waiting
I've been waiting all night to get closer
Yeah, you already know I got it for you
You know the vibes, know the vibes, put it on ya
If it movin' too fast, we go slower
Baby, lose it from me, mediocre
You got the vibes, got the vibes