Messenjah Reunites: Legendary Canadian Reggae Band Returns with “We’ve Had It”

Photos courtesy of Messenjah

Have you ever had enough of the constant barrage of negative news stories in the world?  From corrupt governments, police brutality and other horrible events, there doesn’t seem to be much good news.  One band, in particular, is tired of all of this and they have something to say about it … 

“We’ve had it!

With all the games you’re playing,

while the system is failing now.

We’ve had it!

With all the lies you’re telling

my heart is rebelling.

We’ve had it!

Babylon is falling,

now the people are leaving town.”

These powerful lyrics by Canada’s legendary reggae pioneers, Messenjah, have returned with their brand new music video, “We’ve Had It”.  The current band members consists of Rupert “Ojiji” Harvey (Lead vocals and guitar), Carl ” Carlos Bandana” Harvey (Lead guitar and vocals – lead guitar player of Toots and the Maytals for over two decades), Charles ” Tower” Sinclair  (Bass), Hailie ” Slyly” Yeates  (Percussion and Keyboards), Orville ” Wiz” Malcolm (Keyboards and Vocals) and Robert “Hagar” Stephenson (Drums and Vocals). 

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Golden Chyld Gives Us a Video Shout-Out from Toronto, Canada!

*All Photos Courtesy of Nu Dynasty Music and C.W. Entertainment.

Greetings #TeamWorldReggae!  We hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July and/or Canada Day celebration.  This summer has been a great season for reggae music!

We would like to thank Golden Chyld, from Toronto, Canada, for his wicked video shout-out for our blog.  Check out our features on his latest hits “Rise Up” and “Joanna Wine”.  Also, be sure to listen to his summer hit with Cuban artist, Yus Diva, called “A Man Like You”.  In this reggaeton jam, Cuba meets Jamaica!  You can follow Golden Chyld on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

Watch Golden Chyld’s video shout-out and listen to “A Man Like You”.  How do you like his new collaboration with Yus Diva?  Comment below!

Get Ready to “Rise Up” with Golden Chyld

 

Golden Chyld "Rise Up" now available on iTunes.

Golden Chyld “Rise Up” now available on iTunes.

*All photos courtesy of and provided by Golden Chyld

After the success with his previous single, “Joanna Wine”, Canadian-born reggae artist, Golden Chyld, returns with his follow up single “Rise Up”.

This up-tempo, drum-driven reggae anthem flows with conscious lyrics that urges social action.  “The single ‘Rise Up’ was one of the core messages I wanted to convey to people for 2014.  Irrespective of what you’re going through, rising against all odds and doing your part to make society a better place is always one of the most lasting impacts you can make.  That’s what I want to do with my music: leave a lasting impact on fans and society,” Golden Chyld tells us.

“Rise Up” is now available on iTunes.  You can follow Golden Chyld on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

What do you think of “Rise Up”?  Comment below!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s Your Viewers’ Choice: Top 20 Reggae & Dancehall Love Songs from Around the World

*Photos: Various Sources

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked all of you (the viewers)  to submit your favorite reggae and dancehall love songs from around the world.  Thank you everyone for your excellent song suggestions.  Although we couldn’t include every single video, we included the most requested songs.   In no specific order, here are your top picks for this lovely month of February (which is also National Reggae Month).  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Alexus Rose “Left Out” (USA)

Romain Virgo “Soul Provider” (Jamaica)

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Golden Chyld Addresses Infidelity in “Joanna Wine”

*All photos courtesy of Golden Chyld and used with permission.

Have you ever been cheated on?  If so, you can definitely relate to the lyrics of Golden Chyld’s brand new song “Joanna Wine”.  This Canadian dancehall/reggae artist addresses the issue of infidelity that plagues our society.  During the chorus, Golden Chyld sings to his unfaithful significant other:

“Well you got Joe, well meet Miss Joanna Wine.

[She doesn’t] only love me my for my dollar card.

When I’m with you, she’ll be on my mind,

And all she wants is my time.”

In this plot driven music video, Golden Chyld handles his situation on his own terms.  Instead of getting mad, he gets even and finds a mistress of his own.  Watch until the end to see the conclusion of his story (there’s a nice twist that we won’t give away)!

What do you think of Golden Chyld’s music video for “Joanna Wine”?  Comment below!

You can follow Golden Chyld on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and MySpace.  “Joanna Wine” is available now on iTunes.

Juno Award-Winning Canadian Artist, Elaine “Lil Bit” Shepherd, Gives Us the Scoop on “Sweet Love”

*All photos courtesy of Elaine Shepherd

Elaine “Lil Bit” Shepherd is one of Canada’s best reggae singers in the music industry today.  Born in Bahrain and raised in Vancouver BC, this soulful songstress won the 2011 Juno Award for Best Reggae Recording for “Likkle But Mi Tallawah” and was nominated again in 2013 for the same award for “Move Ya”.  Her smooth, silky vocal style combined with sweet reggae rhythms continues to capture the hearts of many across the world.  In fact, Elaine has shared the stage with reggae veteran Junior Reid, Biggz General (Bob Marley’s grandson), Dax Lion and Skibu Foster (just to name a few).

Her lover’s rock song, “Sweet Love”, from her debut album “Move Ya” is one of our all-time favorites.  We got a chance to chat with Elaine before she left for her Toronto/Jamaica tour about the story behind the “Sweet Love”:

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