Dancehall icons Sister Nancy, Lady G, 1996 Reggae album Grammy nominee Sister Carol, Shelly Thunder, Junie Ranks and Angie Angel, have teamed up in a six-the-hard-way promotional effort, making it clear to promoters that they are ready to rock stage shows.
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The Dancehall fraternity might need a day of Truth and Reconciliation, following confessions from Tanya Stephens that she had joined forces with Lady Saw to lyrically disparage Lady G; Spice owning up to her role as a confederate of the Heels On singer to rival Tanya herself, and allegations made by Macka Diamond that Spice and Lady Saw had conspired to derail her career.
Queen of Dancehall Spice was in for a pleasant surprise when Bronx rapper Capella Grey joined her on stage at the Best Of The Best Music Fest at Bayfront Park in Miami on Sunday night.
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day today, March 8, there is one Dancehall song that has remained timeless in expression of women’s rights.
Veteran Dancehall deejay Lady G has revealed the source of inspiration for her 2013 double-entendre song Herbie, noting that it arose from the fact that she became a ‘ganja baby’ after her first trip to the parish of Westmoreland as a youth.
Former Main Street Dancehall artiste Red Rat has revealed that he was the person ad-libbing and making cartoonish sounds in most of the tracks on the Danny Browne-produced Filthy riddim (commonly referred to as Traffic Blocking) in 1998, which was sampled by US rapper Nicki Minaj for her Megatron track in 2019.
Dancehall has been an obeah-themed drama series over the past two weeks, starring deejay Spice and spiritual advisor Nardo ‘RT Boss’ Smith, with supporting characters Macka Diamond and several female dancers.
The legendary dancehall artiste Lady G, known for her lyrical prowess, stage presence, and no-nonsense attitude, is putting herself out there with her official YouTube page and says she is looking forward to doing more of the work she loves on her own terms.
There are a couple of legendary dancehall artistes that continue to pop up in the media from time to time, namely Shabba Ranks, Super Cat, Lady Saw and Lexus just for example.
The dancehall genre of music has evolved tremendously over the years becoming a global phenomenon, particularly from the rise of female artistes that have emerged on the scene.
The Best of the Best music fest will have an all-female, star-studded lineup at this year’s staging as the concert organizers look to celebrate woman empowerment across the popular genres of Caribbean music.