Monday, October 30, 2006

El Mariel

Pitbull aka "305" and also known as “Tony Montana”

His previous album the gold platinum “M.I.A.M.I” (Money Is A Major Issue) is still playing in my car n house stereo.

His new album “El Mariel” is my fav album of the year 2006 and I just cant get enough of it..

Monday, October 16, 2006

Jamaican Rastafarians & Judaism!!!

Part I

King Solomon’s dynasty

It all starts with King Solomon the son of David (Prophet Suleiman the son of prophet Daud) being the wise ruler of an empire centred on the united kingdom of Israel.

In the Hebrew Tanakh (Old Testament) he is identified as the final king before the northern Kingdom of Israel and the southern Kingdom of Judah split.

In the time of King Solomon (prophet Suleiman), Queen Makeba aka Queen Balqis ruled over the empire of Sheba (Saba) which consisted of Ethiopia, Yemen, Egypt & parts of Persia. A well known story of Solomon says that he came to know about Queen Balqis through a talking bird (Hoopoe) that informed him of the great rich ruler that had people worshipping the sun. Solomon invites her to submit to “God the most Gracious & Merciful”.

And so the queen responds by sending gifts to Solomon which offend him. He begins to make preparations for war as he returns the envoys of the Queen with the gifts. The queen then decides to personally visit him. Cutting the story short it is said that the Queen married Solomon converting her to the God of Abraham which she then changed her empire to, the religion was Judaism.

On her return, Balqis (Makeba) was pregnant by Solomon and had promised him that if she bore a son she would send the boy to Jerusalem for instruction by his father. The son was born in Eritrea and was named Menelik I, true to the promise the boy was sent having sworn that as heir and successor to the kingdom he would return to Ethiopia. When Menelik was leaving his father back to Ethiopia, King Solomon saw to it that he was accompanied by the sons of his priests; he wanted to ensure that the religion of Abraham would continue in Ethiopia.

Menelik I then became the first Emperor, King of Kings of Ethiopia. According to legend, he founded the Solomonic dynasty that ruled Ethiopia for close to three thousand years and 225 generations later ended with the fall of Emperor Haile Selassie in 1974.

Part II

The Lion of Judah

Within Judaism the Lion of Judah has its origins in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) where the Israelite tribe Judah had the lion as its symbol. It is said that the patriarch Jacob (Yaqub) referred to his son as Judah as a Gur Aryeh a “Young Lion”. With modern Jews, variations or translations of the word “Lion” have been used as a substitute name for Judah.

In Rastafari, “The Lion of Judah” represents His Imperial Majest Haile Selassie I being him the direct descendent of the Israelite Tribe of Judah. The name/family background that links him to King Solomon the son of David.

Part III

The Rise of Rastafari

Ethiopia had symbolized all of Africa for the slave-descended Jamaicans since as far back as 1784

Garvey the founder of “United Negro Improvement Association” in Jamaica had a prophecy known as the “Look
Africa” which then became the seed for Jamaican Rastafari, the spark that started the revolution “Rastafarianism”.

Many wonder why was it named Rastafari?! It was so called that because “Ras Tafari” was Haile Selassie’s given name. To the Rastafarians he was the Living God of Abraham and Isaac, He Whose Name Should Not Be Spoken.

Monday, October 09, 2006


Click here to see amazing performance

Born in
West Chester, PA and raised in White Plains, NY, the young man formerly known as Matthew Miller would undertake a monumental odyssey before discovering his path - and voice - as Matisyahu (the Hebrew equivalent of "Matthew," and the name he became known by when he became observant). Via adventures in Colorado, Israel, Oregon, and New York City, he not only heard a profound spiritual calling, but also discerned a revolutionary way to share his discoveries and reflections, via the reggae and hip-hop sounds that had long been an integral part of his day-to-day soundtrack.

Matisyahu studied Torah seriously in Hadar Hatorah, a yeshiva for returnees to Judaism, and he wrote and recorded his first album while still a student there. He counts among his musical inspirations Bob Marley, Phish, and Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, while giving credit to Rabbi Simon Jacobson's book Toward A Meaningful Life for the lyrical inspiration to the title song of his new album, Youth.

Matisyahu & Kenny Muhammad

The music, developed partly with his backing band Roots Tonic has a unique sound, mixing reggae, traditional rap, and guitar solos typical of rock music. His fans are of different walks of life, religions, and ethnicities. He sometimes performs with Kenny Muhammad, a Muslim beatboxer. Matisyahu's major label debut album was produced by avant-garde musician and producer Bill Laswell, with minor contribution by pop producers Jimmy Douglass and the Ill Factor.

His reggae vocal style is along the lines of traditional Rasta Roots stylings mixed with dub sound.

On Youth, Matisyahu explores his musical universe. Produced by legendary reggae and dub producer Bill Laswell, with additional production by Jimmy Douglass and Ill Factor. The character of the album's thirteen new songs span a wide gamut. From the stark acoustic guitar driven track "What I'm Fighting For" to the syncopated African rhythms of "Ancient Lullabye" to the bumping beats, burbling bass, and of "Jerusalem," YOUTH is definitely a creative step forward for the band, one they are excited to bring to their audiences.

His Website

Saturday, October 07, 2006

New tracks OCT/1

Here are some new tracks y’all can search/download n enjoy..

50 Cent ft. Eminem, Cashis & Lloyd Banks - You Don't Know
Deemah - Lady
Pitbull - Lengua Afuera (Prod. by Mr.Collipark)
Corey 'Latif' Williams - Stop Sayin'
J-Shin - All I Got Is Love
Nick Cannon ft. Fatman Scoop - It's Your Birthday
J-Shin ft. Tampa Tony - Like I Used To Do
Sterling ft. Sean Paul (of The YoungBloodz) - Jump Off
Corey 'Latif' Williams - What's Da Deal
Casely - Simple Love
RL ft. Short Da Great - MySpace Lady
Hani - Who's That Girl
Pitbull ft. Fat Joe & Sinful- Que Tu Sabes Eso
J-Shin - If I Fall In Love
Luke Q. ft. Tyrese - Ghetto Life
Frost ft. Mr. Sancho - Ride With Me
Lumidee ft. Notch - Feel Like Making Love (RMX)

Raje Shwari - Masala (Prod. by Timbaland)
Lloyd Banks ft. Freeway, Tony Yayo, M.O.P. & Spider Loc - G-Unit In The House
Faheem (Of Boyz II Men) ft. Slim - Shawty
Corey 'Latif' Williams - Rain Will Go Away
Ludacris ft. Beanie Sigel, Pimp C & C-Murder - Do Your Time
Bishop Lamont ft. Glasses Malone & Chevy Jones - Up & Down (Prod. by Scott Storch)
Josh Franks ft. Diggy - Snap Game
Jibbs ft. Chamillionaire - King Kong
Shaliek Rivers - It Is What It Is
J-Shin - Grown & Sexy
Mr. Easy ft. Sanjay - Inna Di Club
Ludacris ft. R.Kelly - Woozy
Reese ft. Pitbull - Take This Money
Diddy ft. Nas & Cee-Lo - Everything I Love (Prod. by Kanye West)
Joe - If I Was Your Man
Voicemail - For The Nite
Mike White ft. Fat Man Scoop - Let's Get Rowdy
Ludacris ft. Bobby Valentino - End Of The Night
44. The Partysquad ft. Ziggi - Hot Gal
Sisqo ft. Barrs & Speedy - She iS So Hot
Stephanie Styl - Here We Go
Equipto ft. Akil - Check The Mic (Prod. by Scott Storch)
Consequence - Baby (Prod. by Clinton Sparks)
Nio - Get You Back
Boxie - I'm In Love
Lyrical Don - Get With You (Work It)
J-Shin ft. Smitty - Streets Are For Me
Atiba - Dem Call Mih 'Dappa'
J-Shin - Perfection
Clipse ft. Slim Thug - Wamp Wamp (What It Do)
Burhan G - Live Ur Life
K'Jon ft. B.G. - Street Life
Tasha ft. Clipse - So Sick (Prod. by Darkchild)
Ludacris - Runaway Love
UNK ft. Jazze Pha - Thinking Of You
Omarion - The Truth
Claudette Ortiz - Handcuffs (Prod. by Stargate)
Jim Jones ft. Baby - We Fly High (RMX)
The Game - Don't Say Names (Prod. by Lil'Jon)
Noelle ft. Kardinal - Hey Baby
Ludacris - Tell It Like It Is
Tony ft. Mr Easy - Wickedest Ride
Casely - Whatever You Need
J-Shin - Sayin' "Oh"
Wingo (Of Jagged Edge) - I Try
Sin ft. Andres - If I Could Go Back
The Game ft. Celly Cel & Sean T - Get Rack
Troy Bell - Replay
Black Ty ft. Cassidy - Get Cake
Vibekingz ft. Maliq - Stand Up
Question ft. Trey Songz - Part Of Me
Lust - Wine And Come
Vibekingz ft. Maliq - Riddim
Baby Cris - So Sick
Tippy - Lovely
K'Jon ft. Tone Tone - All Night Long
Rell ft. Dert & Killa Klump & Silence - Talk Is Drastik
T.O.K. ft. Monster Twins - Jiggle It
Vibekingz ft. Maliq - Addicted
Veronica Lee - U Know What I Like
Jason Weaver - I Never All
Dana Lee - All Your Love (Prod. by CornaBoyz)
Joe Tann ft. Jadakiss & J-Hood - One Way
Cheri Dennis- Got My Mind Made Up
Obie Trice ft. Kuniva, Bobby Creekwater, Cashis & Stat Quo - Cry Now (RMX)
Pierre Cardin - Drunk
Mike Charles - Come Back To Stay
Dusty Garcia ft. Jadakiss - Reminisce (RMX)
Bruze - So Easy (Prod. by CornerBoyz)
G-Noc - Make U Fiend
B-Shy - Love Me Right
Gino - One Day, One Way
Prodigy - You Got It
Jon B. - What I Like About U
Sterling ft. Pow Wow - Juice In My Cup
Young Jeezy - I Love It
Fokis - About Dat Doe
Lil'Boy Blue - I Want U Back
Jewl Anguay - Get It On
Sleepy Brown - Dance With Me
The Twins - What's Up
Noel Gourdin - Clap For That
Lil'Boy Blue - Pimp Tonight
Zion I - Top Down
Keshia Chante - Been Gone
Madia - Could've Been
Rasheeda - Got That Good (My Bubble Gum)
Suave Smooth - Make It Happen
Acafool - Souke

Update on Maxwell's new album

"BLACK SUMMER”S NIGHT is the new highly anticipated trilogy from Columbia recording artist Maxwell. The first of the three discs will be released on the eve of valentine’s day. The first single drops this fall…The wait is almost over!"

I can't wait for the album to be released.. alot more then maxwell will be out soon too