Monthly Archives: October 2010

Ricky Blaze: Just You & I (Hold Yuh Riddim) Official Video


The long awaited video for Ricky Blaze’s hit “Just You & I” premiered today and we absolutely had to share it with our viewers. The Hold Yuh Riddim has been one of Reggae music’s most successful riddims of 2010 and was produced by Ricky Blaze as well. The title track of dancehall artist Gyptian’s 2010 album of the same name has been sampled by the likes of: Lady Saw (JA), Shani (St. Vincent), Rock City (V.I.), A.J. Ventura (V.I.), Dennis the Menace (V.I.), Machel Montano (Trinidad) and so many others on reggae, reggaeton, and soca versions. Vybz Kartel and Nicki Minaj have been featured on versions of the song as well. Not sure of the popularity of this riddim? The original “Hold Yuh” track even made its way onto BET’s 106 & Park during the summer.

The lyrics of “Just You & I” are as follows: 

Intro:

Oh,
yeah,
yeah,
yeah, yeah,
oh,
oh

[Verse 1]
Do you know how it feels,
to wake up with someone that you love?
It feels so real
my angel was sent from above
I like to see her smile
even when I look in her eyes
I get butterflies[flies]
I don’t wanna change
I don’t wanna change
I don’t wanna change her love
I wanna change her last name,
give her mine, onto her
but feelings first baby girl you’re my world
no other girl
I just wanna make this last forever

[Chorus]
My queen she’s next to me,
she’s next to me,
I need
her loving feel
her loving feel
just stay right by my side
just you and I
just you and I
just you and I
just you and I

[Verse 2]
Baby girl you can tell your friends about us
no other girl
what’s love if we don’t fall in trust
I’m not trying to be the most perfect guy,
but do right in your eyes [eyes, yeah]
I know you’re tired
I know you’re tired
I know you’re tired of the losers
But when love come my way, beggars can’t be choosers
I just want to make you mine forever
ever,
ever,
ever,
forever

[Chorus] (2x)
My queen she’s next to me,
she’s next to me,
I need
her loving feel
her loving feel
just stay right by my side
just you and I
just you and I
just you and I
just you and I

[Bridge]
Little mama, you the, you the best (4X)
Baby girl, you, you the best
Baby girl, you the, you the best

My Queen!!!! Oh!!!!

Chorus (2x)

…Just you and I
Forever
ever
ever
ever

oh
oh, oh
ohh
ohhhhh
just you and I
just you and I
just you and I

Tostones or Patacones (Fried Green Plantains)


I learned to make tostones at age 7 with my Aunt Karen. They are usually eaten as a light snack or as a side dish with Latino dishes in the Caribbean.  I have decided to share the recipe with my CaribVue readers. Tostones are excellent when served with any type of stewed meat or fish. The word tostones is derived from the Spanish verb tostar meaning “to toast” is the name of a popular Latin American appetizer also known as patacones. Tostones are the equivalent to French fries in Latin American culture and may be eaten salted with or without mojo (a garlic sauce) or salsa. They are very popular in Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients & Utensils:

2-3 Unripened Green Plantains (make sure that the plantains are green with a faint yellow color along the ridges)

Vegetable or Canola

Tostonera/Heavy Plate (to flatten the plantains)

Cutting Board

Salt

Mojo or Salsa ( as a garnish)

 

Directions:


1. Pre-heat oil in a skillet or cast iron heavy pan.

2. With a sharp knife, cut off both ends of the platain.

3. Gently  score down vertically along the ridges, start peeling aside by flicking the knife edge under the peel along the cut edge.

4. After peeling the plantain, cut it into 3/4 inch pieces.

5. Place the pieces in the medium/hot oil and  turn until they have become a slightly golden color on both sides.

6. Remove the pieces from the oil and drain on a paper towel. Let these pieces cool for about 5 minutes.

7. Using a tostonera or sturdy well oiled  ceramic or china plate, smash the pieces flat.

8. Return the flattened plantains to the hot oil for another 5 minutes until golden brown, then remove to a paper towel.

9. Sprinkle with salt to taste.

10. Serve with mojo or salsa.

Note: Serve immediately.

Jamaican Visa Issues Affects Dancehall Artists


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Jamaica Observer cartoonist, Clovis Brown chronicles the Visa situation among prominent Jamaican Dancehall artists Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, and Mavado.

@JozBiz

Heal A Woman to Heal A Nation Conference 2010 (St. Croix, VI)


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Heal a Woman to Heal a Nation, Inc. is dedicated to the healing of our
families and communities by first building and repairing the lives of
women.

Preregister for the conference at: www.partofthecure.org

For more information please contact:

Sis Mothyna James-Brightful
Visionary Director
Phone: 443.927.7805

Neo Soul 2010 Music Festival: IMPORTANT Neo Soul Performer’s Meeting (St. Croix, USVI)


GREETINGS!

There will be a very important  NeoSoul Performers Meeting on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 2:00pm at the Palm’s at Pelican’s Cove(formally Cormorant Hotel)

All performers are ask to bring their performance material: i.e.: music or poetry.  All music must be on a CD with the your name, the name of the tracks you intend to perform, and the track number. 

 The following performers are asked to limit their performance to no more than a 15 minutes presentation.

  • Fungo , Vance, Prodigy Block
  • Shine I
  • Cruzan Dance
  • D. Dot
  • DJ Slik & Sincere
  • All Poets
We will do a quick run through of the show at this session. Please bring your concerns and questions.

Kindly R.S.V.P indicating your ability or inability to attend this meeting.

Have A Blessed Day!


Kirsten Spencer