Debuting less than 48 hours ago Cruz Rock’s ‘Extremities of a King” has already been downloaded 40,000 times and counting. Great music accompanied by excellent lyrics and rave reviews this mixtape is definitely worth the listen. Log on to www.CruzRock.com for more on this artist that’s taking Virgin Islands Reggae music to new heights! Download link available below. Bless up!
1. INTRO – CRUZ ROCK & JAHLION SOUND MOVEMENTS
2. WAITING ON ME – ft FYAH KING
3. MUSICAL INFLUENCE – INTERLUDE
4. PEOPLE AH CRY
5. YAHWEH KADAMAWE
6. INTERLUDE – KRUNKMASTER DJ SLIK
7. BRIGHT EYES
8. HOLD MY CROWN
9. JUST LIKE MAGIC
10. TEMPERATURES RISE ft. JAHDESTA
11. RUN AWAY
12. PREE YOU AH BABY
13. POUND OF SENSI
14. TEAM UP
15. KIND OF ARTIST – INTERLUDE
16. FLASH DEM LIGHTS
17. YOU AND ME
18. GYAL DEM AH SAY
19. CHAT YOU AH CHAT
20. GYALISS/ GANGSTER PARTY
21. INTERLUDE – KRUNKMASTER DJ SLIK & JAHLION SOUND MOVEMENTS
22. DRAW WE OUT
23. TING WEH MAN NEED
24. YAGER & REDBULL
25. LEGACY – INTERLUDE
26. TICKY TOK
27. BODY BANG
28. FAR INTO YOU
Available for download here>>> Mediafire.
After much anticipation the mixtape is HERE! Prya is back on the scene with Trapped in the Booth Vol. 2. picking up right where he left off with Trapped in the Booth…without skipping a beat. If you like Rock City then you’ll love Prya who flows unapologetic ally with a distinctive Crucian accent. The mixtape features V.I. hits: Honda Civic Musik and Do It All 4 My City. Boasting a wealth of Virgin Islands talent including: Deh Fam, Apostle, A.J. Ventura, and Benny D (Akon’s DJ) you’re sure to have a favorite or two that you’ll keep on repeat. Hosting by Jahlion Sound Movements and Krunkmaster DJ Slik. Download it HERE.
Check out the tracklisting after the jump:
The R& B mixtape concept is still somewhat new and its true potential untapped. In general, mixtapes have great potential as dynamic promotional tools, helping to introduce the arist to the streets or keeping them relevant between albums. New artists can create great exposure with the release of a mixtape. The mixtape allows the artist to showcase their skills, with the possibility of creating a fanbase if executed properly. In this review the Virgin Islands’ Ryan J. introduces us to his Caribbean R&B/Reggae style, with the release of his Love vs. Lust Mixtape…let’s take a listen!
The mixtape begins with a mellow jazz track as DJ Slik welcomes the ladies to turn the lights down low and kickback to the sounds of Ryan J. Immediately following is Ryan J.’s inviting remix of Kelly Rowland’s hit “Motivation”. Mixing R&B with Reggae in a unique way this track will definitely garner tons of replays. Other notable tracks on the mixtape based off of popular hits include: “All I Got Is You” and Keri Hilson’s “Lose Control.”
On track#3 “If You Love Me” Ryan J. wants to how his woman feels as he explains his feelings. Sampling the popular reggae song “Burrup” by Nardo Ranks he sings, “I’m like the old reggae song from back in ah de day. Woman if you love me please let me, and if you nuh love me please let me go.”
On track#7 “Down” produced by Ajanie Williams, Ryan J. tell us how he gets down with this bedroom banger. This song is sure to get you in the mood for a night of lovemaking with that special person “hold on tight and enjoy the ride,” he says.
With a sultry voice Ryan J. ‘s fusion of R&B and Reggae is packaged in a style that’s uniquely his own. With insightful lyrics and Ryan J. invokes personality into original tracks such as: Turning Me On, Down, Never Find Another, Hypnotized, and I Just Called. With a unique sound and well-written lyrics it won’t take long for you to notice that this Caribbean brother has some decent pipes. The mixtape itself is a full on effort of Ryan J.’s versatility as a singer, musician, and producer. My personal picks include: I Just Called, Down, Fantasy World, and Turning Me On. I liked the mixtape overall and I’m pretty sure that you will too! Beautiful music Ryan!
Here’s my rating of Love vs. Lust:
- Mixtape Cover: 5/5
- Sound Production/Beats/Music Quality = 4.5/5
- Creativity/Song Concepts/Lyrics = 4/5
- Listening Value/Download Worth/Playability = 4/5
Download>>> Love vs. Lust
Connect with Ryan J online: www.ryanjmusic.com
I had the pleasure of interviewing Ryan J., a fellow St. Croix Native living in Philly last night. The upcoming interview will be featured on CaribVue this Memorial Day. In the meantime, listen to the first single off of Ryan J’s soon to be released mixtape that will be hosted by Krunkmaster DJ Slik and JahLion Sound Movements. We’ll let you know the minute it drops!
For more on Ryan J. log on to: www.RyanJMusic.com
Listen to the Motivation Remix below: