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Lady Saw: Wife A Wife Video


Dancehall diva Lady Saw recently shot the video for her latest song, ‘Wife a Wife’ on the Star a Star Riddim. Riders from Crazy Bikers added extra flair to the video with Mama Saw sporting off on the back of a motorcycle. The video was directed by Nordia Rose with filming and production  by Advico Production.

Watch the video below:


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Beyoncé: Run the World (Girls) Video


Sampling “Pon de Floor” Bey’s “Run the World” premiered on American Idol tonight. The video is hot! The choreography & fashion are eccentric. Bey is back to run the world!

See for yourself:

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Beyoncé: Run the World(Girls) Video Teaser (Major Lazer Riddim)


You’re probably wondering why I’ve chosen to blog about Beyoncé’s new single “Run the World(Girls)”. For those of us that are familiar with Dancehall music the riddim for this song was super popular in 2009/2010. It was also used on the Jamaican cartoon “Major Lazer” spawining many songs including:  “Hold the Line”, “Pon de Floor”, and “Keep It Going Louder.”  The riddim itself is a collaborative music and cartoon effort by DJs/Producers Switch and Diplo who previously worked with UK rapper M.I.A. Artists featured on the track include:  Santigold, Vybz Kartel, Ward 21, Busy Signal, Nina Sky, Amanda Blank, Mr. Vegas, Turbulence, Mapei, T.O.K, Prince Zimboo, Leftside and others.

I’ve heard people hating on Beyonce about stealing the riddim but in all actuality that’s not true. The R&B/Pop singer has sampled the track and brought it to the forefront. The song was written by The Dream and Beyoncé, with production by Switch/DipLo (M.I.A., Santigold), Shea Taylor, and Bey of course.  I’m looking forward to the premiere of her new video…Beyoncé to the rescue!

Diplo & Stich with Major Lazer Character

Here’s a sneak peek of the video:

Also check out this dance routine by Sean Bankhead & the Bad Girls Club to the full song:

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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