To the Limit by Tarrus Riley
“On a night like this, you’d like to be locked inside. Let’s take a ride”
Rainy weather is cuddle weather for the simple fact that laziness sets in for those folks who have a significant other in their life, someone who they love to spend time with just because for no other main reason than the idea that they enjoy the company of that person. Tarrus takes a on a lyrical journey in which his lover is letting him know that he is that man in her life, the man she’d prefer to spend her lonely nights with and she would like him to get to her as soon as possible.
Having the pleasure of seeing Mr. Riley live in concert, it is safe to say that this man’s talent goes beyond his voice. Tarrus truly cares about his fans and their experience when they see him live in concert and NOT at a stage show. In 2014, I predict that Tarrus Riley will not only give his fans more great music but great music that can be applied to every aspect of their life. (An obvious prediction but a prediction nonetheless, LOL). Music they do not have to turn down low when minors enter the room or one that they have to monitor if their children are listening to the music or not. Tarrus is an artist for fans of all ages.
Mad Dem by Raine Seville
“Me, me, me have di settle down body”
Hot off the scandalous photo controversy between herself & Konshens, Raine Seville released this music video back in September and it has received over 10,000 views so far. Having studied Marketing at the University level, Seville is an artist who has utilized those teachings and applied them to her musical career. Making a connection with Serani of DASECA Productions, Seville has released various singles such as Rain A Fall, Naked and Crying Out for Peace with Serani, Reserve with Bugle and Mentally Ill with lyricist Vybz Kartel. Despite doing a record with Bugle previously, sources at Jamaica Star reported that Mad Dem was in response to Bugle’s ‘Nuh Compatible’ record.
Ladies if you are looking for a new song to add to your ‘Anthems’ playlist (and don’t front like you don’t have one, I sure do); this single is it. According to Seville, Mad Dem is for women who are comfortable with themselves; the video concept was to showcase sexiness, confidence and happiness. Although you may choose a different way to express yourself, I think this song should be a musical reminder that you should give yourself a round of applause being a phenomenal YOU!
Give It To Har by Mr. Vegas
“Give it to har one time, give it to har two times”
Vegas makes a point to lyrically explain that if you are not as bad as you say, you will leave begging for your mother and he will have moved on to the next one, a badder one. Ladies if you brag on your skills, please make sure that if you cannot back it up that you compensate for it with other means.
In spite of the Social media rant that Mr. Vegas went on earlier this year, he has had a great year professionally. Releasing Sweet Jamaica in May 2012, Vegas has been working tirelessly to promote the singles off the album. One of the most notable ones being Bruk It Down which was remixed to have the Bajan Queen, Alison Hinds lend her vocals to. It’s safe to say that Vegas is well-known for his party tunes, songs that will get the ladies movies, burning a few calories and showing why you do not need to train to be a gymnast. Party Tune Up was another major single off SJ and has been getting lots of airplay this year. It is safe to say, that Give It To Har will continue to be spun in 2014.