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Tory Lanez Dropping A ‘Reggae Capsule’ Album This Summer & Talks Caribbean Roots [News]

Tory Lanez has disclosed his Caribbean heritage, and you’re going to be surprised about his bright and colorful heritage collage that sweeps from Dutch to English and famous family members.

Tory Lanez has spoken about his dreams and desires to use his successful platform to cement his artistry in the world to Flaunt Magazine that featured him on the front cover for April. The artist is often quoted as a Toronto rapper born and raised in Canada, where there’s a rich Caribbean heritage.

Speaking about his plans to release a Reggae Album to pay homage to his roots, the artiste, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, disclosed that his mother is from Curacao, which is Dutch, while the rest of his family is Guyanese. His father’s family is from Barbados, where Rihanna is also from, but he also dropped an interesting tidbit. He also opened up about his plans to use his music to stop wars much like Bob Marley did.

His grandfather is actually the famous cricketer Garfield Sobers, one of the best in cricket history over the last 60 years. According to Tory Lanez, “I’ve always been island-oriented.

“What a lot of people don’t know is my grandfather is Garfield Sobers—he’s one of the best cricket players in the world. I come from a long line of greatness that stems from the islands,” the “LUV” artist said.

“I’ve always wanted to make sure that, no matter what I do, I’m paying certain respects to my ancestors and ancestry. Showing certain love in reminding people where I come from. I’ll never forget where I come from,” he said.

Tory Lanez added that his upcoming reggae capsule will reflect his love and respect for the islands.

“… I always double back and show love. The people from the islands appreciate me and understand me the most. It’s a root thing, it’s a cultural thing. They deserve it all. The Reggae capsule is incredible. I mixed Reggae with a lot of Afrobeats. Its Jamaican mixed with African vibe. I have all the dope artists.”

Tory Lanez/IG


While speaking about his drive for music, the artist says he is striving to rebel from the norm.

“I want to defy the laws of music, that’s it. I want to take myself to different places and echelons, I want to do different things. The things that are the norm, I want to rebel against that. That’s the only time I could feel that way. Everything else about my music is very gray. It’s very simple-minded at the same time, but also very complex. I give people a little bit of half and half, that’s what makes people come back and listen to my music again.”

Lanez is currently under his own music label One Umbrella, which has since signed a number of artists. While no dancehall or reggae artist is signed to his label, he has several notable collaborations with some of Dancehall and Reggae’s biggest names, including Buju Banton‘s “Trust” released in 2020, Keznamdi’s City Lock released in 2020, KraniumSean Paul and several samples from Dancehall duo Tanto Metro and Devonte among others.

His music, too, has been well received in the Caribbean as the artist’s constant homage to dancehall has cemented for himself loyal and expectant fans who love his music.

Source: urbanislandz.com

DJ Khaled Recruits Reggae And Dancehall Royalty For ‘Khaled Khaled’ Album [News]

From left to right: Bounty Killer, Capleton, DJ Khaled, Barrington Levy, Buju Banton

Known for his affinity for Jamaican music, American producer DJ Khaled pulled together an all-star cast of Dancehall and Reggae stalwarts for ‘another one’ (or possibly a few) of his genius collabs. 

The record exec shared several clips of his yaad man link up with Barrington LevyBuju BantonBounty Killer, and Capleton on Instagram with the constant caption, “Working on something special I never forget where I come from. JAH LIV!” With several decades in music, hundreds of hits, and a few Grammys and Gold Certified records between them, the Jamaican legends embody Khaled’s We The Besttagline, and anticipation for the positive vibes is at a high among the dancehall/reggae fanbase. 

Khaled has been teasing the team effort off his upcoming album Khaled Khaledfrom as far back as October. Levy also uploaded photos on IG of himself and the Wild Thoughts hitmaker in a studio session telling fans, “In the studio w/the Best. Good vibes and much love always. Heat coming your way, be on the lookout..Just wait for it it’s going to be grande”. 

In an Instagram post yesterday, Levy again teased, “Wait for it, it’s going to be epic..”, but this time with the careful hashtags: “#djkhaled #champagnepapi #drake #capleton #reggae #hiphop” below a photo of himself and Khaled at his “Holy Mountain” hideout — the 14-acre Sandals & Beaches-owned Rio Chico Villa located outside of Ocho Rios.

While Drake is absent from any of the circulating photos, we know from his and Khaled’s last two chart-topping singles, Greece and Popstar, that Drizzy is just a call, text or FaceTime away for visuals. (and if not, expect Justin Bieber).

Dj Khaled/ Barrington Levy


Levy, 56, is best known for Black RosesToo ExperiencedLiving Dangerouslywith Bounty Killer, Collie Weed, Here I ComeShine Eye GirlAh Yah We Deh, and countless others. Whether or not we get the hip hop joint track he hinted at, fans are already geared up for a reggae/dancehall giant overload.

Khaled commented on the track’s rare quality while lauding both Levy and King Shango on set of the video for the as yet unnamed track. 

“HISTORY!!!!” the No Brainer hitmaker wrote on Instagram. “Listen, legendary Barrington Levy..legendary, legendary, legendary. Barrington Levy, Bounty, Buju, Fireman, they don’t just come out for anybody.”

For now, fans can check out the gun fingers, militant poses, and upful vibes from the Gargamel, the Fireman, the Warlord and Mr. Broader Than Broadway as we await a release date for the track, visuals and album. 

Capleton/ Dj Khaled/ Bounty Killa/ Buju Banton

Dj Khaled/ Koffee
DJ Khaled/ H.E.R

DJ Khaled was also spotted with rap trio Migos and female Grammy-winning sensations H.E.R. and Koffee as he puts the final touches on the “97.8% complete” suite.

His knack for combining generations and bending genres is a good look for the culture, and his Jamaican representative, Sharon Burke, told THE WEEKEND STAR that “the Caribbean will play a big part in the compilation” while Khaled said the album will “touch the world in a special way.”

Source: DANCEHALL MAG

Konsequence Celebrates 8 Figga [News]

The Canadian-owned, Jamaican-based label Konsequence Muzik is elated to present its first juggling project for this year called  ‘8 Figga  Riddim‘, which was released on April 2, 2021. 

Starface, Maestro Don, Kiprich,  Jdon Heights, Perylous, Madjesty, Lee Cash and Staynless are the eight artistes that have lent their vocals to this project.  

“The name ‘8 Figga’ came about based on a song that label artiste Starface did and we decided to knock the rhythm over her vocals,” said Mr. …Peart known as Konsequence. 

“The selection of artistes was not difficult as we worked with our stable of artistes under Konsequence Muzik roster, then we chose other acts based on artiste we worked with before. 

Maestro represents his song on the rhythm called “Loaded“, which captures a  gangster kind of party vibe. 

The single speaks about being a very authentic person. However, he expresses concern about person who are mischievous, while adding that he is no push over because he is loaded with wisdom and can also defend himself if it comes to the test. 

The label artiste, Starface, who is the only female act on the rhythm, campaigns for the independent ladies with her ‘8 Figga’ song. The song depicts ladies being independent and stocking up on the money.

“The lyrics encourage  ladies to purchase their houses instead of renting while stating that if a man can scam to earn a living, a woman can too, meaning anything a man can do in the working world females can do it,” Starface explained. 

The song, ‘8 Figga‘ has a video that was shot in St. Andrew and will be released at a later date.

Link: https://Hapilos.lnk.to/8FiggaRiddim

IG: @konsequencemuzikgroup

Tory Lanez Dropping A ‘Reggae Capsule’ Album This Summer & Talks Caribbean Roots [ Music]

Tory Lanez has disclosed his Caribbean heritage, and you’re going to be surprised about his bright and colorful heritage collage that sweeps from Dutch to English and famous family members.

Tory Lanez has spoken about his dreams and desires to use his successful platform to cement his artistry in the world to Flaunt Magazine that featured him on the front cover for April. The artist is often quoted as a Toronto rapper born and raised in Canada, where there’s a rich Caribbean heritage.

Speaking about his plans to release a Reggae Album to pay homage to his roots, the artiste, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, disclosed that his mother is from Curacao, which is Dutch, while the rest of his family is Guyanese. His father’s family is from Barbados, where Rihanna is also from, but he also dropped an interesting tidbit. He also opened up about his plans to use his music to stop wars much like Bob Marley did.

His grandfather is actually the famous cricketer Garfield Sobers, one of the best in cricket history over the last 60 years. According to Tory Lanez, “I’ve always been island-oriented.

“What a lot of people don’t know is my grandfather is Garfield Sobers—he’s one of the best cricket players in the world. I come from a long line of greatness that stems from the islands,” the “LUV” artist said.

“I’ve always wanted to make sure that, no matter what I do, I’m paying certain respects to my ancestors and ancestry. Showing certain love in reminding people where I come from. I’ll never forget where I come from,” he said.

Tory Lanez added that his upcoming reggae capsule will reflect his love and respect for the islands.

” I always double back and show love. The people from the islands appreciate me and understand me the most. It’s a root thing, it’s a cultural thing. They deserve it all. The Reggae capsule is incredible. I mixed Reggae with a lot of Afrobeats. Its Jamaican mixed with African vibe. I have all the dope artists.”

Tory Lanez/IG

While speaking about his drive for music, the artist says he is striving to rebel from the norm.

“I want to defy the laws of music, that’s it. I want to take myself to different places and echelons, I want to do different things. The things that are the norm, I want to rebel against that. That’s the only time I could feel that way. Everything else about my music is very gray. It’s very simple-minded at the same time, but also very complex. I give people a little bit of half and half, that’s what makes people come back and listen to my music again.”

Lanez is currently under his own music label One Umbrella, which has since signed a number of artists. While no dancehall or reggae artist is signed to his label, he has several notable collaborations with some of Dancehall and Reggae’s biggest names, including Buju Banton‘s “Trust” released in 2020, Keznamdi’s City Lock released in 2020, KraniumSean Paul and several samples from Dancehall duo Tanto Metro and Devonte among others.

His music, too, has been well received in the Caribbean as the artist’s constant homage to dancehall has cemented for himself loyal and expectant fans who love his music.

Source: Urbanislandz.com