In the scope of things, “Gimme Likkle One Drop” is not a new release – the video was released April 28, 2013 and the song was released December 28, 2013.  Kudos to Tarrus Riley for creating an International hit!  A seasoned performer, he recently opened for Beres Hammond at the Toronto Redemption Reggae Festival to a Sold Out crowd.

On our homepage, we have a ‘Beat The Champ’ pole – two artistes and their chune go head to head, whoever reaches fifty votes first wins.  This song has been a contender for the last three months – go deh Tarrus!  Right now, it’s between Tarrus (Gimme Likkle One Drop) and Chronixx (Smile Jamaica), who, by the way is sitting in second on this months chart.  Shaggy and Beres occupy spot number three with “Fight This Feeling” and Chronixx returns with “Ain’t No Giving In” for position number four.

Jah Cure sits at number five with “That Girl” – this is one of our longest running songs to chart, a testament to the quality of this chune!  Busy Signal takes spot number six with “Why I Sing”, one of my favourite songs – it mixes Gospel and Reggae.

In spot number seven, Canada’s Exco Levi – a twotime Juno Award Winner with “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”This one is special, not only does it pay tribute to the father of crossover Reggae – Bob Marley with the hook, but, it also features one of U.K.’s best in Dancehall – Gappy Ranks, one of my favorite artistes.  I like his flow and his versatility.  He, like Exco, is a very creative individual and I can’t help but think that the reason they haven’t garnered worldwide attention is because of where they live.  Still, what a great combination chune, listen and fulljoy!

Song number eight belongs to a new artiste from Africa called Jah Bouks.  He definitely has braggin’ rights on this one, a high quality chune that is silently and steadily climbing up the International charts.  Mark my words, Jah Bouks a go buss!  His song, “Angola” has a Bob Marley vibe (Soul Rebel), as the saying goes…imitation is the highest form of flattery.  This is an introductory chune, expect to hear more from him in the very near future.

Morgan Heritage has song number nine.  This song, like many of their songs, is nothing less than a classic!  The Morgan’s always have something to say, political or not, that will make you think.  They challenge themselves when it comes to writing lyrics – they keep abreast of the situations that go on in this world and use their music as their messenger.  This is how they stay relevant in the Reggae Scene today.  After seeing them perform on several occasions, I came to the conclusion that Morgan Heritage are revolutionists guided by a Black Panther spirit.

Last but not least, Freddie ‘EverReady’ McGregor – Big Up!  A man who is so very humble and down to earth, that when you keep his company, you feel that ‘family’ bond – nuh joke!  Freddie is at that stage in his career where he is one of the last few living legends alive and still relevant today.  I love “Rainbow Country”, but, I don’t know why?, it’s not usually my style.  If you like this music, listen to my show Saturday Night ReggaeMania on 100.7 CHIN-FM 10 PM – Midnight or download the podcast at http://reggaemania.com/category/reggaemaniaradio/podcasts/ and iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/reggaemania-radio/id582101581.

Tarrus_chartSep13

TCLCSONGARTIST
01.04.Gimme Likkle One DropTarrus Riley
02.00.Smile JamaicaChronixx
03.00.Fight This FeelingShaggy / Beres Hammond
04.00.Ain't Know Giving InChronixx
05.03.That GirlJah Cure
06.00.Why I SingBusy Signal
07.00.Everything's Gonna Be AlrightExco Levi / Gappy Ranks
08.00.AngolaJah Bouks
09.00.Here Come the KingsMorgan Heritage
10.00.Rainbow CountryFreddie McGregor