Reggae's summer hit for 2010, me seh so! Expect this on 1Xtra's playlist within the next 3 weeks. If you don't like it the first time, forward back in a couple days, listen again and see if this doesn't creep up on you like morning breath, donate your eardrums to a good cause [http://www.nad.org/donate-now]. Used it before and I shall use it again, this tune is "catchier than Swine Flu".
Produced by Brooklyn's own Ricky Blaze (of Hard Slam riddim fame).
If you likey, you can get it on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hold-you-single/id359487865. Probably your safest bet, 'cos if you download it you'll probably get the shitty quality version.
Check my interview with Gyptian here
Video isn't groundbreaking, but who cares? We don't sit and watch music video channels anymore; the tune knocks and that's all that should matter. The audio version passed 1,000,000 views pon Youchube. I would have liked a video shot outside as it's a summery song, Jamaica is summery all the time, give some authentic Jamaican flavour, so it makes sense.
I'd also like to hear a deejay on this. Don't ask for much do I? Didn't think so. Busy Signal would do it justice, but I'm surprised there isn't a Sean Paul one like how he's both dancehall and VP's hottest commodity in the States - one in need of some Jamaican back in him to the mainstream after the "techno" dancehall stuff he made on Imperial Blaze. I really want to hear an African (anyone from the continent, I'm not being ignorant or referring to it like it's a country) artist on this riddim. This tune will shot over there. And mainland Europe too
Someone at VP make this happen! Do some regional remixes; for example Booba for France, Ziggi for Holland, Gappy Ranks from here in the UK, Busy Signal for Jamaica/Caribbean, Sean Paul for America. There isn't a bridge so put the artist on the 8 where he's adlibbing. Do it, do it, do it, then "Put it pon Youchbe"
Never heard this one before, I think I could have heard about it though.
Rawwwwwwwww!!! Missed Mama Saw, dancehall queen that doesn't need to dance on her head