Continuing the summer of Blaze (Ricky that is) Gyptian’s cut on the Uptown Julie gets its own video. Fingers crossed for a Zoelah one soon.
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It truly is the Summer of Ricky, this new riddim blends soca and dancehall so well that you wish more folks tried 105bpm more often. Ricky pulled together a great cast of singers to compliment the riddim as well. Gyptian, Kes and the queen known as Zoelah all add their various styles to the riddim. The video above shows Blaze going through his thought process behind the whole thing.
It’s funny as Greensleeves are pushing Wine Slow with a painful shuffle house Sticky remix in the uk at the moment. They should be pushing this even though it’s on another label. The sequel to Hold Yuh didnt grab us at first but over subsequent listens it’s positioned itself as a summer bubbler. We are big fans of what Ricky Blaze is doing at the moment, especially the versatility. He has a Rude Gyal anthem with Chelley, his own PartyNextDoor/The Weeknd moody classic and this summer bubbler.
It’s been a while since we have heard from Ricky, he released an EP on FOOLS GOLD! Since then we have been waiting for something new and it finally arrived in the form of this new mixtape and it’s an interesting ride.
I have found issues with Ricky before and his use of autotune, i tended to find him extremely harsh at times, on this tape that isn’t a problem. Ricky sings each song in a similar pattern which can get a bit grating after a while but he is an artist that is improving. This mixtape sees him use nuance in a way that reflects a change in hip hop and r and b and also his best work (Production on Hold Yuh).
If you can overlook Jim Jones’ very odd use of Basqiuat and some very obvious musical cues (we need a dubstep song, we need 1 for the ladies) this is a good mixtape from an artist that is experimenting in a very organic way. Unlike his peers who seem to be comfortable living in whatever trend is now, Ricky expands on what he feels is right.
We are first and foremost a music blog but occasional we like to branch out. Wisdom of Thomas is notably for two reasons, the first is that it stars Osuofia (the don of Nollywood, his film Osuofia in London is in the top 5 films about London) and the second is the Hold Yuh jack that provides the soundtrack throughout most of the film. Enjoy this comedy which focuses on a wife’s infidelity and her husband attempt to catch her (by pretending that he is blind).
One of our favourite riddims from last year gets a video with all the JA stars but sadly not the man with our favourite cut on the riddim Gappy Ranks. Either way it still has Gyptian, Taurus Riley, Fambo, Bling Swag, Munga, Bounty Killer, Kibaki, Ishawana all starring in the video. The riddim itself teases you with that bass and get gets you into that groove.