Hunt For The Third Genre- Is There Another Genre Of Music Emerging In Jamaica.

Following from the latest episode of Nightly Fix with Walshy Fire, where Walshy began to argue that a third popular genre of music was emerging in Jamaica. We thought that we would research this topic and see what the possible candidates for this third genre of music could be, obviously citing the example of the music of Protoje, Chronixx and Koffee as one of the possible candidates for this emerging third genre.

Roots Dancehall

So to begin this search for this emerging third genre, we thought it was only right to start with the example mentioned by Walshy Fire in his interview with Nightly Fix, that being the music produced by Protoje, Chronixx and Koffee, which for the purpose of this article we are referring to as ‘Roots Dancehall’.

‘Roots Dancehall’ as Walshy Fire summarises in his argument, is music that combines elements of the two current genres of music (that being Reggae and Dancehall) and spins them into a completely different sound, take Koffee’s ‘Raggamuffin’ or Chronixx’s ‘Likes’ for example, both clearly having distinct dancehall influences but still maintaining a strong connection to the roots of Reggae.

Looking at this music, it is very easy to see similarities between what we have termed ‘Roots Dancehall’ and music produced by artistes in the 90s and 2000s like Capleton, Buju Banton and Sizzla.

With their dancehall reggae fusion sound combining elements of their Rastafari faith alongside the traditional uptempo dancehall sound as well as elements of the sounds of Reggae.

Take the iconic ‘Murderer’ from Buju Banton as an example, Buju combined elements of the consciousness and instrumentation of Reggae with the uptempo sound of dancehall to create a genre classic.

So this idea of a fusion genre existing between Reggae and Dancehall is far from a new concept, but that does not make the argument for this being a possible emerging genre weaker, artistes like Koffee, Chronixx and Protoje are continuing to build on this sound.

Take Koffee’s ‘Toast’ for example although being further away from the traditional dancehall sound of Buju’s ‘Murderer’, Koffee comes with an lively uptempo beat that wouldn’t be alien in dancehall, which features similarly to Buju’s ‘Murderer’, Reggae instrumentation, she then combines this with a positive message similar to Buju. Koffee has experimented and come with a different sound on this track, but it does not differ massively from the steps that Buju took away from traditional dancehall sound on his album ‘Til Shiloh’.

Trap Dancehall

Perhaps the hottest genre of music in Jamaica right now is Trap Dancehall, with artistes combining traditional dancehall sounds with a heavy American trap music influence. Combining some of the themes and sounds of trap and making them uniquely Jamaican.

With one of the hottest deejays in 2018, Rygin King being one of the main proponents of Trap Dancehall, it is easy to see how far this music has come since it’s emergence predominately in Montego Bay, in 2017. Since then it has become one of the hottest sounds in Jamaica and established a thriving scene in Montego Bay. Even spurring some of the dancehall heavyweights like Aidonia to try their hand at Trap Dancehall.

American influence is nothing new in dancehall, but the emergence of a whole new sound that is heavily inspired by popular American music is something that dancehall has never seen to this extent. With many of the hottest artistes in dancehall predominantly recording this music, including Squash, Chronic Law and Rygin King.

The combination of the themes and sounds of Trap and the lyricism, delivery and sound of dancehall has created a genre of music that in many ways differs and mirrors it’s American counterpart, with the similarities in content being obvious but the similarity in sound being a lot different with Trap Dancehall favouring much slower beats than that seen in the chart topping US Trap songs.

Rhythm, Blues & Dancehall

To get a feel for Rhythm, Blues & Dancehall, look no further than Dexta Daps’ 2017 album ‘Intro’ with standout tracks like ‘Owner’ and ‘Mi C Mi Bed N Miss U’.

Dexta Daps is really a shining example of this ‘genre’ in his recordings combining both the traditional elements of dancehall with the tempo and style of R&B.

But this music does not only exist within the recordings of Dexta Daps, with Jada Kingdom being another shining example of this sound boasting tracks like ‘Love Situations’, ‘Unwanted’ and her latest single ‘Business’ as shining examples of a combination of traditional dancehall themes with R&B style and delivery.

Addi’s Earthstrong- Look Back On Vybz Kartel’s Success in His 42nd Year

Today marks Vybz Kartel’s 43rd birthday, at Destination Reggae N Dancehall we thought that it was only right to look back at the World Boss’ achievements over the last year as he heads into his 43rd year and reflect on how Addi has managed to stay on the top of dancehall for such a long time and continue to keep releasing incredible music.

Vybz Kartel’s 42nd year started in January 2018 with the release of ‘Make Up Sex’ on the Dunwell Productions produced ‘Clothes Off Riddim’. Vybz Kartel dedicated the track to his love of ‘Make Up Sex’ which in Addi’s opinion “is the best sex”. With the World Boss in typical fashion breaking down his prowess in the bedroom into the most explicit details.

The ‘Clothes Off’ Riddim itself featured Dexta Daps with ‘Weak To You’ (perhaps one of the biggest songs of 2018) and Jahmiel with ‘Tek It Off’. Vybz Kartel’s ‘Make Up Sex’ easily stood up amongst these two tracks, with the Dunwell Productions riddim being one of the standout riddims of the beginning of 2018.

Kartel quickly followed ‘Make Up Sex’ with the release of the official video for the Flintstones themed ‘Yabba Dabba Doo’, with the track originally surfacing in late December 2017.

Addi once again proved on ‘Yabba Dabba Doo’ that he is a lyrical master, how many artistes can make a track with a hook that features the line “who let the Flintstones out, Yabba Dabba Doo” a smash hit (nobody else, that’s the answer).

January wasn’t even finished before Vybz Kartel dropped his next track, once again featuring on one of the biggest riddims of the start of 2018 on the TJ Records produced ‘World Vibes Riddim’ with Kartel dropping ‘X (All Of Your Exes)’ on the riddim.

‘X’ sees Kartel telling the gyaldem to never worry about their exes again because Addi is here to look after them, it’s time to turn up and party with the Worldboss and forget all their previous relationship issues.

February saw the release of ‘Real Bad Gal’ which was produced by Dre Skull and Brooklyn based record label Mixpak, who had previously released Kartel’s album ‘Kingston Story’. ‘Real Bad Gal’ saw the Worldboss showing his love for all the real bad gals.

March saw no releases from the Gaza camp, with the singles he released in January and February still getting heavy rotation at soundsystems and radio stations across Jamaica.

Little did anyone know that he was gearing up to release perhaps one of the biggest tracks of 2018 in April.

‘Under Water’ crashed into the dancehall space in mid April with Kartel coming with a infectious track with a strong bassy riddim that had the dancehall space fixated (with Spice later releasing another smash hit ‘Under Fire’ on the same riddim). Addi had released one of the biggest tracks of 2018 in ‘Under Water’ as he once again proved that he is the master of what will we call the ‘hidden’ explicit track (a track that is strongly explicit, but does not come across as such until you understand the deeper meaning)

It was time to ‘Do It’ in May as Vybz Kartel continued to release hit records in his 42nd year.

Addi told everyone to just give into their urges and just ‘Do It’, especially when it comes to the gyaldem’s urges to get into the bedroom with the Teacha.

Less than a week later Kartel’s camp released the video for ‘Thank You Mama’.

‘Thank You Mama’ was released in November 2017, with Addi thanking his mother for all her support and love and promising to make her proud.

The Teacha quickly transitioned into the ‘Vybz Principal’ in June, with Kartel giving the gyaldem all the instructions they need to follow in order to impress him it was time for the gyaldem to “spin like a compass”, “show yuh fat fatty” and “tic toc”.

Kartel took another break in July, as the Gaza Nation prepared for the beginning of his prison sentence appeal (which is still ongoing).

Kartel’s legal team focused the appeal on questioning the credibility of the mobile phone evidence used in the case against him.

The video for ‘Real Bad Gal’ dropped in early August with Mixpak recording some incredible visuals in Jamaica for the track, featuring both views of the Jamaican countryside and some incredible dancing on the streets and beaches of Jamaica.

August also saw an important feature of Vybz Kartel’s 42nd year begin to appear. Promoting the newest crop artistes from Vybz Kartel Muzik, with Lolaa Smiles and Kartel’s track ‘Power of Love’ arriving in early August.

Addi took a quick break from promoting his new crop of artistes to drop TJ Records produced ‘She Say’ in September. But he was quickly back to promoting his artistes when he dropped ‘Ouchea’ with UK based Ili Sanchea in early October, with Addi and Ili opting for a dancehall rap fusion track to show off Ili’s UK rap roots.

More solo work followed from Addi with ‘Best Friend’ dropping in early October and ‘Pretty Potion’ dropping in early November.

‘Best Friend’ saw Kartel take away the title of man’s best friend from the dogs and giving it to his favourite part of a female’s anatomy; and ‘Pretty Potion’ saw Addi being drawn in by a certain girl’s style becoming hooked on her ‘Pretty Potion’.

Addi was back to promoting his latest crop of Gaza Nation artistes in mid November, dropping the videos for ‘Power Of Love’ and ‘Ouchea’ on consecutive days. Both videos were excellently produced and once again showed the incredible talent of the artistes that Kartel is currently working with.

‘Won’t Work’ quickly followed with Kartel ready to do his own work on the track, he doesn’t need a particularly skilled companion in the bedroom because his skills are enough for two.

Vybz Kartel ended another busy month in November with ‘Deso It Deh’, with the Worldboss describing his lifestyle on the Gaza chilling with his “batty gal side ah mi” and telling listeners to “Stop Read Shakespeare” because Addi is “di Poet”.

December started with Vybz Kartel featuring on perhaps the hottest song in dancehall right now, with the Worldboss featuring alongside Nicki Minaj on the remix to Stylo G’s ‘Touch Down’.

Addi was back to promoting his Gaza Nation artistes following the release of ‘Touch Down’ with ‘Backshot’ dropping two days later.

Vybz Kartel and Jodi Couture channelled their inner Spragga Benz and Lady Saw and dropped a 2018 version of the Spragga Benz classic ‘Backshot’.

The video for ‘Won’t Work’ followed a day later, with Shelly Belly having a starring role in the video. Unlike the girl that Kartel mentions on the track Shelly Belly was ready to do all the work in this video, even being literally covered in money, as he strolled through in his finest money suit.

Following the release of the video for ‘Won’t Work’ Addi was quickly back to promoting his up-and-coming talent, dropping ‘Addi Right Size’ with Lolaa Smiles towards the end of December, with Lolaa Smiles breaking down the most explicit parts of the Worldboss’ anatomy.

Vybz Kartel had to ‘Boom It Off’ to end his 42nd year, dropping his last single on the 31st of December. The Worldboss was looking for a gyal to ‘Boom It Off’. Kartel ended his 42nd year once again showing that he is the master of explicit dancehall.

Vybz Kartel’s 42nd year once again saw the Worldboss show the world that he is one of the greatest deejays, if not the greatest deejay to ever grace the dancehall scene. He has managed to maintain his position at the top of dancehall despite being imprisoned, despite so much controversy and adversity he has had to overcome, he was even still the number one streamed dancehall artiste in 2018. Hopefully his 42nd year will be the final year that he will have to spend imprisoned. FREE UP WORLD BOSS

Drake & Popcaan- The History of OVO Unruly

One of the biggest headlines in dancehall this week came when Drake announced at Unruly Fest that Popcaan is signing to OVO Records in 2019. Drake made the trip to St Thomas to perform alongside Popcaan on Saturday. With legendary performers Bounty Killer, Agent Sasco, Cocoa Tea and I Wayne also featured on the night. Tory Lanez also made the trip from Canada to St Thomas to perform.

Popcaan and Drake’s relationship has been something that we have seen play out publicly over the past 6 years, with the two connecting back in 2012. With the announcement that Popcaan is now signed to OVO Records, we thought it was only right to look back at this relationship and see how this landmark moment in dancehall came about.

Popcaan and Drake’s relationship dates back to 2012, with their relationship really starting once Drake has got his hands on Popcaan’s ‘Yiy Change’ mixtape which was released in January 2012, with Drake hitting Twitter to tweet out the lyrics to Popcaan’s breakout hit from the mixtape ‘Only Man She Want’ with Drake tweeting “her man say she very special … but drizzy Drake a di only man she wannn”.

Popcaan and Drake first met in person during Popcaan’s performances at the Caribbana Weekend in Toronto. With Drake’s team reaching out to Popcaan in the months prior to his appearances in Toronto, trying to arrange a meeting between the two, with the OVO camp originally trying to get Popcaan to make an appearance at Drake’s birthday party.

During Popcaan’s time in Toronto, Drake invited him to attend his annual OVO Fest (with the 2012 edition being the third time the festival had been put on). Popcaan and Drake linked up backstage at OVO Fest and then linked up again at several after parties following the event.

Popcaan told the Jamaica Star following the meetings between the two that Drake expressed admiration for his music, with Popcaan telling the Star that “he likes my music and knows all di slangs”.

2013, saw Popcaan working with OVO for the first time, with Popcaan returning to Toronto to shoot the video for ‘Unruly Rave’, which was directed by OVO Niko. Popcaan is seen representing OVO in an OVO T Shirt for the entire video.

OVO would go on to release two Popcaan themed t shirts, one repping ‘OVO Unruly’ and the other repping Popcaan’s slang ‘Y Pree’.

Drake would also go on to mention his close relationship with Popcaan on ‘5AM In Toronto’ dropping the line “if anything happened to Poppi, might Pop a n*** for real” and also dropping Popcaan’s slang “Y Pree” on the track.

2014 was a relatively quiet year for Drake and Popcaan’s relationship with nothing groundbreaking happening between the two, with Popcaan’s album ‘Where We Come From’ being released and no real headline making interactions made between the two.

That would quickly change in 2015 with the release of ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ in February. With an “OVO Unruly” shout out on ‘No Tellin’ and a minute long interlude from Popcaan on ‘Know Yourself’, Popcaan and Drake’s relationship hit the dancehall headlines yet again.

Drake would also go on to feature in the video for Popcaan’s ‘Unruly Prayer’, which featured shout outs appearances for almost the entire OVO Crew, with elements of the video being shot in Canada featuring the OVO crew.

It wasn’t until 2016 that we would hear some form of collaboration between the two, with a leaked version of ‘Controlla’ going viral in March.

The track would not go on to be featured on Drake’s ‘Views’ album, which dropped in April. With Popcaan’s only appearance on the album coming as a sample at the end of ‘Too Good’ featuring Rihanna, with Popcaan’s ‘Love Yuh Bad’ being sampled.

Drake’s decision to not include the version of ‘Controlla’ featuring Popcaan caused much controversy in the dancehall scene, with legendary artiste Mr Vegas calling out Drake for not giving appropriate credit to dancehall artistes on his album.

Drake and Popcaan’s relationship hit the headlines again following the Red Bull Culture Clash in June 2016, with Popcaan dropping a very exclusive Drake dubplate of ‘One Dance’ which basically won the soundclash for Mixpak. Popcaan would also go on to perform at OVO Fest in 2016, alongside both Drake and Rihanna.

Popcaan would go on to feature as an opening act on Drake’s ‘Boy Meets World’ Tour in Europe, with Popcaan performing in 12 shows in 6 different countries as part of the tour. Popcaan would also receive shout outs from Drake on his playlist/album ‘More Life’ which dropped in March.

April 2017 saw another collaboration of sorts come from Drake and Popcaan with ‘My Chargie’ dropping, which uses the same instrumental as WizKid and Drake’s single ‘Come Closer’ which was released as an official single also in April. ‘My Chargie’ would not go on to be released as an official single for either Popcaan or Drake.

The end of 2017 and beginning of 2018 was again a rather uneventful period publicly for Drake and Popcaan, with their relationship not hitting the headlines during this period. Drake actively promoted Popcaan’s album ‘Forever’ when it was released in July, once again representing his love for everything Unruly.

Then came the 22nd of December 2018, when Popcaan was announced as the latest member of OVO starting from 2019, in possibly the biggest event in Jamaica this year, with Drake making an apperance on stage to perform a medley of songs alongside Popcaan, with Drake performing some of his latest hits, but also performing some of his ‘collaborations’ with Popcaan.

Popcaan signing with OVO Records is a historic moment in dancehall, with a dancehall artiste singing with the label owned by the biggest artist in the world right now. This is a great look for dancehall and something that Popcaan has been building up to all of his career. Popcaan is one of the most internationally recognisable dancehall artistes right now, with hits across the globe and 2019 will almost certainly bring something special to his career and to dancehall as he teams up with one of the most successful artists in the history of music. 2019 was already looking like a huge year for dancehall, and now it is looking even bigger.

Celebrate Christmas with Destination Reggae N Dancehall

It’s almost the big day and if you, like us can’t take one day off from your favourite genres (reggae and dancehall), then this is the article for you, as we break down the tracks that you should be listening to throughout your Christmas Day.

If It’s Time To Open Presents

We’ve got two tracks for you to be listening to whilst you open your presents this year, one classic from the Unruly Boss in ‘Christmas Gift’ and a new track from Jahvillani and Chyn Chilla which also carries the name ‘Christmas Gift’. It would perhaps be advisable that you maybe should not be playing these in front of your whole family, unless they also love some explicit dancehall, as Popcaan and Jahvillani aren’t talking about Christmas presents that traditionally come in wrapping paper.

If It’s Time To Play A Dancehall Christmas Classic Refix

Then we would definitely suggest Popcaan’s ‘Jingle Bell’ which was released back in 2009 on the Kurrupt Krysmus Riddim, and sees the Unruly Boss putting an explicit twist on everyone’s Christmas favourite ‘Jingle Bells’

If You Are Disappointed With The Gifts Your Man Has Given You For Christmas

If your man hasn’t provided you with the quality of presents you were perhaps expecting this year and are wishing for a richer man to provide those gifts, then Lady Saw’s ‘Rich Man For Christmas’ will definitely be a relateable song for you.

If You Are Looking For The Perfect Christmas Album To Play During That Long Family Meal

Look no further than Jacob Miller’s ‘Natty Christmas’ which sees the reggae icon performing both his own versions of Christmas classics, but also his own unique Christmas songs.

If You Are Looking For Some Extremely Conscious Christmas Songs That Remind You Of How Fortunate You Are

Definitely check out Reggaeville’s Crime Free Christmas series which was released back in 2016, with incredible tracks from Chronixx, Tarrus Riley and Duane Stephenson that will help to remind you this Christmas, how fortunate you really are. There are also some really unique versions of Christmas classics produced by some of the biggest names in Reggae and Dancehall.

If You Are Bit Confused How Many Times Christmas Comes A Year…

Then Beenie Man will happily remind you on ‘Once A Year’.

If You Can’t Take One Day Off From Representing The Gaza…

It’s Christmas on The Gaza with Blak Ryno and Vybz Kartel on ‘Gaza Christmas’

Or Gully

It’s a Gullyside Christmas, as Mavado, Flexx and Savage link up on ‘Gully Christmas’ as Mavado robs Santa this Christmas.

And Finally… If You Are Feeling Ready To Turn Up and Celebrate Christmas In Style

Then we have plenty of songs for you, we would recommend starting with ‘Christmas F**k’ from Vybz Kartel.

Follow that up with ‘Lime Christmas Pon Di (remix)’ with Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Cecile and Mavado.

Follow that up with Busy Signal’s ‘Christmas Money’

Then top that off with ‘Like Christmas’ from Vybz Kartel and Sheba, and your craving for the tun up should be satisfied.

Hopefully this selection of tracks should satisfy your craving for your favourite genres over Christmas, whether you are in the mood to settle down with family or tun up and listen to the finest dancehall from the best artists in the genre.

Merry Christmas from Destination Reggae n Dancehall, thank you for everyone for following us over the past 2 months it has been an incredible experience so far, and we have a lot more amazing things coming your way in 2019. We hope everyone has an amazing experience and we will be back providing amazing content for you all on the 26th. 

DJ Khaled Inna Yaad Man Style- The Major Keys to DJ Khaled’s Love For Jamaica

Jamaica seems to be the place to be right now for rappers, from both the US and Canada, with Drake and Tory Lanez stepping out at Unruly Fest in St Thomas last night and Meek Mill tweeting out he is feeling like making a vacation trip to Jamaica.

Obviously, the headline visit came from DJ Khaled, who made his first visit to Jamaica in 12 years this week, with DJ Khaled (alongside making some questionable food decisions) paying visits to some of the legends in reggae and dancehall, linking up with Buju Banton, Bounty Killer and Sizzla. DJ Khaled even found to time to have a quick mogul talk with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell and meet upcoming dancehall star Rygin King. DJ Khaled managed to fit this all into his vacation itinerary despite only being in Jamaica for a week.

Obviously being that this trip was made by DJ Khaled, social media was abuzz with discussions on what some were seeing as DJ Khaled’s new found love for Jamaican culture. However, this could not be further from the truth, DJ Khaled has represented Jamaican culture since the beginning of his career and we at Destination Reggae ‘N’ Dancehall are here to break down the Major Keys of his love for Jamaica.

Selector Khaled

DJ Khaled’s career as a pirate radio DJ in Miami on Mix 96.1, where he would frequently mix dancehall and reggae. Due to Miami’s relative proximity to Jamaica and the large number of Jamaican immigrants living in Miami, DJ Khaled began to build some what of a following in Jamaica, which eventually led to him making several trips to Jamaica in order to fulfil his role as Selector.

During this time, he began to form the close friendships with some of dancehall’s biggest names that have been the focus of many of his social media posts throughout the past week, with his close friendships with Buju Banton, Sizzla and Bounty Killer being formed at this time.

Around this time Khaled also befriended members of the Marley Family (which would lead to another one of our Major Keys), with the family inviting Khaled to DJ at their events and even welcoming him into their homes.

Yes Soundbwoy, Yes Soundbwoy, Yes Soundbwoy

In case you didn’t get the reference.

DJ Khaled also competed at several soundclashes throughout his early career as a selector in Jamaica, which led to him recording some very exclusive dubplates from some of the biggest names in dancehall. Something which he was very keen to show off when Boomshots TV paid a visit to his ‘We The Best’ studios (see below). These dubplates were often recorded over hip hop beats, which gave him a unique edge in many of the soundclashes he was a part of.

DJ Khaled became a regular at the Fully Loaded beach party series in the early 2000s, establishing his name in Jamaica and dancehall even further.

Perhaps his biggest soundclash victory came against Wyclef Jean (who he would later sample on ‘Wild Thoughts’) at Fully Loaded in 2000, with DJ Khaled’s hip hop infused dubplates and over the top personality being the talk of the show, even Wyclef Jean’s exclusive Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson dubplates (yes you read that right) couldn’t hold back the crowds support for DJ Khaled. Khaled would later reflect on that moment in an interview with VIBE magazine saying “from that moment, I was officially broken on the streets”.

They Don’t Want You To Be A Top Shotta

As we mentioned earlier, during his time in Jamaica DJ Khaled befriended the Marley family, so it was only right that when Kymani Marley began filming the 2002 classic ‘Shottas’ that DJ Khaled was called up to make a cameo in the film, with DJ Khaled starring as a unnamed henchman for Richie Effs (played by Wyclef Jean). Unfortunately this was a non speaking role for DJ Khaled, which is a bit of a weird experience. As it is now very rare to see DJ Khaled on camera and not shouting about “major keys” or winning.

DJ Khaled would later go on to feature the one and only Teddy Bruckshot (Louie Rankin) in the video for ‘Nas Album Done’ from 2016’s ‘Major Key’.

Cooking Inna Yard Man Style

Clearly DJ Khaled’s time in Jamaica during the early years of his career has had a large effect on his culinary tastes, with his social media often featuring him eating (as he would say) “inna yaad man style” with his jerk chicken, snapper and coconut jelly.

However, this did not stop him making some questionable decisions when preparing his “yaad man” breakfast this week in Jamaica.

Did The Mavado Vocals Come In Yet…

In September 2011, DJ Khaled signed Mavado to a deal with ‘We The Best Music Group’, with Mavado appearing on the Angie Martinez show on New York’s Hot 97 to announce the deal.

Mavado quickly released three singles on the label ‘Emergency’ featuring label mate Ace Hood, ‘Soulja Girl’ and ‘Survivor’ which featured Akon.

Mavado would go on to feature on DJ Khaled’s 2012 album ‘Kiss The Ring’ with the track ‘Suicidal Thoughts’.

DJ Khaled has featured Mavado on the every album since ‘Kiss The Ring’, with tracks like ‘Weed and Hennessy’, ‘My League’, ‘Progress’ and ‘Unchanging Love’ all featuring on DJ Khaled’s last four albums.

They Don’t Want Me To Have A Mansion In Jamaica

Again, if you missed the reference.

DJ Khaled’s recent trip to Jamaica, has also spawned a number of rumours that he has allegedly purchased a lavish mansion from Jamaican businessman and owner of Sandals Resorts, Butch Stewart. It is not clear at this time whether DJ Khaled has actually purchased the mansion, which is allegedly priced at $2 million.

DJ Khaled’s love affair with everything Jamaican has lasted since the very beginning of his career, with DJ Khaled calling some of the biggest names in the history of reggae and dancehall close friends, with DJ Khaled even disclosing this week that he rang and prayed with Buju Banton whilst his son Asahd was being born. DJ Khaled’s love and respect for Jamaican culture is truly admirable and something that dates back to his days starting out in the music industry. Let’s just hope we hear more of that Jamaican influence in his upcoming album ‘Father of Asahd’.