Dance Hall

Artist: 
Drake
Label: 
Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records

          Drake's "More Life" is a self-described "playlist," borrowing from genres such as afrobeat, Jamaican dance hall, r&b, and grime.

Sounds Like: 
Future
Sounds Like: 
Big Sean
Sounds Like: 
The Weeknd
Name: 
Brieana Sealy
Date Reviewed: 
04/04/2017
Artist: 
M.I.A.
Label: 
Interscope

Okay ya'll M.I.A. slays every thing she does, but she actually slays this song to the point of no return. She's back at it again with he beautifully recorded and politically charged master pieces, hitting us with 'MIA OLA'. This time she takes on the perspective of Mexican immigrants trying to cross the boarder into the United states, while looking globally at the hostilities towards people of color.

Sounds Like: 
M.I.A.
Sounds Like: 
All the beautiful sounds of culture
Name: 
Payton Wells
Date Reviewed: 
03/23/2016
Artist: 
Damian Marley
Label: 
Ghetto Youth International

This song is okay if you don't mind not being able to understand a single word. It's fast-paced, a bit intense and extremely repetitive. And when I think of the Marley name, this is not what comes to mind. I don't get the Marley groove from this, but then again I haven't listened to much Damian Marley. If you look up the lyrics, it seems like it's making a statement about being able to be at home anywhere.

If you're into raggae and can handle the intensity of the song, go ahead and press play.

Sounds Like: 
Elephant Man
Sounds Like: 
Beenie Man
Name: 
Greg Gonzales
Date Reviewed: 
10/27/2011