Koffee & Di Genius Tastes Grammy Wins On John Lengend’s “Bigger Love”

The people hailing from the musical island of Jamaica had a whole lot to be smiling about on Sunday night when entertainers from the region walked away with a combined lot of awards at the 63rd Annual Grammys.

Naturally, the most talked-about win came from the Best Reggae Album category, where Toots and the Maytals walked away with the coveted win. Their album “Got To Be Tough” was released in August 2020, only weeks before the passing of the group’s leader Toots Hibbert. The project topped the category despite competitions from Higher Place by Skip Marley, Upside Down by Buju Banton, It All Comes Back To Love by Maxi Priest, and One World by The Wailers.

Jamaica also secured a win in the r&b category through John Legend’s album “Bigger Love.” The album was released at the heights of the Covid-19 pandemic and featured work from both Jamaican stars Koffee and producer Di Genius. Koffee found her spot on track number 12, “Don’t Walk Away,” which was produced by Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor. Along with track 12, he also copped producer credits for the album’s title track, “Bigger Love.”

In 2020, Koffee broke barriers when she became the only female and the youngest person to win in the category of Best Reggae Album for her debut EP, Rapture. She is now able to add yet another notch to her belt. While Koffee has remained tight-lipped about the recent accomplishment, Di Genius took to social media to revel in the success.

“Another Win. Super grateful to be a part of this amazing, now Grammy award winning album! Big congrats to the Legend @johnlegend and to everyone involved! To more wins!” He wrote on Instagram. Much like Koffee, this wasn’t Di Genius’ first run at the Grammys.

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The decorated producer has secured wins via Damian’ Jr Gong’ Marley’s Stony Hill (Best Reggae Album), and Shakira’s El Dorado (Best Latin Pop Album), both in 2017. The latter also won in the category of Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album at Latin Grammy Award that year. He has also had numerous other collaborations with other entertainers, including Drake, Mali Music, and Burna Boy.

Both Koffee and Di Genius have been teasing new music. The 21-year-old reggae crooner is currently preparing her debut album, which could mean yet another win is the stars are indeed aligned. The producer recently released “Rotate” by Burna Boy and Becky G.

Vybz Kartel Blasts Producer Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor For Releasing Old Song

Vybz Kartel offload some shade on producer Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor.

The self-proclaim Worl’Boss is upset with Di Genius who previewed one of his songs on social media over the weekend. The preview ignited Gazanation fans who thinks that the two of them made peace, but now we know that is not the case. “Producer bwoy me and you a friend? Weh ya release dem old song de fa? You no have no shame dawg. SMFH,” Kartel wrote on Instagram.

While the dancehall deejay didn’t name drop Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor, his fans them immediately recognized who he was making references towards. The dancehall producer has not responded despite being tagged by several fans regarding the post. The title of the song is “Murda Practice” and it features Vybz Kartel’s old flow from before his incarceration in 2011. Kartel and Di Genius had a falling out back in 2009 after the two worked together on a series of hit songs. The two never made peace since then.

Mavado Links With Di Genius For New Song “Red Rose”

Mavado link with his longtime producer Di Genius for a new single dedicated to the ladies, “Red Rose.”

Mavado is one of those rare dancehall artist that has the Midas touch because everything he released this year have been instant hits and this new single will be no different. “Man yo fi dede fi yo lady / Yo fi bring red rose fi yo girl / She love the things you do you do / No other man no fi dede fi yo girl,” Mavado sings.

Mavado has aligned himself with Alkaline and Jahmiel, two of the leading batch of young artists in dancehall currently. The trio formed a clique called MVP, the acronym for Mavado, Vendetta, and Patriotz. The Gullyside singjay has been having a great year in dancehall, but at the same time he is allowing the younger acts to shine. He also made headlines recently for his beef with Popcaan and Tommy Lee Sparta, both artists emerged from under Vybz Kartel wing, so the hatred runs deep.