Dancehall Divas Unite: Spice, Jada Kingdom & Shaniel Muir Shows Unity At Houston Show

Women in dancehall are showing a united front amidst a history of rifts and contention in the genre.

While dancehall is famous for its rhythmic insatiability and influential sounds, it is also a community that has sadly come to be associated with a lot of infighting. Whether it be among male or female artists, there always seems to be some beef happening at any given time. Following an unfortunate history of people being pit against each other, some of the women in the dancehall community have come together to show that it’s possible for female artists to be great friends after all.

Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star Spice is still looked at as one of the top female dancehall stars internationally, and while she has stepped into different roles as a reality TV star and a host for her very own talk show, she never neglected the genre. It is because of this why the fan-proclaimed Queen of dancehall is still regarded so highly in the dancehall arena and why her undeniable influence still reigns supreme.

They say a picture says a thousand words, and with her latest Instagram post, Spice made quite a statement. The “Frenz” deejay shared an Instagram post of herself in the company of dancehall divas Jada Kingdom and Shaneil Muir. The three ladies came together at Gal Farm, The Houston Edition, an event in Houston, Texas, last night where Spice delivered a riveting performance that proved that she is still “Queen of the stage.”

In the photo reel that the dancehall star posted, the women who are seated on a bench appear to be commemorating a great night and an even better performance with a photo-op, looking radiant in their fashionable ensembles. In the caption that accompanied the post that has garnered over 100K likes in less than 24 hours, Spice playfully wrote, “Listen every one a the picture dem blurry cause dem 2 big woman yah couldn’t stay still. I never laugh so yet @jadakingdom @shaneilmuir unu nuh have no behavior #WomanPower #dancehallmusic.”

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Jada Kingdom returned an equally playful comment, writing, “Dwl a who dem ppl yah???” she wrote. “Si how mi tell yuh sen mi di rawse pic dem an allllll noooowww!!!” the “Banana” hitmaker said in a separate comment with a series of laughing emojis. “So yuh really mean fi tell me say a really two good pic we get,” Shaneil Muir also commented, “love the vibes #WomanPower.”

Fans by the thousands took to the comments to show some love to the dancehall stars dropping off flames and red hearts in support of the ladies. “Love to see it!!!!” several fans commented. “My girls,” one fan wrote, tagging all three women, “love still a keep.” While a majority of the photos were unclear, like Spice said, it was still indicative of one hell of a night. One fan acknowledged this in the comments writing, “This giving me ‘hangover’ girls trip vibes,” she wrote, “the morning after.”

In a heartfelt dedication, one comment lauded Spice, Jada, and Shaneil for their hard work and talent. “Y’all represented Jamaica well. We are indeed proud. Three beautiful, hardworking and dedicated ladies. Please continue make us proud and never lose hope doesn’t matter how hard things might get. Keep pressing with God all things are possible. Talent over hype right desso,” the fan wrote.

It’s rare that we get to see women in dancehall showing some public love and support, and fans are hoping that Spice’s post will incite a trend. What has already ensued is the call for a music collaboration among the three ladies. While it would have been nice to see Shenseea, a part of the gang, her absence did not deter from the promise of unity.

As Sean Paul recently set out to show, dancehall should consider “collaboration over confrontation,” and the concept has become more and more prevalent. Perhaps Spice was the catalyst needed to break that stigma for the women. One thing is for sure, and that is we have a consensus – dancehall fans definitely want to see more of this unity in 2021.

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Sean Paul x Busy Signal – Boom

Cute body
Good body gal
Nude body
Sexy body gal
Cute body
Thick body gal
Move your body

[Chorus: Busy Signal, Sean Paul]
Whine up your body gal bruk it down low
(Down low)
Whine up your waist and tip pon your toe
(Oh Oh)
Sexy pose double six domino
Brace it back for me back slow
And then you boom boom boom
Bubble it gal you make it boom
Sexy body gal make it boom
Shake up the place make it boom boom

[Verse 1: Sean Paul, Busy Signal]
Gal come gimme di ting deh don’t play
None of them can touch your body no day
And you can ask anybody
Girl you got the body everybody want get oh yeah
Make the booty work twerk for the income
Caus’ your body heavy like Jada Kingdom (imma telling you)
Go ahead baby with your wisdom
Loving your style, bring it comе!

[Chorus: Busy Signal, Sean Paul]
Whine up your body gal bruk it down low
(Down low)
Whine up your waist and tip pon your toe
(Oh Oh)
Sexy pose double six domino
Brace it back for me back slow
And then you boom boom boom
Bubble it gal you make it boom
Sexy body gal make it boom
Shake up the place make it boom boom

[Verse 2: Sean Paul, Busy Signal]
Gal you are proper ting, you are no lacka ting
Shape pon body hotter than with dem ever bring
So me love it when your hip a swing bell salring
Tinga, linga, linga, ling, me did the sitting
Gal you have [?] just make your body go
Me a lock down your body like me ZoZo
When you whine to the top and you take it to the floor
The way how you drop it pon me you make di place Sexplore

[Chorus: Busy Signal, Sean Paul]
Whine up your body gal bruk it down low
(Down low)
Whine up your waist and tip pon your toe
(Oh Oh)
Sexy pose double six domino
Brace it back for me back slow
And then you boom boom boom
Bubble it gal you make it boom
Sexy body gal make it boom
Shake up the place make it boom boom

Top a top body if you bring it to the king
Caus’ me want you fi flip it up, blaze it and fling
Flinging up your body make my heart sing
Have me imagining and time fi damaging

[Chorus: Busy Signal, Sean Paul]
Whine up your body gal bruk it down low
(Down low)
Whine up your waist and tip pon your toe
(Oh Oh)
Sexy pose double six domino
Brace it back for me back slow
And then you boom boom boom
Bubble it gal you make it boom
Sexy body gal make it boom
Shake up the place make it boom boom

Sexy body gal
Good good body gal
Move your body

[Chorus: Busy Signal, Sean Paul]
Whine up your body gal bruk it down low
(Down low)
Whine up your waist and tip pon your toe
(Oh Oh)
Sexy pose double six domino
Brace it back for me back slow
And then you boom boom boom
Bubble it gal you make it boom
Sexy body gal make it boom
Shake up the place make it boom boom

Shenseea Exposed On IG And Shade Spice, “Your face is where my throne is”

Shenseea exposed her kitty on the Gram while seemingly shading Spice is what dancehall fans are talking about this weekend.

Social media users have been speculating for weeks now about a possible feud brewing between Shenseea and Spice. These speculations first began following a social media post by Spice after she was acknowledged by fellow dancehall artiste Jada Kingdom. Jada lauded Spice as a mentor and gave her credit for paving the way for females in the dancehall industry.

In response, Spice thanked Jada and stated that it was the first time she was being tagged in a post by another female artiste in the business saying that they learned from her. Of course, social media users were quick to point out that Shenseea has in the past also acknowledged Spice for her work ethics and dedication to the music industry. All this did not go down well with ShenYeng, and since then, both artists have even reportedly unfollowed each other on social media.

If the above did not confirm some sort of beef between the two, Shenseea’s latest claim to the throne may have just solidified that there is some form of rivalry. The “Lighter” singer is currently in Atlanta, which is where the current queen of dancehall, Spice, has one of her dwellings. She decided to share a very naughty post with the following caption: “I’m a Queen, your face is where my throne is.”

Of course, some were quick to point out that she was throwing shade at Spice. It should be noted that neither women have actually come forward to confirm or deny if they are at odds.

Still, some persons are not sold on the idea that her caption was intended for Spice. Others have deduced that her play on words is simply a window into her wild and dominant sexual desires. That line of argument was supported by those who believed the 24-year-old was not wearing any underwear below her kinky, little, black dress. Nonetheless, dancehall’s self-proclaimed princess can do no wrong in the eyes of her fans, and the 355,000 likes and over 6000 comments the photo has received seem to prove this. One wonders if this new photo is also generating more publicity for her upcoming show in Atlanta.

You can check out Shenseea’s IG page and peep her photo.

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Jada Kingdom & Asian Doll Giving Us ‘Bad Gyal’ Vibes On Set Music Video Shoot

Jada Kingdom and Asian Doll link up on set their upcoming music video, giving us “Bad Gal” vibes.

Jamaican dancehall recording artiste Jada Kingdom has been making major strides in her music career since getting her big break with “Love Situation” some three years ago. She has managed to wow fans, both in Jamaica and overseas, with her raspy seductive delivery and content. With over 1 million followers on Instagram, Jada is never shy about serving that ‘bawdy’ to her loyal Kmab supporters.

Still, not even those supporters were expecting what she shared on the two most recent posts to Instagram. The images have proven that the EastSyde Queen is also able to make it big while in Atlanta, Georgia, where she now spends much of her time.

Photographed alongside Jada was none other than Asian Da Brat, better known as Asian Doll. The 24-year-old was in a relationship with Chicago rapper King Von who was shot and killed back in November. Ironically, Jada and Asian can be seen brandishing some pretty high-powered weapons while being dressed in boots, dark leather, small fishnet stockings, and bandanas. The photos definitely prove that the two are cooking up something for their fans, and Jada’s Kmab could not be happier.

“This is the collab that’s gonna end COVID-19,” wrote one fan below the images and video of the two working it out with their props.

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Jada Kingdom has been residing overseas for quite a few months now, which ultimately led to her connecting with her boyfriend, Verse Simmonds. While we are unsure of how Jada and Asian joined forces, it wouldn’t be a surprise if it were to be revealed that Simmons, who has written for many big names in hip hop and r&b, had a hand in it. Kingdom and Simmons have been inseparable since the announcement of their union, even making room for a steamy collaboration titled “Bedroom Bully.”

In light of this, a track with Asian Doll would be Jada’s second known international collaboration. She has also worked with Vybz Kartel for the remix of her smash hit “Heavy!” Popcaan with “Suh Me Luv It;” Skillibeng through “Tek It,” and “Shake;” and Jahvillani for “Dangerous.”

Following the tragedy which struck late last year, Asian Doll has been keeping the memory of King Von alive through various celebratory posts; an iced out, 85k pendant of the late rapper; and at least one track aimed at his killers. A week ago, Doll announced that the diss-track titled “Nunnadat Sh*t,” became her top single on Apple Music with over 700k streams on Spotify alone.

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It should be interesting to see and hear the magic that Jada Kingdom and Asian Doll are able to produce. Urban Islandz will keep you posted on what could mean the ultimate crossover for the dancehall star.

Shenseea & Govana Earns Top Honors In Dancehall In 2020, Koffee Dropped Biggest Song

Shenseea and Govana earned top honors in dancehall last year.

If there was a word to describe 2020 when it comes to entertainment, we might go with the words of Spice, who said she didn’t make any money in 2020 due to the pandemic causing the industry to lock down and losing J$26.1 Billion in revenue. Things in Jamaica officially locked down in March 2020 as news spread that the covid-19 virus was deadly and highly contagious, and almost 10 months later, there is no ending in sight as yet.

The unique nature of the Jamaican entertainment industry, in particular, has placed the livelihood of many in the industry in a precarious position. Unlike the United States Recording industry, where artists depend on streams and sales, Jamaican artistes rely on tours and live performances locally and abroad. When things locked down, forcing a ban on events and gatherings, the primary sources of income for artistes were cut.

However, the challenges have not stopped those who are high performers as they pivoted to manage the new hardships. Instead of focusing on what was lost, many took to the studios to produce and release good music as they focused on streaming. Although some events moved online like Verzuz, Reggae Sumfest, Reggae Sunsplash, and various live corporate events, including Friday parring with Coppershot Music and other local DJs.

Among those being recognized as consistent performers are Shenseea and Govana, who pulled off the Female and Male Entertainer of the Year awards respectively by the Jamaica Gleaner’s 2020 Year in Review.

Both have been able to perform at an unrivaled level, releasing a number of singles that adds to their growing catalogues. Among Shenseea’s hits for the year are the releases of “Side Chick,” and “Lighter” – an international banger with Tarrus Riley cementing her growth as an artiste. Shenseea’s streams have been nothing short of admirable as she racked up 35 million views for the song and trending in the number one spot for weeks.

She also released a number of other singles, including “Silver Tongue Devil” featuring American-Jamaican Saxophonist Masego. She also released the catchy “Sure Sure,” “Bad Alone,” “Good Comfort,” “Rebel,” “Wasabi,” and “Zum.” Shenseea has arguably released more hits than any other artiste and is deserving of the award.

It was not all smooth sailing for Shenseea, who also lost her mother to cancer in June. However, in spite of that, she continued working and has reaped the rewards with a lucrative Pretty Little Thing endorsement deal and launching her eyelashes line.

Govana secured the Male artiste of the year award with his Convo series making it not only a hilarious mini-movie but catchy song and lyrics. Fans excitedly waited as the series was released in parts. ‘Likkle Bit a Money’ was also a hit so much so that the slang is now used in arguments and even quoted in the House of Representatives by the Local Government Minister as used as a point of defiance by those who broke the Disaster Risk Management Law.

Meanwhile Skillibeng on the other hand was breakthrough male artiste for the year. The artiste released hit after hit even though many said he’d be a one-hit-wonder with “Brik pan Brik.” He proved otherwise with the release of “Torpedo,” “Shake” featuring Jada Kingdom, and the banger “Crocodile Teeth.” Among his wins for the year are signing an international recording deal with Sony/ATV at the end of 2020.

Meanwhile, Shaneil Muir was recognized as Breakthrough Artiste of the Year by the Jamaica Gleaner. Among her biggest songs were “Yamabella,” definitely an independent ladies’ anthem as it rebukes women who act foolish to please men.

The artiste shared the news on her Instagram, thanking her fans for their support “TOP GYAL, grateful for the love.

Many artists in the industry sent their congratulations, including Jada Kingdom, who said “well deserved” Shenseea with heart emojis. Seanibremix, Cecile who said, “you deserve this Shaneil. Congrats. Mi Luv u eeesi.” Shaneil is definitely one to watch as she shows her versatility and creativity with “Same Guy” with Good Good Productions label-mate Denyque, who returned to music in 2020 after the birth of her daughter.

Koffee’s “Lockdown” was also recognized by the Gleaner as the Song of the Year, and we can see why as Koffee with Popcaan and others really gave us hope as many made plans post lockdown. We’re still looking on for the silver lining that we are sure will be coming in a few months with the advent of several vaccines now available to treat the spread of Covid.

Watch Jada Kingdom New Video “Unwanted”

Jada Kingdom debut her new video “Unwanted” just in time for the holidays.

The cut was directed by Warrior Films and featured the dancehall singer taking a shower before bending down on her knees for a prayer. God finally answered her prayer and when she woke up she found the man of her dreams in her bed. While living out her fantasies it turns out her new man is really a manikin and people started looking at her in dismay.

“No have no time fi slow down, and I won’t let you do this on your own, So put your wait pon me, I can tell that your too weak, Still them don’t see it yet, they can’t come your way I mean it, put yo pon lock and throw away the key,” Jada Kingdom sings.

Kingdom is one of the breakthrough dancehall artists in 2017 after gaining recognition for her unique vocals and her voluptuous body. Watch her new video “Unwanted” below.

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