Royal Records drops ROYAL FLUSH RIDDIM Featured

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  The streets are buzzing about the Royal Flush riddim by new powerhouses  Royal  Records because of the high quality of the production and the well-conceived songs that make this one of the projects to look out for this Summer.

Beenie Man leads out the riddim with ‘Bad Gyal’ on the Royal Flush riddim for the relatively new recording outfit, Royal Records. In this age of thugs and gangsta girls, you almost believe him as he pleads, ‘mi waan a real bad gyal’.  He trots out a few regular lines around this topic to make you think that it is going to be a regular song, but then raises the bar when he seems to find an additional gear with lines like: Mi waan a real bad gyal who dem can push around and defend her ting ah street/no gal caan box yu a road/Royal is a real bad gal yu need.


The talented and consistent New Kidz, alongside Wanted, bring  a bit of the street grime to the bouncy party vibe of the riddim with a single called ‘Boo Yuh’ which is inspired by an actual incident a few weeks ago between New Kidz and the dancehall antagonist Matterhorn.  New Kidz challenges Matterhorn, “yu shoulden mek the people dem boo yu”.


The street reporting continues as Wanted gives a version of the Weddie Weddi events. He sings: Last week round a Weddi Weddi, Matterhorn never check, him never hold no meddi/him run in pon check but him never ready/if boo coulda kill him, him woulda dead already.



An angry-sounding New Kidz challenges Matterhorn with a few well-placed lines, deejaying:  yu diss and the people dem boo yu/that shoulden come outta yu mouth/ah swag team we name forever….Dem fi know say a check we say/we bad from long time, anno yesterday, no bwoy outta road can gimme no touch chat/


Flexxx has been stepping up his game in recent weeks as he pushes to carve out his own niche in the world of dancehall. He is one of the most talented lyricists in dancehall today and if you doubt, just ask how many ways can you say that you are fresh? If you follow dancehall, there are several hundred  but this is the first time we have heard a rhyme like this. Flexx deserves a special kind of praise for coming up with this line: fresh like water from the well/we nah no bad smell. That line is as funny as hell.


Flexx boasts that he will not stop partying, even when he’s “forty”. And we believe him.


Deva Bratt reinforces his claim to being one of the best lyricists in the game with ‘Mek Wi Floss’.

He shows that he can also do ‘flossing party songs’ with a decent effort on this track. In the chorus, he deejays: ‘ah ya so nice (repeat three times)/ send fi the table wid the bucket wid the ice’. Deva also name-drops popular sessions such as Chickenback Wednesdays. Fambo shows up to declare “ah di gyal dem alone wi love” on the ‘De Gyal Dem’ while Mr. Lexx chips in with a hardcore booty-shaking single dubbed ‘My Line’ about late night booty calls.


In one verse, he goes hardcore as he deejays: “attack it, attack it, attack it”, and uses a few sound effects a la Beenie Man to make the track an enjoyable romp. Lexx may raise a few eyebrows with lines where he compares the sexual act to a supermarket, “ah stock it mi say” but then saves it when he comes up with a new metaphor, deejaying that it is like an automatic pistol, “ah knock it mi say, knock it, knock it knock it mi say”.


Ninja Kidd points them out with ‘Dem No Waan no Gal’ with lines like “him ah animal from him no waan no gal”, He boasts that he wants girls who ah lawyer, and criminal. Arthadax makes fun of fake artistes with the comedic ‘Tomartist’  with lines like ‘anno every man who deejay ah deejay” .


Alliance member Predator advocates an ‘Artiste Govament’ with the suggestion that the society should ‘put entertainer inna Parliament’ and actually stumps for a “Bounty Killer govament”. It is great entertainment.


Richie Loops brings a crossover flair with ‘Pop a Guide’, while Versatile boasts “Dem Nuh Bad None at all”


Chi Ching goes conscious with Jah Jah Love using his simple catchy deejay style to deliver the goods, proving that sometimes you have to pray before you party. However, the best Jah Jah song is Jaybez's 'Jah Ah Guide Me' where he declares the cry of every struggling youth with the lines: "yu know how long mi a hold the faith, yu know  how long dem a hold the gate'. Great concept.

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