Special guest Double L will be doing the honors this week for Reggae Friday. His reggae knowledge crushes mine and he is also the selector over at the great reggae blog In Your Blood Clot Face. Check out what he has to say about this weeks feature.
Out of all the artists in reggae & dancehall today, Cham (otherwise known as Baby Cham) is ranked in the upper echelon of the genre(s). He has been one of the main artists on Dave Kelly's (producer of classic riddim's such as Joyride, Stink, Showtime, Rae Rae, Haunted, Fiesta, Pretty Pretty, etc..) Madhouse label since it's founding in the early 1990's. Known for his sometimes gritty, sometimes smooth, & sometimes both deejay style, he has been a staple on riddims for much of the late '90s into the 2000's, where he gained some crossover appeal through collaborations with artists such as Alicia Keys, Foxy Brown, MIMS, Nina Sky & T-Pain. Some of his biggest hits have been "Ghetto Story" (85 riddim), "Vitamin S" (Fiesta riddim), & "This Is Why I'm Hot" (Reggae remix) w/MIMS & Junior Reid.For those of you who haven't seen
his live performance, it is absolutely recommended. You will not be disappointed. -Double L
Mp3: Cham - "Rudeboy Pledge"
Mp3: Cham and Baby Cheez Trix - "Girl"
Mp3: Usher feat. Baby Cham - "Yeah" (Reggae Remix)
Learn more: Check out more on Cham over at Double L's blog.
On a personal note the "Rudeboy Pledge" is the absolute jam. Love that track! Thanks to Double L for contributing.