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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jump & Skip - Ward 21 (Dreadsquad)

A new Ward 21 - Jump & Skip by polish producers (Dreadsquad)
"it was just a fun ode to reggae", Says Kunley

Monday, September 13, 2010

MAAAAAD!!!! Ward 21 and Voice Mail with a brand new tune name Street Swag


Brand New track on the radio...Voice Mail and Ward 21 combination courtesy of the Ward 21 music label. Have to check it out...it is off the heezy (lol...dat sound silly but it MAD for real)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Timberlee has the second spot on the radiodubplate charts (Toronto)

Timberlee's - The General (Ward 21 Music) on the Cosa Nostra Riddim has steadily climbed the charts and now is only one spot from the top spot. 

Click Here to see the Radio Dubplate Charts

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thanx For The Wishes!

Well people, today, July 22, is my birthday. I just wanna say thanks to all the people who wished me well. Everyman is a product of his environment and I truly believe that the people involved in your life make a massive contribution in shaping the person you become as you grow. I'd like to think that I am a pretty good man, though not without faults as no man is, but good nonetheless. Thanks to the one and only Father up above for blessing me with life and surrounding me with these people. Big ups to everyone and I pray I'll be able to say this again next year. One Love.





Thursday, July 8, 2010

Its FINALLY ERE !! (Lungz On Fyaah) The Mixtape

Heeeeeeeyyyy PeeePz its ya Boiii "DeeWunn" (notice seh mi spell it different) ? lol...well the wait iz finally over, after a bunch of sleepless nights and a bunch of recordings its now safe to say im (four) mixtapes deep with my latest installment "Lungz On Fyaah" it has a summer feel to it as some might say (already getting reviews) with cool smooth tracks like "Breeze" spunky tracks like "BurBery" Featuring the ever so vibrant "Timberlee" it also features sexy songs like "F*ck Song" (a run away hit among the ladies) and my personal Fave "I Got This" featuring Mi big bredda "Kunley" (PPl say we flo alike) lol chek it out and decide for your selves lol...but honestly i really had fun puting this Tape 2gether i really hope u enjoy listening as much as i enjoy bringing this to you, DwnLoad it ere.... 

Click Here to Download


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

...be right back...

...watching the world cup! Hey... its only one month every four years. Cut me some slack...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wazzapniiin World ???


Ok sooo ive been a lil quiet since my last post...its cause ive been cooking up this crazzy New MIXTAPE im about to hit ya'll with its called "Lungz On Fyaah" i realy wanted to take the time out to put together sumn Solid for ya'll to blaze all summer long !!! Trust mi Unuh aguh love it...this one has more Firey traxxxx with songs for the ladies like "Things Dat i Like" already blazing on zip 103 fm and The BANGER " I Got This" Feat mi big bredda Kunley (di man Kill it) lol...soo all in all what im sayin iz "Mek Sure Unuh Speakers Can Manage Cause This Iz A Banger Frm Start To Finish".....and mi naah just seh dat lol.....Stay tuned tho,ima keep Ya'll posted.....Yuh Zimmii !!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

So... Another Successful Tour Is Complete!!!

Yes people... whew! 3 weeks of hectic travelling, crazy shows and mad studio vibes has come to a successful close. Before I go any further I must first say special thanks to Adam Lukas (@bassrunnermusic) and Mean Dog for organizing such a great and smooth running experience. Also, special shouts to all the people that came out and the ones we met or linked with along the way. Every single show was a smash and every single day was hard work. I wish some people could experience it and put a rest the 'bed of roses' notion. 3 months of a 9 to 5 could never compare to 3 weeks on tour... believe me, I've done them both. I'm home 4 days now and my eyes are still bloodshot, mainly from lack of sleep (I miss white eyes...lol). Special mention goes out to: Rome - for having the craziest crowd (DAMN!), Napoli - for real dancehall enthusiasm, Amsterdam - for having the old school DJing behind soundsystem vibe, Slovenia - for the unexpected mad party(crazy fun crowd), Sweden - for the love they showed us and Helsinki, Finland for the great passion for the music and the sense of history we share. All the other stops were excellent but the pre-mentioned ones really stood out to me. We've been touring Europe for 10 years now religiously but we've never done one like this... 3 straight shows to start it off, then 2 days off... then something like 12 shows in a row. Normally, we do maybe 4 or 5 then a day off or two with that pattern repeating through out the tour. Hard work I tell ya. Big respect to the producers we came across on this trip also. I think we recorded like 4 tracks while on the road (if my memory is correct). Big up Million Styles inna Sweden fi the link up weh long overdue. Respect to Gabriel, Dan, Serocee and the rest of the crew from England that came over to Amsterdam for the link up also long overdue. Too many names to name... Bless up all. Now, I'm back home with my family and I'm going back to sleep. LATER!!!!!!!!!!!! big up Char and Kali ;^) BADA BADA GANG 2 D WORLD!


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Tifa Interview with ' Jamaica Star'

Hey guys! I hope you're all well.

View an interview held with Tifa for the Jamaica Star. This interview was carried out featuring Tifa as Artiste of the month of April 2010.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Update on the Bada Bada Gang members!

Hey all, I hope you're all well. I'd like to bring you a combination of updates from the Gang, so lets see how we go!

WARD21



As Kunley stated below, the tour is in full swing! Follow Kunley and Suku on Twitter for recent tour pics! If any fans have pics from the tour they'd like to share, please email them to angelsdilemma@gmail.com

Check this blog post for the remaining tour dates and venues.


Tifa



The premiere for the Video of the hot tune 'Certified Diva' by Tifa and Tami Chynn will be taking place tonight at the Quadnight club! Show your support!



D1



Read an in depth article about the latest Bada Bada Gang member, D1 here provided by 876 radio.com

For the latest news on Timberlee and Natalie Storm , please click on their names and follow them on Twitter!


Suku photo provided courtesy of http://www.seen-site.com

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Round 1 Complete...

We just finnished the first round of shows. Bienne, Switzerland... Stuttgart and Konigseggwald, Germany. Today we fly to Vienna, Austria for 2 rest days (which will be anything but...). Ago link up mi good bredrin Camel, do some studio work and get ready fi round 2 in Naples, Italy on Wednesday. The shows were so much fun and the people were magnificent. The show lastnight started messed up tho...crazy mic feedback but after it got sorted...it was on. At the end of each show we do a selectors set where we become selectors once again. In this set we play the songs on the Cosa Nostra riddim to introduce it to those not in the know. That part is so much fun, going all the way back to our roots and musical beginnings aided by our tour manager Adam from BassRunner Soundtribe. You should see us emceeing like back in the day...maaaad on the stage! Cosa gone... Packing now so later people...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

and we start... now!

Ok, so just reached my hotel in Switzerland! Tired. BA didnt send my bag and I'm not at all surprised. Airlines suck with connecting luggage on a whole and BA aint no different. Anywho... off to the studio and dinner. Show tonight so gotta get cracking. Later peeps!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

WTF?

First Oneil now Mad Cobra? ...I'm at a loss for words to explain how mi feel... smdh...
God help us.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Why Oneil?

Why Oneil? For who didnt know, Oneil from Voicemail got shot 5 times lastnight. He hasnt died and is in stable condition in the hospital. A prayer gathering was organised by the entertainment fraternity this mornning in Half Way Tree Square headed by Mr Vegas. Our prayers go out to Oneil, his family and Craig and Kevin of Voicemail. WHAT THE FUCK DID ONEIL EVER DO TO ANYBODY? A THE MOST HUMBLE YUTE. ALL HIM DO A LOVE MUSIC AND HIM WORK AND DEM DO THIS TO HIM! DUTTY BADMIND UNU FI GO SUCK UNU MUMMA NOW!!!
NOW!!! Big up Voicemail! Dem establish dem self firmly in the dancehall story! GOD BLESS ONEIL!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

aaawm.. o...k....

So we're preparing for tour and work have me a way... still have laundry to do and some packing. have nuttn much to say... too many things to be done. Talk to y'all later!

Monday, May 3, 2010

'SHAKE UP YA' TOUR COUNTDOWN!!



I made this widget at MyFlashFetish.com.



Not long now people!!

May 12 - show in Geneva, Switzerland- TBA - 8pm Start
May 13 - show in Bienne, Switzerland- Couple - 8pm Start
May 14 - show in Stuttgart, Germany -Zapata - 8pm Start
May 15 - show in Ravensburg, Germany - Keep it real Jam - 8pm Start
May 19 - show in Naples, Italy- TBA - 8pm Start
May 20 - show in Catanzaro, Italy- TBA - 8pm Start
May 21 - show in Rome, Italy- Big Bang Club - 8pm Start
May 22 - show in Taranto, Italy- TBA - 8pm Start
May 23 - show in Zurich, Switzerland- Haerterei - 8pm Start
May 25 - show in Amsterdam, Holland- Jam Rock - 8pm Start
May 27 - show in Masteno, Slovenija- Mastovna Jam - 8pm Start
May 28 - show in Stockholm, Sweden- TBA - 8pm Start
May 29 - show in Malmö, Sweden- Inkonst - 8pm Start
May 30 - show in Helsinki, Finland- Red Rum - 8pm Start

*Further information will be added nearer to the time.
*Image produced by Bassrunner Productions

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Just Char..




What's up people?! Lemme introduce myself for a minute.

I've been a Ward21 Fan for 10 years, and how time flies when you're having fun!!! I remembered viewing a programme about Jamaican Dancehall back in 2000, and saw Ward21 and Wayne Marshall voicing 'Blood Stain' in the King Jammys studio, and I thought to myself, WHO ARE THESE GUYS!?! They're WICKED! (Yes, old school english description haha!!)

Instant connect!! As I listened more and more to Ward21, I knew firstly, THEY WERE MENTALLY DISTURBED(Pun intended!) and they were the exact injection of humour, versatility and style Dancehall needed. I could listen to the tracks for hours... I remember building the first Ward21 Website, I was so proud! LOL.

Well, 10 years later, everything remains pretty much the same. I have come to realise the greatest thing about these guys are not only talent, but their MODESTY. It does wonders for keeping fans loyal in my opinion. Having come to know the members over the years has been a pleasure, and although I'm not always as up to date as I once was (Three pickney and ting = Time consumed!) my dedication is the same.

Naturally, when the beautiful TNT ladies came on the scene, I was excited to see how the Ward21 Production was going to move these ladies forward, and it's been exciting to see their growth over such a short period of time! Lasty, D1, the newest member of the Bada Bada Gang, I look forward to seeing and hearing more from him!

Well, after that long ting post, that's just my background. On this blog, I hope to deliver some occasional humour, any Europe or UK specific updates, some thought provoking topics, pics and what not. So stay tuned people!!

Char. x

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Thoughts as we speak....

Mmmm... slept late(ish). Woke up and saw Ben 10 on the tv. I miss my family. Just pre a mad tune fi a riddim weh mi hear D1 play on him keyboard... wonda if mi like it! Why is it so hot already? Its not even 9:30am yet... Just got a call from one more artiste coming to drop off files for his Cosa Nostra song... (reminds me of Bellyas back in the day). Waiting on an email from a producer... need that TV Track for tour. Have more songs to mix but I dont know where to start... why do some artiste voice more tracks than the riddim itself? This aint R&B... Its original drum and bass dancehall! Keep it simple dudes! The majority of the world dont understand what you are saying anyway.
Need some food... ...LEFT OVERS!
Wonda if mi waa build deh riddim deh weh D demo pon him cd... piano...mmm...mi like it.
Later yaa, if mi nuh do sumn now then time ago run off pon mi.... PEACE!

Monday, April 26, 2010

D1 in Tha Buildin !!!!

Ariiiiiite PPL....Its Ya Boii D1...im still kinda new to this blog thing so please tek time wit mi lol...umm,by now ya'll kno im the newest addition to the HOTTEST squad in the game "Bada Bada Gang" and i come to bring it..i mean REALLY bring it stay tuned tho....mi soon show unuh what i mean....Yuh zimiii !!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

D1

Welcome the newest member of the gang!!! D1!!! Very good artiste with the maddest flow mixing hip hop and dancehall like fukin kool aid on a hot day! Good yute... follow him on twitter @DeeWUNN
Check his song on the Cosa Nostra called 'Talk Bout Dat' ...Maaaad!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I'm here!!!

Yay!! My 1st blog entry!! Anyways - jus a get used to di ting - it looks like it's gonna be mad fun tho...Mi can come traumatize unuh wid my daily happenings #veryeventful 

See u sooon!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What Started It All - Do You Remember This?

Bada Bada Riddim was the first Hit riddim from Ward 21 and Haters was their first Hit Song...Went on to stay 10 weeks at the top in the UK breaking the record then held by Bounty Killer's "Anytime".


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Demos...

Since the 'Cosa Nostra' came out a few weeks now, I've never listened to so many demos from artistes in my life. Not even during our time at Jammy's when Bada Bada was #1 riddim with atleast 3 songs in the top ten have I heard so many artistes sending demos with a song on the riddim. Bless up to the people that dig the riddim. Hopefully we can mek it shot out to a much greater success! God willing...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Timberlee - "the general" Cosa Nostra Riddim

A bad few days....

So, 2 days ago I was mixing a song. Everything working fine and sounding good. I took a break to watch some tv and clear mi ears and my mind. I came back to find that one side of my headphones for some mysterious reason just gave up and stopped working. WHAT THE FUCK! I WAS JUST MIXING! IT WAS JUST OK! It was always handled with care mainly because studio headsets cost too damn much. Oh well... mixing is a bit impaired now but I can handle it until I get a new set.

The following day, Man United got ousted from the UEFA Champions League... on the away goal rule...
Even tho United won the match, the opposition had 1 more away goals than the reds. Now those who know me well will know that I'm a diehard United supporter. Ever since the age of 7 I have loved this club (and thats way before the successful years with Sir Alex as manager). No plastic or conditional fan here. Oh well, you win some you lose some. I can deal with it, especially since United played really well and did not dissappoint the expectations of the fans.

Today, I drove to New Kingston then back home to get some work done. I agreed to vacuum the car so why not do it before i get caged into my work... 30 mins later....
The inside of the car is spic and span but now the car wont start. WHAT THE FUCK! THATS A BRAND NEW BATTERY! ONE VACUUM? REALLY?
Got the jumper cables out now so a friend of mine can help me out. Then my son has a potty emergency right in this moment so Suku will sort out the jump start for me... ...It starts! YES!
Better check it tho... switch off.... (hold breath)... switch on.... YES!
Went back to do more work then back to check it a few hours later when I was done working.
not even a click.... WHAT THE...(you get the idea by now...)
I cant believe the brand new battery is dead! smh! Not even a spark when I touch the terminals.
Oh well, more unplanned expenses but I'll deal with it.
For the last 3 days or more, life has been testing me and my family. We all go through rough times and I'm no different from the next man...
BUT...

...AS GOD IS MY WITNESS...

...ME AGO KICK OUT THE WHOLE A LIFE TEETH DEM TOMORROW AND SHOW IT SEH MI STONGER THAN THAT!!!

NO EVIL AND CROSSES CYAA GET MI OUT!


AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM!
(To the greater glory of God)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Top Ten Charts in the UK

The Heatwave Chart - March 2010

Mr Lexx's amazing vocal on Ward 21's Cosa Nostra riddim is the biggest tune around right now.
But our top tracks from February hold on to the next two places. Plus huge new tunes from the likes of Lady Chann, Vybz Kartel, Serocee, Sean Paul and Tifa.
  1. Mr Lexx - Dem A Pree (Cosa Nostra Riddim)
  2. Gyptian - Hold Yuh
  3. Busy Signal - Jafrican Ting / Bare Gal (Jafrican Riddim)
  4. Lady Chann - Sticky Situation (Sticky Remix)
  5. Vybz Kartel - Turn & Wine (DNA Riddim)
  6. Rage - Outa Jail (Shell Dung Riddim)
  7. Rihanna & Assassin - Rude Boy (Remix)
  8. Serocee - Badeng
  9. Sean Paul / Vybz Kartel - Fire Brigade / Oh Deh Gal (Gala Riddim)
  10. Tifa - Rock Me So (Fyah Wyah Riddim)
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Review from TheHeatWave.co.uk

Mr Lexx & Ward 21 - Dem A Pree (Cosa Nostra Riddim)

Ward 21's Cosa Nostra is the hottest rhythm track in dancehall right now. It's your new best friend: it will make you want to dance but it will also make you want to break something.

Riddims like this - and vocals like Mr Lexx's Dem A Pree - are why we love dancehall so much.

Lexx's repitched and cut up vocals on the intro build things nicely for his deep voiced delivery on the opening verse. Add the familiar shouts ("hey!") and a chest-rattling bassline and you get a sum that equals MAD.

The other vocal cuts are good too. Ward 21, Timberlee, Natalie Storm, Tifa, Assassin aka Agent Sasco and Point O all deliver versions that get big forwards.

In case you're wondering why it's called Cosa Nostra, Ward 21's Kunley explains it on the new Bada Bada Gang blog.

Compliments of The HeatWave Out of the United Kingdom

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Twitter!!!

Follow us on twitter @ward21music , @gauks21 , @tifamusic , @nataliestorm , @timberleemusic
Get in!

Enter the LOOK PON ME remix contest!!!

Hey Lovies,

Mixpak Records is having a remix contest for my song with Sticky "look Pon Me".
Any dj/producer from any genre can enter...It's all abt putting ur spin on d song.
For more details and to download d acapella check d link below. Good luck to all who enter and thanks for all the support!!

http://www.mixpakrecords.com/blog/2010/04/natale-storm-look-pon-me-remix-contest/

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

TOUR DATES FOR MAY 2010 !!!

Specific venues and times coming soon...

May 12 - show in geneva, switzerland
May 13 - show in bienne, switzerland
May 14 - show in stuttgart, germany
May 15 - show in ravensburg, germany
May 19 - show in naples, italy
May 20 - show in catanzaro, italy
May 21 - show in rome, italy
May 22 - show in taranto, italy
May 23 - show in zurich, switzerland
May 25 - show in amsterdam, holland
May 27 - show in masteno, slovenija
May 28 - show in stockholm, sweden
May 29 - show in malmö, sweden
May 30 - show in helsinki, finland

Come Experience It! Maaaaaad!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

3:42 AM

3:42 AM, building a mad riddim. Dancehall can nice still! To think, I almost started to not care after hearing so much wannabe hip hop coming from local producers claiming its dancehall... SMFH! Big up the King Jammy's camp for the real dancehall schooling. Naah leggo we roots...
Dudes, save some a dem riddim deh fi singles and special projects, IMO... When last a dancehall riddim run fi all a year or two? Memba Showtime, Bruk Out, Bada Bada, Bellyas, Diwali, Good 2 Go? Big up ppl like Skatta, Ballaz, Liv Up, Jam 2 and a few more weh mi cyaa think of ya now (3:52 AM, duh!), atleast dem still a do it the authentic way! Nick@Nite to mi ting then some z's... l8r

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Respect!

Nuff respect to all the artistes that voiced on 'Cosa Nostra'. Imagine, we have the riddim nearly 3 years now from roun a Natural Bridge Studio. We give artiste and only some thought it was good enuff to even write a song for. Big up Tifa, Natalie Storm, Timberlee, Point O, Motion, Wayne Marshall, Sasco, Chino, Proffesor and Mr Lexx(swag dag diggy). Shake my head at those calling me now even tho the riddim was there long time and they ignored it... mek we try offa the next one!

Monday, March 22, 2010

New Single!

Ok, so we just finished recording our new single today! The first single with the entire gang featured. Its called 'Hello Badmind'. With Tifa on the hook singing to the tune of 'Its My Time' by Fabolous and Jeremiah. The whole Bada Bada Gang spits fire on the verses totally giving it to 'badminded' people. Mixing this project was exhausting... gone to bed... tell you more another time... l8r!

"Look Pon Me" on MTV UK & XLR8R Mag article.

So last night I got a call from friends living in the UK about seeing my video for "LOOK PON ME" on MTV! Maaadd!! That's all I gotta say about that! Not only is it a good look for me but a good look for dancehall and Jamaica as well. I'm so happy and excited.

On top of all that, I got a 2 page spread in XLR8R magazine's march/april 2010 issue. Get ur copies lovies but in the meantime check out d article here:

http://www.mixpakrecords.com/blog/2010/03/natalie-storm-featured-in-xlr8r-magazine/

Thanks for all d love and support!

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Name?

Someone asked me today how I came about naming the latest riddim 'Cosa Nostra'. Well, when I made the track I named it 'maffia' to save it on my pc. I chose maffia because I'm a big fan of maffia/mob movies and stories and I had watched 'Donnie Brasco' recently (for the millionth time). The movie was still fresh in my memory so I just went with maffia. The riddim was ignored for a few months by me until I was searching for a riddim to write 'The General' (Timberlee's song) to. I had the idea for the song and no riddim so I searched my database and there it was - maffia! After dusting it off and tweaking it a little, a few friends heard it and thought it was a sick instrumental and suggested we use it as a jugglin. I agreed. I had to give it a better name than 'maffia' tho... that name was only to save the file. I finally decided on 'Cosa Nostra' a few days later after watching some History Channel and seeing a program about Charles 'Lucky' Luciano, 'The Commision' and the Italian cosa nostra. I immidiately changed the name from 'maffia' to 'Cosa Nostra', played it for Tifa and she voiced 'Reject' which was the first song recorded on it. Thats how 'Cosa Nostra' was born...

http://www.mediafire.com/?zqdzhonmzqw

Its Poppin Now!!!

Cosa Nostra riddim is now in circulation! Get involved in the experience! http://www.mediafire.com/?zqdzhonmzqw
Maaaaad!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Had a really good day 2day. Did an interview for Fiwi top 10 countdown 2day...u can catch it on TVJ this Saturday @ 6:30pm.
Update on the "look pon me" video - it's now at 120k views on youtube in abt a month and is currently in rotation on MTV BASE. Check it out here honey bunnies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fichp4N7Cao

Be sure to catch a listen of Ward 21's new production, "Cosa Nostra" and all things Bada Bada here:
http://ward21music.com/

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Release!

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey! Just about to release the latest riddim from the label. Its called 'Cosa Nostra' featuring Mr Lexx, Assassin, Tifa, Timberlee, Natalie Storm, Ward 21 and few more to make you nod yo head till yo face is in yo lap...lol. Listen out!!!

working sux sometimes - Kunley

aaaargh! dont feel like working today...
gonna watch some football(soccer) and a movie...

Hello Hello peeps! - Natalie Storm

Welcome to our blog...Hope when u come here u don't ever wanna leave,lol.
Bada Bada Gang working on some crazy new stuff both collectively and individually so stay tuned for the madness!
twitter.com/nataliestorm

welcome to our bloggy blog blog

Hey all of yous, welcome to our bloggy blog blog! Right now I'm working on a new track with the whole gang... Tifa, Timmi, Nats and us The Mad Fam. 'Hello Badmind' is the title so keep ya ears open... anywho... still mixing. Laterz!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Special Thanks

First i would like to give a special thanks to Kali_Web_Guru for setting up our official website, our Blog and the Store (coming soon). Making it easier to get info to our fans and supporters and for us to be easily contacted. Respect Kali