Jahmiel teams up with Chimney Records producer Jordan for his new single “Heaven.”
Jordan is the same producer behind Alkaline‘s two recent singles “Hard Tackle” and “Suave.” He also produced a new single for Mavado “All Night” so it seems like its an MVP affair for the Chimney Records producer. “Yo see wa me do me ago do it till the day I die / Happy life me waan fi live so everyday I smile / Wa mi no want mi no focus pon / Cyan bother wid that Jordan / Love the life I live so me no waan this stop ya man / So me keep it up like heaven,” the Patriotz sinhjay sings.
Jahmiel is one of the brightest stars in the local reggae/dancehall scene right now and he has been having a big year with a growing catalog of hits under his belt. Listen to his new single “Heaven” below.
Poppy injected a catchy line in the chorus “You cyaa just a idle, a idle, a idle, a idle / Granny tell mi say yo mouth need waan bible.” Fans are comparing that line to Alkaline’s chorus “That’s why me say hard tackle, hard tackle, Hard tackle, hard tackle / Life everyday is a hard battle.” Listening to the two songs you will hear a distinct difference, but the Unruly fans are adamant that their artist’s style was used by the Vendetta leader.
Alkaline fans are pushing back saying he would never copy Popcaan or any artists. “Alkaline on a different level from everyone and that is the truth about this music and some Jamaica people they are so fool,” one fan wrote. “Alkaline do everything in is own way to please his self and the vendetta families who show him love in everything that he do in music.”
Some fans are saying that there are more similarities between “Hard Tackle” and an old Mavado song “Gun Battle” than with Popcaan “Nah Idle.” In fact, Popcaan was widely criticized by Vendetta fans last year for stealing Alkaline’s “New Level Unlocked.” Listen to the two songs below and make your own judgment.
Alkaline drop a new single “Hard Tackle” over the weekend and already it’s the top trending dancehall song on YouTube.
The single was released on Saturday night and at the time of this publication it reached close to 300,000 views. The Chimney Records-produced single bridge the gap between hardcore and conscious dancehall banger. “Ghetto youth, you haffi deh pon your guard / Worse when you make it inna the upper echelon as an underdog / Dem see your car and a wonder hard / See life a change fi you and a say you fi deh inna the morgue / The system weh we grow up inna a fraud,” Alkaline deejay.
Alkaline has not released a new song in a few months, and this year he has only released a handful of new songs in comparison to previous years. Despite slowing down his new release, the Vendetta deejay has scored a hit with almost every new single he released this year and this one “Hard Tackle” is living up to the expectation. “If Alka keeps this up then he will be the greatest that ever do this,” one fan wrote.