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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Up and Coming Ieye Treasures Argentina Experience!

Up and coming Reggae artist Ieye says that her experience at the Pepsi Music Festival in Argentina is something she will never forget!

 “There was just something different in the air. Everything and everybody seemed to be saying ‘welcome’. The language proved not to be a barrier as love and music are the universal language and there was plenty of that.  As we stepped off the plane and go through the airport is like a barrage of happiness greeted us,” Ieye said of her Argentina debut.

 Another surprise was, along with reggae superstar Alborosie, she attended the launch of Rototom in Argentina. Ieye says that with the audience and the press’ reaction “it was like a show. Persons were in line to give us presents and do photographs. Imagine, people line up to give you something”.

“I am speechless... It was like crazy, crazy fun and overwhelming joy,” Ieye said, adding that she wants to go back to Argentina very soon. “I feel like Argentina is officially Ieye’s own now," she declared.

More on Ieye coming soon!  In the meantime, click on the song title to hear this newcomers chune "Mama's Hand."  Make sure you send on feedback so we can pass it on!

♠ HOTTTTT New Reggae! ♠ Gregory Isaacs ft. Suga Roy - Soon Forward!

One of the sweetest combinations I've heard
recently is that of Suga Roy and Gregory Isaacs
The chune is called "Soon Forward" and has
a bit of an interesting story to it.
The original was performed by Gregory in 1979
and was an instant hit.  Suga Roy always loved
the riddim and the chune and made it a mission
to one day perform on the riddim.
Fast forward to 2003, and this is where we find
Suga Roy and Gregory Isaacs in the studio recording
the updated version of "Soon Forward."
The location was Bobby Digital's studio at 8 Ron's
Road in Jamaica, and the vibes were at a high.
Suga re-licked the riddim and that was all Gregory
needed to hear.
Laying down smooth and sweet vocals, Gregory
romanced the riddim with his lyrics.  Suga, gave
the chune some grit with his DJ style and the rest
is history.  The two artists play off of the punchline
'turn me on' making this chune a renewed classic!
Broadcasting at 320kbps and being released for the
first time since its recording, catch Gregory Isaacs
and Suga Roy with the chune "Soon Forward" here:  

This song will be debuted with Sir Daddy D on


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Strong Women in Independent Song!

Women like Marcia Griffiths, Phyllis Dillon
and JC Lodge helped to pave the way for younger
artists in and out of Jamaica.  These women and
more became icons who inspired a whole new
generation to add their voice to song!
Today's blog note focuses on three younger women
who have been inspired in song.  Ammoye and
Empress Minott are from Jamaica (living in
Canada) and Dionne Blaize comes the US via
Grenada, and all are connected through song.
Below is a snapshot to each artist, and download
link to their music.  Feedback is always welcome!

Kid Kut 'Hard Rocks' Canadian Artists!

Depending on how long you've been a part of the Canadian music scene, you would know that one of the foremost movers and shakers in the country is Kid Kut.

The masses first came to know KK as one fourth of the Baby Blue Sound Crew who was signed to Universal.  Others knew Kid as a selecter, party hype man, talent finder, talent promoter, and a combination of all of the above.

Still very much involved with the music scene, Kid Kut has a new project that he's pushing, and it's one that we so-sign to the fullest!  The project is called Gift of Music which takes place at the Hard Rock Cafe (279 Yonge Street, Toronto) on December 2nd, 2010 which is a night of music entertainment by some of Canada's best talent including Melanie Durrant, Kim Davis, Ray Robinson and Saukrates.  Proceeds earned goes towards MusiCounts Canada with the goal of supporting up and coming talent who want to pursue a career in music!  Nice!

Team L3 will be in the building for this awesome night.  We'll be walking with a sharpie pen for autographs on our CD's which we've been collecting over the years (you can't have an artist sign an MP3 file right?!)!

More details below.  Make sure you're there with us!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Canada Wide Music Charts - Week Ending October 29th, 2010

Canada’s music movers continue to make changes to the music charts which shows that a secure position this week can change in the next week.  Case in point is Beenie Man ft. Future Fambo and the song “Rum and Redbull.”  That song was non-existent on the charts last week, and this week makes a debut at #2, putting all other songs in disarray.

Romain Virgo’s “Dark Skin Girl” made nice strides affecting Odel Johnson’s #2 claim, as did T.I. ft. Chris Brown and the song “Get Back Up” which debuts on the R&B charts at the #2 position.

Please note:  A song becomes a new entry if voted in by the DJ’s.

The charts are compiled by votes from Radio personalities in Vancouver, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia (the equivalent of saying California to New York).  Each DJ’s vote carries a weight of 60% of a songs ranking on the charts.  After the DJ’s cast their votes, voting is then opened to artists, managers and fans which holds a weight of 40% of the songs ranking on the charts.  

Below are the charts for each genre for the week ending October 29th, 2010.  If you have any questions, send us an e-mail!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Courtney John Performance in Boston Confirmed!

Famous Facer and L3 Gent, Mr. Courtney John is confirmed to appear in Boston at the Black Tie Affair being held at the Island Pride Function Hall on Friday November 19th, 2010.

Located at 986 Blue Hill Avenue, the soulful Reggae singer will entertain fans with his hit singles "Lucky Man," "Love Is" and more.

Check the flyer below for details.  Big up Fadah P for the info.  Pictures of the event will follow soon!

►►► Throwback Thursday! ►►► Playing in the Playground That's 2 Hard!

As a child I was very troublesome, and the
trouble always came out in the playground!
I always had questions which meant I always
had a story to tell which meant I always had
One day, a classmate asked me a question
about another classmate and I refused to
answer.  Lawd!  Ruption in the sandbox to
the point that teachers had to be called in.
The result, the playground became off limits
to the classmate!
In Dancehall, the Playground riddim is accessible
to all, and featured performances by artists
who later became the best in their genre!
Who could forget Mr. Vegas and "Nike Air,"
the Destiny's Child remix for "No No No" or
Beenie Man's world famous "Sim Simma?!"
Produced by Jeremy Harding in 1997 for his
2 Hard label, the riddim was the highlight of any
dance in any country making the producer one
of the youngest to go international!
Honorebel mentions go to Sean Paul with the
chune "Infiltrate" as well as Admiral T and the
chune "Rapid" where he flows in English and
French.  Maddd!
Broadcasting at 320kbps, catch cuts from the
Playground Riddim here: 
Fast Fact:  Jeremy Harding studied music production
at Toronto's Trebas Institute who rank him as
one of their most accomplished graduates!
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L3 Radio Playlist - October 28th, 2010 on 88.1 CKLN FM and

Playlist 14 (October 28th, 2010) – L3 Radio Hosted by Natasha Von Castle, broadcast live on 88.1 CKLN FM in Toronto, and simulcast on in the UK and Europe. 

Bigga Boss – L3 Radio Show Intro

Gospel Segment

Busy Signal – Mellow - Jingle
Busy Signal – Praise and Worship
Sanchez – Amazing Grace
Buju Banton ft. Morgan Heritage – Psalm 23
Papa San – Touch From You
Carlene Davis – By The Rivers of Babylon
Mikey Spice – Born Again
Shauna – Closer - Jingle
Veolet Fleur Rose – Precious Love
Sheri Jones-Moffett – Grace of God

Slow Jams / R&B Segment

R. Kelly – When A Woman Loves
Cee-Lo Green – Old Fashioned Love
Tre Songz – I Want You
New Kingston – Natasha - Jingle
Meaku ft. Glasses Malone – She Likes It Like That
El deBarge ft. Faith Evans – Lay With You
Jahiem ft. Jadakiss – Ain’t Leavin’ Without You
Ne-Yo ft. Jermaine Dupri – One In A Million
Lenny Williams – Stepping King - Jingle
Lenny Williams – Sunday Afternoon
Golden Chyle – Last Time

Tribute to Gregory Isaacs

Gregory Isaacs – Cool and Deadly
Gregory Isaacs – Love is Overdue ft. U-Roy
Gregory Isaacs – Tune In ft. Daddy Lizard
Gregory Isaacs – Number One ft. Marcia Griffiths
Gregory Isaacs – Hang on ft. Buju Banton
Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse
Gregory Isaacs – Rumours
Gregory Isaacs – My Pride Won’t Let me (Far East Riddim)

David Rodigan – Jingle
Zip Jock Sparks – Epilepsy – Jingle

Reggae Segment

Biggie Irie – Let’s Stay Together (Dubplate)
Biggie Irie – Let’s Stay Together
Ice Black – Mek She Gwaan
Lea-Anna – Kisses (Transition Riddim)
Dennis Brown – Love Has Found Its’ Way
Lt. Brooksie – Love In Your Eyes
Shauna – Show You Love
Nikki – What They Gonna Do
Romain Virgo – Dark Skin Girl
SOHS – Honey
Tarrus Riley – Soul Mate
King Ali Baba – Poor And Have Not (Dubplate)
Willow – NVC (Dubplate)
Cyborg – NVC (Dubplate)

Dancehall Segment

Cyborg – Food Fih Share
Xyclone ft. Beniton – Not Again
Mista Recca – Play On The Station (Dubplate)
Lucki Lus – She Wants Me
T.O.K. – So Fresh
Razor B – Hot Girls to The Ring
Kenyatta Fire – Like A Gypsy
New Kingston – Pon Dih Wall
Beenie Man ft. Future Fambo – Rum & Redbull
Xyclone ft. Strawny – Champagne Life (Dubplate)
Busy Signal – Move On
Mafia McKoy – Exclusive – Jingle
Busy Signal – Pengeleng
Kimanda – Matty Belly
Gabriel a.k.a. Levardes – Ohh Lisa

Soca Segment

Biggie Irie – Attach She (Dubplate)
Biggie Irie – Attack She
Ricardo Dru – No Boring Gyal (Body Move Riddim)
Mr. Vegas – Wireless (Mad Frogg Riddim)
Peter Ram – Faxx Machine (Faxx Machine Riddim)
Alison Hinds – Gimme Dih Juk Juk
King Cosmos – Island Girl
Shurwayne Winchester – Paparazzi
Busy Signal – Get Outta My Way
Biggie Irie ft. Maximus Dan – Nah Goin’ Home (Remix)

Hip Hop Segment

Cee Tension - Jingle
Cee Tension – Da Corners
T.O.K. – Bubble (Remix)
Slim Thug ft. B.o.B. – So High
Yung Berg – Sex in the City
Rick Ross ft. Styles P – BMF
DJ Khaled – All I Do is Win
Saukrates ft. King Reign – Money
Nas – Last Real Pt. 2
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – Don’t Push Me
Wayne Marshall ft. JD Era – Messing With My Heart

Alternative Segment

Serocee – Canada’s Music Queen - Jingle
Federal & Co – Never Make It
CNS – Dance Boy Dance
The Noisettes – Young Wild Hearts
Kid Sister – Life on T.V.
Maroon 5 – Give A Little More
Bryan Adams – Summer of 69
Tina & Ike Turner – Proud Mary
Rita Carter - Genocide

Show Outro:  Jemini – World Peace

Myspace Shoutouts:

King Rebel Tribute to the Cool Ruler - Gregory Isaacs...

Tributes to the Cool Ruler continue to pour in, this time from Kenya's King Rebel sound.  Click on the title below to download the mix, and celebrate the music and Life Gregory gave us for more than 30 years! 

Send on your feedback so we can pass it on!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lots of 'Transitions'!

Although we are still mourning the loss of the
Cool Ruler, Mr. Gregory Isaacs, there were a
few 'transitions' that took place in our industry
that should be celebrated!
Congratulations to Ms. Rhona Fox who is now
head of VP Records Publicity department.  VP
definitely got it right!
Congratulations to Bottom Feeder, a.k.a. Mr.
Scott Lewis who has now become VP of Promotions
for So So Def.  He works alongside Jermaine
Dupri, and is responsible for the promotion of
the companies catalog.
When one rises, we all rise!  I predict Riddimstream
will be next!  :)
DJ Blanco called me up yesterday to find out
why I was offline.  Hearing my voice, he said
"chick, you gotta do somethin about dat flu.  I
might ketch it ova da phone, an dat ain't cool!"
To cheer me up, he sent me the Transitions riddim,
the Reggae version of the riddim which is certified
Produced by Wundah of Blessed Youth Entertainment,
each artist on the riddim is perfectly matched,
giving us a party vibe, conscious vibe and love
vibe.  The structure of the riddim is a simple
4 chord, accented by a piano riff, mild drum
pattern and off beat hand clap.  There is a bassline,
but it's so smooth, you hardly notice it until
you've listened to the riddim a couple of times.
The artist line up is a group of unknowns which
doesn't matter as they each lay down certified
platinum vocals making the success of the riddim
a surety!  Catch the riddim here:  Transitions Riddim
For more on Wundah visit:
HOTTT New Music
Cham ft. Mykal Rose - Stronger (Remix)
*Love the new production from Mad House!
Jermaine Dupri ft. R. Kelly - My Baby
*Double trouble!
Leona Lewis - I Know Who I Am
*Nice Adult Contemporary
MIMS ft. Gudda - Winter's My Summer (Raw)
Robin Thicke ft. Swizz Beatz - She's Cold
Warren G ft. Snoop Dogg - Show Up & Show Out (Raw)
*LOVE it!
Yung Berg - Sex in the City (Clean)
*Wayne McDonald nominated with a co-sign!
ZPN ft. Mike Larock 
*For all the Quebecois DJ's, and French  speaking
DJ's, this one's for you!
Dennis Blaze holds it down this week with two
HOTTT bangers from Rihanna and a Halloween
Broadcasting at 320kbps, catch all of the
above here:

DJ Weedim Gets Futuristic!

Famous Facers, DJ Weedim gets 'Futuristic' with his latest mixed CD called 'Futuristic.'  Featuring music from some of our fav artists, this mix is a must have for your collection!

Grab your copy from the link below (click on the title above the image), and make sure you send your feedback so we can pass it on!

Track Listing:

01. Wiz Khalifa - In My Car (Tha Puff bus) feat Juicy J
02. Rocko & Rick Ross - Just In Case (prod Lex Luger)
03. Project Pat - I Salute You feat Lil Remo & BPz (prod Lex Luger)
04. Ace Hood - Real Shit (prod Lex Luger)
05. Trina - Eat It feat Mike Bless
06. Sean Garrett - She Geeked feat Busta Rhymes, Ludacris & Twista
07. Trey Songz - Bottoms Up feat Busta Rhymes (Remix)
08. Yung L.A. - Datz What’s Up
09. SupaSTARR - Hands On Her Knees
10. GS Boyz - I Wanna C Ya
11. CJ Platinum - Patron & CIROC
12. Kenny Wayne ft Starlito - Ball
13. Marie ferow - Dont I
14. Nicki Minaj - Right Through Me
15. Nicki Grier - Downtown feat Busta Rhymes
16. Red Cafe ft Tity Boi - I’m Me
17. Ziggy Zues - Smells Like Money
18. M.A.G - Around The Way
19. Womack ft Pimp - In My System
20. Cj Platinum - Bounce Dat Azz
21. Ron Browz - 86 ft Jadakiss
22. Redman - Defjammable
23. Kayne West - Good Friday ft Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Charlie Wilson
24. Hell Rell - I’m On That
25. Dj Suss One - That Work ft Uncle Murda, Cassidy, Joell Ortiz, French Montana & Vado
26. Fred The Godson - Too Fat
27. Keith Murray - Keep It Gully ft Jahfus
28. B.Y.O.S - D.I.S
29. Leader(KAR) - Tongue Ring
30. Papa Reu - Bumbie Bee
31. Face Tha Music - Dont Push Me Rmx Feat. Fred The Godson, NinaB, Nustso, King CHarlton

Monday, October 25, 2010

Remembering Gregory 'Cool Ruler' Isaacs...

Today, October 25th, 2010, we have lost anotherReggae legend, Mr. Gregory 'Cool Ruler' Isaacs. The world is in shock and mourning as we werehoping he would recover and overcome his battlewith cancer.  The last reports from the UK, andthe words of Copeland Forbes, Gregory's Manager,gave us reason to believe he should be ok.
Gregory has left us with a catalog of music that are considered classic Reggae which will be playedfor the rest of time.  Songs like "Night Nurse," "Number One" and "Tune In" have always beenfan favourites.  "Rumours," on the Rumours riddimis an absolute classic, as is "Love Overdue" whichwas Gregory's first #1 on the Jamaican charts.  Theyear was 1974, but sounds as sweet as if recorded yesterday!
Some of the producers Gregory has worked with over the years include Gussie Clarke, Lloyd Campbell,Lee 'Scratch' Perry, and Phillip 'Fattis' Burrell toname a few, in addition to Alvin Ranglin who produced"Love Overdue."
Due to Gregory's heavy drug use, it became difficult to understand what he was saying, and didn't speak much.  His music spoke for him.  The opening of Gregory's chune "My Pride Won'tLet Me Tell You" on the Far East riddim says whatI think he would say to us if he could which is:
'my pride won't let me tell you how much I miss
you yeah / but deep down I do...'
Broadcasting at 320kbps, catch a collection ofGregory Isaacs here:
Gregory and L3 Media Groups Natasha Von Castle

Sunday, October 24, 2010

♠ HOTTTTT New Soca! ♠ Biggie Irie - Attack She!

TnT Carnival season is inching closer and closer,
and with each inch comes another HOTTTTT
Soca chune from Biggie Irie called "Attack She!"
Set to the Pimpin' Riddim prodcued by Garry
Serrao and Derek Brin for Garry Serrao Productions,
Biggie shares a story of going to a dance on a Friday
night, and what happens when a  cute chick decides
to wine back on him.  Lawd!  The end result is the
chicks legs being wrapped around his waist, right
there in the dance.  How does Biggie get to that
point?! You have to hear the chune to get the story!
Although originally released in August, Biggie's
chune is beginning to impact Trinidad and Caribbean
radio right now.  The chune is currently #10 on
Countdown Bachannal Radio, and # 9 on the
Canada Wide Music Charts for Soca.
Broadcasting at 320kbps, catch Biggie Irie's chune,
"Attack She," as well as Sanctuary and the chune
"Pimpin" and Fraud Squad ft. Sanctuary with the
chune "Mingin'" here:
For drops, jingles, dubplates, interviews
contact Lisa Davis:

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Snoop Dogg The Stand-up Comic!

Famous Facers, Snoop Dogg is stretching his boundaries again, this time taking to the stage with internationally renowned stand up comic Mike Epps!

The duo will be performing at Gibson Amphitheatre, 100 Universal Plaza on November 3rd, 2010.  There is no word yet on the content of the show, although you know Snoop Dizzle will come with some 'funky' and will call out his 'nephew.'  There is also no word on whether the duo will develop this show into a tour, or if it's a one time thing.

Mike Epps recently hosted the BET Hip Hop awards and had people rolling, especially when he came out looking like Flava Flav, clock and all!

Enough babble, check the flyer below for the details, and as always, send us your feedback so we can pass it on!

Friday, October 22, 2010


Jamaican music sensation Christopher Martin heads to Europe this winter for 5 solo shows and then joins European reggae star Gentleman as they embark on a multi-city European tour in November and December.

Christopher Martin and Gentleman have seen significant success in their careers as individual artiste but recently teamed up and merged their solo success and created a number one hit song called To The Top.  The video, shot in Marrakech, Morocco saw the two blending their musical styles with the captivating backdrop of the ancient city.  And this November Christopher Martin and Gentleman will further emphasize their collaborative genius on stages all over Europe.

Christopher Martin will start his tour of Europe, solo, for five shows beginning on October 30 in Mannheim, Germany. Martin then moves to Cologne, Germany on November 2, Oslo in Norway on November 5, back to Cologne on November 6 and finally in Helsinki, Finland on November 7.  The intensity of the tour will increase when Martin joins Gentleman on his Diversity tour from November 18 to December 22. This is the second leg of the tour with the fist leg, a six-week summer tour, being sold. out The upcoming tour will see Christopher Martin and Gentleman taking the stage in 9 countries for 22 shows. The two will perform in Germany, Switzerland, France, Holland, Spain, Luxemburg, Poland, Macedonia, and the Czech Republic.

Gentleman’s latest album Diversity entered the German Album Charts directly in pole position. This year MTV pays tribute to the artist and, for the first time, Gentleman is nominated in the category "Best German Artist" for the MTV European Music Awards in Madrid on November 11, 2010. 

Asked how he feels about being part of such a high profile tour, Christopher Martin says he is glad for the chance to show the world his music: “I am really happy for this opportunity, the song I did with Gentleman has really opened many doors for me and this tour will open more doors. I have never been on a tour of this magnitude, I know it will be a challenge but I am ready for it, keeping fit and getting ready to give the European fans my all.”

Christopher Martin, who has notched up numerous hits both in Europe and Jamaica, is now considered one of the new crop of stars who will carry on the legacy of Jamaican music in Europe.

►►► Classic Friday! ►►► Not Bye But Py!

Continuing with the exploration of riddims
from the 1980's, sees this Classic Friday
feature the Py Py Love riddim!
Produced by Oswald ‘Ossie’ Hibbert for
his own label Ossie Hibbert Productions, the
riddim is light and sweet, and features the 
vocals of Bunny General, Little Twitch,
Ninjaman and Frankie Paul to name a few.
Py Py, according to Little Twitch (who named
the riddim), is a type of love a man receives
from a girl who doesn't respect a man due
to his not having money, cars, house and the
The Py Py Love riddim has a nice 'rock an
come een' vibe which will bring back sweet
memories for audiences who went out when
'dance was nice!'
Ossie Hibbert grew in the Reggae industry
as a keyboard player for the Professionals,
The Aggrovators and the Revolutionaries.
He's recorded several albums, and has worked
with artists Gregory Isaacs, Johnny Clarke
and Linval Thompson.  Later in his career,
Ossie worked as a producer for Channel One
Broadcasting at 320kbps, catch the riddim
Fast Facts:  Ossie is still active as a producer
having worked with Chaka Demus & Pliers, Errol
Dunkley and Peter Hunningale...

Canada Wide Music Charts - Week Ending October 22nd, 2010

Canada Wide Music Charts
Week Ending October 22nd, 2010
Compiled by L3 Publicity

The DJ’s and have fans have clearly spoken by making changes to the Canada Wide Music Charts compared to last weeks’ results.  Congratulations to the new #1’s and existing #1’s.  Congratulations also to the new entrants!

The charts are compiled by votes from Radio personalities in Vancouver, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia (the equivalent of saying California to New York).  Each DJ’s vote carries a weight of 60% of a songs ranking on the charts.  After the DJ’s cast their votes, voting is then opened to artists, managers and fans which holds a weight of 40% of the songs ranking on the charts.  

Below are the charts for each genre for the week ending October 22nd, 2010.  If you have any questions, send us an e-mail!