Caribbean music has always bubbled its way to the top of  the charts nation wide (click here to read our previous post). Case: Diamond-selling artist Shaggy and Grammy - winning artists Sean Paul and Beenie Man's tunes burned up the airwaves with tunes like 'It wasn't Me', 'Who Am I', and 'Temperature' (will we ever stop wondering who was banging on the bathroom floor or forget who the "girls dem suga" really is)? Those records blazed. Unfortunately after awhile, they were also moved to the back burner of most radio stations.
There have been few hot singles since that rekindled our hope in the genre including Tami Chynn's 'Hyperventilating', Wayne Wonder's 'No Letting Go', Mr. Vegas's 'Bruk It Down', and Gyptian's 'Hold Yuh'. New comer Popcaan even lit up our speakers with 'Only Man She Want', but those sparks couldn't keep the temperature rising (we couldn't resist Sean Paul). In come the tunes called 'Cheerleader' by Omi. It scorched Billboard's charts for a record six weeks, the longest run at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a reggae song in more than 22 years, Kranium's 'No Body Has To Know', and Shaggy's collab, 'I Need Your Love'. Just like that, we're cooking again! At the start of the fourth quarter four Reggae/Dancehall artists are scheduled to release singles, mixtapes, or full length albums. R. City's 'What Dreams Are Made Of' will release nation-wide on October 9th. Mr. Vegas's 'Lovers Rock & Soul' has an October 30th date. Wayne Wonder will also (officially) release his single 'Girl Like You' ft. Konshens on October 9th. Kranium is back with a full length record, 'Rumors', scheduled for an October 16th release date and Safaree's second installment of his mixtape series 'It Is What It Is Vol. 2' has a late October date. 

Update: Safaree's #IIWII will be released as a full-length LP. The date has been postponed"It's a great time to be alive" for Caribbean music lovers world-wide!