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Monday, January 31, 2011

L3 Radio - Special Broadcast...

Special Broadcast of L3 Radio on 88.1 CKLN FM in Toronto and online

Bigga Boss – Show Intro

R&B Segment

Veolet Fleur Rose – Precious Love (Canadian)
Rock City – Words Can’t Explain
Marques Houston – High Notes
Darryl Riley – BBM Me Up (Canadian)
Redway ft. Parnell – Pick Me Up
Roi Anthony – Why Don’t People Slow Dance
J. Will – Complicated Lady
Keri Hilson – Breaking Point
Ginuwine – What Could’ve Been
Charlie Wilson ft. Fantasia – I Wanna Be Your Man
Brian McKnight – Find Myself In You
Chaka Demus & Pliers – I Wanna Be Your Man
R. Kelly – Number One Hit
David Banner ft. Phizzle – Touching
Lenny Williams – Sunday Afternoon
Jagged Edge – My Baby
Johnny Famous – I Did You Wrong

Reggae Segment

Patexx – L3 Radio – Jingle

Jah Protect Riddim

Patexxx – Jah Will Never
Maverick – Keep Working
Konshens – Watch Me Fada
Shane O – Power of Jah
Christopher Martin – As I Walk Away
All Third – Nothing But Love

Coming in From The Cold Riddim

Bob Marley – Coming in From the Cold
Anthony Cruz – Only The Father
Gyptian – Life Hard
Buju Banton – Time & Place

Transition riddim Run

Lea Anna – Kisses
Emshey ft. Stylo G – First Love
Lante – Sorry
Wundah – Bruk Out
G. Starr – Celebrate Life

Avaran – Sunday Morning (Dubplate)
Raymond Wright – Things

Big Stage Riddim

Chuck Fenda – Real Man
Busy Signal – Comfort Zone
Romain Virgo – Taking You Home
Sanchez – Who Am I Without You
Aria Morgan – Full Time Love
Don Deez – Here and Now
Jermaine Blake – Reggae Music
Raging Fyah – World Crisis
Lucki Lus – Jingle
Songo – Back Up dih Ting
Stylo Gee – Bank Robber

G Shock Riddim Run

Darrio – Girly Girly
Delus – 18 and Ova
Tian – No ring Pon Mih Finga
Xyclone – Money Clap
DJ Q – Remix – Hawekey – Haffi Mek Money (G Shock Riddim)

Truckback Records – Jingle
Steel Frog Riddim Run

Deh Deh – Ocean
Elephant Man – Control Him
Mr. Lexx ft. Kev Lloyd – Look Good Lady

Kimanda Cunningham ft. Busy Signal – Let’s Go

Full Size Riddim

Jah Malo – Gyal Me Ah Pree
Patexxx – Sell Me A Pound
Mafia McKoy – Wine & Touch
Busy Signal – Grab Ah Gyal
Kimanda – Speak For Itself

Caribbean Girl Riddim

Bambino – You
Charly Black – Cool and Deadly Wine
Crossovah ft. Red Rat – Sweet Caribbean Girl
Agent Sasco – She’s Gone
Busy Signal – Move On

Bachagal Riddim

Delly Ranx – Push It
RDX – Girl Turn Around
Terro 3000 – Ben Dung Gyal
Voicemail – Gone A Lead
Busy Signal – Do Di Summin

Pimpin Riddim

Bigge Irie – Attack She
Fraud Squad ft. Sanctuary – Minglin’

Thanks for joing us on this special broadcast of L3 Radio on 88.1 CKLN FM in Toronto and online.  To submit music, send it to  Bless!

Busy Signal Teams with Digicel Rising Stars Kimanda Cunningham for “Let’s Go!”

VP Records recording artist and award winning Busy Signal teams with Digicel Rising Stars previous contestant, Kimanda Cunningham for the release of the Dancehall song “Let’s Go!”

Recorded at Penthouse Records in Kingston, and produced by Cornelius Dailey a.k.a. Neil Road Crusher, “Let’s Go” highlights the fun that a man and woman have when they come together, and is the first release on the riddim called ‘Single.’

Kimanda was humbled by the opportunity to record with Busy Signal.  “Busy is one of the biggest entertainers we have for the younger generation, so to record with him is a dream come true,” she said via telephone from her personal recording studio.

As for Busy’s thoughts on recording with the upcoming artist he said “Kimanda has a lot of talent, and she’s one of the brightest singers.  It was a joy to work with her!”

Request this song on your favourite radio station and from your favourite radio jock!

About Kimanda:

From humble beginnings singing in the church, to having the attention and eyes of her homeland as she represented her country, the one with the powerful voice, known as Kimanda Cunningham, wins over her audience whenever she performs.

Born in St. Catherine, Portmore, Jamaica, Kimanda remembers singing from a very small age, first for an audience of her family, then for an audience of her church.

Competing on the show Digicel Rising Stars (the equivalent to American Idol), Kimanda received national attention as she competed against thousands of her fellow countrymen for the opportunity to perform, and earn the show’s coveted top prize.  Finishing 6th, Kimanda, as well as her fans were pleased with the results.

Some of Kimanda’s idols include Anita Baker whom she says inspires her lyrical content, Michael Jackson who inspires her performance content, and Whitney Houston who inspired her to share the power in her voice every time she takes the stage.

“Singing is like my heart and without the heart to pump blood through the body, there would be no life.  It’s a precious gift given to me by God, and I will always share it with the world.  Because of this gift, I have a relationship with the audience every time I perform.  They want my energy, and I want their attention.  We work well together!”

Using Reggae, Dancehall and R&B as her musical launch pad, Jamaica’s tough music industry co-signs on Kimanda’s talent as she has worked with greats such as Mafia McKoy (Yengeh, Dark Cloud, Full Size Riddims), award winning artist Busy Signal (Excellence in Music Awards, Youth View Awards and Reggae Music Achievement Awards), and veteran producer DJ Karim (Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Noreaga).

2011 marks the beginning of Kimanda’s career, and proof that she is the little lady with the Powerful voice.

For Management inquiries, .  For media inquiries, e-mail  Get to know Kimanda through her January 2011 Mixtape by clicking here.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

2011 Swagg Awards!

We want to hear from you!  The Famous Face in association with L3 Magazine is having its first annual Swagg Awards, and we want to know who your nominees are!

Join the conversation and send your nominees to us via Twitter @L3Magazine.  Let's Go!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

HOTTT New Soca! Busy Signal - Touch De Road!

Before we get into Busy Signal’s newest chune “Touch De Road,” let us first give you the story that goes with the chune…

Busy Signal loves Soca … period.  He’s been bashed a little for going so hard with the Soca vibes but the truth of the matter is he loves Soca, and this genre is another avenue for him to express himself musically.

We had the opportunity see and hear Busy throw down in the studio and we're telling you, he could go all night, all day and all night again based on his energy alone which is a perfect match for Soca.  His respect for all genres of music entitle him to flow in any direction
he pleases:  Reggaetone, Spanish, Reggae, Dancehall, and Soca.  He can even go Opera if he chooses (just remember you heard those words from us first!).

Busy’s new chune “Touch De Road” is the kind of chune you play when you’re getting to ready to hit the road.  It’s the perfect way to start off the Soca vibes on Radio, in the club and on a mixtape.  You can’t go wrong!

P.S.  If you plan to repost the text in this blog, just make sure you credit the author properly.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

L3 Radio - January 27th, 2011

Playlist 27 – L3 Radio on 88.1 CKLN FM in Toronto and in the UK and Europe.

Bigga Boss – L3 Radio Intro

Gospel Segment

Veolet Fleur Rose – Precious Love
Sheri Jones-Moffett – Grace of God
Montell Jordan – I Say Yes (Interlude)
New Edition – Thank You (J.G. Interlude)
BeBe & CeCe Winans – Love of My Life
Fantasia Barino – I Believe
Jonathan Nelson – Better
Beyonce – He Still Loves Me

Edna Manley School of Music Highlight

Kimanda Cunningham – Striving
Jermaine Blake – Reggae Music
Aria Morgan – Full Time Love
Don Zee – Here and Now
Denver D Music – Past Tense
Raging Fyah – World Crisis
Chantelle Ernandez – My Forever
Kronik – Nah Go Si Wi Fail
Songo – Back Up Di Ting
Janine Coombs a.k.a. J Cool – Revolution
Janine Coombs a.k.a. J Cool – Who Is to Blame
RJ Sharp – Getaway

DJ Q – Trey Songz – I Need A Girl (Remix – Communications Riddim)

Reggae Segment

Jah Protect Riddim
Patexxx – L3 Radio – Jingle
Patexxx – Jah Will Never
Shane O – Power of Jah
Alozade – Praises
Konshens – Watch Me Fada
Christopher Martin – As I Walk Away
Avaran – I Will Rise
Bigga Boss ft. Lady K – Wire Waist
Lindo P – Loving You Forever
Gyptian – Confess
Honorebel ft. Gyptian – What A Woman
Shaggy – Music Queen – Jingle
Shaggy – Angel
Kimanda Cunningham – My Baby
Pressure Buss Pipe – Love and No Pain
Professor – She Calls Me
Lutan Fyah – The Uniform

Dancehall Segment

Khago – Coppa Gone Too Soon
Voicemail – Bewitched
Razor B – We Party
Peersonile – That’s The Name
Konshens ft. Rihanna – Gyal Call Mih Name
Razor B – Hot Girls to the Ring
Busy Signal – Mad Mi
Busy Signal – F.Y.I.
Kimanda Cunningham ft. Busy Signal – Let’s Go
RDX – Bike Back
Stylo G – Bank Robber

G Shock Riddim Run

Darrio – Girly Girly
Delus – 18 And Over
Tanto Blaxx – Hotta Dan You
Fambo – Caan Stop It
Nitty Kutchie – Trust God
Xyclone – Money Clap

Full Size Riddim Run

Pistal – Gwaan So
Samboni – Say A Say
Patexx – Sell Me A Pound
Busy Signal – Grab A Gyal
Mafia McKoy – Wine & Touch
Kimanda Cunningham – Speak For Itself

Caribbean Girl Riddim

Trevor Off Key – You
Charley Black – Cool and Deadly Wine
Busy Signal – Move On
Crossovah ft. Red Rat – Sweet Caribbean Girl

Tun Up Riddim

Deh Deh – Swagg
Harry Toddler – Good Up Good Up
Elephant Man – Wine & Dip
Sunshine – Dusty

Yengeh Riddim
Gabriel a.k.a. Levardes – Ohh Lisa
Fambo – Gyal Yuh Woi
Iyara – Gimme Yengeh
Kimanda Cunningham – Matty Belly
Busy Signal – Pengeleng

Soca Segment

Olatunji – Wine & Go Low
Farmer Nappy – Love Whip
Edwin Yearwood – We Ain’t Had Enough
Devon Matthews – Turn Me On
General Grant – Drink
Skinny Fabulous – Strong Rum Something
Tall Pree – Drunk Man
Patch – Head Nice
G Ragga – Fettin Again
Bunji Garlin ft. Problem Child – Party Caan Done
Destra Garcia – Proppa
Mr. Dale – Drop It
Busy Signal – Touch De Road
Shurwayne Winchester – Paparazzi
Sugar Jay ft. Milla – Jammin’ on the Road
El-A-Kru ft. Tizzy – Soca Animals (Remix)
Busy Signal – Get Outta My Way

R&B / Hip Hop / Alternative Segment

Rita Carter – Genocide
Kaysha – One Love
R. Kelly – Love Letter
Johnny Famous – Did You Wrong
Lloyd ft. Polow Da Don & R. Kelly – Lay It Down (Remix)
Cali Snipes – I Wanna Go
T.I. ft. Christina Aguillera – Castle Walls
Lloyd ft. Jim Jones – Fly In The Wind
Lloyd ft. Polow Da Don – Lay It Down (G-Mix Remix)
Musiq  Soulchild ft. Swizz Beatz – Anything
Keri Hilson – Pretty Girl Rock
El DeBarge ft. Fabulous – 5 Seconds
Xyclone ft. Mav & Flow – Kill Da Beat
Maroon 5 – Give A Little More
The Noisettes – Young Wild Hearts
Rock City – Please Don’t Go
Saidah Talibah – Place Called Grace
Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary
2Face Ibidia – Implications (Ozy Remix)
Lea Anna – Break Away

Thanks for joining us for another show!  To submit your music, please send an e-mail to


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Massive Hype Sound - The Black Mix Vol. 1

Sometimes we can't be on top of everything, and have to confess that we totally slept on the mixtape.  Lucky for us, we're waking up which means we can share it with you!

Massive Hype Sound is doing it smoothly as they work things out on their mix called 'The Black Mix Vol. 1.'  Loaded with all the artists you want to hear such as Ms. Minaj, Rick Ross, Kanye West, Akon, Lil Wayne, Eminem and more, this CD is a must download.

Catch all the verbal drama and action by clicking on the links below.  As always, send us your feedback so we can pass it on to the Massive Hype crew!

Listen before you download 

Redemption - Toronto!

Redemption is celebrating its 50th!  Peep the details on the flyer, and make sure you're there if you're in the TDot!

Dj Youngstone's Birthday Throwdown!

DJ Youngstone is one of our favourite DJ's, and he has a Birthday party coming up which you are invited to!

Youngstone personally dropped by to drop off the invitations, and to brag about his all star DJ line up!  People like Gold Stone, DJ Scrappy, DJ Famous and Starcade Disco are just some of the guests passing through.  Youngstone has been entertaining audiences for a super HOTTT minute, so it's only fitting that he be honored on his special night!

Make sure you're there.  Catch the details by clicking on the flyer below.  In advance, Happy Birthday Youngstone!

Tribute to Coppa Cat - Khago - Gone Too Soon...

A universal theme that touches all people regardless of nationality, creed or religion is death, especially when it comes at the hands of violence.

On Thursday (January 20th), Coppa Cat, who is a protégé of Richie Stephens, was killed outside Stephens home.  The senseless act was committed for Coppa’s Blackberry phone.

Khago, one of Jamaica’s fastest rising stars, recorded a tribute song for Coppa which is so moving, it has become the kind of song you can play for any person who has lost a loved one.

Using an acoustic guitar, and using the tremble in his voice to duplicate a crying soul, Khago touches the listeners heart via melody, and shares the pain of loss through his lyrics.

Whether it's Mommy who’s sitting by the radio seeking comfort, or the tuggy in the Dancehall who’s put up his lighta in honor of his fallen soldier, “Gone Too Soon” by Khago connects.

Click on the song title to preview / download

Monday, January 24, 2011

Must Attend Music Event!

We always get this question from independent artists:  where can we go to shine a spotlight on our career?  For those of you in the Atlanta area, there is one must attend music event which is called 'Time 2 Shine.'

Check the flyer below for details.  Call or e-mail if you have additional questions!

DJ Karim Presents: Kimanda Cunningham - My Baby!

Team L3 just spent a week in sunny and hot Jamaica, and have sooooo much to share with you!  From new talent, to new music to new information; there is just so much to tell you so I’ll do it by breaking it down into pieces.

Piece number 1 … Kimanda Cunningham!  This is an artist I want you to keep your eye on, and ear open to, as she is a serious talent on her way up. 

You may know her as being a contestant on the show Digicel Rising Stars.  We met up with Kimanda at the studio where she was recording with Busy Signal.  Musically, we’d like to introduce you to Kimanda via DJ Karim’s Sudden Change Riddim.

The name of Kimanda’s chune is “My Baby.”  Pree the lyrics:

“Mih tell him seh mih love him / mih love him / nuh fraid
fih kiss up and hug him / nah mek no girl come take him /
nuh mek no bwoy come violate him / mih rate him / because
the feelings weh mih have fih you / amidst the ups and downs
we ago mek it through … cause baby / yuh mashing up mih
meddy / yuh steering me crazy / please don’t let it go…”

Imagine those words over a nice one drop riddim; a remake of  the Junior Byles classic “Fade Away”!  Kimanda mashes up the riddim bad.

Click on the song title below to download / preview.  Make sure you give us feedback so we can pass it on!



Saturday, January 15, 2011

Canada’s Music Queen Presents: Winter Love – Musical MashUp!

Anyone who’s ever socialized with an artist knows how important their music / artistry is to them, and they also know how hard it is for them to get noticed as an  independent.  With the latest installment in the Winter Love Series, Canada’s Music Queen, Ms. Natasha Von Castle, blends what she considers to be the best songs from multi genres.  From Pop to Funk, Soul, House, Rock, Club and World; everything goes through the ‘Musical MashUp!’

To add a little spice, familiar songs have been included which is balanced by unfamiliar songs from artists Natasha hopes you get to know!

Artists such as American Yard (U.S.A.), Kaysha (Africa), 2Face Ibidia (Africa), Lea-Anna (The U.K.), Rock City (Cayman Islands) and Winsome Benjamin (Jamaica) provide songs that are undeniably HOTTT and make you want to move!

Click on the title to download Winter Love – Musical MashUp!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Playlist 25 – L3 Radio on 88.1 CKLN FM in Toronto and in the UK and Europe

Bigga Boss – L3 Radio Intro

Gospel Segment

Lionel Richie – Jesus Is Love
Beyonce – He Still Loves Me
Donald Lawrence – Back II Eden
Coko – The Winner In Me
Veolet Fleur Rose – Precious Love
Sheri Jones-Moffett – Grace of God
Marvin Sapp – The Best in Me

R&B Segment

Honorebel – My Girl – Jingle
Jahiem – Put That Woman First
Raymond Wright – Put That Woman First
Redway ft. Parnell – Pick Me Up
R. Kelly – Number One Hit
Charlie Wilson – I Wanna Be Your Man
Jagged Edge – My Baby
Johnny Famous – I Did You Wrong
Lloyd a.k.a. Young Goldie – Lay You Down
Ice Black ft. Steve JLin – My Girl
Shaggy ft. Sean Kingston – Simple
Sean Paul ft. Nelly – Giving Her The Grind
Trev Eyes – Heat Wave

Reggae Segment

Avaran – Sunday Morning – Jingle
Avaran – Sunday Morning

Jah Protect Riddim Run
All Third – Nothing But Love
Christopher Martin – As I Walk Away
Konshens – Watch Me Fada
Patexx – Jah Will Never
Ninja Ford – Life

Raymond Wright – Keeping You
American Yard – No Letting Go
Bryan Art – Your Love
Shauna – Show You Love (Dubplate)
Raymond Wright – Acapella (Dubplate)
Ammoye – Still in Love (Pick Up The Pieces Riddim)
Honorebel – My Girl ft. Sean Kingston, Lady Saw Ce’Cile & Etana

Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal – Herbalist Cough Jingle
Run Run Riddim
Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal – Crisis
Luciano – Gunman
George Nooks – Run Run
Steele – If I Didn’t Love You
Zaga Zar – Baby I’m Sorry

Jamelody ft. Shaca Dee – Come Over Tonight
Ice Black – Mek She Gwaan
Lea-Anna – Kisses - Jingle
Transition Riddim
Lea-Anna – Kisses
Emshey ft. Stylo Gee – First Love
Lante – Sorry
Wundah – Bruk Out

Dancehall Segment

T.O.K. – Jingle
Bounty Killer ft. Mavado & Tupac – Say Jesus Walks (ZJ Rush Remix)
Serani – Be Free

Parade Riddim Run
Gappy Ranks – Place Shell Dung
Monsta Twins – It’s Alright
Ice Cold – 2010 In Review
Timeka Marshall – Yeah Yeah
T.O.K. – Yuh Body Good

Buju Banton – Want Yuh Gyal
Shaggy ft. Movado – Girls Dem Love We
Lady Saw – Beg U

Anthony Que ft. Chiney K – Wine Fih Mih
Anthony B – Show Off
Sizzla – Bruk Wild
Jimmy Riley – Find A New Woman

Kimanda ft. RDX – Control Lover
Future Fambo ft. Chevaughn – Hands Up
Ding Dong ft. Chevaughn – Holiday
Razor B – We Party
New Kingston – Pon Di Wall

Santiago Riddim
G Maffiah – Gyal Dem Ah Seh
Villa Dutch – So Many Girls
Beenie Man – Bazzle
Jahvinci ft. Lutan Fyah – Mih Neva Know Jah
Rhymes – Jah Let Me Know

Razor B – Hot Girls to The Ring
Mr. Easy ft. Christopher Martin – Party Time
Gyptian – Nah Let Go
Busy Signal – F.Y.I.

Peersonile – Ganja That’s The Name
Honorebel – Who See Dem
Tun Up Riddim
Fadda Fresh - Real Man
Elephant man – Wine & Dip
Deh Deh – Swagg Tun Up
Sunshine – Dusty
Soca Segment

Izac King – On Yuh
Shall Marshall & Swappi – 3D Wine
Shall Marshall – Whole Day
Biggie Irie – Attack She
Ricardo Dru – My Business
Benjai – Trini
Busy Signal – Touch Road
Honorebel ft. Selena – I Got A Feelin’ (Jus Bus Remix)
UMI – Wine Up
King Cosmos – Jukka
Lil Bitts – Sweetness
Benjai – Wine To The Side
Denise Balfon – Dance & Dingolay
Shurwayne Winchester – Over N Over
Destra Garcia ft. Skinny Fabulous – Madd Party

Alternative Segment (Musical Mash-up)

2Face Ibidia – I Appreciate
2Face Ibidia – Implications (Ozy Remix)
Amanda Marshall – Everybody’s Got A Story
American Yard – Yes We Did
Maroon 5 – Give A Little More
Ricky Blaze ft. Jim Jones – Feel Free
Lea-Anna – Breakaway
Reggaetone – Mix
Pitbull – Bon Bon
King Ali Baba – Pretty Gyal
Bambino – Bassdrop
Jim Jones – Perfect Day
Rock City – Please Don’t Go
Noisettes – Young Wild Hearts
Federal & Co – Never Make It
Saidah Talibah – Place of Grace
Foxy Brown – U Ain’t Rough Enough
Emily Haines ft. Saukrates – Wishes
Joan Jett – I Love Rock n Roll
Bryan Adams – Summer of 69
Kaysha – One Love

Thanks for listening … we had another GREAT week!  To submit music, please send an e-mail to

Next week we’re broadcasting live from the Loud Disturbance Records Studio in Kingston, Jamaica.  Make sure you tune in!