Hip Hop Hooray

Did I ever tell you about Para-Dice Jackson? This all began five years ago and I wrote, recorded, built and burned bridges.

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Four Twenty with Bob Marley

It was only after editing an earlier draft of this post that I realized it was going to be published on Four-Twenty. I’m a lover of signs. Uncle Bob as my first post after a dry spell….Four Twenty…what are the cosmos telling me? They’re probably telling me to play some more reggae on the website.…

2015 Soca: Awesome

Trinidad & Tobago is experiencing pure madness right now. The islands are just about two weeks away from Carnival 2015, soca is everywhere and the tourists are pouring in. Here’s a Benjai track that can mellow down a crowd or transition the party from mellow to hyper depending on when it drops, and what gets…

Endless Wuk

Machel Montano does it right any time he does it. Endless Wuk is one of my favorites of 2015 soca music. Vampire Massive members have different opinions. If you’re new to PalmTreeRow you’ll soon come to hear quite frequently about Vampire Massive. It’s the name my cousins and I gave to ourselves one very drunken…

Put Your Voodoo On Me

R.Kelly. In Jamaica. Asking that island woman to do for him what he knows only a West Indian woman can do? Sheesh. I love this song. Now, do I wish he shouted out Trini women on this one? Of course. But like we say back home “give Jack he jacket” because Jamaican women certainly hold…

PTR Music: Baccanal Lady

David Rudder’s Baccanal Lady deserves its own space on this site. Bacchanal is scandalous behavior, Trini people are known for loving a good bacchanal. Baccanal Lady is an ode to a real woman. This woman only needs to walk by and her presence is enough to stir up reaction. The feminist in me actually loves…

Soca Throwback: Workey

Yes we love the holidays but in my house my mom runs a traditional ship. Soca music was on pause for weeks. We’re back though, and in true PalmTreeRow fashion let’s kick it off with a throwback as we bruk out in 2015. This track is called Workey. Tell me when last you heard it…