TORY LANEZ ‘S "SAY IT" + HIS JAMAICAN INFLUENCES

Like for most people music is my addiction. It’s that thing that without fail always manages to transport anywhere I want to be without moving muscle other than my heart. I’m not going to lie I only just learned about who Tory Lanez is and the dope shit he does this week. I stumbled upon a seemingly ‘new’ Sevyn Streeter track titled “Say It (Tory lanez remix”. For whatever reason I interpreted that as Tory lanez being some cool shit producer like Calvin Harris or somethin but not an actual singer, WRONG!

That sent me in search of what is apparently Tory Lanez’s original song “Say it” and was hit in the face by some raw uptown sounding patois in the intro of the video (see below). I immediately thought oh mah gad he’s Jamaican, how dope… WRONG AGAIN! So apparently Sean Kingston mentors Tory Lanez and that’s where he found his obsession with Jamaican patois slangs and accent.

In many of Tory’s hits you will hear bits and pieces of creole authentic to Jamrock culture and tongue scattered all throughout. In “Priceless” he spouts; “Jamaican models bringing ice and guinness” (watch/listen here) with a female voice in the background of the entire track repeating “wah gwaan?”. In The Godfather he sings “the way that a nigga be grinding, you’d think that my women are only Jamaican” making it safe to say Tory is proper taken by Jamaican women. (watch/listen here)

So with all that chatter and ting my recommendation for what track to download this week is Tory Lanez - Say it AND the Sevyn Streeter Remix.

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The surprisingly soulful background choral vocals echoing “Say it, do it, show it, prove it” totally lit my life from the Sevyn Streeter remake. The Sevyn hook remix is one the smartest I’ve heard in a while so much it had be thinking the song was originally her’s. Which do I prefer? Still not sure yet but for now Sevyn has my ear. Take a listen to both versions and let me know what you think!