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Where Others Back Down, Deejay Puffy Speaks Up. Ever Wondered How A DJ Selects A Hit?

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Deejay Puffy is one of the Caribbean’s best.

What makes a song a hit? Is it how the DJ feels about the artist? Is it how the production’s laid out or is it the song’s lyrical content? Wouldn’t we all wanna know.

Year after year, artistes from across the region send their tunes to the top DJs,  some of them on  radio, some running the club circuit. Sadly, not everyone makes the cut. Then of course, the ” music mafia” talk comes up and we all begin to cringe. There’s even been talk of payola. Of course, it’s just talk.

We wanted to find out what makes a song a hit, deserving of playlist priority so we reached out to a few DJs in Trinidad and Tobago. They assured they’d get back to us but sadly, not one of them has. Barbados’s Red Bull 3 Style heavyweight, Deejay Puffy was however very accommodating. He said he gauges a song on the following factors :

  • Relativity (Topic wise)
  • Is it relatable? (Catchy or nah?)
  • Production Quality
  • Where would it fit in the mix? (Vibe, Energy, tones, sound, BPM/Tempo)
  • Can people dance to this?

Now, with those factors outlined, which we think are some pretty legit factors, would you say you’re hearing all the hits or are there some missing? Be sure to let us know! Feel free to comment below this feature. Soca music is big business and being atop the playlist on the airwaves means possible year round work! (wink wink) ….STAY WOKE. 

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So…TMZ Says Rihanna Isn’t Pregnant.

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Maybe she had a heavy dinner on Thursday night but despite speculation that led to an avalanche of media reports about Rihanna’s possible pregnancy, the rumor’s been shut down.

In a story today, US entertainment portal, TMZ said sources close to the Barbadian superstar informed them that the “Man Down” singer is not with child.

Separately, soca heavyweight Machel Montano was among celebrities who attended Rihanna’s 5th Annual Diamond Ball on Thursday. Also in the mix were Cardi B who has Trinbagonian heritage and Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley. On social media, Mottley proudly paid respect to Rihanna pointing to her philanthropic efforts. “Her legacy is going to be global, but I think it’s also going to very much be colored by her Barbadian upbringing and the values that she received while she grew up and was nurtured in our country,” she wrote.

Montano meanwhile expressed his personal satisfaction for being a part of the charitable event. He also posted a photo taken with Rihanna at the event, thanking her for her having him and bringing the Island vibes to the Diamond Ball.

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Is Rihanna Pregnant? Singer Says, “I’m Gonna Give Birth to a Black Woman.”

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What a Friday! There’s speculation today that singer, businesswoman and philanthropist, Barbados’ Rihanna, may be pregnant. The artist has not confirmed it but at this very moment, the buzz surrounding this speculation is on overdrive.

Rihanna on stage during a performance with Pharell.

Rihanna appeared at  the Essence Diamond Ball last night donning a Givenchy Haute Couture mermaid gown and toward her mid area, a small pooch was pretty visible. Added to that visual, the entertainer, in an interview made the comment,  “I’m a black woman. I came from a black woman, who came from a black woman, who came from a black woman and I’m going to give birth to a black woman.” She had been expressing the greatness of black women.

FILE PHOTO: Rihanna with her beau.

Rihanna has been in a pretty quiet relationship for some time with billionaire Saudi Arabian businessman Hassan Jameel. Hassan is a Saudi Arabian business man and the deputy president and vice chairman of his family’s charitable company that organizes programs that focus on “the social, cultural, educational, and economic development of individuals and communities in the Middle East region and beyond,” according to its official website.

Rihanna’s 5th annual Diamond Ball, benefitted The Clara Lionel Foundation– a foundation the Barbadian Grammy Award winner started to support and fund education and emergency response programs around the world. The foundation is presently assisting with Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas.

Check out what Rihanna said during her interview with an Essence reporter :

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