Monthly Archives: "March 2012"

Reggae and Dancehall hit maker I-Octane strikes gold again with the release of his new song “My Story”. The message of this song is familiar territory for the artiste as he always seeks to speak up for the masses whose voices aren’t often heard. The song produced by DJ Frass, appears to give praise “to all who wipe car class” and “to those who sell bag juice, to help dem youth”, but I-Octane is quick to point out that the message of the song spans a wider cross section ofRead More
It is another proud giant step for dancehall/reggae music. “dancehall/reggae label never got the indy spotlight on itunes.. thats big.. ” says an enthusiastic Johnny Wonder Executive vice president for 21st Hapilos Distribution. Founded in 2001 Itunes has changed the music industry and quickly became the biggest music store. It is only fit that 21st Hapilos Digital who is the biggest home for reggae and dancehall INDIE labels pioneered the way and revolutionized the way the genre is sold to the world . They have recognized the hard work ofRead More
The legendary pianist Monty Alexander, a true son of Jamaica, and his friends Dean Fraser and Tarrus Riley, will perform at a benefit concert on his birthday, June 6, 2012, at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, New York City. This Birthday Bash will also commemorate Monty’s 50 years in music and the 50th anniversary of the independence of Jamaica from Great Britain. Monty Alexander’s legacy of musical excellence bridges the worlds of Jazz and Jamaican music with over 70 albums and an international following of dedicated fans. Reggae stars,Read More

Posted On March 30, 2012By altonIn News

Nicki Minaj Announces European Tour

Spotted @ Rap Radar In support of her upcoming album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Nicki is jetting overseas for her European tour. Additional dates to be added, but check out the current itinerary below. Purchase tickets June 8th – Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden June 9th – Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway June 11th – Falconer Salen, Frederiksberg, Denmark June 13th – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium June 18th – Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam Zuidoost, Netherlands June 19th – Zénith de Paris, Paris, France June 21th – Alcatraz, Milano, Italy June 24th – HMVRead More

Posted On March 30, 2012By altonIn News

CALYPSO ROSE’ Meet & Greet

The promoters behind AGAPE Promotions & Productions would like to extend an EXCLUSIVE invitation to an intimate meet & greet event with the undisputed Calypso Queen of Trinidad & Tobago, Calypso Rose, on Friday March 30th at Agape Restaurant & Event Center from 7-9pm. The musical success of Calypso Rose has been a monumental step in putting the Caribbean on the map. She was most recently featured on a PBS documentary entitled ‘Lioness of the Jungle’. But, this is just one of many tributes to her achievements. She is wellRead More
Dancehall’s dynamic duo Razz and Biggy are at it again with the release of their brand new ‘aktion pak’ mix tape. It features pre released and exclusive cuts from DASECA production’s ‘aktion pak’ rhythm which includes Mavado’s ‘Action pak,’ Konshens’ ‘warrior’, Bugle’s ‘non a dat’ Chase Cross’ ‘bad suh’ and Serani’s ‘ Are you crazy’. It also features the hottest dancehall tracks from various artists and producers such as Baby Cham, Aidonia, Vybz Kartel, Assassin, T.J records, Konshens’ subkonscious label, Blak Ryno, Ninja Kid and new sensations like Potential Kid,Read More
The St.Kitts Music Festival Committee announced today that Reggae’s Royal Family Morgan Heritage along with UK Jazz Saxophonist Courtney Pine are the latest additions to the 16th annual St.Kitts Music Festival. The Morgan Family and Pine joins Damian “Junior Gong” Marley son of reggae icon Bob Marley and R and B Legend Roberta Flack. The popular Reggae Band are know strangers to St.Kitts-Nevis as they have performed on numerous occasions at various events including the Tempo Channel Launch in Nevis as well as the Labour Party Elections Campaign when theyRead More
Musical Director and lead keyboard for one of Reggae’s biggest band “Morgan Heritage”, Drezion wears many hats. He is also the ceo and head producer for Tenament Yard records, and has now finally launched his long awaited EP “Sounds Of Zion” The EP consists of 5 tracks that he chose out of his vast catalog for their personal meaning. From a collaboration with reggae artist “Naptali” to his spin on a Black Uhuru song, Drezion has produced each track on the EP between touring the world. 1 Cool As theRead More
The 2012 staging of the event, King has managed to focus intently on achieving that perfect balance of veterans and young acts to showcase reggae music during a year dedicated to Jamaica 50 celebrations. Heading the line-up for the popular, one-night festival dedicated to conscious reggae music, is the man himself, lovers rock crooner, Hugh Beresford Hammond, or simply Beres, to the millions worldwide who adore him. In a recent interview with the Gleaner, King stated that, “Except for Buju, Beres is the artiste the fans request the most whenRead More
Atlanta, Georgia – Soulful Reggae star, Gramps Morgan has taken a stance in solidarity with the family of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old boy recently killed in South Florida. To date, the man who shot and killed Trayvon has not been charged. So in an effort to support the Martin family’s demand for justice, Dada Son is donating a portion of the proceeds from the iTunes sales of Gramps’ new single, ‘Life Too Short’. “Yes Rasta!” American-Jamaican crooner, Gramps Morgan is unleashing another anthem with his unique brand ofRead More