Monthly Archives: "December 2013"

West-African reggae vocalist Alpha Blondy returns with his latest video “My American Dream,” directed by Brant Kantor of NBTV and filmed in New York City, where Alpha once resided. The video’s vivid imagery was shot the day before Independence Day on July 3, 2013 in and around historic locations throughout Manhattan – including the newly-erected Freedom Tower, Battery Park, Mendez Boxing in Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. “My American Dream” is off of his most recent studio effort Mystic Power, available digitally and in stores now on VP Records. WithRead More
Shaggy lives by a motto that has been adopted by people around the world. The motto is “it’s not about the award, it’s about the reward,” and reward is what Shaggy will receive to begin 2014! On January 4th, Shaggy and friends will celebrate at the artists annual concert called Shaggy and Friends. The event is produced by Shaggy and team to raise funds for the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Jamaica. Now in its 8th year (7 years prior to that Shaggy was doing this on his own), Shaggy hasRead More
Long time Reggae singer, Likkle Lightning, who came on the scene in the late nineties, is promising a comeback in 2014. When he stepped out on the music scene in the nineties, Likkle Lightning garnered the respect of his peers by composing unique, roots Reggae music with catchy hooks. With influences from artists such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Beres Hammond and Freddie McGregor, Likkle Lightning made the type of songs many say were simply unforgettable. He performed on shows in Jamaica with King Yellowman, Professor Nuts, Luciano, Sizzla Kalonji,Read More
With the demand for Dancehall & Reggae music growing exponentially across the globe, more Jamaican entertainers are rapidly infiltrating the international space with their unique sound. Only last week musical savant Demarco received a pleasant surprise following a formal notification that his video for the infectious ladies anthem ‘Lazy Body’ has been added to Vevo Networks Top Reggae Mix via American superstar Snoop Lion channel. Other prominent acts making the playlist includes Mavado, Vybz Kartel and Mr. Boombastic Shaggy. The revelation comes on the heels of Demarco’s recent launch ofRead More
Positive Brings “Blessing After Blessing” for the Holidays Gospel reggae star Positive brings us his new single “Blessing After Blessing” in time for the holiday season, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on December 16, 2013, distributed by FOX FUSE. The Trinidad and Tobago-based artist fuses soca flavors with his usual Gospel fare, making for a more seasonal offering for the holiday season, which is generally celebrated with soca music as Trinidad enters its Carnival season. This energetic, feel-good track was penned by Positive and produced by Precision Productions,Read More
New York, New York – With the closing of a tremendous year, international super star Shaggy is gearing up for the start of an amazing 2014. Commencing with his annual Shaggy and Friends Benefits Concert set to take place on Saturday, January 4 2014 at the Jamaica House. Shaggy was introduced to the Bustamante Hospital for Children whilst visiting a friend’s son who had been admitted there. He was so moved by what he saw, that he vowed to do whatever he could to make things better there for Jamaica’sRead More
Basically, 120 beats per minute created a problematic pulsating rhythm from Studio B entitled “Bomb Drop”. The root of the production process was grounded with a vintage soca sound style. A bubbling bass drum captivates the reveler and causes an inevitable movement, a wine or a bubble. Ardent supporters just love that one repetitive melody, (the guitars in this case) which they can hum and voice easily when lyrics are hard to find the tongue. The collaboration of Saddis and Lead Pipe, members of the Most Wanted Entertainment group, expertlyRead More
Established in 1993, Strictly The Best is the first annual reggae compilation in the business. This year’s installment Vol. 48 & Vol. 49, which features an explosive collection of trendsetting hits on two separate discs, is available this week (Dec. 17) and marks the series’ 20th anniversary. Year after year, the Strictly The Best series unveils a comprehensive collection of the genre’s most popular tunes and breaking hits. The go-to compilation features reggae’s biggest stars and is also a platform for new talent to gain notoriety in the industry. ThisRead More
Angela Hunte, singer and famed writer for Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears and many more, unveils the new music video for her song “One Shot” produced by Jerry ‘Wonda’ Duplessis (The Fugees, Shakira, Justin Beiber). Hunte steps in front of the camera this time with her electric new reggae-influenced selection, available now on VP Records’ Reggae Gold 2013 compilation. The Brooklyn native with Trinidadian roots, who has also written and contributed vocals for reggae crossover albums from Gyptian, Snoop Lion and Major Lazer, shot this video at NYC’s iconicRead More
New York, NY – Jamaican reggae artist Christopher “Norris Man” Campbell embarks on a Mystical Journey with his 13th full-length studio effort, available worldwide from all major digital retailers today, December 17, 2013 from FOX FUSE. The conscious reggae and lovers rock singer is known for spreading positive vibes and socially-conscious messages through his uplifting, feel-good sounds, and this collection of new works is no different. Born in Trench Town, Jamaica, Norris Man spent his early years honing his craft as a rising talent and later secured a name forRead More