Reggae Category

Spiritual Releases Video for 'Time Has Come'
SPIRITUAL RELEASES VIDEO FOR ‘TIME HAS COME’   VP Records artist Spiritual has released the video for ‘Time has Come’, the second single off his debut album “Awakening” produced by Oufah Music (Shabba Ranks, Omi). The video portrays Spiritual narrating a story about a troubled man looking for escape after he purloins tapes from reggae archives. The man gets confronted by a preacher along the way, but just when he believes his quest is successful, he is confronted by Spiritual.   Filmed in the country sides of Jamaica, the visualRead More
reggae gold 2017
Reggae Gold 2017 – Out on Friday July 21   NEW YORK, NY– The Reggae Gold compilation series from VP Records has presented the best of dancehall, roots and lovers rock reggae for over two decades. Now in its 24th year, Reggae Gold continues its run as the ultimate reggae music compilation for reggae mavens and those new to the genre. The 2017 edition of Reggae Gold offers current hits and future classics plus, multiple exclusive tracks from some reggae’s biggest stars. Now available for pre-order, the album is inRead More
Album Alert (6.30) | Chronixx Taps His Dad, Chicago Orchestra & More on Debut Album Chronology
Chronixx’s Chronology skyrockets  to the top of iTunes today. In the U.S., the Jamaican artist’s debut album, available today July 7, 2017, is currently holding the #12 spot on the overall Top Album chart and #1 on Reggae Album chart.  In other iTunes territories,  the album lands at #16 in Canada, #19 in UK, #2 in Kenya, #5 in Switzerland on their overall Top Album chart. Download/Stream Chronology now: chronixx.lnk.to/Chronology Chronixx is currently touring U.S. East Coast and will celebrate the release  tomorrow night (Jul 8)  in NYC for a very special  free show at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn at ProspectRead More
Album Alert (6.30) | Chronixx Taps His Dad, Chicago Orchestra & More on Debut Album Chronology
CHRONIXX PRESENTS CHRONOLOGY (OUT TOMORROW 7.7) TUNE IN Tonight (7.6) @ 7pm ET: Reggae Star Takes Over BEATS1 RADIO on Apple Music To Host His Own Show & Premiere New Material From His Debut   U.S. Tour Kicks Off This Week Free NYC Show on 7.8 at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park Followed by Apple In-Store Performance (Williamsburg) on 7.11     Chronixx’s debut album Chronology is available for worldwide release tomorrow 7.7.17. Read more on album. Tonight (7.6), the 24-year-old Jamaican artist will be hosting a 1-hour special surrounding Chronology on Beats 1, Apple Music’s global radio station. The reggae star takes listeners throughRead More
soca gold

Posted On July 18, 2017By Emma CotejarIn Caribbean Cultural News, Reggae, soca

Soca Gold 2017 Debuts at Number 1

  Soca Gold 2017 Debuts at Number 1 on Billboard Reggae Chart   NEW YORK, NY– Soca Gold 2017 has made its debut on the Billboard Reggae Chart, landing at number one this week. For twenty years, the annual series has set the standard for carnival music, bringing a taste of the Caribbean Islands with a current sample of the best Caribbean carnival hits. “We are excited that the album has debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, especially for its 20th year” said Edwin Howell, A&R Director for VP Records. “TheRead More
JAMAICA’S PREMIER REGGAE FESTIVAL, REGGAE SUMFEST, CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THE BEST REGGAE & DANCEHALL ARTISTS IN THE WORLD, TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE: MONTEGO BAY
JAMAICA’S PREMIER REGGAE FESTIVAL, REGGAE SUMFEST, CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THE BEST REGGAE & DANCEHALL ARTISTS IN THE WORLD, TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE: MONTEGO BAY   In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Reggae Sumfest, DownSound Entertainment and Reggae Sumfest have created a week-long takeover of Montego Bay, July 16-22, with 5 over-the-top Themed Pre-Event Parties, Cutting-Edge Livestreaming and the World’s Top Reggae Acts!   Sponsored by Red Stripe and Pepsi, the line-up includes legendary as well as up-and-coming authentic Jamaican reggae and dancehall artists including, on Friday night, Alkaline, Mavado,Read More
40th Anniversary of Greensleeves Records Celebrated with New York City Concert
On Wednesday June 21, 2017, VP Records and the famous B.B. Kings Blues Club in Times Square, New York held an epic night of international roots reggae and dub to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of historic U.K. reggae label, Greensleeves Records. Italian born reggae star Alborosie delivered his first New York concert performance, while roots reggae sensation Queen Ifrica headlined with her full band before continuing her U.S. tour to promote her recent #1 album “Climb.” Musician/producer Addis Pablo opened the evenings performances with a selection of songs including aRead More
Reggae Sumfest 2017 Celebrates 25th Anniversary Weeklong Pre-Event Takeover Of Montego Bay Culminates In Two Main Events With Global Reggae Stars
Reggae Sumfest 2017 Celebrates 25th Anniversary Weeklong Pre-Event Takeover Of Montego Bay Culminates In Two Main Events With Global Reggae Stars   2017 Reggae Sumfest, presented by Red Stripe and produced by DownSound Entertainment is going all-out in celebrating this 25th Anniversary with a week-long takeover of Montego Bay on July 16-22. Five major pre-events lead up to a weekend of main festival events featuring top Reggae stars. High-definition Livestream with 360 surround Livestream will engage Reggae fans around the globe. With a line-up featuring many of Reggae and Dancehall’sRead More
Grammy Nominated Jah Cure Returns with Video for 'Telephone Love'
Today reggae superstar, Jah Cure delivers the new video for ‘Telephone Love.’ Shot in the tropical island of Antigua, ‘Telephone Love’ is the first new single since his Grammy nominated and critically acclaimed album “The Cure.”   Directed by Justin “Jus Bus” Nation and Anderson “ATA” Andrew, the stunning visual includes drone shots of the lush Antiguan landscape while Jah Cure rides the open roads with his lady interest and an antique telephone in hand. Without taking himself too seriously, he playfully dances in front of a classic British redRead More
Culture's "Two Sevens Clash"- Deluxe Edition Available 6/9
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the release of the seminal reggae classic “Two Sevens Clash” by Culture, VP Records will release a deluxe edition of the album on June 9th. The historic album became a cultural phenomenon in 1977, referencing Marcus Garvey’s predictions of chaos occurring on the date 7/7/1977. The song and album are today, among the most influential records in the reggae genre. Culture, the vocal trio comprising of lead singer Joseph Hill and harmony vocalists Albert Walker and Kenneth Dayes created the ten songs on the record with legendary producer Joe Gibbs. The message and intention in the music wasRead More