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M Gee is calling for the end of crime and violence in his latest offering Stop The Violence. The musical vibe is reflective, and well-recognizable by the distinctive and melodic voice of the sinjay. Released earlier this month, the track features M Gee belting out powerful lyrics over a smooth beat, which would tug at the heartstrings of anyone who has seen the effects of violence on society. What makes this track even more meaningful for him is the sentimental reason behind its existence. “I lost my good friend UnicornRead More
Two days before her scheduled performance at Jamaica’s annual Rebel Salute concert, soulful reggae singer Ikaya is back with a video release for her single “Leave You Alone” featuring Jesse Royal. Featured on the 2017 Reggae Gold compilation album, the song was an exclusive track that showcases Ikaya’s strong vocals and emotive lyrics. Paired with breakout reggae artist Jesse Royal, the result is melodic magic. Filmed in the Blue mountains of Jamaica and directed by Nile Saulter and Jason Panton, the scenic, picturesque video showcases stunning shots of Ikaya asRead More
Top Jamaican producer Bobby “Digital” Dixon is known for his signature sound which has influenced many in the reggae music industry and beyond. Now, during Reggae Month and Black History Month, tomorrow February 9th, 17 North Parade, an imprint of VP Records will present the best of his roots reggae and lovers rock catalog on Volume 2: “Serious Times.” The double anthology series will showcase the Grammy Award winning producer’s music versatility and his legacy in creating songs and rhythms that have transcended time and have been widely sampled byRead More

Posted On February 20, 2018 By In Caribbean Cultural News

VENDORS NEEDED FOR DC & NY!

Do you know an amazing Jamaican food vendor, or an international cuisine restaurant, or cafe willing to experiment with a unique Jerk dish? If so, we are looking for you! The upcoming Jerk Festivals in DC and NY will be held in June and July.Read More
In a recent episode of Steve Harvey, leading star Chadwick Boseman of the most popular movie at the moment, Black Panther, stated that the last video he watched and liked on Social media was the Cucumba video by Macka B in a series of quick fire questions. Good look!Read More

Posted On February 20, 2018 By In Caribbean Cultural News

BIRTHDAYS

Cutty Ranks February 12, 1965   Christopher Martin February 14, 1987   Bruce Ruffin February 17, 1952   Horace Andy February 19, 1951  Read More
Jah9, a certified Kemetic Yoga instructor and advocate of overall wellness, will be hosting a Yoga on Dub & Tea event at Ivy Pep Academy in Atlanta tonight. This follows the launch of her Yoga on Dub series that premiered yesterday on YouTube. In association with Bob Fest Atlanta, the event will begin at 7:30 pm and will include a light vegan meal and tea after. Tickets can be purchased here. Jah9 will be performing at the Bob Fest on Friday the 16th along with Sa-Roc at the Shrine ofRead More
Following the announcement of Romain Virgo’s upcoming album “LoveSick” on VP Records, an international Valentines Week Radio Takeover is underway. Fans of the reggae crooner can listen to the radio stations below all week for a chance to win a download of his new album out on March 30th. The 17-track album takes listeners on a journey that explores every emotion felt when finding love, losing love and finding love again. In the many twists and turns of romance and relationships, Romain represents a young man who has experienced itRead More
Reggae artiste Visionary released his plea to curb violence in Jamaica through his single Stop, late last year. Now, he has taken a break from touring overseas to launch the accompanying visual for the track. The song was produced by Canada-based label Vision For Life Productions and is featured on the classic Sly and Robbie’s Taxi Riddim. The stunning visual was shot in the heart of Kingston city and is conceptualized by Susan Smith and Raynor Allen. The music video is set to be premiered this Thursday February 15, 2018Read More

Posted On February 14, 2018 By In Caribbean Cultural News

STUDIO 17- EPISODE 2 OUT NOW

VP Records exclusive reggae and dancehall mix show titled “Studio 17” launches their second episode today. Featuring popular DJ’s Silent Addy & Yaadcore as hosts, the show offers a platform for fans to discover and vibe to the latest & hottest music in the culture. Listeners are also be able to enjoy interviews and guest performances from key tastemakers in the industry. The show’s title “Studio 17” pays homage to the recording studio above 17 North Parade, the record store located in Downtown Kingston, from which VP records originated. TheRead More
The FADER Premieres “Stadium Ready Instructional Dancehall Song for Your 2018”  (L to R: Stonebwoy & Chi Ching Ching on the set of video shoot.) Dropping pins all over the map, Jamaican dancehall artist Chi Ching Ching connects with U.S. hip hop icon Fatman Scoop, Ghanaian vocalist Stonebwoy and Nigerian star Patoranking on his new remix for “Rock Di World.” The song drops this Fri. Feb 9 via Dutty Rock / DubShot Records. Chi Ching Ching is the first artist signed to Dutty Rock Productions, the label owned and founded by multi-platinum music icon Sean Paul. The remix will also be featured on Ching’s 2018Read More
VP Records is proud to announce “LoveSick,” the upcoming album from rising reggae star Romain Virgo will be out on March 30th. The 16-track album takes listeners on a journey that explores every emotion felt when finding love, losing love and finding love again. In the many twists and turns of romance and relationships, Romain represents a young man who has experienced it all and now has a dynamic story to tell. Executive produced by Niko Browne for Lifeline Music, with additional production by Sting International and Vikings Production, theRead More
The Songs For Reggae Lovers series is now firmly established as the must have reggae valentine selection! Songs For Reggae Lovers Vol. 6, aims straight for the heart with 30 hit love duets from true giants of Jamaican music. Featuring classic love songs by Sean Paul, Shaggy, Maxi Priest, Gyptian, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Dawn Penn, Freddie McGregor and many more. Track Listing Disc 1 1. Maxi Priest & Dela Rosa – Your Love To Me 2. Gyptian & Melanie Fiona – One More Time 3. Sean Paul & SashaRead More
VP Records will be a sponsor for Movements Dance Company of Jamaica’s performance at York College Performing Arts Centre, Saturday February 10, 2018. This continues the celebration as the Consulate General of Jamaica, New York marks its 55th Anniversary of the Independence of Jamaica. The performance is jointly hosted by the Consulate and York College Performing Arts Center, under the Patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign trade of Jamaica, The. Hon. Kamaina Johnson Smith.   Movements Dance Company of Jamaica is headed by Co-founder and Artistic Director,Read More

Posted On February 10, 2018 By In Caribbean Cultural News

Bob Marley’s Birthday

Bob Marley  February 6, 1945- May 11, 1981 International Reggae Icon, Bob Marley is is one of the most recognized names in all of music. He began his journey in 1963 with the group The Wailers and in 1974 after their split he became a solo artist with many successful titles under his belt. His music resonated with people all over the world because of his messages of peace, hope and prosperity which still live on today. His sons Damian, Stephen, Ziggy, Ky-Mani, Julian and Grandson Skip Marley all keepRead More
Top Jamaican producer Bobby “Digital” Dixon is known for his signature sound which has influenced many in the reggae music industry and beyond. Now, during Reggae Month and Black History Month, tomorrow February 9th, 17 North Parade, an imprint of VP Records will present the best of his roots reggae and lovers rock catalog on Volume 2: “Serious Times.” The double anthology series will showcase the Grammy Award winning producer’s music versatility and his legacy in creating songs and rhythms that have transcended time and have been widely sampled byRead More
Among many of his impressive accolades such as Diamond selling recording artist, ASCAP honoree and topping billboard, the multi-talented dancehall artist Charly Black, has released a number of sizzling singles under his imprint label Multi-Talented Music. The latest hit bound track “Turn Suh” features JoJo. The Team Unstoppable young recording artist was recently signed to Charly’s Multi-Talented Music. Since the song’s release, has been blazing Jamaica’s street parties and nightclubs, while gathering steam on the various airwaves. Speaking on this collaboration with the young budding star, Charly explained “There isRead More

Posted On February 7, 2018 By In Caribbean Cultural News

Seanizzle Drops Soca Riddim

Soca meets dancehall once again with the February 2 release of the track Roll It. Produced by Seanizzle Records, the track features dancehall artiste I Octane and soca artiste Bunji Garlin. “In 2016, Octane did a collaboration with Bunji Garlin and so I met him through that project. So when I gave Octane the riddim for this new project, he said we should use Bunji to capture the Caribbean flavour, and the rest is history,” explained producer Seanizzle about the collaboration. Roll It is definitely set to be a hit forRead More
Jamaica, U.S.A (MPR Consulting) – On the heels January 13th memorable and exciting performance at renowned stage show Rebel Salute in Jamaica, International reggae star I-Octane has premiered his new single “Pretty Loud” featuring two times nominated Reggae artist J Boog, and announced that he will join him for selected California tour dates. The latter will be in support of I-Octane’s anticipated third full length album titled “Love and Life”, which is set to release on March 30th, 2018. Albeit much earlier performances will be announced, the California leg ofRead More
In this current carnival climate that offers consumers several generic all-inclusive, cooler-fete & mass market party options, WAD Events is bringing back its signature annual ‘Kasava Blu-Food All-Inclusive’ to add some spice and diversity to T&T’s Carnival Sunday fete line-up. Now in its second year, the festive event which takes place at the Hotel Normandie in St. Ann’s on Carnival Sunday 11th February 2018 will bring forth an all-inclusive fete experience perfect for those desiring to have a good time in a classy, intimate environment complete with all the necessaryRead More
“Each human being deserve a place to call their own, yet so many have to journey far from home, little children in the darkness all alone seeking freedom, it’s about time we break those borders down, There’s too much segregation we’re all a part of one nation” (Opening of Borders) Coming off of the release of his first single “Can’t Breathe” from his soon to be released debut album ‘Kontraband’, Kabaka Pyramid is set to release his second single titled ‘Borders’. Very often albums are released and viewed as aRead More
New York, NY– VP Records artist Bunji Garlin and dancehall vixen Shenseea, have collaborated right in time for the peak period of Trinidad & Tobago’s 2018 Carnival Season with a remix to his 2017 hit single “Big Bad Soca”, out today for streaming and download. Produced by Jus Now, the fusion of Shenseea’s energetic vocals with Bunji’s iconic captivating sound gives listeners a 3-minute earful of carnival vibes. The two will perform the song for the first time next Wednesday, February 7, leading into Trinidad Carnival. The event will beRead More
Top Jamaican producer Bobby “Digital” Dixon is known for his signature sound which has influenced many in the reggae music industry and beyond. Now, just in time for Reggae Month and Black History Month, tomorrow February 2nd, 17 North Parade, an imprint of VP Records will present his greatest dancehall offerings on Volume 1: “X-tra Wicked”. The double anthology series will showcase the Grammy Award winning producer’s music versatility and his legacy in creating songs and rhythms that have transcended time and have been widely sampled by the likes ofRead More
Today VP Records remembers and celebrates “The Crown Prince Of Reggae” Dennis Brown Birthday. His birthday also marks the first day of Reggae Month and Black History Month. Brown, known as one of the most influential vocalists among reggae musicians was also famously noted to be Bob Marley’s favorite singer. He was a spokesman for the people of Jamaica and the diaspora and his message is as vital today as when these songs were first recorded. His voice and his music are still in the hearts of many. In 2016,Read More
Jah9’s new single “Feel Good” is now available for streaming and download everywhere. The song which premiered on YouTube and Soundcloud was released commercially on Friday January 26th. Produced by Clive Hunt, “Feel Good” is a soulful track that introduces a new sound to the reggae roots and dub songstress who is currently working on a full-length album following 2016’s “9”. The song which states “Things that make your body feel good” in the melodic hook puts an emphasis on the notion of self-love and self-care. “We must examine theRead More