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Exciting, memorable and remunerative are some of the adjective best use to describe 2017 for Genre Fluid* artist K’Coneil. The budding star delivered exciting, steamy and sexy videos in tandem with top charting music and prosperous promotional tours. A successful Canadian Winter Tour, closing performance at the Canadian 2017 CUT Hip Hop Awards, “Love How You Whine” feat Kreesha Turner #1 in Canada, #1 video on Tempo TV Networks “Caribbean Charts”, single rotation on NY’s HOT 97FM, POWER 105FM NY, Zip FM Jamaica, Fame FM Jamaica, 99 JAMZ Miami, Y-100, andRead More
Jah9’s epic 2017 hit “Hardcore” remix featuring Chronixx now has a visual to accompany the raw, powerful tune. The original version featured on her September 2016 album “9” was remixed by reggae marvel Chronixx in March 2017 and later featured on VP Records annual compilation “Reggae Gold 2k17”. Released today, the video comes shortly after Jah9’s mini Brazil tour which wrapped up on January 7th. Prior to that, she completed a brief Northeast American tour with stops in Boston, New York and Vermont. Filmed in São Paulo, Brazil by directorRead More
THE TIME HAS COME FOR A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING Reggae Singer Spiritual performs in Jamaica for the first time on Saturday, January 20 at Pulse 8. Though the event is by invitation only the artiste has granted access to the world via a live stream on worldareggae.com and invites locals to simply send an email to spiritualshowcase2018@gmail.com for their invitation to this special spiritual experience. Worldareggae.com is one of the leading reggae websites in Europe with over 32k visitors per month and 400k Facebook followers. The stream is free to allRead More
The Soca music catalogue’s splitting at the seams. There’ve been a number of powerful music releases for the upcoming Carnival 2018 season in Trinidad and Tobago and a new ‘riddim,’ which features the likes of Soca veterans Benjai, Tallpree and Ricki Jai, is now being unleashed for the world to enjoy. With a no holds barred approach to the business of Soca and carnival, the Big Bean riddim is delivered at a time considered by many, as the peak period of the festive season. The mastermind behind the Project isRead More
The absence of radio personality and entertainer, Devon Matthews from the Carnival scene in Trinidad and Tobago this year, has not gone unnoticed. His sudden death last year continues to tug on the heartstrings of many, among them, his close friend and fellow radio personality, Ancil ‘Blaze’ Isaac II. The J’ouvert band that both he and Matthews founded and delivered unceasingly for the past decade, will not hit the streets of Port-of-Spain on J’ouvert morning in 2018. Isaac says he will be working on things to ensure that Bubble BathRead More
Jamaicans.com held an exclusive poll contest on its site that ran from December 22, 2017- January 8, 2017. The two-week poll encouraged visitors of the site to vote for their favorite VP Records video of 2017 to win a download of the winning song. Among the options were Estelle featuring Tarrus Riley’s “Love Like Ours,” Fay Ann Lyons featuring Stonebwoy’s “Block the Road”, Christopher Martin’s “Magic”, Macka B’s “Cucumber, Shenseea featuring Vybz Kartel’s “Loodi”, Queen Ifrica featuring Damian Marley’s “Trueversation” and Jah Cure’s “Telephone Love”. The winner of the pollRead More
FIRST-TIME GRAMMY NOMINEES ALESSIA CARA, KHALID, AND LOGIC TO COME TOGETHER FOR A POWERFUL PERFORMANCE Music’s Biggest Night® just got bigger as the Recording Academy™ announces additional acts to perform on this year’s 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Just added to the lineup are current GRAMMY® nominees Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee; current GRAMMY nominee Kesha; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Bruno Mars with current nominee Cardi B; current nominee SZA; and first-time GRAMMY nominees Alessia Cara, Khalid, and Logic, who will take the stage with a group of suicide attemptRead More
Reggae super star Gyptian will perform at legendary music venue BB Kings in New York on January 24th, 2018 as a part of Grammy Week.  He will be joined by rising sensation Arita for an exclusive engagement in the heart of the City that doesn’t sleep! Produced by Tempo Television Networks, the one night engagement will feature performances of Gyptian’s newest singles “Closer” and “Leave You Alone” which come from his EP due to be released later this month, and introduces audiences to Arita’s voice who may not already beRead More
Wrapping up 2017 with a growing catalog, Jahmiel delivered a solid body of work, which has resulted in him being billed for some of the major festivals in Europe and headed to Africa for the first time. Jahmiel who is currently preparing to embark on his first U.S. tour titled, Strongest Soldier, is set to hit 15 cities over a 3 week time frame.  While on his Strongest Soldier Tour, Jahmiel will make stops in Arizona, Kansas City, Oakland, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Raleigh and Charlotte just to name a few.Read More
The second annual Love and Harmony cruise is already being titled as the greatest ‘Caribbean experience’ at sea. With a lineup of a entertainers like Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Sanchez, Mr. Vegas, Elephant Man, Patrice Roberts, L.U.ST., Rupee, Chaka Demus and Pliers, just to name a few, the entertainment will captivate music lovers of all ages. But the Love and Harmony team has also announced the first domino tournament at sea, hosted by Beres Hammond. Dominoes, like playing cards and dice, are something of a generic gaming device. They are simple buildingRead More
I Am African Calypso Rose Feat. Bunji Garlin Remix artist Jillionnaire Produced by Rocky Wellstack Calypso Rose The Queen of Calypso Bunji The Viking of Soca Jillionnaire From Major Lazer Credits: Written by Mc Cartha Lewis and Manu Chao Additional writing by Ian Alvarez Music Composed by Mc Cartha Lewis, Drew Gonsalves, Ivan Duran and arranged by Manu Chao Published by Stonetree Music , Roots Caribbean Rhythms Publishing, Radio Bemba Label Because Music /Maturity Music/Stonetree From the new album of Calypso Rose “Far From Home” A  Platinum album in France CalypsoRead More
Mid-Luxury Fashion House Bids Farewell To 2017 With Exclusive Retail Experience KajFAB models strike a pose in front of the Kaj Flagship Boutique. From left to right: Fertility tank dress; long sleeved evening dress; silk kaftan; and maxi dress with ring accent. Makeup by Lyndy-Anne Parks of Lady Parks Makeup Studio. Photo courtesy Kyle Keens-Dumas of Konsortium Studios for Kaj Designs. January 4, 2018 – Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago… Tobago’s premier mid-luxury fashion house, Kaj Designs, will usher in the New Year and 2018 Carnival seasons with an exclusive Kaj Legacy Atelier.Read More
During Miami’s popular Art Basel week, many artists and brands utilize the many galleries in the city to present their latest and greatest works. Now, the story of reggae music will be told. Let There Be Reggae is a unique event taking place from Dec 7-9th showcasing a curated snapshot of the culture. VP Records will have a Display of 20 classic album covers showcasing reggae and dancehall throughout the 70’s and 80’s While the world of Reggae is so massive, it is virtually impossible to fully cover every aspectRead More
Soca artist Scrappy releases date one of his 2018 tour, Chapter 11 Reloaded with the first date being in Russia . The artist who has teamed up with Russian Soca Movement will make his debut on February 3rd, 2017 in the capital, Moscow . Scrappy will be performing hits from the new album Chapter 11 which is now available for digital streaming and download on all major online streaming apps and websites such as Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal and more. This concert will make Scrappy the first soca artistRead More
On January 6, 2018, Shaggy will host his Shaggy and Friends benefit concert for children. Performances will be held by Sting, Wyclef Jean, Fetty Wap, Doug E Fresh and more. VP recoridng artists Bunji Garlin, Fay Ann Lyons and Christopher Martin will also perform along with dancehall breakout artists Aidonia, Shenseea and Dexta Daps as well as reggae legends Barrington Levy, Third World, Capleton and more. The biennial charity concert raises funds to donate equipment + supplies to Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Jamaica. The ONLY children’s hospital in region. SeeRead More
Jamaicans.com is hosting an exclusive poll contest on its site. Vote for your favorite for a free download! Instructions: Vote for your Favorite VP Records Video Release for 2017 for a chance to win a free download. Watch the top 10 videos below and vote on your favorite video at the end of the page. The poll ends 1/8/2017. Vote here: http://jamaicans.com/vote-vp-records-video-2017/#ixzz52fhrn9ivRead More
We were just informed that legendary reggae/dancehall gospel artist, Lt. Stitchie, has been nominated in the category of “BEST GOSPEL ENTERTAINER” for the International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA). This nomination comes as no surprise as Lt. Stitchie has been consistently touring, creating and releasing new music for the past year. He ended 2017 with two video shoots; one for the track “Undisputed” on the Life 101 Riddim by Blakkwuman22 Music, and the other for “Thank You,” a popular record that is on his own label, Drum and BassRead More
Dub Rockers, an imprint of VP Records, is proud to announce that beginning Wednesday, January 10th in Buffalo, NY, Raging Fyah will be a special guest act on Rebelution’s 2018 Winter Greens Tour. The tour will run through the end of February and include over twenty dates with stops in Pittsburg, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas and more. Raging Fyah have become trailblazers in the reggae industry with a 2016 Grammy nomination for their album “Everlasting” as well as launching a strain of their own Cannabis titled Everlasting Cush,Read More
Still riding the wave of success coming into the New Year, 4th Genna recording artiste Aidonia continues to reap the rewards from the colossal work he did in 2017. After being named ‘Deejay of the Year‘; also copping the title for ‘Song of the Year’ with his party anthem ‘Yeah Yeah‘, via various media outlets. The ‘Hot Tool‘ and ‘Banga’ hit-maker is once again in contention for top honours following the recent announcement of the nominations for the 36th Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) showcase, set toRead More
To celebrate the 56th and 57th editions of the annual Strictly the Best compilation albums, VP Records and To Di World Present Strictly the Best: LA’s Annual End of Year Dancehall Ball this Saturday December 30th at Los Globos in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. The event will feature live DJ sets from Shacia Påyne, Crooks, Nikki Kush, Ghetto, DJ Courtesy and The Party Minister. Strictly the Best sets the standard in today’s hottest Reggae and Dancehall music. Volume 56 features current and emerging lover’s rock and roots reggae jams suchRead More
With the upcoming carnival season the hits are rolling out. This week the Queen of Soca and wife to Bunji Garlin has released two new songs ‘Geh Meh Mad’ and ‘Another Level’. Listen for carnival vibes!Read More
Sokah music was created in Piparo, South Trinidad by the late Garfield “Ras Shorty I” Blackman in the late 1970s, but since then, the genre has evolved, matured and has largely been promoted, celebrated and marketed up North in the capital city of Port-of-Spain. Over 30 years have passed since this hybrid music form originated, but in 2018, Jay Upscale and 66 Entertainment are collaborating to bring soca back to the Southland with a grand event on Carnival Wednesday, February 7 entitled “Big Bad Soca”. The event will be heldRead More
Kenna T unleashes “Animal” for Carnival 2018 POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – As Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival 2018 approaches with the intensity of a high speed jet, a delightful collection of new Soca songs has descended upon the airwaves and online spaces. Adding to this mix is multi-talented artiste Kenna T who has released one of the first Power Soca tracks of the season entitled ‘Animal’. The energy-filled track was written by Kenna T (real name Corey Mc Kenna) and produced by Dante Pantin. According to Kenna T, ‘Animal’ wasRead More