VP Records Tag

The first VP Records’ New Artist Showcase at Milk River in Brooklyn, NY was held on May 18, 2017. VP acts Spiritual and Addis Pablo plus VP Associated Label artists Prince Royal and Mark Balet performed songs from their latest projects to an audience of media and industry professionals. Headliner Spiritual made his debut performance in New York with a five song set including ‘Time Has Come’, Stand Up for Rasta’, the leading singles off his first album “Awakening”. The artist was in New York to shoot the video forRead More
Heart of The Congos
A 40th anniversary edition of the iconic reggae album “Heart of the Congos” will be released by VP Records on June 9th. The album will be its most complete version for this edition. Produced by Lee “Scratch” Perry in 1977, the release was re-mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at the Soundmasters, UK and features the original mix with dubs, disco mixes and ‘Don’t Blame It On I’- a “missing track” discovered by Steve Barrow and David Katz in 1997. Christopher Chin of VP Music Group Inc. served as the Executive Producer of the project. First releasedRead More
  RAGING FYAH NOMINATED FOR 2017 GRAMMY FOR BEST REGGAE ALBUM 2017 World Tour Kicks off in Jan. with Tribal Seeds in U.S. Followed by Europe Run with UB40 in May BBC Radio Nominates Band for Freshman Session 2017 New Video “Dash Wata” Airing on BET Soul VP Records is pleased to announce that Raging Fyah has been nominated for their acclaimed album Everlasting in the Best Reggae Album category at the 59th Grammys®. The band continues to prove how their distinct roots reggae sound is making a major impactRead More
QUEEN IFRICA WILL RELEASE HER THIRD STUDIO ALBUM  CLIMB IN 2017 ON VP RECORDS Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Featured on Opening Track    The Reggae Songstress Will Showcase New Album in NYC on Nov 16   The Jamaican award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist Queen Ifrica returns with her new studio album Climb in January 2017 on VP Records.  The lyrical crusader calls for global change on the album and rallies comrades like Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley on the opening hip-hop tinged track “Truvosation.”   She touches on key social issuesRead More
With only 3 weeks left until the longest running award ceremony for Reggae & World music takes place, ‘Martins International’ announces this year’s performers for the 2016 IRAWMA Awards. On October 2, inside the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, attendees can expect a diverse mix of artists that will grace the stage. This year’s performers are Tarrus Riley- Dean Fraser & The Black Soil Band (Jamaica), Spice (Jamaican Dancehall) Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage (Jamaica), Nesbeth (Jamaica), Shatta Wale (Africa), Stonebwoy (Africa), The Cables (Jamaica), Don Andre (Jamaica), X-TassyRead More
KING JAMMY PRESENTS NEW SOUNDS OF FREEDOM OUT NOW ON VP RECORDS A Modern Day Recreation of Black Uhuru’s 1977 Love Crisis Featuring Alborosie, Chronixx, Dre Island, Gentleman, Kabaka Pyramid, Bounty Killer, Shaggy, Beenie Man, U Roy Plus More Large Up Premieres Album Today LISTEN: http://www.largeup.com/2016/08/11/largeup-premiere-king-jammys/ King Jammy is one of reggae’s most prolific talents, whose career spans a half-century. Almost 40 years since the original sessions, King Jammy revisits the seminal album that launched his career as a producer. New Sounds of Freedom is a re-working of the 1977 Black Uhuru classic LoveRead More
JAH9 KICKS OFF ‘YEAR OF 9’ (2 + 0 + 1 + 6) WORLD TOUR AND RELEASES 9MM VOL 2: PRE-ALBUM GROUNDINGS ON JAH9.COM Reggaeville Premieres 18-Track Mix Today A Precursor to her Eagerly-Awaited Sophomore Album 9 (VP Records/Steam Chalice Records) Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer Jah9 starts her Year of 9 (2+0+1+6) World Tour, spanning North America, Europe and Africa. Her North American portion kicked off this Sat. July 23 at the Northwest World Reggae Fest in Portland and in Seattle on Sunday. Jul 24. The cross-continent run continues in Vancouver, Philadelphia, New York City, Rochester, Ithaca,Read More
VP RECORDS TEAMS UP WITH HOUSE OF MARLEY TO PRESENT REGGAE GOLD 2016 The Annual Summer Soundtrack for the Reggae Masses Will Drop July 22 Pre-Order Available Today (July 1)   VIBE Premieres Album’s Standout Track (Gyptian’s “Jiggle Jiggle”) Exclusively Through Spotify     For over two decades, the popular VP Records’ series consistently delivers the year’s influential hits and showcases musical trends in reggae and dancehall. Available July 22, Reggae Gold 2016 maintains its heralded reputation. Pre-order album now. This year, the reggae powerhouse teams up with the premiere music electronics brand House of Marley to spread the series to the masses. In collaboration with HOM, this year’s eye-popping album artworkRead More
VP RECORDS DELIVERS THE SUMMER SOUNDTRACK FOR REGGAE AND SOCA MASSES WITH THEIR LONG-STANDING ANNUAL SERIES Soca Gold 2016 (Out This Fri. June 24) & Reggae Gold 2016 (Out July 22) For over two decades, the popular VP Records’ series consistently delivers the year’s more influential hits and showcases musical trends in reggae and dancehall. Available July 22, Reggae Gold 2016 maintains its heralded reputation and also features a bonus DJ mix disc by Chromatic Sound, “the taste of Jamaican youth” (The Fader). Jamaican music comes in many forms and facets and continues to push boundaries. Reggae Gold 2016 showcases the island’s diverse range – from dancehall and roots reggae toRead More
VP Records is pleased to announce the welcoming of Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer Jah9 to the family. This week, she unveils “Humble Mi” to the world (out Fri. Jun 24), the first single from her highly-anticipated label debut ‘9’, slated for release on September 9, 2016.   9 | 9 | 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9 “This song was inspired by my whole journey and life unfolding, teaching me that knowing is not the journey because you will always have to know more. The journey is peace, love and balancing the energiesRead More