Caribbean Cultural News Category

Zia’s musical influences are a cross-cultural patchwork of jazz, neo-soul, pop, and retro-dancehall. The layers in her sound are a reflection of her own identity as a mixed woman born in Jamaica to her father from Dominica and mother from Germany. Read More
Out April 19th, Grammy Nominated Reggae Superstar, Grammy Nominated Reggae Superstar, Jah Cure will release his next single “Marijuana” featuring Damian 'Junior Gong' Marley on VP Records, just in time for 4/20.Read More
Following the release of his single “Life”, VP Records is proud to announce that Christopher Martin’s album And Then will be released May 3rd.Read More
L3 Magazine, North America’s #1 Caribbean-Urban publication is making serious noise with the feature of internationally famed EDM DJ, Noise Cans on the front cover of the April, 2019 edition. Interviewed by staff writer Pia Jordine, Noise Cans, signed to Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records, shared his insights on playing music for massive crowds, and producing music for those same crowds to enjoy.  Taking the conversation a step further, Noise Cans explains how and why Sounds such as Stone Love, King Addies and Bodyguard shaped his approach towards performing.  ManyRead More
International reggae/dancehall artist Jahmiel teams up with Jamaican-American rapper, songwriter and television personality Safaree.Read More
VP Records will celebrate Record Store Day 2019 on April 13th at its flagship retail location on Jamaica Avenue in Queens, New York and its store in MiramarRead More
After garnering tremendous traction internationally for their single”Loving You is Easy’ the Reggae Ambassador’s, THIRD WORLD is set to release the official remix featuring Grammy-nominated, Polynesian artist Fiji. Produced by multi-Grammy-award-winning business mogul Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley on Ghetto YouthsInternational, “Loving You is Easy” remix officially releases on all digital platforms worldwide.. As the first single off their upcoming full-length album, to be released later this summer,the original track, ‘Loving You is Easy’ has received international notoriety for their visualand great production. This momentum propelled the interest to remix the single, addinganotherRead More
Spragga Benz, one of Jamaica’s most iconic talents, has another hit on his hands with “Differ.” Anchoring production on “Differ” is Toddla T, the revered genre-bending British DJ on BBC Radio 1, who is also a go-to producer for artists such as Artic Monkeys, Skepta, Roots Manuva and Stefflon Don. The track has been picking up steam since its release in November 2018, spawning an animated lyric video and music video and now a brand new remix with Jamaican powerhouses Sean Paul, Agent Sasco and Chi Ching Ching.  Today, Billboard premieres video for the remix, out Feb  19 on all digital platforms viaRead More
NEW YORK, NY – Following a star-studded launch event at Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records restaurant in Montego Bay on January 30th, Strictly the Best Volumes 58 and 59 debuted at Number 1 and 3 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. With Strictly the Best 58 at number one and 59 at number three, between Julian Marley’s “As I am” at number two, there couldn’t be a better way to launch the 2019 installment of such an iconic piece of VP Records’ history. To further celebrate, other VP titles, Estelle’s “Lover’s Rock”Read More
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN AND RAGING FYAH JOIN VP RECORDS FOR THE UNVEILING OF A REGGAE MUSIC JOURNEY AT SANGSTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Exhibition Chronicles the History of Reggae Music’s Biggest Label Caption: 1st photo: Pictured left to right: Patricia Chin – Founder VP Records and Dr. Rafael Echevarne – CEO MBJ Airports Limited, unveil A Reggae Music Journey exhibit at Sangster International airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica. 2nd photo: Raging Fyah looks at Dennis Brown photo exhibit at MBJ food court 3rd Photo; Christopher Martin sings “Big Deal” after ribbon cutting Photos byRead More