After years of being labeled a "child star" in the dancehall industry, recording artiste, QQ has revamped his image and is showing off a sophisticated new look! His new promotional material sees the singer clad in an all-black ensemble, including a black leather jacket, designer shades, and sporting that perfect five o'clock shadow that women swoon over! --a look that definitely depicts his maturity.
"People grow. It's ok to grow and although some find that difficult to grasp, I'm embracing this growth. I'm expanding and expressing myself and hoping the move will enhance my international profile and propel my career to the next level." The singer says.
The new visual coincides with the release of his new single, Bad Gyal Wine, produced by Kirk 'Kirkledove' Bennett of Kirkledove Records.
QQ, whose given name is Kareem Dawkins, says he's excited about all the opportunities 2015 has to offer and is looking forward to a great year . "I am excited about all my projects for 2015. I will be connecting solidly with my fans this year and Bad Gyal Wine is just one of the few songs I'm getting ready to promote on my North American tour next month. My team believes in me, and together, I believe we'll create a great synergy that can push my music to crossover worldwide."
ZJ Liquid 'RUPPINZ' Dancehall Mixtape Feb 2015
ZJ Liquid 'VYBZ KARTEL 'WORL BOSS' 2014 Mixtape
Roynell "CARLITO" Young, was born in Westmoreland, Negril ,Jamaica. Carlito was twelve years old when his family migrated to Canada. Even though Carlito spent most of his youthful days growing up in Toronto, Canada, he never forgets where he's coming from as his cultural roots of reggae/dancehall music was planted firmly in him while growing up listening to a lot of Shabba Ranks, Burning Spear, Buju Banton, and Sanchez songs.
His high school music teacher became his mentor who recognized Carlito's talent and encouraged Carlito to pursue his musical journey.
Carlito began to perform at local clubs in Toronto and across Canada where he got most of his confidence and experience. Carlito has shared the same stage with Jamaica international artists such as Baby Sham, Wayne Wonder, Spragga Benz Beenie Man and Buju Banton.
In April of 2014 Carlito was Featured on Coast to Coast Making Moves Mixtape Vol 108 and Snow White Productions & Mixtape Yardy's Future Lengends Vol 1.
His latest single Never Been Touched an Blaqscope Record is already heating up the streets.
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Recording artiste Delus has been receiving a lot of support for his single 'Afraid to Love Again'. The single has also sparked much debate on social media from his fans about his personal life. 'Afraid to Love Again' speaks about his heart breaks and relationships and shows a more vulnerable side of the artiste.
He shared "the inspiration for this song was based on true events in my life. Most people who have been in relationships and break up because of infidelity can relate to this song". The single produced by World Union on the 'Four Seasons Riddim' came after the success of 'Another Gal' which was released in January of 2011. 'Another Gal' also spoke about infidelity in relationships but, if you follow the storyline carefully Delus released another single entitled 'Mi Find Her' in December of the same year; now he is afraid to love again!
The Subkonshus signed artiste has since released 'Love Hates You' produced by Broxton Music and let us not forget the popular 'Gallis (From Birth)' single by Blaqk Sheep. When asked about his present relationship status and the releases of these story telling singles he had this to say,
"I honestly had not planned that these songs be released in any particular order; I guess it's just musical destiny. As for my relationship status, I am sure my music will give you updates".
Delus is set to release his EP in March 2015 and possibly the lady interest influencing the lyrics behind his singles.
Live MB Music presents "Vision Riddim". Distributed by digital giants 21st Hapilos Digital, the riddim features the sounds of reggae stars Sizzla, Capleton, Fantan Mojah, Teflon, Khago,Jah Mason, Unstoppable Fyah, Dotto Coppa, Stein and Terry Ganzie featuring Action K. "Vision Riddim" is now available to all music fans on itunes. #iTunes
Blackspyda Records presents multi-talented dancehall star, entrepreneur and philanthropist Aidonia with "Top Killa" on the Fourth Generation Riddim. Black Spyda keen ear for hits hails from his early days as both a radio disc jockey and selecta on a top sound system, this knowledge of music has Blackspyda records responsible for many charting singles. Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, "Top Killa" is now available on itunes. #iTunes
Having secured all of three nominations in the prestigious Youth View Awards (YVA's), 2014 dancehall sensation, Kalado, says he wants to thank all his fans 'Personally'.
It comes as no surprise to those with their fingers on the pulse of the music that the deejay - whose song 'Personally' made serious inroads last year in the psyche of the massives - has been shortlisted in three categories for the chart-topping single. Kalado's name pops up beside Personally in the following slots for the awards show which caters to the "young, hot and hype": Favourite Local Video, Hottest Summer Song and Favourite Local Chart Topping Song.
Produced by DrDre for his DreDay Productions, the song was "marked for success", Kalado insists, adding however, that even he was a bit bowled over by three nominations. "Honestly, I sort of expected some form of recognition….maybe one nomination. When I was told that we got three, I couldn't speak. It is a humbling and an inspiring experience all at once. Big respect to P Square, all Kalado fans everywhere in the world and of course, the production team," he said.
According to Kalado, "From I listened to the riddim, I knew which song would be a perfect fit with the right dancehall mix, so we went full speed ahead," the deejay recalled of the song which went on to become one of the biggest summer anthems for 2014. Personally is listed in the Hottest Summer Song category alongside Miami Vice (Kartel); Holiday Again (Alkaline); Everything Nice (JCapri); Syvah (Ding Dong); So Mi Like It (Spice) and Reserve It (Popcaan).
A great summer song needs an equally great dancing video, one which captures the imagination. Kalado and his team worked this angle with gusto and produced a slick music video which helped to propel the single's success. Personally is vying for the best video alongside So Mi Like It (Spice); Everything Nice (Popcaan); Syvah (Ding Dong) and Who Knows (Protoje featuring Chronixx).
In the category, Favourite Local Chart Topping Song, Kalado is up against Vybz Kartel with two nominations, Kranium and Popcaan.
"All I'm asking my peeps to do is vote," the thrice-nominated Kalado declared.
The Youth View Awards, which has a total of 24 categories covering all areas of entertainment, will be held on February 21, 2015.
Internationally-acclaimed Trinidadian soca star Darryl "Farmer Nappy" Henry drops his new hit for the 2015 Trinidad Carnival season with "Go Do Dat," available worldwide from all major digital retailers on January 19, 2015 from FOX FUSE. Produced by famed Barbadian production collective De Red Boyz and CL Productions, "Go Do Dat" showcases Farmer’s signature groovy vocals fused with a pop, dance-infused rhythm to creative another anthem for the electrifying entertainer.
Farmer Nappy kicked off this year on a very high note after he was crowned with the "Calypso of the Year" award for his blockbuster, groovy soca hit "Big People Party," from the National Action Cultural Committee (NACC) in Macoya, Trinidad in December. He is set to enjoy another fantastic season with several new hits in hand, including "Go Do Dat." The official lyric video for the song debuted today on VEVO.
Dancehall and Reggae Star Future Fambo who recently announced his album deal with American based label Blaze Entertainment Records, is presently in New York on a successful promotional tour and scheduled to perform at the "Be True, Be You" Benefit Concert in Queens, NY on January 23rd, 2015.
Fambo who is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album has recently released two very diverse tracks that have displayed both his versatility and musical evolution. "Bloodclaute Song" for the streets, and "One More Time" a friendly radio hit. The latter to which Fambo will be filming this week.
Written by Future Fambo, Stylez and produced by Stylez and Blahzae of Blaze Entertainment Records, "One More Time" is a musical insight into the star's renewed frame of mind. "Over the years I have been making hit songs, touring, living the celebrity life but never once have I stopped to really say thank you for my blessings. I have made a lot of mistakes in my personal and musical life but this time I will do it right, this time I will be more grateful, this time I do it One More Time."
Although Fambo is busy with interviews and appearances, the artist will take time to film "One More Time" and incorporate his journey. Filmed throughout New York, "One More Time" video is being directed and produced By Stylez and shot by Nigel Angus.
OutAroad Hot Singles Chart also has a huge international following... So Dancehall/reggae songs that are also doing well overseas will be climbing the chart as well ... OutAroad Wi Seh!!!
TW means This Week, LW means Last Week and WOC means Weeks on Chart
TW…LW…WOC - Artiste Name - Song Title - Record Label
1 - 4 - 9 - Vybz Kartel - Without Money - TJ Records - (1week@#1)
2 - 3 - 11 - Kalado - Personally - DreDay Prod. (Move 1 Place Up)
3 - 1 - 11 - Demarco - Good Book - H20 Records (Zj Liquid) - (2weeks@#1)
4 - 7 - 9 - Protoje ft Chronixx - Who Knows - OverStand Ent. - (Move 3 Places Up)
5 - 2 - 12 - Vybz Kartel - Pretty Position (Backas) - Full Charge Records (ZJ Dymond) - (2week@#1)
6 - 8 - 9 - Chronixx - Like A Whistle (Lighters In Air) - Zinc Fence Records (Move 2 Places Up)
7 - 6 - 9 - Vybz Kartel (Addi Innocent) - Nuh Play Wid Fire - Yellow Moon Records - (Falling Off)
8 - 10 - 8 - Tiana - Batty Rider - Fireside Imperial/ChrisRock Music (Move 2 Places Up)
9 - 5 - 15 - JCapri - Reverse It - Head Concussion Records - (Move 2 Places Up) - Falling Off
10 - 14 - 5 - Demarco - Puppytail - Dunwell Productions (Move 4 Places Up)
11 - 9 - 13 - Vybz Kartel - Happy Pum Pum - TJ Records - (1week@#1) - Falling Off
12 - 13 - 6 - Mavado - My Own - H20 Records (Zj Liquid)- (Move 1 Place Up)
13 - 11 - 7 - Vybz Kartel - Do Di Maths - Dunwell Productions - Falling Off
14 - 16 - 4 - Alkaline - How It Feel - DJ Frass Records - (Move 2 Places Up)
15 - 15 - 6 - Kiprich - Loyalty - Dj Frass/OutAroad Records - (Stand Still)
16 - 17 - 4 - Mavado - High Life - Justus JA Production - (Move 1 Place Up)
17 - 18 - 3 - Ding Dong - Syvah - FME Recordings (Move 1 Place Up)
18 - 12 - 15 - Tiana & Vershon - Wine Pon Yuh Vershon - Birchill/Twelve "9" Records - (2weeks@#1) - Falling Off
19 - NEW - 1 - Bling Dawg - Kreecha (Dance) - Star Struck Records
20 - NEW - 1 - Ding Dong - Shampoo - Bassick Records
Top Five Bubblers Out A Road
1 - Alkaline - Anywhere We Go - ZJ Chrome_CR203 Records
2 - Tiana - Balance Pon Mi Head - OutAroad Productions
3 - Akaline - One Inna Dem Head - Yellow Moon Records
4 - Aidonia - Lightening - Yellow Moon Records
5 - Kalado - "Love The Life You Live" - Dre Day Productions