As deejay Konshens continues his mission to place emphasis on the business side of the music business, he recently struck a deal with Khool International to exclusively handle all his bookings in Jamaica.
According to the artiste, he had meetings with a few booking agents and subsequently made the decision to sign with Khool, as he was impressed by the entity’s level of professionalism.
“In discussions, I felt that this was an agency that understands the economic climate we are now living in and takes the needs of the artiste and the promoters into consideration. I didn’t get the impression that they were just all about making a quick buck,” Konshens said of the Ray Alexander-led company.
Khool will also be doing bookings for the artiste in the Caribbean and the rest of the world on a non-exclusive basis, and will be focusing exclusively on all public relations activities concerning Konshens.
Over the past 15 years to the present, Alexander has built up an impressive list of clients. These include artistes such as Anthony B, Anthony Red Rose, Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Ce’Cile, Coco Tea, Da’Ville, Denroy Morgan, Demarco, Elephant Man, Etana, Flippa Mafia, I-Octane, Lady Saw, Macka Diamond, Mad Cobra, Main Street Crew, Queen Ifrica, Shaggy, Spice, Stevie Face, Tanya Stephens, Tony Rebel and the group TOK.
CariVibez launches Gospel Reggae channel featuring music videos from some of the top gospel reggae artists. Gospel reggae "is spiritually refreshing and is a genre on the rise with quality songs and video production".
Historically reggae music has always been of a spiritual nature however the infusion of gospel has taken this spiritualness to a higher level by adding a strong Christian influence. The genre has often been an after thought in mainstream circles but is rapidly gaining momentum and being led by names such as Stitchie, Papa San, Lynette White, and Carlene Davis to name a few. In 2008 Prodigal Son's scorcher "Head Cyaan Hot So", a lyrical response to the crime situation that had plague Jamaica, made international headlines and was a regular on many charts. A sign of the increasing popularity is also present on CariVibez as Lypher's 'Make One" is currently occupies the #10 spot on the CariVibez/DJ Res-Q Top Twenty Music Video Charts.
The Gospel Reggae Channel will provide an alternative viewing option for fans looking for a musical message of a more spiritual nature. Artists, their representatives, and directors who wish to add their work to this channel should email a high resolution (HD .mov or .mp4) download link to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
by JJSaidIt Staff
Incarcerated rapper T.I. could have avoided his stint in jail - his wife TAMEKA ‘TINY’ COTTLE offered to “take the fall” for the star, but confesses “it wasn’t able to be done”.
The Live your Life hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., has been in and out of prison over the past year and is currently serving an 11-month sentence in Arkansas for violating his probation following a drug arrest in September (10).
the hip-hop star was jailed in November (10) after he and Cottle were detained by police officers who allegedly found drugs during a search of the couple’s car.
Cottle has now opened up about the circumstances surrounding the arrest, revealing she was willing to go to prison to help the star avoid another jail sentence.
she tells XXL magazine, “I feel like, if you don’t know the details on it, you can’t say I could take the fall. If I could have, I would have said, ‘Well, yeah, that’s me.’
“But it wasn’t able to be done. And for one, there were other people, other friends in the car that could have taken the fall, but it couldn’t happen.
“It’s time-out for any nonsense. We know what to do now. Not that we didn’t then, but things happen. He’s never gonna go back to jail. We can’t have that.”
The R&B singer confesses to being a sexual masochist, something she is not proud of but believes to be the result of abuse she received as a child.
R&B pop sensation Rihanna will fill the front page of the next edition of Rolling Stone magazine, within whose pages she makes some revealing confessions about her sex-life: "I live feeling like I'm somebody's girl," says the singer.
In a totally spontaneous and honest way, Rihanna opens up to the publication about her most intimate secrets: "I love to be tied up and spanked," she reveals.
"Using whips and chains is too planned... you have to stop and look for the whip. I prefer them to use their hands," she adds.
During the interview the singer also says she has to make so many decisions on a daily basis, that in her private life she likes to feel like someone else is in charge. She also declares herself a masochist, something she confesses to not being very proud of, but which she attributes to the abuse she suffered as a child.
Rihanna tells Rolling Stoneshe was just nine years old the first time she saw her father smoke crack: "I was always terrified on Friday because he could come home drunk. That was payday, and half of it went on alcohol," says the artist.
Unbelievable as it may seem, Rihanna says she lives on a diet of chips, cheetohs and KFC, though she is fully aware of the damage this could have: "your tits and ass are the first to go".
Did Have List is no gimmicks, it’s an educating floss, says Flippa Flossing King, Flippa Mafia, in his latest tune discusses what he labels the “did have list” and while it appears to be just another gimmicks song, the deejay says he couldn’t be any more serious.
“I watch the people in the dancehall and see how some of them move from nothing to something and back to zero and it’s really disturbing. You can never imagine the type of money some of these artistes earn and you would be equally surprised to learn how much a dem bruk right now,” the deejay who took flossing to a new level stated.
It is for this reason that Flippa says he is on a “educating floss”. He explains that he wants the youths to look, listen and learn so that they don’t make the same mistakes of some of their ‘idols’ and end up on the ‘did have list’
“Just take a look and see how many artistes did have this and did have that. Why they don’t have it now?” he quizzed.
“Because dem don’t floss with sense,” answered Flippa, whose flossing antics have seen him throwing money - including US dollars and pound sterling - into the crowd as he pops champagne on stage and sprinkles it around.
But, to be fair to Flippa, he has always maintained that he has set his house in order as a matter of priority and has often criticized those who own numerous pairs of Gucci shoes, for example, but don’t own a king-sized bed.
Upcoming dancehall artiste Versatile who was recently billed to perform on a show in Portland is now admitted in the hospital after a bloody engagement with thugs backstage.
According to his Manager Romeich, Versatile was getting ready to enter the stage when a group of guy standing at the stage entrance tried to block him from entering the stage…However after his performance the same guys attacked him hitting him in the head with a bottle, Versatile then fell to the ground by then he was hit again in the head with another bottle, he then attempted to elevate his self from off the ground when one of the guys stabbed him below the rib.
Versatile his more popular known for tracks such as Bank Inna Mi Pocket and My Year.
Versatile latest release so far his Thank You Mommy on the Grace And Gratitude Riddim which was produced by his manager Romeich. The riddim also features songs from Alaine, Christopher Martin, Bugle, TOK, Teflon, Junior X, Ryan Mark, Omari & Danhue, Keida, To-Isis and Flammable.
Rap sensation Nicki Minaj gave her mentor and tourmate Lil Wayne a night to remember on Sunday, when she treated him to a sexy lapdance during their concert in New York.
The stars took their I Am Music II trek to Long Island for the first of two dates at Nassau Coliseum and gave fans an eyeful during Minaj's set, when she decided against pulling a lucky fan up onstage for her concert stunt - and instead chose to bump and grind against a smiling Wayne.
Before launching into her verse on Sean Kingston's reggae tune Letting Go (Dutty Love), she told the hip-hop star, "You got the big moves, legs open, hands behind your back, mouth shut. Let's go!"
But the raunchy dance proved a little too much for the Lollipop star - he fell off his chair as soon as Minaj completed the cheeky routine.
The lapdance wasn't the only surprise at the gig - rapper Busta Rhymes joined Wayne onstage for their parts on the Chris Brown track Look At Me Now, although the R&B singer was not present for the performance.
The tour stop marked Wayne's first live show in the Big Apple since walking free from the city's tough Rikers Island prison last year. The star served an eight-month term for a weapons possession charge.
Ever Since going public with story about a robbery attempt and alleged attack on his life, Dancehall artiste Bramma has received overwhelming support from not only fans but fellow artistes, musician and members of the industry locally and internationally; of whom he wish to thank publicly.
Bramma released a track voicing his opinion of the ordeal entitled, ‘Nuh Trus People’ on the Peppa Riddim produced by Steven McGregor ; that heats up the Dancehall when selected. The track has been getting multiple spins on almost all local stations.
The feedback Bramma claim is encouraging and plans are now afoot to produce a video which he hope to have in rotation on all local television and cable stations by the end of April. “Fans are cognizant of the fact that ‘Nuh Trus People’ is a reality” says Bramma, “so to relate to such a song comes natural, you don’t haffi mek trouble, trouble finds you”. This in explaining why he thinks the song is so popular and earn the tremendous uproar it gets when selected in the Dancehall.
OutAroad Weekly Top Ten Reggae Chart
TW LW WOC ARTIST -- TITLE -- LABEL
01 (01) (07) Busy Signal -- Comfort Zone - Penthouse - (2wks@#1)
02 (03) (06) Chuck Fenda -- Good Man In Your Life – Penthouse
03 (04) (05) Nesbeth -- A Nuh Suh Mi Want Live - Jan Biggs Production
04 (02) (08) Tarrus Riley -- Protect The People - Don Corleon - (2wks@#1)
05 (06) (03) Ikaya -- Hard Way - Out A Road Records
06 (07) (02) Alaine -- Your Are Me - 1 Thirty 1 Records
07 (09) (01) Queen I-frica -- In Times Like These - 2 Hard Music
08 (10) (01) Romain Virgo -- Taking You Home – Penthouse
09 NEW) (0) Buju Banton -- Innocent - Gargamel Music
10 (NEW) (0) Stevie Face -- Thank You For Loving Me - Penthouse
TOP FIVE BUBBLERS
1 Protoje ft Ki-mani Marley -- Rasta Love - Don Corleon
2 Etana -- People Talk - VP Records
3 Vybz Kartel -- Yea Though I Walk – Human Rights Production
4 Tiana -- Don’t Trust Dem - CashFlow Records
5 Anthony Cruz -- Only The Father - John John/Shan Shan
VIEW PREVIOUS #1 SONGS AT THIS LINK OutAroad Top 20
Rihanna is reportedly considering moving in with new love Colin Farrell, according to sources.
The pop superstar and Hollywood icon have been romantically linked for the past two months. Rihanna met Colin when they both appeared on a British talk show in December. The pair hit it off straight away and decided to swap cell phone numbers.
Now, insiders have extended on these rumours, suggesting the union is increasing in intensity.
"Rihanna's told friends she's so in love with Colin that she's thinking about moving in with him. They've already said 'I love you' to each other, and Colin asked her last week if she'd like to live with him. Rihanna seems really keen," the source told more! magazine.
Rihanna split from baseball star Matt Kemp towards the end of the year, with her hectic schedule thought to be part of the reason for the breakup. It is thought the Barbadian's busy life is occasionally proving a stumbling block in her new relationship, meaning the blossoming romance sometimes falters.
"Rihanna's got a crazy work schedule, so seeing him has been tricky. But she seems to really like Colin, so she flew for four hours just to have dinner with him. Rihanna says it was totally worth it to see Colin - she just can't get enough of him," they added.
Alley Cat had the crowd singing line for line as he reeled hits after hits from his catalog at the South Florida Dancehall Awards (SOFLO) this past weekend.
His 10 minutes stint was short but energetic and spicy! Opening with "Party Spree" from his new "Dancehall KNowledge Vol 2" album, it energized the crowd with a combination of riddim and lyrics, he then stepped it up a notch with a medley of songs, from "Girls Tour" to "Hot Gal" to "Key Fi The Lexus", "Moggle Glammer Gal" to "No Bow Games".
The hyped crowd was feeding from Alley Cat's energy when he then cooled it down with "Why,Why" which had everyone singing along to the chorus.
Alley Cat aka Imperial was awarded amongst other for his "CONSISTENCY IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS".
VOICE MAIL, ZJ LIQUID, MACKA DIAMOND, ALOZADE, KIP RICH AND SOPHIA SQUIER were some of the many artists who were in attendance. Proceeds from the show will go to a fund for "RAVERS CLAVERS" dancer Ricardo Gordon aka "MUNDO" who is suffering from a Kidney condition and will need to undergo a Kidney transplant surgery to save his life.
To support Japan's earthquake relief, Japanese sound system and ambassador of Reggae music Mighty Crown and their management team Irish and Chin, are calling on the Reggae community and all people for help. Namely, Mighty Crown and Irish and Chin, with support from VP Records and media partner Irie Jam Radio, are staging "Reggae 4 Japan" on Thursday, April 21 at York College in Queens, New York. Slated to feature top Reggae music acts, the benefit concert's proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake Relief.
The country of Japan has experienced great devastation and crisis as a result of the earthquake, subsequent tsunami, nuclear power plant explosions and partial meltdown. Japan is in great need of aid as they deal with the aftermath of recent horrific events.
Mighty Crown, who was in Japan at the time of the Earthquake, witnessed the impact of the disaster on their homeland. Passionate about aiding Japan, Mighty Crown reached out to the Reggae community and they responded without hesitation. It's clear that Reggae music is a universal music and force that unites all people. Just as Japan wholeheartedly supports Reggae music and culture, the Reggae music industry/fans support Japan. "In this life, it's all about helping each other....when one is in trouble -- you reach out and help," says Masta Simon, co-owner of Mighty Crown. "I am forever grateful for the support of the Reggae community in this effort......with such a great need for relief in Japan, I am calling out to all people to help." "Regardless of one's connection to Japan -- be it Reggae music, electronics, automotives, fashion, etc. -- I am calling on everyone to come out and support," Masta Simon adds passionately.
OutAroad.com Top 20 Hot Singles Chart
TW means This Week, LW means Last Week and WOC means Weeks on Chart
TW - LW - WOC Artiste Name ----- Song Title ---- Record Label
01 - 02 - (10) Mavado - Stulla - ZJ Chrome
02 - 01 - (10) Vybz Kartel - Dumpa Truck - ZJ Chrome - (2wks@#1)
03 - 03 - (09) I-Octane Nuh Love Inna Dem - Cashflow Records
04 - 04 - (09) I-Octane - Puff It - Cashflow Records
05 - 05 - (11) Spice - Jim Screechie - Equinoxx Production
06 - 07 - (09) D-Major, Busy Signal & Richie Loop - Scikron Entertainment
07 - 08 - (09) Konshens - Gal Dem Ahh Talk - D&H/SubKonshus
08 - 10 - (09) Tiana - Cant Talk Bad Bout Mi - D&H/SubKonshus
09 - 11 - (07) Vybz Kartel - Cake Soap - Adidjaheim/Notnice
10 - 12 - (07) Mavado - Warn Dem - Dj Frass Production
11 - 06 - (12) Movado - When U Feel Lonely - Daseca Productions - (1wk@#1)
12 - 13 - (08) Shaggy ft Alaine - For Your Eyes Only - Ki-Licious Music
13 - 15 - (05) Demarco - I Love My Life - Star Kutt Pro
14 - 16 - (02) Vybz Kartel - Dancehall Hero - ZJ Chrome
15 - 09 - (13) Mavado - Messiah - Chimney Records - (1wk@#1)
Polite and polished, this fresh-face DJ exudes confidence that makes him instantly likeable. But I-Octane is slow to let it all go to his head, "I have to work twice as hard now more than ever. I have no time for an ego trip." The singjay is turning up the heat with not one but seven (7) new singles, one with Richie Stephens and another with Zamunda.
Additionally, the singjay is currently rehearsing for the remainder of his "My Life" tour dates and recording singles that will appear on his much anticipated album later this year, I-Octane assures fans that "I am not going anywhere anytime soon. I will continue to make positive music. . . . .siq!"
Mavado has once again proved to be the go-to man for big name US urban acts, with his starring role on DJ Khaled's monstrous megamix of hit single "Welcome to My Hood," featuring Gully Gad alongside no less than 11 of the biggest names in Rap.
The original version of Welcome to My Hood features Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Plies and T-Pain but DJ Khaled gathered an all-star cast for the remix that reads like a Who's Who of rap over the last decade. Mavado lines up with Ludacris, T Pain, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Birdman, Ace Hood, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Bun B, Game and Waka Flocka on the remix, with Mavado arriving 5th on the track.
"Everybody's saying they love Mavado's verse," says Def Jam South President DJ Khaled. "The remix has been getting crazy reaction and rotation since it dropped and the Gully Gad is a big part of that. I'm a big fan of Mavado's and his flava on the record just adds that different edge."
Plans are already underway for a video to be shot for the remix, which is a staggering 7 minutes long, but since Mavado is presently unable to travel to the US his part will be specially shot in Jamaica by a local director and slotted in.
By Sekret Agent
Recently Rihanna and Ciara had a quarrel on Twitter which got them tuns of press with one media house defines it as the #1 Twitter celebrity face off. However, Bounty Killer and Mr. Lex have dethroned Rihanna and Ciara of the #1 spot with their recent Twitter Face Off.
The face off was the talk of the day by regular users on Twitter which even escalated to Black Berry with several persons blasting the tweets from Mr. Lex and Bounty Killer.
Below are a few of the tweets by both deejay
Bounty Killer @mrlexx…Bout Killer n Ele telling ppl nuh play yu song when p*ssy juice rotten out yu throat u nuh sound good again dadda sound better
Mr Lex @grunggaad...U know how much time me get juggling wid both a dem song an mi neva tell a discJock or selector say don't play dem... Nope Not Never
Bounty Killer @mrlexx…Unuh tell a bwoy nuh call mi name and go shave him tongue and do pop smear baby germs a kill him throat so him voice gone!!!
Mr Lex @grunggaad...Ahahaaha my tongue long? Dats really gay dude
Mek we talk bout dat since we on di topic... U trace off di whole biz, who an u neva trace yet? U have multiple
Chris Brown's morning-show meltdown isn't doing his reputation any favors. But could it possibly impact his freedom? Or his comeback efforts?
Brown is, after all, still on probation for his attack on Rihanna. How would his trashing of the Good Morning America dressing room affect that? And ABC has been hyping his appearance on next week's Dancing With the Stars-has he now been uninvited after his outburst?
We did some digging and here's what we learned.
MORE: Chris had troubling incidents before Rihanna
First off, the facts: Brown didn't take to kindly to being peppered with questions about his assault on Rihanna. After he wrapped his interview with Robin Roberts, he stormed back to his dressing room and smashed a window, raining glass over 43rd Street near Times Square.
Sources told E! News that plainclothes detectives did visit the scene after seeing reports on the broken glass in the media. However, the official line from the NYPD is that officers were not called, no police report has been filed and no charges are forthcoming.
Etana celebrates the release of her Billboard charted album, Free Expressions with an official launch party in Florida. This Sunday the reggae singer takes centre stage at the chic and plush, Euro Nightclub in Fort Lauderdale. The song bird will showcase her latest ballads live in concert. Patrons will enjoy a double treat, as Reggae’s reigning international act, Gyptian shows his support with a special guest performance.
Gyptian and Etana are scheduled to commence the first leg of their highly anticipated tour this May in California. Both acts are confirmed to perform in Santa Cruz, Fairfax, San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles. Prior to hitting the West Coast, Etana heads to South America in April with shows in Beunos Aires, Cordoba, Neuquen, Mar Del Plata, Salvador, Colonia del Sacramento and Rio De Janiero. These stops are all in an effort to promote her VP Records disc, Free Expressions.
Click to watch the video People Talk
Free Expressions has been riding high on the Billboard chart for the past four weeks. Presently Etana is the only female listed on the reggae album chart; dubbed The Strong One she stands firm among her male counterparts. The record has been receiving rave reviews worldwide and includes her hits: August Town, Free, Happy Heart and Heartbroken. People Talk is the latest single to be released, the song is produced by industry veteran, Clifton “Specialist” Dillon and Rohan Dwyer. The video was directed by ace music director, Asha Mchail of Fareye films. The visuals tell the true to life story of Etana's determination to succeed against all odds in her music career.
Doc (M.D) Entertainment recording artiste Fyakin is forcing the reggae world to sit up and pay attention with the sweet-sounding “Make Sweet Love”, a gem of a song in heavy rotation on FM radio.
“The response has been tremendous, especially on Facebook and Myspace. My relatives in the US have said they have been hearing the song on the underground stations up there, so who knows, it could crossover with the right kinda push,” Fyakin said.
The silky smooth single hit the #20 spot on the HYPE TV Top 20 charts this week. Fyakin's visibility has picked up in recent weeks he is one of the top acts on this year’s RE TV/Coke Zero school tour, and he will be performing on this Tuesday's leg of the tour on March 22nd. The Coke/RETV School Tour launched at the Norman Manley High School, then had performances at Marcus Garvey High School and then the BB Coke High School.
OutAroad Weekly Top Ten Reggae Chart
TW LW WOC ARTIST -- TITLE -- LABEL
01 (02) (06) Busy Signal -- Comfort Zone - Penthouse
02 (01) (07) Tarrus Riley -- Protect The People - Don Corleon
03 (03) (05) Chuck Fenda -- Good Man In Your Life – Penthouse
04 (05) (04) Nesbeth -- A Nuh Suh Mi Want Live - Jan Biggs Production
05 (04) (09) J. Boog -- Let's Do It Again – Don Corleon
06 (07) (02) Ikaya -- Hard Way - Out A Road Records
07 (08) (01) Alaine -- Your Are Me - 1 Thirty 1 Records
08 (06) (08) I-Octane -- No More - DJ Frass
09 (NEW) (0) Queen I-frica -- In Times Like These - 2 Hard Music
10 (NEW) (0) Romain Virgo -- Taking You Home – Penthouse
TOP FIVE BUBBLERS
1 Stevie Face -- Thank You For Loving Me - Penthouse
2 Anthony Cruz -- Only The Father - John John/Shan Shan
3 Vybz Kartel -- Yea Though I Walk – Human Rights Production
4 Tiana -- Don’t Trust Dem - CashFlow Records
5 T’Nez -- Cant Stop Mi - CashFlow Records
VIEW PREVIOUS #1 SONGS AT THIS LINK OutAroad Top 20
(CNN) -- Hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean was recovering Sunday after he was shot in the hand, his publicist said.
Spokeswoman Cindy Tanenbaum said Jean, who was in Haiti, was shot in Port-au-Prince on Saturday -- on the eve of the country's presidential runoff vote.
The wound was superficial and "he is doing well," Tanenbaum said.
Jean suffered the wound soon after stepping out of his car to talk on his phone, according to Gerry Andre, his spokesman in Haiti.
"He heard a gunshot, then he saw his right-hand palm was bleeding," Andre said.
Jean was treated by a doctor at a hospital and released, Tanenbaum said.
Andre said it was not clear if Jean was a target of the shooting. "I cannot accuse anybody," Andre said.
The police investigation was stalled by Jean's refusal to speak to police about the incident, according to Garry Desrosiers, a spokesman for the Haitian national police.
Jean has been helping the presidential campaign of popular musician Michel Martelly, who is on the ballot against former first lady Mirlande Manigat in Sunday's pivotal presidential runoff election.
By C. Vernon Coleman
Young Money rapper Drake drew the ire of Jamaican authorities but escaped arrest with a warning after breaking Jamaica's strict policy of no cursing on stage, at a recent concert.
According to reports, Drizzy was performing at Brit Jam 2011 as artist Movado's guest when he apperantly yelled out the phrase, "blood clot" (considered profanity on the island) while on stage.
The rapper was let off easy and issued a warning and not arrested.
Jamaica has a very strict policy against cursing on stage.
This isn't the first time artists have been reprimanded for not adhering to this mandate .
Beenie Man, Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule have all faced charges for breaking the island's anti-profanity policy.
If you read Cali P’s official bio, he says that he is lyrical ‘faya,’ but there are some who don’t agree with that single word description! For many, Cali P is more than lyrical fyah; he’s a truth teller, a nation builder, and female empowerer, all within the strides of music and entertainment.
Originally born in Switzerland and raised between Switzerland and Guadeloupe, this Reggae and Dancehall artist speaks to and for the Caribbean and African diaspora as he regularly chants that we are all one with no division. These lyrics are evidenced in the song “Roll Deep” where the artist proudly states “we roll deep, and when we flex then we flex with the flex of the West Indies …” and goes on to sing “some call it West Indies, some say Caribbean, some call it yaad, but inna mih heart mih know we ah real African!”
In addition to being an incredible entertainer, Cali P is also an astute business man. Partnering with medal earning ski giant Tanner Hall, sound selector turned record producer Anil "Phantom" Montaque and movie producer Eric Iberg, this foursome run Inspired Music Concepts which is responsible for hit records including "No Time" and “Like A Lion (Hotsteppa)” which were used in the soundtrack for the movie ‘Like A Lion’. In Switzerland the combination "As one" between Cali P and Switzerland's top rapper Stress, which was also co-produced by Inspired Music Concepts, is currently enjoying regular radio and TV play.
The infectious Shutah Films directed Flirtation Medley Video has been dominating the #1 spot for the past three weeks on the New York Based CariVibez Web TV Top 20 Music Videos Countdown Chart…hosted by Dj Res-Q.
While the Flirtation Medley dominates the #1 spot Protoje controls the #2 two position with Rasta Love ft Ky-Mani Marley and Tiana holds down the #3 spot with Cant Talk Bad Bout Mi.
The Flirtation Medley which features Konshens, Tiana, Andrew & Wada Blood, Sotto Bless and a clip of Vybz Kartel song at the end was also featured on Worldstarhiphop.com one of America's leading entertainment outlets for regular updates on R&B and Hip Hop videos. The Flirtation Medley got over 200,000 views in its first week.
The Flirtation Riddim was produced by OutAroad.com's CEO Carlington Wilmot while the songs were mixed by Miami based engineer Maroon.
Five Star Records recording artiste Baby Chris has attracted the attention of international record label Bad Boy Records after A&R talent scouts heard his breakout dancehall song, What Did I Do, being played by DJ Nore on Power 105.1.
He performed for the scouts in a listening session and they were blown away by his charisma, onstage presence and his crystal clear vocals.
"Based on their reaction, I know I did well, who knows where this might lead, maybe I could get an endorsement contract, do some modellingfor them. They said I have the image, the swagger, the style, and as the girls dem would say, the pretty face. Is not all about the music for them, yuh can end up doing a lot of stuff," Baby Chris said in an interview.s
Baby Chris was invited to appear at several major radio stations such as Power 105.1 with Garry G, 95.9, Fire Redz, Linkage Radio, Royal Radio, and BCAP Network. Baby Chris only recently returned to Jamaica from a one-month tour with I-Octane where they made stops in places such as Texas, California, Chicago, Miami, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Brooklyn, and Bronx.
In 2008 deejay Konshens announced that he was a Winner … and many will agree that he was definitely on point. Smoothly transitioning from upcoming artiste to established act, throughout the past three years the artiste has been making conscious moves musically and his recent single, Forward is a testament to this.
Replete with no-nonsense lyrics, this up-tempo song with the highly infectious beat is in-your-face in a respectful way, and clearly speaks to the artiste keeping his focus and making huge strides in his career. Konshens declares that he is ready to “drop every link whe no have no ambition” as he moves “forward, forward”. And he is also ready to kick off any door - “no more knocking/time fi kick off door” - that has prevented him from moving forward.
Of course, on another level, Forward a Cash Flow production on the Bus Stop Riddim, is also a money tune. But Konshens acknowledges this in the line - If you tiad fi hear money song/ lock off a di money programme.
The Edge Agency, a new venture formed by Julian Jones-Griffith and Rahim Visram, is proud to announce the roll out of the SKIP TO MY LUU TOUR 2011, one of the biggest Dancehall tours of recent times. With 36 confirmed dates, with more likely to be added, the tour kicks off this Saturday at Windsor University's annual Sports Weekend.
SKIP TO MY LUU TOUR stars an eclectic and energetic mix of what Dancehall has to offer. Producer/Musician/Artiste Serani has had phenomenal success over the last three years, including a good measure of crossover success with his hits No Games, She Loves Me and Skip to My Luu, as well as a slew of Dancehall smashes such as Study People, Stinkin Rich and Mama Still Hungry. Touring the US, Canada, Europe, Caribbean and UK, Serani has built a solid fan base with his exciting live set that has already ensured him longevity in the game.
Ding Dong first found fame as a dancer but has had major impact with hit songs Badman Forward, Skip to My Luu and smash hit Holiday. Ding Dong is known as one of the best dancers ever to come out of Jamaica, having been responsible for the invention of many signature moves that have caught fire across dance-floors worldwide. His live performance is a hot mix of music and movement and fans can expect nothing but energy from Ding Dong on this tour.
Organizers of the recently concluded Excellence in Music & Entertainment Awards (EME), disclosed today that award recipients who were not present at the 7th annual presentation ceremony at Devon House in Kingston on March 12 will not receive the actual trophies this year.
“The executive committee of the EME Awards made the unanimous decision that award recipients who were in Jamaica at the time of the event and who choose not to attend the event or send a representative to collect the award(s) on their behalf, have forfeited their rights to the trophy. We realize this is an unprecedented decision but after careful consideration, we feel this is the right decision and something that must be done to protect the integrity and longevity of the event” founder and CEO Richard ’Richie B’ Burgess said.
“The EME awards was conceived to honor and recognize the accomplishments of our own local reggae/dancehall stars in categories such as DJ of the Year, Best New Artist, Vocalist of the Year, Producer of the Year and the new category Artist of the Decade. If those being honored don't see the need to attend or participate in the process, then they do not deserve to receive the award. Respect goes both ways. It is as simple as that” he reiterated.
Burgess said Shaggy and Wayne Wonder’s appeal to their peers to support the ‘local artistes and local music' points to a bigger problem in the industry.
“It is sad when international acts like Trina or Eve commit to travel to Jamaica, just so they can be here to collect their awards, while our own reggae stars chose to stay home. This is a symptom of a bigger problem in our industry that has to be addressed sooner than later. The industry is on a downward spiral. If corrective actions are not take immediately, we stand to back pedal on some of the significant strides that were made by those who preceded us in the industry” he noted.
Platinum Camp Classic and Zojak World Wide are pleased to present the release of Old School Reggae Hits by Super Cat, now available on iTunes and a variety of fine e-tailers worldwide.
Super Cat is known as one of dancehall's best artists, and this album is strong evidence as to why. Every song on this release is an instantly recognizable classic both to longtime dancehall fans as well as casual listeners. Anthems like Boops, Cry Fi Di Youth, History, Experience Lover and Trash & Ready still create the same excited response from crowds as they did at the time of their release.
Fans know Super Cat as one of the first dancehall artists to cross over into mainstream American music working with artists like the Notorious BIG, Mary J. Blige, India Arie and Sugar Ray. This has allowed Cat's music to reach listeners in 3 decades from all backgrounds and walks of life. Conscious, sometimes controversial, and always entertaining, Super Cat is truly one of the legends of Dancehall music. For those looking to have some of his classic music in their collection, Old School Reggae Hits is a must-have.
With the tragic news of the earthquake & tsunami in Japan, UK dancehall star Gappy Ranks found himself right in the middle of it (We’ve now updated with more info). Thankfully, Gappy is safe and well, but our thoughts and prayers are going out to the dancehall artist and everyone involved in this tragic situation.
After starting his trip the day before (following good luck messages from Toddla T and Lady Chann amongst others), leaving Heathrow on a direct flight to begin his tour of one of the World’s understated dancehall nations, he would have no idea what was awaiting him when he landed.
We followed his tweets throughout the morning, giving us a first person account of what it was like in the midst of the unexpected natural disaster, just five hours after his flight landed. Here’s the transcript of Gappy’s tweets and Facebook updates in the chronological order. Heavy shit.
I Was Just In A Earthquake In Japan - Jeezam
Japan Tun Up - Don’t F@ck Wid Mama Nature
Dem Seh Tsunami Warning Yah Now
Me Nah Lie Bout Sh*t Like That - I Was Just In A Earthquake - I’m Ok Thoe - I Think!!!!!
People A Die
we ok..we haffi go inna de street wid de people…but dem seh it nah over
It Start Again…Aftershocks Like Crazy - Ratiddddddddd
Japaneses dancehall promoters and selectors Crossfire Unity Sound then had a blessed tweet for our boys Gappy and Taranchyla, who was scheduled to be touring with Gappy, after they helped them amongst the carnage that was unfolding:
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Last night Chelsea Handler sat down with Rihanna in Australia. They patted butt’s to say hello, Rihanna wore a long-sleeve sheath and enormous, suffocating wig. Mostly Chelsea, who doesn’t understand reggae time, wanted to know why Rihanna invited her to her birthday party a couple weeks ago but didn’t bother to say hello or participate in the situation till way late, well after Chelsea left. As consolation Rihanna offered that it was a Sunday night, she doesn’t remember what time anything happened, that it was fun because eventually they “kind of let everybody in.”
This established, Chelsea asked why are there no black people in Australia. Rihanna’s belabored conclusion? It’s actually extraordinary when you see black folks in Australia, you actually notice it, “they’re usually really dark, which is beautiful.” They talked more about beautiful skin and Rihanna’s Nivea campaign before things got real. Around 6:30 in this clip, Rihanna confesses to getting drunk on the first date. Without pause Chelsea says it’s important to be drunk in all situations, then struggles to understand Rihanna’s woozy promise that “there’s no judgment” again boozing on her end.
OutAroad.com Top 20 Hot Singles Chart
TW means This Week, LW means Last Week and WOC means Weeks on Chart
TW - LW - WOC Artiste Name ----- Song Title ---- Record Label
01 - 01 - (09) Vybz Kartel - Dumpa Truck - ZJ Chrome - (2wks@#1)
02 - 03 - (09) Mavado - Stulla - ZJ Chrome
03 - 04 - (08) I-Octane Nuh Love Inna Dem - Cashflow Records
04 - 06 - (08) I-Octane - Puff It - Cashflow Records
05 - 07 - (10) Spice - Jim Screechie - Equinoxx Production
06 - 02 - (11) Movado - When U Feel Lonely - Daseca Productions - (1wk@#1)
07 - 08 - (08) D-Major, Busy Signal & Richie Loop - Scikron Entertainment
08 - 10 - (08) Konshens - Gal Dem Ahh Talk - D&H/SubKonshus
09 - 05 - (12) Mavado - Messiah - Chimney Records - (1wk@#1)
10 - 11 - (08) Tiana - Cant Talk Bad Bout Mi - D&H/SubKonshus
11 - 14 - (06) Vybz Kartel - Cake Soap - Adidjaheim/Notnice
12 - 12 - (06) Mavado - Nuh Fraid A Dem – Dj Frass Production
13 - 13 - (07) Shaggy ft Alaine - For Your Eyes Only - Ki-Licious Music
14 - 09 - (12) Vybz Kartel - Touch A Button Nuh - TJ Records - (2wks@#1)
15 - 16 - (04) Demarco - I Love My Life – Star Kutt Pro
The beginning of 2011 has brought many surprises and victories for well known reggae/dancehall artiste Teflon who after acquiring a new management team and revamping his whole self image in order to rebuild his career is finally beginning to come into his own. With tours throughout the United States, Europe and other neighboring islands scheduled for this coming summer and early winter respectively, he will surely become a contender for the best come back or most improved artiste for 2011.
The energetic dj has also been getting strong rotations with major radio stations in Jamaica and overseas such as IRIE FM, ZIP, FAME FM, HITZ 92 AND RJR, Orlando 102 Jamz, New York Irie Jam, Atlanta Flavaradio, Miami 99 Jamz, Tellstream, BBC Xtra ICR, Lightening G Radio, Bangradio, and Whoa FM, especially with his smash hit single "Matey Anthem" which is getting a lot of media attention as well as airplay. He has also been in the studio voicing for producers such as Digital One Production, Loud Disturbance, Bread Back, and Romich Records.
The anticipated OutAroad Hits Vol.2 is now available worldwide on iTunes and several other on-line digital distribution stores.
This 17 track compilation features songs from Vybz Kartel, Konshens, Tiana, Andrew & Wada Blood, Sunshine, Sotto Bless and a few bonus tracks from Aidonia, Kiprich, Bramma, Delus and Delly Ranx.
The OutAroad Hits Vol.2 was also made possible with the help of Lion Path Music who co-produced the Flirtation Buss Out along with Media House OutAroad.com Production.
The Compilation features hits such as Vybz Kartel's Inna Yuh Remix, Konshens' Sort out Yourself Remix and Tiana's Cant Talk Bad Bout Mi (Soca Version) which was originally done on the Trailer Reloaded riddim.
SONG #1 ON FOUR CHARTS SIMULTANEOUSLY
Reggae star I Octane topped the BBC 1xtra dancehall charts this week with his breakout hit, Nuh Love Inna Dem on the Cashflow Records label, ahead of top flight artistes Khago, Mavado and Vybz Kartel.
The song is simultaneously number one on the Toronto Radio Dubplate chart, HYPE TV’s Top 20 chart and the Jamaica Music Countdown charts, underlining the artiste’s rise as one of the most popular local reggae artistes.
I Octane has secured nominations in four categories in the International Reggae & World Music Award ("IRAWMA") awards’ 30th Anniversary celebrations which will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA) in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
He is nominated in the categories of Best Music Video, Best New Entertainer, Most Promising Entertainer and Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer.
The singjay has also received nominations in four categories in the Excellence in Music and Entertainment ("EME") Awards. Those categories are Song of the Year ("My Life"), Culture Artist of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Singjay of the Year. The seventh annual staging of the Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards is set to take place on Saturday, March 12, 2011 on the East Lawns of the historical Devon House in Kingston.
OUTAROAD'S MODEL OF THE WEEK
DASECA Productions have whipped up a musical tempest with their latest project - Category 5 Riddim. Set for official release next week, Friday March 18, via Amazon, iTunes and all digital stores, Category 5 finds the production powerhouse using the melodic sounds of an acoustic Guitar infused into the main stem of this riddim to create an infectious sound that has you reaching for the repeat button.
Dancehall A-Listers Mavado, Serani, I-Octane and Bugle are joined by "got next" artists Kibaki and new sensation out of DASECA's camp - Seaview's own Dexta Daps, on the first 6 tracks set for release.
It was around this time last year DASECA were scoffed at and frowned upon in some circles for releasing their Genesis riddim straight to iTunes, boosted by exclusive radio premiers, rather than the well-trodden road of just an email blast. Within days the buzz in the build up to the Genesis release proved to be a game-changer and many producers subsequently followed suit. It was indeed a Genesis for the Jamaican music industry as the musical landscape is now dominated by iTunes/digital releases.
Deejay Konshens has arisen. He is talking - and living - the talk of the musically conscious. It may sound simple, but in reality this is a tremendous feat for the young artiste who’s 2005 single Pon Di Corner thrust him into an international spotlight for which he was ill-prepared.
That song, a combination with his older brother Delus, worked its way across the continents and claimed the number one slot in Japan. This prompted a one-month tour of that country and the release of an album exclusively for the Japanese market in 2006.
“The first time I sang as a professional was in Japan,” Konshens disclosed, adding that the experience was like attending a university. However, it would take another two years for the artiste to move up from freshman to graduate.
It was his 2008 single, Winner, that really placed Konshens in the spotlight locally and on the wider international circuit and gained for him many accolades including Best New Artiste and Song of the Year.
International dancehall artiste Mr. Vegas has taken control of the number one spot on the MTV Base Africa Dancehall chart in Africa with the song Sweet Jamaica. The song also features Shaggy and veteran dancehall artiste Josey Wales.
In a release to the media, Vegas thanked the fans and the media especially the radio disc jocks and sound system selectors for their continued support of his work.
“The success of any song cannot be achieved without the support of the fans and the media and I would like to thank everyone for embracing my work over the years,” Vegas stated.
He added, “Sweet Jamaica was written by Indra from Barbados. She sent me the song right away I knew it was a hit. The country was going through a difficult time when I recorded the song. The video that we did was to show the world that Jamaica is a beautiful country no matter what.”
Reggae star I Octane has re-energised the reggae community in the United States with a series of stellar performances on his “My Life” tour that have captured the imagination and interest of concert goers and promoters alike.
On February 11th, I-Octane demolished a club in Houston Texas with the crowd favorite "No Love Inna Dem". Hitting the stage at about 2:30 a.m., cameras and lighters lit up the venue with pinpoints of light, as each song earned thunderous forwards.
Flava Entertainment, the promoters of this event stated that "I-Octane's performance was one of the most memorable performances in their history of hosting stage shows.”
After Houston, Texas it was off to Arcata, California, where Octane modified his set to please the herb loving, laid-back, old school reggae music type of crowd. He opened his set with with 'I A Cry" followed by 'Different Page', however the standout song of the night was 'Puff It', and he was forced to pull up the song no fewer than five times.
International reggae/ska singer Toots Hibbert of Toots & the Maytals, whose 1968 hit single “Do the Reggay”, is credited with coining the word reggae, said in a recent interview that he would love to collaborate with US rapper Eve.
"EVE is a great artiste and I would love to collaborate with her on a song - old or new. I think it would be an interesting mix of our creativity and vocal style. She is one of the most versatile talents coming out of the hip hop movement...she can rap, write, act and has a lot of fashion style...great talent" he said.
Toots will have the opportunity to let his feelings known to Eve on March 12, 2011 in Kingston, Jamaica when she performs at the 7th Annual Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards. The two met almost 10 years ago, when they performed at the 'Bob Marley, One Love Tribute Concert' at James Bond Beach in St. Mary.
"She was then and still is, a very beautiful artiste" Toots affirmed. "It was a pleasure meeting her and I look forward to seeing her in Jamaica again."
Dancehall duo RDX recently returned to the island following an explosive performance in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.
In a release to the media, RDX member Renigade described the performance as high energy and one that their fans in Guadeloupe will remember for a long time. "We had so much fun because the energy was extremely high. We started off performing Dancers Boom which ignited the crowd immediately. But as the show progressed, the level was raised even higher," said Renigade.
To further enhance their act, the duo invited female members of the audience on stage to participate in their routine and to also demonstrate the latest dance moves out of Jamaica.
WILL IT BE SHAGGY, BEENIE MAN, JR. GONG, WAYNE WONDER, SEAN PAUL, LADY SAW OR BOUNTY KILLER?
FOURTEEN of the most sought after reggae acts of the past decade, including current frontrunners Shaggy, Sean Paul, Damian Marley, Beenieman, Marcia Griffiths, Lady Saw, Bounty Killer and Wayne Wonder will do battle for the prestigious 'Artiste of the Decade' (2001-2010) award at the Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards, set to take place on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at The East Lawn of the historical Devon House site, Hope Road in Kingston, Jamaica.
The very competitive category was established this year to honour the reggae artiste who had the biggest impact as a hit maker, performer and as a touring act, event founder and CEO Richard "Richie B" Burgess said.
Platinum artiste Shaggy stormed out to an early lead in the online voting (www.emeawards.com). Shaggy's biggest success came at the turn of the millennium with singles It Wasn't Me and Angel. The subsequent album Hotshot was not only certified diamond by the RIAA but soared to the top spot on the Billboard 200 and UK album chart. He scored again with Lucky Day which went Gold in 2002 and his 2008 album Intoxication, which earned a nominated for Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards.
Beside his on stage accolades, Shaggy has championed many philanthropic initiatives including raising funds for the Bustamante Children's Home in Kingston. He also teamed with his peers on a tribute song titled Rise Again, which become the anthem in Haiti after the recent earthquake. In 2007, Shaggy's musical accomplishment was recognised by the Government of Jamaica when he was awarded the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD).
OutAroad Weekly Top Ten Reggae Chart
TW LW WOC ARTIST -- TITLE -- LABEL
01 (01) (07) Tarrus Riley -- Protect The People - Don Corleon - (2wks@#1)
02 (03) (06) Busy Signal -- Comfort Zone - Penthouse
03 (04) (05) Chuck Fenda -- Good Man In Your Life – Penthouse
04 (02) (09) J. Boog -- Let's Do It Again – Don Corleon
05 (07) (04) Nesbeth -- A Nuh Suh Mi Want Live - Jan Biggs Production
06 (05) (08) I-Octane -- No More - DJ Frass
07 (08) (02) Ikaya -- Hard Way - Out A Road Records
08 (09) (01) Alaine -- Your Are Me - 1 Thirty 1 Records
09 (07) (09) Shawn Storm A My Life (incase yuh never know) Adidjaheim / Notnice - (2wks@#1)
10 (10) (13) Stevie Face -- In The Living Years -- Bootcamp Records - (2wks@#1)
TOP FIVE BUBBLERS
1 Stevie Face -- Thank You For Loving Me – Penthouse
2 Anthony Cruz -- Only The Father – John John/Shan Shan
3 Romain Virgo -- Taking You Home – Penthouse
4 Queen I-frica -- In Times Like These- 2 Hard Music
5 Vybz Kartel -- Yea Though I Walk – Human Rights Production
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Dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel, who has created a firestorm of controversy with his changing complexion, gives his skin an even brighter and more colorful look in the video for his latest single "Coloring Book (Tattoo Time Come)." Filmed at popular Jamaican tattoo artist Philip "Tattoo Phillip" Shaw's studio, "Coloring Book" explores Kartel's obsession with skin art.
TO WATCH COLORING BOOK CLICK HERE
Boasting well over 20 tattoos on his arms, chest, neck, face, and hands, Kartel spits his usual lyrical freestyle fire while actually getting yet another tattoo in "Coloring Book." Gyal a tek picture of me body/me can't tell de gyal seh no/ Me hand dem favor works weh done by Michelangelo, Kartel raps in "Coloring Book," also mentioning that he will soon surpass American rapper Lil Wayne in terms of number of tattoos.
In the four days since its release, "Coloring Book" has racked up nearly 100,000 Youtube views.
"We were just on the ends (hanging out), and decided to do a performance shot, so I'm happy that the viewers have received the video so well" says video director Kirk Lee of RoadBlock! Films, who also worked with Kartel on the videos for "Jeans N Fitted," and "Dumper Truck/Neva Get a Girl."
"Coloring Book" is one of the lead singles off of the Empire Universe: Second Chapter album, which was released on iTunes and all digital outlets earlier this week.
Entertainment a pathway for foreign exchange and economic growth.
At a time when Jamaica is challenged with maintaining the viability of the hotel industry, and overseas investment interest seems to be waning, British/Jamaican nationals have found entertainment to be an excellent means of attracting tourists to the island.
BritJam is a seven-day Spring package of parties and trips to local attractions, and is patronized by hundreds of British/European & American tourists. In the last two years, BritJam has been an important indicator that Jamaica’s path to growth is through non-traditional channels.
Director of Marketing & Communications for BritJam Mr. Khori 'Doctor" Hyde also added that; "Despite the contracting world economy, tourists will undertake discretionary expenditure where the product is worthy. The challenge is for all aspects of the entertainment industry to keep standards consistently high. Artists, attractions, hotels, villas, stores...etc have benefitted from the burgeoning search for high quality springtime entertainment".
The ultimate Spring Break event BRITJAM, is scheduled for March 8-14, 2011 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Below I have put together an overview of what we are about and the direction we are headed.
VP RECORDS, NEW YORK) - VP Records recording artists Gyptian and Etana team up for a tour that is set to take selected U.S. cities by storm. Kicking off on March 3 in Indianapolis and culminating on March 11 in Columbus, Ohio, the East Coast-meets-Midwest tour will take Reggae music and these shining stars to fans far and wide.
Etana is celebrating her brand-new album Free Expressions, which was released on February 8, 2011. This, her sophomore studio effort, sees a softer side of the songbird and features long-time hit singles such as "Free," "Happy Heart" and "August Town." Her new single "People Talk" has people talking and its video is in the can and about to hit airwaves shortly.
Rihanna seems to be enjoying going down - under. The "S&M" singer was spotted in Australia on Thursday doing a little shopping at The Tool Shed, a popular sex shop in the heart of Sydney's gay district.
Moments before Rihanna emerged from the store with a devious grin on her face, a male assistant was spotted leaving with two black bags full of purchases.
Rihanna kept quiet about the contents of the bags but gave a smile as she left the huge store that sells everything from two-foot dildos to poles for pole dancing; the shop also carries S&M gear which seems rather appropriate.
A spokesman for the shop later said that the visit was arranged earlier in the day and they had to ensure no-one else was in the store during her visit. "I can't say what she did or what she bought, it's top secret," he added.
Rihanna's visit has fueled speculation that she will put in an appearance at the city's hugely popular gay and lesbian Mardi Gras festival.
Rihanna is currently in Australia on tour.
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New Music from Vybz Kartel, Popcaan, Shawn Storm & more
Empire Universe: The Second Chapter is the brand new album from Jamaica's leading Dancehall army, the Portmore Empire. Containing over 30 tracks, the double album includes the monster hit singles "Benz Punany" and "Cake Soap" from Dancehall's top-ranking deejay Vybz Kartel, as well as the highly anticipated singles "The City Yeah (Gangster City Part II)" by Empire 'prefect' Popcaan, and "Dancehall Hero Part II" featuring Vybz Kartel & Popcaan. Empire Universe: The Second Chapter also features previously unreleased singles from Empire favorites Jah Vinci, Shawn Storm, Sheba, Merital, and Dosa Medicine, and new recruits Maxwell, Tommy Lee, and Singa Blinga.
EMPIRE UNIVERSE: THE SECOND CHAPTER ALSO INCLUDES THE LATEST HOT SINGLE IN THE STREETS - "COLORING BOOK"
TO GET YOUR COPY OF THE EMPIRE UNIVERSE CLICK HERE
Assassin established himself among dancehall's first generation of crossover deejays (Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Mr. Vegas) with witty lyrics and original subject matter that made his tracks stand out among the pack.
He has had top entries on some of the biggest riddims of the past ten years, scoring tremendous mix show radio airplay and a solid reputation as a live performer.
This collection spans his ten years of recordings and celebrates the deejay with 12 of his best tracks and Most Wanted hits. Featured tracks include "Ruffest And Toughest" on the Diwali riddim, and recent hits "Hand Inna Di Air" and "Pre Dis."
Eloquent, street smart and infectious dancehall deejay Munga Honorable introduced himself to the dancehall with an explosion of hardcore rhymes. Born Damian Rhoden from Islington St Mary, Munga joined the music scene at the tender age of 18 when he entered the Red Label Wine Superstar Competition with the original song Who Drink Out the Red Label Wine?
A past student of St Mary High and Tarrant Comprehensive Munga hussled on the streets doing odd jobs before setting his mind on becoming an entertainer. Since then he has never turned back. Munga developed his versatile style as a prodigy of the fireman Capleton before grabbing the attention of the nation as a solo act.
With an edgy rap style combined with a conscious mind and a gangsta ras image Munga broke into the business with his hit song No Bad Like I. Lyrically Nuh Bad Like I launched an attack on other upcoming deejays who proved unable to match Munga’s style. Following on the success of the monster hit, No Bad Like I, Munga performed on stages all over the island, US East Coast and the Caribbean. His forceful, heartfelt performances earned him a slew of loyal fans. He elaborates "we start travel in 2001, opening for Capleton in the small islands, and then in 2002, I opened for him on the US tour. The Prophet has been the best teacher I could possibly have, he taught me about presentation, which is your image to the people, and the delivery of your sound and vocals, I commend him for that, he has the presentation aspect locked.”