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TARRUS RILEY BREAKS NEW GROUND WITH POWERFUL!

TARRUS RILEY BREAKS NEW GROUND WITH POWERFUL!

Since hitting number one on global reggae charts 10 years ago with She’s Royal, Tarrus Riley has done the circuit countless times. But thanks to Powerful, his international hit with British singer Ellie Goulding, he has broken new ground in terms of fans. Last week, he performed for the first time in Vancouver and Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. “It was great vibes…new places, same songs. Dat song get mi on different radio stations an’ wi hear from different promoters; an’ … Read entire article »

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SIZZLA RELEASES FOUGHT FOR DIS!

SIZZLA RELEASES FOUGHT FOR DIS!

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com   AHEAD of next month’s release of Life Of A Ghetto Youth comes another new album from Sizzla Kalonji. Fought For Dis, a 10-track set, was released last Friday. Produced by Anthony Senior of Balaclava-based Altafaan Records, the album is distributed by French company Baco Records. The St Elizabeth-based producer said he is not concerned about other projects. “That nuh bother me. A di best album count, so mi jus’ a do my … Read entire article »

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CHAM’S NEW ALBUM LAWLESS MAKES BILLBOARD DEBUT!

CHAM’S NEW ALBUM LAWLESS MAKES BILLBOARD DEBUT!

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer   Lawless, the new album from Cham, debuts at number seven on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. It is the deejay’s first set in 11 years. Released on June 9 by Madhouse Records, Lawless contains 15 tracks including the collaborations Fighter (with Damian Marley), Stronger (with Mykal Rose and Bounty Killer), Love Song (with Mavado), and Get Drunk (featuring O). This is Cham’s third entry on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. He fared better in 2006 with Ghetto Story, which went to number one in September that year. His first entry, WOW…The Story, … Read entire article »

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PREZIDENT BROWN RELEASES JOURNEYMAN PILGRIMAGE ALBUM!

PREZIDENT BROWN RELEASES JOURNEYMAN PILGRIMAGE ALBUM!

Prezident Brown announced the release of his new album, Journeyman Pilgrimage. The self-produced album is distributed by Zojak World Wide. “For me this album differentiates itself from my past albums, with a matured vocal presence and delivery,” says Brown. Two videos are currently in production for, “Life is The Gift” and “Respect and Manners.” The fourteen-track album is a follow-up to his 2012 release of Sound Is From Creation. Journeyman Pilgrimage rhythmically flows as a steadfast story of personal experience and life lessons, with … Read entire article »

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JUNIOR GONG RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘MEDICATION’!

JUNIOR GONG RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘MEDICATION’!

Damian “Junior Gong” Marley has released a new single, Medication, featuring his sibling Stephen. The single is from his upcoming album, Stony Hill, slated for release on Friday, July 21 via Republic Records. Medication’s video has been released exclusively on Tidal but his Jamaican audience can look forward to its release on Vevo. Shot at the former Claremont Custody Center in Coalinga, California, Medication shows the contrast between past and present, depicting the prisoners who once lived there and the plants … Read entire article »

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ROMAIN VIRGO RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “NOW!”

ROMAIN VIRGO RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “NOW!”

VP Records artist Romain Virgo is back with a breakout hit and new video for his current single ‘Now’, available everywhere Friday June 9. The reggae crooner, whose last EP “Lifted” was released in 2015, gives fans a taste of his upcoming album with this dancehall flavored track. Produced by Maximum Sounds Production, on the Skank And Wave riddim, ‘Now’ is emerging as a summertime breakout hit. Filmed in Irish Town and Hope Gardens Kingston Jamaica, the video, … Read entire article »

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SEAN PAUL TEAMS WITH POP STAR SHAKIRA ON NEW SONG “MAD LOVE!”

SEAN PAUL TEAMS WITH POP STAR SHAKIRA ON NEW SONG “MAD LOVE!”

 Top: Sean Paul Bottom: Shakira— Over the years, reggae act Sean Paul has delivered some memorable collaborations with female acts.Among the stand-out duets are Baby Boy with Beyonce; Breathe, featuring Blu Cantrell; Come Over with Estelle, I’m Still in Love with Sasha, How Deep is Your Love with Kelly Rowland, and the current hit Rockabye featuring British electronic music group Clean Bandit and vocalist Anne-Marie. Sean Paul seems set to continue his string of successful collabs as he … Read entire article »

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DON CARLOS MAKES HIS RETURN WITH PEACE AND LOVE!

DON CARLOS MAKES HIS RETURN WITH PEACE AND LOVE!

It’s been awhile since veteran reggae singer Don Carlos released any new music. His latest effort, Peace and Love, is produced by Jus Time Records. “The song is a united call for peace and love, not only in Jamaica, but across the world,” Don Carlos told the Jamaica Observer. Peace and Love was released March 31. The song is the theme for his upcoming tour of the same name. The tour, which is scheduled to kick off in summer, is … Read entire article »

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SIZZLA KALONJI LENDS HIS MUSICAL TALENTS TO DJ KHALED ON NEW ALBUM “GRATEFUL!”

SIZZLA KALONJI LENDS HIS MUSICAL TALENTS TO DJ KHALED ON NEW ALBUM “GRATEFUL!”

By South Florida Caribbean News—   Sizzla Kalonji was recently in studio with DJ Khaled to collaborate on his most personal project yet. A new mixtape album titled “Grateful” that is dedicated to his son Asahd Khaled. As a long-time fan of Sizzla, DJ Khaled says he felt it was important to include his friend and mentor on the project. “When I hear Sizzla’s music, I feel as if God’s talking to me in a human form,” DJ Khaled … Read entire article »

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ESTELLE TO RELEASE FULL REGGAE ALBUM! TARRUS RILEY FEATURED ON FIRST SINGLE!

ESTELLE TO RELEASE FULL REGGAE ALBUM! TARRUS RILEY FEATURED ON FIRST SINGLE!

Though popularly known for her accent-inflected international hit song American Boy, British-born Grammy-award winning singer Estelle is gearing up for the release of a brand-new album. Born to a Senegalese father and a Grenadian mother, the afro-aware artist shared with The Sunday Gleaner; her excitement to demonstrate her love for love and music by using indigenous Caribbean and West African popular music. Estelle gave the assurance that her move to release the album this year was not in response … Read entire article »

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