Fresh from an electrifying performance on the late night talk show "Arsenio Hall Show", and busy with worldwide performances, international dancehall star Konshens still finds the time to deliver hit music such as his latest "Shake". The single was produced by Russian, founder of one of the hottest production label Head Concussion records. Distributed by digital giants 21st Hapilos Digital, "Shake" is now available on itunes.
Reggae crooner Gramps Morgan and dancehall star Stacious have found love! Musical love that is on the DocMac Entertainment production of "We Found Love". Hailing from "Morgan Heritage", one of reggae's most popular band, Gramps Morgan has received many accolades as a solo artist and his distinctive voice has made him a fan favorite. Teaming up with the sexy, sultry Stacious has made "We Found Love" a hit bound single. Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, "We Found Love" is now available on itunes.
The musical pairing of international superstar Vybz Kartel and the much sought after dancehall sensation J Capri is a match made in music heaven. Yet another hit produced by Russian on his popular Head Concussion Records, "Mamacita" is distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital on itunes.
UIM Records presents "We Got Food" by Jamaica's most controversial dancehall artist Tommy Lee Sparta. Recuperated from an accident and in the midst of legal issues hasn't stopped the star from delivering his music. Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, "We Got Food" is available on itunes.
HEMP HIGHER PRODUCTIONS are proud to announce the forthcoming release of one of the most anticipated projects on the European reggae scene for the summer of 2014:
RANDY VALENTINE - "Break The Chain" EP
REGGAEVILLE.COM dropped an exclusive preview of the cover on Monday, including the tracklist:
Produced by JR BLENDER (SO SHIFTY / MAJOR LAZER) & RIGA (HEMP HIGHER) this 9 track EP is set to launch RANDY VALENTINE's career to the next level.
The first single "Sound The Alarm" will be dropping on April 4th, and will be available with the pre-order package of the EP on iTunes. The EP itself will be dropping May 2nd and a Launch party is set to be held at Scandal's Bar on Sunday May 4th in London featuring some very special guests...
In the meantime make sure you check out RANDY VALENTINE's new single: "Treat Her Right" on the "Love Quest Riddim" produced by KHEILSTONE MUSIC which is another guaranteed Hit from the very talented RV. Preview the song on soundcloud and please get in touch for a copy of the song for media review or for your radio show.
Chronixx, one of Jamaica's fastest rising reggae stars, will make his outdoor concert debut at New York City's flagship reggae, rhythm and blues summer concert Groovin' In The Park on Sunday, June 29 in Queens.
"Chronixx is the hottest reggae artiste on the circuit right now and we are extremely pleased to present him for the first time to music fans in New York at our outdoor festival this year" Christopher Roberts, founder and CEO of Groovin Inc said.
"He is talented, exciting to watch on stage and lyrically out of this world", Roberts continued.
Roberts is not the only music executive heaping praises on Chronixx. In a recent Billboard Magazine interview, Island Records' founder Chris Blackwell said Chronixx's music, is "completely fresh, uplifting and very pure." Major Lazer selector Walshy Fire quipped, "the world will recognize him as one of reggae’s greatest artists."
Chronixx comes to the sizzling one day reggae and R&B festival with superb credentials. He has an impressive catalogue of smash hits including "Behind Curtain," "Tell Mi Now," "Here Comes Trouble," "African Heritage" and his patriotic Jamaican anthem "Smile Jamaica" that has placed him on reggae's frontline.
Trinidadian Ragga Soca vocalist Bunji Garlin brings the energy this Carnival week on his native island with a brand new EP Carnival Tabanca, available tomorrow (March 4) on VP Records. The four-song set will feature his latest crop of Carnival tunes, including the popular title track, its fierce remix, the party starter "Red Light District" and Trinidad's 2014 street anthem "Truck On D Road."
The self-proclaimed Viking of Soca also unleashes his latest video for "Carnival Tabanca." Produced by Sheriff Mumbles (the man responsible for Garlin's crossover hit "Differentology (Ready For The Road)" - the song conveys Garlin's feelings of heartache each year as Carnival comes to a close. In the latest video, Garlin eloquently expresses this sentiment, backed by a grand piano and surrounded by thousands of screaming fans in the center of Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. Directors Walt Lovelace and Curtis Popplewell capture the intimate moment and take a behind-the-scenes look throughout the entire day.
Watch Bunji Garlin's "Carnival Tabanca" video, produced by Beach House
By Tom Odula And Jason Straziuso
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - "You are the pride of Africa," Kenya's president exclaimed on Twitter as he celebrated Kenya's first major Oscar win by actress Lupita Nyong'o.
Nyong'o was the topic of the day on Kenya's radio and TV stations Monday, the day after her Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress in the movie "12 Years A Slave."
At a conference at the United Nations headquarters in Nairobi, more than 300 people broke out into applause after Wanjira Maathai - the daughter of the late Kenyan Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai - mentioned her mother and Nyong'o in the same sentence.
"We all had hoped of course that she would win. Everybody feels a sudden attachment to her, she's a Kenyan woman," Maathai said in an interview later. "A lot of her work, a lot of her experience in film started in Kenya."
Nyong'o, 31, was born in Mexico to Kenyan parents but was mostly raised in Kenya. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Nyong'o had starred in several productions in Kenya before landing her breakout role alongside Brad Pitt.
Nyong'o had been considered a front-runner in a category that included Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts. When her name was called Sunday, she bent over in her seat as the audience erupted.
Album Features Appearances By Nicki Minaj, 2Chainz, Juicy J, Damian Marley, Prince Royce, Iggy Azalea, Konshens & More
On Tuesday, February 18th, Jamaican pop/dancehall superstar Sean Paul released his sixth studio album Full Frequency on Atlantic/VP Records. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae charts and is anchored by the lead singles "Want Dem All" Ft. Konshens and "Riot" ft. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, which is currently the #1 song in Jamaica. The project also debuted as the #1 album in Japan while charting high in multiple territories. In anticipation of the release, Sean embarked on a US promo tour including a performance on ARSENIO.
Full Frequency also includes "Entertainment 2.0" ft. Nicki Minaj, 2Chainz & Juicy J and the Benny Blanco and Cataracs produced "Other Side of Love."
Full Frequency is the next step in Sean's continual pop dominance and joins a wave of classic albums that includes the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning classic Dutty Rock and the platinum smash The Trinity, alongside Stage One, Imperial Blaze and Tomahawk Technique. With an undeniable track record for crafting hit singles as a solo artist, including cuts like "Get Busy," "Gimme The Light," "Like Glue," "We Be Burnin'" and "Temperature," as well as a history of taking other artists' songs to the next level through tracks like Beyonce's "Baby Boy," Jay Sean's "Do You Remember" and Eve's "Give It To You," Sean Paul has established himself as one of the seminal pop voices of his generation. These successes have earned him a plethora of awards including the 2006 American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist.
For more information please visit: www.allseanpaul.com. Follow Sean Paul on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/#!/DUTTYPAUL.
From the musical minds of Digital Vibez Entertainment, the award winning team of producer and manager Richard "Digital One" Roache, chart topping Billboard Engineer, Musician, Producer and Song Writer Gary ''Shanguly'' Samuels and Michael "MadVibez" Thompson has come some of the MUST have rhythms for musical collectors.
Chronixx "Odd Ras" won 2013 MIA Reggae Song of the Year and was featured on Rockstar Games "Grand Theft Auto V".
Produced by Digital Vibez Entertainment, Chronixx "Odd Ras" is available on most major digital outlets.
Coming from an era where one took time to enjoy and savor the music, Digital Vibez longed for a return to one of dancehall favorite eras.
The 90's Riddim features Chronixx "Odd Ras", Tiana "Ring Di Alarm", Formila One "Bandelero", Nefatari "Dem Nuh Know Me", Teflon "Talk It As It Is", Ward 21 "Dilly Dolly" and Bling Dawg "T-Shirt".
Savali Riddim features the hit singles of Formila One "I Want You", Fyakin "Carry On", G Whizz "Realest Life", Kabaka Pyramid "This Must Be Love", Neashard "That Love", Pressure Buss Pipe "Rasta Pledge", Saphire Francis "You And Me", Sizzla "Mek A Living", Turbulence "We Shall Make It", and Zagga "More To Life".
"This Must Be Love" by reggae artist Kabaka Pyramid made it's way on the stars debut EP.
International reggae artiste, Etana is pulling the trigger with another socially conscious message for fans. Etana has never been afraid to push the envelope and express herself freely. She explores the difficulties and hardships faced by communities at the base of the social strata. She is known for inspirational music and provides hope through song.
Her latest single, Trigger, exposes an abstruse side of a survival story. "I think it's different to view things from the perspective of the man holding the gun. This song doesn't say he actually pulled the trigger, but he's thinking. That's what he has to do, due to circumstances. It's metaphoric, a deep song that is real to some," Etana explained. Trigger tells the true-to-life tale of a youth, who promised his mother faithfully that he, would evade a life of crime. This character is trapped by economical challenges, making the temptation near impossible to resist. He hollers, 'Mama mi haffi pull the trigger, again'" and clarifies why he is ensnared in a cycle he desperately tries to abandon.
The lyrics, written by Shauna McKenzie Morris and Sherietta Lewis, are enthralling. Etana said her inspiration to write and record the piece came from, "someone I met long ago who had a similar story, but never picked up the gun. Instead, he chose the books. However, some aren't so fortunate to even find assistance to continue their education."
Short Boss Muzik keeps the hits coming one after the other and this latest is no different as Vybz Kartel's devoted wife Tanesha 'Shorty''s imprint label presents "Represent Portmore" by Worl' Boss. Fans have made Worl' Boss singles a social media and radio constant fixture. "Represent Portmore" is now available on itunes via 21st Hapilos Digital.
Yet another hit single by Apt 19 Music featuring dynamic dancehall duo RDX and rising star Road Elf with "HeadTop". As there is no dancehall without dance, RDX draws from the fascinating headtop dance on their latest hit. Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, "HeadTop" is out now on itunes
Although he has become an international billboard dancehall sensation, chart topper Mavado hasn't forgotten his roots and with Young Vibez Production, he proudly sings "Pon Di Gully (Born & Brow)" on the Dark Skies Riddim. The hit single is out now on itunes via 21st Hapilos Digital.
Once quoted as saying "My first love is recording and being an artiste. I am a fan of music, so I know what people like, so I try to make music that I like". Multi talented producer and bonafide artist himself Hitmaker performs "Dancehall Bully". Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital and produced by Hitmaker Muzik, the single is now available on itunes
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 - 1 - 9 - Major Lazer ft Busy Signal - Watch Out Fi Dis (Bumaye) - Secretly Canadian / Mad Decent - (2weeks@#1)
2 - 3 - 16 - Kalado - Good Good Bring Life - HitMaker Muzik - (Move 1 Place Up)
3 - 2 - 18 -Chronix - Smile Jamaica - Silly Walks Discotheque - (3weeks@#1)
4 - 4 - 20 - Tiana - Gyal Broad Out - HitMaker Muzik - (Stand Still)
5 - 5 - 13 - Liquid - Bubble - Techniques Records(Kurt Riley) - (Stand Still)
6 - 7 - 11 - Tarrus Riley - To The Limit (Hurry Up) - JukeBoxx/BSMG/JamHouse - (Move 1 Place Up)
7 - 8 - 12 - Hitmaker - Dah Look Deh - HitMaker Muzik - (Move 1 Place Up)
8 - 9 - 10 - I-Octane - Wine & Jiggle - Seanizzle Records - (Move 1 Place Up)
9 - 10 - 10 - Alkaline - Things Me Love - NotNice Records - (Move 1 Place Up)
10 - 6 - 11 - Vybz Kartel - School - Short Boss Muzik - (Peaked@#2)
11 - 12 - 8 - Gage - In Deh In Deh- UPT007 Records/ Dutty Fridaze Promotion - (Move 1 Place Up)
12 - 13 - 8 - Konshens - Show Yourself - Birchill Records (Move 1 Place Up)
13 - 14 - 7 - Vershon - Boom (Like A Ball) - Birchill Records - (Move 1 Place Up)
14 - 15 - 5 - Jah Bouks - Angola - Sunizes Ent Jamaica (Move 1 Place Up)
15 - 16 - 6 - Gage - Hey Mama - Dutty Fridaze Promotion - (Move 1 Place Up)
16 - 18 - 3 - Ginjah - Sweet Killer - Silly Walks Discotheque - (Move 2 Places Up)
17 - 19 - 20 - Demarco - Apartment - HitMaker Muzik - (1week@#1)
18 - 20 - 2 Alkaline - 123 - U.I.M Records - (Move 2 Places Up)
19 - 17 - 22 - Mr Vegas - Love Yourself - First Name Music - (2weeks@#1)
20 - NEW - 1 - Tiana - Yuh Nuh Groupie - (123 Counteraction) U.I.M Records
Top Five Bubblers Out A Road
1 - Alkaline - Gyal Bruk Out - Notnice Records
2 - Spice - Suh Mi LIke It - Notnice Records
3 - Voicemail - Step ft. Boom Boom - Adde Prod/Johnny Wonder
4 - Razor B - Whine and Stop - OG Entertainment
5 - Shae Mill - A You Mi Love - Myestro Entertainment
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Over the past few years the questions; is reggae and dancehall music dead? has been raised. This question depending on who it is presented to, can stir up a lot of feelings and spark up a good conversation. Yet, many find it hard to agree with anyone who answers that question with a YES.
For the past few weeks international dancehall and reggae super star Shaggy has hit the road again due to the demand since the release of his recent album 'Out of Many One Music'.
After a successful charity event, which Shaggy raised 70 million JMD for Bustamante Children Hospital in Jamaica, he has hit the skies once again. Yet, the countries where he is scheduled to perform may sound a little unfamiliar to some, like Solomon Island. Solomon Island is a sovereign country consisting of a large number of islands in Oceania.
Hearing Jamaican artists travel to these parts of the world should be applauded. Each night they perform they are spreading the culture and raising the flag high. Shaggy is the first major superstar to perform on Solomon Island.
Demarco was in superb form recently at a concert on the premises of Twickenham Park Police Training Academy in St. Catherine. The entertainer was the specially invited guest of several high profile members of the Constabulary Force who were hosting a gathering for its members and new recruits.
Hitting the stage with the street anthem 'True Friend' Demarco was greeted with much fanfare as patrons showed strong support in their numbers with many rushing on stage to get closer to the blonde-haired star. Reeling off classics such as Duppy Know Who Fi Frighten, Standing Soldier, Sort Dem Out, Fallen Soldier interspersed with new favourites Lazy Body, Fren Circle and the highly controversial Ride, Demarco had the crowd in a frenzy during his twenty minutes set before closing out the performance with the very inspirational I Love My Life.
According to Demarco despite the precarious relations shared at time between the Dancehall fraternity and the Constabulary force, "everyone loves music! therefore as an entertainer my job is to entertain. They reached out to my management team requesting support and we obliged. In my view ... anything that's going to help foster good relations between the people and the security forces I'm all for that."
The Brixton Serve Riddim was Produced By Dancehall Star Mad Cobra ... The full juggling will be released soon.