After a busy summer of performing at various festivals worldwide, billboard chart topping star Busy Signal is back with a hit bound blazing single "Up". Produced by Stainless Music and distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, "Up" is now available on itunes
As one of dancehall favorite group Voicemail has entertained music fans with many top charting singles. To their fans delight they have remixed their latest hot single "Shampoo" with dancehall star Konshens and Dancehall entertainer Ding Dong. Produced by Ballaz Productions, "Shampoo" remix is out now itunes via 21st Hapilos Digital.
Dj Karim / Stainless Music presents the sweet Reggae sounds of the "Mellow Moods Rhythm" featuring reggae star Sizzla with "Jah Children", Jah Vinci "Something About Your Love" and Kimanda "You Got Me". Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, "Mellow Moods Rhythm" is now available on itunes.
Yet another hit single from international dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel with the Kanambo Music produced single "A-Bay". Vybz Kartel has long ago cemented his place in dancehall and still delivers hits after hits regardless of trials and tribulations. Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, the hot single is now available on itunes
Dancehall Star indeed they are with a slew of #1 hits, sold out worldwide performances and millions of views on their various videos, and so is dancehall dynamic duo title of their latest single. Produced by their own imprint label Apt 19, "Dancehall Star" is out now on itunes via 21st Hapilos Digital.
Successful Brixton Music Group presents "I Wanna Be The One" performed by dancehall and reggae star Konshens & rising star Chevaughn. Both crooners fantastically blend their voices to tell the ladies "I Wanna Be The One". The hit bound single is now available on itunes distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital.
Following on their super successful 25-date European tour in February, and the subsequent dizzying round of festivals in the summer, Droop Lion and The Gladiators are back on Jamaican soil, recuperating, reflecting and ready for intense studio work. Whereas, The Gladiators are seasoned hands at the touring game and know exactly how to circumvent the many potential pitfalls, Droop Lion is learning, and learning quickly too.
Droop Lion, who has been relatively newly-baptised as lead singer of the legendary reggae group, makes no claims to being a monk, or any such holy figure, however, when on tour, his circumspect behaviour has led to such questionings. But, being the soul that he is, Droop takes this all in his stride and maintains his Rastafari livity. An ardent musical ambassador, whose choice of on-stage rainment - a gown - makes him somewhat of an ethereal figure, Droop makes no apologies for his conscious decision to let his music do all the talking.
"I learnt a long time ago that you can't mix business with pleasure," the humble, yet outspoken, reggae singer said. "Especially when the business that you are in involves excess amount of hype. I enjoy being on stage and I also enjoy interacting with fans, taking pictures and signing autographs, because that is another important aspect of the business. But we all know how the world set up, as long as there are so called 'celebrities', there will always be those persons who want to get intimate," he noted.
That's because after she tried to reach out to her old stomping grounds, LaGuardia High School, to give a speech to the current students, she was told by administration that she wasn't welcome.
Nicki took to Twitter to vent, saying:
It seems that Principal Lisa Mars denied Nicki's request to speak with the students at her alma mater.
But that's not the worst part: LaGuardia is a Performing Arts school!
That's right. Nicki is literally one of the most successful entertainers out there right now and she isn't allowed to give a speech to students who are studying to do exactly what she's doing.
And it's not like Nicki is even a bad influence on anyone's potential education. She's actually one of the most outspoken advocates for staying in school.
It just doesn't make any sense to us that a principal would stop someone who could be such a positive influence on their kids from speaking to the student body.
We guess Nicki will just have to keep her success from Anaconda to herself.
Grammy Winner & self proclaimed King of the dancehall Beenie Man has never backed from a challenge to defend the title or comment on the state of dancehall and his colleagues during his 22+ year career. While on his 2014 USA Tour, the dancehall icon did an interview on New York City HOT97 which angered fellow artist Elephant Man and dancehall fans. Despite the backlash, Beenie Man has no regrets and chose to respond lyrically with a song titled "My Ratings" on Drunken Fridays Riddim produced by Studio Vibes Records, released August 26 and distributed by 21st Haplios. In the song, he said, "king of the dancehall from birth mi ordained/ Mi badda than the whole a dem, mi nuh fraid fi call name/ From '92 till now mi caan lame, it nuh tek nutten fi hit all when mi nah aim/ Weh dem a hype bout mi already do/ Nuh matter how dem cross, angry and miserable, dem haffi acknowledge mi as the incredible."
By MICHAEL ROTHMAN
GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Amid rumors this week that an Iggy Azalea sex tape is being shopped around, the Australian rap sensation took to Twitter to set the record straight.
"I dont have a sex tape but for the record..." Azalea, 24, wrote. "Anyone who releases or attempts to make profit off someone else's intimate moments against their will is a sex offender."
This comment comes weeks after dozens of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton had naked pictures released on the Internet without their consent or permission. The FBI is now investigating that particular hack.
Azalea continued, "& it honestly makes me sick to see the media encourage any other attitude towards those sorts of people, we should want to protect our women ... and i really hope that america will follow Europe and their laws to better protect peoples privacy and fundamental rights."
She closed with some humor, adding, "and on that note, I'm off to get a manicure. peaaaaccceeeeeee outtttttt *drops the mic*"
New York, New York - Grammy award winning reggae/dancehall artist Shaggy is set to premiere the video for his third single off his critically acclaimed album, 'Out Of Many One Music', produced by the dynamic Jamaican drum and bass duo Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and Sting. The single titled, 'If U Slip U Slide (You Could Be Mine)' features beautiful songstress Melissa Musique. Together both Shaggy and Melissa exemplify their feelings for each other, while coming to the realization that they could share the rest of life together.
The video, which is set to premiere worldwide on Vevo.com Friday, September 12, is a fun, lighthearted, jovial video of two individuals taking a ride around town in their Fiat 500 Abarth. The video takes place on the South Shore of Long Island in a ranch like atmosphere, which is so fitting for this single as both Shaggy and Melissa Musique enjoys nature and express their feelings to one another. The video, which is not crowded with a lot of extras, highlights two individuals sharing the same sentiments and expressing their feelings while driving around town. As they are driving and sharing this intimate space together, the melody will captivate and take you along that nice end of summer ride.
Shaggy's album 'Out of Many One Music' is the first exclusively one drop reggae release of the artist's celebrated 25 year recording career. This album has received numerous accolades from the industry movers and shakers and continues to move units despite the lull today in album sales across all genres.
"The first two singles we released received great reviews and we are pleased to still have such interest in the album. So we plan to do a re-release of 'Out of Many One Music' by the end of the year, which will include new tracks. If U Slip U Slide is a great single giving a nice old school reggae vibe with a modern twist and people are loving it" says Shaggy.
Trinidad and Tobago-based StarBlu Entertainment crafts two new hits for its flagship soca artist, Michael Allan. Allan's explosive R&B-meets-soca fusion track "Show You," which was the label's first international release back in June, gets a facelift with not one but two scintillating remixes, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on September 8, 2014 from FOX FUSE.
Producers Ajari Jules, Romell "Smiddy" Smith, Juston London and Daryl Samuel make up the collective known as StarBlu Entertainment, which has been composing hits for over five years now.
Continuing its strong tradition of creating melodies full of island flavor mixed with pop influences, StarBlu Entertainment scores another win for Micheal Allan with Jamaican dancehall star Konshens featured on both remixes, while British Afropop diva Séyi Shay is featured alongside Konshens on one, making for some party anthems for fans of soca, dancehall and British pop music, worldwide.
1. Show You (Remix 1) Featuring Konshens
2. Show You (Remix 2) Featuring Konshens and Séyi Shay
Dubbed the Caribbean Ryan Seacrest, popular media maven Nikki Z social media impact is evident in her many endeavors, but never more so than this week when she received an acknowledgement nod from legendary Grammy winner legendary LL Cool J.
As dancehall appeal becomes more evident in today's mainstream music, notable acts collaborations between genres delight worldwide fans. Such is the case for the recent hit single "Hustler" featuring LL Cool J and Mavado. Producer Jerry Wonda as many others in the business, sent Nikki the track to listen and get her honest feedback. Nikki Z is the host of her popular syndicated weekly radio countdown program "Nikki Z HOT 20".
"As soon as the producer Jerry Wonda sent it to my inbox, I had heard the song, loved it, so I uploaded the song with the Nikki'z Radio drop as to prevent illegal download. It was late but I happen to be awake those hours. The post went viral while i was sleeping". stated the Diva.
By morning the post was all over social media sites where it reached LL Cool J who couldn't resist saying thank you personally to the Diva. "Jerry put me on a conference call with LL and he thanked me for starting the movement with this track, It's still surreal to have someone you grew up watching through TV, magazines. someone so established take time out to recognize my work." Her version was subsequently chosen by LL as the soundtrack for the official video release on world famous WorldStar. When asked why she thought they used the version with her stamp in it. Nikki said "I was told by Mavado's manager LL felt it was right because I was the 1st person to play the track"
CR203 Records presents Cardiac Reggae Series, The Trilogy of Cardiac Bass, Cardiac Strings and Cardiac Keys Riddims. Spearheaded by ZJ Chrome, Resident DJ on one of Jamaica's top station "Zip FM". ZJ Chrome/CR 203 records productions have spun various number of hits on reggae and dancehall charts around the world! This must have collectible series features some of the most impressive names in dancehall and reggae music. From international dancehall star Vybz Kartel, Bugle, Ce'Cile, Alaine, Christopher Martin, I Octane, Jah Cure, Keida, Lutan Fyah, Raine Seville, Voicemail, Romain Virgo, Tarrus Riley and Tifa. Hit filled Cardiac Reggae Series, The Trilogy is now available on itunes distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital.
Warrior Chief Productions presents "Culture Shock" performed by highly respected legendary conscious singer Luciano. Beloved by worldwide reggae music lovers, Luciano once stated that "What the people need is spirituality through positive messages and that's what Luciano and reggae is all about." Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, "Culture Shock" is available on itunes via 21st Hapilos Digital.
As it is often the case in dancehall, a song will inspire a dance, or vice versa, such is the case for Demarco latest hit single "Puppy Tail". A Dunwell Productions, the hit single has created a social media buzz with the making of the video hitting 20 thousand views in less than 2 weeks. "Puppy Tail" is now available on itunes distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital.
Becoming an unlikely internet sensation, Canadian teenager Lucas D won the hearts of worldwide reggae and dancehall lovers with his stirring acoustic cover of billboard charting artist Popcaan "Party Shot/Only Man She Want" medley on youtube. His obvious love and respect for dancehall and impressive mastered patois saw the young man make several appearances during his subsequent Jamaica trip during which time he hit the studio for his debut single "Make My Rounds". Produced by E5 Records and distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital "Make My Rounds" is now available on itunes.
Dancehall star Agent Sasco aka Assassin who boasts many accolades such as being featured on Kanye West’s Yeezus album, has once again delivered his distinctive style on "Ruff Life" a Randy Rich Productions/Riva Nile Productions. "Ruff Life" is out now on itunes distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital.
Like it or love it, Kalado has so far proven that he is indeed the fastest rising act for 2014. Sealing a slew of hit singles - including the # 1 one song, "Personally" - with a string of memorable performances both locally and overseas, it is obvious that this is a deejay who is definitely on the rise.
Having performed in the Caribbean and the continents of North and South America, the "Good Good" singer is rising to the challenge of taking on another continent - Africa, the Motherland. Kalado will make his Africa debut on September 13, when he headlines a concert in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, in what is anticipated to be a mega affair.
"We all know that Jamaicans have a special relationship with Zimbabwe, musically. Ever since the great Bob Marley wrote the epic tune "Zimbabwe" and was invited to perform at their independence celebrations in 1980, it has become like a rite of passage for all reggae/dancehall artistes to visit Zimbabwe. Therefore, it is a special honour for me to be touching down on Zimbabwean soil and to be actually headlining a concert there," Kalado said.
The event, which will also feature a number of African artistes, took its name from one of Kalado's most popular songs in Zimbabwe, "Make Me Feel". Fans will be treated to Jamaica's newest dancehall sensation giving them not only dancehall music but a touch of Afro beat with his latest hit "Personally".
Dancehall artiste, Spice, has further cemented herself as one of the genre's leading entertainers.
Over the weekend, Spice dominated numerous Labour Day Weekend shows across New York and left fans craving more. The concerts included: Wednesday night's Carnival Gold Yacht Party/VP Records album release party; the HOT 97 "On Da Reggae Tip" concert at Pier 97 on Friday night; DJ Norie's "Anything Goes" concert in Club Amazura, Queens, on Saturday night; Mr. Cee's "5 Alarm Blaze" concert at club Stage Forty 8 on Sunday and Bobby Konders and Jabba's "Shut Down" party at BB Kings also on Sunday night.
Following this, on Labor Day, Spice caused an upsurge in excitement when she leaped from Power 105.1's truck during her performance to join over 1 million fans participating in the parade on Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. Also among the entertainers performing were rapper, ASAP Ferg and soca artiste, Bunji Garlin.
An elated Spice said, "I'm the talk of New York City right now. I locked down every show and caused a riot when I jumped off the Power 105 truck Monday to greet my fans at the Caribbean Parade on Eastern Parkway. Every single show was so much fun and that couldn't have been possible without the promoters or the fans. So I have to say thank you to the hundreds who came out to every event and had a great time. Fans in other states should definitely keep an eye out because I'll be touring extensively until November."
By Marc Parc
Only two current songs from Jamaican artists currently occupy the Top 50 of Billboard magazine’s Digital Reggae Singles chart, according to newly-released figures by Nielsen SoundScan.
New York-based newcomer, Kranium is the highest placed Jamaican on the chart at number 32 with his hit single, Nobody Has to Know, which has sold just under 18,000 copies. The song is also on Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart. Reggae superstar, Jah Cure is at number 45 with his cover of All of Me by John Legend, which has sold just over 1,000 copies.
The chart is dominated by American acts, but is topped by Canadian Reggae fusion band, Magic! with their single Rude, which has sold over 2.4 million copies and topped Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for several weeks while their song, Let Your Hair Down is second, selling over 48,000 units.
The Billboard Reggae Albums chart is more of the same as only Ziggy Marley’s album Fly Rasta hails as the only album by a Jamaican artist to hold a top 10 spot on the chart. Amid the Noise and Haste by American Reggae band, SOJA tops the chart while Count Me In by Rebelution and Easy to Love by Maxi Priest also occupy spots in the top five while the rest of the top 10 is dominated by compilation albums and other foreign acts.
Albums such as Chronixx’s Dread and Terrible which topped the chart earlier this month and Popcaan’s Where We Come From which debuted at number two have both fallen out of the top 10
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 - 2 - 6 - Spice - Suh Mi LIke It - Notnice Records - (Stand Still)
2 - 1 - 8 - Chronixx - Here Comes Trouble - Overstand Ent. - (3weeks@#1)
3 - 6 - 4 - Popcaan ft. Mavado - Everything Nice - Dubbel Dutch - (Move 3 Places Up)
4 - 5 - 6 - Tiana & Vershon - Wine Pon Yuh Vershon - Birchill/Twelve "9" Records - (Move 1 Place Up)
5 - 3 - 18 - Konshens - Show Yourself - Birchill Records (2weeks@#1) - Falling Off
6 - 8 - 4 - Vybz Kartel - Happy Pum Pum - TJ Records - (Move 2 Places Up)
7 - 4 - 7 - RDX - Ride It - Apt 19/BlackSheep Music - (Peaked@#3) Falling Off
8 - 11 - 4 - Busy Signal - Professionally - Turf-Music - (Move 3 Places Up)
9 - 12 - 3 - Vybz Kartel - Pretty Position (Backas) - Full Charge Records (ZJ Dymond) - (Move 2 Places Up)
10 - 10 - 6 - Berri - I Cant Let Go - OutA Road Records - (Stand Still)
11 - 7 - 13 - Ginjah - Sweet Killer - Silly Walks Discotheque - (Peaked@#2) - Falling Off
12 - 9 - 21 - Tarrus Riley - To The Limit (Hurry Up) - JukeBoxx/BSMG/JamHouse - (2weeks@#1) - Falling Off
13 - 14 - 3 - JCapri - Reverse It - Head Concussion Records - (Move 1 Place Up)
14 - 15 - 2 - I-Octane - Trendsetta - (Zum) Good Good Prod. (Move 1 Place Up)
15 - 17 - 2 - Demarco - Good Book - H20 Records (Zj Liquid) - (Move 2 Places Up)
16 - 13 - 11 - Tiana - Yuh Nuh Groupie - (123 Counteraction) U.I.M Records - (Peaked@#4) - Falling Off
17 - 20 - 2 - Kalado - Personally - DreDay Prod. (Move 3 Places Up)
18 - 16 - 30 - Tiana - Gyal Broad Out - HitMaker Muzik - (Peaked@#2) - Falling Off
19 - NEW - 1 - Vybz Kartel (Addi Innocent) - Nuh Play Wid Fire - Yellow Moon Records
20 - NEW - 1 - Demarco - Bad Gyal Anthem - Full Charge Records (ZJ Dymond)
Top Five Bubblers Out A Road
1 - Vybz Kartel - Without Money - Short Boss Muzik
2 - Mavado - My Own - H20 Records (Zj Liquid)
3 - Tiana - Batty Rider - Fireside Imperial/ChrisRock Music
4 - Serani ft Melloquence - Party Tun Up - Bikini Ape Records
5 - G Whizz - Any Day - Fireside Imperial/ChrisRock Music