Posted on 21 February 2014.
Acclaimed Jamaican deejay and producer, Imperial has called on disc jocks in his native Jamaica to stop showing bias and prejudice after insisting they slighted a song he produced for Dancehall artist, Mr. Peppa, that has since been remixed by Payday Music Group.
The song in question is Gangster Gorilla, a song written by Imperial that Mr. Peppa voiced in 2010 on the Motion Picture Juggling rhythm, for which a medley video promoting it topped local charts. However, the song received little airplay back home, to his frustration. An alleged remake of the song, which sees Mr. Peppa team up with Bounty Killer on the Party Spree Riddim, has been garnering regular rotation on radio, something he noticed when traveling to Jamaica earlier this month to promote his new album, Dancehall Knowledge: Volume 3.
Speaking on Thursday, Imperial accuses disc jockeys in Jamaica of playiing the political card too often, making it hard for wide-ranging talents like himself to gain mainstream traction.
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Posted on 12 February 2014.
Prominent Jamaican artist and producer, Imperial seeks to impart more wisdom within the music world in 2014 as he has released his new studio album, Dancehall Knowledge – Volume 3, featuring a mix of songs sure to uplift and entertainment the masses.
Released Feb. 7, Dancehall Knowledge – Volume 3showcases 15 tracks, including familiar hits such asDays like These and Real Ghetto Story. This sure-to-be acclaimed album also features songs for the lovers such as Be My Wife and Your Love, for those who enjoy the night life like Ravin as well as motivational songs such as Shall Not Be Moved, Opportunity and Full Time Dedication.
This album is a much anticipated follow up to his 2011 compilation, Dancehall Knowledge – Volume 2 which featured songs such as Just Party, Miss Virtuous and Deadly Assault – The Tivoli Saga, a song which spoke on the infamous uprising in the inner city community of Tivoli Gardens in Kingston. It also gave you collaborations with the likes of Ikaya, Monster Hemp Higher andKhari Kill. The first installment of Dancehall Knowledgewas released in 2008.
Dancehall Knowledge – Volume 3 is now available for purchase on iTunes and is a recommended listen for music lovers in search of authentic, thought-provoking content mixed with some fun and relaxing vibes.
Recently, Imperial has been promoting his single of the album, Promise and also enjoyed a tour of the United States near the end of 2013.
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Posted on 14 November 2013.
Multi-talented Jamaican musician, Imperial Alley Cat is set to showcase his talents across the United States in the coming weeks, which will kick off on Sunday in Orlando, FL.
The Dancehall/Reggae singer and producer will join a diverse collection of talents on this upcoming tour, presented by the LA-based United Artiste Alliance Music Group (UAA Music) label, which will begin at the Orange County Convention Center. The tour will feature acts from genres such as rock and roll, hip-hop, R&B and pop, including Elliot Noir, SLK, Roger Rackz, If Humans Could Fly and many more.
This tour will enable Imperial to get up close and personal with his American fan base as he hopes to break new ground within the industry, hailing as the lone Dancehall/Reggae act on the bill. The singjay looks forward to engaging with young music lovers who will fill the venue as he looks to represent Jamaica to the fullest on the American music scene.
Imperial says he is ‘very excited and in high spirits’ as he promises to deliver steady, thought-prompting performances that reflect the music and positive energy he brings within the industry.
The U.S. tour comes on the heels of Imperial’s hit single, Idling which has garnered strong buzz in his homeland as well as in the U.S., Canada and Europe while the accompanying video features cameos from Mavado and Karian Sang. Furthermore, Imperial Alley Cat will be dropping more new music before the end of this year, going into 2014 and is currently promoting the official video for his new single, Real Ghetto Story.
Check out the Real Ghetto Story video on YouTube as well as Idling on Soundcloud. To bookImperial, email him at [email protected] or [email protected]
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