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Sampaloo set to open show for Reggae star, Protoje this weekend

Sampaloo ProtojeAs Sampaloo puts the final touches on the Welcome to Montreal campaign, he is preparing to open for reggae Icon, Protoje.

Protoje has become an idol for many of the upcoming reggae artists, representing something new age and original in the industry. Protoje was destined to be a musical star, with his mother, a well-known Jamaican signer by the name Lorna Bennett and his father a well known Calypso singer from St.Vincent.

The Reggae star is well-known for his song, Kingston Be Wise featured on the popular game, Grand Theft Auto, and for his classic collaboration with Ky-mani Marley titled, Rasta Love which is off his album, The 7 Year Itch. The popular album hit #2 on the Reggae Charts in Canada.

The show expects to hold close to a 1,000 people and will be held at Montreal’s Club Soda, Sunday, March 16th. Sampaloo will be performing his hits such as Journey, How Dem Suh Badmind, Only Jah Know, and Roll Out.

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Protoje’s new album reaches top five of U.S. Billboard chart

Highly acclaimed Reggae singer, Protoje is reaping early benefits internationally following the unveiling of his sophomore album, 8 Year Affair.

The compilation, released on February 12, has debuted at number five on the U.S.Billboard Reggae Chart, already surpassing its predecessor. Additionally, he achieved fourth spot on the Billboard-affiliated Next Big Sound chart, which tracks musicians who are statistically poised to achieve future success determined by their impact across socialmusic websites.

8 Year AffairAdditionally, the 8 Year Affair landed at number two on the iTunes Reggae chart in Germany while placing third on the same chart in the United States, only trailing Reggae icon,Bob Marley for the re-mastered and deluxe editions of his classic album, Legend.

The project has also copped top ten positions in countries such as Canada, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Finland and the United Kingdom.

Protoje hosted a much anticipated album launch for 8 Year Affair on the day of its release atTuff Gong International studios in Kingston; opting to play out his 14-track project instead of performing the songs live as he tried to create an old school Dancehall atmosphere.

He is scheduled to perform a live show on Saturday at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, where he will give away copies of his album for just JA$500 each.

The 8 Year Affair features singles such as This Is Not a Marijuana Song and Kingston Be Wise, which talks of the infamous incursion in Tivoli Gardens in 2010. The album also features collaborations with singing sensations, Romain Virgo, Tessanne Chin and Toi as well as production from Lifeline Music as well as Protoje’s cousin and internationally-renowned hitmaker,Don Corleon, who produced 13 of the album’s 14 tracks.

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Video: REMIX OF PROTOJE’S ‘THIS IS NOT A MARIJUANA SONG

Video: REMIX OF PROTOJE’S ‘THIS IS NOT A MARIJUANA SONG
Remix of Protoje’s ‘This is NOT a Marijuana Song’..mixed by @iamyaadcoreft. Wiz Khalifa
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Damian Marley, R. Kelly hit all the right notes on Sumfest’s closing night

After two days of memorable performances that had thousands of patrons in undeniable awe, it was only fitting that the son of Reggae’s greatest product brought a remarkable end to Reggae Sumfest 2012.

Grammy-winning Reggae superstar, Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley drew several comparisons to his late father, Bob Marley following an impeccable performance on

International Night 2 on Saturday night at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay; prompting conversation that it was one of the greatest sets in Reggae Sumfest history.

With Damian Marley’s dreadlocks down to his feet, it became only fitting that his performance mirrored the aforementioned hairstyle; flowing from head to toe with energy and identity that made him stand out amongst fellow greats who graced the Sumfest stage.

The internationally acclaimed Reggae superstar amazed the audience with many of his classics such as More Justice, Still Searching and Beautiful; engaging the crowd who echoed Marley’s notes on those tracks. Furthermore, Jr. Gong performed another more smash hits such It Was Written and The Mission to rousing ovations while his chart-topping single, Affairs of the Heart had women in the audience screaming for more.

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Video: PROTOJE & DONCORLEON PERFORMING IN STUTTGART GERMANY

PROTOJE & DONCORLEON PERFORMING IN STUTTGART GERMANY

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Video: Protoje – Who Dem A Program

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Video: Protoje – Who Dem A Program

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Video : Protoje – Our Time Come ft. Don Corleon

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Video : Protoje – Our Time Come ft. Don Corleon

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Tash crowned 2011 Rising Stars winner, thrilled with victory

Season 8 of the popular Jamaican talent show, Digicel Rising Stars came to a dramatic conclusion last night as 17 year old, Chantel “Tash” Lamont was announced as the winner of the competition.

It was a nerve-racking end to a two-hour long season finale that witnessed performances from former Rising Stars competitors during this past season including Jah Flamez, Dominic Young & third place winner, Delando “16” Colley. Furthermore, former Rising Stars winners, Brown Sugah & Dalton Harris performed for the anxious crowd at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston. There were also a plethora of special guests who made appearances at the event as emerging Reggae superstar, Proteje performed alongside the aforementioned Dominic Young while another prominent Reggae singer, Tarrus Riley also graced the stage.

At almost 11pm local time, Lamont, along with fellow fan favorite, Latoya “Latty J” Jackson stood beside Rising Stars host, Terri-Karelle Reid awaiting the highly anticipated results.

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Video: Protoje – No Lipstick

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This is the official video for “No Lipstick” by Protoje from the album “Seven Year Itch” buy now on Itunes.
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Video: PROTOJE PERFORMING AT GARANCE FESTIVAL IN FRANCE

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Mp3: Protoje ft Kieda – All Again -Summer Scheme Riddim

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Top 10 Dhusa Most Played Dancehall Videos for Feb 2011 – feat Gyptian, Spragga Benz, Protoje, Shaggy, Alaine, Seanizzle

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Video: PROTOJE FEAT KY-MANI MARLEY – RASTA LOVE

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Mp3: Protoje – Take Control – The Message Riddim – Don Corleon

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Video: Protoje – Dread

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Artist Spotlight: Protoje – 7 Year Wish

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