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Lady Saw calls out Snoop Lion

Lady Saw vs Snoop LionOne of Dancehall’s greats has become wary of the musical path taken by Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Doggas Lady Saw recently took the popular American musician to task for his venturing into Reggae music.

In a recent interview, the ‘Queen of Dancehall’ voiced her disapproval of Snoop’s dabbling into the Reggae market. When speaking following her performance at Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records in late July, Lady Saw spoke about the implications for Jamaican Reggae artists who strive to achieve chart and commercial success internationally with overseas acts such as Snoop Lion infiltrating the market.

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OMI completing soon to be released debut album

OMI Fast rising Jamaican musician, OMI is set to capitalize on his strong run of form in the immediate future as he is putting the finishing touches on his debut album which will be unveiled soon.

The album comes on the heels of several hit singles for the young singer since emerging on the local scene in 2012, including Cheerleader, Fireworks and My Old Lady.

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Largeup.com: Eddie Murphy goes reggae with Snoop Lion

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The last time we heard Eddie Murphy sing reggae, he was instructing the members of a VFW Hall to “kill all the white people,” in one of the most memorable skits from his run at SNL. More than three decades later, we’re still laughing at that one.

Well we’re laughing again, but this time not for the same reasons. Reviving a spotty music career that includes“Party All the Time” with Rick James, a not-exactly reggae link-up with Shabba Ranks, and the super-colossal clash of the titans that no one seems to remember, “What’s Up With You” with Michael Jackson, the one-time funniest man in the world has just turned up in a mysterious new music video that’s got us going, “Woy!”

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Boss Minion poised to dominate the airwaves

Boss MinionBoss Minion is poised to take the mantle of the “good ole days of Reggae” and is now ready than ever before to create waves on the music scene. Under the guidance of Tymin Entertainment, the recording artiste is intent on making an indelible mark as a renowned reggae artiste while engaging fans in Jamaica and around the world.

With his latest tracks, Dope Is No Game and Fed Treatment enjoying rotations on the FM radio, the humble Trelawny native is ready to prove that, he can be a force to be reckoned with in the industry.

“I have my own signature style, my music speaks reality, the truth. It also reflects my youth, where I used to listen to Bob Marley, Papa San, Brigadier Jerry and Yellowman, I am about to take the world back  to the good days of Reggae.” said Boss Minion.

Fresh from his performance at the Police Youth Club which was held May 4th in Spanish Town, Boss Minion left patrons on a musical high, yearning for an encore.

According to Tymin Entertainment manager John Tyson, “Boss Minion has a unique sound, which is a signature of his, so once fans hear his voice, they will definitely know his songs after that one time.”

As the artiste continues to gain a steady momentum on the playlists of many radio stations with tracks such as Gwen, Babylon vs. Rudeboy, Fed Treatment, he is now without a doubt, ready to release hits to add to his musical belt as he works up a sweat in studio.

“Fans can download my songs on iTunes, also the single Gwen speaks to my versatility as an artiste, it’s  a fusion of Jazz and R&B”  shared the artiste.

Meanwhile patrons will also get a chance to experience Boss Minion’s performance up close, at The Sperlina Man show at Bob Marley beach, St. Thomas which features Chronixx, amongst other major acts.

Boss Minion wants to assure fans that, he will continue to make good music, which at times can be considered as thought provoking or entertaining, or both, but this passionate and frank artiste is keen more than ever on building a strong and consistent presence in the music industry

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Update: Best Of The Best Memorial Weekend Concert In Miami!

South Florida’s biggest Memorial Weekend concert, Best Of The Best, returns to Bayfront Park (301 Biscayne Blvd.) on Sunday, May 26th. The long-running Caribbean music, arts and culinary festival will once again bring the top acts in Reggae, Dancehall & Soca to the Miami stage.


Produced by Rockers Island Entertainment, in conjunction with Massive B, the Best Of The Best franchise remains the country’s largest, multicultural, family-oriented festival, consistently welcoming thousands of visitors from urban centers around the United States, including New York, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, as well as from the Caribbean, South America and Europe.


The blockbuster lineup for Best Of The Best 2013 includes Beres Hammond, Freddie McGregor, Beenie Man, Sanchez, Cocoa Tea, Elephant Man, Mad Cobra, Singer J,Mega Banton, Chronixx, Konshens, Patrice Roberts, Lyrikal, Skinny Fabolous, J.W. & Blaze, and The Bahamas Rat Pack. More superstar additions to the lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.


This year, in honor of Military Appreciation Month (May 1 – 31), the promoters of Best Of The Best are offering general admission tickets at a 30% discount to US Military with a valid ID. Special 50% off bonus to the first 300 tickets sold online. Visit: www.BestOfTheBestConcert.com/Military.


On Friday, May 24th, the Official Best Of The Best 2013 Welcome Party will be held at Cafe Iguana Pines (8358 Pines Blvd.) in Pembroke Pines and feature music by Massive B, King Waggy T, D Life, House Arrest and Fergie & Springer. Following the big show on Sunday, all roads lead back to Cafe Iguana Pines for the Official Best Of The Best 2013 After Party featuring champion sounds by Stone Love, Massive B, Poison Dart, Platinum Kids, Encore, Steelie Bashment and more. FREE before 1:00 AM with event flyer!

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“OMI” – New Artist Spotlight

One writer says, “Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, while others had greatness thrust upon them.” In the case of OMI (Omar Samuel Pasley) he was born a great singer! Hailing from Clarendon, Jamaica, OMI is last of the four children of Kenroy and Rachel Pasley. As a child growing up, he sang at every occasion that provided an audience – the church, school concerts or any other community gathering. Much to the delight of his onlookers, OMI would rise to the occasion once he got the opportunity.

OMI idolized his father and nurtured the desire to follow in his footsteps as a visual artist and musician. For him, this was no easy feat to accomplish, as his dad was not only outstanding at painting portraits, but also a great musician known in the industry as Jah Ken. However, before Jah Ken could pass-on all he knew about both vocations, he died of emphysema when OMI was nine years old. His dad’s passing left a vacuum in his world and as young as he was, OMI pledged to use his talents to keep his family anchored together.

He attended the May Pen Primary School, before moving to the Garvey Maceo High School where he started to shine as a true performer among his friends. OMI was captivated by the beats and ‘raw street poetry’ that coloured the hip-hop music genre, so much so, that during class breaks, his peers would take turns providing hip-hop beats while he rapped. His friends were fascinated with the cutting edge lyrics he spit and voiced their approval by drumming on the desks and chairs, while maintaining the rhythm to the lyrics he spun. It was at that moment OMI realized he could effortlessly create catchy melodies. As he grew older and his voice became more distinct, he found singing more to his liking. He enjoyed the latitude it gave him in putting more “soul” and creativity into his compositions.

OMI is the newest young discovery of international talent wizard, Clifton “Specialist” Dillon, who successfully produced and marketed such luminaries as Shabba Ranks, Patra and Italian reggae singer Alborosie. Discovered by Specialist three years ago, OMI is a prolific singer and songwriter inspired by music stars such as Nat King Cole, John Legend and Tanya Stephens. He enjoys reasoning on social, cultural and spiritual issues, from which he elicits material to incorporate into the body of his songs. The timbre of his voice is smooth, bright and compelling. OMI’s fluid vocal delivery and his contemporary songwriting skills will no doubt secure successive hits on both local and international charts. OMI is being groomed in all aspects of the music business under the direction of Kingston, Jamaica based Oufah Media & Production, spearheaded by Specialist, who is also producing his CD. He is currently in the studio laying tracks for his not-yet-titled debut album, of his self-penned songs, for which the intro singles “Standing On All Threes” and “Cheerleader” will be released shortly. Already on the scene is his “Firecracker” song, teasing music fans on YouTube. You are now officially forewarned: Prepare thyself to meet OMI!
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MUSIC VIDEO LINKS

 

OMI – CHEERLEADER - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_NVUZNsh2E

 

OMI – ALL THREES - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy18UqKRKcY

 

OMI – FIREWORKS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7Obw9Jo0ag

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Alicia Keys – Girl on fire – Remix (Reggae Livication Records)

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Video: Maxi Priest Live! Wild World (Presented by ROCKSTEADY)

In this Superstar Film Maxi Priest rocks the crowd at The Shrine Chicago with classic reggae jams like “Wild World” and “Your Body Can’t Lie to Me”. He also talks about his musical influences from different artist/genres (Dennis Brown, Marvin Gaye, Biggie & Nas to name a few) and being blessed to do what he does. This video is presented by ROCKSTEADY.

Video by Jamaar J
Audio by Romeo G
Interview by CJ Jervis & others

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Rihanna – Rudeboy – Remix by Reggae Livication Records

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Video: Etana Reggae

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8 Year Affair

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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Luciano blasts young musicians for making degrading content

04e435f6a5c2ddaac841d846eaa1618bThe self-professed ‘Messenger of Reggae,’ Luciano has a big issue with the current state of Jamaican music, taking aim at younger artistes for what he calls the demise of positive lyrical content within Reggae/Dancehall music.

Speaking with Bermudan newspaper, The Royal Gazette earlier this week, the veteran singer chastised emerging acts for pushing messages of degradation to the public, disrespecting women and their culture in the process.

“These youth nowadays would sing any garbage. They don’t weigh their words and that’s not right,” Luciano said. “When yuh listen to Dennis Brown and Bob Marley, yuh don’t hear these great pioneers cursing and demoralizing women.”

He says this is only part of the ongoing downfall with Jamaican society, proclaiming there is a precipitous decline in morality and standards.

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Snoop Lion documentary, ‘Reincarnated’ to hit theatres worldwide this March

Reincarnated movie poster 5.inddReincarnated, the much anticipated documentary by Snoop Lion will finally make its way to theatres March 15th.

New York based magazine/multimedia outlet and producers for Reincarnated, VICE made the announcement regarding the movie’s release date on Thursday. Reincarnated can be viewed across a number of select American theatres, including New York’s Sunshine Cinemas, Laemmle Monica and City Walk (Los Angeles), Opera Plaza (San Francisco), Century (Chicago), Midtown Art Cinema (Atlanta) and O Cinema. The film will also debut across theatres in the United Kingdom on March 22. No announcement was made regarding if and when the movie will make its way to Jamaican theatres.

Snoopadelic Films in collaboration with VICE Films shot the long-awaited feature film last year during Snoop’s trip to Jamaica. It recalls the captivating and somewhat eccentric journey of an artiste who went from a gangster rap icon into a Reggae crooner while trying to understand the nuances of the island’s culture, music and people.

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LargeUp TV: Snoop Lion on Bunny Wailer

Snoop discusses his relationship with reggae legend Bunny Wailer in an exclusive interview with LargeUp TV.

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Rastas denounce Snoop Lion’s use of their culture

Snoop-Dogg-TransformationSnoop Lion’s recent transformation from hardcore rap to Reggae has surprised and even amused many music fans locally and overseas. However, some prominent Rastafarians are far from enthused about the entertainer’s new persona.

Legendary Reggae singer, Bunny Wailer has called out the artiste formerly known as Snoop Dogg, claiming he has been using his ‘Lion’ moniker to profit off Rastafarian culture. Wailer and the Ethio-Africa Diaspora Union Millenium Council issued a seven page letter to Snoop Lion on Wednesday outlining their grievances with the artiste.

Wailer told TMZ of his belief that Snoop Lion is only using the Rastafarian moniker to sell records and his Reincarnated movie while insisting the converted Reggae crooner has failed to meet the “contractual, moral and verbal commitments” of being a Rasta.

According to Wailer, Snoop has engaged in ‘outright fraudulent use of Rastafari Community’s personalities and symbolism” — and has failed to meet “contractual, moral and verbal commitments.’

The Council also questioned Snoop’s motives for making the switch, demanding he drop the ‘Lion’ off his name immediately. “Smoking weed and loving Bob Marley and Reggae music is not what defines the Rastafari indigenous Culture!” they said in their statement.

Snoop Lion, who has traveled to Jamaica on several occasions over the last year, has yet to respond to these accusations. In a recent television interview, Snoop explained he was given the ‘Lion’ name by a group of Rastafarians he visited during his trip to Jamaica last February, signaling his maturity as a man.

The California-born entertainer returned to the island earlier this month as he shot the official video for his single, Lighters Up, featuring prominent Dancehall artistes, Popcaan and Mavado. He is also promoting the new web series, Noisey Jamaica, a 10-part web series exploring the nuances of Dancehall music and culture which debuted on Tuesday.

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