Posted on 12 March 2014.
As 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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Posted on 03 March 2014.
Montreal, Canada’s Dancehall entertainer, Sampaloo, teamed up with 4 In The Morning’s R&B artist, Sasha for a collaboration on her hit record “Encore”.
While working on his new Dancehall hit with Darshan Records, based out of Atlanta, Georgia, the Dancehall entertainer took the chance to collaborate with an Urban Media Group, 4 in the Morning, who are based out of Montreal and L.A. The group has been making waves in Montreal for some time. The Montreal Dancehall king was honored when asked to collaborate on the record and after hearing Sasha’s track he knew it was time to make his mark on the R&B scene.
February 22, 2014, Sampaloo was invited back on the Monaie Money stage as a special guest with Sasha to promote the new single (Monaie Money is a platform that promotes the younger generation and their talents). He took the crowd by surprise, as he flew on stage dressed all in orange to lay out his part of the track.
4 in the Morning invited him back over the past weekend to finish off the final touches of the music video where 2010’s Dancehall queen, Sade Deroche, and Montreal’s video vixen, Ebo, costarred in his scene.
Sampaloo and his team take us outside of the box this year and are coming back strong while showcasing the artists’ versatility. He plans to make his mark in the broader urban scene here in Montreal, as his collaboration with Reggaeton group Efigy Sound is set to release before the summer.
Look out for the Encore video in the early spring.
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Posted on 13 January 2014.
Montreal’s well received Dancehall entertainer,Sampaloo released his highly anticipated video for the Reggae single, Only Jah Know off of Tenament Yard Records, Sweet Dreams Riddim earlier today. The team has great expectations for the single as it portrays the developments in Sampaloo’s career that caused the Canadian-Jamaican entertainer to slow down his pace in 2013.
Management, Reeva Ann Proctor of Empowerment Media Group states, “2013 was an important milestone in Sampaloo’s career. With unforeseen circumstances including the passing of two family members, Sampaloo took a slower path to ensure he had quality Reggae singles to which people around the world could relate. Though his album “Immigration” didn’t get the chance to hit the market as of yet, it has given us time to reevaluate what songs we intend to put out on the album that truly represent him and his journey here in Canada.”
Sampaloo has been one of Canada’s top Dancehall artists since 2004 with the release of his debut single,Immigration and has since released mainly Dancehall tracks for various producers from Jamaica and around the world.
As Sampaloo continues to maintain his presence in the media, he is also actively involved in empowering his community. His fundraiser for the Philippines, though small turned out to be very successful. He again brings the Montreal and Canadian artists together in March where he officially announced on Facebook that his annual Welcome to Montreal event will be held at V-Lounge, Saturday, March 29th.
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Posted on 07 October 2013.
Montreal, Canada’s versatile Jamaican entertainer Sampaloo finished filming the music video for his unreleased track Only Jah Know from an upcoming Tenament Yard Records Production. Sampaloo was first invited to voice with Tenament Yard Records last year during the production of the popular reggae rhythm Moonlight, in which he recorded his well received song Journey. Tenament Yard Records is a Jamaican label spearheaded by Drezion, musical director and lead keyboardist of the Morgan Heritage Band.
The video was shot throughout the park of Mont-Royal capturing both the natural beauty and urban aspects of one of Canada’s great cities. The video is touching and full of meaning featuring a storyline to which everyone can relate. The video was directed by Reeva Ann Proctor as well as Jonathan Levert of Image Nomade Productions (A French Canadian Film Company) who was also in charge of filming the video. Sampaloo used Image Nomade Productions for his Roll Out video shoot as well in Summer of 2012.
When Sampaloo was explaining the video to a German fan at the park he said, “My team and I really made sure that the video was made so that everyone can relate. The direction, the storyline and characters all represent something different, though mi a tell my story, mi a tell a story fi everyone at the sametime. We also made sure that the video represented Montreal to the fullest, as this is the city where I live and have lived for many years. Yes, mi love represent weh mi come from, yes, mi is a Jamaican, but mi still haffi represent weh mi deh.”
Only Jah Know was written for his sister who’s life was tragically taken by gunfire in St. Elizabeth this past April.
Sampaloo has been a leading Canadian Dancehall artist for years and is easily Montreal’s top Jamaican act. Within the last two years he has really put Canada and Montreal on the map when it comes to Dancehall Music. He has had Media Features with many outlets from across the world including interviews with different radio stations across North America and invitations to attend and perform live stage shows in Jamaica, Canada, Belize and Florida. He recently ventured into quality One Drop/Culture productions where he has been just as well received by Reggae music lovers as Dancehall fans.
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