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​Standing over 5'11 Empryss is the true picture of a Nigerian Trinidadian American princess. Hailing from the Tri-Sate area- the New York /New Jersey native decided the stage was a part of her world at the early age of 8. From beauty pageants, ballet and school programs, Empryss grasped every opportunity given that had her on the stage.  While...
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THE ABYSSINIANS FEATURING BERNARD COLLINS - Know Jah Today - Good Lord - Forward Onto Zion

THE ABYSSINIANS FEATURING BERNARD COLLINS - Know Jah Today - Good Lord - Forward Onto Zion
Few reggae acts better capture the heart and soul of roots reggae music than the Abyssinians. Their deep catchy melodies, Rastafarian themes, and beautiful harmony arrangements all delivered with a deep spiritual feeling were instrumental in defining and refining the entire reggae genre. Bernard Collins and Donald Manning had a creative opening one...
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Christopher Martin's Debut Big Deal

Christopher Martin's Debut Big Deal
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN'S DEBUT ALBUM "BIG DEAL" BRINGS THE HEAT FOR VALENTINE'S DAY   Out Today  (FEB 10, VP RECORDS)  #1 Album on Billboard Reggae Charts in Japan     He is one of Jamaica's most in-demand singers since winning 2005's Digicel's Rising Stars (the island's top televised show equivalent of American Idol), the current face of KFC's campaign across The Caribbean and best friends with Olympian record-breaking winner Usain Bolt. He is a BIG DEAL and has been for over a decade!    Today (February 10th, 2017), the 29-year-old artist reveals his first full-length album to the world. As a Valentine's Day born baby and a romantic playboy at heart, his 16-track international debut could not come at a better time.   Big Deal is the perfect recipe of sweetness, swagger and sex appeal and showcases Chris's versatility and vocal excellence. Chris fires with formidable skill on the album's braggadocios theme song "I'm A Big Deal" (produced by...
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The Love & Harmony Cruise featuring Beres Hammond, Shabba, Dexta Daps, & More

The Love & Harmony Cruise featuring Beres Hammond, Shabba, Dexta Daps, & More
On  February 27th to March 3rd , Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise will host performances from Reggae & Soca's most world renowned artists. The four-day concert will occur during the round trip voyage from Miami, Florida to Ocho Rios, Jamaica on the Norwegian Pearl cruise liner. Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise's four-day concert is produced by Rockers Island Entertainment in association with Best of the Best Entertainment and Massive B. This years performers include:  Beres Hammond ,  Shabba Ranks , and  Third World ,  Queen Ifrica ,  Wayne Wonder ,  Tony Curtis ,  Singing Melody ,  Elephant Man ,  I-wayne ,  Edwin Yearwood  and  Lurie D . Recently, new school artists  Konshens  and  Dexta Daps  were added to the bill. During the "non-stop party" experience, attendees will be treated to late night dances with deejays: Stone Love Movement. Massive B. Sounds, Bobby Konders & Jabba, and DJ Calli B, Road International,...
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CLOAK & DAGGER TV Series Casts Its Leads

CLOAK & DAGGER TV Series Casts Its Leads
By George Marston, Newsarama Contributor   Freeform's Marvel TV series  Cloak & Dagger  has cast its leads, both former Disney Channel stars. Olivia Holt will play Tandy Bowen, A.K.A. Dagger, who has the power to throw bolts of light, while Aubrey Joseph will play Tyrone Johnson, who has the power to maipulate darkness. Cloak & Dagger  has been in the works for almost five years, according to the report, and will center on the romance between Tyrone and Tandy. “The characters of Tandy and Tyrone have always stood out to me ever since I first met them in the pages of Marvel comics when I was a boy," explained showrunner Joe Pokaski. "When  Olivia and Aubrey read for the roles, these characters leapt off the page. We’re so excited to see what these talented young actors bring to the Marvel Universe." Marvel also released official descriptions of the characters. It describes...
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JO MERSA MARLEY JOINS J BOOG ON U.S. 2017 TOUR & DROPS NEW SINGLE "PRIVATE BEACH PARTY"

JO MERSA MARLEY

JOINS J BOOG ON U.S. 2017 TOUR & 

DROPS NEW SINGLE "PRIVATE BEACH PARTY"
  Jo Mersa, the eldest son of Stephen Marley and grandson of Bob Marley, joins the Compton-born Samoan reggae artist Jo Boog on the road. The 2017 U.S. tour goes full circle, kicking off this week in California and spanning over 30 cities across the nation before its return back to the Golden State. See dates below.  Mersa will tour in support of his brand new single "Private Beach Party" (out Jan 13, Ghetto Youths International) off the All Natural Riddim compilation, produced by Stephen Marley and slated for Jan 27 release. Mersa is also slated to release his full-length debut later this year.  LISTEN: LargeUp premieres the new single today: http://www.largeup.com/2017/ 01/12/jo-mersa-private-beach- party/   Jo Mersa Marley  Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley was born in Kingston, Jamaica on March 12, 1991 and moved to Miami at age 11. Jo grew up surrounded by music. By the time he was four years old, Jo was appearing onstage alongside his father, his...
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AK SONGSTRESS

AK SONGSTRESS
  Akosua kwakye  which is the real name of  AK Songstress  is a young talented dancehall artiste from the Ashanti region of Ghana, the female reggae/dancehall artiste grew up with her granny and two siblings.  Through the changing scenes of life, she met her mum who came back from Germany. She then moved with her mum and siblings to settle in Accra with whom she stayed. She then lost her granny a short while after she had moved to Accra.  Akosua realized her passion for acting and music at a very tender age. She took part in several singing activities in school. After her senior high education, she decided to go pro with her singing and has been signed on by Paradise Entertainment the original name behind 4x4 and VIP. She has currently released twenty- four singles which are enjoying massive airplay and shot nine videos in Ghana and South Africa...
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“THE CROSS OUT” & "THE CROSS OUT 2" Premiere Screening at PLAZA THEATRE

“THE CROSS OUT” & "THE CROSS OUT 2" Premiere Screening at PLAZA THEATRE
SWISH GANG FILMS PRESENTS “THE CROSS OUT 1&2”   PREMIERE SCREENING AT THE PLAZA THEATRE JAN 3RD 2017   Atlanta, GA Dec 12, 2016- Swish Gang Films and director Swish Pzy announce their special invitation premiere screening of “The Cross Out” and “The Cross Out Part 2” on January, 3rd, 2017 from 7pm-9:30pm at the Plaza Theatre (1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE Atlanta, GA). The event will showcase the two independent short films followed by a Q&A with the director and actors in the film. Tickets can be purchased in advance online through eventbrite or at the Plaza Theatre box office the day of the screening.   About "The Cross Out 1&2”   From Swish Gang Films, executive producer Swish Pzy and Curtis Snow, director of “Snow On the Bluff” the soon to be released original shorts “The Cross Out” and “The Cross Out Part 2”. “The Cross Out” is...
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CHRONIXX ANNOUNCES HIS 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR & TITLE OF DEBUT ALBUM

CHRONIXX ANNOUNCES HIS 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

& TITLE OF DEBUT ALBUM
Photo by @CheKothari Jamaican roots artist  Chronixx , a pioneering force in the contemporary reggae movement, is proud to announce his biggest tour to date and his debut album title, both named  Chronology . This year alone,  Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption Band  headlined tours in Africa, Japan, Europe and North America and rocked major festival shows like  Coachella  (USA), Austin City Limits  (USA),  Lovebox  (UK) and  One Love  (Italy)  as well as supported the iconic UK rock band  Stone Roses  at  Manchester City Football Club’s Etihad Stadium .  In 2017, the 24-year-old singer and his band expand on this success, kicking off their massive North American tour on  March 2  in support of Chronixx's first full length album  Chronology  (slated for an early 2017 release).  The Chronology Tour  spans 39 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday December 14, 2016. Dates below and  here . Chronixx reveals his first visual  "Majesty"  from  Chronology.  The song, a beautiful interpretation of ...
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Miss Brittany

Miss Brittany
    Instagram: Miss Brittany  Snapchat: Bweezyfbaby                        
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BLACK PANTHER CASTS ANGELA BASSETT AS T’CHALLA’S MOTHER

BLACK PANTHER CASTS ANGELA BASSETT AS T’CHALLA’S MOTHER
by  Meagan Damore   Marvel Studios’ upcoming “Black Panther” film just got more star power. According to Marvel.com, Academy Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Ramonda, mother to T’Challa, aka Black Panther. Bassett has over 80 acting credits to her name, including “Malcolm X.” She was nominated for an Academy Award as best actress in a leading role for “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and won a Golden Globe in the same category for the film. Most recently, she appeared as Monet Tumusiime in “American Horror Story.” Additionally, she played Doctor Waller in Warner Bros.’ “Green Lantern” film.  Chadwick Boseman will star in the film as T’Challa, the king of Wakanda and holder of the Black Panther mantle. The character made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in “Captain America: Civil War,” where he sided with Iron Man against Captain America’s team. Over the course...
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BRIGADIER JERRY - Warn Dem - Gwan a School

BRIGADIER JERRY - Warn Dem - Gwan a School
Brigadier Jerry emerged in the late 1970’s as one of the most popular cultural DJ’s to regularly improvise over the Jamaican sound systems. Highly respected as a conscious DJ, Briggy was called the teacher. He taught Rasta culture to the people. Despite early dancehall's taste for slackness, Jerry's subject matter was spiritual and cultural, though he did have a sense of humor. His chanting over the mic was a form of preaching musical sermons. While with Jah Love, bootleg cassette recordings of his live performances began to circulate among DJ aficionados and reggae lovers worldwide resulting in packed houses wherever he played. Briggy developed a strong underground reputation with his talented melodic toasting style. In the years to come, other DJ’s were to follow his example, but Brigadier Jerry will always stand predominant as the general - the man who set the standard. His vibe and lyrics have an Old Testament...
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MARVEL’S INHUMANS COMING TO IMAX, ABC IN FALL 2017

MARVEL’S INHUMANS COMING TO IMAX, ABC IN FALL 2017
by  Anthony Couto   Forget about that “Inhumans” movie as part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — Marvel has instead announced a TV series spotlighting the property that will debut in September 2017 on IMAX screens, before moving to the small screen on ABC, the home of Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”   According to Marvel.com, “Inhumans” will exclusively show its first two episodes on IMAX screens for a two-week window — the first-time a live-action TV series has done so. The series will subsequently air on ABC with “additional exclusive content that can only be seen on the network.”     Created in 1965 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Inhumans are a race of super-humans with “diverse and singularly unique powers,” as described in the official announcement. The group of heroes have recently seen a higher profile at Marvel on the comics page and on the...
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SPECULATION INCREASES AROUND A POTENTIAL DISNEY/NETFLIX ACQUISITION

SPECULATION INCREASES AROUND A POTENTIAL DISNEY/NETFLIX ACQUISITION
by  Albert Ching   Disney has made multiple high-profile purchases in recent years, and there’s increased speculation that Netflix may be next on the company’s shopping list. The potential purchase gained increased attention following a  TechCrunch  article published on Sunday, which laid out the potential benefits for both parties. TechCrunch cited “rumors swirling,” linking back to a  Fortune  article from October, which itself cited “whispers” that the media conglomerate was considering an acquisition of the mega-popular streaming service. So while it’s safe to file this solely in the rumors and speculation category for now — both parties declined comment late last month in a  Los Angeles Times  article — there appear to be many reasons why a deal would make sense. As TechCrunch detailed, despite Netflix’s success, it faces escalating costs to fund its growing slate of original programming — making it a likely candidate for acquisition from Disney or a...
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2Hott

2Hott
  Frank Spencer is a sensation on drums.    He brings an intensity to his music and the stage that can be described as barely controlled chaos;    and produces a distinctive groove    that connects deeply with the audience.    Hailing from the deep ghetto of Far Rockaway in Queens, New York, Spencer  has  overcome great struggles and found great success through his mastery on drums.     He  has  toured extensively, as well as being a member of the B.B Kings house band located in times square, he  has toured & done session work for a host of artists including BET featured poet Sharif Simmons, Sade guitarist Ryan Waters, soul artist shu, Trey Songs' bass player Nate Jones and the taste the stage event.     Spencer  has  done production intern work at platinum stuios with Jerry wonda.    Spencer also known as "2hott"  has  now tapped into his vocal talent,...
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REGGAE ANGELS - Love as One - Live Positive - Source of Guidance

REGGAE ANGELS - Love as One - Live Positive - Source of Guidance
  REGGAE ANGELS - PERFORMED ON THE SLY & ROBBIE & THE TAXI GANG TOUR - THE WORLD ONE FESTIVAL - AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS The Reggae Angels are a world class reggae act based in the San Francisco bay area with thirteen CD’s out who have been recording and performing conscious roots reggae for over two decades. Their music focuses on spiritual teachings of guidance and encouragement. They have recently performed on Reggae in the Hills, The Oroville Rock Reggae Jamfest, Reggae on the River, The Trinity River Jamboree, The Bay Area Vibez Festival, The One Love One Heart Reggae festival, The Northwest World Reggae Fest, The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, The Seattle International Reggae Festival, Reggae in the Desert in Las Vegas, The Wild Mountain Fair, The Pitzer Reggae Festival and The World One Festival in El Cerrito, CA. The Reggae Angels recently toured North America in September /...
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powerHouse Books is pleased to announce the Release of ...

powerHouse Books is pleased to announce the Release of ...
No Sleep NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999 By DJ Stretch Armstrong and Evan Auerbach Introduction by Mark Ronson Pre-Order Available Now   No Sleep  is a visual history of the halcyon days of New York City club life as told through flyer art. Spanning the late 80s through the late 90s, when nightlife buzz travelled via flyers and word of mouth,  No Sleep  features a collection of artwork from the personal archives of NYC DJs, promoters, club kids, nightlife impresarios, and the artists themselves. Club flyers, by design, were ephemeral objects distributed on street corners, outside of nightclubs and concert halls, in barbershops and retail shops, and were not intended to be preserved for posterity. Through the 90s, they became both increasingly prevalent and more sophisticated as printing technology evolved. Overnight, however, with the advent of the internet, the flyer essentially disappeared, despite it being common at one time for promoters to print thousands...
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U-ROY - PERFORMED ON REGGAE ON THE RIVER

U-ROY - PERFORMED ON REGGAE ON THE RIVER
Known as the Originator, U-Roy wasn't the first DJ, nor even the first to cut a record, but he was the first to shake the nation and he originated a style so distinctly unique that he single-handedly changed his homeland's music scene forever. Born Ewart Beckford in Jones Town, Jamaica, in 1942, he received his famous moniker from a young family member unable to correctly pronounce Ewart and the nickname stuck. U-Roy is well known worldwide and he consistently plays many of the major festivals. He tours Europe regularly. In the US U-Roy has been performing with the Fully Fullwood band. They backed him on this year on Reggae on the River under the name Soul Syndicate. His was one of the top performances of the festival. U-Roy's rise to fame was slow, and took almost a decade. He began back in 1961, DJing at the Doctor Dickie's Dynamite sound system....
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Rihanna Producer Teams up and Forms Duo to DizTroy the Landscape of Dancehall

Rihanna Producer Teams up and Forms Duo to DizTroy the Landscape of Dancehall
The talented and forward thinking producer duo   Dale “Dizzle” Virgo  and  Troy Baker  known as  DizTroy   is the fresh sound in Reggae /Dancehall today.  The crafty mesh of styles and infectious grooves, lends way to an electric mash up of roots, which combine both Jamaican sound system culture along with British and American musical influences such as: Dub, Brit Pop, Trap and EDM. Bred in Jamaica, DizTroy is at the forefront,  cultivating something special and unique.  Songs  that are firmly grounded at home but with loads of attitude, technically complex and musically edgy.  In other words…creative and refreshing.  Pitchfork  says of the duo   “They’re a necessary jolt of Sunshine ”.    The self-taught duo’s musical collection breeds life under the newly formed imprint Gee Jam,  which is an off spring of acclaimed Gee Street Records,  started in the early 80’s by the legendary  Jon Baker.   The ambitious release schedule plays like an addictive flow that delves deep into...
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AT&T IN TALKS TO BUY WARNER BROS. AND DC PARENT TIME WARNER

AT&T IN TALKS TO BUY WARNER BROS. AND DC PARENT TIME WARNER
by  Kevin Melrose in  Comic News ,  Movie News     AT&T is reportedly in advanced talks to purchase Time Warner, the media conglomerate that owns Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. Bloomberg, which broke the news on Thursday, now reports  discussions have accelerated  in hopes of reaching an agreement by Monday to close the door on other possible buyers, such as Apple or Google. The potential merger is already being compared to Comcast’s 2011 purchase of NBCUniversal, in terms of combining content and distribution. A telecommunications giant, the Dallas-based AT&T bought DirecTV last year for $50 billion, becoming the nation’s largest pay-TV service. A deal, which would have to meet with the approval of federal regulators, would give AT&T control of not only DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.’ film, television and interactive units, but also Hanna-Barbera Productions and cable networks like HBO, CNN and Cartoon Network. In addition, Time Warner jointly...
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