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VP RECORDS DELIVERS THE SUMMER SOUNDTRACK FOR REGGAE

VP RECORDS DELIVERS THE SUMMER SOUNDTRACK

FOR REGGAE
For over two decades, the popular VP Records' series consistently delivers the year's more influential hits and showcases musical trends in reggae and dancehall. Available July 22, Reggae Gold 2016 maintains its heralded reputation and also features a bonus DJ mix disc by Chromatic Sound, "the taste of Jamaican youth" (The Fader). Jamaican music comes in many forms and facets and continues to push boundaries. Reggae Gold 2016 showcases the island's diverse range - from dancehall and roots reggae to it's influence in contemporary pop, EDM and Top 40.  Whether it is the #1 Billboard Top 100 single "Cheerleader" from OMI or the club banger "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" from super producer Jamie xx featuring Young Thug & Popcaan, the album has no shortage of mainstream appeal.  The compilation also features a heavy dose of dancehall from some of the most in-demand, breaking artists like Tanto Blacks ("Real...
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MARVEL ANNOUNCES "MOSAIC," STARRING DIVERSE, BODY-JUMPING ANTIHERO

MARVEL ANNOUNCES "MOSAIC," STARRING DIVERSE, BODY-JUMPING ANTIHERO
Written by Anthony Couto of comicbookresources.com   Clearing up months of teasers and speculation,  Marvel  has unveiled its plans for  "Mosaic,"  an ongoing series written by  Geoffrey Thorne  and drawn by  Khary Randolph , about a new body-jumping Inhuman anti-hero. Before the launch of the new "Mosaic" series in October, Marvel is releasing a 10-page origin story for the new black character, which will go on sale at Barnes & Nobles on August 6. According to  Vulture , "Mosaic" will follow "...the exploits of a man named Morris Sackett. He starts out as a beautiful and successful professional basketball player, a selfish jerk, and — unbeknownst to him — a latent Inhuman," who, upon discovery of his powers, "...finds he no longer has his handsome body. Instead, he’s become a free-floating entity that needs to occupy other people’s bodies in order to survive." The site also debuted the full first issue...
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P.M. DAWN PRINCE BE Passes Away at 46

P.M. DAWN
PRINCE BE
Passes Away at 46
One half of  P.M. Dawn  ... singer  Attrell Cordes , who was best known as  Prince Be ... has died.  Cordes passed away Friday at his NJ home from renal kidney disease. He was 46.  PM Dawn, which also included Cordes' brother, Jarrett, were huge in the early '90s. They're best known for their #1 hit "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss." It appears Cordes was also living with diabetes. A post on the group's Facebook page read, "Prince Be Rest In Peace forever more, Pain from Diabetes can't harm you anymore."
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ADDIS PABLO - son of the legendary Augustus Pablo - Rockers International - Unconditional Love - available August

ADDIS PABLO - son of the legendary Augustus Pablo - Rockers International - Unconditional Love - available August
ADDIS PABLO - SON OF THE LEGENDARY AUGUSTUS PABLO - PERFORMING ON REGGAE ON THE RIVER - AVAILABLE IN AUGUST Addis Pablo, son of the legendary Augustus Pablo, is carrying on the torch from his father. This June in Jamaica there is a festival in honor of Augustus Pablo. Addis is a young lead instrumentalist who continues the musical tradition of his beloved father playing the melodica and keyboards in both the Roots Rock Reggae style as well as a modern somewhat new age production style. Addis and his business partner Jamal Ras Jammy Layne formed the Suns of Dub, a multi-faceted label, performing act and production company. Together they have been keeping the music works building. In his time Augustus Pablo was constantly working on musical works producing albums and putting them out to the world. That was his mission. In the Summer of 2013 Addis Pablo performed on many...
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JUS NOW MAKES SOULFUL RETURN ON 4-TRACK ALONE EP OUT JUNE 17 ON FEEL UP RECORDS iTunes Pre-Order Available Now

JUS NOW MAKES SOULFUL RETURN 

ON 4-TRACK ALONE EP

OUT JUNE 17 ON FEEL UP RECORDS

iTunes Pre-Order Available Now
"Jus Now is the result of Trinidadian percussionist/producer LAZAbeam's affinity for soca sounds melding with U.K.-based producer Sam Interface's love for the eclectic lineage of the English electronic scene….Will Make You Wanna Wine..."    -The FADER "A mixture of soundbwoy killing and party starting...an uninhibited bruk-out destined to shell down bashment parties that are not limited by tempo or genre…”     - NPR SONGS WE LOVE (2015)   New York, NY - The bond between the West Indies and United Kingdom tightens through Jus Now’s mutual passion for drum culture. Master percussionist/Trinidadian producer  LAZAbeam  and British DJ/producer  Sam Interface  of  Jus Now , who made an impact last year with their  Cyah Help It  EP , dive deeper into their library of sounds and artist collaborations for this follow-up   Alone  EP.  The four-track opus will be released on  June 17th, 2016  on the New York-based label,  Feel Up Records ....
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Rising Recording Artist Jahmiel Stellar Debut Performance in New York

Rising Recording Artist Jahmiel Stellar Debut Performance in New York
  Rising reggae recording artist Jahmiel made his debut performance in the United States on Thursday June 3 in Bronx, New York. Hosted by Platinum Kids, Jahmiel headlined the weekly event called Unwind Thursdays. The remarkable 5'3 artist entered the Garage Night Club at  1:15 am  and departed the venue one of the biggest artists to look out for in years to come.   The line began to form outside the club at around  1:30 a.m , dominated by male and females ranging in age of 21 to 30. The anticipation on their faces was of curiosity and hope of satisfaction from the young artist whose music they resonate with and have heard so much about in the past few months.       "Jahmiel a my artist, he give me nuff courage and inspiration through his music, a nuff time me wah just give up but the youth inspire me"  say Johnathan...
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Helen Mirren is joining the cast of Fast 8

Helen Mirren is joining the cast of Fast 8
By  Jamieson Cox  of the Verge   Helen Mirren revealed she's working on  Fast 8  alongside Vin Diesel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Charlize Theron, a casting announcement that suggests Hollywood is taking cues from my wildest dreams. Mirren talked about her involvement in  a new interview with  Elle , and she also confirmed she's going to take the wheel of one of the franchise's legendary vehicles. "I'm about to do  Fast and Furious 8 ," said Mirren. "I've always rather loved driving. I said, 'I'll be in it, but only if I'm allowed to drive if I do drive in it...' I love big, fun movies — as long as they're well made and they've got good scripts. That's the most important thing." This isn't just a quick paycheck for Mirren, who's been open about her desire to wriggle into the  Fast  universe in the past and  has driven on ...
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HUGE INTEREST IN TESSANNE'S NYC PERFORMANCE

HUGE INTEREST IN TESSANNE'S NYC PERFORMANCE
  NYC: With less than two weeks left before New York's premier reggae and R&B summer festival - Groovin In The Park - unfolds at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens on Sunday, June 26, 2016 , event organizers are reporting an uptick in calls about Voice season 5 winner Tessanne Chin. "There is tremendous interest in Tessanne based on calls to our office and to the radio station" Chris Roberts, founder of Groovin Inc. said. "She has been a NY fan favorite ever since she first appeared on the Voice three years ago. What is interesting, it is not just Jamaicans who are calling, but fans from across the Caribbean diaspora, Americans and music lovers who want to see her live. She could steal the show",  he said. In terms of preparations for the festival, Roberts indicated that he is pleased so far. "Things are looking very good so far compared...
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