Little Pinchers is confirmed for ROCKSTEADY ATL on December 4th at Studio No. 7


#RocksteadyATL artwork, December 2015

#ROCKSTEADYATL is keeping Atlanta enthusiasts satisfied with Roots Reggae Every First Friday at Studio No. 7 located at 393 Marietta Street, NW, Atlanta.

Enjoy a special night of Reggae, Lovers Rock, Dub, and Roots on Friday December 4th with Music by Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport alongside guest sounds Lion of Judah with Ras Irate and Empress Movements.

Atlanta-based reggae singer LITTLE PINCHERS has officially signed on and as he has become know for, promises to deliver yet another stellar live performance “inna rub-a-dub style.”

Doors open 9pm-2am. Free Entry Until 11 with RSVP. Email your guest list names to by 5pm on Friday December 4 for a confirmed RSVP.

Look out for Rising Dancehall sensation “Smokey Hype”

smokey hype image00Born Trexton Barrett in Kingston, Jamaica, Smokey Hype started his musical journey when he was merely in Primary School.  Smoke Hype always knew that music was his destiny for if there was a talent show that was going on then you could expect him to be a part of it. Smokey Hype grew up listening to Beres Hammond, Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, Beenie Man & Shabba Ranks just name a few. As the years went on Smokey Hype continued to perfect his craft.

Smokey Hype has been seen performing since Sting 2004 in Jamaica and has also had the pleasure of working with artists such as Bounty Killer.

Smokey Hype brings a lot of diversity to the table for he is not only a DeeJay/Singer but he is also a Music Production Engineer and much known for his musical writing skills. Smokey Hype currently has 5 artists that he writes songs for.Rising Dancehall sensation “Smokey Hype”

When was the last time that you met an artist who could do it all?

Smokey Hype currently is working on one of the largest projects to come out of his Parish which will consist of the 5 top Dancehall artists from Spanish Town, Jamaica.

This young man definitely has the drive & determination but more importantly he is very much focused when it comes to perfecting his music. Smokey Hype has a promising career in front of him. Get very familiar with his name because Smokey Hype is definitely going places.


Music Review: Various Artists – Reggae Vibes Riddim


Reggae Vibes Music presents the Reggae Vibes Riddim featuring 15 all new one drop productions from Reggae Vibes Music / Warriors Musick Productions.   The Riddim features a new song from reggae legend Sizzla, strong entries from Lutan Fyah, Jah Mason, and Fantan Mojah along with emerging singers Devano, Deego, Dreama, Shane Hoosong and more. review of The Reggae Vibes Riddim

Reggae Vibes Riddim artwork

Sizzla Kalonji bolsters the riddim with “Greatest Mother,” a song in which he channels his inner synthesizer while bringing forth words of appreciation reminiscent of the vibe on his popular “Thank You Mama.”  Kana Stone performs a festival ready anthem for reggae music with a simple, yet passionate delivery on “Love the Reggae.”

Ginjah delivers a fresh marijuana ballad with a catchy refrain on “All This Time.” In a love song about his island nation entitled “So In Love,” Guche London pledges allegiance to Jamaica convincingly. Turbulence infuses his voice with the melodic notes of the riddim in the most soulful way as he sings of a love written in the stars on “For Me.”

Harlem, New York Hip Hop artist Charlie Clips combines with Delus on “They Don’t Know,” the most natural-sounding combination between rapper and singer over a one-drop reggae riddim. This joint is laced with conscious lyrics which would resonate with real hip hop heads and hardcore  reggae enthusiasts alike.

The official release date is November 6th, but the Reggae Vibes Riddim will be available for Preorder on iTunes on October 23, 2015.

New Single from Ras Fraser Jr., “Vacation For Two”

Rebel Sound recording artist Ras Fraser Jr., the son of legendary Reggae singer Phillip Fraser, brings you his new single “Vacation For Two“.

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Vacation For Two by Ras Fraser Jr. – Artwork

Many people from Jamaica never get to see many of the island’s beautiful wonders that the tourists see everyday when vacationing there. “Vacation For Two” is about a Jamaican couple taking a vacation on their own island and seeing its amazing sights for the first time.

“Vacation For Two” is currently doing well on the radio in Jamaica and is in the Hot Tracks section on the iTunes Reggae Page.  Download “Vacation For Two” now.

“Urban Poet,” new album from Junior Kelly now available

Junior Kelly is back with his new album “Urban Poet” in stores October 9th.

Junior Kelly - Urban Poet - Artwork

Junior Kelly – Urban Poet – Artwork

The 16 track album presents some of the many influences in Junior Kelly’s music; reggae, dancehall, RnB and jazz. Kelly displays a matured artistry in his voice and lyrics that has developed over his extensive recording career. The first single and video is “No Dig It Up” has over 30,000 views and growing on line.

Other features include the RnB infused “In Love,” the soul searching “Mile In My Shoe” and the Jazzy “Hooked on Mary.” Urban poet will take you on a musical high. Download the album now.

Macka B has a new album “Neva Played A 45” in stores October 9th

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Macka B – Neva Played A 45 – Artwork

The title track ‘Never played a 45‘ is an ode to vinyl lovers because “there’s something about the feel of the vibe.” Previously released on a 45, the original Peckings label pressing sold out fast and is now highly sought after.

The popular ‘Medical Marijuana Card‘ features an animated video which has amassed over 250,000 views. ‘Rasta Tell Dem‘ is already hugely popular and has been rinsed out by David Rodigan and others.

The song recounts Rasta’s canny observations of things that are just now coming to pass. ‘African‘ is an astute social observation to the standard we’ve come to expect from Macka B; shedding light on the realities of Africa as the cradle of humanity. Download ‘Never played a 45‘ now.

“Augustus Pablo Presents Rockers International” digital release available now; vinyl Nov. 13th

Augustus Pablo - Rockers International - Artwork

Augustus Pablo – Rockers International – Artwork

Originally issued as two separate album releases this 2CD remastered edition collects up 28 Augustus Pablo classics from the golden age of Rockers. Melodica masterpieces, deep dubs and classic vocal sides from the likes of Jacob Miller, Junior Delgado, Earl Sixteen and more all built on Augustus Pablo signature rock solid drum and bass foundations. Also featuring for the first time 7″ vinyl release for this scorching ’79 reggae classic from Junior Delgado ‘Away With You Fussing And Fighting,’ produced by Augustus Pablo. Download the album now.

“Give thanks for I & I Father Haile Selassie I for the inspiration for all melodies, which I & I play for His children all over His creation. Selah” – Augustus Pablo

Various Artists Compilation Album: Clarks in Jamaica

Greensleeves, in conjunction with One Love Books, is proud to present ‘Clarks in Jamaica’ the album tie-in with Al Fingers’ critically acclaimed book of the same name which chronicles the celebrated status of Clarks shoes in Jamaica.

Various Artists - Clarks in Jamaica - Artwork

Various Artists – Clarks in Jamaica – Artwork

Al, who compiled the CD and recently gave a talk on the subject at the V&A says, “Growing up in England I’ve always been fascinated by the Jamaican love of Clarks shoes and the way the brand is referenced within reggae and dancehall music. Vybz Kartel‘s tune ‘Clarks’ brought the phenomenon to many people’s attention in 2010, but the relationship goes back a lot longer, and I wanted to bring attention to that, highlighting the work of artists such as Dillinger and Little John who sang about Clarks many years before.


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TORONTO’S Trailblazer award winning artist KAFINAL

Born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica, Kafinal has emerged as an entertainer and vocalist with diverse talents.


The singer/comedian/actor who is now based in Toronto, Canada credits his sometimes difficult upbringing with giving him his strong work ethic and sense of humour. The second of five children for his parents, he remembers how his mother worked hard to make ends meet. With that determination, he has decided to pay homage to her with his work.

Like many of the musical greats he started singing as a child in the church as well as in school and at community events. In 2001 while still living in Jamaica his professional musical timing had come and he released songs like “Cooking Dat Pwile” and “Drive By”.

Upon relocating to Canada, Kafinal began to make a name for himself on the Caribbean live show and performance circuits both as a singer and comedian.

The re-emergence of his first love, music, which Kafinal describes as “soul-filling”; presents him with an opportunity to entertain the best way he knows.

Influenced by all genres of music, he lists Bob Marley, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Beres Hammond among his musical influences.

For Kafinal the sky is indeed the limit as he plans to build on the exposure and fan-base he has garnered and take it to the highest level. He promises to continue to put out excellent music with the best production quality.

Lyrically he is definitely on his way as he has already released not only “catchy” but very relevant content. His latest project is titled “Road Tonight”, has been rocking the airwaves in Jamaica, Toronto, the Caribbean and North America.

Expect more from this talented brother of the Caribbean.

Omi’s official music video for his new single “Hula Hoop” (@omimusiconline)

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Pre-order OMI’s debut album ‘Me 4 U’ today and get the new single “Hula Hoop” and the #1 hit “Cheerleader” instantly

Originally posted on mjmagazine:

00-omi-hula-hoop-videoJamaican singer Omi premiered the official music video for his new single “Hula Hoop”, which is lifted from his forthcoming debut album “Me 4 U”, on Wednesday, September 16th. “Hula Hoop” is the official follow-up single to Omi’s US #1 hit, “Cheerleader”.

“Hula Hoop” is another reggae-dance upbeat record from Omi that will certainly make listeners feel like it’s still summer. The official “Hula Hoop” music video sees Omi hosting auditions to choose the group of talented and beautiful ladies that will star in his “much-talked-about” “Hula Hoop” clip. Eventually, the selected few will put on some Rio de Janeiro festival-like costumes for the video shoot, and Omi will throw a house party nobody will be able to forget. 

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