Marsha Ambrosius, Freddie McGregor, Maxi Priest, Romain Virgo, Ikaya, Raging Fyah, Jah9, Christopher Ellis, The Green, Katchafire, Jah Cure, No Maddz, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, Kabaka Pyramid, Exco Levi, Kelissa, Jahmiel, Iba Mahr, Keznamdi

VP RECORDS REMEMBERS “THE CROWN PRINCE OF REGGAE” DENNIS BROWN

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Compilation Features Covers from Marsha Ambrosius, Freddie McGregor, Maxi Priest, Romain Virgo, Ikaya, Raging Fyah, Jah9, Christopher Ellis, The Green, Katchafire, Jah Cure, No Maddz, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, Kabaka Pyramid, Exco Levi, Kelissa, Jahmiel, Iba Mahr, Keznamdi and more.

DENNIS BROWN Double-Disc Tribute Album Will Drop June 3, 2016

DENNIS BROWN Double-Disc Tribute Album Will Drop June 3, 2016

Hailed by NPR Morning Edition as one of the 50 great voices of all time – the Jamaican musical icon Dennis Brown began his recording career at the tender age of 11 and released more than 75 albums during his all too short 42 years on Earth. Although the reggae legend passed away in 1999, his music and legacy live on.

VP Records, the world’s leading reggae label, will pay homage to Brown on June 3, 2016 with an extensive tribute album of his timeless hits and deep cuts titled, We Remember Dennis Brown. The 30-song collection features a wide and impressive range of reggae and R&B voices covering crucial Dennis Brown compositions. The set was produced by Jamaican legend Clive Hunt with an all-star team of musicians.
In February (Brown’s birthday month), VP Records premiered one song from the album every Friday for five weeks – including “Caress Me” from one of Jamaica’s brightest voices Romain Virgo, “Milk & Honey” by roots reggae rockers Raging Fyah, “Bloody City” from the Caribbean’s soulful songstress Jah9, “Promised Land” from Hawaiian reggae band The Green and “Have You Ever” by R&B powerhouse Marsha Ambrosius.

In addition to these power hitters, We Remember Dennis Brown will feature an array of singers from Brown’s native country and across the globe who he influenced. Jamaica’s latest crop of stars (including Jah Cure, Gyptian, Iba Mahr, Kabaka Pyramid, Kelissa, Keznamdi, Chronixx and Jesse Royal) as well as the island’s icons who worked with Brown (like reggae vocalists Bushman and Freddie McGregor) all offer their contributions. Freddie’s son Chino McGregor and Christopher Ellis, the talented UK-based singer and offspring of Alton Ellis (another one of Brown’s musical mentors and confidants), both deliver powerful renditions of Brown’s classics.

New Zealand rockers also create a breezy rendition of “If I Had The World.” The worldly collection proves that his universal sound transcends all boundaries of time, race and creed. Each artist adds their own original flair to Brown’s profound soul-stirring sound – touching the hearts of new and old fans alike on this unique multi-disc collection. We Remember Dennis Brown will include deluxe packaging as well as extensive liner notes on the belated legend.

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DENNIS BROWN

Dennis Brown was greatly influenced by American balladeers such as Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin as well as Jamaican singers like Delroy Wilson and John Holt. At only 12-years-old, he cut his first hit “No Man Is An Island” at Clement “Coxsone” Dodd’s famous Studio One. Within the years, he was a force to be reckoned with musically – dubbed the “Boy Wonder of Jamaica” and “Crown Prince of Reggae.” Before he was 16, he had worked with Jamaica’s top recording artists (Alton Ellis, Horace Andy) and producers of the time (Prince Buster, Dennis Alcapone, Winston “Niney” Holness and Vincent “Randy” Chin).

In the 1970s, he worked closely with producer Joe Gibbs and released multiple albums. One of the album’s songs “Money in my Pocket,” peaked at #14 on UK Top 40 chart becoming one of the biggest international hits in Jamaica’s history. This success landed him the cover of the NME’s February 1979 issue. Enthusiastically adapting to the new dancehall era, Brown released a huge amount of work throughout the 1980s recording with genre’s major producers like King Jammy on Brown’s 1986 album The Exit and Gussie Clarke in 1989 with the Gregory Isaacs duet “Big All Round” and the album Unchallenged. He continued to record prolifically in the 1990s before his passing. His 1994 album Light My Fire and 2001 release Let Me Be the One were both nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.

TRACK LISTING:

Iba Mahr, Jesse Royal, Keznamdi, Chronixx, Exco Levi, Kelissa, Jahmiel, Kabaka Pyramid & Rockaz Elements – I Need Your Love (Rasta Children)
Bushman – Don’t Want To Be No General
The Green – Promised Land
Raging Fyah – Milk and Honey
Christopher Ellis – Created By The Father
Mutabaruka & Marla Brown – Words of Wisdom
Chino – Melting Pot
Yahsha – The Existence Of Jah
Jamelody- Halfway Up, Halfway Down
Freddie McGregor – Little Village
Mykal Rose – Easy Take It Easy
Jah9 – Bloody City
Richie Spice – Wolves and Leopards
Shuga – Black Liberation
VP Hit Team – To The Foundation
Romain Virgo – Caress Me
Marsha Ambrosius – Have You Ever
No Maddz – Rocking Time
Maxi Preist – Love Me Always
Jamelody & Ikaya – Love Has Found Its Way
Sanchez – Your Love Got A Hold On Me
Katchafire – If I Had The World
Etana – Should I
Jah Cure – Ghetto Girl
Christopher Martin – Baby Don’t Do It
Gyptian – How Can I
Ikaya – For You
Dalton Harris – No More Will I Roam
Jah Vinci – Money in My Pocket
VP Hit Team – Silhouette

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The No More War Riddim, featuring Gyptian

the No More War Riddim, featuring Gyptian

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For an uplifting experience, check out these singles from the new “No More War” riddim, in stores now.

 

Featured New Singles from Da Music Vault – November 13, 2013

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Featured New Singles from Da Music Vault – November 13, 2013

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Sex, Love, and Reggae: A spotlight on Gyptian’s new album

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Download: ‘Sex, Love, and Reggae’ Mixtape from Gyptian

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Gyptian‘s new album ‘Sex, Love and Reggae’ is getting ready for release on October 29th, 2013.

Check out this free download now of the full length ‘Sex, Love and Reggae’ mixtape.

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Mixtape includes exclusive remixes of Gyptian’s past hits and teasers from the upcoming album.

Download or preview ‘Sex, Love, and Reggae’ Mixtape from Gyptian 

New Gyptian Album “Sex, Love & Reggae” coming soon

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Gyptian is breaking out with the hot new song “Vixen” featuring Angela Hunte (co-writer on Empire State of Mind) and produced by Jerry ‘Wonda’ Duplessis (Fugees, Mary J Blige, Miguel) .

Gyptian is breaking out with the hot new song "Vixen" featuring Angela Hunte (co-writer on Empire State of Mind) and produced by Jerry 'Wonda' Duplessis (Fugees, Mary J Blige, Miguel) . Vixen is the lead single form the forthcoming album Sex, Love & Reggae (in stores October 2013).

Vixen is the lead single form the forthcoming album Sex, Love & Reggae (in stores October 2013).

Here’s a little teaser for all the Gyptian fans out there.

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VP Releases Various Artists Album ‘Reggae Gold 2013’

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It’s time to go for the gold, with Reggae Gold 2013!

Various Artists: Reggae Gold 2013
Reggae Gold is the ultimate reggae music compilation with the big hits and crucial crossover tracks from the past 12 months.  Reggae Gold also features a bonus disc of 11 classic reggae hits from the past.

Reggae Gold is the cornerstone of Reggae music in the US mainstream and urban market for the reggae genre for 18 years and counting.  Summertime means reggae music and Reggae Gold is leading the pack with today’s hottest artists.

Reggae Gold 2013 features the talents of Beres Hammond & Shaggy, Gyptian, Konshens, Major Lazer featuring Johnny Osbourne and Snoop Lion featuring Mavado & Popcaan among others.

SNOOP LION – “LIGHTERS UP FT. MAVADO & POPCAAN (BENNY PAGE REMIX)”

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Benny Page releases a free download of his new official remix of Snoop Lion’s “Lighters Up,” ahead of preparing his 1st studio album.

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This remix adds to his catalogue of major artist remixes for the likes of Gyptian, B.o.B, Nas, Jessie J and Tinnie Tempah.

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UK producer and DJ, Benny Page is currently preparing studio sessions in both the UK and Jamaica for his 1st studio album.

The eclectic sounds of the album draw from influences ranging from dancehall to trap, reggae to drum & bass and dubstep, and is being voiced by some of the finest upcoming and established dancehall and reggae talent from around the world.

Presently Benny’s management is scouting for any vocal artists interested in being part of the project. To get involved please contact his management at hal@geejam.com.

 

Gyptian – Come Over Remix feat. Makia Downing

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GAME ON LOCK ENTERTAINMENT and EASTLINK RECORDS release Gyptian – Come Over Remix feat. Makia Downing

(Official Music Video)
http://www.GameOnLock.com RELEASES HOT NEW SINGLE “COME OVER”

Gyptian’s “Non Stop” Featured On Ragga Ragga Ragga 2013

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Reggae superstar Gyptian is back with “Non Stop,” a hard-hitting tune that is guaranteed to heat up the dancehall.

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The “Slap Weh Chief’s” latest single serves as the lead track from the 2013 installment of Greensleeves/VP Records’ legendary dancehall series, Ragga Ragga Ragga.

Much to the enjoyment of club-goers everywhere, “Non Stop” commands the gyals to “wine wine wine” and “tick like a clock.” The scorching hot video, which showcases some of the finest dancehall queens strutting their stuff for Gyptian, has already been featured in such outlets as World Star Hip Hop and VIBE, among others.

Gyptian’s biggest single, “Hold Yuh,” was recently certified Gold by the RIAA, marking sales of over 500,000 units.  “Non Stop” will be working non-stop in the clubs, at the party, in your ride, and on the radio all summer long. Download and get it in the mix now!