No Music No Vote – Reactions to the Noise Abatement Act

The “No Music No Vote” campaign is one of the Jamaican entertainment industry’s responses to the Noise Abatement Act. The law, originally passed in 1997, recently became stricter. Now all events have to lock off by midnight on weeknights and 2 a.m. on the weekend.

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Topics Covered:
  • The far-reaching implications of the Noise Abatement Act.
  • Responses from key entertainment industry players.
  • Responses from various government officials.
  • Potential solutions and “silver linings”.

New Music Video: Mr. Vegas – “My Jam” (MV Music / Mr. 305 Records)

New Pop/Reggae Song & Video: Mr. Vegas - "My Jam" (MV Music / Mr. 305 Records)

New Pop/Reggae Song & Video: Mr. Vegas – “My Jam” (MV Music / Mr. 305 Records)

SLY & ROBBIE and Spicy Chocolate: THE REGGAE POWER

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SLY & ROBBIE AND SEXY CHOCOLATE: THE REGGAE POWER

THE REGGAE POWER

The Reggae Power” Is the new 12 track album featuring the Riddim Twins (Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare) with an all star cast of vocalists including Mr. Vegas, Beenie Man, Romain Virgo, Bitty McLean, Alaine and a host of others Spicy Chocolate is the Japanese Sound system and producer who brought the project together.

1990’s Reggae Music, Top Songs and Riddims from the Dancehall

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Tracklist

1 Simpleton – 1/4 to Twelve
2 Captain Barkey – Antichrist
3 Buccaneer – You Nuh Care
4 Lizard – Slapper Dapper
5 Fabby Dolly – Peanut Punch
6 Mad Cobra – Dun Wife
7 Buju Banton – First and Last
8 Mr. Vegas – Everywhere I Go
9 Snow, Nadine Sutherland, Terror Fabulous, Beenie Man, Buju Banton and
Kulcha Know – Anything For You
10 Spragga Benz featuring Nadine Sutherland – Please Me
11 Gary Minott – Seek God
12 Daddy Screw and Bonovan Steele – Miss Bonafied
13 Frisco Kid – You and You Man
14 Terror Fabulous – Behold
15 Spragga Benz – W
16 Beenie Man – Certain Man
17 Beenie Man – Slam
18 Beenie Man – Wicked Ride
19 Buju Banton – Only Man
20 Frisco Kid – Living In Style
21 Spragga Benz featuring Wayne Wonder – Dedicated To My Favorite Girl
22 Dennis Brown – Our Day Will Come
23 Gary Minott – No More
24 Daddy Screw and Bonovan Steele – Big Tings A Gwan
25 Daddy Screw and Bonovan Steele – Dapper (Breathe Again)
26 Don Yute and Wayne Wonder – Loving In Excess
27 Dugsy Ranks – Wifee
28 Louie Culture – No Gyal
29 Frisco Kid – Big Speech
30 Spragga Benz – Tings A Gwaan
31 Buju Banton – Man A Look You
32 Nadine Sutherland and Buju Banton – Second Class Love
33 Nadine Sutherland and Terror Fabulous – Action
34 Wayne Wonder and Louie Culture – Live and Learn
35 Spragga Benz – Peace
36 Beenie Man – Better Learn
37 Rayvon and Red Fox – Bashment Party
38 Bounty Killer and Richie Stephens – Maniac
39 Bounty Killer and Barrington Levy – Living Dangerously
40 Spragga Benz – Camouflage
41 Snagga Puss – Tatie
42 Spragga Benz and Wayne Wonder – Never Keeping Secrets
43 Monster Shack Crew (Ghost, Roundhead, General B) – Round Robin (Do
You Remember?)
44 Jigsy King and Tony Curtis – Real Love
45 Buju Banton – Stamina Daddy

The Top Rated 8 Dancehall/Reggae Countdown (10-9-13)

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This podcast episode from the syndicated show ‘Da Music Vault’ with Kahlil Wonda features The International Top Rated 8 Dancehall/Reggae Countdown for the week of 10-9-2013.

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8 – Love Yourself   Mr. Vegas First Name
7 – Dye Dye – Macka Diamond – Lock City Records/Truckback
6 – Redlight – Eddie Murphy/Scoop Lion – Electric Ave Records
5 – Watch Out For This – Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal,The Flexican & F.S. Green – Secretly Canadian/Mad Decent Production
4 – Call Angola – Jah Bouks – Sunizes Entertainment
3 – Convertible – Vybz Kartel – UIM Records
2 – Other Side of Love – Sean PaulAtlantic Records
1 – HERE COMES TROUBLE – CHRONIXX – OVERSTAND RECORDS

 

Official Music Video from Mr. Vegas – ‘Give It To Har’

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Fast on the heels of the release of his latest album Bruk It Down 2.0, Mr. Vegas has followed up with the release of his first video off the album for the song ‘Give It To Har.’

 

 

The video which was first released on Mr. Vegas’ MV Music Website last week has, in just days, amassed almost tens of thousands views on YouTube and continues to grow everyday. The video is also a favorite on US based site World Star Hip Hop.

 

MR. VEGAS RELEASES BRUK IT DOWN 2.0

MR. VEGAS RELEASES BRUK IT DOWN 2.0

 

Mr. Vegas, who recently performed at two sold out shows in Dakar, Senegal, says he is happy with the pickup of the album so far and is glad that the fans are pleased with the video, “When I look at the comments on places like YouTube about the video it is very encouraging plus the reception of the album has been very good.”

 

Directed by Jay Will, Give it to Har has an authentic Dancehall feel and will be a pleasure to dancehall fans. Filmed in downtown Kingston the video has cameos from Jamaican dancing outfit Dance Expressions and dancehall’s top female dancer Mystic.

 

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Mr Vegas (Photo credit: Rudemusic)

 

 

MR VEGAS INSPIRES WITH LOVE YOURSELF

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Top flight Reggae/Dancehall artiste Mr. Vegas, who is known for heart tugging compositions such as Do You Know (2006) and more recently Black and Proud, has once again affirmed his place in the Jamaican reggae scene with a new and provocative Reggae jam titled Love Yourself.

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This powerful song, co-produced by Mr. Vegas and Troy Mclean of First Name Music, was created while Vegas was vibing to a beat presented to him by Troy Mclean and addresses issues associated with true love, not love of money or vanity.

The track, laced over a true reggae beat, addresses issues of self worth and like Black and Proud, seeks to inspire fans to build their self confidence and self worth. With lines like, ” Yuh cah find true love if yuh a run down wealth Some Nuh want Nuh love dem want physiological help.”  Mr. Vegas connects with current issues and concerns within the society.

According to Mr. Vegas, “The song is telling everyone to love themselves before anyone else….have self respect and appreciate life. Love Yourself was written when I just was holding a vibe and thinking about what people go through to reach stardom… the song is on the Selection Riddim and artistes such as Capleton, Christopher Martin and Sizzla have voiced on it.”

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He has already started preparations to shoot the video for Love Yourself and his latest single Give It To Har.

Mr. Vegas promises fans that the video for Love Yourself will be innovative and will seek, like the song, to inspire change, “This song is very important to me as it addresses issues that not only affect people in my field but also many people in society who struggle with their identity and self-worth. The song is meant to inspire and so will the video”

This summer Mr. Vegas will then hit the road again, adding Europe to his list of performances on a summer tour.

Machel Montano to Perform in ATL for Peach Splash with Mr. Vegas

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New Mr Vegas music video + download "Whenever You're Lonely"

New Mr Vegas music video “Whenever You’re Lonely”

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From Sweet Jamaica and recorded on the Suriname Rhythm, MV Music presents “Whenever You’re Lonely” performed by international artiste, Mr Vegas.

Filmed in the city of lights and love, Paris, March 2013 – Mr Vegas starring the beautiful Sara Pariss

New Mr Vegas music video + download "Whenever You're Lonely"

Directed by : Ti Studio, France
Edited by: MKL Productions, France
Dancers: Lady Glam , A ni mal, Steddy, Lionel , Julie C., Mathilda, Quentin, Queensy , M’Dy, Julie M., Sunny, Amad, Jahnyss, NriK, Déborah, Danc’ei, Pypilah, Jeyss, Kenysha

Face Down (official music video) – Mr Vegas ft Penny Irie

FACE DOWN – Mr Vegas ft Penny Irie & Jazzy T
from MV Music’s BELIZE RUM RIDDIM 2013

 

Mighty Crown Rocks B.B. Kings in New York City

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Mighty Crown “The Far East Rulers” rocked the legendary BB Kings recently, alongside a star studded line up including Morgan Heritage, Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas & more!

Mighty Crown "The Far East Rulers" rocked the legendary BB Kings recently, alongside a star studded line up including Morgan Heritage, Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas & more! Mighty Crown leveled the crossover crowd with hit after hit. On more than one occasion, Mighty Crown brought the ram crossover crowd to a roar. Crown's entire set went over well, but it was the moment that Sami T performed the Harlem Shake that the revelers went into a true frenzy!

Mighty Crown leveled the crossover crowd with hit after hit. On more than one occasion, Mighty Crown brought the ram crossover crowd to a roar. Crown’s entire set went over well, but it was the moment that Sami T performed the Harlem Shake that the revelers went into a true frenzy!

Mighty Crown has officially scored with their 28 date “Driving Force Tour.” The overall tour has been a hit, with fanfare and feedback increasing after each performance. The “Driving Force Tour” has struck a chord with promoters and fans alike as requests for new dates have been pouring in.

As a matter of fact, two new dates have just been added to the tour: April 4 (Legend Nightclub, Washington, DC) & April 14 (The legendary SOBs, New York, New York). Stay tuned for everything Mighty Crown & “DRIVING FORCE.” See the full schedule here:
http://www.irishandchin.com.

Plus ++++ Revvvvv Up for Mr Vegas new single WHINE UP (vamos) and the seductive posing prowess of dancehall queens Aya versus Mad Michelle

New Mr Vegas Party Tun Up / Whine Up Video

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Shot on location in Jamaica and New York and directed by Terminal 4 Media in Kingston and J-Rockaz in the big apple, Party Tun Up hosts a cast of dancers from Russia, Europe, US, Japan and Jamaica.

This mash-up video also features Mr Vegas new single WHINE UP (Vamos) and the seductive posing prowess of dancehall queens Aya versus Mad Michelle.

Miss Lily’s Family Style CD Series Released on VP Records

Various Artists: Miss Lily's Family Style

Various Artists: Miss Lily’s Family Style Artwork

Known for serving up Jamaica’s freshest beats and top-notch cuisine in downtown Manhattan, Miss Lily’s has become a social and cultural hub for all things Caribbean.  The island aesthetic is reflected throughout the swanky decor of their restaurant, bakery, juice bar and variety shop – which serves as a record store, gallery space and home to internet broadcast station, Radio Lily.  Miss Lily’s Variety Shop, located directly next door to the restaurant, celebrates their first year in business and launches a brand new CD series Miss Lily’s Family Style (VP Records) on January 22.

The first installment is executive produced by Radio Lily resident DJ Max Glazer along with one of Miss Lily’s founding partners, Paul Salmon, who also owns Jamaica’s award-winning Rockhouse Hotel and co-founded Joe’s Pub in Manhattan. Enclosed in the CD’s vintage vinyl-inspired packaging are in-depth liner notes written by reggae journalist and Radio Lily DJ Rob Kenner along with a free download card of a 43-minute mix by DJ Max Glazer.

 

20 Most Fascinating Caribbean People of 2012

Rihanna's GQ Cover

Rihanna’s GQ Cover

RedCarpetShelley.com’s 20 Most Fascinating Caribbean People of 2012 | Red Carpet Shelley – Caribbean Entertainment News.

 

Alison Hinds and Machel Montano at The Barclays Center for Caribbean Fever Music Festival

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The Caribbean Queen Alison Hinds is set to perform at the Caribbean Fever Music Festival inside the brand new Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn, New York.  The great lineup includes Machel Montano, Mr Vegas, Cham, Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh.

Mixtape: 2012 Dancehall from Sean Paul to I-Octane

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For Promotional Purposes, featuring Various Artists here is the next mix in the Dancehall Now 2012 series. Get the Mixcloud link below, download a tracked version you can burn to CD, or download an MP3 you can play on your mobile device.

DANCEHALL NOW is a live music-oriented, syndicated radio program that spotlights the latest and greatest in dancehall and other popular Caribbean genres of music.  Catch the show live on DaFlavaRadio.com Tuesdays at 6pm EST.

Twitter: @DancehallNow
Facebook.com/DancehallNow

Tiana Hits MTV

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The ‘Dancehall Duchess’, Tiana has earned international recognition with her hit song, Dem A Bawl. The popular song has hit MTV Base Afirca’s Top 10 Charts. This is a significant stride for the upcoming female performer. She has been enjoying success with the track that has been riding local charts since early summer. Tiana’s global reputation has been enhanced now that she has a MTV Top 10 spot to boast.

“I got two IRAWMA nominations earlier this year, Dem A Bawl has hit all the top charts in Jamaica plus MTV now. I’ve been getting bookings for a number of events, I am very grateful.”…Tiana

She has built a loyal fan base in the Motherland. Her collaboration with Gambian recording artiste, G-Faal has assisted in blazing her trail. She has been receiving significant airplay inAfrica and has acquired a vast amount of her 1.8 million youtube views from that territory. The music video for Dem a Bawl stands out with the numerous cameos by popular dancehall artistes: Konshens, Gyptian, Elephant Man, ZJ Liquid, Demarco, Flexxx and Delus all endorsing the budding musician. The track which is produced on the Aurora Skies (Sounique Records) infiltrated the airwaves this past summer along with a number of other tracks such as: Watch Dem a Watch MeOne Stuck Whine and Don’t Stop. A video for Don’t Stop is currently in post production and will be released soon.

This year has been a great one says Tiana, 2012 marked the release of her debut EP,Princess of The Dancehall as well as her debut mix tape, Real Bad GyalReal Bad Gyal features prominent acts such as: Tommy Lee Sparta,  Vybz KartelPopcaanMr. Vegas and Konshens. Her break out single, Dem A Bawl is currently climbing the charts –CVMTV‘s Top 10 Hit List, at the #6 position on TVJ’s Video Alley, #7 on Tempo’s Pree Dis, #12 on Richie-B, #13 on the Hype TV, #15 on OutAroad /MDTV and bubbling in the #2 position on Stampede’s Street Chart.

 

Best Reggae Act Nominees At 2012 MOBO Awards

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Founded in 1996, the MOBO (Music Of Black Origin Awards) Organisation was established by Kanya King MBE to recognise the outstanding achievements of artists who perform music in genres ranging from Gospel, Jazz, RnB, Soul, Reggae to Hip Hop. Over the past 17 years MOBO has played an instrumental role in elevating black music and culture to mainstream popular status in the UK.

Cast your vote for this year’s Best Reggae Act Category – Vote Now

Popcaan
Sean Paul
Konshens
Damian Marley

Mr. Vegas

REGISTER TO VOTE
http://www.mobo.com/voting

Brooklyn Music Fest Monday Madness with Machel Montano and Mr. Vegas

Following a rich tradition of bringing the best concert events to Brooklyn for years, the Brooklyn Music Festival returns with a Labor Day lineup that is sure to please the Caribbean massive. Aptly titled Monday Madness, the biggest show in New York City this Labor Day holiday is set to go down in Brooklyn, NY – a mecca for Caribbean music lovers. Promoter Daddy Grace Entertainment sought out the hottest acts to truly celebrate New York’s West Indian Day/Labor Day Parade with none other than the ‘King of Soca’ himself, Machel Montano, along with dancehall icon Mr. Vegas.

Machel Montano and Mr. Vegas share a similar history of producing quality Caribbean music since the very beginning of their careers, both boasting catalogs that have set the standard in their respective genres. Montano, a soca star from childhood, is known as the ultimate performer for carnival celebrations worldwide and is, in fact, the reigning Soca Monarch and Road March King in his homeland, Trinidad. He’s credited for placing soca music on the worldwide map. Whereas, Mr. Vegas has consistently pushed the boundaries between dancehall and soca, and is hailed as the best Jamaican act to ever do so. His hybrid of dancehall and soca music has become his trademark. Soca fans look forward to his music as much as their own native sounds, during carnival season.

Montano and Vegas will be joined on stage by friends from both the soca and dancehall worlds, such as Farmer Nappy, Lyrical, Gold Duss, Wild Fire and Khristopher, with a few surprises also planned for concert-goers.

“It’s New York City Carnival and everyone celebrates across the city, the entire weekend, but we are the only concert that will bring you the true essence of carnival,” states promoter Vanmyke of Daddy Grace Entertainment. “Plus we are doing it on the actual Labor Day with Monday Madness, so we’re inviting everyone to come out and celebrate carnival with us, and truly enjoy your holiday.” The concert also marks Montano’s very last appearance in New York City for the summer.

The concert takes place at the Sesame Flyer Pan Yard, located at 1020 East 48th Street (corner of Farragut Road & East 48th Street), in Brooklyn, New York. Doors open at 4pm. Advance tickets for $20 and $25 are now sold out; tickets are currently $30 and will be more at the door. It is proudly sponsored by Western Union and food vendors will be on site, making it a fun-filled event for the entire family.

For more information and for ticket inquiries, contact Daddy Grace Entertainment at 347-569-0791 or 917-674-1835, or Jammins Entertainment at 718-282-8041.