Noisey Jamaica II: Walshy Fire, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, Protoje, Jah9, Keznamdi & more!

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The island of Jamaica, West Indies continues to make noise, and we love it!

Noisey introduces #NoiseyJamaica II with appearances by Walshy Fire, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, Protoje, Jah9, Keznamdi & more! #ReggaeRevival

Noisey introduces #NoiseyJamaica II with appearances by Walshy Fire, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, Protoje, Jah9, Keznamdi & more! #ReggaeRevival

The second edition of Noisey Jamaica is a look into the revolutionary new young reggae movement led by charismatic artists like Chronixx and Jesse Royal.

Presented by Major Lazer‘s Walshy Fire and also featuring controversial new dancehall artists like Alkaline, Noisey Jamaica travels from downtown to the beaches to report on one of the most exciting periods in Jamaica’s rich musical history, including a look at the influence of Vybz Kartel, currently incarcerated for murder.

Checkout Season 1 of Noisey Jamaica.

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New Reggae Music: MS PAIGE – ‘RISE UP’

Ms Paige has teamed up once more with Enos Peniston (a.k.a. Mandrike) of COZMIKNATION PRODUCTION to share with you her first 2014 release.  In celebration of what-would-have-been Bob Marley’s 69th birthday, Ms Paige presents a positive message through the lyrics of this conscious reggae track entitled RISE UP.     Written and performed by Ms Paige, RISE UP is featured on the Wreckless Riddim.     “With all of the terrible things that generations before us had to endure, it blows my mind that the ignorance of racism still lives today. The colour of one's skin does NOT define whether or not they should be held in higher regard than another. It is time to rise above stereotypes, rise above hate, RISE UP!”  ~ Ms Paige

MS PAIGE – RISE UP artwork

Ms Paige has teamed up once more with Enos Peniston (a.k.a. Mandrike) of COZMIKNATION PRODUCTION to share with you her first 2014 release.

In celebration of what-would-have-been Bob Marley’s 69th birthday, Ms Paige presents a positive message through the lyrics of this conscious reggae track entitled RISE UP.

Written and performed by Ms Paige, RISE UP is featured on the Wreckless Riddim.

“With all of the terrible things that generations before us had to endure, it blows my mind that the ignorance of racism still lives today. The colour of one’s skin does NOT define whether or not they should be held in higher regard than another. It is time to rise above stereotypes, rise above hate, RISE UP!”

~ Ms Paige

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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.

Gyptian - Sex, Love and Reggae - Artwork

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 

Junior Kelly Prepares for 2013 Tour: Piece of the Pie

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Junior Kelly is a major force in the world of reggae music today.

Junior Kelly - Piece Of The Pie - Artwork

Junior Kelly – Piece Of The Pie – Artwork

He hit it big in 1999 with the single “Love So Nice“. Since then, he released at least one album a year.

He also collaborated with all the best dancehall artists like Capleton, Anthony B, Luciano and many others. Between 2001 and 2005, he released many hits like “Can’t Get Away”, “Clean Heart”, “One Love” or “Jah Jah Live On” and “Rasta Should Be Deeper”.
From his early life as a youth in Jamaica to becoming one of the most popular reggae artists on the festival network, Junior Kelly has always fought and preached for social justice, economic equality and freedom for all in and through his songs and performances. They are filled with messages for the betterment of all people. This year’s tour will be amazing in all sense.

Tad’s Record Releases Prezident Brown’s New Album, “I Sound Is From Creation”

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Jamaican roots reggae artist Prezident Brown returns with the highly-anticipated release of his latest album, I Sound Is From Creation, available on November 13, 2012 from Tad’s Records. Born Fitz Cotterell in Clarendon, Jamaica, Prezident Brown embarked on his musical journey in the 1980’s, and over the years, has transcended international borders to bring his brand of socially-conscious messages, packaged through sweet reggae music, to the global audience.

Hailed as one of the few remaining authentic roots reggae entertainers, Prezident Brown is often compared to the late Dennis Brown and Jacob Miller of Inner Circle. This, his ninth full-length release, is no different, as he continues his mission to educate and entertain, through his music.

Boasting 14 tracks molded by Prezident Brown’s signature chanting style, all solidly laced over classic one-drop reggae riddims, I Sound Is From Creation is a must-have album for reggae lovers. With the first single, “Be Careful (Rags To Riches),” Prezident Brown implores listeners to not get attached to material things or lose themselves, as they rise from “rags” to “riches.” The second single, “Teach The Youths Dem (Meditation),” address the destruction of the culture and encourages youths to be strong in the face of adversity. Other notable tracks include “Defender,” where he delves into his Rastafarian faith and urges the public to not belief the negative propaganda that is spread about the religion, “Fi Wi Queen (Jamaica 50),” which pays tribute to Jamaica’s 50th Independence celebrations, “Everything Is Everything,” which explores the mysteries of creation, and “Rebel With A Cause,” a unique combination of neo-soul and roots reggae that speaks to Prezident Brown’s musical versatility.

“I came up with the album name I Sound Is From Creation because some of the songs were made from chanting the melody and lyrics,” reveals Prezident Brown. “The musicians created music for the chant and together we made a record.” Working alongside Axx Of Jahpostles (Devon Bradshaw on bass and Ian “Beezy” Coleman on guitar) on the production created a fruitful and comfortable working situation for the entertainer. “It is always a pleasure to work with Devon Bradshaw and Ian Coleman,” states Prezident Brown. “We work very well as a team and they are involved in a lot of my projects that are already out.” Axx Of Jahpostles thus share in the album’s billing.

“Overall I have grand feeling about the album as the collection of tunes represents me well,” discloses Prezident Brown. “I believe real progress is gradual and not overnight, so one should practice and maintain one’s position. This project took two years, on and off, to conceive and come together.” With the final project in hand, Prezident Brown is bound to satisfy the masses, as he continues his prolific pursuit as a reggae music ambassador and a socially-conscious commentator.

“Prezident Brown, as an artist, is one of those silent but deadly gems of reggae music,” states Tad Dawkins, President of Tad’s Record. “His songs are both entertaining as well as powerful in message. There was no contemplating when the opportunity arose for Tad’s Record to put out an album for Prezident Brown and Axx Of Jahpostles. Tad’s Record deals with quality music and I Sound is from Creation is a solid and high quality album.”

 

Sizzla Sounds Off on Education with New Single, “Learn To Read”

Conscious reggae star Sizzla returns with a new anthem for the youths, and a plan to encourage and empower the younger generation. The new single, aptly titled “Learn To Read,” speaks on the importance of education, as Sizzla advocates young people to learn to read and write, as a way to overcome ignorance.

“In the beginning, I spoke Amharic, which is the true language,” reveals Sizzla. “And telling the youths about the brilliance of education, and teaching them the importance of it, will empower them.”
 
Sizzla is a member of the Bobo Shanti sect of Rastafarians, a group that typically places a strong emphasis on education and literacy. Unlike any of his other tracks, this track focuses strongly on educating children and investing in the intellect of the youths, thus showing the humanitarian and philanthropic side Sizzla is known for. Because he is iconic, the single will have an impact on parents, government officials, and educators alike, thereby encouraging children to go to school, and learn to read and write.

 Furthermore, the song has undertones of a political agenda, one for the betterment of the youth in Jamaica, and  also timely for the upcoming December 29 elections in Jamaica. It will surely give strength to candidates seeking better budgets for education.

This single is the first tune voiced on the Gal Block Riddim, produced by 22-year old Glenroy “Frosty” Jackson for his own Lion House Music Production, based in Jamaica. It was recorded at Kalonji Records in Jamaica, by Frosty and Ainsworth, and mixed and mastered by Dave Downie and BUG for Unlock My Mind Music, at Hilltop Studio in Brooklyn, New York. The single is manufactured and distributed by Locksmith Records.

The track is now available as a single and ringtone (see links below). It is also distributed from top digital retailers worldwide, including iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, MySpace Music, VerveLife, Zune, MediaNet, Spotify, Nokia, and eMusic

Click here for news and updates from Sizzla, and contact dubsessionstudioja@gmail.com for dubplates. For more information on this single, contact Lion House Music at lionhousemusic1@yahoo.com or 1-876-482-9697 (Jamaica), or Locksmith Records at locksmithrecords@yahoo.com or 732-497-7054 (USA), or visit www.locksmithrecords.com or www.unlockmymindmusic.com.

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