Soca Star FARMER NAPPY Releases NEW Album, BIG PEOPLE PARTY

Soca star Darryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry brings the spirit of Trinidad Carnival to the global masses with his new album Big People Party, available worldwide from all major digital retailers, as well as physical CD in stores, on February 25, 2014, with pre-order available now, from FOX FUSE.

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New album Big People Party from Farmer Nappy

Celebrating over 30 years in music, the accomplished and acclaimed Trinidadian singer and songwriter delivers the very best that soca music has to offer with this new collection of hits on his third full-length studio effort.
new album Big People Party

Farmer Nappy is a top contender in the 2014 International Groovy Soca Monarch Competition, already securing his place in the finals, which takes place on “Fantastic Friday,” February 28 at the national stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Big People Party is the only album that is released internationally by an artist during Trinidad’s Carnival 2014 season.
Cover of 'Big People Ting' - Farmer Nappy

Monster Energy Drink has partnered with Farmer Nappy to be its brand ambassador from now through the Carnival 2015 season

Farmer Nappy also accomplished this major feat with his previous album, You Make Me…Surrender, released in February 2012 which received a coveted review and rating from MTV garnering a tremendous 4 out of 5 stars. It was also featured in The New Yorker Magazine, along with numerous other international media, as well as in all the major news and entertainment outlets at home in Trinidad and Tobago.

 

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Dancehall Now Episode 17 – The ‘I Wish I Was In Trinidad’ Edition

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Make sure to download this show for the exclusive combinations within such as the remix of ‘Brooklyn Go Hard’ which features Wayne Wonder, Foxxy Brown, M.I.A, and Jay-Z, & ‘Automatic’ by Marcia Griffiths and Busy Signal.

Since Trinidad Carnival (aka the greatest show on Earth) is currently taking place, this episode of Dancehall Now features Jamaica’s Dancehall King Beenie Man doing the Soca thing alongside Trinidad’s lyrical giant, Bunji Garlin on the remix of ‘Plenty Gal,’ a bonafied 2009 mega hit. Also in the mix is Beenie Man featuring Trini Jacobs with the Soca version of rapper T.I.’s ‘Live Your Life’ entitled ‘Superstar.’ Other carnival themed highlights featured are ‘Tonight’ by Reggae songstress Alaine featuring Machel Montano, and ‘Fly Away’ sung by Machel Montano and Collie Budz out of Bermuda.

Dancehall Now Episode 17 also includes new music from Daville, Vybz Kartel and Spice, Tarrus Riley, Laden, and Ms. Triniti featuring Beenie Man by request.

Right Click the file and select “Save As…” to download the entire mp3 file or just click to listen to the audio stream now. We sincerely hope you enjoy the selections and mixing. Please send your comments, feedback, and requests to podcast@highlanda.net or feel free to comment at http://www.highlanda.net/html/contact.php. If you like what you hear please subscribe to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

Dancehall Now Episode 17

Playlist:

1 Automatic – Marcia Griffiths/Busy Signal
2 Brooklyn We Go Hard (Remix) – Wayne Wonder/Foxy Brown/Jay-Z/M.I.A
3 You Have It – Beenie Man
4 Fly Away – Machel Montano HD feat. Collie Budz
5 Burnin Burnin – Ms. Triniti feat. Beenie Man
6 Human Nature – Tarrus Riley
7 U A De Boss – Sizzla
8 Baby Mother Drama – Kiprich
9 Time To Shine – Laden
10 Ramping Shop – Vybz Kartel feat. Spice
11 No Games (Remix) – Serani feat. Raekwon
12 Sleepless Nights – Buju Banton
13 Jah Live – Luciano
14 Tonight – Alaine feat. Machel Montano
15 Superstar – Beenie Man feat. Trini Jacobs
16 Plenty Gal (Remix) – Bunji Garlin feat. Beenie Man
17 Start A New – Tarrus Riley
18 The Best In Life – Sizzla
19 Missing You Right Now – Daville
20 Know How Fi Love Dem Up – Assassin feat. Josey Wales

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LIL JON CREATES ‘DIRTY SOCA’

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– Lil Jon –

Lil Jon is known to the hip-hop world as the “King of Crunk,” a superstar rapper and producer. What they probably don’t know is he started out as a dancehall selecta or deejay, as a member of the Four Seasons Sound System during the ’90s, in his hometown of Atlanta. Now the entertainer, formally known as Jonathan Smith, is coming full circle, flirting with his love of Caribbean music by injecting his unique crunk flavor into this year’s Carnival festivities in Trinidad.

Jon will not only be performing, but he has actually produced a beat for a collaboration between him, Latin hip-hop star Pitbull, and soca artist Machel Montano, called “Floor On Fire.” The success of the production has evolved the track into a full-fledged riddim, with numerous Caribbean stars voicing on it, including  Kevin Lyttle and Mr. Vegas.  As a result, a new breed of soca is being introduced and will see its debut on soca’s most prolific stage – Trinidad Carnival.

This is not the first major stage on which Jon has displayed his flair for island beats. He first appeared alongside Pitbull and Machel Montano at soca’s other big festival, Crop Over in Barbados, last August. He was also in Trinidad recently to kick off Carnival, performing with Montano at the annual WASA Fete on January 31.

Lil Jon Trio
– Pitbull, Machel Montano & Lil Jon
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“At Crop Over, we decided we would do another collaboration – but something fresh and from scratch. I went home, did the beat, sent it to Pitbull and Machel, and this time we also got into the studio together and the rest is history. Now with ‘Floor On Fire,’ dirty soca is born.”

Jon’s vision is to not merely spread the new flavas from fete to fete, but his goals are to bring international and mainstream attention to Caribbean music, in all its forms.  His blueprint for this dynamic undertaking plots collaborations with soca, dancehall, reggae and Latin entertainers, and sees him trekking throughout the islands and also working the international circuit that celebrates Caribbean music.

As for his love for Caribbean music, Jon is drawn to the energy found within. “I like how it takes the party to another level,” says Jon, of his first taste as a deejay. “The energy of the music would have all the girls partying and getting crazy – it’s always a fun experience.”

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– DJ Buddha

Longtime industry playmaker DJ Buddha, music consultant to Jon and A&R to Pitbull, introduced the trio and is responsible for the fusion of sounds. “My interest falls in bringing good music to the masses and being able to expose our culture and brand to the world,” reveals DJ Buddha. ” I want people to understand that a lot of the music they know and love originated in the Caribbean, such as reggae, soca, calypso, hip-hop, reggaeton, merengue, salsa, and are fused from these small countries and rich cultures.”

A virgin to TNT Carnival, Jon is excited to be included in this year’s history. “I hear it’s the biggest, best and wildest carnival in the world.” He is also using the trip as an opportunity to shoot the video for the hit single, “Floor On Fire.” “I want to capture the true essence of the culture, and therefore shoot the video at AC7, and on Carnival Monday and Tuesday,” states the star. “I want to visually bring to the worldwide audience the energy of Carnival!” The single will be featured on his upcoming album, Crunk Rock, due out this summer from Universal Republic Records.

To stay updated on all things Lil Jon, visit his artist profile at at http://www.myspace.com/liljonworld.

For all Caribbean media inquiries regarding Lil Jon, including
details on the casting call and video shoot in Trinidad, please contact
RHONA FOX, INC. at 1-212-300-3813 or e-mail: media@rhonafox.com.


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Lil Jon performs “Floor On Fire” with Machel Montano at the
WASA Fete in Trinidad, on January 31, 2009.

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