On Saturday, February 1st, Pressure Busspipe will return to Jamaica to promote his new album “Rebel With A Cause.” Catch him live at the Kaya Herb House – 82 Lady Musgrave Road – in Kingston, from 8:00 PM to approximately 1:00 AM the following morning.
In addition to Pressure’s appearance, there will also be live performances from Jah9, Kabaka Pyramid, Lutan Fyah and many other special invited guests.
After what has been a challenging year filled with ups and downs, New York based reggae artist Dan IJ is eager to continue his journey in 2020. That being said, he is re-releasing his song and video, titled “New Beginning.” The project was first shared in 2018 via Dan IJ‘s own Lyfe Productions record label, but was never adequately promoted.
On the powerful reggae record, the singer laments on the importance of letting go of the past and focusing on the here and now, completely committing to the task at hand; while the visuals, which were captured by Blaza Visionz, shows him performing the song in various locations in and around the city of New York.
When asked about the track, Dan IJ said the following: “This is the song to uplift and motivate each and everyone who never make it the year before and is trying to make it whether this year, next year or the following year. The start of a new year is always a new beginning.”
“New Beginning” is being distributed by Zojak Worldwide, and as such, is available for download on all digital music stores.
On Friday, February 7th, there will be a major concert following the Dallas Mavericks versus Washington Wizards game at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. There will be performances from: former Bad Boys artist Mase, Tylan, A1 Chops, Dru Hill and DJ Quicksilva.
The Royal Air Forces Association (Jamaica 580 Branch) will be hosting dancehall artist Agent Sasco, along with some of his friends, at Curphey Place – The Ex-Services Club – in Kingston, Jamaica on Friday, February 7th.
This is a benefit concert created to support veterans and their families. Pre-sold tickets are going for $2,500 JMD.
On Ash Wednesday, February 26th, Team Unstoppable will host the 2020 staging of ‘Trelawny Me Born & Grow’. This year’s lineup will include: Richie Spice, Terry Linen, Shudly, Darrio, Kemar Highcon, Little Hero, Kevin Downswell and Mr. Unstoppable himself, Charly Black.
‘Trelawny Me Born & Grow’ is a family fun day that will run from 11:00 AM to midnight. In addition to the live performances, they will also have bounce-a-bout and merry go round for the kids. Advance tickets are going for $1,000 JMD for adults and $500 for children.
Ibru, (Angelo Smith) is an International Billboard reggae/ dancehall recording artist. His style and lyrics connects with listeners, as he brings a fusion of dancehall and pop hooks to various dancehall rhythms. Ibru‘s music, which is centered on social injustice, has given him a broad fan base, made up of mostly young people that can relate to his messages. He is not apologetic about bringing awareness to, or standing up for, the plight of normal people facing struggles in life. Being an Iraqi War veteran, combined with his humble beginnings growing up in the Bahamas, he’s able to put a unique spin on his music.
His songs are like a guide that takes the listener through the different stages in his life; from simple beginnings to the pinnacle. Last year his internationally acclaimed single “Pinnacle” was featured on the “Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica Deluxe Edition” album released by Amada Records. That project also featured prominent artists like Capleton and Mykal Rose, and was in the top five on the Reggae Billboard Charts.
In August, 2019, The Star, Jamaica’s nationwide newspaper, cited Ibru as the “Bahamian artist ready to take on Jamaica.” When Shereita Grizzle (of The Star) interviewed him, she was impressed by his poise and confidence. She asked him about his high level of confidence taking on the tough Jamaican audience and he said: “I’ve been in the studio, just working, perfecting my craft and just steadying my focus.”
In December of 2019, he released his highly anticipated EP called “I’m So Focused”. The six track EP highlights Ibru’s versatility and also has a collaboration with Sizzla Kalonji called “Stop The Violence.” This EP is gaining traction and attracting the attention of reggae and dancehall fans internationally. Ibru’s sing jay style is always punchy and gravitational, drawing in his fans to lock in for the exciting ride.
On Saturday, February 22nd there will be a Soul Session with De La Soul, Digable Planets and Camp Lo at the Foxwoods Resort Casino (350 Trolley Line Blvd) in Mashantucket. This event is scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM (local time).
Tickets, which range from $59 to $119 USD, are available via Ticketmaster.