Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Performs at Cat’s Cradle in North Carolina on Sept.26 (@iamKrayzieBone ‏ @LayzieBTNH ‏@ThisIsBizzyBone)‏

Bone Thugs-n-HarmonyOn Tuesday September 26th, one of hip-hop’s biggest group, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, will hit the Cat’s Cradle stage in North Carolina (300 E Main St, Carrboro). The show kicks off at 9 PM and will go until midnight. Click here to purchase tickets.

About Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American hip hop group from the Glenville section of Cleveland, Ohio. They are best known for their fast-paced rapping style and harmonizing vocals. In 1997, the group was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance with their song “Tha Crossroads.” Since its conception in the early 1990s the group has been honored with numerous other awards. Bone Thugs are also the only artist to work with Eazy-E, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G. and Big Pun. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are also recognized as one of the most successful hip-hop groups selling 50 million records.

“True Emotions Riddim” Hits The Billboard Charts (@Troyton_TM)

True Emotions RiddimIt is few and far in between that a reggae or dancehall compilation charts billboard, but when it does, it is celebrated in unison, not only by fans, but by the various artists featured. The latest to hit the charts is the “True Emotions Riddim,” produced by renowned billboard charting producer Troyton Music.

Topping the iTunes top 10 reggae chart upon its release, “True Emotions Riddim” is now #13 on billboard. The star studded line-up features some of the genre’s most celebrated artists such as the legendary Beres Hammond, stars: I-Octane, Mavado, Tarrus Riley, Jahmiel, Alaine, Christopher Martin, Jah Cure, Bugle, Charly Black, Lutan Fyah, Deep Jahi and rising recording artist Theron.

Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, True Emotions Riddim” is available on all major online digital platforms.

Norris Man & Teacha Dee Confirmed for the 2017 Aarhus Reggae Festival (@TeachaDeeMusic)

Norris Man & Teacha DeeOn September 29th and 30th, Jam Link Intl. will host the 3rd annual Aarhus Reggae Festival at Voxhall (Vester Allé 15, 8000) in Aarhus, Denmark. As they’ve done previously, day one, the 29th, will be dedicated to the dancehall culture, while day two, the 30th, will focus more on the ever growing reggae scene.

This year’s theme will be on “the foundation of Jamaican music.” That being said, unlike other festivals, the 2017 Aarhus Reggae Fest will be centered on the sound system tradition. What this means is that, as was customary in the early days at Jamaican parties and stage shows, all artists will be supported by a selector behind a turntable spinning the rhythm on vinyls.

So far the organizers have confirmed long time reggae sensation Norris Man and Jamaican born, Germany based, reggae star, Teacha Dee. Additionally, they have added Donna Marie, Omar Perry and several others. The full line up will be announced shortly. The popular brand Reggae Grill, which is known for their amazing Jamaican cuisine, will be on hand cooking up their famous reggae burgers. There will also be reggae inspired art on display by Vogel Arts.

Tickets are now available via the following link: http://fondenvoxhall.dk/koncerter/aarhus-reggae-festival-2017/

New Video Release: Bugle – Cherish Life (@BugleMusic)

Bugle - Cherish LifeIf you have not seen it as yet be sure to check out the new video from Bugle for the track “Cherish Life.” In keeping with the track title, the visuals tells the story of us, human beings, taking life for granted, not knowing when serious illness and/or death will come up on us.

Regardless if you are a fan of Bugle or not, this video is worth watching and sharing, as it is very inspiring. Click here or on the image above to watch.

Gospel Artist Marc Isaacs Delivers New Album, ‘Mercies’ (@MIsaacs_10)

 

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Gospel sensation Marc Isaacs delivers his uplifting debut album Merciesnow available worldwide from all major digital retailers (released on August 11, 2017). Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Isaacs is a rising star in the Gospel world and has been spreading positive messages to the global masses through inspirational music and messages, for years now. Mercies is a reflection of his mission in motion.

Mercies gifts us 11 Gospel gems, bringing contemporary Gospel sounds on songs such as “Be Glorified,” “Light Up The World” and “My Praise Belongs To You,” while groovy soca shines on “Mercies Cyah Done,” “Rain Down” and “Round The World,” reflecting his rich island heritage. The spirited tunes were penned by Isaacs (except for “Be Glorified,” which is a cover of Ron Kenoly’s hit song by the same name), and produced by Deer Panteth ProductionsFisherman ProjectJ Lab Productions and Joshua Caines.

Mercies is the culmination of four years of hard work and determination from the multi-faceted entertainer.

New Reggae Release: “Best of Irie Sounds 2016 – 2017” ft. Frankie Paul, Yami Bolo & Others

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“Best of Irie Sounds 2016 – 2017” contains over a decade of classic music from the legendary Irie Sounds International label. This jam packed compilation features songs from Sugar Minott, Stevie Face, Frankie Paul, Yami Bolo, Fred Locks, and more!

It is now available on iTunes and can be streamed and/or downloaded by clicking here.

Teacha Dee’s Bio (@TeachaDeeMusic)

Teacha Dee - Side Profile ( Black Back Ground ) (Feb 2016)Damion Darrel Warren (born 21 September 1980), best known as Teacha Dee, is a Jamaican reggae singer and former educator. He is best known for his hit singles “Smoke and Fly,” “Reggae Souljahs” and “Smuggling Weed.” He was a full-time employee for the Ministry of Education Youth and Culture in Jamaica when he recorded all three songs. His stage name was derived from the Jamaican creole for “teacher” and a shortening of his childhood nickname “Demus.”

Warren was born on September 21, 1980 in Westmoreland, Jamaica. He grew up in a little district called Bath where he attended the Unity Primary School. Being successful in his Common Entrance Exams, he was rewarded a place at the prestigious Manning’s School from which he graduated in 1997 before relocating to Montego Bay to live with his mother. Warren then attended the Sam Sharpe Teachers College secondary programme to pursue his teaching career.

In September 2000, Warren was employed by the Ministry of Education Youth and Culture to teach Mathematics, Integrated Science and Information Communication Technology. He worked at the Glendevon Primary and Junior High School located in Montego Bay, up until his resignation in May 2012, to pursue his dream of being an entertainer.

In May 2005, Teacha Dee began his professional recordings with The Mighty Powpow Productions a major German production label. He recorded “Life Goes on” which is a reggae song sung in the melody of The Beatles hit “[Ob La Di]”. This song was released in 2006 as part of a compilation CD titled “First Sight Riddim”. However, “life goes on” was not published as “Teacha Dee” but as “Damian Warren”. This resulted in the song been listed on many reggae database sites as belonging to a separate artiste.

In late 2006, he recorded a song titled “Them A Play” for Dasvibes Productions. This was released on a riddim compilation called “Gloria Riddim”. The single was the first song on which he was officially recognized as “Teacha Dee”. All songs recorded after this date were released as Teacha Dee and not his given name.

In 2007, he recorded “Smuggling Weed” for Powpow Movements which became his first popular song within the European scene. However, his most successful song at that time was “Smoke and Fly.” This was recorded as a sound system dub on the “Kingston Town” instrumental made popular by an Italian reggae superstar Alberto Dascola aka Alborosie. This song quickly became a sound system’s favorite and a huge hit within the reggae clubs.

Teacha Dee - Calabash Smile ( Black Background ) (Feb 2016)Early 2008, Teacha Dee recorded “Blaming Game” for Master J Productions. This was a record label based in Montego Bay, Jamaica. “Blaming Game” was the first single that was in circulation on the radio stations in Jamaica. Prior to this, his music was gaining a lot of attention outside of Jamaica without the knowledge of many Jamaicans and the Ministry of Education. Teacha Dee also recorded “Reggae Souljahs” later that same year that quickly became a popular reggae anthem in Germany. This song was produced by Rootdown Records and released on a various artiste compilation called “Ilove Riddim”. In August 2008, Teacha Dee started his own label called “Tenfloor Records”.
After some years of study, Teacha Dee accepted the Ras Tafari way of life in June 2010. This brought about a remarkable change in the messages in his music as well as his overall image. In August 2010, he began to focus on his own production company and produced his first collaboration titled “what i pray.” This song features ‘Determine’, an artiste famous for a massive hit with Beenie Man. Teacha Dee released two various artiste compilations quickly after on his label. These were “Hot Box Riddim” and “Thirteen Riddim” both released in late 2010 and early 2011 respectively.

In the summer of 2011, Teacha Dee embarked on his first European tour during his vacation leave from teaching. This tour gave a strong boost to his career on the international scene. The people who loved his songs, could now put a face to his music. His first tour included appearances at Yaam and Insel Clubs in Berlin, Faust in Hannover, Magnapop in Krefeld, Petit Prince and Lüxor in Köln, Rude 7 in Mannheim, Kulturfabrik in Hildeshiem, Wagen Bau in Hamburg and U-club in Wupertal. The highlight of his tour was his performance at the prestigious Reggaejam Festival in Bersenbrück, Germany.

During this trip Teacha Dee recorded for several producers. “Symbiz Productions” based in Germany, “Catchy Grezzly” based in Italy and “Soul Force Music” also based in Germany. In October 2011 immediately after his first tour, Teacha Dee released his debut album entitled “Reggae Souljahs: Beating Babylon With Music”. This album was released on his own independent record label.

In April 2012, Teacha Dee returned to Europe for a mini tour. On this trip, he performed in Cantu Italy, Bern Switzerland and Oldenburg Germany. He also did repeated performances in Osnabruck and Mannheim. It was during this time he recorded a collaboration with ‘Skarra Mucci’ entitled “Summer Time” for “Weedy G SoundForce” a Swiss-based label. This was how his affiliation with Weedy G Soundforce for whom he recorded many singles began. In May 2012, Teacha Dee recorded “Sound System” for Reggaeville/Oneness Productions both based in Germany. He also worked with producers such as “Catchy Greezly” based in Italy, Jugglers Music and Deebuzz Music both based in Germany. A total of 12 singles were released that same year for various producers including his own record label.

In August 2013, Teacha Dee and Utan Green collaborated on a single entitled “Reggae Show” on the “Reggae Jam Riddim” which was released at the 19th staging of the Reggae Jam festival held in Bersenbruck, Germany. Teacha Dee was a headliner for this festival.

On July 4th 2014, “Party Day” recorded for Germany-based upcoming producers “Dancehallrulerz” made it to the number one spot on the official German reggae charts. This chart presented by Jugglerz radio and Riddim Magazine, was the official Reggae chart of Germany. “Party Day” held the number one spot on two separate occasions. It went down the charts for a short time before returning to number one spot a few days later. These charts numbered 30/2014 and 33/2014 were posted on 26 August and 22 September respectively.

In July 2015, Teacha Dee released his first artiste mix-tape titled “Rasta Ting”. It consisted of 26 tracks which were released within the European market and was presented by Europe’s female sound sensation, Big Mama Sound. In that same month at the 21st staging of the Reggae Jam Festival in Bersenbruck, Teacha Dee’s performance was reviewed as “one of the most reviting” by irieites.de. Their list of highlights also included David Rodigan, Anthony B, Alpheus, Ken Boothe, Winston Francis and Bitty McLean.

In 2016, Teacha Dee released a total of ten singles. The most successful of these were; “Jah Jah is calling” on the Pac Man Riddim, “Concrete Grave” on the After Berlin Wall Riddim and “Rastafari Way” on the Horn Of Africa Riddim. Teacha Dee’s major hit of 2016 was “Rastafari Way” which spent 14 days on Beatport’s top 100 reggae/dub chart peaking at 44. Another solid performer was “Concrete Grave” which was selected in the top 100 reggae hits of 2016 by Zonareggae.ro based in Romania.

Yasiin Bey plays at Les Docks in Lausanne, Switzerland on Sept.29

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Yasiin Bey, formally called Mos Def will be hitting the stage at Les Docks in Lausanne, Switzerland on September 29th. Having successfully released three hit albums as well as playing roles in several Hollywood movies, Yasiin Bey has been on what he calls his Farewell Tour for the past few months.

For more information about this event (ticket price, start time etc.) click here.

The 2017 Montreal Int’l Reggae Festival Complete Lineup

The Montreal Intl Reggae FestivalOnly one week left until the return of the 14th edition of The Montreal International Reggae Festival, once again under the banner United Against Violence and featuring an impressive line-up of the best international and national artists and DJs. Here is the complete schedule of the three days of the MIRF 2017:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
• Sanchez
• Inner Circle
• Sustane
• Mystery P
• Oni Rose
• I Noah
• Autarchii
• Rookie Rook & Cie
• Mysta
• Maximo
• Intrestt

DJs: Platinum Movements / DJ Action / Super Fresh / Poison Dart (Antigua) / Predita Sound

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
• Konshens
• Charly Black
• Ding Dong
• Majah Hype
• The Main Street Crew (General Degree, Goofy, Hawkeye & Red Rat)
• Frass Hill
• Ultimate Rejects
• Ricky T
• Linky First
• I Stitch

DJs: Production Sound / Energy Squad / Nemesis Sound

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
• Tanya Stephens
• Lieutenant Stitchie
• Pressure
• Etana
• R City
• Lewi Voltz
• Jah Cutta
• Saboo

DJs : DJ Arthur / DJ Blaster / Crystal Sound

Tickets and passes available here. 

New Reggae Video: Agent Sasco – Winning Right Now (@AgentSasco)

Agent Sasco

On August 1st Agent Sasco posted the visuals for his single “Winning Right Now,” which is getting heavy rotation on reggae programs all over the world. Featured in the video are members of his family (wife and kids), showing that despite being a successful artist, he also lives a balance life and is a happy family man.

Click here or on the image above to watch the video and remember to like, share and comment