Lauryn Hill Announces New Tour Dates For February (@MsLaurynHill)

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Ms Lauryn Hill will be making stops at several cities across America in the month of February. Below are all the venues, dates, cities and states. To purchase tickets or for additional info, visit: http://mslaurynhill.com/

TOUR DATES
Jan 31 Heinz Hall Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 02 Aronoff Center Cincinnati, OH
Feb 04 Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, WI
Feb 06 HOUSE OF BLUES Chicago, IL
Feb 07 Palace Theatre Columbus Columbus, OH
Feb 09 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Feb 11 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Feb 12 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Feb 14 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Feb 16 Warner Theatre Washington, DC
Feb 23 Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre Boston, MA
Feb 25 Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
Apr 28 Charlotte Metro Credit Union Ampthitheatre Charlotte, NC

5th Annual Levitate Music & Arts Festival Confirms Ziggy Marley (@ziggymarley)

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The “biggest little festival” in Massachusetts just grew a little bigger. Starting off as a humble friendly barbeque, the Levitate Music and Arts Festival has since grown into a full-fledged weekend-long festival featuring top national touring acts, expecting a draw of over 10,000 fans per day. The fifth year will see the festival running two days: Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th.

The festival has gathered a lot of attention from fans and press alike most notably receiving a nomination from Pollstar Concert Industry Awards for “Music Festival of the Year.

Join them in Marshfield, MA for 2 days of music, 3 stages, 20 bands, art vendors, food trucks, and cold beer. Anticipate a slew of amazing performances, one of which will be from Ziggy Marley. Click here for ticket info!

UK Star, Lady Leshurr Talks Overcoming Depression, Refusing to Diss Nicki Minaj & Alot More (@LadyLeshurr @DJDUBL)

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After having massive success in 2015 and 2016 with her Queen Speech projects, and collaborating with big acts like Gyptian, Lady Leshurr sits down with DJ Dubl to recap her journey and talk about her upcoming plans. Check out the full interview here.

Likkle Lightning Releases Debut Album, “Conditions of Life” (@likklelightning)

conditions-of-life-albumConditions of Life, the debut album from reggae artist Likkle Lightning, was released on January 15th. The project, which has been in the making for a few years, features all the previously released songs from the artist, along with some new recordings (‘Temptation,’ ‘Early Morning Flash,’ ‘Busy Fox,’ ‘Magnum Tonic Wine,’ ‘Cyaan Sleep,’ ‘Burn Dem Out,’ ‘Babylon,’ ‘Mama Africa,’ ‘Dark African Girl,’ ‘Sunshine’ and ‘Matey Laugh’).

Fans, supporters and critics alike, will be pleased to learn that all songs were recorded at Tuff Gong Studios and mixed and mastered at Anchor in Kingston, Jamaica. Engineers that worked on the album are: Roland McDermot and Michael ‘Boxy’ Howell; and musicians include: Donald Dennis (Bass), Shaun Dawson and Oral Brown (Drums), Kevoy Webster (Keyboard), Garth Forrester (Guitar), with backing vocals by Nicole Bird. All songs were written and produced by Likkle Lightning for his own Sonhi Productions label.

Since he came on the scene a few years ago, Likkle Lightning has been consistent in advancing his musical career. He is known by many as an authentic Rasta man that makes quality songs. Even after losing his son in 2014, the artist was able to bounce back and continued to make uplifting roots reggae music. When asked what inspires him, he said, “I want to help by inspiring all peoples to live together happily and realize their blessings, no matter how little they have.”

Conditions of Life is available for streaming and download via http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/likklelightning and http://likklelightning.com. It is also on all major digital music platforms such as: iTunes, Rapsody, Amazon etc.

Steel Pulse will be live at The Mateel in Redway, CA on Feb. 8th (@steelpulse)

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Grammy award-winning reggae band Steel Pulse have been true to their roots for over 35 years. One of Bob Marley’s favorites, the band has maintained a sense of fierce integrity as it strives to get the message of love and justice across to all people.

The group will perform live at The Mateel Community Center in Redway, CA on  Wendesday, February 8th, 2017. This is an all ages event. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets, which are $30 online, more at the door,  can be purchased by clicking here.

Artists to Watch in 2017: Jamaican-American duo, Room Temperature (@RTemperature)

room-temperatureRoom Temperature, is an American musical duo who originated from Jamaica. The group is composed of Wayne Anthony and Déjavu. Wayne Anthony, the “soulful voice” of the group is popular for his hit single with Mr. Vegas “Pull Up” while Dejavu made his mark with his hit single “Nah Beg”. Dejavu is also the lyrical genius and ghostwriter behind some of dancehall’s #1 tracks.

The rising duo Room Temperature just released their first single for the new year titled “Fever“. The track was independently released and produced by the group’s production team which comprises of Feddaweight & Bmusic of Vexxxbad Records.

I Octane’s “Kill mi Dream” Now on iTunes (@preelyfemusic @realioctane)

 

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Preelyfe Records presents “Kill Mi Dream,” performed by dancehall and reggae star I Octane. With his distinguishable powerful voice and prolific lyrics, I Octane delivers a hit-bound single that sings of fake friends and jealousy within the entertainment industry. The song can be considered a dancehall-crossover track as the beat has a strong hip-hop sound.

Kill Mi Dream” is out now on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and most major online digital stores via 21st Hapilos Digital.

“90 Degrees of Dancehall, Vol. 3” Now Available on iTunes (@blaqksheepmafia)

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Blaqk Sheep Music Presents: “90 Degrees of Dancehall, Vol. 3” featuring a star studded lineup of some of Jamaica’s current dancehall stars.

Vol.3 features Busy Signal with “Call Me”, “Danger Zone,” “Grab A Gyal” and “Hate That I Love U,” Shawn Storm “Richer Than Before,” Macka Diamond “Middle,” Sizzla “The System,” Voicemail “Dem a Wicked” and several others. Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, “90 Degrees of Dancehall, Vol. 3” can now be downloaded from iTunes and all other major online digital music stores.

Karamanti is now the Official Brand Ambassador for Trinidad’s GT Network

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Trinidad’s new network, GT (Great Things), which can be viewed on the Gayelle platform, has just contracted recording artist Karamanti to act as the company’s Brand Ambassador for Jamaica. Karamanti’s commitment to the organization will include, but are not limited to, ensuring that the GT brand gets maximum visibility on and in some cases, off the island.

GT’s CEO, Ancil Harris, approached Karamanti with the idea a few days ago and she accepted. The two have been friends for a while as Karamanti was the featured artist on the Vault – a TV show produced by one of Ancil’s production company – a couple years ago and has also collaborated with one of his artist (JB) on a soca track.

Nikki Z Nominated for Favorite Media Personality – YVAs (@RiseAndBlaze95 @YouthViewAwards)

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2017 has started off well for media personality Nikki Z, as she is recognized for her hard work and professionalism with a Youth View Awards nomination for Favorite Media Personality (TV or Radio).

Regarded as Jamaica’s premiere award show, the YVAs is the voice of the people. Born in 2008 out of appreciation for Jamaica’s culture of music, dance and entertainment, the Youth View Awards allows fans a voice on who they want to nominate and ultimately want to win. Voting is now open to the public, please visit www.YouthViewAwards.com

The Youth View Awards will take place February 18th, 2017 at the National Indoor Stadium, in Kingston Jamaica