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Close Out The Summer With Tank, Mýa, Lil’ Mo, Reuben Studdard & More At “Summer Jamz”

The City of Fort Lauderdale & Jody Hill Live Productions will host Summer Jamz on Friday, August 19 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Mills Pond Park, located at 2201 NW 9th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.

This is one of the hottest, end-of-summer concert featuring national recording artists Tank, Mýa, Lil’ Mo, Christopher Williams, Reuben Studdard, and the Deep Fried Funk Bank. Summer Jamz will also have a kid’s zone with inflatables and food vendors. Most importantly, admission is free!

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Reggae Star Anthony Malvo Will Join Michael Bolton & Others At “Legends In Concert 2022”

The organizers of the annual Legends In Concert have added Jamaica’s living legend, Anthony Malvo, to the 2022 lineup. Malvo will share the stage with other reggae greats: Lady G, Marcia Griffiths, L.U.S.T, Junie Ranks and Jigsy King; as well as American singer and songwriter Michael Bolton.

Those of us who are fans and lovers of reggae music must be careful to distinguish between reggae acts who are committed to making quality music and those distracted by the limelight. The latter usually does any and everything to remain in the minds of the masses, while the former are often so engrossed in the production process that they tend to come across as having a low profile. Such is the case with Anthony Malvo.

The Jamaican singer whose voice can be heard on countless hits dating back to the late 80s, is one of those vocalists who has consistently dedicated all his time and energy to making great music. His catalogue, which includes his just released album – Matured – is a testament to that fact. 

His initial hits include Come Back To Me and Rain From The Skies, both with Tiger; and Take You To The Dance with Daddy Lizard. The combinations were followed by a solo venture recorded with popular producer Bobby Digital. However, Malvo began making some of his best work when he launched the label Real Music Production and produced the Balistic Affair Riddim which featured himself, Leroy Smart, Bounty Killer, Capleton, Sizzla, Ward21, Shinehead, Warrior King and a host of others. His success as both a singer and producer remained constant throughout the 1990s- to date. This makes him an ideal fit for Legends In Concert.

The event is scheduled for Sunday, September 18 at Legion Field – 3173 Mill Street Northeast – in Covington, Georgia. Showtime is 5pm.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “MATURED”

DJ Premier Drops Visuals From His “Hip Hop 50: Vol. 1” EP (@REALDJPREMIER)

The official video for Remy Rap, track number two on DJ Premier‘s latest EP – Hip Hop 50: Vol. 1 – is out now. The song, which is one of the standout tracks on the project, is a three-way collaboration done with female rappers Remy Ma and Rapsody.

If you have not yet seen the visuals – shared last week (on August 11th) – check it out, and remember to like, comment and share. The record is so good that hip-hop fans are already calling for a full collaborative album from Remy Ma and Rapsody, produced by Premier.

Kendrick Lamar’s “The Big Steppers Tour” Will Stop In Milwaukee This Thursday

Kendrick Lamar‘s The Big Steppers Tour – which began on June 23, at Ippodromo SNAI San Siro in Milan – will be making a stop at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this Thursday, August 18.

The ongoing tour is in support of Kendrick‘s fifth studio album: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. It will run until December 17th, with opening acts Baby Keem and Tanna Leone. Here is a list of all the remaining dates and locations.

Atlanta Jerk Fest Announces 2022 Lineup

Glen Simmonds Events and Bassline Production Group – in association with the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Foundation – present the 17th Annual Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day. The event will be held on Sunday, September 4, 2022, at the Southeast Athletic Complex in Lithonia, Georgia.

This is a day of food, fun and entertainment for the entire family. Confirmed performers include: Christopher Martin, Freddie McGregor, Bling Dawg, Chino McGregor and more. Jamaican comedian Chris ‘Johnny’ Daley is also on the lineup along with selectors Renaissance, DJ Radcliffe, Chromatic Live and Mix Master David. Get additional information here.

SOURCE: ATLANTA JERK FESTIVAL

Anthony Malvo’s New Album “Matured” Has Entered The Jamaica Music Countdown Charts

The news that Anthony Malvo‘s new album Matured has entered the Jamaica Music Countdown Charts should not come as a surprise to anyone who have heard it.

The record was released approximately one month ago, on July 15 via Anthony‘s own Malvo Entertainment label, and it has already racked up rave reviews from both industry insiders and the general public. The twelve-track project has only one feature: Tell Me, done with Pressure Busspipe; leaving Anthony with all the credit for this exceptional body of work.

For the week of August 18, 2022, Matured is in the #10 spot on the Top Ten Album/CD Chart, curated by radio personality Richie B.

CLICK HERE TO STREAM & DOWNLOAD “MATURED”

Beres Hammond’s “Solid Love Tour” Will Stop In Philly On August 21 (@BeresHammondOJ)

Dave Productions will host Beres Hammond at Ardmore Music Hall – 23 E Lancaster Avenue – in Ardmore, Pennsylvania on Sunday, August 21. This is a part of Beres‘ ongoing Solid Love Tour.

El Feco and DJ Roadkode Trinity will join the king of lovers-rock at the twenty-one and older event (unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian). Starting time is 6:15pm and showtime is 7pm. Get tickets here.