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Jah Vinci Shares Visuals For “You Alone” (@RealJahVinci)

On Friday Jah Vinci published the official video for his single, “You Alone,” which is produced by Notnice Records. Click here or on the image above to watch it; as it tells an all too familiar tale of distrust and disloyalty.

Reggae Video: Steel Pulse – Black And White Oppressors (@steelpulse)

If you have not done so as yet, make sure you check out the brand new video from Steel Pulse, for their song “Black and White Oppressors.” The track is featured on their 2019 Grammy nominated album, “Mass Manipulation.”

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

Le-Andria Johnson, Dorinda Clark-Cole & Others Confirmed For The 4th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Concert

On Saturday, October 24, Soul Dynasty Music Group will host the 4th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Concert. In keeping with all the protocols put in place because of the corona virus pandemic, this year’s event will be done virtually, commencing at 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST.

In addition to all the breast cancer awareness information that will be shared, there will also be performances by Le-Andria Johnson, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Zacardi Cotez, Jekalyn Carr, Paul Porter and Keith Wonderboy Johnson. Both Paul Porter and Apostle Crystal Dewar will serve as the masters or ceremony.

This is a pay-per-view event that will also double as a fundraiser. 

CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Warrior King Releases New Music “One Perfect Love”

It is truly refreshing to hear Warrior King‘s new song, “One Perfect Love,” released on Friday, September 18th. As we’ve come to expect from the veteran reggae singer, the record is all about the importance of spreading love.

The groovy reggae tune is produced by Jimmy Spliff Sound and distributed by Evidence Music. Click here to listen and download “One Perfect Love” from your preferred music platform.

Sanchez, Jimmy Cliff & Other Top-tier Artists Featured On New Album From Bulby York (@Bulbyyork)

Today – September 18th – music producer, Bulby York, released his third album titled “Heart Crafted.” The compilation features several top-tier reggae/dancehall acts, namely: Jimmy Cliff, Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Sanchez, Dean Fraser, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Capleton, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Busy Signal, Agent Sasco, Etana, and a few others.

The project, which has a total of seventeen (17) tracks and is on his very own Bulby York Music label, is now available on all music platforms.

What Do You Think About Reggae/Dancehall Artists Doing Vlogs To Stay Relevant?

The covid-19 pandemic has caused every industry to reexamine the way they do things; the music business is no different. Tours and live shows are simply not happening right now, and by the looks of things, they won’t be for a while.

One of the things artists are doing in an attempt to stay relevant is vlogging. For those not familiar with this term, it is basically a video blog. This has always been somewhat of a norm with international pop artists but we are now seeing more and more local acts engaging in the process.

Several reggae/dancehall artists have taken to their social media platforms to give their fans a behind the scenes look at their everyday lives. Wayne Marshall and his wife, for example, have been vlogging for approximately five months. Today – September 17th –  we are learning that Romain Virgo and his wife have just launched their show, which they’re calling “The Virgos.” 

It remains to be seeing whether or not reggae/dancehall fans will be as receptive to this as the international pop fans are.

Redman Is Looking For The Next Super Producer (@tracklib @therealredman)

If you are a producer that’s looking for a big break, this may be it! Legendary hip-hop artist Redman has partnered with Tracklib in an open competition for beat makers.

One of the main objectives of the contest is to give talented composers an opportunity to work with a major act in order to get their foot through the door. Click here for all the details.