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Yasiin Bey Will Perform At Slim’s On Dec. 27th (@axs @slimssf)

Ankh Marketing & Slim’s present Yasiin Bey live at Slim’s – located at 333 11th St. – in San Francisco, California on Thursday, December 27th. This is an all ages event that’s scheduled to begin at 7 PM.

Entrance fee starts at $40 USD. Click here to purchase tickets.


Romain Virgo To Perform In Kenya On Dec. 15th (@RealRomainVirgo @GuinnessKE)

Romain Virgo

Kenyans will be getting an extraordinary football watching experience on December 15th courtesy of Guinness Fan zone. This will take place at the Uhuru Gardens (on Langata Road) from 2 to 3 PM. There will be a live performance by Jamaica’s Romain Virgo and a special appearance by the great Rio Ferdinand.

Click here for tickets.

Kenya’s Reggae Artist, Ashleye Scarlette, Added To The Long Road Riddim (@AshleyeScarlett @DEEJAY_MONTEZ)

Kenyan selector, DJ Montez, who is also a part of the Blakkwuman22 Music team, has done a remix of Yule, the catchy dancehall track by Ashleye Scarlette. The original version of the song was released on August 3rd this year, and it has become somewhat of an anthem in certain circles.

DJ Montez’s remix of Yule was done on the Long Road Riddim; It can be streamed and downloaded via SoundCloud. Click here to check out all the other tracks on the project.

Steel Pulse Releases First Single From Upcoming Album (@steelpulse)

Bearing witness to the accelerating negativity of global affairs, Steel Pulse emerges with musical vengeance to halt the disarray of humanity. The forthcoming album, Mass Manipulation, set for early 2019 release (Rootfire Cooperative / Wiseman Doctrine), reflects four decades of bettering mankind through music.

The debut single “Stop You Coming And Come” features ancient melodies paired with catchy lyrics, transporting the mind to a period of time where secrets of an African dynasty are unmasked. As reggae revolutionaries, Steel Pulse is revered by the younger generation of artists and remains a powerhouse on stage around the globe. Through the example of Mass Manipulation,Steel Pulse demonstrates the endless possibilities that come from breaking down the walls of systemic greed, and nurturing the fellowship of mankind.

Click her to listen and download “Stop You Coming And Come”

New Reggae Video: Sizzla – Think Wise (@BacoRecords)

Sizzla - Think Wise

Recorded on the Black Bird Riddim that was produced by City Kay, Sizzla’s Think Wise is another powerful contribution to the reggae genres. As he’s known to do, Kalonji gives motivational advise to young youths encouraging them to ‘think wise.’

The visuals for the song was released at the end of November and can be viewed on YouTube.

Bounty Killer To Recieve Icon Award In New York City (@GrungGaadZillA)

bounty-killerNew York based Young, Gifted & Black (YGB) Entrepreneurial Awards have selected Rodney Price aka Bounty Killer as a nominee for the 2019 YGB Reggae Music Entertainment ICON Award.

The annual award function, which takes place during Black History Month each year has, over the past 14 years, honored “Unsung Heroes & Heroines” within the Diaspora community. The dinner and reception will take place on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 in New York City.

Sean Paul, Shaggy & Romain Virgo Confirmed For KaaBoo Cayman – February, 2019 (@duttypaul)

Sean Paul

Sean Paul

KAABOO, which is held at Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman on February 15th and 16th, was created by music lovers for music lovers. The event features performing artists from various genres: pop, R&B, rock, reggae and dancehall. Sean Paul, Shaggy and Romain Virgo are all confirmed for the event.

In addition to the live entertainment, there will also be comedy, gourmet cuisine, craft
libations and many more attractions.