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Mary J. Blige Will Perform In NY On July 13

For one night only, the queen of hip-hop and RnB – Mary J. Blige – will do an appreciation for life performance at United Palace in Manhattan, New York. This is a combination of music and storytelling that will be taped for an exclusive broadcast on Apple Music at a later date (July 27). Get additional information here.

Celebrate Life With Samuel Medas & Other Inspirational Singers On July 16 In Tdot

On Saturday, July 16, several gospel artists will gather at the Revival Time Tabernacle, located at 4340 Dufferin Street in Toronto, Ontario for a Celebration of Life – Praise and Worship concert.

The lineup includes Samuel Medas, Positive, Dwayne Fyah, Londa Larmond, Marissa Tahal, Dale Brown and True Praise. Tickets are available via eventbrite.

Hezron Shares Third Single From His Upcoming Album “Save The Children” (@iamhezron @Tadsrecord)

Recording artist Hezron is currently one of the most underrated song writers hailing from Jamaica. Anyone who takes the time to really listen and study his catalogue – sincerely – will come to the same conclusion.

Save The Children, the third single from his upcoming album – M.O.A.M. (Man on a Mission), due out on July 29th, 2022 – is testament to the preceding statement. The song, which was produced by Hezron and distributed by Tad’s Record Inc., went live on music platforms a few days ago (June 24th).

Interestingly, Hezron penned Save The Children after being exposed to a couple of very disturbing truths about what is really happening with young people all over the world. The first was an African documentary demonstrating how children are captured, abused and brainwashed into becoming child soldiers; and the second was learning how Jamaican dons and gangsters often rape and exploit kids, eventually converting them into killers.

After having these realities revealed to him, the St. James singer who has given us hits like Can’t Come Between, Can’t Tek Di Pressure, She’s All Woman, and his most recent, Tik Tok I’m Coming – which sat at #1 for four weeks on Clinton Lindsay’s South Florida Reggae Charts and Richie B’s Jamaica Top 25 Reggae Singles Chart – wrote words that allow you and I to see and feel what he saw and felt. Furthermore, Save The Children, which was recorded in Kingston at Tad’s International Recording Studio and Mountain Lion Music JA, also features saxophonist extraordinaire Dean Fraser

This is a powerful record that will no doubt increase anticipation for the upcoming album: M.O.A.M. (Man on a Mission)Save The Children is now available on all major music platforms.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “SAVE THE CHILDREN”

Mykal Rose Will Perform At Belly Up In Solana Beach On July 22nd

Grammy award-winning reggae singer Mykal Rose, who led Black Uhuru to international recognition in the early 1980s, will perform at one of San Diego’s best live music venue – Belly Up – on Friday, July 22nd.

Rose will be supported by Encinitas’ roots reggae band, Ginger Roots and The Protectors. As is the case with all shows at Belly Up, this is a twenty-one and older event. Ticket price is $26 USD in advance and $29 USD on the day of the concert.

Jamaica’s Beloved Little Hero Is Singing For The “World Right Now”

Jamaica’s reggae-dancehall industry, although strong and influential, is filled with persons with questionable character. This includes those in the background, as well as performers and players of instruments standing on center stage. The sad reality is that a lot of our artists have been involved in some form of scandal at some point in their career.

One artist that’s managed to keep hands and heart clean to date is Little Hero. The St. Ann singer, who emerged on the scene in the early 90s, has been able to avoid a lot of the pitfalls in the entertainment industry. He’s had several number-one songs over the years and yet he remains humble and continues to give us ‘big tunes’.  

His latest ‘big tune’ is World Right Now: an inspirational dancehall track produced by Sheldon and Leroy Edwards for Pandemic Records. In it, Hero laments on the current state of mankind, highlighting the fact that many have chosen to take the road frequently travelled. One filled with crime, violence, envy and outright wickedness.

The strength of World Right Now was confirmed by Jamaica’s award-winning film writer, director and producer, Dr. Empress Rose Green, who used the song in a short film centered around Africa Day 2022. She chose it because, according to her: “it summarizes the Africa Day film and message in its entirety.”  

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “WORLD RIGHT NOW”

Greg Nice & Sadat X Are Special Guests On Tony Touch’s Feel Good Boat Ride This Friday (@DJTONYTOUCH)

Tony Touch will be having his Annual Feel Good Birthday Boat Ride this Friday, July 1st, a day before his actual born-day. They will board at 7pm at Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises on West 42nd Street in New York.

This year the hip-hop break dancer, rapper, record producer and DJ has pull out all the stops. He has invited Greg Nice (from the East Coast duo Nice & Smooth) and Sadat X (from the legendary group Brand Nubian) as special guests. Get tickets and additional information on eventbrite.

Max Romeo Shares Upcoming Euro Tour Dates

Roots reggae recording artist Max Romeo has announced that his 2022 Euro tour kicked off on Saturday, July 2nd in the city of Cologne (Germany). The chart topping artist will be making approximately thirteen stops in various European countries before wrapping up the tour at the end of the Summer.

Max is accompanied by Xana and Azizzi Romeo, and they’re being supported by the Charmax Band. Follow Max Romeo on his social media platforms for additional information.