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Karamanti’s New Single, ‘Wake Up’ Now Available On iTunes

Wake Up - KaramantiRecording artist Karamanti’s new single, “wake up,” which is on her own label, Blakkwuman22 Music, is now available for digital download (iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, Deezer etc.).

“Wake Up” is an aggressive, confrontational, dancehall record with a catchy hook. It was officially released on Friday, November 3rd, and it’s being distributed by Zojak Worldwide LLC.

Click here to download promo MP3.

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Shanti Force – Biography (@shantiforce)

Shanti Force bioAshan Shanti Force Crosdale, born July 24th, 1995 is a young reggae dancehall artist, signed to the Wyzelife Productions Ltd., who Grew up in Hackney, East London.

He was always a student that was working above national curriculum average. He passed his GCSE’s at Mossbourne Academy with an A grade. He aspires to be a well known artist and as such places a lot of emphasis on the positive messages in his music, and catchy choruses.

He has been performing on shows from a tender age via his father, Lion Wyze, who took
him around to shows and helped publicize the young talent. He performed at shows such as ‘Justice in the East,’ a show with Junior Reid, ‘Oneness Concert,’ ‘UK reggae showcase’ and many others. Shanti Force‘s slogan is: “Front Page Nuh Back Road.” As such, he has songs such as “Do it My Way Girl” and “Thunder Roll” which was written from the age of 7. His talent has not gone unnoticed and has secured collaborations with Jamaica’s Iyara and he was also featured on Gappy Ranks’ new album, Pure Badness, with a song called
“Turf War.”

His career took off on a wider scale in 2016 as he was booked on shows overseas; opening for Kalado in Germany, performing on the Exit Festival in Serbia and the
Sea Dance Festival in Montenegro. He has since then continued to master his craft and entertain his supporters with high energized performances. He recently returned from a
promotional tour in Jamaica where he opened for Sizzla at MargaritaVille (Ochi Rios) and performed At Bourbon Beach in Negril alongside Khalilah Rose. He also did several other smaller scale shows.

Since returning to England he has been in the studio working on a reggae project set to be released in The new year. Shanti Force hopes to continue creating his buzz and build up his fan base. Look out for more from the Young Rising Star.

For bookings and/or inquiries, persons are being asked to email johnwyze@hotmail.com or call +447947327520

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The Illest DJ Fou4 – Bio (@DjFou4)

DJ FOU4Andre Antonio Hines A.K.A The Illest DJ Fou4 is a selector who plays a variety of genres: Reggae, Dancehall, Hip-hop, R&B, Soca, Alternative, EDM and Retro.

He hails from the beautiful island of Jamaica, in the parish of St. Thomas, and was born at the Princess Margaret Hospital to mother Evett Davidson, also called Joan, and father Ronald Hines (who use to select music as well). At birth, Andre was four pounds and two ounces, hence the name DJ Fou4. Initially he was called Daddy 4 and then over time, as he began to advance in his craft, he adopted the title: The Illest DJ Fou4.

He grew up with his mother and 6 siblings (3 brothers and 3 sisters) in White Hall, St. Thomas. One by one all his brothers and sisters eventually migrated leaving him with his mother, aunties, uncles, cousins and grandparents. The first school he attended was the Flemmings Basic School in Seaforth; he then went on to Seaforth Primary. In the 6th grade, he successfully passed his common entrance for Morant Bay High School. DJ Fou4 was on the track and field team for a short while but all his interest was in music, not just listening and playing it, but also dancing to it. He was an excellent dancer and at lunch break and after school he and his friends would play the Bug Riddim and he would do the bogle and Jerry Springer dance to wow the girls.

According to Fou4, “high school was the best part of growing up.” He was a member of a dance group called Krazy Squad. They entered the JCDC festival and partook in the community’s Unity Vibes Police Youth Club. They were successful by all accounts and were awarded with trophies, medals, certificates and cash prizes.

The Illest DJ Fou4 started playing music professionally in 2012. It all started when his friend Gary (also known as Picture Frame) allowed him to play on his sound system. It was then that he learned to mix and blend the right songs, paying attention to things like tempo and BPM (beats per minute). At first, his family was not supportive of his career in music. He recalls both his aunt and mom constantly telling him that, “music should only be a hobby, not a career.” He was not moved by their opinions, instead, he kept on working on his craft and as a result he improved so much so that he is now a resident DJ on Stylz FM, Portland’s #1 radio station. Now his mother is one of his biggest fans. She is always tuning in to his radio show and gives him constructive criticism. The Illest DJ Fou4 is on air every Thursday from 5 to 9 PM and again on Saturday nights on the DETOUR show from 8 PM to midnight.

The sky is the limit and DJ Fou4 is well aware of that fact. As a result, he is currently working on dominating the airwaves, bringing his unique vibe and energy to his audience. Stylz FM airs on the following dials across Portland and surrounding Parishes: 96.1, 96.5 and 96.7 FM. In addition to playing on the radio, DJ Fou4 also does regular mixes (mixtapes) for both street and digital distribution.

Follow The Illest DJ Fou4 on all his social media platforms.
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/djfou4

YouTube: www.youtube.com/TheDjfou4

Hulkshare: www.hulkshare.com/DJFOU4TheILLEST

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DjfourTheillest

Instagram: www.instagram.com/djfou4theillest

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RedBoom; The Engineer Behind Aidonia’s ‘Yeah Yeah’ & ‘Banga’ + Popcaan’s ‘El Chapo’ Now Available For Hire (@RedBoom26)

RedBoomRicardo ‘RedBoom’ Reid, the engineer that mixed Aidonia’s recent hits: Yeah Yeah, Banga and Hot Tool, is now available for other musical projects.

As the CEO and owner of Hard at Work Music, RedBoom is, and has always been, committed to consistently delivering the highest quality of mix and/or production, regardless if it’s for his label or someone else’s. In addition to the aforementioned records, he also worked on the following tracks:

  • Popcaan & Dre Island – We Pray
  • YVP Productions – 1 Guh Riddim
  • Masicka – Top Striker
  • Spice – Sheet
  • Good Good Productions – Money Mix Riddim (Spice & D’Angel)
  • Popcaan – Stray Dog + all songs on the riddim
  • Damage Music – Savage Life Riddim
  • And so much more … (songs were mixed by RedBoom at FFR Studio)

Persons wanting to have their song(s) mixed/mastered by RedBoom should send an email to info@mjent.net

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Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History (@MrChuckD)

ChuckDOne of hip-hop’s most influential MC’s, Chuck D (from the rap group Public Enemy), has authored and released a book entitled ‘Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History.’ The book is a comprehensive, chronological survey of rap and hip hop from 1973 to the present day.

Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History was published on October 10th, 2017. It is now available on Amazon and all other platform where books are sold.

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Lee Scratch Perry Wraps Up USA Tour & Heads Back To Jamaica (@ScratchLee)

Lee Scratch Perry Wraps Up USA Tour & Heads Back To JamaicaReggae legend Lee Scratch Perry just completed a two-week American tour, where he made stops in Pawling, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Austin, Portland and Seattle. The tour was done, in part, to promote and celebrate the release of Super Ape.

Super Ape was originally released in 1976, however, Perry in collaboration with NYC’s Subatomic Sound System, re-mixed and re-released the project earlier this year.

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Tarrus Riley, Christopher Martin, Agent Sasco & Alison Hinds Heads To Toronto For Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert

Tarrus Riley, Christopher Martin, Agent Sasco & Alison Hinds Heads To Toronto For Hurricane Relief Benefit ConcertThe One Love Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert heads to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on November 19th.

The event is being organized to raise funds to help the Caribbean countries affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The star studded line-up includes performances by Tarrus Riley, Christopher Martin, Agent Sasco, and Alison Hinds. Tickets are now available via the following link: http://bit.ly/2yBeVJU

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Morgan Heritage To Perform At The New York Stock Exchange Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony (@morganheritage)

Morgan HeritageMorgan Heritage is set to perform at the New York Stock Exchange 94th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 30. The family band from New York is riding high on their critically acclaimed album Avrakedabra, as well as their 2016 GRAMMY for “Best Reggae Album” as producer and artist (for Strictly Roots).

The New York Stock Exchange Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place at 11 Wall Street from 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.  For more information, please see https://www.nyse.com/event/NYSE-94th-Annual-Christmas-Tree-Lighting-and-The-NYSE-Closing-Bell

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Luciano Headlines Concert In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (@jahmessenjah)

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On November 26th, Luciano aka Jah Messenger, will headline the ‘Great Ethiopian Concert’ at the Ghion Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 11AM until… Also on the line up are: Cali P, Tiwony, Neway, Tasha T and many more amazing artists.

This event is powered by Panach.

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Hu’manuwah’s Bio (@Humanuwah)

Hu-manuwahHu’manuwah, the singer, song writer, performer, producer and CEO of Soul Journey Universal, was born Prince-Emmanuel Alexander Smith. He grew up in the community of Water House, which is located in Kingston 11 on the beautiful island of Jamaica. As a youth, he attended St. Patrick’s Primary and Trench Town Comprehensive High Schools. After leaving high school he applied himself to a number of potential career paths, yet none resonated with him as much as music did. It was around age 17 that his consciousness became ignited with the fire of knowledge and a quest for truth.

This flame grew within him until his whole being and life was consumed with an unquenchable thirst for spiritual truths, knowledge and development, at its highest level. After much research, his desire for true self- knowledge became a reality. Knowing what he now knows, his purpose and aim is to be a channel of spiritual awakening, enlightenment and inspiration to the world.

Possessing the ability to move you into higher states of spiritual awareness, with only a few lines of any of his songs, Hu’manuwah is considered by many to be a musical, spiritual giant in his own right. His entire body of work to date is centered on the heights and depths of man as a spiritual being.

His songs reaffirms the ageless truth that as spiritual beings (Souls) we are immortal and all powerful by our very essence and nature. His lyrical content speaks to the fact that we are not the minds, emotions or physical bodies we occupy throughout each respective life time; be it on this planet or on any other throughout this boundless universe, filled with an abundant array of life.

According to Hu’manuwah: “Our true purpose in this lower, physical universe is to get all the necessary experiences needed, which serves to refine us as souls (spiritual beings). This refinement then prepares us for our ultimate re-awakening. That we are all, infinite universal creators, here in this universe to learn and master its unique construct which is LIGHT”.  He believes also that as universal creators, we are limitless, all-powerful and eternal, and that we exist beyond this universe in many forms and realities.

Hu’manuwah is currently promoting his latest single; Jamaica’s Cry (Life over bullets). His other recordings are: Rough Road, Earth Is A School, It’s Within, Mankind Must Evolve, Greater Than, Grow Spiritually and that is just to name a few.

His major musical influences includes all the past and present giants of reggae and dancehall. He listens to just about any genre of music that inspires him. He characterizes his musical art as a reflection of the soul’s journey to its inner and higher states of consciousness, and this he endeavors to foster and maintain throughout his career as HU’MAMUWAH aka “The Soul Liberator.”

CONNECT WITH HU’MANUWAH

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Humanuwah

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prince.smith.583

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/souljourneyuniversalrecords

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Janet Jackson’s ‘State Of The World’ Tour Is On Fire! (@JanetJackson)

janetjackson_4_mikebrooksJanet Jackson’s State of the World Tour, which kicked off in Lafayette on September 7th, is, by all accounts, a complete success. Though there are still a number of dates remaining – the final show will be in December – MJ Magazine has gotten first hand feedback from several concert goers, and the general consensus is that Miss Jackson still has the rhythm for the nation.

With all that she’s been through, one would think Janet Jackson would want to recline into the background, opting to stay out of the public’s eye, but that is definitely not the case. Janet is fully engaged in her tour and very active on social media to boot. One source told us, “It’s as if she is excited about having her life back, the way it’s always been.”

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Rapsody’s “Wisdom Is Power” Tour (@rapsody ‏@9thwonder)

Rap TourJamla’s Rapsody will be heading on the road to promote her new album “Laila’s Wisdom” this Fall. The tour, which she is calling “Wisdom is Power,” kicks off on November 27th in Santa Ana, California and wraps up on December 16th in Dallas, Texas.

For all dates, locations and entry fee, visit Rapsody’s official website.