Friday, January 17, 2014

Macka Diamond after the storm; New Taurus Riley album 'Love Situation' coming soon

Reggae Dancehall News Weekend
Macka Diamond - Dye Dye Invasion Mandeville
Macka Diamond After the Storm
Will Dancehall artiste Macka Diamond emerge the 2013 Female Dancehall Artiste of the Year (Jamaica)? Although she held the IRAWMA (International Reggae and World Music Award) for Best Female International Rapper/DJ title in 2011 her best work yet manifested throughout 2013, accomplishing what her twitter fans are calling, The Best Selling Book by a Local Author with sales tallied from Bun Him Pt. 1 released in 2007 at 22,000 copies and follow up publication Bun Him pt. 2 released December 2012 that has sold 7,000 copies to date.  Macka's run-away hit song Dye Dye has been re-recorded from it original Patois/English version to Spanish and had a multiple chart topping run in the year.  The popularity of Dye Dye, spiralled across continents (French Caribbean and European tour) increasing the hard working Dancehall mom's fan base in as far as Uganda, Africa which she is expected to travel for a first time performance come next month. "I treat this business like a job," she said in a recent interview on Impact a local televised talk show that brought into perspective what went wrong, what could have been done differently and the way forward after the 2013 STING clash aftermath between her and Lady Saw. 

Macka Diamond's relentless efforts has led to the release of yet another, unexpected, potential chart topping and self-assured song she calls, Wicked Heart(click song title to listen)
Wicked Heart is destine to push the seemingly unstoppable artiste Macka Diamond is to newer heights this year. Ms Dye Dye as she is called throughout 2013 said her fights are lyrical and understandably so because music is a competition, "it's not personal, it's about the music and that's what i'm fighting for, for it to remain that way.  I am who I am whether it's Lady Mackerel, Mackadocious, Ms. Money O, Ms. Dye Dye, it's all me, Charmaine Munroe the One" she said. Macka Diamond's music is fun, intended to bring about laughter and best suited for mature audiences. 

By: Sophia McKay

Tarrus Riley is Set to Release his 5th Full Length Album 'LOVE SITUATION' 
Taurus Riley
February 4, 2014 is the official date announced for the release of Taurus Riley's 5th full length album title 'Love Situation.' The 17 track compilation is produced by Dean Fraser for Cannon, assisted by producers Shane Brown of Juke Boxx Production, Mitchum 'Khan' Chin and Jordan McClure of Chimney Records. The project was mixed by Shane Brown and Romel Marshall, and mastered by Grammy award winning engineer Michael Fuller; the man Taurus Riley, adds his melodious signature 'singy, singy' style and sincerity to each and every track.

The talented and charismatic reggae crooner is said to have brought those elements of his personality to the album.  Coming from a place of healing and soothing music Taurus Riley carved his own niche from delivering analytical lyrics and embracing the teachings of Rasta then further extended himself, showing versatility and the qualities of an all round singer when he released hit single 'She's Royal' on the VP Records label.  He started a movement that encourages women to be self-assured. 

The first single off the Love Situation album is called, Dem a Watch and will hit the airwaves in days.  The track is expected to tease the musical palette of fans with it's unique styled musical composition that reflect the diversity of the production team and lyrics, cleverly articulated by Taurus Riley, encouraging human kind to persevere, despite what the masses may say or do to try to discredit you.  Love Situation by Taurus Riley comes February 4th, 2014 with it's first single hitting the airwaves in days.

Taurus Riley tweets 18/1/14 
Tarrus Riley rehearsing "Dem a Watch" at Juke Boxx Music City Rehearsal studio: via

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