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Beres Hammond performing with the Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Beres Hammond New York:  Reggae singer Beres Hammond is scheduled to make his late night television debut on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012.  The Grammy-nominated reggae icon will be greeted by Jimmy Fallon and sit in with The Roots to perform his hits in and out of the commercial breaks. The following day on December 12th, Beres Hammond will take over the new Brookly Barclays Center at the Sounds of Reggae Concert along with UB40, Maxi Priest and Shaggy, performing his iconic songs as well as new material off his anticipated album One Love, One Life. His new double-disc studio collection will be available November 13 on VP Records.  Beres Hammond had a hand in producing 19 of the 20 songs. The first disc One Love included his signature classic lover's rock sound on new singles like "No Candle Light" and "Keep Me Warm," while the second disc One Life contains more of his socially-conscious, spiritually-empow

Jamaican 'Badman Style?' Think Gangnam

We keep fussing about Jamaican Dancehall music, wanting it to so badly represent and follow trends of the Legendary Bob Marley, founding fathers and icons of the Reggae genre but in most cases where a Dancehall song takes flight from the Jamaican shores it's the complete opposite.  Recently Reggae and Dancehall artistes Mega Banton, Singer Jay and G-Loc remixed the over 400 million youtube viewed Gangnam Style song originally done by Korean Hip-Hop artiste PSY (Park Jae-Sang) to their own liking, "Jamaican Badman Style" and the ratings have already shot through the roof.   Well using all the trending Jamaican slangs most Dancehall fans are saying the song, "sick," "shat," "maddd" and the more trendy, "slap whey!" Yup! It is what it is, they love it. The lyrics are anything short of harsh and the artistes seem to be enjoying every moment of recording the video for the song.  Could it be that some of us just read too much into

Richie Spice’s “Soothing Sounds: Acoustic” Received Google Spotlight

Google's massive global music forum, spotlighted Richie Spice's new album, Soothing Sounds: Acoustic, when the Tad's Record Release debuted worldwide on , October 23, 2012.  Born Richell Bonner in St. Andrew, Jamaica, Spice AKA the Prince of Reggae, joined forces with Tad's Record and some of reggae's biggest hit-makers on this 15-track acoustic opus of socially-conscious, roots anthems that cement the prolific entertainer as a household name for reggae lovers, worldwide. "i just wrapped a U.S. West Coast tour, spreading the vibes of the new album from Los Angeles to Seattle," Richie Spice disclosed.  "The reception and the enjoyment from all my longtime fans, and new ones, are utterly fulfilling.  I'm full-joyed to be waving the reggae music flag to all corners of the world."  Spice and his management had planned more shows to take his unplugged sounds of the new album to fans everywhere. His first such showcase was a live album off

New Management for Dancehall Artiste Bramma 'Da Gorilla'

Bramma Bramma the self titled, Jamaican Dancehall 'Gorilla' recently struck a deal which involves new Management but retains a recording contractual agreement with long time friend and former Manager Steven McGregor .  According to Bramma it is a good look for his career at this time as his new manager will now undertake the administrative and professional responsibilities of his career while he concentrate on making music with Steven who fully endorses the move.  The revised agreement between himself and the 'Genius' does not restrict him from recording with other producers allowing him even more flexibility to now freely record for whomever he chooses.   Bramma & models on set Cha-Cha Boy video shoot Now an official member of S-Locke Entertainment with the head of the company based in London and local representatives, several undertakings has developed in Bramma's career.  In one weekend, Bramma shot two new videos for tracks ' Cha-Cha B

Americas Next Top Model Series Features Jamaican Dancehall/Reggae Artiste and Filmed in Jamaica

Jamaican Reggae/Dancehall recording artiste Konshens will appear on the highly publicized Americas Next Top Model,   cycle 19, episode 9  series created and co-produced by International Supermodel and talk show host Tyra Banks and broadcast in over 25 countries, as Celebrity Guest Judge .   This episode of the reality television series was filmed in Jamaica. Such an opportunity creates for Konshens and the Dancehall genre, unprecedented exposure across the United States alone as his popular track entitled, ' Do Sumn ' will be the featured song for a challenge by the competitors and involves a Dancehall routine.   Konshens was made to participate in the challenge somewhat as he not only critiqued the models but chose the pair who best exemplified the 'dancehall swagger.'   How does he feel about this? " It was a good experience and an opportunity to gain international exposure " said Konshens.  The series  will be aired on Friday, October 26, 20

Popcaan For Tobago 'Oppa Gangnam Style'

Popular Jamaican Dancehall artiste Popcaan is expected to turn on the heat at ' Ice ' when he visits the twin island of Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday November 17, 2012.   Popcaan will be performing at Martineau Mansion in Tobago which will be transformed in a sea of 'blue and white' with patrons participating in enhancing the colour concept as women are asked to attire in white and men in blue ' Oppa Gangnam Style. ' Popular local DJs Bagosound, Mass Hysteria, Funk Master, Might Krush and Carter (red)  will also be pumping it to make this party the hottest ever in Tobago since the start of the year .  Party guests will be coming out to hear Popcaan's popular tracks like Party Shot, Body So Right, Whine Up , Naughty Girl,  Up Inna De Club ,  Summer Wave , Real Bad Man , Dem Sell We Out and so many more. If you are in the Caribbean or more specifically in Tobago, Don't Miss it! Sophia McKay