Saturday, September 7, 2013

Shaggy Announces the Release of His New "Out of Many, One Music" Album

Shaggy's Ranch Entertainment label proudly announces the release of it's founder Shaggy's twelveth album titled "Out of Many, One Music," September 12, 2013 produced by legendary Jamaican rhythm duo Sly & Robbie, Sting International and co-produced by Lenky Marsden.  As one of music's highly acclaimed artist with two multi-platinum and diamond selling albums, eight number 1 hits, twelve top ten singles worldwide and a Grammy for best reggae album, Shaggy is at it again.

In a press release from the New York based Destine Media, Shaggy's "Out of Many, One Music," album is said to be inspired by deep grooves of pioneering roots reggae band Black Uhuru complemented by Shaggy's own input. "Those hard Black Uhuru drum and bass tracks with my pop style of writing and melodies added a nice twist.  I feel this album is really something solid and authentic," said Shaggy.

Lead single on the album title, 'Fight this Feeling' is a duet with lovers rock icon, Beres Hammond and is laid on a timeless Sly and Robbie rhythm, which had a positive impact on traditional hardcore dancehall this summer.  According to the release the single had DJs included more lovers rock music to their set.  'Fight this Feeling' is a modern day love song, produced by a combination of the expertise and skills of Sly & Robbie, Sting International and Lenky Marsden.

A second single released off the album titled, 'You Girl' featuring RnB/Pop star Ne-Yo is a body roll inducing love song that currently holds iTunes Reggae chart number one spot.  The thirteen (13) track album will feature other unreleased collaborations with legendary and upcoming reggae and dancehall artistes listed below.

The album is promised to give the public an opportunity to enjoy good reggae, great music production as well take listeners on a journey with Shaggy and some of his friends as they pay tribute to reggae, one of the many gifts given to the world from the island of Jamaica.

"Out of Many, One Music' is not a new Shaggy album but a collaboration between him and legendary rhythm duo Sly & Robbie and he explains, "I've been criticized for years for not being authentic because of my pop success.  People say I'm not this, I'm not that, now I'm doing a reggae album with the masters and people are saying its a game changer.  The first two singles have already proven that to some extent.  You be the judge on September 24th!"

Track Listing
1.   If U Slip U Slide (You Could Be Mine) feat. Melissa Musique
2.  Till I Kissed Ya feat. Samira
3.  Like Never Before feat. Cocoa Tea and Joe
5.  Fight This Feeling feat. Beres Hammond
6.  All We Need is Love feat. Konshens and Jimmy Cozier
7.  Money and Friends
8.  You Girl feat. Ne-Yo
9.  Deadly Love feat. Peetah Morgan and Tessanne Chin
10 Crazy feat. Damian Jr. Gong Marley and Chioma
11. Bridges feat. Chronixx
12. Trouble Under Your Roof
13. Scheming

Source: Destine Media

Jamaican Singer Tessanne Chin Auditions for NBC 'The Voice'

Tessanne Chin allset for THE VOICEThe Voice is hugely popular vocal competition show in which there are four stages of try outs. First beginning with a blind audition, then on to battle rounds, the knockouts and finally, the live performance shows.

During the blind auditions the decisions from the super star panel of coaches,Blake SheltonCee Lo GreenAdam Levine and Christina Aguilera, are based solely on voice and not by looks. The coaches hear the artists perform yet, don't get to see them. If the coaches are impressed by the artists voice, he/she pushes a button to select the artist for his/her team
Known for her hit singles "Hideaway" and "MessengerTessanne Chin and her team Ranch Ent. has confirmed that Tessanne has auditioned for The Voice. "
"With no further details at this time we can only ask that everyone tune in toNBC on Monday, September 23 and support Tessanne during her blind auditions". says Ranch Ent. CEO Orville 'Shaggy' Burrell.
As we look forward to The Voice and watching Tessanne's auditionTessannewanted to say Thank You!
"Soooo overwhelmed by all the love and support!!! Makes me wanna cry, thank you so much for all your kind words and for believing in me" says Tessanne.

Source: Ranch Entertainment

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Europeans Love 'Ol Skool Vibes' Jamaicans Need to Get Back to it

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With Jamaica slowly but surely returning to its vibes, Nicko Rebel Music has enlisted the services of veteran artists Shaka Pow and Joe Lickshot to bring back the Ol' Skool Vibes Europeans love so much and the Jamaican music and culture has been missing for far too long.

This collaborative single gives off a flashback effect with a sound reminiscent of the 1990s and Shaka Pow incorporates lyrics speaking straight forward of the issues that have caused todays' society to be beleaguered.  Chastising the declining economy, criminal trends and demonizing lyrical content in today's culture and music, Shaka Pow calls for a turn back to the days when Jamaica gained popularity instead of notoriety.  His call for a better tomorrow are based on his own personal assessment on the former state of the island, suggesting "Jamaica used to be sweeter, cleaner lyrics used to come through di tweeter, Jamaican did have less woman beater, drive carefully, children in di streets yah." Shaka's thought-provoking words are complimented by Joe Lickshot's unique vibe as the talented word-smith makes his point clear that he wants no crime and corruption to hold Jamaica hostage, like it has for so long.  Ol' Skool Vibes embodies every Jamaican's yearning for better days and creates the vibe Europeans have come to appreciate reggae music for.  It allows listeners to think back to those times when the island was truly IRIE and full of easy-going, fun vibes not infiltrated by negativity.

The song was released April 9th in all digital retail stores 0nline, is a true throwback and will incite memories with every word verbalized on this groovy riddim, signalling the time to bring back the Ol' Skool Vibes to Jamaica Land We Love.

Contributed: Nicko Rebel Music