Saturday, September 27, 2014

Duane Stephenson Drops his 3rd Studio Album 'Dangerously Roots'

Duane performing at his album launch
Reggae artiste Duane Stephenson announced the release of his third studio album Dangerously Roots at a launch on the lawns of the Pegasus hotel in Kingston recently.  The 15 track album features a somewhat 'special' rendition of one of reggae's founding fathers, Mr. Bunny Wailer's single entitle Cool Runnings which Stephenson said 'is a song we all grew up on" and "the man who did the song is as relevant today as he was all them years ago." Duane said he gave the track 'a new edge' and even included a copy of the original cassette in the video.

Dangerously Roots according to Stephenson, represent growth as an entertainer, writer and artiste.  Produced by Kong Star Records and distributed by VP Records the album embodies work by some of the best producers in the business including, Donovan Germain, Phillip 'Winta' James, Clive Hunt, Christopher Birch and Dean Fraser.  Collaborations include Tarrus Riley, Lutan Fyah, I-Octane and Julene



Habidi (I Need Your Love) Awesome Song/Lovely Video ft. Shaggy Mohombi and Faydee

If you have not seen it as yet, you should, Grammy Award winning reggae/dancehall artist Shaggy along with Afro Pop Artiste Mohombi and Australian singer Faydee's latest video for their single, "Habidi" (I Need Your Love).  While on tour in Europe recently Shaggy got on set with his colleagues to shoot this awesome video.

How lovely? Shot off the Castellon Coast in Valencia, Spain by Director Florin G. Botea, the video since it's September 16 release has quickly garnered over 900,000 views on youtube.