Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jah Cure's album 'The Cure' has hit Billboard Reggae #1 in it's first week

"The Cure" album released on VP Records label and recorded by Jah Cure has hit #1 on Billboard Reggae Albums chart this week. A very good album we might add, "The Cure" is everything it was promised to be, a typical reggae lover's rock album and, an expectation from Reggae's Mr Lover himself, Jah Cure, that is met.  
Here's the latest on 'The Cure' by Jah Cure.

With his beguiling vocals and soulful conviction, one of Jamaica's greatest voices effortlessly blends street poetry and sufferer's tales with beautiful love ballads into one cohesive collection. The 13-track set is a return to roots reggae and lover's rock with R and B and pop-fused elements. Jah Cure is currently touring in support of the release, covering Europe's summer music festival circuit.

Critics have already begun to sing their praises of the new
album:
"one of the most anticipated albums of 2015...Cure remains one of the greatest living reggae singes" Mass Appeal

"..his best album yet....evidence that Jah Cure is among the most talented and influential Jamaican artists of the modern roots era." - MusicSnake

"....timeless reggae....got the musical remedy for all...making the likes of Bob Marley smile from the heavens" - ARTISTdirect

ARTISTdirect also premiered the new "gorgeous" song "Show Love" off the album

Aidonia's song included in the 2015 World Dance Hip Hop Championship; touts new album

Remember the Jabbawockeez? #2012 WHHDC competitors
As Dancehall artiste Aidonia seek to re-establish his brand with an aim to achieve Dancehall's now, "Leading Entertainer" moniker, one of his latest singles, "Pon Di Pole' was featured in a promotional video for the 2015 staging of the World Hip Hop Dance Championship.  With a steadily increased trend across the US Hip-Hop music industry of incorporating elements of Reggae and Dancehall in the music, Aidonia's team cease the opportunity to highlight the move which comes in tandem with their promotional strategy, and them recognising that their work is far reaching.

Now the Hip-Hop World Championship is an international hip-hop dance competition that was created in 2002 by  Hip Hop International which is based in Los Angeles, California and is the producer of multiple live and televised street dance competitions including MTV's Randy Jackson produced, America's Best Dance Crew, the USA Hip Hop Dance Championship, the World Hip Hop Dance Championship and the World Battles and Urban Moves Dance Workshops. Hip Hop International is recognized in more than 100 countries and the competition have seen participants in the past from across the world.

So any type of acknowledgement surrounding this event/competition is good for any artiste, especially one who's seeking to become the face of a genre. In a release Aidonia said, "it's a great look for the career and we have to say respect to the organizers of that championship and to all the people who were responsible for that video."  And rightly so, if your song has been chosen among thousands for the advertisement of such an event. 

World Hip Hop Dance Championship is slated for August 3 - 9 and will be held in San Diego, California. Meanwhile, Aidonia is set to release a new 10 track album called "Project Sweat" and according to him it's "jus sit'en fi di girl dem enjoy. Sum'n whey dem can just go suh and press play and just get inna di mood and jus listen di 10 song dem str88888...A mad sit'en" he said.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Insta Hot Picks - Up To Di Time!


Lil Ms 'Tight Up Skirt' does not have to do much to be poppin
Insta-Hot picks - Instagram Posts that caught the eyes. Make a mental note of how you feel before viewing them and when you're done, ask yourself, "did this make me feel good?" Yup! that's the spirit, look and laugh, or smile here goes:-
Talking about poppin, fluffy diva host and radio personality Ms. Kitty has got that on lock
All white is alright on both Beenie Man and Jah Cure
Kabaka Pyramid got some colours in that made him stood out at Sumfest - loving the consciousness

Warning! No loose fat for Ms Mackerrr looking slim and trim, easy on the eyes #Dancehallcaanstall 

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Chart Wise - The Reggae/pop hit rules again

The reggae/pop hit rules again, while The Weeknd rises to No. 2 with 'Can't Feel My Face.' The Weeknd also adds a new top 10 with 'The hills' and Major Lazer and DJ Snake also slither into the top 10.

OMI's "Cheerleader" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. The reggae/pop song fends off The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face," which pushes to No. 2 Hot 100 Music Festival headliner The Weeknd additionally reaches the top 10 with his other current single, "The Hills." Major Lazer and DJ Snake hit the top 10 with "Lean On," featuring MO more

Top 40: Swift Holds #1 Spot; OMI Runner Up; Weeknd Charging; Lazer; Skrillex/Diplo Top10; Selena, Demi Top 15; Fall Out Boy, Tori Kelly Top 20

*TAYLOR SWIFT spends another week atop the Top 40 chart "Bad Blood"
*Newcomer OMI moves into the runner up spot, rising 3*-2* with "Cheerleader" and is up 1762 spins
*THE WEEKND is now top 5 in his sixth week on the chart with "Can't Feel My Face," rising 6*-4* and climbing 2329 spins (he is 900 or so behind OMI)
*A big week for DIPLO as he goes top ten twice
*He is part of MAJOR LAZER, which rises 12*-9* with "Lean On" and is up 905 spins
*Meanwhile, he teams with SKRILLEX on "Where Are U Now," with JUSTIN BIEBER and moves 11*-10*
*Two stars who had great career with DISNEY go top 15 this week
*SELENA GOMEZ moves 16*-13* with "Cool For The Summer" - up 21*-17* and up nearly 800 spins
*TORI KELLY moves on to the top 20 as well with "Should've Been Us" up 26*-20* and up 778 spins
*5 SECONDS OF SUMMER and R. CITY featuring ADAM LEVINE land the two debut this week

Rhythmic: Weeknd New Chart Topper; OMI, Kid Ink Top 5; Fetty Wap Top 15; La Rose Top 20; Meek Mill Surges; Trey, Flo Debut

*OMI is now top 5 at Rhythmic and Top 40 as "Cheerleader" rises 7*-4* and is up 853 spins

Congratulations Omi
Hitting the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 chart is big news and every artiste dream. Last week OMI (whom many had expected to reach #1) met the expectation of many Jamaicans and music enthusiasts and so congratulations were in order. "Cheerleader" continues to set historic trends (personal and other), surpassing 20 million streams in the UK. This comes just around the same time American rapper Kid Ink who landed a major hit on his Show Me remix featuring Chris Brown steps in on the Felix Jaehn vs. Salaam Remi Remix.

Meanwhile, several artistes/DJ, members of the Jamaican music industry and other congratulated Omi for this major accomplishment including Bounty Killer, ZJ Liquid who took to social media. We copied a few tweets to share with you.



Billboard Reggae Albums To 10
Meanwhile on Billboard's Reggae albums chart new entry and 'Greatest Gainer" 'Maestro' by Kymani Marley; SOJA's 'Amid The Noise and Haste' moves back into top 5 
#VisitJamaica Caves Resort - Negril

*Kymani Marley enters at #1 with "Maestro" 
*Soca Gold by Various artiste enters at #2
*Bob Marley and the Wailers "Easy Skankin in Boston 78" moves down *1-3*
*Rebulution moves down *2-4* with "Count Me In"
*SOJA* moves into top 5 *6-5* with "Amid The Noise and Haste"
*Byron Lee and the Dragonaires out of Top 10 up from *5-*6 with "Uptown Top Ranking" 
*Gov't Mule both albums moves down *3-7* and 6*-*8 with "Dub Side of the Mule" + the Deluxe respectively
*The Expanders down 4*-9* with "Hustling Culture"
*Morgan Heritage down *9-*10 with "Strictly Roots"

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Chronixx - Get a feel of his UK tour plus; There is social media platform specifically created for Reggae

"after his time on stage, it's certain the self-titled 'dread' will want news of his resounding success on British shores to travel far and wide. In April, he told The Voice: "Please put that in the newspaper: Chronixx is really grateful for the love he's been getting in the UK. I really want everybody to see and hear that."

We've been seeing posts of sold out venues on Chronixx UK tour and wanted to know exactly how people felt about him/his performances Even the rain took a break from its scheduled programming to enjoy the soothing sounds of Jamaican reggae sensation Chronixx the Voice UK reported, a his headline show in London's Somerset House July 12.

The outspoken artist brought a taste of Jamaica - complete with a slight glimmer of sun and support from fellow singer Dre Island - to the gloomy city, which had been beaten with spells of rain throughout the day.

Even the men's final at Wimbledon ground to a halt as the rain belted down just hours before Chronixx took to the stage. But all of that was a distant memory of when the 22-year-old, complete with his four piece band, lit up the open-air venue to a sold-out crowd.

The singer, who expressed in a earlier interview with The Voice that it sometimes feels as though his music was created specially for the UK market' opened his set with the defiant Alpha and Omega. "Uplifting mi sistren, tell ah she, Selassie I love star...Babylon di system falling, But his is just di beginning...." And true to form, the night carried a similar rebel spirit...read more


Trendy Reggae - A Reggae music social media platform of opportunities
Growing up in Jamaica, co-founder Tarique Smith started listening to music at an early
age when his mom would play 'old school' Reggae on the weekends. His love for the genre and style of music grew through the years, eventually landing himself a variety of jobs in the industry while in college. It was at college in 2011 when Tarique met Calvin Brown. They had teamed up to work on a social engineering class project assisting a local booking talent agency.

Through their work together, they began to brainstorm ideas of their own, Over a five year period, Calvin and Tarique created a social network community for both artistes and fans to connect, share, and discover one another. Trendy Reggae hopes to be a place where all can come to find and book talent world wide. The service is free, every artist, booking agent, and fans are only a few clicks away from creating relationships. 

Trendy Reggae makes provision for musicians to showcase their music to a broad audience without the stress of monthly fees while providing an unmatched network of opportunities.


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