Thursday, May 5, 2016

Ketch Up - 'Work' Goes Platinum; Serani Got A Piece Of 'Views' Plus More

Rihanna's Dancehall hit single "Work" has now been certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA. The Barbadian Pop Star shared the news with fans on social media and thanked her 'navys' for their support. The single continues to dominate charts across the world.

Popcaan did not make Drake's "Views" album but Dancehall did, and along with a sampling of Serani "No Games' Marsh's voice on a track called 9.  According to reports, Serani said Drake's team followed proper recording rights procedure by contacting his manager prior to the album's release on April 29. It is reported that the album sold over 600,000 copies the day after it was released, has now crossed the 1 million mark in U.S. sales and nearly 1.2 million globally including digital tracks and streaming album equivalents and has been streamed over 250 millions times worldwide in its first week of release. "Views" the fourth studio album released by the 27 year old Canadian rapper is expected to bow at #1 on Billboard Top 200 in North America according to reports.

In the face of 'bitta blood and backlash' involving Jamaicans in other Caribbean islands, Greg 'My Dream' Nesbeth made front page news on Barbados Daily Nations newspaper May 2nd after performing on the island. The artiste alongside Chronixx, Richie Spice and Natural Blacks performed at Reggae On The Hill. The overall reception for the Jamaicans by the Barbadians were reported to be very good.

Summer Tours
Protoje announce US Tour and drops new video for OVA. According to The Fader, Protoje plans to perform all around the United States this summer starting his 'Ancient Future Tour' July 6th and wrap up a month later on the west coast. Mr Vegas also announced his 'This Is Dancehall' US Tour commencing May 27th through to June 18th.

Assassin aka Agent Sasco has graced the cover of Panache, a Jamaican award-winning
Caribbean Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle magazine that tells Caribbean lifestyle stories and inspires, empowers and celebrates rich island culture. 

The RIAA Facts and Research reveal that in 2015, vinyl LPs (a music format many believed would have gone extinct with the introduction of digital music), sold 416 million copies.

Music Quote:.."music is driving economic activity and digital commerce. Yet, in terms of value being returned to its creators and investors, music is massively undervalued." ~Frances Moore, CEO ifpi~


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Peter Tosh New Cannabis Company and Museum To Be Launched Soon

In the year since announcing the date April 20 celebrated 4/20 as the official, International Peter Tosh Day, the family of the famed reggae artist and human-rights activist have taken major steps to enable the world to experience Peter's music and social views. To that end, the family is proud to announce it is launching Peter Tosh 420, a company with a mission to organically grow the Peter Tosh legacy by providing quality cannabis products for medicinal power, spiritual enlightenment and recreational enjoyment.

Peter Tosh 420 is a new venture being formed by the family of Peter Tosh, music and entertainment industry veteran Brian Latture, and cannabis industry leader Steven Trenk of Lizada Capital, LLC. Peter Tosh 420 is poised to capitalize on the current legalization movement.

"We are very excited to be partnering with Steven Trenk, who brings a wealth of experience and immediate industry credibility to our cause," said Mr. Latture, who manages the Peter Tosh brand and is Chief Executive Manager of the new venture, PT Capital, LLC.

Mr. Trenk, who was an early pioneer investor in the legal cannabis space, agreed, adding "There are few names more synonymous with the Cannabis industry than that of Peter Tosh. I am just thrilled to be partnering with Peter's family to take a marquee brand like Peter Tosh, who was literally the Godfather of the legalization movement, and spreading his message through Peter Tosh 420. The opportunity to work with the family of this great musician, who dedicated his life to human rights, represents a great honor for Lizada and myself."

"This venture is not just about business, it is about spreading my fathers's message of equal rights and justice, while bringing what he believes was a sacred herb to the world and doing good deeds in the process." said Niambe McIntosh, the Administrator of her father's estate, and President of PT Capital, LLC.  

Proceeds from sale of Peter Tosh 420 products will be donated to the Peter Tosh Foundation, which will be administered by his family. "We want Peter Tosh 420 to be a global force for doing good work, as we collectively believe my father would have wanted. We will support such issues as childhood education, social justice, equal rights, cannabis legalization, and other humanitarian causes," McIntosh continued.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Peter Tosh's first solo album and his cannabis anthem "Legalize It." "We believe history is on our side, and when we tell the story of Peter Tosh, new generations throughout the world will embrace him as a prophet and the true Godfather of the legalization movement," commented Mr Latture. He continued, "We also believe Peter's legacy, along with our commitment to his words and music will endear a new generation of true believers in his mission, and will make Peter Tosh 420 very successful. We are not just starting a company, we are starting a movement." The Peter Tosh Museum will be opening October 19, 2016 in Kingston, Jamaica.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

5 Dancehall Artistes Who 'Werk' Rihanna's Song

1. Vanessa Bling's handlers have been putting in work on her image, she looks brand new. Her version of Rihanna's "Work" sounds right. Her melodious voice is on point and the clarity is awesome.  Vanessa Bling in our view is the complete package for the international market. Check out her track call "Worse"

2. The artiste Beniton aka Jack Frost go hard on his version of 'Rihanna's 'Work' an Instagram remix that went viral check it out click

3. Next up is Elephant Man these artiste dont stop they keep work! work! Work! in full view and of course some "Weed! Weed! Weed! (the name of his remix) comes with the territory. Ele came out swinging on this remix and the fans seems to like it a lot what do you think? listen

4. Ain't for the drama at all, that aside, got to give it to Shauna Chin's clear vocals and effort, homegirl siddung pon di riddim like a lizard pon a limb for her remix ft. Supa Hype check it out "Work remix by Shauna Chin ft. Supa Hype"

5. Although not an official remix Vybz Kartel's fans were not about to leave him out of this viral remix frenzy of Rihanna's Billboard hit and used up some potent Kartel lyrics, a reminder why both the 'Teecha' and his favourite genre stays relevant inspite of Listen