Sunday, 5 December 2021

Tiffany Gives Hope with 'The Last Song'

Following the successful release of Tiffany's 2019 debut EP ‘I'm Ready’, she is set to release the first single titled The Last Song from her sophomore EP. 

The Last Song, which is a touching ballad, and which happens to be the last song on the album, speaks about struggles, redemption, and overcoming challenges, to which most if not all persons can relate.
Distributed by Empire, the lyric video for the track features members of the deaf community expressing through sign language direct interpretation of the song, which will premiere on the singer's official YouTube channel. "The video seeks to give a voice to the voiceless and hope to the hopeless" says Tiffany.  

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Tiffany will release The Last Song on December 10, 2021 from her upcoming untitled Album slated to be released in 2022.
Tiffany Levy, born October 29, 1993, in Kingston, Jamaica delivered her 6-track debut EP in June 2019 which covered a multitude of genres. The project, which earned 4 nominations, won some notable local and international awards, which surprised the artist, being it was her first effort in the music industry.
 
 
The song Give A Little won the Best Song Writer award at the Antigua and Barbuda Gospel Awards 2020. Tiffany also won the award for Breakout Sensation at the Sterling Gospel Awards in Jamaica for 2020. In 2021, during the global pandemic, she also won the award for Video of the Year for the song Love Me Anyway and the Best Female Reggae Artist of the year at the Atlanta Hip Hop awards 2021.



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Hawaii's Reggae Band The Lambsbread Reveal Track Listing of Upcoming Album

The Lambsbread (Nadia, Samuel Levi, Jacob Selassie and Kaya)

MPR CONSULTING - On December 3rd, The Lambsbread will be releasing their 12 track full length "SHOW LOVE" album. The album is the culmination of 2 yrs of writing and recording, and features such notable collaborations as International Grammy Award-winning recording artist Mykal Rose (Black Uhuru), Reggae stars Anthony B , Richie Spice , and boasts productions by Jubba White among others.

Track list:
1.Show Love
2.You Are The One
3.Smile ft. Richie Spice
4.Chant Dem Down
5.Fight For Your Rights ft. Anthony B
6.Nowhere To Run
7.Pass Me The Fire
8.Shine Your Light
9.Come Together As One
10.Nah Stop Chant ft. Mykal Rose
11.Lockdown
12.Show Love Dub


On the "Show Love" album, the Hawaiian based Lambsbread unique sound explores the foundational elements of Roots Reggae. Each track is powerful and delivers introspective songs themed with struggles, pushing through adversity, and spreading a positive message of love and unity. "We focused on themes that were flowing through the consciousness of a lot of people around the world, and it came together as a cross between an awakening, as well as a reminder of self empowerment lyrically. It also has a strong message of interconnectedness, no matter where we come from." - Kaya

The album anchored by the captivating vocals of lead singer Kaya paired with Nadia's enchanting melodious voice, also welcomes guest stars Mykal Rose, Anthony B and Richie Spice, while enlivened at every step by the interjecting instrumental fills provided by the rest of the band. Speaking on the stellar collaborations, Kaya explained "Nah Stop Chant" features Mykal Rose, original singer of the supergroup Black Uhuru. It was an amazing feeling when we got the call from one of the legends that founded reggae music, and a multi-Grammy winning artist and songwriter." - "Later into the project we were working on a song that was only half way finished and I thought what this song really needs is a DJ, a serious fire artist to put some heat on the track. My bredren Perfect Giddimani was in the studio with Anthony B, and I reached out to Perfect and asked him if he could play the track for Anthony B. He loved it and the very next day we had the vocal files. and ended up naming the track "Fight For Your Rights'' using a line from Anthony B's part."

"Smile" was one of the last songs we finished but was most of the way complete the whole time while we were working on the album. This tune took the longest to complete but was well worth the wait, when we first recorded this song we knew we had a hit, and when Richie Spice laid down his part on the tune it was sealed." he proudly added.

"Show Love '' is an album that lovers of roots reggae will thoroughly enjoy. The vocals and instruments shine throughout, and the production level is top of the line. Highlighting esteemed producers Brodahood Records (France), Sick Donkey Records (WestCoast Bluejay), Jubba White (Jamaica), Christopher Meredith, Jacovia Cuningham, Aime’ Bugingo and Lambreads's own Jacob Rathje and Samuel Rathje, each songs take the Lambsbread’s sound to the next level.

"The album is the culmination of 2 yrs of writing and recording from the Lambsbread family, deciding to shift our energy towards the recording studio after all touring halted at the beginning of 2020. Just like everyone else worldwide we had felt the impact of the things going on and wanted to express the feelings of the people through music. We also had the goal of recording the best music we had ever created, so we put a lot of time and energy into making sure everything on the album was finely crafted to present people with a full sonic experience when listening to this album" explained Kaya of their latest music offering.

"We focused on themes that were flowing through the consciousness of a lot of people around the world, and it came together as a cross between an awakening, as well as a reminder of self empowerment lyrically. It also has a strong message of interconnectedness, no matter where we come from."

"SHOW LOVE" is distributed by Zojak Worldwide, on all major streaming platforms and digital outlets. https://zojak.lnk.to/showlove

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One Love, Give a little more Love

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Buju Banton Creates His First NFT Artwork on The First and Largest NFT Platform

Buju Banton teams up with CrimsonTide Ltd. to
continue his legendary work by entering the NFT space with an Artwork 
titled “Indigenous” listed at 7 ETH.
 
With this pioneering move Grammy winner, multiple Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping artist, and international reggae icon Buju Banton continues to make history by becoming the first Grammy Award-winning reggae artist from Jamaica to mint an NFT on the OpenSea Marketplace - https://opensea.io/bujubanton

Buju Banton has created a collection of rare NFT Art pieces that will come in both digital and autographed canvas print. “The intention is to provide fans with a rare 1 of 1 digital Buju Banton asset/collectible, which can grow in value, creating an economical opportunity for NFT holders. We have to keep up with the technological advancements of our times or get left behind…embrace the space, pure love” says Buju Banton.

A Non-fungible token (NFT) is a digital asset that represents real-world objects like art, music, in-game items, and videos. These digital assets are bought and sold online, frequently with cryptocurrency, and they are generally encoded with the same underlying software as many cryptos.

Artists and musicians have been making their musical offers available worldwide through an alternative space that is quickly becoming the trend of the future.

Fans will be able to purchase a digital copy of the installation as an NFT, which includes digital artwork designs of famous Buju Banton portraits, programable features and unlock-able content for the NFT owners to enjoy. (The digital works sold as NFTs can still be copied and shared themselves, but ownership of a token is unique. Think of it as something like a copy of a popular book autographed by the author; there are lots of copies of the book and more can easily be made, but the NFT version is one of kind.) 

Anu El the C.E.O. of CrimsonTide (www.crimsontide.co) has been working to help others build their own projects on blockchain. “CrimsonTide wants to be ‘the concierge’ to the web 3.0 experience for Jamaican artist and musicians. Our company and team have the time, skill set and knowledge to engage the NFT community and develop product-to market strategies consistent with the values of the community” says Anu El.

OpenSea is the first and largest NFT marketplace which has a physical place where fans could go see the digital assets, leading up to the final countdown of the launch. OpenSea is a peer-to-peer marketplace for NFTs, rare digital items and crypto collectibles. Anyone can Buy, sell, auction, and discover new NFTs. Anu says his company educates artists on how they can navigate this new digital space of cryptocurrency, NFTs and blockchain technology. 


GUIDE ON BUYING OR SELLING on OpenSea
This guide explains the three things you'll need in place to open your account and start buying or selling NFTs on OpenSea.

1) Digital Currency (ETH)
You can get ETH, the digital currency that fuels transactions on the Ethereum blockchain, from a digital currency exchange like Coinbase. You will need ETH to purchase an NFT, and for gas fees to complete transactions. Now that you have ETH, let's get a crypto wallet.

2) Crypto Wallet
A crypto wallet, such as MetaMask, stores your ETH and processes transactions on the Ethereum blockchain. A unique wallet address will be generated, and you will use this address to complete transactions. Why do you need a wallet before buying and selling on OpenSea? OpenSea itself is another tool you use to interact with the blockchain. We never take possession of your assets or store your NFTs. Instead, we provide a system for peer-to-peer exchanges. Since you will be using OpenSea to interact directly with others on the blockchain, you will need a wallet to help you turn your actions in the browser into transactions on the blockchain. Now that you have a crypto wallet installed, you can connect your wallet address to OpenSea.

3) OpenSea 
Let's connect your wallet to OpenSea, edit your profile, and begin interacting in the space. When you arrive to opensea.io , head to the top right profile icon, select "Profile".
You will then be prompted to connect your wallet. You will continue through multiple prompts, finishing with the connection screen. When you see "Connecting..." OpenSea to your wallet, you're almost done.

Your account will default to "Unnamed", showing only your wallet address below. To personalize your account, select the gear icon on the right side of the screen. You will receive an extra security prompt, select "Sign" and you can begin updating your profile.

Now you can customize your profile, including username, bio, and email address. Your profile photo and cover banner can be customized on your account as well. Now you're all set! If you ever have trouble viewing your items, make sure your wallet is connected correctly. OpenSea is a window into your wallet address, showing all the cool NFTs inside. OpenSea doesn't store your digital assets, it's only a fun place to buy, sell, create, and trade NFTs.
 
 

Top Prize remains the Peoples Choice for Grammy Reggae Album of the Year

 

Miami, Florida (Shuzzr PR): In light of the recent developments, Kereena Beckford, the manager for Billboard charting artiste Alkaline issues the following statement: 

At the start of 2021 when the team decided to compile a body of work that would reflect where the talent was at artistically; appease the needs of the Vendetta fans and other stakeholders, we knew of the challenges yet met them head on.  

From the official announcement of Alkaline’s sophomore album, Top Prize, to its release and the ongoing litigation of criticism, we’ve held ourselves to an international standard whilst keeping the Vendetta fans at the core of everything we do.  

Alkaline’s Top Prize album success globally speaks volumes amongst its counterparts as it debuted at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Album charts; #1 on the US Current Reggae album chart; #56 on the US Top Current Album sales chart; #19 on the Heatseekers chart & #39 on the Emerging Artiste chart attest to such. 

Though the album didn’t earn enough votes from the voting pool of The Recording Academy for Best Reggae Album Grammy nominations, the aforementioned successes demonstrates that though it isn’t the ‘industry’s favorite’, it remains the people’s choice.  

We would like to say thank you to the Vendetta fans for their unwavering support and unrelenting defense. In addition, to the other players in the industry, congratulations whether or not you’ve received a nomination.  

Alkaline remains one of the most successful independent artiste to have emerged from the genre and region he represents, and his legacy will be judge by history.  

Stay Tuned!  


Kereena Beckford, Manager 

Rickardo Shuzzr, Publicist 

Sean Paul Nabs GRAMMY Nomination Best Reggae Album For 7th Studio Album ‘Live N Livin’

Sean Paul First Album Released Independently on
His Dutty Rock Productions Label
 

Multi-award-winning and Billboard chart topping, international recording artist Sean Paul has been nominated Best Reggae Album for the 64th annual GRAMMY Awards, set to take place on January 31. With the vision and undertone of ‘collaboration over confrontation’ Sean Paul ‘Live N Livin’ album is the 7th studio album and first album released on his own Dutty Rock Productions label. 

The highly acclaimed album, ‘Live N Livin’ released through Dutty Rock Productions and ONErpm is a vision of Sean Paul’s to highlight the unity and success of the music from his island of Jamaica. 

Sean Paul makes an official return with his new LP Live N Livin, a 16-track body of work with assists from the likes of Busy Signal, Buju Banton, Masicka, Jesse Royal, and Serani. All-in-all, it’s a solid dancehall project that will be perfect for the dance floor when the outside world opens back up. -REVOLT

For his latest studio album, Live N Livin', instead of bringing dancehall to someone else's song, he took the dancehall from his home country, and brought it back to his studio, collaborating with some of his own favorite names in dancehall today: Busy Signal, Suku Ward, Buju Banton, and more. – EAR MILK

Sean Paul returned with Live N Livin', a 16-track project that brought the dancehall star squarely back to his roots after years of memorable pop, EDM and hip-hop collaborations. The album boasts appearances from some of the biggest names in reggae and dancehall, including Buju Banton, Damian Marley, Govana, Busy Signal, and Agent Sasco. - FADER

For Sean Paul Live N Livin, is a collaborative celebration of his Jamaican heritage and dancehall roots in which Sean trades the mic with some of his favorite artists and co-workers in Reggae and Dancehall, such as Buju Banton, Damian Marley, Mavado, and Stonebwoy from Ghana just to name a few. Dancehall can be stereotyped as a competitive, macho space where sound clashes are king, but Live N Livin is meant to emphasize what’s possible when unity is the goal. “We don’t need to divide our fans to attain the rotations on the airwaves or streams,” Sean says. “I hold this album very dear to my heart because it shows the effort of collaboration over confrontation.”

Sean’s 9th GRAMMY nomination, 6th nomination for Best Reggae Album, is followed with another honor, as the multiple Billboard 100 chart topping artist also received a 2021 UK MOBO nomination for Best Reggae Act. The prestigious MOBO Awards are an annual music award presentation honoring achievements in music of black origin, including hip hop, grime, soul, reggae, jazz, gospel, and African music.

This GRAMMY nomination is a special one, “Live N Livin is a very special project to me, it’s a return to hardcore dancehall. Everyone I worked with from my engineers to the producers to the artists, even the person who did the artwork is Jamaican and one artist from Ghana. It was really a collaborative effort and I’m proud of the recognition we all received. With this album I wanted to show my genre that we need to do more collaborative work and less competition amongst ourselves” says Sean Paul.

About Sean Paul
It’s rare for an artist to become the personification of their genre. For just a word or phrase from their mouth to conjure the entire artform. Sean Paul is one of those artists. Let him say “shake dat ting” in his commanding voice, and you’ll hear the embodiment of dancehall. Across seven studio albums and counting, Sean Paul has taken the genre global, from its origin in clubs in Kingston, Jamaica to the top of the charts, packing some of the biggest venues in more than 120 countries. Only Sean has the distinction of being the first Jamaican to play shows in Kazakhstan and Madagascar.

Sean Paul Socials:

Hawaii's Royal Reggae Family Unrelentless Journey To Show Love


               The Lambsbread (Left to Right - Jacob Selassie, Nadia, Kaya and Samuel Levi)

MPR CONSULTING - They once declared that "The World Needs Love", and that sentiment still echoes and resonates in their music, as The Lambsbread (vocalists Kaya & Nadia and their children 21 years old Samuel Levi, and 17 years old Jacob Selassie) release their new chant "Show Love". "I've come to remind you, but in a song, still the same message singing for so long".

'"Show Love", the lead single from their upcoming album of the same name, delivers a message to the world by declaring, ‘Never let dem divide or change you".

Written and produced by 19 years old Samuel Levi, "Show Love" boasts the bass sounds of international acclaim Christopher Meredith who is considered one of the most prominent bassists in reggae music, Jacob Sellasie on the keys, with the guitar riffs laid down by Jesus “Chewy” Gallegos. The distinctive vocals of Kaya Lambsbread are accompanied by the soulful harmonies of Nadia.

Speaking on the creation of the song, Kaya explained "This is the first record where we sat down as a group with unlimited time in the studio to create. We decided we wanted to make a record that embodied the original sound of reggae with live instrumentation and real musicians, yet give it a modern edge that had not been done before. A record that has an undeniable roots sound but at the same time, something original you have never heard before." further adding "We enlisted our favorite musicians and set out to create a masterpiece from the ground up. Samuel and Jacob got together in the studio and laid down the first tracks for the album. Next we took those tracks to our bredren, legendary bass player Chris Meredith, and he laid down the phenomenal basslines. Next our long time guitar player Jesus "Chewy" Gallegos laid down sweet guitar work that decorates the record in California. After the basic tracks were ready Nadia and I began creating the melodies and lyrics that would become "Show Love" at our studio in Maui.

"Show Love" song is now available instantly when you pre-order the album distributed by Zojak Worldwide, on all major streaming platforms and digital outlets. https://zojak.lnk.to/showlove

Show Love, Spread Love
One Love, Give a little more Love

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Sunday, 21 November 2021

Jamaican Rapper Kacique Named Pandora Artist to Watch in 2022

NEW YORK, USA, November, 2021.  Popular streaming service Pandora has announced its latest featured playlist, “Artists to Watch 2022: Caribbean,” and fast-rising Jamaican rapper Kacique is among the ten incredible artists selected.

 

He shares the accolade with fellow Caribbean artists Yaksta, Bella Blair, Hey Choppi, Indie Allen, Joby Jay, Klassik Frescobar, Melly Rose, Laa Lee, and Projexx. The featured Caribbean playlist includes his Summer smash single “Knock It,” a millennial twist of courtship discussing the intricacies of a new age relationship. The song is part of a Good Mood Music compilation entitled ‘Beat Zinc Fence’ Riddim featuring Devin DI Dakta, Deeclef, Romieikon, Dovey Magnum & more. The Beat Zinc Fence riddim is a powerful fusion of old- and new-era dancehall

 

In addition to “Knock It,” Kacique served up some wholesome vibes to close out Summer 2021 with a bang, an audio + visual combination called “Brunch” on the Hungover Riddim compilation.  According to stats tracking programs the single has charted in over 50+ countries and amassed over 100,000 streams across all streaming platforms views within a month.

 

Pandora picked a winning collection of artists, and Kacique was more than deserving member of this group. He describes his style as a mixture of the 90s Dancehall mixed with a contemporary flavor. The featured playlist “Artists to Watch 2022: Caribbean” is streaming now on Pandora.


Brunch Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZFHQBYN04w