Friday, 30 September 2022

Global Dancehall Star Kranium Is Giving Us A Different Sound Back With New Single featuring Queen Naija “Without You”

New York, New York, September 30, 2022. [Destine Media PR] Global Dancehall superstar Kranium is back with his latest single “Without You (Feat. Queen Naija)” available now for streaming. The single is the perfect blend of Dancehall, Afrobeats, and R&B with the smooth vocals provided by Queen Naija. “Without You (Feat. Queen Naija)” is produced by iO (UK producer and Afro Soul composer behind songs from Burna Boy's Africa Giant album, J Hus' chart-topping album "Big Conspiracy", and more). The single also serves as the follow up to this year’s earlier release of single “Wi Deh Yah” available for streaming via YouTube now.

“"Without You" is about a complicated love story. There's someone you fall for, that you got in too deep and too quickly knowing it wouldn’t work. Complicated part is you want it to work.” - KRANIUM

“Without You (Feat. Queen Naija)” shows the softer side of Kranium and unlike most of his sexy, party driven catalog, its built on the idea of finding true love, losing it, going through withdrawal, and wanting to do anything to get it back. The single has the makings to be a true classic and timeless Dancehall record with Queen Naija's verse is the perfect response to Kranium's verse/lyrics and her soulful tone takes everything up a notch. 

With multiple plaque achievements within the U.S., Canada, and U.K. markets, Kranium has proven to be one of R&B/Dancehall’s greatest superstars, driving Dancehall music and culture into the future on his own characteristic terms. The dancehall superstar is now also currently boasting nearly 1 BILLION streams globally.

Over the span of his career, Kranium has established himself as one of the hottest international dancehall artists in the world. In 2019, Kranium unveiled his debut album, Midnight Sparks to the world. The album saw Kranium continuing to craft a simmering sonic cocktail of reggae, R&B, hip-hop, and soul, including superstar features from the likes of AJ Tracey, Mahalia, Burna Boy, and longtime collaborator Ty Dolla $ign. The album showcased fiery singles as “So Me Move,” “Just The Style (Feat. Alkaline),” “Talkin’ (Feat. PJ),” and “In Charge.” Kranium’s sparkling debut was followed in 2020 with the release of “Gal Policy,” a fan-favorite with a lyric video that accumulated over 14 million views in six months of its release. In addition, Kranium also unveiled “Through The Window,” afterwards closing out the year with a fiery collaboration “Block Traffic (feat. Rytikal).” In 2021, Kranium released his EP, Toxic, and followed up with the “Wi Deh Yah” single earlier this year. A true “set the tone” record that showcases Kranium’s clever lyricism, gift for melodies, and the perfect balance of vocals, “Wi Deh Yah,” displayed the smoothness he’s known for but with a bit of street Dancehall flare. 

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Kabaka Pyramid Unleashes Sophomore Album The Kalling Produced by Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley


New York, New York, September 30, 2022. [Destine Media PR] The Bebble Rock virtuoso Kabaka Pyramid is set to release his sophomore album titled, ‘The Kalling’ on Friday September 30. This fifteen-track masterpiece produced by Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, features some of the reggae icons most frequent collaborators like Damian Marley, Protoje, Black Am I, Jesse Royal, as well as some new ones like Buju Banton and Stephen Marley. This second installment in Kabaka’s album discography is a symphony of excellent songs; the clearest most accurate musical statement about evolution of his song craft. An album worthy of all play, no skips.   

The name “Kabaka” is Ugandan for “King” and the long-lasting survival of the Pyramids of ancient Africa represent his desire for longevity in the music and deep connection to Kemetic roots; leaving messages for generations to come. Kabaka Pyramid is well known for songs like WarriorWell Done which focused more keenly on local systemic issues, and Reggae Music that took on a life of its own. His debut album Kontraband, was met with critical acclaim, containing hits such as Kontraband featuring Damian Marley, Kaught Up with a popular music video that found home on BET, and Reggae Music.

Of his recent singles Make Things WorkRed, Gold & Green featuring Damian Marley, and Grateful which features Jemere Morgan and the title track The Kalling feat. Stephen Marley were the four leads for this new album. The album not only puts on display Kabaka’s skill in making great songs, but also telling stories of redeemable social value. Addiction for instance tells a story of unhealthy relationships most of us have with social media and puts that under a thoughtful microscope for public discourse.

‘The Kalling’, is a powerful sequel for Kabaka because he is able to perform all the duties of his role as artist to culture and society, while fulfilling his duty to himself to improve his dexterity with the medium. Scheduled for a September 30, release, Kabaka’s latest offering adds to what is now a tradition of strong albums with reggae sounds juxtaposed against diverse music from funk to jazz and even hip hop. 

The album features production from Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Young Pow and Kabaka Pyramid himself, another tradition carried over from the previous album.

This fifteen-track marvel provides a sufficient platform for Kabaka to update old and new listeners about his growth and changes since his first album. 

The production highlights the richness of Reggae music, from the keen perfection of percussion and bass to the sampling of iconic songs of Junior Byles in Faded Away featuring Buju Banton, Peter Tosh in Mystic Man, or Eddie Fitzroy in EZ Ride. Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley exemplified the richness of Reggae through each production while Kabaka Pyramid honed in on his lyrical craft, delivering through provoking topics while captivating the listener.

 “The Kalling is really about my journey in music being for a higher purpose, not just to get rich or popular, but to inspire a higher vibration in whoever listens.  While the majority seek pleasure and sense gratification, there are a few who the Most High kall upon to keep the balance inna earth. Music is what I use to answer the kall and you can feel it throughout this album. I think my audience will see the growth in my song writing and delivery, along with Zilla’s top notch and diverse production, making it easy to follow me on this journey from start to finish - no filler tracks to be skipped” says Kabaka when asked his thoughts on the new release. 

Following the release of his sophomore album “The Kalling”, Kabaka will be heading on tour throughout the US with supporting acts Nattali Rize and Jordan T. The Kalling US Tour kicks off on October 4th in Seattle Washington, through November 13 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Tickets are on sale to public now via

The Kalling US Tour Dates

Oct 4, 2022 - Nectar Lounge - Seattle, WA

Oct 5, 2022 - Jack London Revue - Portland, OR

Oct 7, 2022 - SLO Brew Rock - San Luis Obispo, CA

Oct 8, 2022 - The Alpine - Reno, NV

Oct 9, 2022 - Cornerstone - Berkley, CA

Oct 11, 2022 - Arcata Theatre Lounge - Arcata, CA

Oct 12, 2022 - Felton Music Hall - Felton, CA

Oct 13, 2022 - Ventura Music Hall - Ventura, CA

Oct 14, 2022 - Winstons - San Diego CA

Oct 16, 2022 - Venice West - Venice, CA

Oct 17, 2022 - Hopmonk Tavern - Sebastopol, CA

Oct 18, 2022 - The Crazyhorse - Nevada City, CA

Oct 21, 2022 - Ophelia's Electric Soapbox - Denver, CO

Oct 22, 2022 - Brues Alehouse - Pueblo, CO

Oct 27, 2022 - Brooklyn Made - Brooklyn, NY

Oct 28, 2022 - Hawk and Reed - Greenfield, MA

Oct 29, 2022 - Westerly Sound at Knickerbocker Music Center -Westerly, RI

Oct 30, 2022 - Bill's Bar - Boston, MA

Nov 1, 2022 - Spirit Lodge - Pittsburgh, PA

Nov 2, 2022 - Soundstage - Baltimore, MD

Nov 4, 2022 - Salvage Station - Asheville, NC

Nov 5, 2022 - One Life to Love Festival - St. Croix Virgin Islands

Nov 8, 2022 - Jannus Live - St. Petersburg, FL

Nov 9, 2022 - Terra Fermata - Stuart, FL

Nov 10, 2022 - 1904 Music Hall - Jacksonville, FL

Nov 11, 2022 - The Ranch - Fort Myers, FL

Nov 12, 2022 - Ocean Deck - Daytona, FL

Nov 13, 2022 - Culture Room - Ft Lauderdale, FL

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International Dancehall Artist Badda General Unveils Cover Art, Release Date for Long-Awaited Sophomore Album 'Oye Deh'

Miami, Florida -- September 2022 (Acclaim PR-- One month ahead of its release, top Dancehall artist Badda General has pulled back the curtain on the official cover art for his sophomore album "Oye Deh." Named after his infamous catch phrase, which can be heard on all of his songs, the forthcoming album is set to drop October 27 on his birthday. Already making a huge buzz on radio, mixes, playlists and in Dancehalls worldwide is the lead single, “Mr Tek it Back,” which takes petty to new heights.

Celebrated for his reality-style of music, with comedic underpinnings, Badda General lives up to his unofficial title of "Dancehall Storyteller" on "Oye Deh." On the highly anticipated effort, the clever lyricist sticks to his winning formula, not missing a beat. With 22 blazing tracks, there's no need for a playlist at your next event because "Oye Deh" is a whole Dancehall party.

Just like its stand out cover art, "Oye Deh" is red-hot, arriving as a musically-charged follow up to Badda General's acclaimed debut "Money App Project" album in 2020. Two years in the making, with loads of music nestled on his hard drive, Badda General has handpicked predominately new, fiery songs for "Oye Deh." The new album boasts quality material from start to finish, with just a few familiar tracks.

The leading act enlisted a wicked ensemble of producers on "Oye Deh," including DJ Muerch (from Italy), DJ Lion Dub, DJ Chatta B and Steppa Shawn (Triful Toones) just to name a few. Badda General opted for experts who could curate music that goes above and beyond his style standards, while connecting with wide audiences.

"I want listeners of 'Oye Deh' to feel happy, upbeat, patriotic and ready to party," says Badda General, enthusiastically.

This year, Badda General released nearly a dozen hard-hitting songs and cut so many dubs he can't put a number to it. The popular Dancehall artist's custom dub plates, which have helped many a sound win clashes year round, rivals his music catalogue.

Badda General burst on to the scene with his break out "bitter" anthem "I Wish" amidst the pandemic. He released a slew of bangers that kept music lovers entertained during trying times. Along with "I Wish" -- his piercing "Badness" has racked up 700k streams on Spotify. Although there are way too many songs to name, it would be less than fair to not mention other favs like the mega "Barrel" (w/ZJ Liquid), "Barrel Remix" (w/ZJ Liquid, Shatta Wale and Stylo G), "Box Who," "Kickers," "Bitterness" and "State of the Union."

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Thursday, 29 September 2022

Sound Clash and Innocent Sound Win Big in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA -- September 2022 (Acclaim PR) -- U.S. based promoters Mello Promotions/Fam1st Entertainment and The Fresh Station are leaving an indelible mark on sound clash culture. Their efforts culminated in Atlanta this month with the inaugural staging of "New World Order" sound clash, which saw Innocent Sound defeat King Addies. The fiery Florida sound, which featured Dappa Lee(thal) alongside Juxxy Fiyah, added the victory to their growing list of milestones.

Great energy and vibes permeated the packed wearhouse, converted to a battlefield for "New World Order" sound clash. Revelers and fans of King Addies and Innocent came with high hopes for their favotite sounds. But as one knows, the competitive sport of sound clash, with respective rules in place, must yield just one winner. "New World Order" clash was a win for Innocent Sound and sound system culture on a whole. 

Both King Addies and Innocent had strong support from the crowd. Notably, King Addies reached a high note in the first round when King Pin switched actual sound systems from King Survival to Dub Electric. The vibrant selector immediately captured the crowd upon dropping a “Convince” ( Dem a bad man but mi have questions) dub plate from Bounty Killer.

"We believe 'New World Order' is a stand out clash because it featured two high caliber sounds with great young selectors," says Ron “Yello” Bryant of Mello Promotions/Fam1st Entertainment.  "We wanted to bring back the energy and excitement of authentic sound clash rivalries....I truly think this clash did just that."

The high energy competition, impressive turn out, sound performance and crowd enthusiasm are great indicators of sound clash being alive and thriving in the southern state. There were lots of great clash memories. However, it was the third round when Dappa Lee declared, "Innocent Sound a Taylor Dave sound and Taylor Dave sound a badman sound!" in his speech, followed by a "toppa top" Buju Banton selection, that reigned as the most poignant moment of the clash. Technically, the third round was a game changer.

Mello Promotions/Fam1st Entertainment strives to afford multigenerational audiences with authentic, yet timely and relatable clash vibes. Clash fans are already buzzin' over a 2023 edition of "New World Ordee.  With a formula that's proving to be a successful one, the promotions team has their eyes set on two more clashes this year. Additionally, the team will continue their philanthropic efforts with food and clothes drives for less fortunate families.



Jenelle Alexia On Her Way To Mogul Status

Written BLesley Hayles

Living off the high of New York Fashion Week recently, Jenelle Thompson is living up to her moniker as the A’Legends Boss making remarkable strides not only in the fashion industry but as a movie star as well. Her latest endeavors also include a feature on a new cooking show involving a popular chef.

Thompson, more popularly known as Jenelle Alexia, is making her way towards a mogul-level status with her A’Legends clothing line, having it featured in the dark comedy film 3 to 11 in which she also stars alongside Macka Diamond, a Jamaican Dancehall entertainer. The movie was shot in and around Philadelphia by Jamaica-born director/recording artiste Summer Angel. Thompson plays the role of “Lisa” excited since it’s release on September 15, 2022 and available to watch on YouTube. Several cast members, including herself, can be seen throughout the film sporting the A’Legends brand.

Since then, Thompson appeared as a guest on the new cooking show called Cooking With Love hosted by the world renowned Jamaican Chef Simpson. The program was originally broadcasted on Instagram for the first 4 seasons but for season 5, it will be aired on BET in the US, TVJ and CVM TV in Jamaica, Feva TV and CIN TV premiering on a date soon to be announced.

Thompson is now gearing up for The Hidden Treasure Fashion Show which will be held on Friday, December 9, 2022 in Philadelphia. It’s a winter wonderland edition with A’Legends branded sweatsuits, leggings and long-sleeve tops, among other items for all sizes and shapes, males and females.

Always busy and finding new ventures to be involved in, Thompson may very well have pop-ups somewhere in your neck of the woods so stay tuned to her Instagram pages for constant updates on what she’s got going on.

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Nakash Diesel Spends "Time In Hell"


BLesley Hayles

After recording several tracks during the pandemic, Nakash Diesel finally dropped his latest project, "Time In Hell". The EP was produced by his management’s Do Di Rite Thing Entertainment label and released officially on August 26, 2022 via OneRPM. The project was done in collaboration with Section 1 Entertainment and Armzhouse Records.

Nakash Diesel and Do Di Rite Thing Entertainment is currently pushing the lead single and title track “Time In Hell” hard online via Ejor Media Group and PR, Lesley Hayles. It has already been featured on several entertainment websites and online newspapers including Vision Newspaper in Canada and Reggae Vibes in New York.

Time In Hell” has also been placed in heavy rotation on radio stations in the United States and is picking up traction in Jamaica. Nakash Diesel and team are looking forward to this one helping to take off his career to higher heights.



Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Recording Artist Leo Carmichael Aims to Send a Musical Jolt to Your Senses


Recording Artist Leo Carmichael Aims to Send a Musical Jolt to Your Senses

MPR Consulting - We all are familiar with a jumping cable, for those of you who may not, in a nutshell, it's a pair of electric cables used to jump start a vehicle. And it's in keeping with that sentiment, that Leo Carmichael aims to send a musical jolt to your senses with "Jumper Cable"!

"Good vibes, Feel good Dancehall Soca music" declares Leo of his sizzling single. The track is exactly as it sounds, it's a tale of a passionate encounter and relationship that caught fire whilst giving a crush a jump start. The latter sparking an intense, electric, extremely sensual relationship. "The play on cars as a metaphor for what we had. It's my secret code to her." he further added

Released earlier this year, "Jumper Cable" is one of two Dancehall Soca track, and gives a teaser of Leo's upcoming album which will reflect the vocalist, producer, musician and songwriter's eclectic and vast style and flavor.  Speaking on the inspiration for his song, the multi-faceted crooner tapped into his life story. "Dancehall, Soca, and a very popular secret girl from my past. I also wanted to create a feel good song that brought everybody together like how Rupee's "Tempted to Touch" and Kevin Little's "Turn Me On" did. Jumper Cable with Leo Carmichael feels that way."!

The Edna Manley College alum who has honed his craft by touring worldwide, and performed on Jamaica's north coast resorts and cruise lines as a performer of Billboard Top 40s, has been busy releasing a growing discography, including the well received 2018 debut album "Love".

Check out Leo Carmichael and Specktrum Band performing "Jumper Cable" live as part of The LOVE & LIGHT performance series HERE

"She call me last time say
Her engine need a start up
Ask fi me Jumper Cable
So me take a short cut"

Produced and written by Leo Carmichael, "Jumper Cable" is available on all major streaming platforms and digital outlets.

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Saturday, 24 September 2022

Jamaican sensation Yaksta is back with his latest song 'Numb'


Cover art for new single 'Numb'
Yaksta's latest single ‘Numb’ is an emotional tribute for Yaksta’s friend who died suddenly and before reaching his full life’s potential. Yaksta cries out in the chorus, ‘My head is numb’, as he is overcome with a rush of emotions at his late friend’s funeral service. He asks whether there is room in heaven for more, what it is like there, if his friend misses him too and if he can call him from Heaven. This song by Yaksta is a great, urban-life masterpiece that softly caresses the deep realities of premature loss of life and the lingering community numbness endured as a result.
Yaksta is a reggae and dancehall singer and producer from Jamaica. Taking musical influences from the likes of Bob Marley and Taurus Riley, as well as Chronixx, Protoje, Buju Blanton, Damian Marley, Koffee, Busy Signal, Jo Mersa Marley, Skip Marley, Capleton, and Jessie Royal. Yaksta intertwines reggae, dancehall and hip hop beats with emotive lyrics that touch on social and political issues. Having amassed over 20 million views on YouTube, Yaksta keeps proving that he is relevant and one to be taken seriously as a reggae/dancehall artist.
'Numb' is available to stream on all platforms NOW!