Thursday, September 19, 2013
Grand Theft Auto V Boasts Impressive Dancehall/Reggae Radio Station Feat Kartel, Konshens & More
Jamaica, U.S.A - The highly anticipated latest installment in Rockstar Games "Grand Theft Auto V," was released September 17th to record breaking sells that have surpassed $800 million in just 24 hours.
The popular game set in modern day Los Santos and Blaine County, San Andreas and its surrounding countryside, has always been known for boasting an eclectic choice of music. Rolling Stone magazine has stated that "Grand Theft Auto V," has "the best soundtrack to date" with their impressive line up of 15 radio stations of all genres such as Hip Hop & Rap station "Radio Los Santos" hosted by Big Boy, Funk, R&B and Disco "Space 103.2" hosted by Bootsy Collins and Reggae, Dub and Dancehall "The Blue Ark" hosted by legendary Lee "Scratch' Perry.
Digital distribution giants 21st Hapilos Digital have been instrumental in the dancehall and reggae musical selections and facilitations for "The Blue Ark" with such singles as Konshens "Gun Shot A Fire" produced by Warriors Musick, Vybz Kartel & Popcaan "We Never Fear Dem" by Young Vibez and Tommy Lee Sparta "Psycho" by UIM Records, all 3 hit singles are distributed via 21st Hapilos Digital. The company also served as an agent for the Protoje's single "Kingston Be Wise" and Chronixx "Odd Ras".
Johnny Wonder, Executive Vice President and co founder of 21st Hapilos Digital stated that "it's a proud moment and milestone to have singles we Distribute featured on Grand Theft Auto 5, it was also Pleasure Working With Rock Stars Games and Pushing Dancehall / Reggae Music To New Levels"
Konshens "Gun Shot A Fire" by Warriors Musick Productions - 21st Hapilos Digital on itunes.
Vybz Kartel & Popcaan "We Never Fear Dem" by Young Vibez - 21st Hapilos Digital on itunes.
Tommy Lee Sparta "Psycho" by UIM Record - 21st Hapilos Digital on itunes.
Press Release courtesy of MPR Consulting
Sunday, September 15, 2013
It is being rumored and reported that producer, manager, and road manager, Patrick Samuels aka Roach, was shot and killed this morning in St. Andrew, Jamaica. Details are very sketchy at this time, but I received over 10 tips about this story this morning. Allegedly, Roach was shot in a gas station by unknown assailants, numerous times, and even as the car drove off, shots were continued to be fired. Roach was formerly Vybz Kartel's road manager, and also managed dancehall artist Navino for some time. Musically, he is most popular for speaking his mind, and his very controversial interviews. Roach was not a stranger to controversy, but he was loved, and equally talented. He is most popularly known for production contributions on Mavado's hit song "Settle Down" on the Overtime Riddim in 2011. R.I.P Roach.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
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While taking over the dancehall charts, with ever flowing hits, Konshens is proving to be more than an artist. He has entered into the fashion world with a new sneaker line "Konz876".
Konshens has been promoting the new line for the last couple weeks. He appeared on the "Johnny Live Morning Show" on Sun City Radio 104.9 FM, Portmore JA, last week to promote his new line. He was more than enthusiastic, as he should be, the line is both fashionable, and hip! The sneakers are said to retail at $129 USD a pair. Pricey much? Yes, close to the price of a pair of Jordans! But Konshens is confident in his high quality, fashionable line. Konshens was quoted as saying;
“I chose a shoe line because you can bring more culture into it. It takes a lot more effort as opposed to printing up T-shirts, plus there is a huge market for it.”
“Dancehall and Reggae music have the widest range of core fans worldwide and I think the only thing that separates us from other more mainstream genres is the lack of entrepreneurship on our part as artistes,” Konshens added.
Konz876 is said to have two stores opening in Jamaica. One in Montego Bay, and the other in Kingston.
The first launch party will be in Kingston Jamaica at The Quad on September 13 and the second launch will take place at the Donway Village on the Hip Strip in Montego Bay on September 14. Konshens has been advertising his product on his recent 2 week worldwide tour, and creating quite a buzz for himself. Great to see the entrepreneur spirit spreading amongst Jamaican artist. Good luck Konshens!
Stay in touch with Konshens on Twitter @KonshensSojah
The album is said to fuse reggae with other genres including hip-hop, R&B and jazz.
Lutan Fyah was recently quoted as saying "The originality of the album is what will make an impact. The music is fresh and new and you will see Lutan Fyah in a different light.."
Check out his performance at Weedseed Entertainment (Twitter @weeedseeed) yearly "Summer is Here" event held in Bull Bay Jamaica recently.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uOkj-RNT0U (skip to 41 minutes to see him perform alongside Sizzla Kalonji)
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Hip Hop artist FloRida , and The Queen of Dancehall Lady Saw team up for the remix of her chart topping song "Heels On".
In a recent interview, Saw was quoted as saying "I'm so happy about it. I had my engineer and a few others from the industry listen to it and they are all so excited, it's the way he did it, it's jazzy and fun." The single is set to be released sometime this month.
Lady saw met FloRida initially at the yearly event, Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay Jamaica. It's said that FloRida pitched the remix to Lady Saw, and she of course obliged. This release is already growing a buzz in the street! The official "Heels On" video featured veteran artist Shaggy, and the chemistry and steamy sexually charged video put Lady Saw back at the top after a few quiet years.This is not "The Queens" first collaboration with a Pop Star. She has notably recorded successful crossover hits like, "Underneath It All" No Doubt ft. Lady Saw, which was 3 times platinum, as well as won a 2002 Grammy for "Best Performance by a Duo or Group". She has also recorded tracks with Nicki Minaj and Trina.
Stay in touch with Lady Saw and FloRida on twitter @LadySawDHQueen & @official_flo