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Romain Virgo Delivers New Song and Video for 'Now'

VP Records artist Romain Virgo is back with a breakout hit and new video for his current single ‘Now’, available everywhere Friday June 9th. The reggae crooner, whose last EP “Lifted” was released in 2015, gives fans a taste of his upcoming album with this dancehall flavored track. Produced by Maximum Sounds Production, on the Skank And Wave riddim, ‘Now’ is emerging as a summertime breakout hit.

Filmed in Irish Town and Hope Gardens Kingston Jamaica, the video, produced by Ruption Design Studio was released on Romain's VEVO Page Sunday, June 4th. The visuals are perfectly matched with the songs playful cat and mouse lyrics. “We are having a good time, sharing the moment and I say to the girl, after this moment I will fall in love with you,” said Romain about the video. 'Now' begins with Romain rescuing his love interest from a rain storm, as the attraction continues to grow, he offers to take her to his end of town. She resists, but ultimately takes him up on his offer. They end up at an outdoor party where Romain makes a very public declaration, that she is his girlfriend “now.”

Growing up in the industry, from making history as the youngest winner of Television Jamaica’s (TVJ) popular “Rising Stars” talent competition at just 17-years-old to winning Artist of the Year by JaRIA (Jamaica Reggae Industry Association) in 2012, he is now coming into his own and flourishing as not just a reggae artist but a versatile musician. ‘Now’ represents his growth and ability to be in alignment with the industry but still remain true to his origins. From the energetic video to the lyrics and melody laced on top of the popular skank and rave riddim, ‘Now’ is the perfect song to thrust Romain Virgo into the mainstage.

“Music is for everybody and I am happy to share my new music with my loyal fans and those that are just getting to know me. I truly believe I was here to make a difference,” Romain concluded.


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Grammy Winning Artist Estelle Announces New Single 'Love Like Ours'

VP Records announces the completion of a new album deal with Grammy(R) winning R&B artist Estelle. The full length reggae album is scheduled for a fall 2017 release. The first single, ‘Love Like Ours’ featuring reggae star Tarrus Riley is available June 16th with a music video to follow.

The melodic and captivating ‘Love Like Ours’ gives fans a first taste of the upcoming album that will showcase the pivotal influence reggae music has had on the London, England born singer. Raised in a religious, Senegalese/ Grenadian household, Estelle's musical upbringing included a variety of Afro-Caribbean, Gospel, Hip-Hop and dance styles with a healthy dose of reggae music.

Since 2008 and the release of the crossover radio hit "Come Over" featuring reggae star Sean Paul and produced by Supa Dups (Sean Paul, Drake, Party Next Door), fans have been encouraging Estelle to record a reggae album. This project will bring their desires to life with a unique fusion of lover’s rock, afro beats and dancehall flavors anchoring her soulful, R&B vocals. "When I told some friends about doing this album" said Estelle, "they were like - 'finally!'" She continued, "everyone who knows me, understands the deep connection I have to reggae music." Estelle has joined forces with Supa Dups again on this project and her fans excitement for the full album is brewing.

"Love Like Ours" draws you in with smooth guitar and keyboard hooks and keeps the listener engaged with upbeat, feel good lyrics. "The song is shaping up to be the lover's anthem of the summer" said VP records President Randy Chin.



Estelle's performing credits include multiple nominations and a Grammy(R) win for "American Boy," her collaboration with Kanye West, The number one radio record anthem 'Thank You', a number one hit on the Billboard Top 200 with ‘Conqueror’, the epic duet with Jussie Smollet and a recurring cameo role on the Fox Network series Empire. She is also a featured character role on the Cartoon Network series Steven Universe. 

Estelle has shown a wide and expanding range of talent and with this album, will complete the musical circle, showcasing one of her earliest musical influences. The singer concluded, "I’m happy to give the people what they have been asking for and I’m proud to share another piece of my life and art with the world.”

‘Love Like Ours’ exclusively premiered on The Jamaica Gleaner.

Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco Featured on Baywatch Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The summer blockbuster movie features two scenes scored with original music by the reggae/dancehall artist.
Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco now adds summer blockbuster to his resume. The reggae/dancehall artist known for his lyrical dexterity on Jamaican rhythms and also being a secret weapon on hip-hop collaborations makes his vocal presence heard in Baywatch. The Paramount Picture stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Efron, with a musical score by Christopher Lennertz.  
Assassin is part of the film’s score on two compositions, "Off the Jetty" and "Leeds - To the Tower."

Konshens Earns Over 1.5 Mil Views on "Turn Me On" Video in Less Than a Week

Fresh off his recent signing with EMPIRE and new collab with Chris Brown, Konshens drops more heat for the upcoming summer season.

Watch his latest visual (directed by Jay Will) for his new single "Turn Me On," available now on all digital platforms. Since the video's launch last Wednesday, the views have climbed to over 1.5M, a testament to the artist's devoted fanbase and consistent track record of popular music. 

The Jamaican dancehall star will perform the track on Sunday June 11 at NYC's annual Hot 97 Summer Jam.

Since 2012, Konshens made a mark with hits such as “Gal A Bubble,” “Do Sum’n,” and "Pull Up to Mi Bumper." The Kingston native, who is repped by Solid Agency management, has continued to release party-themed dancehall tracks. His 2016 single "Bruk Off Yuh Back" has accumulated close to 100 million Spotify streams and the video has received over 50 million views. A crossover into the mainstream was inevitable for Konshens. In 2017, Chris Brown gave more life to the record on the powerful collaboration. Konshens has also delivered provocative verses on some of the biggest R&B/pop songs to date, from Miguel's “Adorn” to Chris Brown's “Back to Sleep.” Other collaborations include The Chainsmokers “Don’t Let Me Down,” the remix to Jamie XX “I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)," Dre Skull "Don't Worry," Ariana Grande “Side to Side,” Sean Paul "Want Dem All" (which led to a 2014 performance on the Arsenio Hall Show), Cardi B's "Back It Up," Rvssian "Privado" feat. Nicky Jam, Farruko and Arcangel on the urban Latin jam earning over 129 million YouTube views.

This past month, he visited NYC for a quick promo run to chat with FUSE, VEVO and VLAD TV about his success and perform live for VIBE and SiriusXM's Sway In The Morning new concert series.

Grammy Nominated Jah Cure Returns with Video for 'Telephone Love'

Today reggae superstar, Jah Cure delivers the new video for ‘Telephone Love.’ Shot in the tropical island of Antigua, ‘Telephone Love’ is the first new single since his Grammy nominated and critically acclaimed album “The Cure.”                                     

Directed by Justin “Jus Bus” Nation and Anderson “ATA” Andrew, the stunning visual includes drone shots of the lush Antiguan landscape while Jah Cure rides the open roads with his lady interest and an antique telephone in hand. Without taking himself too seriously, he playfully dances in front of a classic British red telephone booth while singing along to the smooth melodic rhythm that the song remits.

‘Telephone Love’ premiered today on popular music lifestyle site, Mass Appeal. When speaking to the writer Reshma B, Jah Cure states “It’s a topic that’s worldwide. People are traveling, they’re far, living the artist life. You send your love through the telephone. A man will work out of his country away from his family for a couple years. Make love on the telephone—and then they come back.”

Jah Cure joined VP Records in 2015 with the launch of his highly praised album “The Cure.” Known for infectiously fusing lovers rock, roots reggae and R&B, his music touches upon everything from new found love to modern oppression.

Chronixx Joins Nas & Ms. Lauryn Hill for Fall '17 Tour

This fall, Chronixx will join GRAMMY® Award-winning Ms. Lauryn Hill and rap legend Nas on their co-headlining North American Powernomics Tour. The reggae star will open the entire tour on this 17-city run across the United States and Canada in support of his  debut album Chronology (out June 30). Comedian Hannibal Buress will also appear on select dates.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 2 at livenation.com. Pre-sale tickets will be available on today May 31 for Citi cardmembers and June 1 for Tidal members.

Last night (5.30), Chronixx made his UK national TV debut on Later...with Jools Holland on BBC Two, after wrapping a successful North American & UK Tour with a number of sold-out shows throughout Spring. He performed his latest single off Chronology, entitled "Skankin Sweet." In February 2017, he also performed album cuts "Majesty" and "Likes" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in United States.

Full Chaarge Records Is Back With Another Hit Bound Riddim

Released at the beginning of April, Full Chaarge Records is back with another riddim compiled of rising hits by some of Dancehall's trending artists. Featuring Shenseaa, Razor B, DeeWunn, Devin Di Dakta, Posh Morris, D'Koncept, Road Elf, Alovich and Garisson Curtis, the singles are as upbeat as the riddim itself.

With its old school comparability, Shenseea's "Rude Gyal" has been one of the riddims well-received tracks gaining a fair amount of radio play worldwide. Devin Di Dakta's "Hottaz Yuh Love Gyal" and Road Elf's "Gyal Whine Up" have also garnered much social media attention. Nympho Riddim was distributed by 21st Hapilos.

Spearheaded by ZJ Dymond, Full Chaarge Record's has been working on a series of other projects, while "Nympho "riddim and previously released "Party Hangover" riddim continue to make noise.


Tracklist:
  1. Devin Di Dakta – Backaz Yuh Love Gyal (Raw)
  2. Devin Di Dakta – Hottaz Yuh Love Gyal (Clean)
  3. ’Koncep – Video Light
  4. Garrison Curtis – Rukumba (Raw)
  5. Garrison Curtis – Rukumba (Clean)
  6. Razor B – Send Out a Different Gyal
  7. Road Elf – Gyal Wine Up
  8. Shenseea – Rude Gyal (Raw)
  9. Shenseea – Rude Gyal (Clean)
  10. Posh Morris – Treble & Bass
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