PRESS RELEASE: @ItsToian Hits International TV Station @MTV

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From a little town on a small island, “Rude Boys”, the brand new music video performed by Jamaican singer & songwriter, Toian, made its debut on international television station MTV Jams on August 10, 2014.

The video was filmed in various locations around Montego Bay, Jamaica and features a cast of bikers, police cars, school girls, bandannas, white sand beaches, coconut trees and of course “Rude Boys”.

“We wanted to capture an authentic perspective of everyday life in Jamaica,” said director & producer Sean Alaric of Class One Music. “That’s what brought the concept to life.” 

Inspired by her favorite reggae tracks from the 80’s era, Toian recorded the song at the Class One Music Studios in Florida, with backing live instruments adding to the sound of her signature flavor. Having previously collaborated with the likes of multi-platinum selling producer Don Corleon as well as popular reggae & dancehall acts such as Protoje, Konshens & Chevaughn, the multi-talented songstress is now gearing up to share her debut EP album, “Retrospect”, with the world in late 2014.

“Rude Boys” is available for download globally through a variety of online retailers including Amazon.com, Spotify the iTunes Music store at – http://goo.gl/TNcdW4

Watch the “Rude Boys” music video at – http://youtu.be/flrdtKwINHQ

For more information about Toian, including photos, artist biography, and more, visit the official website at – www.itstoian.com

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PRESS RELEASE: @KevinCrownMusic Inked Monthly Deal To Play @FictionJamaica

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NEW YORK, NY (August 20, 2014) – 2014 has proven to be the most successful year thus far for DJ Kevin Crown. The young DJ also known as the Natural Born Club Killa kicked off 2014 as a honoree for the Young Gifted and Black Entrepreneurial Awards, taking home “DJ of the Year”. He gladly accepted his award stating; “with all the road blocks and obstacles I have faced throughout my career, it is good to know my talent was able to shine through”. Kevin’s mom surprised the Club Killa by appearing in his presentation video, she thanked God for blessing her with such a wonderful and talented son. Not only was it an emotional video, but it also confirmed for many why he was being given such a wonderful honor. (watch video here: http://youtu.be/A8sXDZ0zEso) Kevin has always impressed any audience he has entertained, but you know he must be something special if a NYC DJ has been asked to frequent Jamaica’s newest popular hot spot Fiction Fantasy on a monthly basis. No other DJ has been able to accomplish what Kevin has done in less than a year. His goals are a little different from the average DJ, his vision for his career speaks volumes to why he works so hard and manage to stay in demand. Fiction’s owner David “Squeeze” Annakie said it best when asked, Why Kevin Crown, “Kevin is not just a DJ, he is an entertainer. He gets into your social adrenaline and raises it to another level. No other DJ I have come across has been able to do what he does”. That’s not all for this talented human being, making his acting debut this year in the highly anticipated movie “Jamaican Mafia” you will see Kevin Crown on the big screen playing a member of the mafia clan called “Kat”. The director and producer of the movie can’t stop singing Kevin’s praises as they watched him bring his character to life. The movie premieres in NYC August 27th and we can’t wait to see what the Club Killa in action. To learn more about Kevin Crown, visit his website www.kevincrownmusic.com.

About Kevin Crown, NBCK

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They say promoters are responsible for bringing the crowd, but in NYC there’s one DJ that brings the crowd and kills clubs! He invites you into his world through music, and takes you on a never ending journey until the cops come knocking. To experience a Kevin Crown show is like experiencing a natural high as he sends shock waves through your body with the beats that pulsates the speakers wherever he makes an appearance. Kevin Crown is the future. His diverse knowledge allows him to play just about anywhere for anyone. From heating up concert arenas, to hosting high profile fashion shows, to making things unpredictable for Jamie Foxx, and keeping you entertained on his weekly radio program, he is one of New York City’s most requested DJ. He is leading the pack of young DJs making it very difficult to catch up. He dares to be different by bringing his energy, style, and comical attitude to his events. You can call him Kevin or you can call him Kevin Crown, but the name he most likes to be called for obvious reasons is “Natural Born Club Killa”.

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Pics: Twin Studios Presents: Pix Of The Week

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Presenting the first in a series of photos is Twin Studios. Located in Ontario, Canada and Clarendon, Jamaica, Twin Studios provides all you need in Photography to Video Production services. Book them for your next event and tell them I sent you! Check out their photos below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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PRESS RELEASE: @Alexx_AGame Returns From European Tour

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Recording artiste A-Game has recently completed his European tour with Konshens and Di Bluprint Band. The ‘A-Game Everyday’ artiste who visited Portugal, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria and Denmark performed at several popular festivals such as Summer Jam Festival, Musa Festival and Oland Roots Festival just to name a few. “It was a great experience as well as a personal eye-opener; I was able to promote myself and assist in building the Subkonshus Brand” shared A-Game.

A-Game who is also the lead singer of Di Blu Print Band added that this was his first time touring with the Subkonshus CEO Konshens abroad but that he had worked with him on several shows in Jamaica. “I received such a positive feedback on this tour especially when Konshens introduced me as a new artiste in festivals that sometimes host up to 20000 people” A-Game further added. The tour which lasted for roughly one month also featured Subkonshus artiste Javada and producer Markhize.

When asked about his most memorable moment on tour he laughingly shared “On my day off from touring, it was the same day Brazil was playing Germany and I predicted the 7-1 victory for Brazil; the vibes was good and people were calling me a prophet because who would have predicted such a score but I did”. A-Game is set to release his first official collaboration with prominent UK DJ/Producer Benny Page; he was also recently featured on popular radio station, Reggae Vibes Radio Atlanta and Power 102.1 FM Boston.

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Interview: @KingBiggsSOL

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I0qcBTmEKing Biggs a.k.a. Julian Morrison, was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica. He is the Co-Founder of the Jamaican Hip Hop Label/Collective, Sons Of Liberty. Considered the “Mutant” of S.O.L., Biggs has been responsible for a number of S.O.L. releases since its inception in 2006 whether through his productions, or his lyrics. With the release of his upcoming project, “XXII” drawing near, 13th Street Promotions took the time out to have a chat with King Biggs to learn about his sound, his “XXII” project, and some of his favourite creations.

Who is King Biggs?

King Biggs is an artiste that produces and composes music as well who specializes in Hip Hop, Dancehall and Reggae Fusion. I always seek to break down rules and barriers but in such a way that paying homage to original elements is included. I believe that art is more innovation over imitation than the inverse.

As a Producer and Rapper, you tend to have more options when creating, describe your sound?

I mostly create Hip Hop, Dancehall and Reggae Fusion even though I’m not limited to that. I call my sound “Rich Noise” and it’s all about taking the main/traditional elements of each genre and bending them into something interesting. I really like to be surprised when I listen to music, so I aim to provide that for my listeners in different ways. My sound could be Pharrell inspired in one beat, Kanye in another with a Lee Perry sample in the background. All in all I leave my mark on everything I do, so it’s not typical or monotonous to the audience. That’s just whack!

Who are your influences?

My influences mostly stem from Hip Hop in the 90’s/00’s, Dancehall from that same era, Oldies ballads and Disco music. This includes Dr Dre, Dave Kelly, Gavin Blair (Gavsborg) from Equiknoxx Music, Timbaland, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Quincy Jones and Lee “Scratch” Perry. A lot of music was around me when I was developing because there was the radio on RJR all day, the loud Encava buses that drove pass St Richard’s every day and the people who blared their stereo systems when picking up younger siblings or children at the schools I attended. A childhood friend, Belinda Cousins also taught me a lot about music and gave me access to the work that should shape my identity today.

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