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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PRESS RELEASE: @PayAttentionJA Returns With Heat For The Summer!

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Pay Attention Returns With Heat For The Summer

Kingston, Jamaica: Lovers of Hip Hop music and lyricism will have to wait no longer as Kingston’s
premier Hip Hop event, Pay Attention, returns on Saturday, July 19 inside Club Indulge, South Beach
Café. The two-year old party and showcase series went on a short hiatus after its March staging this year to allow for expansion of the brand.
The local Hip Hop community has grown and there is more attention from the media than before,” says host and local rapper, TSD, “We played our part in that and we wanted to continue doing so, but by
creating more avenues. Hence, in the near future, we’ll be producing promotional mixes as well as visual content, for both online and television”.
The return of Pay Attention will feature resident DJ, Inztinkz, and Deadline Sound providing the musical  selections as well as performances by Wayne Hevy, Gamble G, Kash Kapri and Massy the Creator.
Gates open at 9 p.m. and showtime is set for 10:30 p.m. Admission is $600, while ladies are 2-for-1 until
showtime. Drink specials, courtesy of South Beach Café, will be available at the bar.
Partners of Pay Attention include Gambling House Recording Studio, Hype TV, MediaBlu Caribbean, JAE Magazine, Electro-Tech Productions, Hot 102 and Rebel by King.

Follow @PayAttentionJA on Twitter and visit http://www.facebook.com/payattentionja for more information and regular updates.

Pay Attention July 19 Back (Web)

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PRESS RELEASE: @RaineSeville Creates A Buzz In Barbados

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RAINE SEVILLE CREATES A BUZZ IN BARBADOS

Raine Seville is constantly reinventing herself and this time she’s fighting for her spot on top! The “Mad Dem” artiste recently released her new single “Suh Wi Roll” on the Task Force Riddim which was Bajan produced. The single is a counteraction to a track on the same rhythm done by Bajan buzzing artiste Brutal Crankstar’s “Badman Nuh Lip” which is currently one of the most played songs in Barbados. “This song is very different from what persons hear from me, I am versatile and I love proving people wrong” shared Raine. She further added, “Suh Wi Roll basically defends women who are sexy, beautiful, and living a great life but can also make that transition if needs be, to become soldiers on the battlefield”.

“Suh Wi Roll” produced by DonWrita Records was written by Striker and Raine Seville and is steadily growing a fan base in Barbados. Additionally, Raine whose new booking agent is Headline Entertainment released her first soca single entitled “Brace Back” produced by Bajan radio personality Jon Doe and Gorg. “I love surprising persons and this song is also very different it’s sexy, fun and an up-tempo dance track for the ladies” Seville shared.

With the successes of her Barbados trip Raine has also opted to premiere her latest video “Bajan Wuk” which was collaborative effort between Brutal Crankstar and herself. The video directed by Supa Frost and Scenes Entourage was shot in Barbados and its YouTube version has created shock waves amongst her fans because of its provocative nature. “My music grows more and more each day, I believe in reinventing myself and this is what makes me different from many female acts” Raine shared. Seville is set to premiere her new video for “Bajan Wuk” on local television next week.

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PRESS RELEASE: @KQueensAlliance – Obsessed With Me

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Be sure to check out the Hot Brand New Single performed by the beautiful twin duo K Queens of Alliance Next Generation entitled “Obsessed With Me”. You can find this single to be added on the future release of the anticipated “Krazii Luv Riddim Compilation” produced by Canadian producer Triple B Produktionz. This project is currently being distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution and can be purchased on most online media outlets.
Look out for more music & other surprises to come out soon from the “Sexy Warriors” K Queens and much love & thanks for all the continued support.
Look below for the download link for the single along with their latest music video “Ex Call”. 
Follow them via Twitter at @KQUEENSALLIANCE

For Business Inquiries
Email: KQUEENS27@GMAIL.COM

Purchase the single on iTunes!

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PRESS RELEASE: @PayAttentionJA Submission Guidelines

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1926697_593705714052340_259948037_nPay Attention is a bi-monthly Hip Hop concert series that is held in Kingston Jamaica that promotes the Jamaican Hip Hop culture. This event featured many well known acts including Five Steez, Sly Rankin, Kabaka Pyramid and Acmatic. In efforts for upcoming or established acts to be a part of the movement there are certain guidelines that need to be met. Below and is a release that highlights all the requirements from a potential performer for the next and future Pay Attention events and activities including a cypher session and mixtape. Check out the release below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Pay Attention Submission Guidelines

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