PRESS RELEASE: @Kipponubehavior Partners with @Di_Danielle

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unnamedNuh Behavia king, KipRich, and the dancehall rebel, Danielle D.I., recently released the upbeat and daring single, “Hear The Pree”.

The song is one of the hottest tracks on the Clean Money rhythm distributed by Johnny Wonder 21st Hapilos.

The single has two versions, one for the airwaves and another for the street. “Hear The Pree” is steadily gaining momentum in both spheres.

“The feedback has been real good so far. Everywhere I go, when it plays, the girls go crazy. The vibe in and outside of the dance has been terrific! The radio DJs are also picking it up, so it’s a great feeling,” Danielle said.

“It’s a new year and all I can say is expect the unexpected. My female fans have been asking for more, and I know this combination delivered. Trust and believe lots more to come from KipRich this 2014,” added Kiprich.

Kiprich and Danielle DI are both preparing to shoot the visuals for Hear The Pree. Their production team is currently scouting locations in Portland for a steamy music video.

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PRESS RELEASE: @MeNameKAT (Kat C.H.R.) Goes For Gold

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Jamaican singer-songwriter, Kat C.H.R has come of age with her latest project – GOLD -written by Kat and co-produced with Andrew ‘Preggs’ Thompson who has toured the world with international recording artist Sean Paul, and whose drumming and production expertise has made him a household name throughout Jamaica’s alternative music scene.

After wrapping a music production partnership with New York based music mogul and former CEO of Roc A Fella Records, Damon Dash for his DD172 Media Collective, Kat returned to Jamaica to reconnect on her original stomping grounds and record the songs featured on GOLD.

“It’s like a coming of age project for me. My music has always been true to my life. These songs represent me to the fullest. I keep my thoughts golden, I keep my heart golden and inevitably, my art isgolden. People used to see me at shows and say oh I had no idea you were going to sound like that but they are always intrigued by my contradiction. There is a light inside me that wants to shine, GOLD is that light. It’s my labour of love,” says Kat.

The EP features four tracks - GOLD, MANGOOVER MY HEAD and TURN AROUND - each delivering her paradoxical yet authentic musical style that has gained her fans all around the world. These songs showcase not only her versatility as an artist but also why she’s known as a lyrical heavyweight.

According to Kat“this project represents growth for me as an artist, with each song I’m evoking that distinct connection between my hardcore, tomboy image, and my sensitive lyrics and smooth melodies… It all finally makes sense.”

Now armed with a wealth of experience, new management and an arsenal of new music she has signed a distribution deal for GOLD with international recording artist, Diana King’s US based record label ThinkLikeAgirL Music Inc.

“Kat C.H.R represents exactly what ThinkLikeAgirLMusic is about! Artists who have no boundaries, no limits and no fear to create across genres while being true to themselves. ThinkLikeAgirL is all about being unorthodox,” says King.

GOLD is now available on iTunes  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gold-ep/id796477614

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TECH: @F1rstNation Media Launch In Jamaica

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(Brought to you by Shana Reid and Jordie Davis)

It cannot be denied that there is much division amongst the Caribbean nations, many countries are rivals and it is not necessary as we all benefit from each other’s achievements, we all float in the same waters and when one country hurts we all feel it. However, it is unfortunate that while the same waters wash upon all of our shores, we still feel like we are standing alone; sometimes I forget that the Cayman Islands is just 235 miles away from Kingston and a short 45 minute flight (you could get to Cayman and check into a hotel before ONE of my classes are finished).

What is also surprising is many of us who were born and raised in Jamaica don’t even know about half the places in our very own parish, let alone in another Caribbean island. What the F1rst team has done is come up with a new way to bring us all together and keep us all connected while making us more aware of the places that are around us through just one mobile app and a website.

I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t know there was a Chinese Food Restaurant within walking distance of my home until I started exploring f1rstt.com.

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R.I.P. @NelsonMandela

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Mandela__NelsonToday, on December 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela passed away. The former South African President and South Africa Anti-Apartheid Revolutionary, was the first black South African to hold office and fought against racism, and demanded equal rights and justice in his own nation and for the rest of the world. Mr. Mandela has been an influence and inspiration to many no matter their colour, creed and location. Having been name dropped in many songs, he was seen as a hero to many. Below is a song for Nelson Mandela titled “Proud of Mandela” made by Reggae artist Macka B. Check out the song below and share your thoughts in the comments section. Walk good Father Mandela.

PRESS RELEASE: @MagnumDancehall Season 7 Auditions

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It’s that time again where some of the best upcoming deejays in the island take the trek to audition for the annual Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall. Now in its 7th season with Skatta Burrell, Miss Kitty and Professor Nuts returning to their judging positions, this looks to be another exciting season filled with lyrics from great competitors. With the 2nd audition commencing on Saturday November 23 in Ocho Rios, check out the Press Release and schedule for upcoming auditions below.

MKQ judges excited to see the talent in sav for Season 7

MKQ judges excited to see the talent in Savlamar for Season 7

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MAGNUM KINGS & QUEENS TOUCH DI ROAD – OCHI NEXT

Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall has returned for its 7th season to bring hard-core vibe and energy to local TV and is preparing for auditions, set to take place in five locations across the length and breadth of Jamaica. Deejays and Singjays who are trying to establish themselves in the field of Dancehall and Reggae are encouraged to come out to the various auditions and impress the resident Judges: Scatta Burrell, Professor Nuts and Miss Kitty.

The Magnum team passed through the Western town of Savannah-La-Mar last Saturday for the 1st stop this season.

2nd Stop: Ocho Rios

Magnum Kings and Queens then heads to Ocho Rios on Saturday November 23 at Island Village.

3rd Stop: May Pen

Following Ocho Rios, Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall will head to May Pen on Saturday November 30 for its third audition at Tolans Total Gas Station.

4th Stop: Portmore

The second to last audition for this the 7th season of Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall will be on Sunday December 8 at Portmore Town Centre. Over the last six seasons of the competition Portmore has shown big support for the competition.

Final Stop: Kingston

The fifth and final audition for Season 7 will be held on Sunday December 15 in Kingston at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre.

All auditions begin at 9AM sharp and end at 3PM. Participants who are unsuccessful at one location have a chance to try again at any other location. This year, all auditions are open to spectators who want to get a sneak peek at the talent.

At the end of the 5 auditions, the judges will then deliberate and select the best 28 contestants (14 Princes and 14 Princesses) to perform at the Live Shows. The Magnum Top 28 will be announced to Jamaica on two live shows to be aired on TVJ starting Saturday January 11, 2014.

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