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Reggae Gold 2011 Preview

Reggae Gold is the ultimate collection of reggae hits for summer! Filled with 17 of the hottest sounds from Jamaica, Reggae Gold is the most recognized and best selling compilation series in the genre. Reggae Gold 2011 features new & current hits from Stephen Marley, Shaggy, Queen Ifrica, Alborosie, I-Octane and more! Plus the latest hits from reggae legends Beres Hammond and Shabba Ranks! Reggae Gold 2011 includes a bonus disc with an exclusive DJ mix performed by DJ Norie of WWPR-FM New York’s Power 105 radio – it’s 40 minutes of non-stop dancehall vibes. Reggae Gold 2011 is solid back to back hits!

Also Features HITS from: Gyptian, Richie Spice, Tarrus Riley, Mavado, Vybz Kartel and many more!

Reggae Gold 2011: VP Releases the Year’s Biggest Reggae and Dancehall Hits

VP Records sees the release of the year’s biggest reggae and dancehall hits with Reggae Gold 2011, set to be in stores and online on June 28, 2011.

The Reggae Gold series has kept VP Records at the forefront of reggae music for 19 years now. This best-selling collection is renowned for featuring the biggest reggae and dancehall anthems of the year and blazing hot artists, while breaking new ones to reggae aficionados around the globe.

Reggae Gold 2011 lives up to this standard, showcasing the hottest acts of the year and featuring the sweet sounds of Billboard heat-seeker Gyptian, Grammy-winning singer/producer Stephen Marley, international icon Shaggy, the legendary Mykal Rose, dancehall king Shabba Ranks, reggae stars Tarrus Riley, Richie Spice and Queen Ifrica, and dancehall sizzlers Vybz Kartel, Mavado, I-Octane and Assassin, just to name a few.

Street Anthem

With this summer’s street anthem Jah Army from Stephen Marley, featuring Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley and Buju Banton, to I-Octane’s club hit Nuh Ramp Wid We; Mavado’s feel-good Peppa; Shaggy, featuring Alaine, on the romantic For Your Eyez Only; the serious Times Like These by Queen Ifrica; One Draw by Alborosie, featuring Camilla; and the legendary Beres Hammond on Pull UpReggae Gold 2011 lives up to its name as a treasure for fans of the genre.

The always highly anticipated album cover features three models fictitiously robbing a bank of its gold, just as this compilation will present fans with musical treasure showcasing the very best that reggae and dancehall music has to offer this year.


International Reggae & World Music Awards Set for this Weekend in Trinidad


Shaggy and Tony Rebel to host the prestigious International Reggae And World Music Awards (IRAWMAs) this weekend in Trinidad.

The IRAWMAs will take place at The National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) at Port of Spain, Trinidad on Saturday, May 28.

Live performances by Machel Montano, Tarrus Riley, Queen Ifrika, Freddy McGregor,  Soca Elvis, Macka Diamond, Dean Fraser, Denise Belfon, Tifa, Mighty Dow, and Rocky Dawuni.


Design Caribbean: Alison & Shaggy Thrill

Alison and Shaggy thrill

Top Caribbean entertainers, Shaggy of Jamaica and Alison Hinds of Barbados collaborated to thrill their Spanish Caribbean audience during the official launch of Design Caribbean in the Dominican Republic.

The two singers flew into Santo Domingo for the special event two Thursdays ago and got a rousing response during their first appearance in the country.

“The vibe was good. I was a bit surprised that they knew the lyrics in English but music is universal and at the end of the day, we are one Caribbean people,” said Shaggy.

New York-based Shaggy and Hinds were headliners at the kick-off event for Design Caribbean 2011, the region’s foremost trade show showcasing the creativity and craft products of the Caribbean mainly for the benefit of international buyers.

The trade fair will be staged in Santo Domingo, September 1-4.

Following remarks from executives of the Caribbean Export Development Agency, the organisers and managers of Design Caribbean, Hinds warmed the audience with a number of her soca hits, including the international mega-hit Roll.

Grammy Award winner Shaggy then closed the show, interacting with the audience on every number as they sang along to such major hits as Mr Boombastic and It Wasn’t Me.

Executive director of Caribbean Export, Pamela Coke-Hamilton, said the musicians were among the

best-known products of the Caribbean and their presence at the event was part of efforts to help focus attention on the skills and creativity of the people of the CARIFORUM region.

Coke-Hamilton further said that Design Caribbean was conceptualized to help artisans, designers and other talented people of the region to access the international marketplace.

Designers, artisans and others involved in the creative industries are eligible to participate in Design Caribbean, showcasing products such as ceramics, jewellery, fashion accessories, home furnishings, specialty foods and leather goods.


Alaine & Shaggy: “Good Good” Green Faces Riddim

The Green Faces Riddim features music from several Reggae artists but one of its most notable tracks is Alaine and Shaggy’s “Good Good”. Listen below: