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Chino McGregor ft. Denyque: Driving Me Insane | Video


The single Driving Me Insane is featured on the debut album Chino by Chino McGregor. The album is the most anticipated debut in reggae this year! At 27, Chino has years of grooming as a member of Freddie McGregor‘s Big Ship musical family. The album is produced and co-written by younger brother Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor (Mavado, Sean Paul). A proven solo artist in Jamaica and Japan (with two albums released to date), Chino is primed to be the breakthrough artist of 2011. The album showcases a variety of styles to re-define the boundaries of contemporary reggae, scripted by the leading producer in the genre. -Infuzion Inc.

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Stephen Marley: Announces ‘Revelation’ European Tour


Stephen Marley

Stephen Marley by LaurieFan, on Flickr

Stephen Marley, the  son of reggae legend Bob Marley and seven time Grammy Award winning producer, and entertainer has announced his ‘Revelation’ European tour dates.  The first tour date will be  Thursday, August 4 in Faverges, France. The reggae arstist will be seen on tour in the following Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Holland,  and Poland.

Malrey released his third solo album ‘Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life’ in late March 2011. Since its release the album has held the #1 position on the Billboard Reggae Charts, #2 on the iTunes Reggae Chart, and #2 on Amazon.com. Stephen holds the honor of being the first member of the Marley family to debut at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Album chart three times in a row. His prior two albums Mind Control and Mind Control Acoustic both debuted at #1. Both albums also won Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards.

Marley’s highly popular single “Pale Moonlight” is taking root as a feel good hit. The song is being played in radio stations throughout the Caribbean, the United States, and the United Kingdom with heavy rotation.

Catch Stephen Marley at the following  venues:

THUR AUG 4: FAVERGES, FRANCE
@ ROOTS REGGAE OPEN AIR

FRI AUG 5: AVENCHES, SWITZERLAND
@ FESTIVAL ROCK OZ’ ARENAS

SAT AUG 6: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
@ ROTE FABRIK

SUN AUG 7: CISSAC MIDOC, FRANCE
@ REGAE SUN SKA

TUE AUG 9: NICE, FRANCE
@ THEATRE DE VERDURE (OPEN AIR W/ DUB INC.)

WED AUG 10: GROSETTO, ITALY
@ FESTAMBIENTE

FRI AUG 12: OUDENAARDE, BELGIUM
@ FEEST IN THE PARK

SAT AUG 13: ASCHAFFENBURG, GERMANY
@ FESTIVAL

SUN AUG 14: OSTRADA, POLAND
@ OSTRADA REGGAE FESTIVAL

TUE AUG 16: PARIS, FRANCE
@ GLAZART (OPEN AIR)

WED AUG 17: MARSEILLE, FRANCE
@ TBA

THUR AUG 18: BENICASSIM, SPAIN
@ ROTOTOM SUNSPLASH

SAT AUG 20: BIDDINGHUIZEN, HOLLAND
@LOWLANDS FESTIVAL

Source: UrbanIslandz.com

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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!

Coffee More My Thing, says Rohan Marley


After a Business Observer story reporting that Marley Coffee was worth US$235 million, prompted a co-host of a popular morning radio programme to ask what does coffee have to do with Rasta. Rohan Marley, one of the lead investors in the project, was quick to respond.

“That’s because of a lack of knowledge. My father’s first song was One Cup of Coffee,” said the 40-year-old son of Bob Marley. He did not make mention of it, but in the same vein there is another song widely acclaimed as one of his father’s first two recordings that could also provide an answer. That song is called Judge Not.

Historians say that the Ethiopian ancestors of today’s Oromo people were the first to discover and recognise the energising effect of the coffee bean plant. Coffee beans are found in coffee cherries, which grow on trees in over 70 countries, cultivated primarily in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

It is from that African-centred perspective that the fourth oldest offspring of the late reggae king remains steadfast to his Rastafari roots, arguing there is no conflict with his faith and his business venture.

“I don’t limit myself to anything,” said Marley. “Ask dem if dem know where coffee come from. You identify Rasta with Ethiopia, right. So nuh Ethiopia coffee come from.”

Marley said he got into coffee farming after his brethren Iqulah introduced him to his (Iqulah’s) property. “When we decided to buy the land we realised that the land had coffee. So I got into coffee,” he said of his foray into and his love affair with the product which led to the establishment of his international coffee brand, Jammin Java.

Rohan Marley was born May 19, 1972 to Janet Hunt and Bob Marley. He is perhaps the only son of the late reggae icon with the least interest in music, even though, he admitted, he flirts with the drum and guitar.

The 1991 graduate of Miami Palmetto Senior High School played American football for the University of Miami. He also played pro football in Canada for the now defunct Ottawa Rough Riders.

Now the co-founder of the privately owned coffee company, Marley is a passionate entrepreneur and visionary, combining his creativity and business acumen to create a self-sustainable and certified organic coffee farm which aims to help preserve Earth’s natural balance.

“My thing is more the coffee thing. But I do play instruments, a little bit. I can play the drum a little, and I can play couple songs on the guitar,” he told the Observer in an interview at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston on Wednesday, May 11, the 30th anniversary of his father’s passing.

Typical of his father, he was in the yard playing football when he was interrupted by this reporter to share some of his reflections on his dad’s passing.

“The only thought I have today is only just a slight remembrance of where I was on this date 30 years ago. That’s the only thought I have today,” he said. “It was same place where I am today, which is 56 Hope Road. Yes, I was right here in the yard doing the same thing that I’m doing now, which is kicking the ball. I was about to be nine years old.

“May 19 is my ‘Earthstrong’ (birthday), and I was just playing ball and when I got the news I kinda just smiled first like they were joking,” he said. “Then of course, it finally hit home. Then later I saw Steve (Stephen Marley) and Steve said Daddy said don’t cry. Steve was in Miami and I was here. He was there with Daddy, so when he came he brought the message — from a father to a son.”

Source: JamaicaObserver.com

Stephen Marley ft. Damian Marley & Notorious Big: Jah Army Video


Just came across this remix for “Jah Army” off of Stephen Marley’s Revelation Pt. 1 that features Damian Marley and the late Notorious B.I.G. The vibe is nice!

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