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Midnite Band: “Mongst I & I” (I Grade Dub) Exclusive Download & Video | Large Up!

Here’s another exclusive from the elusive Midnite collective. In anticipation of King’s Bell–the Virgin Islands-based crew’s first full-length album recorded in Jamaica (at the hallowed Tuff Gong studio) with a Jamaican producer (Andrew “Bassie” Campbell)– they have let off this special I Grade dub of the album’s first single “Mongst I & I” (for which they’ve also just made their first music video ever). Taking the haunting melody into the heart of the echo chamber, the version excursion only enhances the spiritual and trance-inducing qualities that have made Midnite’s live shows the stuff of island legend.

Listen or download below and vibrate on…

Midnite’s first single off of the upcoming “Kings Bell” album – a highly anticipated collaboration with Jamaican producer Andrew Bassie Campbell, featuring legendary musicians such as Earl Chinna Smith, Leroy Horsemouth Wallace, Lloyd Obeah Denton, Sticky Thompson, Wilburn Squidly Cole and others. Available as a digital single EP featuring the music video, 2 remixes and a dub mix on 9/27/11. Kings Bell full album coming 11/1/11.

Music video co-produced & edited in St. Croix by Michael Nissman of Aqua Media

Download the track HERE!

Source: LargeUp!

Author: Eddie ‘Stats’ Houghton

Completely Random Thoughts 38: Batch & Ras Attitude | Achis’ Reggae Blog

“Joyful days bring joyful nights
Joyful ways to live a joyful life
Go mek some joyful youths, with your joyful Wife
Dem caan destroy my joy wid no more trouble and strife
It’s not awful to be joyful, and kindhearted, to people
So let joy lift you up when you’re down
Put a joyful smile on your face, don’t wanna see no crown”
-Ras Attitude from ‘Joyful Day’

“Well I say: ‘Who give I & I di victory?’
JAH!Full manifestation of complexity and all simplicity
JAH!Haile I Selassie I: The Might & Power of The Trinity
JAH!And maintain to a bloodline of an Ancient Monarchy
JAH!Ithiopia taught this world about royalty
Still dem waan come now change di reality”
-Batch from ‘Zion Kingdom Come’

It’s probably impossible to count just how many stories are intertwined with one another – even in something as ‘fractured’ and ‘obscure’ as Reggae music. I can’t actually recall the last time I read a bio which didn’t include, in some way, an artist receiving a relatively sizable help from a next artist (maybe I Wayne or Gyptian from off the top of my head). Generally speaking ‘opening the door’ in Reggae music involves knowing someone (or knowing someone who knows someone who knows someone) who has the keys and are themselves, already, on the ‘inside’. Still, there are definitely some links which really stick out amongst the rest and for various reasons. Of course there’s Chaka Demus & Pliers – Probably the most well known duo in Reggae history. There’s Damian & Stephen Marley and Isasha & Million Voice and other groups of well known and established siblings. More still, even if origins don’t directly relate, for a variety of (mostly awful) reasons, the careers of Beenie Man & Bounty Killer will seemingly forever be associated with one another.The one which we’re going to take a brief look at today, however, may just be one of the most interesting of them all. I kind of relate Batch & Ras Attitude to the wonderful structure which we’ve most enjoyed from another venerable esteemed duo in the music, Luciano & Mikey General because they certainly seem to share so much (if I recall correctly, the story is that Batch played in Cruzan Gospel singer, Harella Goodwin’s band – Harella is the Mother of Michael Goodwin, bka ‘Ras Attitude’) in common, not the least of which is this ‘bigger picture’ musical mission. I don’t know if they sat down one day and mapped everything out and planned it, but recently just vibing so much Batch and Ras Attitude (particularly the former), what I started to hear was just how similar they are . . . But similar in a different way (that makes no sense). What I mean is that they compliment one another so well, even outside of being linked, that it’s almost like their music is two parts of the same prevailing message. Let’s take a look!

Between Ras Attitude and Batch, Attitude is definitely the more dynamic and the one with the . . . Attitude! What he has shown in his music is certainly something more along the lines of traditional modern Jamaican Roots Reggae and between himself and Pressure Busspipe, I think they were the first two who I really looked at from out of the VI who was making that ever so small ‘crossover’ from the more typical vibes which you were hearing from Virgin Islands Reggae music. Attitude put his own spin on it; he brought a completely different dimension after that as well when he, especially through the “Holding Firm” album as well as the “Royal Lionage” album, showed himself to have quite the singing voice as well. This was very powerful material and when combined with his delivery, really what you have between those two albums are just special vibes. He had well shown potential in his first two albums,”Happiness” and “Love Life” (the latter of which birthed what may be still my favourite Ras Attitude tune, ‘Ithiopia Alone’) which would lead into the aforementioned two which were followed by “Trodding Home” which gave him the title track, probably Ras Attitude’s biggest hit to date. His latest release, “I Meditation” is just the complete package. By the time he’d arrived to that point, regardless of boundaries and origins, he was unarguably one of the most POLISHED artists in all of Reggae and one would only hope for even more progression by the time the next album comes (which . . . Next year???).

‘Know Who Is Jah’ [“Royal Lionage” album]

As I said, the base is a very dynamic one, but if you allow Attitude’s flash to distract you, you’ll miss out on a lyrically very talented voice as well. His approach is very natural, but all encompassing. You often hear about how artists don’t like to write lyrics down and while normally that isn’t something that I’ll support, if it is Attitude’s case, I’m firmly behind it. For his part, what I’ve noticed is that he tends to focus more on the intangible. Some of my own favourite Attitude tunes like ‘Ithiopia Alone’, ‘Shelter Me Oh Jah’, ‘Know Who Is Jah’ and ‘Let Jah Be Praised’ all come from a very spiritual place and solidify themselves within this ethereal arena and all are SPECIAL tunes.

Where Ras Attitude may very well come through and dazzle his listener into not having the greatest grasp on his lyrics, with Batch, what is being said is the main attraction. As I’ve gotten older (and yes, I am old as anything now at an awful THIRTY years old) I really do count Batch’s music as something, as a whole, which I am now able to appreciate so much more than ever before. The PRIME example of this is the “Jah Guidance” album, but it pretty much well spills over into everything he did up to that point. That album, in particular, has grown on me IMMENSELY! I can remember the first time that I heard it, literally detaching myself from it from a lyrical standpoint – in pretty much every way, actually – and just took it in as a musical experience. Literally I was wishing that Batch had held onto the music for the simple purpose of voicing Ras Attitude on it at a later point. These days? Probably over the past couple of years or so, I’ve yet to listen to that album and NOT take something new from it every day. The man is a BRILLIANT writer and he’s able to both encapsulate the tangible and the intangible. Also, I should stress the term ‘intelligence’ in the case of Ras Batch. His music comes through as a lesson in Black history, redemption, social science and areas in between. In my mind, this man is traveling to universities around the globe as a guess speaker on the subjects and really just pushing progressive knowledge into the ‘proper’ channels.

‘Green Gold’ [“Who You Are” album]

Furthermore, you’re not likely to find a better lyricist on the subject of ganja anywhere. Batch throws his all into tunes such as the MASSIVE ‘Green Gold’, ‘Marijuana Fi Blaze’ and ‘Centripetal Smoke’, which aren’t your kind of Reggae standard “bun di herb, blaze di chalice” type of songs, but really place the herb into this type of ultra-accepted type of social connotation. There is simply no one like Batch on the topic today in my opinion.

And finally, just as you shouldn’t ignore the substance behind Attitude’s flare, you also shouldn’t label Batch as a BORING artist. Doing so is to ignore another dimension of his music – His AWESOME presentation. Some of my favourite tunes from his catalog are also some of his more ostensibly attention-grabbing. Take songs like ‘Hail The King’, ‘We Nah Lose’, ‘Sane Cry’, ‘Ah Rulah’ and several tracks from the “Jah Guidance” album. They may not be the type of thing you’ll find on “I Meditation”, but they aren’t these crawling type of tunes – They definitely do have dynamicity (yes, that is a word), albeit a very sagacious level of it.

Batch & Ras Attitude will likely always be linked and for great reasons. Besides their origins, Batch, a master producer/arranger/instrumentalist, has produced a great deal of Attitude’s work (and released his first two albums on his own Sound V.I.Zion imprint) and a great deal of his own as well (and for a variety of other artists, including Midnite). However, when you really take a deeper listen to the works of both, you’ll hear this beautifully existing and NATURAL message which they both have. They are very different, but you do hear so much of one in the other and it goes as deep as the very ideas of their songs.

One of the greatest duos in the history of Modern Reggae Music.

Source: Achis’ Reggae Blog

Summer Sizzle VI: This Weekend in St. Thomas!

Sunset White Fashion Fete-Friday, July 22, 2011

Live Entertainment by famed VI drummer Dion Parson & Friends

VENUE : Oceana Restaurant, French Town, St. Thomas
TIME : 6:00PM – 11:00PM – COST : $60

Oceana’s breathtaking sunset views and island breeze creates a perfect evening for the Sunset White Fashion Fete, an elegant fashion party where guests are required to wear white. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous buffet of global cuisine by world renowned executive chef Patricia LaCorte along with a complimentary signature drink. Join the festive affair as guests revel among a bevy of supermodels, designers and fashionistas as they party into the night.

Fat Turtle Friday Party – Friday, July 22, 2001
VENUE : Yacht Haven Grande

TIME : 11:00PM

If you want to keep the party going, the world famous Fat Turtle in St. Thomas is the place to be on Friday nights with live music, DJ, dancers and more. With mega yachts in the back drop, Fat Turtle rocks until the morning hours.



Fashion Show-Saturday, July 23, 2011

VENUE : Mark C. Marin Center @ Antilles School
TIME : 8:00PM – COST : $40 for General Admission or $100 for VIP Admission

VIP Admission includes VIP Cocktail Reception from 6:30pm – 7:30pm, VIP Seating, VIP Gift Bag and Admission to VIP After Party

Glamour, glitz, fashion, and fun are the focus of this spectacular gala at the MCM Antilles School. The fashion show will feature collections from some of the world’s most dazzling designers such as Tracy Reese, New York designer Cesar Galindo and Dominique Pearl David from the hit reality show “The Fashion Show”, Andrew Buckler, top British menswear designer, Devon Scott menswear and two of the Virgin Islands top emerging designers Jamal Drummond and Andre Etienne. Bringing the runway to life is a multi-cultural cast of top international and regional models including the Virgin Islands.

VENUE : Mark C. Marin Center @ Antilles School

TIME : 10:30PM – COST : $30

After the spectacular fashion show, celebrities, models, designers and international jet-setters come together for the Official VIP After Party. Over 500 will party the night away while sipping on cocktails and enjoying great music.



Summer Sizzle Designers:

  • Kevan Hall
  • Korto Momolu
  • Cesar Galindo
  • Laquan Smith
  • Roger Gary
  • Johnny Vincent
  • Mill House
  • Kristin Frazer
  • Robert Young
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Virgin Islands Summer Splash: Paid4Ent. vs. Young Jeezy et al Civil Case No. 3:11-cv-70 Filed: 06/24/11

I came across this while browsing Facebook. The saga continues and this time Paid 4 Entertainment has raised the ante with a civil suit. We’ll keep you posted as the case unfolds…









CIVIL NO. 3:11-cv-70




Plaintiffs, by and through undersigned counsel, allege a complaint as follows:

1. This Court has jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1332 since the amount in controversy exceeds the sum of Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00), exclusive of interest and costs and is between citizens of different states.

2. Plaintiffs demand trial by jury of the within action.

3. Plaintiff, Paid 4 Entertainment, LLC, is a Limited Liability Company created and existing under the laws of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

4. Plaintiff, Jermaine Saunders, is a resident and citizen of the Virgin Islands, residing in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

5. Plaintiff, Jason Saunders, is a resident and citizen of Temple, Texas. Case: 3:11-cv-00070-CVG -RM Document #: 1 Filed: 06/24/11 Page 1 of 9

Complaint Page 2 of 9

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6. Defendant, Jay Jenkins, also known as Young Jeezy, is on information and belief, a resident and citizen of Atlanta, Georgia.

7. Defendant, Young Jeezy Touring, LLC, is according to its name, a Limited Liability Company that on information and belief was formed and is existing under the laws of the state of Georgia.

8. Defendant, Melinda Smith, is a resident and citizen of the state of New York, residing at 96 Sagebrush Lane, Islandia, New York.

9. Defendant, Smith by Smith Entertainment, Inc., is purportedly a corporation, organized under the laws of some unknown state and which uses the address of 96 Sagebrush Lane, Islandia, New York.



10. Since approximately November or December 2010, Plaintiffs began planning for “VI Summer Splash 2011”, a summer concert in which Jay Jenkins, also known as “Young Jeezy” would be sought as the headlining attraction.

11. On or before March 1, 2011, Plaintiffs contacted representatives of Caribbean Entertainment.Com, Inc., a booking agent, for the purpose of securing the performance of Defendant, Jay Jenkins, a/k/a Young Jeezy, to headline the VI Summer Splash event. Case: 3:11-cv-00070-CVG -RM Document #: 1 Filed: 06/24/11 Page 2 of 9

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12. On March 2, 2011, Defendant, Young Jeezy Touring LLC and Jay Jenkins entered a contract with its/his agent Caribbean Entertainment.Com, Inc., to perform as the headline act in Summer Splash 2011; a performance that was booked for June 18, 2011 at the Lionel Roberts Stadium, on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

13. The Plaintiffs, as promoters and the persons ultimately responsible for the planning and the payment of all persons who were to perform at V.I. Summer Splash 2011, were the intended third-party beneficiaries of this contract.

14. On March 4, 2011, Caribbean Entertainment.Com, Inc., as agent to Jay Jenkins, and Young Jeezy Touring, LLC, (sometimes herein after referred to as the “Jeezy”) entered into a contract with Paid 4 Entertainment and promised the performance of Young Jeezy at Summer Splash 2011 on June 18, 2011.

15. The terms of the contracts of March 2, 2011 and March 4, 2011 were identical in every particular concerning the performances required by the artist, (Young Jeezy), and those required by the Plaintiffs, with the only distinction being that Plaintiffs were required to pay Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00) as the booking agent fee.

16. That pursuant to the terms of the contracts, Plaintiffs paid an initial deposit of Twenty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($27,500.00) [representing the required $25,000.00 deposit to the artist and the $2,500.00 agent fee], toward the Fifty-Two Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($52,500.00) agreed upon contract price for the performance. Case: 3:11-cv-00070-CVG -RM Document #: 1 Filed: 06/24/11 Page 3 of 9

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17. That in consideration of the initial deposit paid by Plaintiffs and received by the Defendants, and the agreement of Plaintiffs to provide additional compensation at the time and in the amount agreed, Defendants agreed that Jay Jenkins (Young Jeezy) would perform at V.I. Summer Splash 2011 as the headline performer on June 18, 2011 at the Lionel Roberts Stadium on St. Thomas, U.S.Virgin Islands.

18. That Plaintiffs performed completely and fully in accordance with the contract terms; secured sponsors, commenced a regional and national advertising campaign and otherwise did expend large sums of money in anticipation of Defendant’s promised performance at the V.I. Summer Splash 2011 event.

19. That pursuant to the contract, Defendant prepared radio drops and approved advertising containing the likeness of “Young Jeezy” announcing and promoting the performance of the Defendant at V.I. Summer Splash 2011 on the June 18, 2011 agreed date.

20. On or about June 6, 2011, just twelve (12) days before the scheduled performance of Young Jeezy, and after the expenditure of large sums to advertise that performance, Defendant’s agent, Caribbean Entertainment.Com, LLC notified Plaintiffs that “Young Jeezy” might have a conflict and was considering not appearing on June 18 at V.I. Summer Splash 2011 as previously agreed.

21. That upon receiving this notice, Plaintiffs immediately wrote to Defendant’s agent, stating the hardship that such a non-appearance decision would cause to Case: 3:11-cv-00070-CVG -RM Document #: 1 Filed: 06/24/11 Page 4 of 9

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Plaintiffs and their sponsors, and to impress upon the Defendants, the loss and damage that would result.

22. That Plaintiffs remained in contact with Defendant’s agents over the following days in an attempt to dissuade Defendants from the anticipated breach and to attempt to avoid the damages that would result from Defendant’s failure to perform.

23. That in an attempt to salvage the V.I. Summer Splash 2011 event and to mitigate the losses that would be occasioned by Defendant’s (Young Jeezy’s) failure to perform, Plaintiffs requested that Defendant agree to perform on June 19, 2011.

24. That Defendants, (Jeezy), by and through its agent, Smith by Smith Entertainment, Inc., and Melinda Smith, drafted a contract whereby Defendant, Young Jeezy agreed to appear and perform at V.I. Summer Splash 2011 on the alternate date of June 19, 2011.

25. That Plaintiffs executed a new contract on June 16, 2011 and transmitted the executed copy of the contract to Defendants pursuant to their instructions.

26. That pursuant to the terms of this new contract, Plaintiffs were required to make an immediate additional deposit of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) and to pay for a private jet to transport Defendant, Jay Jenkins (Jeezy) to and from the U.S. Virgin Islands.

27. That on June 17, 2011 the Plaintiffs caused the required deposit to be wire transferred pursuant to Defendants’ instructions and scheduled and paid for a private plane at a cost of approximately Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) to Case: 3:11-cv-00070-CVG -RM Document #: 1 Filed: 06/24/11 Page 5 of 9

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transport the performer and his designees to the Virgin Islands for the concert and to return them to the Atlanta area.

28. That despite Plaintiffs’ efforts to mitigate the effects of Defendant’s failure to perform on June 18, 2011 as agreed and despite Plaintiffs execution of a new contract changing the date of performance to June 19, 2011 and making the additional deposit and paying for a private jet, Defendant, Young Jeezy, failed to board the jet at the appointed time, failed to travel to St. Thomas on the prepaid jet, and failed to perform at VI Summer Splash 2011 on June 19, 2011 as agreed.

29. That Plaintiffs were notified by the airplane charter company on June 19, 2011 of Defendant’s failures and at approximately 4:30 p.m. on this same date heard from Defendant’s Representative that Defendant Young Jeezy would not appear at V.I. Summer Splash 2011 as agreed.

30. That as a direct and proximate result of Defendant’s failure to perform, the V.I. Summer Splash events of June 19, 2011 were cancelled, V. I. Summer Splash 2011 was never completed, and Plaintiff’s incurred incidental and consequential damages.



31. All allegations of Count I are incorporated herein by reference as if set forth at length. Case: 3:11-cv-00070-CVG -RM Document #: 1 Filed: 06/24/11 Page 6 of 9

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32. That the contracts entered, promises made, and representation made and advanced by Defendants Jay Jenkins, Young Jeezy Touring, LLC., Melinda Smith and Smith by Smith Entertainment, Inc., were untrue, intentionally made and made with the intent to defraud the Plaintiffs of money.

33. That Defendant Jenkins acted by himself and through agents knowing that he had no intention of performing, and with the purpose of enriching himself to the loss and damage of the Plaintiffs.

34. That as a direct and proximate result of Defendants’ fraud and fraudulent misrepresentations, Defendants are liable to the Plaintiffs for such compensatory and punitive damages as proven at trial.



35. All allegations of Counts I and II are incorporated herein by reference as if set forth at length.

36. That Defendant Jay Jenkins, and other defendants acting with or on his behalf made representations promising to appear and perform at V.I. Summer Splash 2011 when Defendant knew that he was scheduled to appear and perform in the Atlanta area on June 18, and 19, 2011. Case: 3:11-cv-00070-CVG -RM Document #: 1 Filed: 06/24/11 Page 7 of 9

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37. That Plaintiffs reasonably relied on the intentional or negligent representations of the Defendants, all to their loss and damage.

38. As a direct and proximate result of the intentional or negligent misrepresentations of the Defendants, the Plaintiffs have suffered loss and damage.



39. All allegation of Counts I, II and III are incorporated herein by reference as if set forth at length.

40. That Defendants Jenkins and Smith conspired and acted in concert with each other and through entities of questionable legal validity to fraudulently steal and swindle money from the Plaintiffs, all to Plaintiffs’ damage.

41. That the actions of Jenkins and Smith were willful, intentional and purposefully done with the intent to harm and damage the Plaintiffs.

42. That as a direct and proximate result of the civil conspiracy and prima facie tort of the Defendants, the Plaintiffs have suffered pecuniary damage and loss, damages to their business and professional reputations and are entitled to the award of such compensatory and punitive damages as may be proven at trial. Case: 3:11-cv-00070-CVG -RM Document #: 1 Filed: 06/24/11 Page 8 of 9

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WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs pray this Honorable Court grant judgment against Defendants, jointly and severally:

(a) for such amount of compensatory and punitive damages as proven at trial;

(b) awarding costs and attorneys fees of the action;

Together with such other and further relief as to the Court may seem just, equitable and proper.

DATED: June 24, 2011 /s/ Robert L. King, Esquire_______________



1212 Bjerge Gade, P.O. Box 9768

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, 00802

VI Bar no. 188

340-776-1014 Fax. 340-774-5299

Case: 3:11-cv-00070-CVG -RM Document #: 1 Filed: 06/24/11 Page 9 of 9

Source: Paid 4 Entertainment Massive