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Spice ft. Missy Elliott: ‘Fun” Music (Audio)


Dancehall artist Spice has collaborated with the multi-talented Missy Eliott on her song ‘Fun.’ The song found its way to Missy via Spice’s management team (Movers & Shakers). The team forwarded the track to Mona Scott-Young of (Monami Entertainment and Violators Management) who has a relationship with the triple threat (singer, rapper, and producer) phenomenon Missy Elliott.

Missy jumped on the track , remixed it and sent it back. Spice was pleasantly surprised but pleased.

 “One day my manager played the song for me and I didn’t know about the remix and when I heard Missy on it, I was over the roof. Missy ripped it up. The beat is a dancehall beat, its not trying to be hip-hop and she did well on it,” Spice said.

Following the remix Spice was invited to perform with rapper Trini at Missy’s birthday party at Gulfstream Park in Aventura.

“Me and Trina we did a remix of Get Your Freak On and I did it the Jamaican way. It wasn’t a Jamaican audience but it mashed up the place. I did my splits and foot in the air and when Timbaland saw me do all that his mouth dropped wide open,” Spice laughingly said. “She was surprised and we hung out and took pictures and she thanked me for coming. She asked me to do an encore and do Rampin’ Shop which is one of her favorites.”

A video for the original version of ‘Fun’ has already been done and will be released soon. VP records will debut the remixed version overseas.

 Spice added, “Missy hasn’t recorded for about three years, so this is one of her first recordings in a while, a lot of people will be looking for it and will gravitate to it.”

Listen to the track below:

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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.

Source: Jamaica-Star.com

Stephen Marley: Revelation Pt. 1 “The Root of Life”


Seven-time Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter, Stephen Marley, is set to release his third solo project, Revelation Pt 1: The Root of Life from Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic on May 24.

According to the artist the album was conceived as a celebration and preservation for roots rock reggae and ensures that the music’s regal template is maintained throughout the 21st century.

Anchored in reggae’s drum and bass backbeat, The Root of Life is described as an organic and richly textured sound through its 14 tracks, which Marley says makes it a true body of work that delivers powerful messages and encouragement for the struggling masses.

In describing the some of the tracks, the producers note that Old Slaves depicts the harrowing residual effect of slavery; She Knows Now evokes the sorrow of rejection; False Friends conveys the disappointment of knowing these people; a lovers-rock tradition there is the duet No Cigarette Smoking with Melanie Fiona; to the final track Now I Know, a contemplative song about moving on.

The first single Jah Army, features Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley and Buju Banton over a one-drop rhythm with lyrics to rally the troops. “Whether it’s in the music or our life, get it together man, the Gideon is on,” declares Marley.

Conceived as a two part project, The Root of Life will be followed by the release of Revelation Pt 2: The Fruit of Life, due in fall of 2011, which will feature an array of styles that have emanated from reggae’s core.

“Reggae music has influenced hip hop and so many other kinds of music,” Marley reasons. “The Fruit of Life will be more open, eclectic kind of record. There will be songs for the club, dancehall reggae will be there, love songs in there, but it will remain conscious good music that you can always take something positive from.”

Having recently completed a cross-country tour to launch this album, Marley will also see exclusive distribution for the vinyl version of The Root of Life from VP Records.

Source: Jamaica Observer

Assassin aka Agent Sasco: Talk How Mi Feel/Nothing At All Video


Assassin recently released his video medley for “Talk How Mi Feel” and “Nothing At All”. 

Rating: B+

-@JozBiz