Author Archives : VP Records

 An Interview with Jay Will (GameOver)

Industry Focus:  An Interview with Jay Will (GameOver) By:  Natasha Von Castle VP:      Artists such as Shaggy, Mr. Vegas and Jah Cure (just to name a few) have spoken about your brilliance.  Do you spend time with them, then create a treatment or, do you create a treatment based on the song which they agree to?  JW:      When people (artists) partner with me, they usually come to me saying “hey I’ve…

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Intence Speaks to BBC 1Xtra Broadcaster Seani B!

Intence speaks to BBC 1Xtra broadcaster Seani B and fans appreciate what he has to say! The young artist explains that there is more to his music than just gun songs, and because of that he rarely listens to what gossips have to say about him.  The young artist also shares that Govana is a big brother and mentor to him. When Seani B shares that his music is #1…

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The 4-Foot-11 Grandma Who Rules Reggae

Patricia Chin and VP Records has been behind a thousand Jamaican hits—from the Wailers to Sean Paul and beyond. The elegantly attired, 4-foot-11-inch great grandmother might not have been easily identifiable as a music mogul to the industry insiders attending the American Association of Independent Music Awards at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom on that day in the summer of 2015. Then Patricia Chin, co-founder of reggae label VP Records, stepped up…

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How a Kingston record store powered the Jamaican dancehall culture of today

Randy’s started life as a secondhand record shop in an ice cream parlour at 36 East Street, Kingston, founded by Miss Pat and her late husband Vincent ‘Randy’ Chin. It then became a small label and producer of original recordings at its now iconic North Parade location and eventually went on to become the world’s largest independent reggae label – VP Records. The label is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year…

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Jamaica – Together We Stand 

Jamaica – Together We Stand is a fundraising effort initiated by the Government of Jamaica to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline health care and security workers battling the Coronavirus in Jamaica. Proceeds from your purchase of this branded merchandise will go to this fundraising initiative. Be a part of a life saving effort. Find out more at  

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