Tag : vp records

Spice Earns GRAMMY Nomination for Best Reggae Album

(repost from the Jamaica Observer) In a Grammy nomination that was solely decided by the Recording Academy’s voting membership for the first time in 30 years, dancehall queen Spice, Etana, Sean Paul, Jesse Royal, Gramps Morgan and Virginia-based reggae group SOJA have all been nominated in the Best Reggae Album category. Instead of a final five, there were six finalists named in the nominations announced a short while ago on…

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VP Records and Reggae Star Jah Cure Release Lyric Video for “Welcome To Jamaica!”

VP Records and GRAMMY-nominated Reggae star Jah Cure release the lyric video for “Welcome To Jamaica.” The lyric video takes viewers on a journey from white sand beaches to a man playing a drum to express the vibrancy that makes Jamaica unique.  Further in the lyric video and between the sunrise and sunset, views of Jamaica’s landmarks and culture makes the case for the country’s magnetism. Acting as a visual…

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Up-Tempo, Positive, Empowering – Alison Hinds!

(By:  Simone Smith – repost from Toronto Caribbean News) On September 3rd, 2021, VP Records released its iconic project Soca Gold. Soca Gold represents the best releases of the genre over the past year. This seventeen-track disc features prominent artists Bunji Garlin, Iwer George, Edwin Yearwood, Fay-Ann Lyons, Patrice, and Alison Hinds. Alison is known worldwide as the Queen of Soca. It was fitting that she kicked off the launch…

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Alison Hinds is in Soca News!

(repost from Soca News) Bajan Queen of Soca Alison Hinds has enriched us with so many memorable tunes over the years, both during her time with Square One and as a solo artist. She has given us such tracks as Faluma, Roll It Gal, West Indian, Born Wit It, Talk Bout (on the Sovereign Riddim), and now Go Gal, which features on the latest release of Soca Gold 2021 from…

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Repost from Island Origins Magazine Standing at around 4 feet 11 inches, 84-year-old Patricia Chin at first presents as an unassuming figure. In reality, she is one of the giants of Caribbean music — a co-founder of the largest independent reggae record label in the world, a label that transformed the reggae music industry forever. Her company, VP Records — named for Vincent (her late husband) and Patricia Chin — has been…

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Tarana Burke Gives EW Her Pop Culture Favorites!

Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo Movement, sat down with EW.com to share her thoughts on favorite books, movies and television shows.  We were delighted to learn of her favorite online concert which was Beres Hammond’s ‘Love From a Distance!’ What word did Tarana use to describe the ‘Love From a Distance’ performance?! Read her article here

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