VP Records Strictly The Best Series returns November 18

Year after year, VP Records’ Strictly The Best has proven itself as the go-to series in reggae. Whether it’s currently on top of the Jamaican charts, a huge underground seller in the streets or a massive club jam, Strictly The Best’s annual series provides DJs and fans alike with the… Continue reading

I-Octane Biography

An unmatched combination of innate talent, conscious lyrics, high-energy performances and pure charisma is the hallmark of reggae singer, I-Octane, whose music has made a resounding impact across the continents. Bestowed with the task of setting the pace for the next generation of troubadours, this smooth Rastafarian singer who has… Continue reading

Beenie Man’s album release date changed to September 16

After months of planning and promotion, it seems fans will have to wait a while longer to listen to Beenie Man’s new album, Unstoppable. The album was scheduled to be released today, however STAR Online has learnt that its release has been delayed until September 16. “The album was due… Continue reading

Stephen Marley releases fourth studio album

Stephen ‘Ragga’ Marley released his fourth studio album, Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life, on July 22. It has been at number one for two weeks on the Billboard Reggae Album chart, and it is distributed in Jamaica and the Caribbean by Tuff Gong International. Produced by the Grammy-winning… Continue reading

King Jammy “New Sounds of Freedom” Out Today on VP Records

King Jammy is one of reggae’s most prolific talents, whose career spans a half-century. Almost 40 years since the original sessions, King Jammy revisits the seminal album that launched his career as a producer. New Sounds of Freedom is a re-working of the 1977 Black Uhuru classic Love Crisis featuring… Continue reading

Barrington Levy – Biography

Levy was born in Clarendon, Jamaica. He formed a band called the Mighty Multitude, with his cousin, Everton Dacres; the pair released “My Black Girl” in 1977. Levy established his solo career the next year with “A Long Time Since We Don’t Have No Love”; though the single was a… Continue reading

Lady Saw – Biography

There are so many names for Lady Saw: The Queen of Dancehall, The First Lady of Dancehall or this latest one: Mama Saw. The latest name, however, is quite befitting at this point in her career because she is the matriarch for all female dancehall deejays, and arguably some female… Continue reading

Dexta Daps – Biography

Dexta Daps was born in Seaview Gardens, Jamaica, known for reggae legends such as Shabba Ranks, Bounty Killer, Elephant Man and Garnett Silk. Growing up in the poverty stricken streets he learnt to take out his frustration the best way he knew how, through music. “I would hear the melodic… Continue reading

New CD King Jammy x Roots, Reality and Sleng Teng

On July 24, 2015 VP Records vintage imprint 17 North Parade will release a brand new 2CD/DVD reggae anthology from King Jammy, one of Jamaica’s most influential producers of all time. Entitled Roots, Reality And Sleng Teng, the comprehensive collection chronicles Lloyd “King Jammy” James’ productions throughout the various styles and… Continue reading