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Half Pint To Receive IRWMA Award this Saturday, May 5th In NYC

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NO STRESS EXPRESS – All New CD Due This Summer

Half Pint, the man responsible for some of dancehall’s most classic melodic tunes, will be honored at this year’s 26th annual International Reggae and World Music Awards. The ceremony, which recognizes the best in reggae and world beat music, will be giving the special ‘Producer’s “Respect Award” to Jamaican musical stars Half Pint, Gregory Issacs as well as American hip-hop legend Doug E. Fresh. The International Reggae and World Music Awards will be held at the renowned Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York on Saturday, May 5, 2007.

Half Pint’s work with celebrated producer King Jammy helped to usher a lighter, more relaxed approach to dancehall music, with content that was both romantic and socially conscious. Inarguably, his most famous track would be the international hit ‘Greetings’, which eventually set the tone for the ‘ragga’ style that was, at that time, taking over Jamaican music.

During his peak, Half Pint also teamed with reggae mainstays Sly and Robbie on several tracks, including the hit “Night Life Lady”. As a testament to his influence, rock icons the Rolling Stone’s covered one of his earlier tracks ‘Winsome’ in 1986, under the new title “Too Rude,” for their Dirty Work album.
In 2007, Pint’s presence has been felt at the his performances at the World Cup Cricket opening ceremonies, and his eagerly awaited new studio album, No Stress Express, will be released this summer, followed by an international tour in support of the album. Two singles: “Mind Over Matter” and “No Stress Express” are available now worldwide in advance of the new CD release getting fans ready for Half Pint’s musical explosion in the summer.

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