VP Records, founded in 1979 in Kingston Jamaica has been credited with the success of several of Jamaica’s top Reggae and Dancehall acts.
VP is still maintaining its position as the premier outlet for the distribution and promotion of the best quality reggae and dancehall material in the world. VP’s mission is to take Reggae and Dancehall music international. VP has been involved with some of the most relevant artistes Jamaica has put out.
ARTISTE FEATURED IN THIS MONTH’S VP UPDATE:
* Tarrus Riley
* Duanne Stephenson
I-Wayne has been receiving tremendous positive reactions to his album ‘Book Of Life’ which has been added to the playlists of numerous radio and TV stations in the US and Europe.
Radio – EUROPE
Popolare Network, Contro Radio, Radio Etna, Radio Fujico, Radio Versilia, radio Base, Radio Sicillia, Contato Radio, Svizzeria Italiana, Radio Flash Torino.
The Video for ‘Book Of Life’ has been in heavy rotation on VMX TV, Channel U, Ben TV and Mus Flash TV
Magazines: Basement Magazine, Groove Magazine, Rumour Magazine Rockerilla Magazine,
Websites: www.hotmc.com, www.soundvillage.it, www.soundsystem.it, www.fareastconnection.it and www.reggae-vibes.com.
· Bar State Banner News – January 22 2008
· XLR8R Magazine – February 7 2008
· Skywritings Magazine – February/March 2008
· Playboy.com (nominated for best world release) December 2007
Tarrus Riley continues to make waves internationally with two of his hits; She’s Royal and Lion Paw consolidating his positions as an international reggae star.
She’s Royal still maintains a presence on the international scene tearing up the local charts, Tarrus Riley has the number 3 spot on the BBC 1 Xtra charts while his Pull it up selector collaboration with Jimmy Riley maintains its number 2 position.
On the local scene Tarrus still hold the position as one of the most popular reggae artiste. His new track Lion paw is moving up the Richie B reggae chart and is now at number 14.
The Video for Lion Paw has been added to VMX TV, Channel U, Ben TV and Mus Flash & Bunch TV.
The Video for Protect Your Neck has been added to VMX TV, Channel U, Ben TV and Mus Flash & Bunch TV.
The Video for Lion Paw has also been featuring on Reggaefrance.com.
Shaggy has been busy promoting his new album ‘Cloths Drop’ and has been appearing on numerous American TV shows and on magazine covers. Bonafide Girl has been doing very well especially in Europe where it is in heavy rotations on radio and TV
UK TV: Video – Bonafide Girl
· Chart Show TV
· MTV BASE
· The Box TV
· B4 TV
· People Magazine – March 12
· Chelsea Lately TV Show – January 22
· The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – January 21
· Ebony Magazine – December
With the release of his video Money Machine, Assassin’s ‘Gully Sittin’ album is doing well in the US and Europe
US : Video : Money Machine
· BET J
· VME Networks
Duanne Stephenson is a regular staple on the local reggae scene and recently did a critically acclaimed performance at air Jamaican Jazz & Blues Festival. Internationally, Stephenson’s video for his hit Fairy Tale continues to do well in the US, maintaining a presence on Roots Stations in the New York Tri-State area and is currently number 7 on the CBTV1 to ten countdown.
Etana has been receiving a good response from both local and international media. She has been receiving good rotation in Europe maintaining a presence on: Channel U, Ben TV and Mus Flash TV with her song Wrong Address.
On the local scene Etana has also been a staple on the local media scene with interviews and features in both major news papers and appearances on Today on Hot 102 FM, ER and other top shows. Etana has been busy promoting her yet to be released debut album Etana – The Strong One.
VP has been able to gain good exposure for their artiste signed. This exposure does not only benefit the individual artiste but also the overall Reggae & Dancehall industry.