Jamaica’s Disc-Jock Redeem campaigns for a spot on HOT 102 (@IMREDEEM)

Jamaica’s Disc-Jock Redeem campaigns for a spot on HOT 102

Disc-Jock Redeem who has been working on Roots 96.1 FM (a Kingston based community radio station) for several years is now attempting to make the leap to national radio. Hoping to bring a positive vibes to the station the DJ is campaigning hard to get a slot on Hot 102 FM, which is arguably one of Jamaica’s most respected commercial radio stations.

As he seeks public support, Disc-Jock Redeem started a facebook page calling on as many people as possible to support him in his campaign. Currently he is the host of two shows on Roots 96.1FM, Expression Fridays which airs every Friday from 6-8pm and Unleash which is on Thursdays from midnight to 6am. Disc-Jock Redeem is known for his conscious programs and he vows to take that same energy to Hot 102 if he is given the opportunity.

Join the facebook page and help to get Disc-Jock Redeem on Hot 102 FM


C.M.N Study to Influence National Change (@CMNUSA)

The Caribbean Media Network (CMN) is working diligently on the development of new and innovative methods of reaching the multicultural community. In an effort to gain a general census about the diaspora in the United States, CMN has partnered with the 30th Annual Miami Broward Carnival Organization. The annual festival serves as host to over fifty thousand (50K) guests from around the nation, including Canada and the Caribbean. This general census provides a vast majority of information on demographical data of Caribbean residents and their offspring. The information gathered through this survey, will consist of consumer buying habits, demographics, ethnic analysis, economics, social, and political data. This ground breaking endeavor will serve as a soft launch, to future studies for Nielsen ratings and other international statistics. The survey is design to show the multi-cultural influence and the impact made within a cross-cultural region.

Giving back to the community is the reason for this year’s celebration. It’s what really matters. Miami’s Broward One Carnival Host Committee has teamed up with Caribbean Media Network in an effort support fundraising of Fort Lauderdale based International charity “Food For The Poor”. The charity was originally founded by Jamaican native Ferdinand Mahfood. This conjoined effort makes the 30th Annual Miami Broward festival, not a fete, or a party, but a celebration with a purpose.

In addition, C.M.N. has partnered with the Florida International University (FIU) Caribbean Student Association, to host an inaugural “I AM” professional business panel. Its mains focus will be the global entertainment business, and how Caribbean Americans have impacted music, film, as well as other public relations fields. The panel discussion will take place on the campus of Florida International University, on October 9, 2014, from 1-3pm.

Finally, on Friday October 10, 2014, the 2014 Miami Caribbean American Movers and Shakers event will be held at the fabulous Frost Art Museum. This annual networking event identifies professionals and other notable honorees of Caribbean heritage, residing in the Tri-County area, that have contributed to the multicultural community. This year’s honorees include: Miami Airport Project Manager and Architect Mr. Tyrone Browne, Senior Vice President of Research for Telemundo Network Millie Carrasquillo, President of the Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce Eric Knowles, Official DJ of the Miami Heat Ian Grocher (DJ Irie), Superintendent of Broward Public Schools Robert Runcie, Senior Vice President of Seaboard Marine Jose Perez-Jones, Circle House Studios: Abebe Lewis, Journalist and WEDR (99Jamz) Personality Peter Bailey. Young Generation Pioneer of the Year: Jo Mersa Marley; Musician and grandson of the late Bob Marley; Humanitarian of the Year: Angel Aloma Executive Director of Food for the Poor, and our Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees Ms. Gloria Estefan and Mr. Emilio Estefan, Musicians, Entrepreneurs, Hispanic and International legends. This special event will be held from 6:00pm-9:00pm, with red carpet arrivals, beginning 6:00 p.m. sharp.

All Female Band ADAHZEH Is ‘Burning’ a Musical Path (@AdahzehMusic @dempiremgnt)

What do you get when you take a really good song and have a super talented all female band put their spin on it? – Something ‘Burning!” Adahzeh’s spin on Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” is super! ADAHZEH, the all-female band is currently riding high on their just premiered video for their hot single “Caliente Girls.” The video, which was shot on location in Wackle Pen Lane, Kingston 8 Barbican area and directed by Arturo Lorde and Anchor Man, is already racking up some impressive hits on YouTube.

Produced by Caniggia Palmer and Jemoi “J Twist” Monteith on the D’Empire Management Label, the video boast cameo appearances from professional dance crew Dance Xpressionz, The Ravens and Edna Manley College Students.

“We are really grateful to the Wackle Pen community for their support and to Dance Xpressionz and the other three dance crews that help make this a really super hot video,” said the D’Empire management team, C. Palmer and D. Escoffery. Karissa Palmer from the group said it is one that viewers will definitely tune into.

“It is fun, the directors did their best to bring about that fun, party vibes,” says ADAHZEH group member Karissa Palmer. Caliente Girls is now available on all leading music retail sites, including ITunes and Amazon, just to name a few.

The band, which comprises five very talented females namely Kadian Hamilton – Lead Vocalist / Guitar, Chevanese Palmer – Bass Guitar, Karissa Palmer – Keyboard, Tashana Barnett – Drums and Tara-Dean Williamson – Guitar, has been making the rounds in the media. Jamaica-based media have especially embraced ADAHZEH, including programs Dwrap, Onstage, Intense and Pree Dis. Increased exposure has secured a position on the musical radar of viewers.

Formed last year in 2013, the group started with the vision of Karissa Palmer, the leader of the group who dreamt about being part of all female ensemble. Fast forward to 2014 and the dream is a reality after extensive search for the right girls.
With a unique sound fusing Reggae, Dancehall, Rhythm and Blues, Rock and Techno, the girls have fused their talents to create something new for the music industry. And they are determined to leave their musical footprints across the globe. Their goal is to significantly leave a mark in the music industry and to bring positive music to Jamaica and ultimately the world, creating a great impact and the motivation to move to greater heights.

Adahzeh – Caliente Girls (Video)

Adahzeh – Burn (Video)

Toronto Poets head to the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (@dwayne_morgan)


In less than a month, the Roots Lounge poetry slam team will head to Victoria, BC, to represent Toronto and Up From The Roots at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, where they hope to bring home another national title. However, there are a few final opportunities to see the team before they leave Toronto.

September 25 – Join the team at Harlem, 67 Richmond Street East, for a showcase of all of the new material they’ve written over the summer. 8pm, $10

September 27 – There will be a private fundraising BBQ and performance. This event is absolutely free, with the expectation that those attending make a donation to the teams fundraising efforts, 4-7pm.

October 3 – The team will host a going away party at Harlem, 67 Richmond Street east, featuring resident Roots Lounge DJ, DJ Manifest. Admission is only $10, however, if you attended the August or September showcases, you will be admitted for free. Doors open at 11pm, and they’ll go until they pass out or get kicked out!!

Darkim be Allah unleashes a new single (@AllahChrist @EndemicEmerald)


Veteran NYC Emcee Darkim be Allah unleashes a new single from upcoming collaboration project with Producer Endemic Emerald. The record is a New York style banger with sharp intensely delivered rhymes from Darkim and a raw melodic backdrop from Endemic. “We were working closely with Endemic Emerald for a minute before he moved to NYC last year, so it was only a matter of time before we came with a collaboration project” says Darkim who has his Fame Labs team representing on the album. Endemic Emerald [Formerly Just Endemic] is originally from the UK and has released his Terminal Illness 2 project to critical acclaim as well as working with artists such as Immortal Technique, Royal Flush, Tragedy Khadafi, Shabaam Sadeeq, Easy Mo Bee, Bankai Fam, Nutso & many more since dwelling in Brooklyn.

Stream / Download “What we wanna do” on SOUNDCLOUD 

Tasha T Album Launch (@TASHATASHAT)


On Saturday September 27, 2014, RasVibe Records and Tasha T Music present the long awaited release of Tasha T’s second album, “Real Talk, “ in Toronto at Belleeny’s Martini Lounge and Restaurant, located at 4000 Steeles Avenue West #14 , in Toronto, Ontario. Dinner from 7:00 pm. Showtime 10:00 pm.

The night promises to resonate with much music, love and laughter as Tasha T celebrates another milestone in a career that has rewarded her with many chart topping singles and awards, including the 2014 “Trailblazer Award,” from the organizers of the Jamaica Day Celebrations. Tasha, who recently concluded a successful North American summer tour, will be joined by, rising vocalist, Comfort, backing band will be, “The Real Talk Affair” and recorded music will be provided by Soul Vibes Ent. with special guest, “Ringo Lee” from the “Chinese Assassin” sound system from Miami, Florida.

The night will be hosted by veteran radio broadcaster, Puggy Simeon from CHRY

105.5 fm and Delroy G of G987. Special guest will be, Luther Brown, host of one of the longest running reggae programs in Canada.

Tasha would like to give a heartfelt thanks to all who helped make Real Talk” Launch a reality including; RasVibe Records, CHRY, VP Records, Reggae Exclusive, SV Graphics, Phlexx Rated, Gems House of Jerk, D’Maestro Music, Read Across Jamaica, Lynden MGT, Allen’s Express and Chinese Assassin.

Real Talk, distributed by VP Records, is a solid reflection of Tasha Ts years as a musician, producer and solo artist and she has compiled her experiences into an action packed, musical exposition of “life” as she has lived it. “Real Talk” is currently available on I Tunes. The album is produced by RasVibes records and Tasha enlisted reggae hit makers such as Mikie Bennett, Computer Paul, Danny Maestro and Bobby Digital, among others, in this music-fest.

On this special evening Belleeny’s Martini Lounge and Restaurant and it’s award winning menu , will be serving up a variety of Italian and Caribbean delicacies. For dinner reservations (905)264-0001 before September 27, 2014.

This event will be Ustreaming Live @ http://ustre.am/FhaW

Prophet Mocmoud ft. CJ Mack – Ur A Mother (Official Video) @ProphetMocmoud



JM SPI is an Ivorian artist musician who specializes in roots Reggae, he plays guitar, piano and percussion. He released his first album in 2000 entitled DJAMANAN. Unfortunately, this album went unnoticed because of the crisis that was going on in COTE D’IVOIRE.

In 2006 JM SPI won the BOB MARLEY competition for the best performer in COTE D’IVOIRE. This contest was organized by RTI music. He returned in 2013 with his second album which is a duet with BIG JOJO and other artists such as HUGO FAYA etc. This second album is called JAH PEOPLE and on it JM SPI played all the guitar partitions.

JAH PEOPLE is for sale on Itunes and there are several videos on YOUTUBE that persons can check out to become familiar with JM SPI.

JM SPI can be contacted via his management team at dah.sie777@gmail.com / phone + 225 67 49 70 88 or + 225 56 39 39 83

Nesbeth “Taste Victory” (@DJNesbeth)


NESBETH’s hit song ‘Ole Gangelee’ has been dominating the Jamaican #1 spots and Nesbeth is already striving forward with a powerful new video to promote his next tune ‘Taste Victory’!

‘Taste Victory’ is his first recording for the UK based Entertainment Soul label, it’s a tune brimming with idealism for the future, whilst considering the truth of a harsh past. The video stylishly portrays this by depicting the reggae star as a boxer, who is staged in the ring to battle with his negative past self. Of course, the star is victorious and the sweet refrain is sung over & again, “..now I can taste victory..”

As with many great songs, it’s literal interpretation could go many ways. Nesbeth himself chose to use this visual angle to give encouragement to those that live with self doubt, that personal achievement is often only held back by this negative internal struggle and that it must be overcome to fully flourish. It is surely workable for all and in case you’re regularly thinking that it’s a hard journey, simply recall the quote – “The hotter the battle, the sweeter the victory!”

Nesbeth’s ‘Ole Gangalee’ is based around the Rebel Rock Riddim. Nesbeth delivers a powerful flow in his distinctively cool style, resulting in maximum good vibrations.

The ball started rolling back in May when Irie FM got hooked and gave the tune some heavy rotation, other stations & soundsystems soon caught on and before you know it it’s #1 on the Reggae Vibes Jamaican Reggae chart where it stays for 4 weeks.

Entertainment Soul have also made Nesbeth’s Ole Gangalee available as a free download, Deejays wanting personalised jingles or dubs can contact sd@entertainmentsoul.net with requests!

The video was directed by Wayne Benjamin.who decided to focus on the controversial topics within the song, he chose to show this in a conventional way which allows you to focus on the message and see the artists passion for his music.

Nesbeth “Taste Victory” 
Nesbeth’s ‘Ole Gangalee’ Free Download link: https://nesbethreggae.bandcamp.com

Checkpoints: Ghetto to Gaza (@KSalaamBeatnick @TalibKweli @M1deadprez)


Whenever we get new releases like this track by Beatnick & K-Salaam featuring Talib Kweli and M1 (from Dead Prez) we get very excited. The reason for the excitement is these types of songs confirm that 1) hip-hop is very much alive and well and 2) there are still revolutionary MCs out there.

So here it is a new release from Beatnick & K-Salaam featuring Talib Kweli and M1 (from Dead Prez) called Checkpoints: Ghetto to Gaza. There is not much to say about this track except it is FIRE!! Purchase the single on Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/checkpoints-ghetto-to-gaza/id918559691

And enjoy the video here 


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