Author Archives : VP Records

The 4-Foot-11 Grandma Who Rules Reggae

Patricia Chin and VP Records has been behind a thousand Jamaican hits—from the Wailers to Sean Paul and beyond. The elegantly attired, 4-foot-11-inch great grandmother might not have been easily identifiable as a music mogul to the industry insiders attending the American Association of Independent Music Awards at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom on that day in the summer of 2015. Then Patricia Chin, co-founder of reggae label VP Records, stepped up…

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How a Kingston record store powered the Jamaican dancehall culture of today

Randy’s started life as a secondhand record shop in an ice cream parlour at 36 East Street, Kingston, founded by Miss Pat and her late husband Vincent ‘Randy’ Chin. It then became a small label and producer of original recordings at its now iconic North Parade location and eventually went on to become the world’s largest independent reggae label – VP Records. The label is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year…

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Jamaica – Together We Stand 

Jamaica – Together We Stand is a fundraising effort initiated by the Government of Jamaica to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline health care and security workers battling the Coronavirus in Jamaica. Proceeds from your purchase of this branded merchandise will go to this fundraising initiative. Be a part of a life saving effort. Find out more at www.jatogetherwestand.com  


BUSY SIGNAL’S “PARTS OF THE PUZZLE” OUT TODAY- After Week of NYC Promo and Making History at Album Signing

Album photo by Chance Nkosi Gomez Other Photos by Devin Allen Out today on VP Records, the long-awaited, new studio album Parts of the Puzzle, from dancehall reggae star Busy Signal is available worldwide. The album launches the Friday after a successful week of New York and Boston promo including stops at Tidal, Billboard, YouTube, Power 105, On The Riddim, Jamn 94.5, Apple Beats 1 with Ebro which held the…

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NOAH POWA’S REGGAE GOLD DEBUT With Hit Single “Keep The Same Energy”

VP Records delivers solid hit records with the release of their prestigious Reggae Gold 2019 compilation. Debuting at #1 on the Billboard chart, and racking up more than 400,000 streams on Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, gems such as Dovey Magnum’s “Juju” and Naomi Cowan’s “Paradise Plum.” Another gem is Noah Powa’s “Keep the Same Energy.” The selector turned performing artist from New York has had a consistent summer of ‘streams’…

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