Author Archives : Natasha Von Castle

The Women Essential To Reggae And Dancehall!

(Repost from GRAMMY’ By:  Jessica Lipsky In honor of Women’s History Month, highlights some of the foundational women who have shaped the sounds of reggae and dancehall as well as spotlights one artist who is taking one of the genres into the future. When many people think of reggae, one name immediately comes to mind: Bob Marley. The legend is just one of many prominent men—including the late Bunny…

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VP Records Retail Stores To Merge Facebook Pages

Retail customers of VP Records retail stores in Jamaica, NY and Miramar, FL will soon be able to interact with the company on a singular platform page. The merged Facebook page gives consumers a single point to ask questions about products, and to order products directly. The combined Facebook page will be a touchpoint for news of special events and happenings at the two locations as well as a streaming…

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Seven Takeaways From VP Records’ ‘Dancehall Anthems’: New Recordings From The Golden Era

(repost from Dancehall Mag) In a dynamic collage of potent harmonies and rhythms from the Golden Era of Dancehall and Reggae, VP Records has created a playlist to take us back in time while stirring fresh new feels. The project, Dancehall Anthems, released October 16, is a set of new recordings of classic Reggae and Dancehall songs from the ’70s and ’90s brought to you by a select list of deejays…

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Beres Hammond and Popcaan reveal video for “God Is Love”

(reposted from REVOLT TV) Back in February, Beres Hammond blessed the world with a live stream of his “Love From A Distance” concert, which saw additional support from Marcia Griffiths, Buju Banton, and Popcaan — the last of whom joined Hammond for the debut of their new collaboration “God Is Love.” Earlier this month, “God Is Love” saw an official release, allowing fans to enjoy the spiritually and emotionally charged effort…

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Rude Girl Rocks: Meet The 83-year-old Reggae Matriarch Who Brought Jamaican Music to the World!

From The When it comes to Jamaican music, Patricia Chin has heard it all. The 83-year-old, known as “Miss Pat”, has been a fixture of the island’s music industry for over 60 years. Today she runs VP Records, the world’s largest reggae music and distribution company, making her a crucial music mogul for the island’s music. DJ Kool Herc, who along with his sister Cindy Campbell is considered the…

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Dancehall Legend Tanya Stephens Helping Build Home For Single Mothers!

Tanya Stephens says she will be helping build homes for single mothers. Reggae/dancehall legend Tanya Stephens has joined the latest project of the Food For The Poor (FFTP) ‘Tan Ah Yuh Yard’ campaign. The Mission of the FFTP is partially to provide shelter for families. On Tuesday, the dancehall entertainer hopped the train to assist in the construction of a home for a single mother of five. Stephens told the Star, “I…

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