Category : VP Records

Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin Interviewed at York College in Queens, NY

York College President Berenecea J. Eanes and Foundation chair Ana Rua invited friends, supporters and special guests to an evening with Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin to hear a reading from her book ‘Miss Pat: My Reggae Music Journey.’ Miss Pat, the inaugural York College Presidential Medal Recipient shared her poignant life story during an interview with York College Journalism student, Lleva Lazama. She discussed her book, ‘Miss Pat:  My Reggae…

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The Legendary and Iconic Saxon Sound

Saxon Studio International is a world renowned reggae sound system from London – the first UK sound system to win an international competition.  Saxon Studio International began operating in Lewisham, South London, in 1976. The sound came to prominence in the early ’80s because of the “fast chat” style which was pioneered by its deejay Peter King. Other Saxon MCs included Tippa Irie, Smiley Culture, Asher Senator, Papa Levi, Daddy…

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Happy Birthday Jah Cure (Oct 11th)!

  Today we celebrate Reggae star Jah Cure’s birthday! Born Siccature Alcock in Hanover, Jamaica but raised in Kingston Town, Cure became involved in reggae as a teenager. In 1997 and only 18, Jah Cure released the culturally minded single “King in This Jungle,” a duet with Sizzla produced by Beres Hammond. Cure has since recorded hit songs “Unconditional Love,” “That Girl” and “Never Find.”  He has recorded 8 albums….

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Bobby Digital x Sizzla Kalonji – 20th Anniversary of Da Real Thing

  The year 2022 marks three significant album anniversaries for Reggae singjay Sizzla Kalonji. Born Miguel Collins in 1976, Sizzla’s recording career began in 1994, 2022 is the 20th anniversary of ‘Bobby Digital’ Dixon’s Da Real Thing, released October 16, 2002, and the respective 25th anniversaries of Bobby Digital’s Black Woman & Child and Fatis “Xterminator” Burrell’s Praise Ye Jah. To commemorate these anniversaries, VP Records has relaunched The Bobby…

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Peer to Peer with Theresa Roberts from Jamaica Patty Co.

  Theresa Roberts was born in Jamaica and raised by her grandmother after her parents left for England to start a new life for their family.  Theresa joined her parents in Battersea when she was 9 years old and has lived in London ever since and also has a home in Jamaica. Theresa started Jamaica Patty Co in 2013 with her first shop opening in Covent Garden in March, 2014. …

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The Voice: 40 Years of Black British Lives

  With a forward by Sir Lenny Henry, the book, The Voice:  40 Years of Black British Lives is a celebration of the 40 years The Voice Newspaper has spent educating, entertaining and campaigning tirelessly on behalf of Black people in Britain. Elizabeth Bond, publishing director for Ebury Partnerships, acquired world rights from The Voice for publication on 6th October 2022.  The publisher said: “We are absolutely delighted to be…

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