Rest In Peace Arif Cooper

  VP Records is deeply saddened by the loss of the highly respected Jamaican producer, Arif Cooper. Cooper passed away on March 4th, leaving behind a legacy of incredible music and countless fans worldwide. Cooper produced seven albums for VP Records, including Celebration Riddim, Phantom Riddim, R.A.W. Riddim, Move Riddim, Full Draw Riddim, Guardian Angel Riddim, and To The World Vol.1. His contributions to the reggae music industry have been…

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Nadine Sutherland Speaks on International Women’s Day

Nadine Sutherland, the first artist signed to Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong record label has been performing since the age of 11.  Nadine was recently asked about International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, and the significance of both observations on the calendar.  Nadine says “Systems were implemented in the past that subjugated Women and girls.  Throughout the years, I have seen the progress women have made. It is important to…

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International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month

  International Women’s Day is observed on Wednesday March 8th, and Women’s History Month is observed during the month of March.  There are many women in the world of Reggae and her diaspora who have contributed to the expanse of her genre. VP Records co-founder and company matriarch Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin shares stories of her years in the business, and examples of applying creativity to the marketing of music…

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Jess Badee is Energy Personified

Jess Badee is a professional DJ, dancer, choreographer and model based in London. Born and raised in Italy, her dad is from the Ivory Coast and she regularly travels to Jamaica.  Dance has especially connected her to dance crews in Jamaica allowing her to soak in the vibes, grooves, and flows.  Energy is something that is never lacking when Jess is dancing and DJing. When Corona hit the world in…

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Anthony B Presents Black And Proud Concert at Amazura Concert Hall In Queens, New York

Reggae star Anthony B adds the title of concert promoter to resume with the production of the Black and Proud concert which will be staged on Saturday February 25th, 2023 at the Amazura Concert Hall in Queens, New York. The concert features reggae stalwarts Turbulence, Pressure, Perfect Giddimani and 2023 GRAMMY-Award winner Kabaka Pyramid alongside the headlining artist Anthony B who will all perform with a live band. The concept…

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Riddim Driven Clothing And New York Fashion Week for Second Year

  Riddim Driven Clothing and New York Fashion Week For The Second Year 2023 marks the second year Riddim Driven Clothing and New York Fashion Week team for a runway extravaganza at Sony Hall. In partnership with Runway 7, the 2023 fashion season saw the best new looks in urban fashion from VP Records matriarch, Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin.  Combining a live-show element with models walking the runway performing artists…

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