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Peer to Peer with Fredi Nwaka

Fredi Nwaka is an award-winning writer, producer and film director from the UK. He is also a motivational speaker, mentor and advocate for men’s health pushing his brand H.E.A.L (How emotions affect life).  Not just working behind the camera he is also a well recognised actor and has starred alongside the likes of Curtis ‘50 CENT’ Jackson, Noel Clarke, Brenda Blethen, Ashley Walters, and Tom Hardy just to name a few….

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Happy Birthday Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin!

VP Records Co-founder and company Matriarch Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin is celebrating her birthday today (September 20th)! VP Records was founded in 1977 with Miss Pat at the helm alongside her late husband Vincent Chin.  Contributing not only to the careers of several of the Caribbeans’ brightest musical talents, VP Records has been a pioneer in moving Reggae, Dancehall and Soca forward in the mainstream. Today, Miss Pat focuses on…

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Alpha Institute of Music and VP Records

By:  Anthony Turner Prior to her week-long trip to Jamaica in late August, Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin planned to get a lot done. She promoted her book, “Miss Pat: My Reggae Music Journey” as well as reached out to academia and institutions that played a major role in the development of Jamaican music. A project that was near and dear to her heart was providing financial assistance to the Alpha…

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Peer to Peer with SoundMag

Sound System culture, and the excitement of Sound Clash come together nicely in the growing publication called SoundMag.  We think this is an outfit you should know! VP:  How did you get your start in the business? JY: Milan, my friend from school and his brother Akash helped me into the sound system business by bringing me into the Iration Steppas family. Later me and Akash decided to build a…

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Comets Club Honors Donald ‘DQ’ Quarrie and Veronica ‘VCB’ Campbell Brown

On May 28th, 2022 the Comets Club International held their anniversary dinner, reunion and awards gala.  This years honorees were Donald ‘DQ’ Quarrie and Veronica ‘VCB’ Campbell Brown. Held in Queens, New York, the formal event honored the outstanding sports achievements of Donald ‘DQ’ Quarrie and Veronica (VCB) Campbell Brown who were both presented with a Lifetime Achievement Awards. Among the many notable attendees in attendance at this years gala,…

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Happy Birthday to the King of Reggae, Bob Marley! (Feb 6th)

Today (February 6th) would have been the legends 77th birthday, and today we honor the rich musical legacy he has left for the world to enjoy and learn from. As a singer, songwriter, and musician, Bob is considered as one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style.  Marley’s contributions to…

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