Tag : vp records

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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NEW GEAR for the New Year for Intence

By:  Natasha Von Castle NEW GEAR For The New Year! Breaking Dancehall artist Intence kicks off 2022 with an introspective new single and video launched on New Year’s Day. In “NEW GEAR,” Intence speaks out of yearning, frustration, and the personal striving that has put him at the top of the deejay list in Jamaica. The music video plays on the songs thoughtful nature, juxtaposing images of the deejay and…

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Honoring King Yellowman

By:  Carter Van Pelt As Greensleeves Records celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2022, the VP Music Group highlights the influential label’s key artists and catalog. Yellowman (born Winston Foster on January 15, 1956) was a transitional figure in Jamaican music, solidifying the reggae emcee’s rise to preeminence in the dancehall and foreshadowing the deejay tsunami to come by the mid-80s. Yellowman’s lyrics were clever, unrestrained and boastful in a way…

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Happy Birthday Johnny Clarke

Written by:  Adam Prescott Revered Reggae artist Johnny Clarke celebrates his 67th Birthday today, January 12th! Johnny is a true cornerstone of Roots music since its inception and one who is still very much active in the scene today. Clarke started out working with a variety of producers in the early 70’s, Clancy Eccles, Glen Brown & Rupie Edwards to name but a few, however it wasn’t until he started…

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