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WTJRC Returns

After an unexpected two-year hiatus, Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise returns in 2022 for its 7th annual musical excursion across the Caribbean Sea and announces its artist lineup. The new dates will be December 7-12, 2022, sailing on Royal Caribbean‘s Freedom of the Seas. The six-day, five night cruise will depart from Miami, Florida’s cruise port with stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Jamaica before its return. 

WTJRC revealed this year’s formidable lineup. From reggae, dancehall, lover’s rock and everything in between, Jamaican music from every pivotal era will be represented at this year’s cruise. Two-time Grammy award winner and living reggae legend Burning Spear will perform for the first time after a six-year hiatus. Classic dancehall fans are in store for a rare special performance from the legendary Shabba Ranks. Damian “Jr Gong” Marley and Stephen “Ragga” Marley will return to the stage with their catalog of hits. Dancehall icons like Bounty Killer, T.O.K. Cham and Ding Dong will heat up the crowd, while reggae acts from all generations like Johnny Osborne, Morgan Heritage, Cocoa Tea, Sizzla, j Boog and Kabaka Pyramid will tap into conscious minds alike. Cruisers will also swoon to the sounds of lover’s rock from singers Maxi Priest, Tarrus Riley, Christopher Ellis, Etana and newcomer Naomi Cowan.

Defending sound system champion Warrior Sound has also announced his return for the annual Sound Clash At Sea. This is one of WTJRC’s most-anticipated climatic events, where sound systems go head-to-head, tune-for-tune to battle it out for the championship title. WTJRC will announce the full DJ and sound system lineup at a later date.

2022 will be nothing short of extraordinary. Click HERE for cabins and more information.

Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise

Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise has become one of the most in-demand reggae gatherings in the world, selling out every year since its inception in 2014. Each year, fans spanning from over 40 countries converge for their love of reggae and Jamaican culture. From the hottest concerts and soundclashes to morning Nyabinghi meditations, the musical performances, entertainment, food, fitness and wellness activities all give cruise-goers a slice of Jamaica before they dock. Founders Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and his manager Dan Dalton have made it his mission for the cruise to embody the island’s rich culture through and through.

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Shenseea × 21 Savage

Shenseea released the official music video for her hit track: “R U That” featuring Atlanta rapper 21 Savage. Directed as a casting call, Shenseea is seen in vignettes of themed rooms auditioning men while in head-to-toe jewel-toned looks. “R U That” is currently on radio rotation at the #25 spot on mainstream R&B/Hip Hop and appears on Shenseea’s album ALPHA—which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Reggae album charts. To watch the video, click HERE

Shenseea is one of Jamaica’s brightest dancehall acts cosigned by some of music’s biggest luminaries including Cardi B, Rihanna, Ye, Christina Aguilera, Drake and beyond including her most recent collaborators Megan Thee Stallion and 21 Savage. The road towards ALPHA has been a legendary one for Shenseea who has been crowned Apple‘s “Up Next” artist, MTV‘s “Push” artist as well as iHeart Radio‘s “On The Verge” artist. In 2021, she was tapped by Kanye West to add her rap and vocal stylings to two different songs on the now Grammy-nominated DONDA (“Ok Ok Pt 2” and “Pure Souls”) and played her first-ever U.S. festival with Rolling Loud Miami and New York. With her talents in songwriting, performing and directing, Shenseea is set to be one of the year’s breakout acts to watch.

About Shenseea

Shenseea has ascended through Jamaica’s dancehall ranks to become one of the genre’s most sought-after artists. She broke through the scene with her viral single “Loodi” feat. Vybez Kartel; the following year, Shenseea toured Europe with dancehall superstar Sean Paul. In 2019, Shenseea signed with Interscope Records (under Rick Immigrants Records) and released her first label single “Blessed” featuring Tyga (now with over 57M views on Youtube). The track which came with a music video was praised by the likes of Hypebeast, FADER, PAPER Magazine, VIBE and more; it quickly racked up over 1,000,000 views overnight. While at work on her debut album, Shenseea has been feeding her fans with one-off singles like Bad Habit, Good Comfort, Sidechick Song and more, racking millions of plays across DSPs and Youtube.

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Yarge – El Vuelo

Venezuelan artist Yarge released her latest single and music video, “El Vuelo,” a soft, melodic song about being in a long-distance relationship. See HERE.

A perfect blend of pop, R&B and hip-hop, “El Vuelo” showcases Yarge’s effortless voice and identifiable lyrics.  “The Flight” (English translation) is a story of two lovers who have been separated by living conditions, and captures the feeling of wanting to take a flight to see someone you love.

Yarge sings, “and let the bad be left behind / we no longer have to suffer / we are going to love each other and we are going to see each other / imagine that it happens like this”, asking to leave behind evil and suffering and imagine being together.

The music video was filmed in Caracas, Venezuela, and delves into the history of wanting to be with someone but not being in the same place. The video reflects images of Yarge and her lover doing FaceTiming and wishing to be together.

“For me, ‘The flight’ is so special for its lyrics and its rhythm, since when we started producing it I really wanted to give it that very marked R&B vibe… [but] as we were advancing with the beat we added hip hop and… [less] reggaeton.

Yarge is the first Latina woman to sign with United Masters and her first single with United Masters, “más de mi,” garnered more than 300,000 views in the first two weeks of release.

Yarge began by releasing covers on social networks, one of those covers being “Dile A El” by Rauw Alejandro, who showed his support. Yarge’s first single, “PICK UP,” featuring Ramon Vega with over 100,000 views and multiple viral videos on TikTok with over 800,000 views contribute to her success on TikTok with over 141,000 subscribers, and it continues to grow.

About Yarge

Yarge (born April 13, 2005 in Punto Fijo, Venezuela) is a singer-songwriter. From a young age, her parents pushed her to try different sides of the art world, however, her voice left everyone in the family speechless. In 2017, Yarge started posting small covers on social media, which gave her the opportunity to expand and start building followers on her own path Yarge is currently working on new music with her brother to be released at the UnitedMasters Team.

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Bob Marley Birthday Celebration

The Marley Family and UMe will honor the legacy of Bob Marley, commemorating his 77th birthday by honoring his life, legacy, and music with a multitude of in-person, virtual, and philanthropic events.

The Marley Family is celebrating the occasion by returning to Marley’s Roots. Seven different events over seven days have been curated to give back to the community in Jamaica in observance of his birthday. The scheduled events include a Back To Our Roots beach cleanup and concert as well as a newly curated exhibition at the Bob Marley Museum, titled The 7 Roots of Bob Marley’s Livity, which features the work of young, up-and-coming artists. In addition, a new web series of the same name will premiere on Tuff Gong TV, which explores the natural mystic of Reggae Legend and his enduring influence on Jamaica and the world. Marley’s Earthstrong festivities culminate on February 6, with a limited-capacity concert celebration at Tuff Gong International, in Kingston, Jamaica which will be live-streamed on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel. In addition, an extraordinary Lion’s Den Concert by Stephen Marley from Miami, FL., will also premiere on February 6. Watch Marley’s 77th Earthstrong ROOTS festivities on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel HERE.

Adding to the birthday festivities, “Dreams Of Freedom,” the ninth episode of the Webby-nominated 12-part documentary series Legacy, will premiere February 3 at 7am PT/10am ET on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel. Click HERE now to view the trailer for Legacy Episode 9, “Dreams Of Freedom,” on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel.

“Dreams Of Freedom” highlights Bob Marley’s aspirations for Tuff Gong International to become the Motown of Reggae and his spirit of self-reliance. The episode features the voice of Bob Marley, along with interviews with Marley’s wife and the matriarch of the Marley Family, Rita Marley. Marley family members, children Cedella, Ziggy, Julian, Rohan, Ky-Mani, and Damian, granddaughter, Donisha Prendergast, along with Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt of the I-Threes, and more also join. Watch Episode 9, “Dreams Of Freedom,” as well as Legacy Episodes 1-8 HERE

The Marley Brothers (Ziggy, Stephen, Damian, Julian, and Ky-Mani Marley) have not released music together in over a decade. “Cornerstone” (a cover of their father Bob Marley’s song) is out February 4, the day before the Brothers headline the CaliVibes Festival in Long Beach, CA in celebration of their father’s birthday. “Cornerstone” will be available via Ziggy Marley’s Tuff Gong Worldwide and Stephen Marley’s Ghetto Youth labels. 

Ziggy will offer an exclusive livestream of his special tribute concert in honor of his father’s birthday, which took place on May 30, 2021 at Petco Park in San Diego. Fans around the world can tune in on Friday, February 11th to stream the epic special event. 

Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio (SiriusXM channel 19) plans to air “Bob Marley Roots 77 Birthday Concert,” a special concert recorded at Tuff Gong International Studios in Kingston, Jamaica. With a lineup of reggae, roots, and dancehall legends and contemporary stars, all paying tribute–the concert features Marcia Griffiths, Bugle, Amanyea, Tony Rebel, Gyptian, Queen Ifrica, and Black Am I. Hear it on Tuff Gong Radio on February 6, and then hear it on the SXM App starting February 7.

In this digital era, Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media, and MARLEY77 serves to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice, and unity, a sentiment needed now more than ever. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity, and care is taken to honor Bob’s legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important and influential figures.

About Bob Marley

Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country’s warring factions. Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. Marley’s music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection LEGEND holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine’s Catalog Albums chart and remains the world’s best-selling reggae album. Marley’s accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001)

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GASHI – Sleeping on my Left

Genre-bending artist GASHI releases another new track and music video, “Sleeping On My Left” via Honesty Saves Time/RCA Records. Listen HERE.  The music video for the upbeat summer track was directed by Jon Primo and GASHI and continues the party from GASHI’s earlier release last month “Don’t Pass On Love.”  

Earlier this week, GASHI announced his 2022 Out The Door North American tour.  The 24-date tour will start in Oakland, CA on March 18th and end in San Diego on April 21st.  Tickets for the tour will go on sale now.  For artist and partner presales and more information please click HERE.  

Look out for more music from GASHI coming soon.

About GASHI

Born in Libya, GASHI spent much of his young life as a refugee, moving from country to country.  His family eventually settled in Brooklyn, NY, where he was introduced to music at a very young age.  GASHI absorbed a melting pot of musical influences throughout his youth, resulting in the formation of his own unique sonic palette that blends together different genres of music.  His dynamic sound has allowed GASHI to collaborate with a wide range of talents ranging from Chris Brown to Travis Scott.  In the last couple of years, he released two studio albums, sold out venues across the globe, and has accumulated over 720 million streams with over 130 million video views worldwide.

Last summer, GASHI released his sophomore album 1984 which saw GASHI exploring and harboring new sounds that brought you back to his favorite time – the 80’s and featured his breakout hit “Mama” with the legendary Sting. He also released his documentary GASHI: Now You Know. Watch HERE. and performed his first ever livestream performance featuring tracks from the 1984 album. Watch the performance HERE.

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GASHI – Don’t Pass on Love

Rapper GASHI just released his newest single, “Don’t Pass on Love.” It’s a fun, catchy track that’s perfect for summer. Like many of GASHI’s other works, it takes inspiration from other genres, this time having influences of R&B and reggae. The result is a good time. GASHI and Space Primates (Flo RIda, Chris Brown, David Guetta) produced the song. The artist stated about the track, We’ve been thru a lot as people the past two years so it’s time for us to start accepting love and don’t pass on it”

The accompanying music video was also released on Youtube and features GASHI dancing and smiling in a mansion surrounded by beautiful women. The video is uplifting, joyous, and beautiful at the same time. GASHI co-directed the music video with Jon Primo. 

About GASHI

Born in Libya, GASHI spent much of his young life as a refugee, moving from country to country.  His family eventually settled in Brooklyn, NY, where he was introduced to music at a very young age.  GASHI absorbed a melting pot of musical influences throughout his youth, resulting in the formation of his own unique sonic palette that blends together different genres of music.  His dynamic sound has allowed GASHI to collaborate with a wide range of talents ranging from Chris Brown to Travis Scott.  In the last couple of years, he released two studio albums, sold out venues across the globe, and has accumulated over 720 million streams with over 130 million video views worldwide.

Last summer, GASHI released his sophomore album 1984 which saw GASHI exploring and harboring new sounds that brought you back to his favorite time – the 80’s and featured his breakout hit “Mama” with the legendary Sting. He also released his documentary GASHI: Now You Know (watch here) and performed his first ever livestream performance featuring tracks from the 1984 album (watch the performance here).

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Jesse Royal – Royal Review

By: Skyler Johnson

Jesse Royal is back at it again with his sophomore album: Royal. The Jamaican musician hasn’t released any music for two years and is now coming back with a new album. I’ve gotten the privilege to listen to this album so I can tell you all about it. 

The album as a whole is continuation of Royal’s previous works, and are solid pieces of the roots reggae genre. The album is relatively short, only containing eleven songs, four of which having been previously released (LionOrder, Dirty Money Rich Forever, Natty Pablo), but each song is solid. There aren’t any major duds on the list. The songs center around the themes of wealth, and the importance of wealth in our lives. 

High Tide or Low

The album starts off with this song,  that beautifully and perfectly begins the album. Starting off with the intro of classical music and the soft drop with Royal’s stunning vocals, and continuing with a solid reggae beat makes this a great opening track and a great listen overall. 

LionOrder and Dirty Money

The next two songs have previously been released. Needless to say, these are both great songs that fit well within the album. “LionOrder” comes in with a slower beat which contrasts perfectly with “Dirty Money’s” fast-paced pre-chorus and chorus.

Natty Dread 

“Natty Dread” has a catchy beat with an excellent chorus, and is overall a nice love song, with lyrics more challenging than in most love songs. It’s definitely one of my favorite songs off the album. 

Home

More lowkey then the previous few songs, I really enjoyed listening to “Home”. It’s slower, and takes some influence from R&B. The result is a beautiful song about family that I really enjoyed. It’s not all the time that I see musicians talking about family as beautifully as Royal talks about it, and with such an excellent beat to go along with it. 

Rich Forever

The previously released “Rich Forever” comes next with one of the best beats in the album. The chorus has an excellent bass riff and the pace is perfect. The drop is also solid, and the buildup is excellent as well. “Natty Pablo” is also a great track, and has some solid beats, though it’s hard to follow up “Rich Forever.”

Black

“Black” is a fast-paced hard-hitting song and one of my favorites off of the album. This isn’t a dance album but this song could be played at a club and I’d dance to it. It definitely is the song to listen to whenever you want to get up and move, and will be the one that gets stuck in your head the most.

Like Dat and Differences 

These next two songs and are clearly the worst off the album, which is why they’re strategically placed between two of the better songs on the track, “Black” and “Strongest Link.” “Like Dat” is reminiscent of emo rap, which is a genre that’s oversaturated as it is. “Differences’” is better but also not very memorable. This isn’t to say that either of these are bad songs, they’re just not the best. 

Strongest Link

Last but not least is this song. It hits hard from the beginning and remains hard-hitting throughout it’s four minute runtime. Also, the lyric, “It’s funny how money, how money turns friends into foes” will replay in my head over and over again. 

Overall, this is a great album, filled with a lot of bangers. Definitely give it a listen!

Bob Marley Documentary – Episode 2

BOB MARLEY: LEGACY DOCUMENTARY SERIES CONTINUES WITH EPISODE TWO – WOMEN RISING

‘KEEP ON MOVING’ EP OUT NOW

WATCH BOB MARLEY: LEGACY EPISODE 2 – WOMEN RISING

LISTEN TO ‘KEEP ON MOVING’ EP

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Bob Marley: Legacy mini-documentary series continues with episode two: ‘Women Rising’ The moving and empowering short premiered today on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel and features interviews with Rita Marley, also known as Bob Marley’s wife and the matriarch of the Marley Family, whose strength and character is an inspiration for people around the world. Rita was an integral part of the Wailers musical development, as well as a constant presence and influence in Bob Marley’s life, guardian of his legacy, and a member of the Iconic Reggae Group I-Threes.  Mrs. Marley is also the founder of the Rita Marley Foundation, which works to eradicate poverty and hunger while empowering communities in Ghana and Jamaica. Her life’s work epitomizes integrity and grace.

Bob Marley: Legacy Episode 2 – ‘Women Rising’ also features Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt of the I-Threes, Mystic Marley, Donisha Prendergast,  academic and writer Isis Semaj-Hall, former activist, campaigner and former councilor Seyi Akiwowo and Stella Dadzie writer & historian, Kim Walker, photographer, and more championing women and the messages in Bob Marley’s music. Watch ‘Women Rising’ HERE.

Last month’s episode, Bob Marley: Legacy Episode 1 ‘75 Years A Legend,’ is a refreshing and cinematic journey through the life, legacy, and relevance that Bob Marley still holds in this present day and is also available now on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel.

The documentary follows the EP release of Keep On Moving, which features an extended and radio mix and an exclusive mix from Sly & Robbie. Listen to Keep On Moving EP HERE.

In other news, due to recent CDC restrictions and guidelines, The BeachLife Festival has been postponed until further notice. Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley will be performing together at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA on August 19 (Tickets here) and Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY on August 20 (Tickets here).

In this digital era, Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media, and MARLEY75 will serve to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice, and unity, a sentiment needed more than ever in 2020. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity and care is taken to honor Bob’s legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important and influential figures.

Tune in and subscribe to the Official Bob Marley YouTube channel here for more upcoming content celebrating Bob’s legacy and contribution to the world.

Additional information on MARLEY75 events will be revealed soon.

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ABOUT BOB MARLEY
Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map, but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country’s warring factions. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 70 million fans, ranking it among the Top 20 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Marley’s music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection LEGEND holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine’s Catalog Albums chart and remains the world’s best-selling reggae album. Marley’s accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).  For more information visit: bobmarley.com or facebook.com/bobmarley

Reggae Legends at Adults Only Hollywood

 

By Krishan Narsinghani

360 Magazine joined LA’s treasure speakeasy, Adults Only Bar, for an epic night of Reggae music & dance. This new event, “Reggae Legends”, recoups traditional Reggae classics with renowned artists such as Fully Fullwood, Rock Deadrick, Michael Hyde and Linda Taylo for a fantastic evening at the hidden lounge in Hollywood. Adults Only showcased a lavish decor with a cinematic theme. Break down & boogie and enjoy ravishing hand-crafted cocktails from the Happy Hour Menu, displayed on mature menus while others on the back of artsy VHS boxes. The dim lighting and live band filled the venue with a swaying sound that made for an intimate ambiance.

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Shaggy x Massari

Legendary reggae musician, Shaggy teamed up with Canadian crooner, Massari to release their new record, “Why” via 300 Entertainment and Brooklyn Knights Entertainment. With an accompanying lyric video, “Why” is an uptempo club jam with a smooth chorus.

“Why” comes shortly after Shaggy released his brassy reggae record with Sting, “Don’t Make Me Wait.” The surprise duo are gearing up to release their collaborative album, 44/876 via A&M/Interscope Records. After a string of performances and appearances on the 60th Anniversary Grammy Awards and Good Morning America, the two Grammy winners will embark on a European tour this summer.

Shaggy’s legacy in entertainment goes beyond reggae music. His multi-platinum singles “Oh Carolina”, “Boombastic,” “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel,” have ushered in an undeniable influx of Caribbean-inspired flare into today’s pop music. Shaggy’s unparalleled ability to bring reggae music to the mainstream and has kept him at the forefront of pop culture. Just yesterday, Shaggy joined television show host and comedian, James Corden for a hilarious politically-charge skit on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Fans will undoubtedly love the new music coming from Shaggy this year, keep a look out for the “Why” music video coming soon!

Watch “Why Ft. Massari” Lyric Video.

Listen to “Why Ft. Massari”.

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