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New EP (June 10) – Jo Mersa – Bob Marley’s Grandson Drops Debut EP (COMPLEX Premieres First Single)

May 13, 2014 Leave a comment

SON OF STEPHEN MARLEY AND GRANDSON OF BOB MARLEY
JO MERSA WILL RELEASE DEBUT EP COMFORTABLE ON JUNE 10
The Dancehall Artist is Currently Touring the U.S. Until End of May
New Single “Sunshine” Joint Premiere on Complex and Boomshots

 

As the eldest son of Stephen Marley and grandson of Bob Marley, Jo Mersa is set to release his debut EP Comfortable on June 10, 2014 on the Marley family’s imprint Ghetto Youths International (GYI).

Jo is currently on the road performing the entire Comfortable EP as the opening act on Stephen Marley’s Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life Tour. The tour spans over 30 cities in the United States and concludes in New Orleans, LA on May 24. See full schedule below.

Jo’s Comfortable spans pop, hip hop, EDM and dancehall influences while showcasing his deft vocals, clever songwriting and flourishing production skiills. Each of the EP’s riddims (except for “Bogus” which was produced by his uncle Damian Marley) were created by Jo, working alongside his father’s keyboard player Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown, with Stephen Marley handling the final productions. Many of the EP’s songs focus on Jo’s personal experience with women and their complex relationships. On the sleek electro-dancehall hybrid title track, which is also accompanied with a video, he cleverly rhymes about a budding relationship contrasted by his sweetly sung hook. On “Bogus,” he addresses a lack of sincerity in some women, while club-friendly tunes like “Bad So,” All To Me” and “Perfect 10” ft. Jemere Morgan deliver romance with a rude boy twist. On the EP’s first single “Sunshine,” Jo nimbly rhymes over a bubbling dancehall rhythm embellished by gentle guitar strands. Jo came up with “Sunshine’s” melodic hook while singing to his baby sister and is one of the EP’s most intimate songs.

Check out the joint premiere of “Sunshine” on Complex and Boomshots.

Feel free to post/listen to Jo Mersa’s new single now:

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Stephen Marley U.S. Tour in April + New Mp3 “Explores EDM” (WSJ) on Upcoming Album

March 26, 2014 Leave a comment

 

STEPHEN “RAGGA” MARLEY KICKS OFF HIS U.S. HEADLINING TOUR

REVELATION PART II: THE FRUIT OF LIFE

TO GEAR UP FOR HIS 2014 SUMMER ALBUM CARRYING THE SAME NAME

Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy Premieres Never-Before-Heard Track “Rock Stone” featuring Capleton and Sizzla

Throughout April and May, the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer Stephen “Ragga” Marley will headline some of the most prestigious venues in over 30 cities nationwide on his Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life Tour. See full schedule below.

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Well$ – “State of Ecstasy Part 2″

December 19, 2013 1 comment

Charlotte Rapper Well$ Releases Teaser for Upcoming MTSYD Mixtape

The Song:
When Charlotte rapper Well$ recorded his single “State Ecstasy Pt. 2,” he originally intended to include it on his forthcoming mixtape MTSYD: The Revenge of the African Booty Scratcher (the album name references the ethnic shaming Well$, the son of Congolese immigrants, experienced as a child). But when he heard the final product playing back to him on his studio monitors, he decided this old-school, North Villa-produced track was too good to hold back.

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Strictly The Best Series Turns 20 / Vol. 48 & 49 out Dec 17

December 7, 2013 Leave a comment

VP RECORDS CELEBRATES 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING ANNUAL REGGAE COMPILATION STRICTLY THE BEST VOL. 48 & 49 WILL BE RELEASED DECEMBER 17

The Latest Installments Feature Hits from Tessanne Chin, Sean Paul, Snoop Lion, Maxi Priest, Gyptian, Sizzla, Mr. Vegas, Bunji Garlin and more

Established in 1993, Strictly The Best is the first annual reggae compilation in the business. This year’s installment, which features an explosive collection of trendsetting hits on two separate discs, will mark the series’ 20th anniversary on December 17, 2013. Year after year, the Strictly The Best series unveils a comprehensive collection of the genre’s most popular tunes and breaking hits. The go-to compilation features the genre’s biggest stars and is also a platform for new talent to gain notoriety in the industry.

This year’s Strictly The Best Vol. 48 includes 2013’s most sought-after smooth sounds in lovers rock and roots. Jamaican powerhouse Tessanne Chin, who is a top contender on NBC’s The Voice this season, delivers a spine-tingling ballad on “Incredible Love,” while roots empress Etana celebrates life’s blessings that are often taken for granted on the title track of her most recent effort Better Tomorrow. Reggae’s royal family Morgan Heritage makes a grand entrance with “Here Come The Kings,” the title track off their most recent album, and delivers a powerful plea on “Forgive Me” towards the close of the album. No. 1 Billboard hitmaker and UK’s reggae pop icon Maxi Priest also shines on his latest chart-topper “Easy To Love,” which will be featured on his 2014 album on VP Records. Volume 48 will provide the perfect soundtrack to unwind and reflect over the holiday season for years to come.
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New Album (Oct 29) // Gyptian’s Sex, Love & Reggae // U.S. Tour Begins

October 11, 2013 Leave a comment

GYPTIAN SERVES UP SEX, LOVE AND REGGAE ON HIS NEW STUDIO ALBUM AVAILABLE OCT 29 (VP RECORDS)The 17-Track Set Co-Executive Produced by Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis Features Major Lazer, Melanie Fiona, Estelle, Bunji Garlin, Angela Hunte and Kes The Band

U.S. Tour Kicks Off This Week

The MOBO and Soul Train award-winning Jamaican singer Gyptian returns with his fourth studio album Sex, Love and Reggae on October 29 on VP Records, a marked departure from his previous releases that unveils another layer of his artistry. The musically diverse set – that takes the listener from dancehall to soca to global pop and R&B sounds – follows his 2010 critically-acclaimed album Hold You and its RIAA certified Gold title track.In support of the Sex, Love and Reggae, Gyptian kicks off his U.S. tour this week in Florida. The reggae star will perform along the Southeast, Northeast and West Coast region until early November. See full tour schedule below.

17-track set is co-executive produced by Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, who is known for cranking out hits for superstars such as Miguel, Mary J. Blige, Lupe Fiasco, the Fugees and many more.  The album features guest appearances from R&B divas Estelle and Melanie Fiona to soca stars Bunji Garlin and Kes the Band. Global dancehall ambassadors Major Lazer also lent a hand with co-production on the title track.

“This is the Gyptian album that I want people to hear,” the singer says. “Each album that I do advances my career but this one is Gyptian—the next level.” Read more…

Sean Paul ft. Damian Marley “Riot”

August 24, 2013 Leave a comment

East Coast GYI U.S. Tour – Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Julian Marley, Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa, Christopher Ellis & Black-Am-I

August 7, 2013 Leave a comment

THE MARLEY-OWNED LABEL
GHETTO YOUTHS INTERNATIONAL

ANNOUNCE U.S. EAST COAST TOUR RUN OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND

 
Featuring Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa, Christopher Ellis, Black-Am-I, Julian Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Stephen “Ragga” Marley
 
(Top row from L to R is Julian Marley, Black-Am-I, Wayne Marshall and Christopher Ellis. Front row from L to R is Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley and Jo Mersa.)

Ghetto Youths International announce new U.S. tour dates that span across the East Coast throughout Labor Day weekend. The shows will feature performances by rising Ghetto Youths Crew members Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa, Black-Am-I and Christopher Ellis along with reggae heavyweights Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Julian Marley and Stephen “Ragga” Marley. Read more…

GYI Announce U.S. Tour – Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Wayne Marshall, Black-Am-I, Jo Mersa & Christopher Ellis

June 3, 2013 Leave a comment

THE MARLEY-OWNED LABEL, GHETTO YOUTHS INTERNATIONAL, ANNOUNCES THE SET UP SHOP TOUR

A U.S. Pacific Coast Run in June Featuring Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa, Christopher Ellis, Black-Am-I Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Stephen “Ragga” Marley

(Top row from L to R is Julian Marley, Black-Am-I, Wayne Marshall and Christopher Ellis. Front row from L to R is Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley and Jo Mersa.)

Ghetto Youths International is proud to announce U.S. dates for the Set Up Shop Tour. The Pacific Coast run – spanning Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada – will feature performances by rising Ghetto Youths Crew members Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa, Black-Am-I and Christopher Ellis along with reggae heavyweights Damian “Jr Gong” and Stephen “Ragga” Marley. Read more…

Mixtape Download: Massive Dem [Hip-Hop Reggae Mixtape]

September 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usDJ @JustDizle and @DeejaySos cooked up something really spicy for your ears,
dope mixtape where Reggae and Hip-Hop meets, from Sizzla to Heavy D to Super Cat to Bob Marley to Pete Rock…
the list goes on and on, if you like it, share it, blog it, blog it, download it, fry it.

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Bonafide ft. Damian Marley “Start and Stop”

June 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Ludacris ft. Damian Marley & Kevin Cossom- “Cross My Mind”

December 27, 2011 Leave a comment

DAMIAN MARLEY Headlines Caribbean Education Foundation Benefit Concert

October 17, 2011 Leave a comment

DAMIAN MARLEY

Partners with Caribbean Education Foundation

to Headline

STAND UP – Educate the Youths”

BENEFIT CONCERT

to Help Children in Jamaica Attend School

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