Multifaceted Artist Jahna Sebastian releases much anticipated EP “I Am Free”. Earlier this year Ms. Sebastian debuted the “I Am Free” video on All Hip Hop. The songs featured on the EP are: 1. I Am Free 2. Lift Me Up 3. Time to Love 4. Do It for You 5. Do It for You Remix 6. Do It for You instrumental (City Lights). The “I Am Free” EP was produced, written, recorded, mixed and arranged by the lovely songstress in her studio in London, Multivizion Music.
When asked what thoughts crossed her mind when writing the “I Am Free” EP and what was her inspiration, Ms. Sebastian states “After moving to London in 2006 and starting my life from scratch on my own, while stepping into adulthood I have seen many contradicting sides of it. Starting my business, having my child at the age of 21, sudden detention by mistake made by an immigration officer, a case which rose important questions within myself and took a couple of years to resolve.”
Coming off her performance with platinum selling English rock band Kasabian, at the legendary Glatonbury on the Pyramid Stage, London based singer, songwriter and producer Jahna Sebastian is back to release her new single “Lift Me Up”. The pop/hip-hop and R&B infused track which will be featured on her upcoming EP “I Am Free” which is scheduled to drop this July. The record was produced, written, recorded, mixed and arranged by the lovely songstress in her studio in London, Multivizion Music.
“Lift Me Up” is a phenomenal song with an uplifting message about self motivation when you are feeling down for the count. Ms. Sebastian states, “It is about achieving personal freedom through accepting that just when it might seem that the world is falling apart there could be another choice we could make and that is the one that could eventually lead us to a brighter future and living in a more pleasant present. It is that kind of freedom of very personal choice”. Read more…
London based singer, songwriter, producer and engineer, Jahna Sebastian offers clarity on her past relationship with her daughter’s father Swizz Beatz in an exclusive interview with Madame Noire. Ms. Sebastian was classically trained on piano and earned her degree in “Music Business” at the age of 20 at the prestigious Russian Academy of Music and was a successful reggae artist in Russia before even meeting Swizz.
Ms. Sebastian has made headlines ever since it was reported that Swizz Beatz fathered her daughter Nicole. With those headlines came harsh criticism about her being a gold digger and home wrecker. The songstress chose to interview with Madame Noire not to dwell in the past or harm Swizz Beatz reputation in any way but to answer the questions that she has read about herself in the blogs and provide insight to the situation.
International Dancehall Star QQ Releases Hit Filled EP “Kingston 20”
Jamaica, U.S.A (21st Hapilos Digital) – Although he is younger than some of his counterparts, reggae and dancehall star QQ is considered a veteran in the music business after having dominated worldwide airwaves with a #1 single in over 17 countries. The international star has also shared stages with Rihanna, Missy Elliot, 50 Cent , Sean Kingston, and Chris Brown to name a few. Read more…
Grammy nominated alternative R&B duo The Foreign Exchange are about to embark on their biggest tour to date. The tour is in promotion of their fourth studio album Love In Flying Colors that was released in September 2013 on their own label +FE Music and will visit four continents, marking the group’s debut performances in South Africa and South America.
Tickets are on sale now for the following dates:
4/11 Pittsburgh PA DreamOn Festival
4/26 Durham NC The Art Of Cool Festival
5/01 Richmond VA The Canal Club
5/02 Washington DC The Howard Theater
5/04 Philadelphia PA World Cafe Live
5/05 Brooklyn NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
5/06 Cambridge MA The Middle East Read more…
BEYONCÉ HELPING TO CHANGE YOUNG LIVES
WITH THE PRINCE’S TRUST
Beyoncé’s global campaign #BeyGood is set to help UK youth charity, The Prince’s Trust, change the lives of disadvantaged young people.
The superstar and Prince’s Trust ambassador’s #BeyGood campaign, which encourages people to be kind, be charitable and #BeyGood to each other and their communities, will raise vital funds for The Prince’s Trust on the UK tour dates of the Mrs Carter Show World Tour. Read more…
The Jamaican Trio Announces European Tour In October
U.S. Dates To Follow
In support of the album, the band will tour Europe in October and then head to the United States.
See European dates below and the U.S. portion of the tour will be announced shortly.The remarkable 39-track selection from the legendary Jamaican harmony trio features their most essential hits (some of which are available on CD for the very first time) plus four previously unreleased dubplate exclusives. As an added bonus, the collection includes a 25-minute DVD of TheMighty Diamonds lighting up the crowd at the annual Reggae Sun splash concert in 1989.Disc One begins with their early recordings like the Bunny Lee produced “Jah Jah Bless the Dreadlocks” and classic songs (“Shame and Pride,“ “Have Mercy,” “Africa,” “Right Time” and “I Need A Roof”) from their well-known 1976 debut album Right Time, produced by Joseph Hoo Kim and released on Virgin Records. Disc Two delves into more timeless selections during the height of their career, including “Bodyguard” from the 1979 iconic release Deeper Roots as well as the international smash “Pass the Kutchie” off their 1982 Gussie Clarke produced album Changes. Read more…
HIP-HOP DUO NEBULA868
UNLEASES NEW ALBUM, DaBiznis
Album Available Worldwide on May 28, 2013 from Precision Digital
May 14, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY (FOX FUSE) – Trinidadian hip-hop duo Nebula868unleashes their unique take on the genre to the masses with their new album DaBiznis, set for a worldwide release on May 28, 2013 from Precision Digital. Nebula868 was birthed in 2006 and comprises of two members, Sean “Sean Nebula” Padmore and Clayton “Wong Nebula” Wong, both born and raised on the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago. DaBiznis is the first 100% hip-hop studio effort from the group, who first made a name for themselves as the hometown hip-hop favorites. Now with this provocative, compelling collection of hits, they undertake the ambitious goal of seeking fame and acclaim in the U.S. hip-hop industry and globally. Read more…
Reggae icon Maxi Priest and soca powerhouse KES The Band unite on stage for the aptly titled Timeless concert, a musical celebration this Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. Presented by New York City’s haute nightlife tastemakers Big & Strong and The Tryst Group, this extraordinary concert takes centerstage at the ultrachic performance venue Stage 48 in the heart of Manhattan, and guarantees a timeless experience for all.
“Timeless is the ultimate musical experience that transcends the bounds of musical genres and eras,” state promoters Big & Strong and Tryst. “The combination of artistry, matching the excitement and the energy of KES The Band with the ageless and illimitable Maxi Priest, represent the finest in Caribbean musicality.”
The Grammy Award-winning Maxi Priest and his incomparable repertoire of enduring hits, including international blockbusters “Wild World” and “Close To You,” remain as relevant today as when they were first unleashed onto the musical landscape. His distinct musical styling spans temporal and spatial boundaries and capture the very essence of timelessness. “Timeless is the height of a musical journey for me,” reveals Maxi Priest. “I am looking forward to taking my fans through the best of Maxi Priest and making them fall in love all over again.” Read more…
It’s been nearly six long years since legendary Mount Vernon, by way of New Rochelle, New York, veteran emcee CL Smooth unleashed his critically lauded debut solo LP, American Me. However, the self-proclaimed “Mecca Don” has finally returned with the Kenny Ali II laced “Ask About Me,” the lead offering from Smooth’s highly anticipated, soon-to-be released sophomore collection, The Emancipation Of Corey Penn.
“Ask About Me,” a jazzy, head nodder, sees the “Caramel King” waxing poetics, while firing off this warning shot to all those non-believers and naysasyers, while in typical CL fashion still showing and proving to always be “top fifty all-time dead or alive.” It’s undoubtedly another (future) classic for the record books. Read more…
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