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Spice Reveals Her Mystery Lover ! Meet Justin The ‘RastaMan’

Surprise ! The Queen of Dancehall has revealed her ‘mystery man‘ on his birthday during their weekend getaway in Mexico.

Justin & Spice

Our mystery man, well mystery to many, has now been given a name and it’s Justin Budd ! Grace’s Tall, Dark and Rasta-Hair styled beau is an executive producer and a director of photography of his own business Jbudd Media Group operating in the United States Of America.

The news broke via Spice’s Official instagram page where she posted several images expressing deep affection with Justin and a hearfelt caption wishing him a Happy Birthday and professing the impact of his love into her life.

Related:Spice Teases ‘Mystery Man’ On Social Media

Spice and Lover Justin

“Help me wish mi nice clean man Happy birthdayyyyy @jbuddmedia today belongs to you baby. I’m glad we started this journey, because you easily bring out the better version of me. Thank you for being such a great father figure to my kids and a Awesome lover to me. Watch love over yah so 😍 Mi a skin out all weekend bye #RastaLove ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Captioned Spice On Instagram.

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It is unknown to us at British Linkz, for exactly how long the two have been intimately involved, however Spice seems extremely elated for his interjection in her life and wouldn’t trade him for anyone else.

The two are currently still in Mexico on a very private and exclusive birthday retreat for Justin ‘s birthday and it is rumored that Spice recorded an entire single dedicated to her beau titled ‘Rasta Man

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Bounty Killer disses Alkaline After BRT Performance In Florida

Bounty Killer tries to undermine his longtime rival Alkaline once again

On Saturday, the Dancehall veteran took to social media to uploaded a video of Alkaline performing at BRT Weekend in Miami, Florida.

Killer used the opportunity to take jabs at the Vendetta deejay shutting down claims that he was running the music industry, “A DEM YA DEM SAY AGO RUN DANCEHALL A DEM A RUN WEH DANCEHALL YES?? Big BRT Weekend calm like a desert ?,” he wrote.

Bounty Killer continued by dubbing Alkaline the “most boring artiste alive.”

“The formula tun funeral ⚰️ The dead man himself go watch back how we deal wid beach parties a forth clarence in our prime next 3yrs it ago sticky bad Most Boring Artiste Alive,” Killer added. “Dem germs ya can dis mi and get away unuh wait until mi head chip out again the business got to be cleanse bounty the cleanser??Stone Inna Di Hog Penn Who First Ago Squeel Out!.”

Bounty Killer reignited his longstanding feud with Alkaline in August after he labeled the “Formula” star as the “biggest Freakazoid” in Dancehall history during a lengthy Instagram rant.

Alkaline did not take such a public route as his veteran counterpart as he chose to DM his insults directly to the Dancehall legend saying “S*ck out yuh mumma yah b*tch.”

It will be interesting to see Alkaline’s response this time around.

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Unruly Squid Unwinds With Romieikon; talks Popcaan, Unruly Fest & Unruly Ent

Annalecia Sutherland, popularly known as Unruly Squid, decided to pop in on the BLZHub live and unwind with Romieikon.

Unruly Squid began by briefly expounding on her upbringing in St Thomas, passion for music and entertainment, Naughty talk, her sons, being Popcaan‘s manager, her favorite songs from Popcaan and much more.

Squid concluded the intro segment of the sit-down stating that she’s best defined as “fearless,” that is packaged with much more than what meets the naked eye.

Squid stated that she has a natural knack for Fashion, and is actually a trained and certified Stylist who’s currently working on a few projects set for a 2019 release.

Popcaan, Mr Eazi connects to the African massive with ‘Body So Good’ remix

The sit-down lasted approximately two hours, as both Squid and Romeikon captivatingly, but also humorously covered a wide variety of topics from social commentary to her favorite singles from her biological brother Popcaan.

More notably, Squid spoke about how much effort is placed into the preparations for the Forever album, her latest business venture Blink Lashes, Popcaan’s USA debut, Unruly Entertainment’s work ethic and global recognition of their brand.

Squid concluded the interview by inviting fans and well-wishers to her birthday celebration inside club Taboo on November 2 and 3rd at Kingston and Montego-Bay respectively.

She also urged fans to continue supporting the Forever album as she believes it’s Grammy imminent and to look out for his first annual trademark event UnrulyFest December 22nd.

Top highlights of the interview are available on BLZ’s IG Tv;





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Yaksta Releases 1st Track off Debut Album ‘22’

After announcing that he has recorded over 400 songs in preparation for the selection process for his debut album titled ‘22’, Yaksta released the first single today.

The single Alchemist, produced by Hapilos Records, features Yaksta’s signature style and showcases his undeniable talent as a musician. The lyrics to the song is profound and encouraging, leaving a positive long-lasting impression on listeners. 

‘Alchemist’, represents the protagonist of the story, Yaksta, using the elements of life to create wonders. He notes, “The song is about elevation, the things I’ve been through, and the things I’m now achieving in abundance”. Based on the success he managed to amass over the years, the ‘Bush -Lawd’ believes the chemistry within the studio and among his colleagues lead to him “creating wonders out of nothing”

When asked about the significance of releasing ‘Alchemist’ first from his 18-track album, Yaksta explained, “Initially, it wasn’t the single set for release, but the video was shot and completed first. Since it already aligns well with the direction of the album, we decided to run with it. Additionally, the message in the song, is one of growth and elevation, so being able to acknowledge my blessings is always a great start”.

He added in reference to his album, ‘22’, “We are all the protagonists of our story. This single, like many songs on the album, will surely make an impact on people who understand spirituality as it has a blend of gothic, modern reggae, and dancehall with a twist of trap”.

Yaksta rose to prominence with the single, ‘St. Mary’, which was released in May 2019. He is known for singles such as ‘Ambition’, ‘Hype & Brik’, ‘Asset’’ (Fowl Coop), and ‘Controversy’ to name a few. ‘22’ is his prelude album, which is set to be released on February 24, 2023 through distribution giants, Hapilos. “22 will be distributed and marketed by Hapilos. It will be made available on all major streaming platforms, so I look forward to the support of my fans worldwide. I am also looking at new markets and garnering new fans, based on the fusion of several genres on the album”, said Yaksta. 

The official album launch party is slated for Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at Mandela Park in Half Way Tree with live band performances from Beenie Man, Chronic Law, Monifia, and Yaksta himself. Everyone is invited to attend. 
For more information on Yaksta and his upcoming album, please visit www.yakstamusic.com

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Vyzadon & Wai Fuzion Warns ‘Dem Will Kill You’

Reggae/Dancehall recording artiste Vyzadon collaborated with Wai Fuzion on the single ‘Dem Will Kill You’ produced by Ireland Records. The song speaks about betrayal between those you trust the most.

The single is among several others on the ‘Glock Riddim’, including Chronic Law’s ‘Glock’, Fully Bad’s ‘God A The Man’, and Prazaro’s ‘Bredda’

Wai Fuzion, who recently released another collaboration with Ireland Records and Raine Seville, was connected to Vyzadon through his management team. He said, “2023 has so far been an active year for me.

This song is a warning to people to keep safe even in their immediate circles while still encouraging them to use the hate they are receiving to push them forward in life”.  

Ireland Records, owned by David Ireland, is known for producing singles such as ‘Tip Inna It’ by LaaLee, ‘Oh Jah’ by Jah Cure, and ‘Middle Day Crime’ by Chronic Law.“Dem Will Kill You is a very strong song, I know Vyzadon has a very good sound, but people need to see more of him. I believe that a great song is nothing without marketing, so it will be placed at the forefront of this project. The song is real and speaks to what is happening when it comes to conflict among people.

Both Wai Fuzion and Vyzadon made this song real and relatable for everyone to enjoy,” said David Ireland. 

Vyzadon, who had a busy 2022 with the release of his EP, ‘Champion’, shared, “Working with Ireland Records has taught me a lot about music. David was very thorough throughout the production process, and he ensured that we had the best quality from the music to the music video. As an artiste still making my way up, it is very rare to find people willing to put in this much work for you, so I show him the utmost respect”

‘Dem Will Kill You’ is out now on all major music platforms. Vyzadon can be found on Instagram @Vyzadon and Wai Fuzion @wai_fuzion_music

Stream Now: https://lnk.to/VyzadonWaiFuzionDemWillKillYou

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Sasique signs Exclusive International Licensing, EP, Album Deal with Major US Label

After a successful year in 2022, Sasique is just getting started. She recently signed a licensing deal with renowned Payday Records based in New York, and a publishing deal with Ultra International Music Publishing.

The deal will help to propel the already popular and successful hit single ‘Kute & Neat’ which grew to popularity on TikTok in August 2022 with over 1,000,000 people using the sound worldwide.

PayDay Records is known for being instrumental in launching the music career of hip-hop/rap superstar Jay-Z. The label distributes their music through Ultra Music in the United States and Sony in the United Kingdom. “When the song hit the 1st million views on TikTok, I received over 10 major international deals from companies worldwide. I chose to work with PayDay Records because of their track record for breaking artistes and their stellar work ethics”, said Sasique. 

In addition to the licensing and distribution deal, Sasique was able to secure an EP and Album deal through PayDay Records. She added, “Kute and Neat opened the door for me into several international markets, providing me with the opportunity to increase my global fanbase. With this arrangement, my manager and I can now actively work on new music knowing that my newly found fanbase is ready and waiting”

Sasique ended 2022 with her performance at STING but started the year with an appearance on the Eastern Extravaganza Stage Show and has re-released her 2021 single ‘Lend Him It’ produced by Rude Gyal Music. The single seeks to empower women to take control of their lives and their reproductive organs. “We are in an era where laws are being put in place to govern a woman’s body and, for some men, they believe that women are property. The song encourages women to take control of their own selves” shared Sasique.

‘Lend Him It’ is available now on all major music streaming platforms.

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Inpha Reblitive Talks Sting Debut, Grammy Feature and Major Collaborations

Describing his Sting debut as a career milestone, Dancehall  artiste Inpha Reblitive left patrons of the legendary Dancehall event impressed after completing his set.

The artiste who gained popularity from singles such as ‘Dial’ and ‘From The Pit To The Pulpit’ copped his Sting debut after the promoter,

 Laing, saw him performing on a show prior to Sting.

Speaking with Inpha, he shared that the opportunity has opened additional doors for him; “I was at a show called Trend Fest in Old Harbour when Laing saw my talent and decided to speak to the promoter about booking me for Sting. My management, Naviigator Entertainment, received the confirmation and I immediately began rehearsing. This was my first time working with a live band but it was a great first experience because the band members were encouraging and it was greatly appreciated, much respect to the Curfew Band. I am thankful for the opportunity because other promoters have been contacting my team since I performed”

The work does not slow down for the buzzing star as he kickstarts  2023 with the release of ‘Young Rich Gad’, a collaborative project with Reggae Selecta UK.

The single has since been garnering rave reviews.

With his career on a musical high, Inpha has disclosed that he has a forthcoming collaboration with Dancehall star Shane O titled ‘Alone’ for which his team at Naviigator Entertainment already shot an official video.

Alone will be released in the coming weeks.

Grammy Feature

In addition to his career-boosting Sting debut, Inpha Rebelitive is expressing gratitude to Dancehall heavyweight Tommy Lee for recognizing his talent and adding him to his ‘Transition’ Album which is currently being considered for a Grammy.

The artiste collaborated with Tommy Lee on his track ‘Spinnerz’ which serves as a crowd favourite from the Spartan King’s Album.

Additional singles to be released by Inpha includes his much anticipated collaboration with Gold Gad- a Naviigator-produced track, and his single ‘Roses and Wreath’.

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Givenchy Debuts Jamaican Musician Alkaline As The Face of Its Spring-Summer 2023 Global Campaign

Since the summer of 2022, reggae-dancehall music lovers, Caribbean Nationals, and descendants globally have become highly intrigued with Givenchy creative director Matthew M. Williams’s Haute Paris runway collection. The collection, which lends to the Jamaican artiste Alkaline enigmatic chic, not only served as the director’s muse but also the artiste’s music echoed as the models made their runway splash, literally.

Givenchy Debuts Jamaican Musician Alkaline As The Face of Its Spring-Summer 2023 Global Campaign
Alkaline – Creative Direction: Matthew M. Williams | Photographer: Matthew M. Williams Stylist: Dieter Grams | Talent: Alkaline @ New Era Productions


Alkaline, in partnership with Givenchy, is pleased to announce that the artiste will serve as the face of Matthew M. Williams’s first dedicated menswear collection in a global campaign. The Givenchy Spring-Summer 2023 men’s global advertising campaign will continue to explore the tension and contrast between Givenchy’s tailoring heritage and the urban aesthetic Matthew M. Williams has established for the House.

“There’s a deep connection between Givenchy and the actors, musicians, and athletes who wear its clothes, and I immediately felt that kind of connection with Alkaline: when something’s right, you can just feel it. He inspires me both as an artist and as a human being, so for this campaign, I wanted to keep the focus on who he is and the very natural, authentic way he wears clothing — which is exactly my intention as a designer,” states Givenchy Creative Director Matthew M. Williams.

This endeavor will see Alkaline becoming the first dancehall artiste to undertake such a campaign and the first for the fashion house.


Over the past few weeks, images curated and taken by Matthew M. Williams in New York City featuring the Jamaican music phenomenon, Alkaline began circulating on social media platforms. Today, Givenchy complimented the efforts by adding the artiste to its social media channels and a website feature on Givenchy.com.

“Firstly, shout out to Matthew and Givenchy. As a creative, you aspire to make music that inspires the audience on multiple levels to improve life for themselves and others. I believe that is what happened with Matthew and my music when creating these pieces,” Alkaline states.

Alkaline appears in hero pieces of the season that give the couture savoir-faire in the Givenchy atelier a modern expression. In one portrait, he seems in a camouflage-inspired jacket with delicate “ripped and repaired” hand finishing’s. In another, he wears a white leather jacket intricately embroidered with GIVENCHY lettering and emblems. In one image with his back to the camera, he is seen wearing the camouflage ensemble with the dynamic TK-MX sneakers, the latest addition to the cult TK-360 family, in silver and acid green. A full-length shot shows the recording artist in a sharply tailored black overcoat with relaxed trousers and two statement accessories: the vulcanized rubber Rain boots — a bold construction developed specifically for Givenchy —and the directional new Giv-Cut sunglasses.

Photography – and taking portraits of artists I’m inspired by – is something I have always loved to do,” Givenchy Creative Director Matthew M. Williams further adds.


With the announcement of such a historic partnership, Alkaline and his team will spend 2023 celebrating the artiste’s 10-year career and highlighting the artiste’s achievements. 2023 will see Alkaline’s team releasing new memorabilia, limited-edition collectibles, and new music with accompanying visuals.

The year-long celebration will see the team executing various partnerships and unveiling new products and promotions geared towards repositioning Alkaline as the dominant force in dancehall and his ascension as a global sensation.  As an independent artiste, Alkaline has amassed over 1 billion views on YouTube and millions of streams across various digital service providers annually.


New Era Production CEO Kereena Beckford will announce details surrounding the festival’s upcoming dates and locations in the coming weeks. Given the successes of the festival’s return to Kingston, Jamaica, in the summer of 2022, fans across major cities in the USA, Europe, and Africa will be treated to the same experience as Alkaline hits the road.

“Alkaline’s brand and New Rules Festival’s demand and successes are undeniable. As we celebrate Alkaline’s 10th anniversary in the industry, we will look at the fan base, which is expanding globally and bringing them a wholesome product and experience. Givenchy and Matthew William’s confidence and partnership speak to the artiste brand value, and we thank them immensely for such recognition,” states Kereena Beckford, Alkaline Manager.

Alkaline’s brand and New Rules Festival’s demand and successes are undeniable. As we celebrate Alkaline’s 10th anniversary in the industry, we will look at the fan base, which is expanding globally and bringing them a wholesome product and experience. Givenchy and Matthew William’s confidence and partnership speak to the artiste brand value, and we thank them immensely for such recognition,” states Kereena Beckford, Alkaline Manager.

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King Addies to Kick Off 40th Year at Guyana’s National Stadium Jan 7

Impulse Nation, New York, NY — King Addies and Bass Odyssey Co-Headline Flashback Party in Guyana’s National Stadium 1/7/23. Majah Hype to host. 

Fresh off the heels of their “Blessed” Pandora playlist debut (Dec 2022), King Addies gears up to kick off a year-long, commemorative series of digital activations and events in celebration of their 40th Anniversary.  First up, a seismic 1-night “FLASHBACK: Old Skool Reggae Dancehall Party”, alongside Jamaica’s Bass Odyssey at Guyana’s 20,000 capacity National Stadium on January 7, 2023.

To be hosted by one of the Caribbean’s funniest comedians, Majah Hype, when asked what Guyana reggae lovers can expect at the internationally buzzing event, King Addies’ top selector KingPin stated,  “I’m coming to nice it up for the Guyana massive again and set the pace for our 40th Anniversary year. That is it!”

Internationally revered as America’s #1 sound, King Addies has an ultra rich legacy of being at the heart of several of the most historic Reggae Dancehall and sound system culture events, and has quite a lot of blessings to celebrate.

In 2022, King Addies made several exciting appearances like Busta Rhymes private 50th birthday party; BBC1Xtra and Robbo Ranks Radio appearances while on their Fall UK tour; they headlined Miami’s iconic annual Dandy Shandy festival (2021 & 2022); they were featured in Estelle’s official Caribbean Heritage Month episode on Apple Music Hits; they also curated the official takeover of Pandora’s Dancehall Radio in celebration of Jamaica’s 60th Independence, and so much more.

Head of Pandora’s Caribbean and Reggae programming, Diego Herrera, chimed in on the iconic entertainment brand and stated, “King Addies is one of the most respected and longest lasting voices in Sound System culture…”

A champion known for being a legendary player in original “VERZUZ” culture (the international sound clash arena), in Fall 2021 America’s greatest ambassador of Jamaican sound system culture made history in the iconic first ever presentation of authentic sound clash at the Triller/Verzuz Iconz event held in Brooklyn’s biggest indoor arena, the Barclays Center. Real time streaming hit 5 million, in addition to the 10,000 patrons in the venue–the largest audience that sound clash culture has ever had in it’s nearly 70 year existence.

America’s champion sound currently holds the title in America’s Premiere League (2x reigning champ), and a title in Antigua’s King of All Kings Sound-clash (2x reigning champ), as well as several other definitive titles versus sounds from all over the world and is one of very few 80’s era sounds competing internationally in current times.

The Brooklyn, Kingston and Westmoreland based team of music producers and selectors also continues to bring people of all walks of life together on stages all over the world, as well as commercial record releases.  The music video for their summer 2022 banger “Antics”, by Marksman, continues to pick up steam worldwide, recently hitting 1 million YouTube streams, while the crew  continuously tours the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and the UK, as well as regions like Asia, South America and even Israel.

Established in Brooklyn NY in 1983, King Addies has a proven, 40-year niche of being an influential an integral springboard platform for emerging Jamaican talent, going all the way back to the 80’s era when mainstream radio around the world didn’t spin Reggae Dancehall.

Founding artist members include the late Nicodemus, Junior Demus and legendary icon Super Cat, the latter whom encouraged the group to grow their local pass-time into a movement and was there loading equipment into a car, with them, for their first official gig.

The King Addies’ legacy also includes the grassroots popularization (outside of Jamaica) of then emerging acts like Sean Paul, Bounty Killer, and Beenie Man as well a slew of who’s who artists whom went on to become international music legends.

Surely it takes a team, passion and resources to build a formidable movement such as King Addies. Father Eton, owner of King Addies, voice beamed with joy when asked how he feels about the iconic legacy that he spearheaded primarily from behind the scenes, when he stated, “Forty years…wow! When we first started Addies none of us ever imagined being 40 years in. We just woke up every day and did what we loved. I never knew it would grow to be respected and recognized all over the world—it’s both a surprise and a pleasure. The Guyana show will be historic!”

With official anniversary events announced so far in the Caribbean (Antigua and Trinidad), the heavy hitters will officially pause on taking clashing bookings throughout 2023 to tour the USA, South America, UK, Asia and European regions. King Addies is also slated to touched down and perform in both Australia and Africa for the very first time.

Andre Kellman, one half of the Georgetown [Guyana] based Golden Smile Family promotional team, shared his feelings about celebrating with King Addies at the beginning of their 40th year. He stated, “It is the most anticipated event in Guyana, and the buzz here on the ground is exciting!”

The event, which started as a local street party, is now in its 16th year. However, it will be its second staging in Guyana’s National Stadium, and now attracts well over 10K people every year both regionally and internationally.

Covid restrictions now finally lifted in Guyana, this is the first staging of Flashback since 2020. With Jamaica’s iconic Bass Odyssey co-headlining the event, the Guyana massive is sure to experience a special moment in international Reggae Dancehall entertainment, and a proper launch of King Addies 40th celebrations. Gates open 9pm.

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Watch: VyzaDon – Switch Up (Official Music Video)

Vyzadon Releases a new official music video.

The video is titled “Switch Up” and was produced by Talk Of The Town Music / Bad Hasai Muzyk

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Shifta’s New Single, ‘Sex You Up’ Turns Heads

Gearing up to release a stellar album featuring collaborations with Konshens, Jah Cure, Cecile, and international rapper Too Short, recording artiste Shifta has released the 1st single off the project.

The song called ‘Sex You Up’ samples Color Me Badd’s single ‘I Wanna Sex You Up’ and has been turning heads with its sultry, smooth flow. 

Shifta has always been a big fan of R&B music, inspired by the likes of Babyface, Boyz 2 Men, and Luther Vandross. “This single is a sample of one of my favourite R&B throwbacks. The female voice on this track is Che’nelle, who worked on another single called ‘Do You Wanna’ with me. That song went number 1 on the iTunes reggae charts back in 2015 and our collective EP ‘You and I’ in that same year debuted on the Billboard Charts. It was a no-brainer to get her on this track”
said Shifta. 

‘Sex You Up’ is one of the 7-tracks that will be featured on Shifta’s debut album. “The album is yet to be named but will be released in the month of love, February 2023. Before its release, I will be dropping ‘Body Dey’ with Konshens. The songs on this album cater to all fans but I know the ladies will be treated extra special”, added Shifta. 

The Miami-based dancehall artiste reigns from Barbican in Kingston, Jamaica. He is known for singles such as ‘Diki Diki’ featuring King Goyi, ‘It’s Going Down Tonight’ featuring international recording artiste Pleasure P, and ‘Do You Wanna’ featuring Che’nelle, to name a few. He has received support for his music on MTV, ABC Local 10, and several major local platforms in Jamaica. 

Shifta is set to visit Jamaica in January to begin promotions for his album. 

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Sophia Dias’ ‘Bullet-Proof’ Advocates for Domestic Violence Victims

Chicago-based recording artiste Sophia Dias has released her debut album ‘Bullet-Proof’ just in time for the festive season. The 7-track album seeks to entertain and empower women as a part of the artiste’s advocacy of domestic violence.

Singles on the album include ‘Bullet Proof’; ‘Unfuckwittables’; ‘Ghetto Arms’; ‘Sara Room 3010’; ‘Stronger Than Before’; ‘Unplugged’; and ‘Why’

Sophia Dias has been open about her past abusive marriage which left her stranded in a foreign country with no resources. As time progressed, she was able to find solace and used music as therapy. “This album, as it is called, Bullet-Proof, shows that I can withstand great adversity and not be phased. So, the songs on the album motivate, inspire, and are overall amazing to listen to”, said Sophia. 

‘Bullet-Proof’ was self-produced along with renowned Jamaican producer Clive Hunt. She added, “I also worked with Shane Brown to make this possible and I recorded the entire album at Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston because of my admiration of the legendary Bob Marley”. Sophia Dias, who was born in England, frequently listened to the Reggae Icon while in boarding school; it was her interest in his craft that lead her to frequent Jamaica enough to call the island her “second home”

In addition to her venturing into music, Sophia is also a philanthropist, fashion designer, chef, and author. She designed sunglasses and clothes and sold them with part proceeds, aiding the ‘Madonna House’ in Chicago. “I will always give back, especially to domestic violence survivors. Therefore, I push so hard to build my brands and to create awareness,” said Sophia. 

Now on the promotional trail with the intention of visiting Jamaica again in early January, Sophia Dias aims to create timeless music with a memorable impact. ‘Bullet-Proof’ is out now on all major music streaming platforms. 

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Alkaline ‘The Ripple EFFX’ EP Dominates Charts Ahead of Release. 

 “Reggae-dancehall artiste Alkaline 6-track EP dominates streaming charts globally ahead of its release, positioning the project a huge debut on several charts.” 

Miami, Florida (SHUZZR) – After announcing his upcoming EP titled The Ripple EFFX, Alkaline already sees tremendous initial global success across several streaming platforms. 

Just days before its official release, fans actively ensure the artiste’s dominance on the charts through presale purchases, positioning the act to either tie or surpass his prior records. The Ripple EFFX EP, currently available for preorder on all digital service platforms, has peaked at #1 on Amazon International Releases charts and #10 on iTunes all-genres pre-order charts in the U.S. 

With the momentum growing, the project currently sits at #1 on Amazon Best Sellers in Reggae and #19 on Amazon Hot New Releases in Albums. No stranger to topping the charts, Alkaline reigned at the top of the streaming charts for several years, coupled with the current trend, places his upcoming release off to an impressive debut. 

“The Fans are at the core of everything we do, and we are grateful for their continuous support. We have so much more in store, and everything will be revealed in time,” states Kereena Beckford, Alkaline’s Manager. 

Released visuals for the Alkaline single “Profile,” paired with the EP announcement, have amassed approximately half a million views and steadily rising. Alkaline YouTube subscribers have surpassed 2 million, demonstrating and cementing his dominance in the genre. 

With impressive streaming numbers under his belt, the artiste is one of the few, if not the only, to move substantial pure sales in a genre and industry where streaming is at the forefront. The project, set for release on December 9th, 2022, just hours before his appearance at Grammy-nominated artiste’s Mavado birthday celebration, is a concert expected to be filled with epic performances. 

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Rvssian and Skeng ‘Switch’ Things Up

Renown music producer and recording artiste Rvssian collaborated with Skeng on his new single ‘Switch’. Under his Head Concussion Records Label, the single marketed and distributed by Hapilos was released on December 2, 2022, on all major digital music streaming platforms. ‘Switch’, since its release, has received tremendous feedback from fans worldwide, showing the extensive reach of both artistes’ fan bases. 

Rvssian, who has released ‘23’ and ‘Cheese’ both with Skeng, said his fans have been asking him for new music daily. The ‘Switch’ artiste shared that he conceptualized the song while in the studio and sent it to Skeng, who immediately jumped on the track.

The two have worked together numerous times and have built a solid business relationship. 

Tarik ‘Rvssian’ Johnston rose to popularity back in 2010 with the release of Vybz Kartel’s ‘Life Sweet’ followed by his popular collaborations with Kartel on ‘Straight Jeans and Fitted’ and ‘Look Pon We’.

He has since made a name for himself, with several of his productions going certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He also worked with international artistes such as Cardi B, French Montana, Farruko, and other well-known artists in the Latin and Hip-Hop/Rap Market.

Known for his versatility and ear for good music, Rvssian is eager to release more great content and work with fast emerging talents, as he is adamant that “dancehall needs it”.

He urges producers to work with new acts to “experience new styles and flows”

‘Switch’ is out now and available on all major streaming platforms.

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