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Shaggy’s ‘Intoxication’

A “Perfect Balance Of Slick and Streetwise”
Shaggy performs alongside R&B Queen Patti Labelle at  the 2007 World
Music Awards

20-times platinum dancehall superstar Shaggy’s new album Intoxication,
out Nov. 13th, 2007 on Big Yard/VP Records, has been getting raves from
critics.  Here’s what we’ve been hearing:

“Shaggy uses ‘Intoxication’ to once again show that while he and his
crew can crank out solid pop, they can match it with cuts that genuinely
rock the dancehall.”
-Wes Orshoski, Billboard

“A sharp musical intelligence that merges catchy choruses with deep,
fluid growls landing like smart bombs over irresistible beats.”
-Elena Oumano, Village Voice

“Shaggy is more discerning than ever…with ‘Intoxication,’ Shaggy has
once again found that perfect balance of slick and streetwise, and added
career-defining single number three as the cherry on top.”
-David Jeffries, All Music Guide (4-stars)

“With his tricky, rhythmic flow and sly rhymes carrying the
show…Shaggy delivers with consistency.”
-Ken Capobianco, Boston Globe

“It’s the breezy reggae numbers where the Jamaican-born Shaggy excels.”
-Lauren Carter, Boston Herald

“Another playful mutant disc of dancehall reggae and pop.”
-Dan Aquilante, New York Post

(Source: Shore Fire Media)

Watch Shaggy on the CW11 Morning News Show and Bloomberg’s TV talk show,
Late Night Talk with Mike Schneider, tomorrow November 21st, 2007.  He
recently appeared as a guest on The Tavis Smiley Show on November 14th.
Due to the writer’s strike, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late,
Late Show with Craig Ferguson will be rescheduled.

I-Wayne’s Brand New Album “Book Of Life”

CoastS to the Top Of the Reggae Billboard Charts

I Wayne’s first week sales from his sophmore album Book Of Life (Nov. 6)
walked him straight to the top of the Billboard charts at the #4  spot
in the Reggae category.  The mystique roots and culture sound of I-Wayne
has been intrguing the general populus since his firely single “Can’t
Satifsy Her (2005),” took over the mainstream airwaves.  Now he returns
with his eagerly awaited release Book Of Life.

I-Wayne polishes his enchanting smooth sound over airy instrumentals
with simplistic yet profound lyrics that remind listeners of an
essential truth-that life is a gift for which we can be grateful. The
title track, which is the CD’s first single, provides an overview of the
set, expressing everything I Wayne has learned in his 28 years of life
and his desire to share his experience-a glowing example of the personal
rendered universal.  He also covers domestic violence in “Jealousy and
Abuse” (featuring the great Lady G); male and female intimacy in “Need
Her in I Arms”; and worldwide divisions and anarchy in “Politics and
Religion.” Following his philosophy throughout The Book of Life, I-
Wayne advises to “just appreciate life as it is and praise it.”  “We
need to care for life more.  We can’t have too much love for material
because then we disregard life.  I’m not here to force anyone but to
share some of life’s knowledge–just being ‘naturous’.”

MAVADO JOINS FORCES WITH HIP HOP’S BIGGEST NAMES
Since the most in-demand dancehall artist dropped his debut album
Gangster For Life this summer, Mavado has brilliantly shined as the next
star of his genre.  Now the garrison’s top deejay is crossing over to
the hip-hop realm and teaming up with major players in the game.  Last
night at DJ Khaled’s Birthday Bash in Miami’s South Beach, Mavado
appeared alongside Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Fat Joe, Young Jeezy, Birdman,
Rick Ross, Trick Daddy and Plies.  He has also been in the studio
recording for the renowned hip hop Producer/DJ Khaled’s upcoming album.
Mavado has also collaborated with rap artist Uncle Murda on “Informer
<
http://www.hhpulse.com/news/12/ARTICLE/327/2007-08-20.html> ,” Wyclef
Jean on “Welcome To The East,”
<
http://www.hiphop-magazine.com/media1.php?subaction=showfull&id=1195054
353&archive=&start_from=&ucat=13&>  and Foxy Brown on her brand new
single “We Are On Fire <
http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=15195> ,” which
is currently Ms. Jones Morning Show’s “Pick Of The Week” on New York’s
#1 Radio Station Hot 97.  

In Other Mavado News:

*         In early December, Mavado returns to Jamaica to shoot the
music video for “Last Night,” his next single off his
critically-acclaimed album Gangster For Life.

*         He will also record new tracks for the highly anticipated
Alliance album, set to be released in late 2008 by VP Records

*         He continues to take time out for his new charity Connect
Jamaica, which donates computers to underprivileged schools across
Jamaica.

THE STRICTLY THE BEST SERIES 37 & 38

fEaturing Dancehall’s and Reggae’s Finest

IS IN StORES Today!

Strictly The Best 37 and 38 hits stores today. The long running STB
series provides the hottest catalog of dancehall/reggae music for the
winter season. Whether it’s currently on the top the Jamaican charts, a
huge underground seller on the streets or the massive club jam sweeping
the dancehalls,  the award winning compilation has become a highly
anticipated release whose popularity has increased leaps and bounds year
after year.  

The annual series is divided into a 2 separately sold discs, providing
cutting-edge dancehall hits on Volume 37 and the latest tunes in Roots
and Lovers Rock on Volume 38. This year the STB 37 series will feature
the #1 hit “Whine Up” by Kat Deluna ft. Elephant Man,  “Mamacita”  by
Collie Buddz,  “Pick It Up & Drop It” by Sean Paul ,  “Back It Up” by
Beenie Man, “We Love The Girls” by Assassin,  “Empire Army” by Vybz
Kartel  and many more. STB 38 series features “She’s Royal” by Tarrus
Riley, “Roots” by Etana, “Cottage in Negril” by Duane Stephenson and
“Below The Waist” by Queen Ifrika.  Full track listing is available upon
request.

WAYNE WONDER’S LATEST ALBUM ‘FOREVA’

STAYS ON TOP OF THE NEW YORK AND SOUTH FLORIDA REGGAE CHARTS

This week, Wayne Wonder’s album Foreva remains at the #1 spot on South
Florida’s Reggae Charts and #2 spot on New York’s Reggae Charts.
Performing and recording for over 15 years, Wayne Wonder is synonymous
with worldwide dancehall reggae chart-toppers and mega hits.

Foreva features the hit tune “Again” and includes the sexy new single
“For My Love” featuring Trina.  Wayne Wonder is world renowned for his
buttery vocals, driving beats and impossibly catchy hooks. It’s
guaranteed to be heard blasting out of car windows, dominating the
airwaves and pulsating through nightclubs all over the globe.  Foreva is
the follow up to 2003’s smash success ‘No Holding Back’ (Atlantic
Records) which garnered worldwide acclaim with a peak position at #29 on
the Billboard Top 200, a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album, and
the now famous solo television performance splitting the bill with Sean
Paul on ‘Saturday Night Live’.

This Week’s Shows:  
November 21st, 2007-       ASSASSIN
<
http://www.myspace.com/assassinagent006>  in Atlanta, GA at Legacy Nite
Club

November 21, 2007-         MAVADO <http://www.myspace.com/realmavado> ,
BOUNTY KILLER, MUNGA in Queens, NY at Club Amazura

November 24th, 2007-       WAYNE WONDER
<
http://www.myspace.com/waynewonder4life>  in Washington D.C. at Club
H2O

Winter 2008 ALBUM Releases:

January 8th –             Buju Banton -Inna Heights 10th Anniversary
Edition  

In the 10 years since its release, Inna Heights has helped establish
Buju Banton as the leading reggae star of his generation and cemented
his moniker as the “Voice of Jamaica.” The deluxe CD Package includes
fully re-mastered audio of the original album plus 3 bonus tracks from
the period. The DVD includes previously unreleased footage of his 40
minute live performance from Sumfest 1996, the music video for “Destiny”
and rare bonus footage.  

Jan. 28th  D’Soca Zone 8th Fete

Jan. 28th   Elephant Man-Let’s Get Physical (Caribbean Only)

Feb.  Luciano -Jah Is My Navigator

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