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Vision Debuts "We Jammin" Video on MTV.com

Riding the musical wave of his latest "We Jammin" single success. Reggae Star Vision proudly takes his places amongst some of the biggest names in music by debuting "We Jammin" video on MTV.com.

The video shot on location in Florida and Jamaica was directed by Arturo Lorde and Dubloise."We Jammin" delivers a nostalgic air of authentic reggae vibe aimed to evoke happy and memorable feelings to it's listeners. In a recent statement to the media, Vision stated "We Jammin is a song that reflects the most memorable and happy times of my life in Jamaica.

Jammin means to kick back and relax, instead of saying Chillin or vibing, in Jamaica we just say Jam short for Jammin. The song tells you a lot about who I am and where I'm from. Living in America isn't a bed of roses for most Jamaicans.  

Leaving our families behind and starting all over has its obstacles. So to past the time we jam reminisce on the good times back home in Jamaica. Thats what the song is about, its about we Jamaicans, even we immigrant. 

We all like Jammin in our own way." Produced by Jon "fx" Crawford and Dubloise for Keynote Records "We Jammin" is available on itunes. Vision continues his music mission on October 25th, 2014 at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida alongside Morgan Heritage, Jemere Morgan and New Kingston Band. 

"It's a joy to see the reception from the people as we bring the message of the music across the world." stated a humble Vision.
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Mavado Retains Destine Media as Publicist

Known to the world as Mavado or "The Gully God", the singer behind the eerie wails of "Anywayyy!" and "Gangsta for life!" has dominated the airwaves and continues to enhance his career while making major moves. Born David Constantine Brooks in the micro-ghetto community "Cassava Piece" within Kingston, Jamaica, Mavado has been labeled "Best Reggae Artist" by Rolling Stones magazine and today has retained Destine Media as his publicist.

With a career which extends over 10 years, Mavado is known as one of the most sought after dancehall artist to jump on hip hop records. In 2007, he delivered hypnotizing hooks and witty verses for Uncle Murda's "Informer," Wyclef Jean's "Welcome To The East" and Foxy Brown's "We Are On Fire" off her Brooklyn's Don Diva album. The following year, icon Jay-Z blessed a verse on the remix of Mavado's popular "On The Rock". Lil Kim featured Mavado on her hot song "Caribbean Connection," and 50 Cent's G-Unit selected Mavado as the only guest feature on their latest album Terminate on Sight.  

Mavados' ability to voice his experiences and capture the imagination of Jamaican youth every step of the way caught the ears and eyes of a new and broader fan base. He knew exactly how to make his emotional appeal universal. This ability is what captured the attention of music mogul DJ Khaled in 2011, when he signed Mavado to We the Best Music, which later signed a partnership with label Cash Money Records and is now an imprint of the YMCMB (Young Money Cash Money Billionaire) family and distributed by Republic Records. 

The success of Mavado's career have not escaped controversial attention, yet he and his team have always found a way to stay focus and rise to the top. His most recent project with rapper and icon LLCool J title "The Hustler" proves the ability of the dancehall superstar to transcend his authentic signature dancehall hooks to a hip hop audience and complement a hip hop track once again. With over 5 million views in two weeks, on the popular urban website www.worldstarhiphop.com Mavado is very pleased with the success of the single and video. "Proud of the response we are getting from the fans for the single "The Hustler". Big up to LL Cool J and to all who continue to support the track, Gully Side and We the Best. 

This single signifies the day to day struggle and hustle of single moms, the young girl trying to pay her way through school, the youth on the corner who only know one way to help his mother pay the rent. Its for everyone who work hard day to day a try mek ends meet and maintain"says Mavado. Over the past week Mavado and his team has embarked on another venture and that is retaining a publicist for Mavado. "In our day to day tasks, so much is going on in the career of Mavado, which we realize the people are not aware of. 

Also I realize that I alone and my team cant do it all, so we hired Destine Media as Mavado official publicist and we look forward to great things. So all interviews and press related things concerning Mavado will be directed to Destine Media"says Mavado. "We are pleased to have Dancehall superstar Mavado as our client. Mavado is a great contribution to dancehall and his career has help to put dancehall on a platform which keeps the world and the younger generation in tuned too. 

We at Destine Media look forward to bridging that gap between Mavados' enormous dancehall career and amazing hip hop/mainstream success" says CEO of Destine Media Ronnie Tomlinson. Mavado recently shot the video for his single "My Own" produced by ZJ Liquid and "Paypa" produced by Armz House Records. The video is set to release in a few weeks.
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Assassin aka Agent Sasco Remixes #1 Billboard Topping Song, “Rude” by Magic!

Assassin aka Agent Sasco alongside producer Dom Da Bomb has released a remix for the #1 Billboard topping song, “Rude” by Magic!

The popular tune, now outfitted with the fine vocal distinction of Assassin, emphasizes the protective nature a father has for his little girl.

Agent Sasco directs his lyrics toward the suitor of his daughter, “well 1st of all you need to check your attitude. I’m not one of your boys, you can’t address me as no dude.”

Agent Sasco goes on, “this is my little girl my princess and my baby”, and “gonna take a lot more than a cheap suit to persuade me”.
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Denzil Porter Wins The Source Magazine's Unsigned Hype Contest

Aspiring Hip Hop artiste Denzil Porter made a huge leap into the spotlight when he captured the top prize at the first staging of Source Magazine’s Unsigned Hype contest in New York City last Saturday. The Bronx born rapper who is of Jamaican parentage battled against 29 other contestants who came from all over the US, to walk away with the top prize. “I was surprised that I ended up in first place, the whole thing was surreal.

I didn’t really picture myself beating these other artistes. I was up against people like Kriss Kkassanova, Euroleague and Narubi Selah, in my eyes these artistes are very big on the Hip Hop underground circuit. It was a really competitive field. I’m just happy I came out on top.” The Rapper who calls Negril home when he’s in Jamaica will soon join the company of illustrious hip hop names such as Notorious B.I.G, the Wu Tang Clan and Eminem who were all featured in the Unsigned Hype section of Source Magazine when they just started out.  

Denzil Porter will be featured in the Unsigned Hype section of the Man of the Year/Rookie of the Year edition of the magazine which will be published in December. The Unsigned Hype feature is published each month in the magazine which has been a significant part of the Hip Hop community for more than 20 years. Capturing the top spot in the contest also earned Porter a spot on the lineup of the Source 360 concert that was held at the famous Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the same evening he won the contest. 

The event which was attended by over 15000 thousand patrons featured headline acts the Wu Tang Clan along with Lil’ Kim, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Curren$y and Dom Kennedy. “Performing at the Barclays center felt natural to me, I wasn’t even nervous, it felt like I was fulfilling a part of my destiny. After that performance I felt like this is what I’m supposed to be doing. So there’s no turning back for me now as an artiste. 

This is a dream come true,” said Porter. Denzil Porter is also celebrating another big achievement as his song titled Rock Paper Scissors is featured in the recently released motion picture called Kid Cannabis. The song was originally released in 2012 on his mix tape project called Porter’s Pot.
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'My Journey Is Definitely Taking Me On A Journey,’ Says I-Octane

With the release of his sophomore album, My Journey, singjay, I-Octane effectively silenced the naysayers who felt that his repertoire was “too dancehall”. Infusing more reggae beats into this album has paid off handsomely, ensuring that the artiste’s demand has skyrocketed as his global fan base keeps growing.

The versatile I-Octane jokes that his weekends now start on Thursdays and end on Tuesdays, but he’s certainly not complaining. This reggae ambassador says his main aim is to “keep things balanced and never ignore my home fans”. And perhaps that’s why he is never far away from the local scene.

This weekend he will be off to Rochester USA, for a show on Friday, but his itinerary sees him returning to Jamaica on Saturday to do Margaritaville in St Ann and then perform in Kingston at the Bike Fest at the National Stadium on Sunday,September 28th.
  
“My Journey is definitely taking me on a journey,” declared the singer who was the featured act at the Behind The Screens series at Usain Bolt Tracks and Records(UBTR) on Tuesday September 23rd. Interestingly, I-Octane aka The Closer had returned to the island from the US that same Tuesday, having performed at a show in Boston on Saturday, followed by a concert in South Carolina on Monday night. But his energy level was so high, that no-one at UBTR could tell that he had stepped off a plane hours before, after a long performance the previous night. 

Delivering the best of his dancehall and reggae selections, Octane kept the near-capacity audience on their toes and he even had a special treat for them when he called on stage – via his Digicel phone – his special guest, Vanessa Bling. The “Hot Ras”, as she styled him, was in a mood to be entertained, and after they performed Can’t Do It, their hit collaboration which the fans inside UBTR couldn’t seem to get enough of, he allowed Vanessa Bling to do her thing, which she did very well. Or, it would perhaps be more accurate to say, “which they did very well”, because the chemistry between them, even while she was doing her solo pieces, was palpable. 

“It was just the vibes. Some of it was rehearsed, some wasn’t. But it all went over well, and, most importantly, the audience loved it,” said the Study You Friend singer, who had also given talented young act,Bryka, a moment to shine.In closing, I-Octane stated, “I think that Vanessa Bling is a great artiste and I have maximum respect for her management. It’s a good look when the female artistes get the props that they so deserve.”
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Destine Media to Represent Their FIRST Female Artist 'TOIAN'

Ever so often, there comes something new and ground breaking that can bring entire masses to their feet. Now, in 2014, a significant emergence has occurred. Meet Jamaican Recording Artist, Toian born on September 21, 1991. The female singer, songwriter, growing up in Montego Bay, Jamaica has unquestionably tailored the development of her unique style and sound.

Toian musical style fuses the reggae, pop and r&b genres and is gaining interest across the globe. With a wealth of encouragement Toian spawned an unbreakable confidence in her music, which led to a decision and a journey, fated to be unforgettable. In January 2010, Toian began working in the studio with Sean Alaric of Class One Music Co., which has been her base production team.

At the time it was never expected that the 18 year old song-bird, would in such quick succession, grow to become one of Jamaica's most promising female vocal artists. Much to the excitement of her hefty band of fans, her single, "All Night Party", was premiered on ZJ liquid's popular radio show, Fresh to Death, which had radio stations, ipods, cd players buzzing worldwide.  

In July 2010, Toian teamed up with dancehall reggae star Konshens, who immediately agreed to a collaboration upon hearing a demo of "All Night Party". The collaboration quickly made its way to #2 on NYC WBLK Radio Top 10 Charts, which later led to Toian being selected as the 2011 International Artist of the year on the Unsigned Hype Program in New York. Her quick success sparked the interest of a number of major industry executives and in May 2011, under the guidance of Multi Platinum producer, Don Corleon, she recorded her third single "You'll Be Mine", which became a viral sensation, receiving over a million views on the internet. Fast forward to 2013, Toian collaborated with popular reggae artist Protoje on another Don Corleon production titled "Shot By Love", which has received over a million views on YouTube and is definitely a favorite among reggae lovers. 

Toian would not stop there as she teamed up with producer Sean Alaric to produce the single titled "Rude Boys". "Rude Boys" has aired on the international network MTV and is being showcased internationally as one of the singles to transcend Toian to an international level. Founder and CEO of Destine Media, Ronnie Tomlinson is pleased to represent their first female artist at Destine Media. "Destine Media has been operating for the past four years and we have been blessed to have the opportunity to work with so many talented entertainers, yet, we have never signed on to represent a female as their full time publicist. 

We have worked with many female artist on specific projects, but today we are proud to announce that we are the publicist for recording artist Toian. When we first heard Toian we knew she was the one we wanted to represent, her style, her image, her voice is refreshing and we know the world will love her". says Ronnie Tomlinson. Currently promoting her single 'Rude Boys' and 'Ice Queen' featuring Vybz Kartel , Toain is working hard and ready to take the world by storm. "Teaming up with Destine Media to handle the PR side of my career was a strategic move and one my team and I saw we needed at this stage in my career. I look forward to working with Destine as we embark on a new phase of my career" says Toian.
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Konshens Hit The Cover Of Island Stage Magazine

As an artist one hopes to make musical impact in music that will be heard around the world, stand the test of time, and such is Konshens path.

Island Stage magazine recently had the pleasure of an in depth interview with the coy and reserved dancehall and reggae star Konshens. The artist opened up and spoke of his beginning, first time touring, fatherhood, soccer, the state of reggae and much more.

Island Stage Magazine "Where the Islands Come to Play" is a digital publication featuring World Music with heavy focus on Reggae, Rising Stars, Art, Travel, Culture, and of course, the veterans of the Music.

Konshens is steadily rising in the international mainstream category with a year marked with an appearance on American mainstream television, worldwide touring, records views of his various videos such as the more recent feature of his video "Music" on MTVIggy.  

Throughout this in depth interview Konshens revealed a side of him not many may have known. Interviewer and writer Maliika Walker asked the questions not many have ventured to ask and Konshens did not hold back. Konshens spoke about being a ghost writer, his first studio experience at the late great Sugar Minott studio and the fact that he is a huge Beres Hammond fan. One of the roles, which Garfield 'Konshens' Spence holds very dear to his heart is fatherhood, which he states changed his perception and his choice words in his music. 

Here is an excerpt: "Well the child really forces you to look at the world from a different angle in the sense that the hunger drive and the responsibility is something that pops up right in front of your face. You can't look past it, you can't look over it, but having a girl directly changes, well let me not speak generally, directly changed the way I look at women and how I deal with women and the things I say to woman. It changed everything and I'm like a counselor now. So I think my daughter has softened me up a little bit. Give thanks." The Dancehall star also reflects on the recent re-surgence of reggae and the movement so many now known as 'reggae revival' movement. 

He looks at is as artists putting out good music but most importantly getting the support from each other. Konshens expressed his feelings about the Jamaican music industry and lack of artist development and constant criticism the youths receive in reggae and dancehall as oppose to support and direction from Jamaica. With so many projects in the works such as an upcoming single titled "Physically Fit" produced by acclaimed producer Russian, dancehall and reggae superstar Konshens remains firmly grounded "I am going to pay more attention to the balance of Konshens as a good artist."
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