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Sat, 18th Dec 2010


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HOLLYWOOD, California (Dec 14, 2010) - The Hollywood premiere for the feature film ³Out The Gate² is officially announced for January 13th, 2011 at the Royal Theatre in Los Angeles.  The stars of the film are scheduled to attend the red carpet event. Limited seats will be available to the public. Special
Q & A session with cast and directors will follow the screening.

The urban action/drama stars Paul Campbell (Shottas, First Sunday, Dancehall Queen), Oliver Samuels (Oliver at Large, The Mighty Quinn), Shelli Boone (Holla), and reggae dancehall artist Everton E-Dee Dennis. Directed by The Village Brothers, a directing duo that consists of R. Steven Johnson and
Qmillion in their first joint effort.

The motion picture tells the story of Everton, (Everton Dennis) who after a turn of unfortunate events, leaves his home of Jamaica to try and make it in the music business in America. Struggles and perseverance lead to love and success, but it is all threatened when the Don of LA (Paul Campbell) wants
his dues. The urban action/drama is also booked for showings at Laemmle¹s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on January Friday 14th, and Saturday 15th.

The independently financed film was produced by Far I Films under a SAG Indie agreement, and was shot on location in Clarendon, Jamaica and Los Angeles. Exclusive engagements are currently being planned for Jamaica, New York, Toronto, Miami and London.

The energetic reggae and hip-hop soundtrack to the musically driven picture features new and previously recorded music from artists the likes of Beenie Man, Jadakiss, Turbulence, Styles P, Mr Lexx, and more. Qmillion, who has contributed music to many studio pictures including Center Stage 2, The
Sweetest Thing, White Men Cant Jump, and The Five Heartbeats, composed the film¹s score.

The films trailer, show times, and more info are available at

Tue, 7th Dec 2010


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Earlier this year, CG Records collective put together a series of concert across the globe in promotion of the Mad Kick Rhythm Driven Album which features artists such as Beenie Man, Ding Dong, Voicemail, Macka Diamond, Lady Saw, Rich Kid, T.O.K and many others. The stage is set as the show hit’s home to Reggae Music on Friday, December 10, 2010, in Skate Land, Linstead, St. Catharine, Jamaica. 

Due to schedule conflicts, not all the artists featured on the Mad Kick Rhythm will be able to be on the bill. However, the entertainers line up is as fallows  ; Beenie Man, TOK, Ding Dong, Macka Diamond, Voice Mail, Ghost, Rich Kid, Blacker, Donna Makeda, Lady Shelly, Shaka Pow, Big G, Chatta, Villa Dutch, Mz Miniray, Diamond & Tugie T, Black Silk, Chaps Hi-Tech, Nite Star and Digital Chris of Irie FM which is a proud sponsor .

The even doors will be open at 7pm, the show does not get going until 10pm. Advance tickets are available at several locations throughout Jamaica. Anyone wanting to find out where to purchase advance tickets can call the following info lines (876) 886-9676, (876) 478-0200 or (876) 356-3293

The Mad Kick Rhythm releases is currently on heavy rotation on all major radio stations in Jamaica as well as stations in some European and Asian countries. An official release date for the Mad Kick Rhythm Driven Album has not yet been given.

Sun, 24th Oct 2010


Gyptian shows off his MOBO Award for 'Best Reggae Artist' to media

backstage at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Tuesday, October 20, 2010. 

(Photo credit: Serena "Gallagher" Boyd)

(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK) - VP Records recording artistGyptian received his trophy for the 2010 MOBO Award live during the ceremony at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England on Tuesday, October 20, 2010. Awarded the 'Best Reggae Artist of the Year,' Gyptian took the stage to accept his prestigious statue infront of a packed house and millions viewing around the world.

"It's an overwhelming feeling winning my first international award," reveals an elated Gyptian. "Give thanks to VP Records, miles ahead in reggae, give thanks to my fans, my management and everyone who has been supporting me on this incredible journey."

Gyptian's singles "Hold You" and "Nah Let Go" and the respective videos have been receiving steady airplay across the UK ever since the release of his album, Hold You, from VP Records in July 2010. He is currently touring Europe and took a quick break to attend theMOBO Awards, which was televised live on BBC 3. Gyptian now resumes his tour across Europe and will also join Mary J. Blige for her UK tour, opening for her London and Birmingham shows in November.

Gyptian now heads to the Soul Train Awards on November 10 in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is nominated for "Best Reggae Artist" and will also be a featured performer during the show, airing on BETand CENTRIC on November 28 at 9pm.

The Music of Black Origin or MOBO Awards are held annually in the U.K. and is the first awards show in Europe to honor urban music. It attracts the largest primetime multicultural audience and reaches over 250 million people, worldwide. Gyptian shared the nomination with fellow VP Records artist, Gappy Ranks

Mon, 18th Oct 2010

GYPTIAN NOMINATED FOR SOUL TRAIN AWARD VP Records Artist to Perform Live at Soul Train Awards, Airing on CENTRIC and BET on Sunday, November 28, 2010


(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK)  - VP Records recording artist Gyptian continues to rack up nominations this awards' season with his nomination for'Best Reggae Artist' at this year's Soul Train Awards. The reggae singer will also be performing live at the awards ceremony, taking place on Wednesday, November 10 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. Hosted by Oscar-nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, the Soul Train Awards will premiere on both CENTRIC and BET onSunday, November 28 at 9pm.

Gyptian joins a hotlist of the top entertainers in music today at CENTRIC's second undertaking of the annual awards, including Alicia Keys and Usher who both lead the pack with four nominations, Drake with three nods, and MonicaNicki MinajJanelle MonaeErykah Badu and Sade with two each. Also joining Gyptian on stage for live performances are Ne-YoRick RossKeyshia ColeR. KellyBaduCee-Lo and more, proving to be an exciting night for music and for reggae's reigning star.

Gyptian currently has two songs in rotation on radio with his breakout hit "Hold You" and his new smash "Nah Let Go," both singles from his current album, Hold You, released from VP Records in July 2010. With a solid foundation and fan base, the versatile entertainer now sees his international acclaim grow, and has already seen collaborations with the likes of Nicki MinajBusta Rhymes and Mary J. Bligeand will be joining Blige for her UK tour on November 2-3 in England.

This is the second major award nomination for Gyptian, as he's also nominated for the 2010 MOBO Award in the UK, also for 'Best Reggae Artist.' He will be attending the MOBO Awards on Wednesday, October 20 in Liverpool, England.

For more information on Gyptian, visit his artist profile at www.vprecords.com/gyptian. Please direct all press inquiries to the VP Records Publicity Department - Rhona Fox at 718-425-1151 or rhona.fox@vprecords.com

Wed, 6th Oct 2010


Reggae Star Added to Blige's UK Tour

(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK)  - Reggae star Gyptian continues to sizzle this year as he now joins forces with the iconic Mary J. Blige. Gyptian will be breaking from his tour schedule to join the R&B queen on the England leg of her UK tour. He takes the stage on November 2 at The O2 Arena in London, the same venue Michael Jackson was slated to headline for his infamous 'This Is It' concert. Gyptian then heads with Blige to the LG Arena in Birminghamon November 3, before resuming his own tour. Gyptian has been touring consistently since releasing his current album Hold You this summer, even joining Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and Nas on several dates of their recent'Distant Relatives' tour in the US.

Gyptian was enlisted for Blige's new single, "Anything You Want," which is expected to be on her new album. The reggae-infused track also features Busta Rhymes and has been receiving steady airplay since its release in early September.

This exciting concert collaboration was secured by Planet Reggae, the new booking division of VP Records/Greensleeves Records, with AEG, the world's #1 concert production company.

 "These are the opportunities that come about by having the #1 record label in reggae enter the live-touring business," states Neil Robertson, head of Planet Reggae. "Our brand lends credibility and comfort for the major international talent buyers.  When you combine that with a great artist like Gyptian and a manager like Ivor Ruddock, who both understand the bigger picture, you can expect more high profile opportunities which are good for the whole genre."  

Gyptian has been heating up the UK scene recently, with his performance atBBC Radio 1Xtra Live in late September, and will return on October 20 for the MOBO Awards, where he's nominated for 'Reggae Artist of the Year.'

For more information on Gyptian, including his tour calendar, visit his artist profile at www.vprecords.com/gyptian. Please direct all press inquiries to theVP Records Publicity Department - Rhona Fox at 718-425-1151 orrhona.fox@vprecords.com