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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

Fri, 24th Sep 2010

Gyptian to 'Hold You' at BBC Radio Concert


Saturday, September 25 at Wembley Arena in London

(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK)  - Reggae star Gyptian crosses the pond to wow British fans for the annual BBC Radio 1Xtra Live, taking place atWembley Arena in London on Saturday, September 25. Gyptian joins a hotlist of international acts for the annual event that also includes B.O.B andJason Derulo, in addition to local U.K. acts.

"BBC Radio continues to show me a lot of love," reveals Gyptian. "They've always supported my music and I'm looking forward to performing at 1Xtra Live." Gyptian will be singing his tunes to even more U.K. fans during his upcoming European tour, which runs from October 13 to November 13.

Gyptian's popularity continues to skyrocket internationally, as the videos for his first smash hit, "Hold You," has now been added into rotation on MTV Base and its Major Lazer remix into play on MTV Dance, over in the UK. He is also nominated for "Reggae Artist of the Year" at the 2010 MOBO Awards, which takes place in Liverpool on October 20. He will be competing with fellow VP Records artist, Gappy Ranks, for the honor.

Gyptian currently has two singles in rotation on U.S. radio with "Hold You" hitting Top 40 radio on Z100 in New York and his second single, "Nah Let Go" in rotation on New York's HOT97. The "Nah Let Go" video recently premiered on BET 106 & Park as the "New Joint of the Day," fueling the buzz on this star.

For more information on the concert, log on to www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra/1xtralive. To learn more about Gyptian and to check out his tour calendar, visit his artist profile at www.vprecords.com/gyptain.

Thu, 16th Sep 2010

Gyptian's "Nah Let Go" Debuts on BET's 106 & Park


Gyptian's "Nah Let Go" Debuts on BET's 106 & Park
on Thursday, September 16, 2010


(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK)  - Still enjoying the growing success of his breakout international hit, "Hold You," reggae star Gyptian's follow-up new single, "Nah Let Go," is another crowd pleaser. The video for the new single debuts on the #1 most-watched music countdown show in the world, BET's106 & Park, as the coveted "New Joint" on Thursday, September 16, 2010.

"Nah Let Go" is the second single from Gyptian's third album, Hold You, released by VP Records in July 2010. The tropical-flavored romantic ballad was just added into rotation on rhythmic radio authority, HOT97 WQHT, in New York. 

The video was shot in Gyptian's homeland of Jamaica, and depicts Gyptian on a rendezvous with his lady love, while lush landscapes of the island countryside provide the perfect backdrop. It was shot by famed Jamaican film and music video director, Ras Kassa. The video is also currently in rotation on MTV JamsMTVUMusic Choice and MuchVibe in Canada.

106 & Park airs on BET from 6pm to 8pm EST. Log on to www.106andpark.com for further viewing details and to vote the video into the countdown. For more information on Gyptian, visit his artist profile at www.vprecords.com/gyptain. Please direct all press inquiries to the VP Records Publicity Department - Rhona Fox at 718-425-1151 or rhona.fox@vprecords.com.

Sat, 11th Sep 2010



After Elephant Man's remarkable performance at Reggae Tip, he brought solidarity to the industry by standing up for his fellow artisits calling for strength in numbers and pressuring the American government to re-instate the visas for Beenie Man, Bounty Killa, Mavado, and Vibes Kartel.  He went to say that Hot 97's Reggae Tip is not a competition or for seeing who did the best but for uniting the industry and bringing reggae music to the forefront of the world's stage .  



Word on the street is that Flippa Mafia is out looking to get back in the game after his incarceration for trying to enter the United States illegally.