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Archive for April, 2014

Apr
20/14
Video: Macka B – Medical Marijuana Card 2014

Macka B is renowned for his social commentary and extraordinary lyrical content. He has been at the forefront of the UK Reggae scene for over 30 years. This uniquely animated video tells Macka B’s real life experience in his song “Medical Marijuana Card”. The song, which is based on a true story, tells what the Reggae star experienced; being pulled over by the police while driving in California with a friend who had his medical marijuana card to declare his rights to have marijuana in his possession. Macka B was inspired by the experience which gave birth to the song. It was first released in 2012, on the album Change The World & the song “Medical Marijuana Song” has had a total revamp, creating a unique animated Reggae Video. As the Medicinal benefits of Marijuana have become indisputable, laws and people’s attitudes have changed worldwide, with many leading doctors advocating the use of Medical Marijuana.

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Apr
20/14
Apr
19/14
National Record Store Day: 4/19/14

Seven years ago independent record stores came together forming a campaign that since 2008 has created a buzz of awareness to inform the media, an more importantly the music loving public that brick-n-mortar record stores were not ready to fade away to the digital age. On Saturday April 19th, National Record Store Day is celebrating once again, inviting music lovers out for in-store performances & exclusive releases. (more…)

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Apr
19/14
Summer Meltdown Festival 2014

Throughout recent years, it seems as though more and more festivals are being created all across the nation to give music lovers a chance to see some of their favorite bands, especially in California. However, for the past 10 years, there is one festival that has set itself apart from the rest… (more…)

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Apr
17/14
Apr
17/14
Maxi Priest Returns with New Studio Album!

After selling 15 million albums worldwide as well as a No. 1 US Billboard hit & Grammy Nomination, British Reggae artist Maxi Priest returns June 10th with the release of new album Easy To Love via VP Records (more…)

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Apr
16/14
The Movement’s 31 City Spring Tour (2014)

Today, The Movement will begin their 31-city U.S. Tour by kicking things off tonight in Boone, North Carolina and wrapping things up on May 31st in Santa Ana, CA. As a perk, the group is giving away an 11 song sampler to celebrate the tour, plus 2 FREE albums if you purchase a ticket… (more…)

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Apr
15/14
Progressive Visual Artist: Jay Alders!

The dream of many artists is to make a living traveling to have their work on display for the world. Jason Alders lives his passion and dream of professional art, while doing it with a fervent dedication to his community and planet. (more…)

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Apr
15/14
Apr
14/14
Hi-Grade Ganja Anthems Vol. 4

On April 15th, VP Records, in conjunction with Greensleeves Records, are linking up once again to bring you Volume 4 of Hi-Grade Ganja Anthems! This compilation is made up of 18-tracks featuring the biggest weed hits done by today’s hottest and upcoming artists in the reggae scene. (more…)

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Apr
14/14
Alborosie’s New Single “Rise” + Touring!

Liv Up Records is riding the Zion Train Riddim once again. The release features the new single “Rise” by artist Alborosie. The Italian songwriter and long time Kingston resident has been working hard in the studio in preparation for upcoming spring and summer tour dates! (more…)

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Apr
13/14
MP3 Leak of the Week: Fishbone

On April 22nd, Fishbone is dropping a new 5 track EP titled Intrinsically Intertwined. Track 3 off that EP is the song “Bustin Suds” in which the band is graciously giving away for FREE, this week only. Download the song on the homepage & read more on the release here… (more…)

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Apr
12/14
Video: MAGIC! – Rude (Acoustic)

Thanks to the fan request & suggestion from Jenna P out of Southern California, we’re featuring, for the first time on The Pier, reggae-pop artists, MAGIC! out of Canada. Here is a video of them performing new song “Rude” in a live acoustic setting. “Rude” is the debut single by the Canadian band & it has reached the top ten in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Released under Sony Music, you can pick up the single on iTunes by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song & video – comment us your thoughts…

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Apr
10/14
Tomorrows Bad Seeds Give Birth to ‘LIFE’

Although Tomorrows Bad Seeds have been relatively quiet throughout the last couple of years, 3 of their founding members have remained very active & after countless writing sessions together, Moi Juarez, Sean Chapman, and Matthew McEwan have come together once again to bring you an all new adventure they call LIFE. (more…)

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Apr
10/14
Sizzla’s New ‘Radical’ Release

On April 15th, roots reggae and dancehall veteran, Sizzla, is set to release another brand new album. “Radical” is set to release under VP Records and the album will feature a collection of rare, unreleased material from Sizzla’s earlier days. (more…)

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