Kali Ranks

Afimi Music Group & Amada Records Team Up For Star-Studded 'Living Legends' LP

Afimi Music Records and Amada Records are thrilled to announce the release of Kali Ranks newest album. “Living Legends” will be available everywhere on 6/7/19.

“Living Legends” is a special project consisting of Kali Ranks original hits & collaborations.

It's a classic record in the making featuring hit songs already well received by the public and industry greats. With the likes of Ms Lauryn Hill and Chris Brown, “Living Legends” presents an incredible list of heavy weights and definite living legends.

This fantastic compilation also features Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz of Onyx, Rampage (Flip Mode) and Black Rob, and Canibus for a Legendary star-studded line up. “Living Legends” will also be showcasing some brand new up and coming talent with features by the sultry Stephanie Adler (La Cubana) and upcoming rapper Optimystic MC.

The album brings you well-loved classics, remixes, and brand-new fire such as the songs featuring Canibus.

“Living Legends” is an album that touches several genres of music such as Reggae, Hip-Hop, RnB, and even a touch of Bad Boy Pop to create a unique style of music, and the number one album you should be getting in 2019.

It seems “Living Legends” is a project of love for Kali Ranks because he stated, “I just wanted some of my best songs all together on one project, it's a combination of some of the best from my generation and the new one.”

Kali Ranks also stated that he chose to team up with Amada Records because they have the necessary promo engine to take the record to the next level, and they have had success charting records like, “Tropical Cruises To Jamaica” and current projects.

At the writing of this release Kali Ranks mentioned, “We have a team and we are looking forward to charting the record, with the help of Shawn Mickelonis, Inlighten Music Group, The Formula Production and DJ Grid, we are ready!” Afimi Music Records LLC is an Independent label established in 2009 and Distributed by Amada Records/Universal Music Group Distribution.

Chris Brown celebrated his Dirty Thirty the right way.

In an Instagram post he uploaded on his Birthday Sunday (May 5), Chris Breezy couldn’t help letting his followers in on a “secret” about his Indigo album. As he celebrated his 30th birthday and impressive commercial success of his new song, “Undecided,” Brown revealed that his new LP will have a grand total of 30 tracks.

“IM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS INDIGO ALBUM NOW! ( oh, and just to let y’all in on a lil secret) IM TURNING 30 so there will be 30 songs on this one. SORRY NOT SORRY,” the singer wrote in his IG caption.

While 30 songs may seem like a lot, Breezy’s previous LP Heartbreak on a Full Moon contains 45 tracks, and the deluxe edition includes a total of 57 tracks. Brown’s latest tidbit about the album comes after the singer revealed a handful of featured artists who will appear on the album. Expect to hear contributions from Drake, Justin Bieber, Tory Lanez, Tyga, Tank, H.E.R., Juvenile, Joyner Lucas, Gunna, Juicy J, Nicki Minaj and G-Eazy.

The album could arrive before the end of June. On April 26, Brown’s record label announced details about new albums from both Brown and Tyler, The Creator when they released their year-end financial results. Breezy and Tyler’s names are included in the list of “noteworthy projects” they’re expecting for the quarter ending on June 30. Both of their album titles are listed as T.B.D.

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Amada Records Celebrates Earning Three Commemorative Billboard Plaques On Their Very First Release

Amada Records is a premier record label underneath the EAE Management Group umbrella and is distributed independently. Recently, the indie label has reported to us that they’ve charted numerous times, not just once. Their first album Tropical House Cruises To Jamaica, charted on Billboard’s Reggae Chart at #1, the Compilation Album Charts at #14, and #7 on Billboard’s Year End Chart gaining the most sales in the world, the year of 2018.

Whether despite or because of Ed Sheeran’s contributions, the project became surprisingly successful, especially considering it was the first release on a new indie label, Amada Records. The buzz led to its founder, an Atlanta marketer, and entrepreneur named AG The A&R, releasing a thematic companion piece, Hip Hop Cruises to Jamaica.

“We had a lot of negative feedback from hardcore reggae fans in regard to having Ed Sheeran on a reggae album,” label head Contractor tells me when we discuss some of these questions. “Most of the charts are dominated by American reggae bands; some Jamaicans worry about us losing reggae.”

But was seeing Sheeran in a Caribbean context really that big of a detour? The Jamaican national motto is “Out of Many, One People,” and though dominated by the African-derived drum—or its digital version—since Rasta’s 1970s rise, island music has always had a global strain. Since the late 15th century genocide of their indigenous people, the island’s inhabitants basically came there to work, whether forced or voluntarily. End result: Though essentially the product of African descendants, the house of reggae was also built by islanders of European, Lebanese, or Chinese extraction, and by the Indians who may well have worn the isle’s first locks—the traditional presentation of their ascetic holy men. The tribes that expat Jamaicans went on to create are even more outernational, all linked by the old Jamaican phrase that the Wailers once sang: “who feels it, knows it.” That group even cut a 1965 single, “Rude Boy,” with a soaring hook that named and reclaimed the 18th century European quadrille line dance, which was evidently still held in some affection despite dating from hellish plantation days.

But the problem arises when creators don’t reap the benefits financially, as has all too often been the case. Sixty-nine-year-old Jamaican DJ Big Youth, who appears with singer Dennis Brown on Step Forward Youth, forcefully exclaims, “Historically, Jamaican artists have been defrauded and disrespected from every angle and in every way. Since I began in the 1970s, people have claimed they own the rights to my music, when they never wrote a line, and I never signed anything with them.” In that knowledge, reclamation is foundational for the Cruises albums—a spirit that also motivated contributor Damian Marley, the founder of the real-life cruises that inspired Amada’s theme.

Spreading the wealth of music seems to be the direction of culture now, as downloading and now streaming have helped formerly niche genres boom and overthrow rock’s old commercial monolith. “The way they merge sounds today, genres are not going to exist 10 years from now,” says Hip Hop Cruises contributor Mojo Morgan. “No one wants to be boxed into one genre. Creatives today want their voices to be heard, freedom of expression, and I believe we are creating a new more eclectic type of music and music consumer.”

Are we solely our inherited DNA, or are we more than the sum of our plasma? Can we use culture as a tool to build a more constructive future? The combined energy and significance of these compilation releases suggests that we can.

To purchase the new Hip Hop Cruises To Jamaica album which includes bonus tracks from Chris Brown, Kali Ranks, Lauryn Hill, Quavo, C-Murder, Inno Combs & More, visit Amada Records’ official website here. You can stream the full album when it becomes available soon. Tropical House Cruises To Jamaica can only be streamed on Billboard’s website here.