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Lauryn Hill, Black Uhuru, Sizzla and Bounty Killer dominate Amazon Reggae Charts

Ever since her rendition of Bob Marley's Turn your Lights Down Low, Lauryn Hill has been a darling of reggae fans worldwide. Recently her new reggae released song Perfect Match has hit #1 on the Amazon new release reggae singles chart distributed by Amada Records and marketed by the Contractor Music Group and the Dj Grid USA.

Bounty Killer

Bounty Killer

The song is a ‘semi-duet’ with reggae artist Kali Ranks. Amada Records and the Contractor Music Group also released the album Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica Reloaded which also shot to the top of the Amazon reggae charts as #1 Best Seller, #1 New Releases and #1 Reggae album in the Caribbean and Cuba. . The album features tracks from Jamaican reggae giants Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Black Uhuru, Anthony B, Kip Rich, The No-Maddz and Richie Stephens. The album also features hot new reggae sensations Nature Ellis and Whitter the Legend.

Black Uhuru

Black Uhuru

Amada Records and the Contractor Music Group are following up their hit project Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica which featured Ed Sheeran, Wyclef, Damian and Stephen Marley, Mojo Morgan from Morgan Heritage and many more. This album did 19 weeks on the Billboard reggae albums, compilation albums, and Year End top 10 chart and 4 weeks at #1.

Here's the Official Tracklist for 'Hip Hop Cruises To Jamaica' feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill, Sean Kingston, Quavo and C-Murder

On the heels of the success of the blockbuster reggae album, Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica, Contractor Music Group and Amada Records will release the follow up album Hip Hop Cruises to Jamaica. The maiden project Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica did 19 weeks on the Billboard reggae album charts and spent 4 weeks at number 1. The album featured Ed Sheeran, Wyclef Jean, Damian and Stephen Marley, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Chronixx, Sean Kingston, Safaree and several other reggae stalwarts.

Amada Records Receives #1 Billboard Plaque

Amada Records Receives #1 Billboard Plaque

The new hip hop project’s release date has not been provided and boasts another stellar lineup which include Quavo, Sean KIngston, Royce Da 5’9, Capleton, Lauryn Hill, Master P’s brother C-Murder, Lil Nate Dogg (Son of Nate Dogg), Inno Combs and others. There is also an Audiomack version of the album which includes bonus tracks from French Montana and Chris Brown.

Tiffany Gaines, entertainment executive of SSMG/UMG Distribution says she’s absolutely thrilled to work with Contractor Music Group and Amada Records to distribute the album Hip Hop Cruises to Jamaica. Her company represents over 4,000 artists and 39 sub-labels and she says she jumped at the opportunity when she saw the first project premier on Billboard, Pitchfork, MTV and MSN Entertainment. The digital downloads & physical copies of Hip Hop Cruises to Jamaica will be distributed by VIP Recordings / Amada Records out of Atlanta.

Variety - Photo Credit

Variety - Photo Credit

Sean ‘Contractor’ Edwards head of the Contractor Music Group based in Ocho Rios Jamaica says, “I am delighted to have them distribute this hip hop album because it allows us worldwide access to more outlets HMV, MTV, HULU and Barnes & Noble.”

Kevin Gates hasn't been behind bars since 2018, but that hasn't stopped him from returning to a prison to visit another rap star inmate.

July 8th, a photo of Gates and C-Murder was uploaded to the incarcerated rapper's Instagram account. In the photos, C-Murder meets with Gates, who covers his face with a stack of cash.

"REAL RECOGNIZE REAL. @iamkevingates came through and hollered at Cee. Nothing but respect for the homie Gates. A lot so call real left the homie hanging. You have to be real when you take time out your celebrity life to visit a homie in the pen. Salute @iamkevingates for the realest shit. #freecee #freeleelucus #freebigmarlo @freecornbread #freemac #tru4life #justice #tru #trudat #trumovement #freecmurder," C-Murder wrote in his caption.

C-Murder, who was born Corey Miller, is still behind bars after he was convicted of second-degree murder in 2009 for a 2002 nightclub killing. His request for a retrial was denied by a judge earlier this year. Judge Steven Enright of 24th Judicial District Court ruled on Jan. 23 that C-Murder's defense did not make a compelling case for any kind of post-conviction relief. Enright said that the recantation of both witnesses' testimonies are "highly suspicious."

Both his brother Master P and his nephew Romeo Miller have been extremely vocal about C-Murder's release even before the witnesses recanted their testimony. Two of Miller’s friends and collaborators, Cuttboy G-Dinero and 2Meka Diaz, submitted his case to Reasonable Doubt, a true-crime show with the TV network Investigation Discovery in August 2017. When the investigators on the show searched for Jordan and another witness, Jordan finally stepped forward to change his story.

“I think he was all of a sudden ready to talk, and I think he saw that show as an opportunity to put the truth out there,” Barker said.

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Cuttboy G Dinero says he has a new single with C-Murder coming soon, “Dey Put Da Blame On Me,” which was recorded while Miller was on house arrest before his 2009 conviction. The snippet can be heard here. The song will be featured as a main single on the “Hip Hop Cruises To Jamaica” compilation album.

Subscribe to the label website VIP Recordings for the official release date.


Hip Hop Cruises To Jamaica Tracklist:

1. Kali Ranks - A Perfect Match (feat. Lauryn Hill)

2. Sean Kingston - All I Got (feat. Quavo & Jon Blaze)

3. Capleton - Never Stop Trying (feat. Lucci Gabbana & Contractor)

4. Cuttboy G-Dinero - Dey Put Da Blame On Me (feat. C-Murder)

5. Ralo & DJ Kutt Throat - Run Them Bandz Up

6. Beadz - Get Home (Bone) (feat. Layzie Bone)

7. Alonestar - Crossroads (feat. Royce Da 5’9 & PlanB-Strik9)

8. Virgo & A-K Swats - Keep Playing My Song (feat. Lil Jay of Crime Mob)

9. Faided - N Dis Bish (feat. Project Pat)

10. Inno Combs - The Weekend

11. FLO - Gotta Get It (Prod. By KC Da Beatmonster)

12. Lil Nate Dogg - The Last Word

13. Boneface - Spend It

14. LeLe Ortiz - Rain (feat. Jay Ryan)

15. CPF - Lucious (Prod. By Grip Beats)

16. Chantly Jones - Ain’t A Game (feat. Gunplay)

17. KC Da Beatmonster - Preacher

18 SPLIFFGOD - Gothpack

19. DJ So Cincere - Superhero

20. Avatar Frost - Floyd

Kali Ranks Drops 'A Perfect Match' With The Legendary Lauryn Hill

Afimi Music Records and Amada Records are thrilled to announce the release of Kali Ranks newest album.

Living Legends” available everywhere on 8/23/19.

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 promotional engine to take the record to the next level, and they have had success charting records like, “Tropical Cruises To Jamaica”, ”Elexis Ansley” and current projects.

Tropical House Cruises To Jamaica Billboard #1 Plaque

Tropical House Cruises To Jamaica Billboard #1 Plaque

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 The DJ Grid, we are ready!”

An Unreleased Lauryn Hill and Kali Ranks Track Just Surfaced. Click Here To Listen