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VP Records & VP Associated Labels (VPAL) to Host New Artist Showcase in Brooklyn, NY

On Thursday, May 18th VP Records and VP Associated Labels (VPAL) will host a new artist showcase for four of their up and coming artists. Headlining the event is VP Records artist Spiritual, backed by the Positive Vibrations Band in his first New York area performance. Other featured artists are Addis Pablo, Prince Royal and Mark Balet.

The showcase event is designed to give the local reggae community exposure to these up and coming performers and the music professionals from labels, radio, TV and blogs who will be in attendance, in a casual environment.

New artists, unsigned artists, producers and music industry insiders are encouraged to come out for this networking and performance event. "VP Records is a part of this community and we want to be a resource for young talent as it develops and becomes the major talent in the future" states Donovan Williams, head of VPAL.

The showcase begins at 8pm with performances at 9pm, Milk River is located at 960 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.

For more information on the new artist showcase call VP Records at 718 425-1115


Right from the start, Spiritual’s music gives us hope and uplifted spirits, which is how he got his name. Stand Up To Rasta, now a highlight of the debut album is a magnificent song of awakening, and sung by an artist reborn. His songs have power and resonance, no matter the subject. He’s teaching black history on Free Africa, Ethiopia – paying tribute to the birthplace of Emperor Haile Selassie I – and Black Man Story, which is sung over a joyful rockers rhythm. Time Has Come is a call for revolution whilst Liberation features Iba Mahr, singer of Diamond Sox and a linchpin of Jamaica’s new roots scene.

Addis Pablo, in a somewhat expected step has taken up a career as a performer and producer following in his father’s footsteps, a brave and challenging move considering the status and work which his father achieved and still maintains to this day across the world. Continue reading

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