PER­FECT 10

Tad’s Records Inc re­leases lat­est ‘Ul­ti­mate’ dance­hall se­ries

The Star (Jamaica) - - ENTERTAINMENT THE WEEKEND STAR - SHEREITA GRIZZLE Staff Re­porter

Tad’s Records has re­leased the 10th edi­tion of its highly suc­cess­ful ‘Ul­ti­mate’ dance­hall al­bum se­ries, and sev­eral top-tier dance­hall artistes have been in­cluded on the project.

The com­pi­la­tion, which is be­ing mar­keted mostly for the over­seas au­di­ence, sees tracks from the likes of Vybz Kar­tel, Ry­gin King, Mavado, Al­ka­line, Dovey Mag­num, Macka Di­a­mond and Charly Black.

Speak­ing with THE WEEK­END STAR about the com­pi­la­tion, Sean ‘Con­trac­tor’ Ed­wards, who is mar­ket­ing the al­bum, pointed out that as a sea­soned pro­ducer, Tads un­der­stands that fresh tal­ent needs to be in­tro­duced for­mally to the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket.

He ex­plained that this is one of the main rea­sons Tads in­sisted on hav­ing dance­hall’s new­est sen­sa­tion, Ry­gin King, in­cluded on the project.

“I think what’s unique about this com­pi­la­tion is that Tads is help­ing to launch the ca­reers of new artistes in the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket space. There’s Ry­gin King for the dance­hall fans and Jah Izrel for the reg­gae fans,” he said, high­light­ing that the al­bum also strikes a bal­ance be­tween fresh tal­ent and sea­soned acts. “What stands out is that there are there so many giants in our genre on this al­bum. Sean Paul and Shaggy, Al­ka­line and Mo­vado, Charly Black, Agent Sasco, and Vybz Kar­tel are the heavy­weights who carry the project. I also like what Tads is do­ing for fe­males on this al­bum by in­clud­ing Dovey Mag­num and Shuga on this project. We ex­pect this al­bum to soar on the Bill­board Reg­gae Al­bum charts.”

The Ul­ti­mate al­bum se­ries is a known dance­hall com­pi­la­tion, but with sev­eral reg­gae artistes in­cluded in the 10th edi­tion, it’s clear that pro­duc­ers de­cided to switch things up this time around.

Point­ing out that the lo­cal mu­sic scene has been par­tic­u­larly pos­i­tive in re­cent times, the pro­duc­ers be­lieve that it’s only fair that the al­bum re­flects what has been hap­pen­ing on the en­ter­tain­ment scene.

The al­bum is avail­able on iTunes, Spo­tify, and other dig­i­tal plat­forms world­wide.

Ry­gin King

Sean ‘Con­trac­tor’ Ed­wards

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