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Black Lion scores hit with 'Party Time' Featured

Entertainment News Written by  AKA Sunday, 10 June 2012 22:19 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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  Rastafarian reggae artiste Black Lion is getting mad props in the streets for his latest single, the Richie Loops-produced ‘Party Time’ which has been getting a lot of love at the dances in the Corporate Area over the last month.  

 “All the leading selectors dem a play it, Boom Boom, Richie Feelings, Foota Hype, and the single is on DJ Kenny mix, it’s a great look, it ah go be one of the top Summer songs,” Black Lion said in a release.


In the meantime, IRIE FM disc jock Ron Muschette has added the single, on the Happy Feet Music label, to his lineup on the top-rated morning programme on the island’s leading radio station.


“The feedback has been incredible since Ron start play it inna the morning, right now, the streets ah say video, DJ Wayne start beat it, and Big A endorse it as well, it is a great look,” he said, laughing.


Black Lion has been working hard since the start of the year promoting other  singles such as ‘Wah Nail Me Up’ and ‘Don’t Give Up’, a soothing anthem for poor people facing the twin tigers of poverty and rising prices. Both songs were released on 

the Good Good Production label.


“The song ‘Don’t Give Up’ is doing great because of the recent budget because it talks about taxing ground provisions, with a part about taxing june plum and taxing dumpling, the people love it,” Black Lion said.


Despite his youthful demeanour, Black Lion is no newcomer to the world of reggae music. He has performed a stunning eight times on Reggae Sumfest, the first two times when he was yet known as Black Mice. He changed his name to Black Lion in 1995 when he began to grow his covenant and as he explored his spirituality as a Rastafarian.


“Johnny Gourzong himself has praised me for my work on the stages at Sumfest…and because of Sumfest, I was able to meet Snoop Dogg, I was the first artiste to give him a Selassie I pin,” he said.


A very skilled kette drummer, he grew up in the tough inner city community of Granville in St. James. He recorded his first single when he was only ten years old, a song called ‘Sit Still’ on the Rock Stone Production label. He became a mentor of Beres Hammond and even recorded a single with him called ‘Cold Night in the City’ on the Harmony House label.


 He first tasted international success with the popular single, ‘Push Lady Push’ in 2005, a powerful single on the Kings of Kings imprint which hit several reggae charts all over the world. On the strength of that single, he has performed at major reggae shows in the British Virgin Islands, Barbados, and the Turks and Caicos.


“Right now, mi a grow from strength to strength ah represent Montego Bay to the world,” he said.



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