GREENSLEEVES RECORDS SIGNS NEW ARTISTES
Reggae label Greensleeves Records & Publishing announced that reggae-dancehall sensations Busy Signal and reggae singer Gyptian, and hit-makers Shane “Jukeboxx” Brown and Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown who are currently dominating the reggae and dancehall charts worldwide has been signed to the label.
Busy Signal has signed off a multiple album and publishing deal t this week. The hype dancehall artist, is enjoying huge chart success worldwide with his current hits “Jail” and “Wine Pon Di Edge” has made his indelible mark in dancehall with his breakout single, the anthem “Step Out” in 2005. He subsequently released his debut album of the same title on Greensleeves Records in 2006. This latest deal was brokered by his manager and producer Shane C. Brown of Juke Boxx Productions who is currently working with him on his forthcoming album due for release in 2008 on Greensleeves Records.
Reggae singer Gyptian also signed a publishing agreement with Greensleeves Publishing’s American affiliate STB Music. Gyptian broke through with his debut album “My Name Is Gyptian” released by VP Records in 2006 and which contained the hit singles “Mama”, “Serious Times” and “Beautiful Lady”. Gyptian is slated to release his new album “I Can Feel Your Pain” on VP Records this summer.
Shane Brown, the multi-talented and hot producer behind the recent hits such as Morgan Heritage’s “Brooklyn & Jamaica” and more recently Demarco’s “Better
Greensleeves Publishing also signed the young producer Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown. The 21 year old has recently been working with the top reggae artists producing tracks for Morgan Heritage’s new album “Mission In Progress” and Richie Spice’s new album “Gideon Boot” and upcoming albums by Beenie Man, Gyptian, Etana (the hit singles “Live & Love Life” and “I Am Not Afraid” from her upcoming album “The Strong One”). Llamar said “I am very excited about my new venture with Greensleeves Music Publishing. I am certain that the future with myself and Greensleeves Records holds endless possibilities and I am honored to be a part of the family.” Llamar also co-produced the 83 Rhythm (Greensleeves Records) and Rub A Dub rhythm (VP Records) with Kemar “Flava” McGregor.
Olivier Chastan, President of Greensleeves, added: “These signings show that Greensleeves is here to stay, and I intend for Greensleeves to remain the leading reggae music publisher in the world.”